AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) has recently undergone a few changes and “has commenced a new age for the profession with a new National Council (Board) and CEO.”. Shahana McKenzie, has been appointed as new AILA CEO. Shanana previously had several key positions at the Australian Institute of Architects.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has a new National Council (Board) and CEO. Led by national award-winning landscape architect and recently elected National President, Mark Frisby, National Council has committed to providing transparent and engaging leadership in its efforts to unite the profession and advocate for better built and natural environments within Australia.
Mark Frisby is joined on National Council by Treasurer, Andrew Turnbull; Secretary, Shaun Walsh; joint Vice Presidents, Daniel Bennett and Suzanne Moulis; Jerry de Gryse; Fiona Eddleston; Greg Grabasch; Liesl Malan and Julie Marler.
AILA is also seeking a Creative Director for a new Festival of Landscape Architecture to be held in Brisbane, Australia in late 2014. The scope of the roles and responsibilities for the Creative Director are primarily focused on the themes, content and style of the festival, with the formal and operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute’s team. Proposals are sought from individuals or collaborative teams and due on March 5, 2014. More information at AILA website
The suburban corporate headquarters campus is a common development model found across the US and abroad; and for a number of good reasons. The large volume of building and parking required for the hundreds of executives and staff coupled with the economic and logistic benefits associated with greenfield sites located at the perimeter of a city, make it an easy decision to establish headquarters out of the city core. When faced with the challenge expansion, the Grange Insurance Company considered this option but based on their commitment to the neighborhood, decided to keep their US headquarters in the city and invest their energies in the environment they have resided in for decades.
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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released the short list of finalist teams in the twelfth annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The four graduate-level student teams – representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the University of Texas, Austin – will advance to the final round of competition in April. The competition is based on a hypothetical situation in which the site owners, working together as the Sulphur Dell Development Corporation, have asked for a proposal that transforms the historic Sulphur Dell neighborhood. The owner’s request is made with an understanding of the market and nonmarket factors at play in building healthy places and of the value proposition of building and operating in ways that promote health.
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IFLA is happy to announce the name of the winner of the Trophy Competition for the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. The Jury also wishes to give a round of virtual applause to all the entrants for their thoughtfulness and imagination.
Desirable practical qualities were that the trophy should be pleasing to handle, which included having a certain weight; hard to break; easy to clean and simple in massing. Mariano Filippini’s proposal had excellent qualities, simplicity, elegance and force which led to an unanimous vote from the jury. The members found it very appealing, particularly the examples where the concrete base is inlaid with coloured glass fragments. The dual wood box too is a delightful feature.
Mariano Filippini is an Industrial Design student at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and will be granted with €5.000 sponsored by the German nursery Lorberg.
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The site of Shanggang Waterfront City is located in the northeast of Shanghai, with Bao Steel Group in the north and Songbao Area in the south. It is bounded by Raocheng highway in the west and Yangtze River in the east.
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