Team of UNM Students Win in Design Competition

University of New Mexico landscape architecture students Katya Yushmanova, Kristina Guist, Anthony Fettes and Elaine Stevens, as well as fine arts student Felicie Regnier, won first place in the Wayne Grace Memorial Design Competition, a contest accepting submissions pertaining to projects affecting the natural and built environment. The submissions must demonstrate a positive impact on the quality of life of the public.

The students submitted a project they completed in their Art and Ecology class for a new storm water surge pond that AMAFCA, Albuquerque Metropolitan Flood Control Authority, was in the process of developing on city’s Westside.

“In addition to preserving the character of the local topography, the students also sought to enhance the slope complexity from the original design, improve site stability, create microclimatic variation for not only visual interest but also enhanced biological function, and integrated design details that reference the engineered nature of the site,” said Alf Simon, director, landscape architecture program, UNM School of Architecture and Planning.

The competition is sponsored by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards Foundation, and is open to any student or team of students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate landscape architectural degree program. A jury of licensed landscape architects from across the U.S. and Canada was selected by the CLARB to evaluate the submissions.

SOURCE: UNM Today

Rees Wavedeck – Toronto Waterfront opens – West 8

Following in the footsteps of the Spadina and Simcoe WaveDecks, the Rees WaveDeck is the third in a series of four urban docks – designed by West 8+DTAH for WaterfronToronto – to create more public space along one of the most heavily used parts of the Toronto shoreline. This 480 square-metre wavedeck is uniquely Canadian and a fantastic new addition to Toronto’s waterfront.

Read and see more about Rees Wavedeck @ WEST 8

IMAGE SOURCE: WEST 8

In the News – August 13

RIBA calls for national minimum space standards in all new-build housing [RIBA]

A New Wing, a New Direction (Cleveland Museum) [Wall Street Journal]

Titanic Memorial to given a facelift [getsurrey]

ODOT prepares for Highway 224 project to begin [Estacada News]

More public input sought on project [Kalona News]

Shoreham Port masterplan to be drawn up

PropertyWeek reports

Hyder Consulting has been appointed to prepare the masterplan for Shoreham Port near Brighton.

Hyder Consulting, a design and advisory consultancy, has been commissioned to prepare the masterplan for Shoreham Port Authority, …….

The port forms a major part of the overall regeneration of the Shoreham Harbour area, which is covered by the Government’s Growth Points programme and is one of the largest regeneration projects in the South East.

Read more at the SOURCE: PropertyWeek -Masterplan for Shoreham Port to be drawn up

In the News – 12 August

Berney to Join School of Architecture [USC News]

Excellence Award in Sustainability (Swindon Library) [24dash.com]

Urban Gardens May Soon Pop Up In Springfield [ozarksfirst.com]

Leighton’s Theiss in consortium for $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road upgrade [The Australian]

Giant ‘meat-eating’ plant found [bbc.co.uk]

Edgewater proposal gets mixed response on Urban Design Commission [Badger Herald]

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