Construction is moving along at Waterfront Toronto UPDATE – West 8

West 8 reports

“Construction is moving along at Waterfront Toronto. The wavedecks Rees and Simcoe, which will open this summer, will provide unique gateways to the waterfront of Toronto and will create more publicly accessible spaces”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / UPDATE: Construction is moving along at Waterfront Toronto

Skaters modify skate plaza design – Ukiah Daily Journal

Ukiah Daily Journal reports

“About 30 skateboarders fine tuned a skate plaza design created by Site Design Group and RJM Design Group for the aquatic center site.

Pro-boarder and skatepark designer Kanten Russell from Site Design Group and landscape architect John Courtney from RJM Design Group presented the plan last Thursday, which was based on input from the October design workshop.”

[SOURCE: Ukiah Daily Journal - Skaters modify skate plaza design]

Landscape Architecture Magazine goes digital – Landscape Architecture Magazine & ASLA

Today, J. William “Bill” Thompson, FASLA, Editor of the Landscape Architecture magazine launched the digital version of the magazine with the April issue. The announcement via Email gave all recipients a complimentary copy for National Landscape Architecture Month

Bill stated in his email that

Annual subscriptions to the digital version of Landscape Architecture may be purchased for $44.25 per year and single issues may be purchased for $5.25 each, 25 percent off the newsstand price.  Current ASLA members and magazine subscribers may choose to receive the magazine in digital format in lieu of print when it is time to renew their membership or subscription.  In addition, knowing that many readers keep their magazines for several years for research purposes, past issues of Landscape Architecture going back to May 2006 are being uploaded for single-copy purchase. 

Digital issues of Landscape Architecture will be searchable and search-engine-optimized, increasing the magazine’s usefulness for research and archiving.  Interactive and multi-media capabilities will also be embedded in the digital issues, allowing readers to link directly to related online information.”

Try the online edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine here

SOURCE: Landscape Architecture Magazine & ASLA

What should we make of empty big-box stores? – TheStar.com

TheStar.com reports

“While we routinely mourn the disappearance of the small storefront, we rarely ask what happens to the texture of a city when a big-box store closes shop.”

SOURCE: What should we make of empty big-box stores? – TheStar.com

Park vs. parking: A Miami Beach Commission vote could sabotage an architect’s vision – Miami Herald

MiamiHerald.com special by Beth Dunlop reports

“The latest episode in this decades-long saga is unfolding now in Miami Beach, where Frank Gehry’s building for the New World Symphony is well under construction…….the Miami Beach City Commission took a preliminary vote to cancel Gehry’s contract for the design of a two-acre park that would connect the campus to Collins Avenue.”

Read the full article at the SOURCE:MiamiHerald.com – Park vs. parking: A Miami Beach Commission vote could sabotage an architect’s vision

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