Architect’s Journal reports
“The six-strong shortlist for the 7,000m² King’s Cross Square in London has finally been announced following months of delays
Architects Stanton Williams, Gehl Architects and Field Operations head up three of the teams, with landscape architects Martha Schwartz Partners, Gustafson Porter and Gross.Max leading the remaining three.
The international competition received 101 expressions of interest and the shortlist announcement was initially due in the summer of 2008.”
Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Architect’s Journal – King’s Cross Square shortlist announced
LORI STAHL of the Dallas Morning News reports
“The landscape architect selected to design the surroundings of the Bush Library is known for tackling tricky, prominent projects, including Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
Michael Van Valkenburgh, principal of a New York- and Cambridge-based design firm, is a recently announced key member of the design team that will create the Bush Library on a narrow tract of land between SMU and Central Expressway.”
Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Dallas Morning News – Laura Bush enthusiastic about landscape architect for presidential library
David Ng at the Los Angeles Times reports “A jogging route designed by Mia Lehrer’s firm helps open up a reservoir area to more public use — not necessarily a goal that pleases everyone.
For the last 10 years, Mia Lehrer + Associates has been making its mark on public-space projects throughout Southern California, with commissions in L.A. and Orange counties. Lehrer said the Silver Lake project ranks as one of the most satisfying but also frustrating experiences of her career.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Los Angeles Times -The arduous journey to a new Silver Lake Reservoir path
The Australian Institute Landscape Architects(AILA) annual conference that will be held in Melbourne, May 7–9 2009 is about to close its early bird rate which is a saving of $110AUD (over 14% saving) on the full rate.
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The Star(Toronto) reports “Metrus, the company that purchased the sprawling David Dunlap Observatory lands from the University of Toronto last year, has finally publicly revealed which parts of the property it’s prepared to see preserved from development.”
[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings]