In the News Weekend – 23/24 August

The city the mayor (painstakingly) built with Mayor Menino (Boston) Development Tour Video [Boston.com]

KC needs regional transit system [Kansascity.com]

Venice’s urban potting green [Los Angeles Times]

Biology Building(UT El Paso) boasts ‘green roof’ [El Paso Times]

Becker County Wetland District looking for volunteers [DL Online]

Discover the beauty of ornamental grasses [Seattle Times]

In the News – 21 August

Hybrid: Architecture & Planning Strategies for Renewable Cities – 27 August – The Center for Architecture, New York, NY
Organised by the AIA New York Duzan Doepel will address some of the challenges of sustainable urban and architectural design with respect to climate change in Holland. He will illustrate how contemporary Dutch designers are thinking about these issues using examples from DSA, West 8, deUrbanisten, VenhoevenCS and MVRDV. Free for members; $10 for non-members
RSVP needed at AIA NY

Have you read World Landscape Architect and thought about learning more about landscape architecture?
UC Berkeley Extension is having a Landscape Architecture Certificate Program Information Session on the August 25 from 11:30-1:00pm For more information about the Landscape Architecture program, visit www.unex.berkeley.edu/cert/land.html. Please call (510) 642-4111 to reserve a space; refer to EDP 025312.

Asheville looking for volunteers to serve on a Downtown Master Plan Action Committee. Members of the committee will work with business groups, nonprofit groups or city staff to assist with accomplishing the goals in the Master Plan.
For more information go to Citizen Times

UNM Dean to step down in 2010

UNM Today announced that Dean and Professor Roger Schluntz, FAIA, will resign as dean of UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning on June 30, 2010.

UNM Today
quoted Schluntz as saying

“a number of truly remarkable accomplishments as well as many critical incremental transformations” at the School.

A national search will begin this fall and intends for a new dean to be hired when Schluntz steps down.

SOURCE: UNM Today

Adriaan Geuze (West 8) interviewed by Wall Street Journal

J. S. MARCUS of Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Adriaan Geuze, founder of West 8.

Marcus asks Adriaan questions relating to the discipline of Landscape Architecture and the difference between landscape architecture, architecture, and planning. Also queries Geuze about why landscape architect stays regional in comparison to building styles which go global. The interview continues on chatting about a West 8 project and West 8’s home city of Rotterdam. An interesting interview with one of the world’s leading landscape architects.

Goto Redefining Urban Spaces – WSJ.com to read the full interview.

CSLA appoints Executive for 2009-2010

2009 – 2010 CSLA Executive:

Director(Toronto) – Linda Irvine, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, Manager, Parks and Open Space Development, Planning and UrbanDesign Department, Town of Markham, was appointed President of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects(CSLA) during the organization’s annual general meeting held in Toronto August 15, 2009.

Neil Dawe, NLALA, CSLA,President of Tract Consulting Inc. was elected to the position of President-Elect
Arnis Budrevics, OALA, FCSLA,Principal Landscape Architect of Alexander Budrevics and Associates, was appointed to the CSLA Executive Committee.
Cathy Sears, AALA, CSLA, ASLA a Vice-President and leader of Stantec’s Planning & Landscape Architecture practice,transitioned to the role of Past President.

CSLA Honours Landscape Architects with Recognition Awards

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) presented seven landscape architects with its Recognition Awards at its national Congress GALA.

The CSLA Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and on the environment.

The CSLA presented two Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009 to Michael Hough, OALA, FCSLA and Macklin Hancock, OALA, FCSLA.

The Schwabenbauer Award was awarded the Cecelia Paine, OALA, FCSLA

The CSLA presented two Teaching Awards in 2009, to Charles Thomsen, MALA, FCSLA of the University of Manitoba and to Douglas Paterson, BCSLA, FCSLA of the University of British Columbia.

In 2009 outgoing President Cathy Sears, AALA, CSLA presented the The CSLA- AAPC President’s Award to Gérald Lajeunesse AAPQ, OALA, FCSLA and Ronald Middleton, AALA, FCSLA for their commitment and dedication to landscape architecture in Canada.

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What is Crossrail?

You may have noticed coverage of Crossrail at World Landscape Architect and other sites. So I thought it best to summarise what Crossrail is and who is involved.

Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London and the South East. From 2017 Crossrail will travel from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new twin tunnels under central London. It will link Heathrow Airport, the West End, the City of London and Canary Wharf.
Cross Rail Connections Thumbnail

Click Image for Enlargement – Image Credit – Crossrail

The full list of design Crossrail contractors and their appointed architects is:

Station

Design consultant

Architects

Paddington

Scott Wilson

WestonWilliamson

Bond Street

WSP

John McAslan & Partners

Tottenham Court Road

Arup/Atkins

Hawkins Brown

Farringdon

Scott Wilson

Aedas

Liverpool Street

Mott MacDonald

Wilkinson Eyre

Whitechapel

Hyder

BDP

Architectural Component
design

Atkins

Grimshaw & Partners

Additionally the stations at Canary Wharf and Woolwich are being delivered by Canary Wharf Group and Berkeley Homes Group respectively.

SOURCE: Crossrail

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