Campuses maintain arboretums for the benefit of all

May 18, 2008,AEDT

Walk around the peaceful, grassy campuses of local colleges and universities and you’ll see an interesting mix of modern construction and some of the oldest living relics in the region. In between the brick and mortar structures, you’ll find stately trees — some of which date back almost two centuries | Read More

City’s Signature Roof – Vancouver Sun

May 18, 2008,AEDT

At the moment, the grandest and most ethically ambitious architecture in the city — the green, living roof of the new convention centre — resembles a hair plug job. There’s a lot of bald up there. It’s sparse, but growth proceeds. They started planting it two weeks ago, and crews | Read More

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project

May 17, 2008,AEDT

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and revitalizing parks, community gardens and public spaces in New York City, on May 16 announces the debut of The Toyota Children’s Learning Garden in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. Read more @ SOURCE: The FINANCIAL – | Read More

Cityscape rings up sales worth Dh20bn – Emirates Business 24/7

May 17, 2008,AEDT

Property development giants dismantled their stands at the end of an international real estate show in Abu Dhabi yesterday after netting more than Dh20 billion and revealing major projects for potential investors. Despite a surge in property prices because of strong demand and soaring construction costs, real estate has remained | Read More

Up on the roof garden –

May 17, 2008,AEDT

Only a few years ago, anyone who suggested growing plants on a roof might have been dismissed as a complete crank. Not any more. Sedum on roofThe Botanical Roof Garden, Augustenborg, Sweden Green roofs have started to appear on new buildings up and down the country with remarkable speed. Most | Read More

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Goes Green

May 17, 2008,AEDT

In a collaborative effort between Navy Region Hawaii, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, and the Navy Exchange (NEX), a practical landscape design using environmentally-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping is being implemented at the Pearl Harbor NEX. Many of the plants and shrubs requiring significant irrigation and maintenance have been removed | Read More

Sasaki selected for Cedar Rapids riverfront project

May 15, 2008,AEDT

Two local firms, OPN Architects Inc. and Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors Inc. are teaming with Sasaki Associates on a new riverfront for Cedar Rapids. Sasaki Associates beat out nearly 20 other firms for the work, and the council had been deciding between two finalists. Sasaki won the work based on its previous | Read More

Olin Partnership win 2008 National Design Awards

May 14, 2008,AEDT

The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital | Read More

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