University of Washington landscape architecture students take on public works – Architectural Record

Architectural Record reports

The University of Washington’s landscape architecture students are putting their studies into practice with a number of nonprofit projects as a part of its design-build program.

read the full article (with slides) at the SOURCE: Architectural Record – University of Washington landscape architecture students take on public works

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]

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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