Designers who see more than an empty lot – SFgate.com

SFGate.com reports

The empty lot at Harrison and Fremont streets is nothing much to look at, a football-field-long slope of dirt and weeds that greets drivers exiting the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.

But a quartet of local designers see something else: a site that could become a sculpted realm of green folds spiked by artistic birdhouses – an evolving semi-natural terrain up to the moment when the 41-story tower slated for the site someday is ready to begin construction.

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Aquarium’s green roots go deep – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail reports

Landscape architect Randy Sharp knew he was onto something big back in 2005 when, while planning the ultimate urban-style garden for the Vancouver Aquarium, he discovered there was a growing interest in vertical garden systems, also known as green or living walls.

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail – Aquarium’s green roots go deep

Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi – AMEinfo.com

AMEinfo.com reports

International architecture firm RMJM has been appointed as lead design consultants for the Deerfields project.

Mandated to review the architectural design of the entire development and responsible for the engineering delivery, RMJM will also work on implementing improvement changes to the facade, interiors, and landscape design of the mall.

SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi | MBI

Western’s school of business to get new home – Daily Commercial News

Daily Commercial News reports

The University of Western Ontario is poised to break ground this summer on a $100 million building to house the Richard Ivey School of Business. The project is the largest in the university’s history.

Landscape architect is Janet Rosenberg + Associates.

SOURCE: Daily Commercial News – Western’s school of business to get new home

RMJM Unveils Design for Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Vietnam – Contract Magazine

Contract Magazine reports

RMJM’s Singapore studio has revealed the designs for the new Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa located on China Beach in Vietnam

SOURCE: Contract Magazine – RMJM Unveils Design for Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Vietnam

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