Star studded hotel plans – Shanghai Daily

CONSTRUCTION of the world’s second seven star hotel will begin in Sanya, Hainan Province this year with a budget of up to 2 billion yuan (US$292 million).

The 120-meter-high hotel is expected to open to the public in 2011. It will be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc, which manages 120 hotels in 23 countries and regions around the world, Beijing Times reported today.

SOURCE: Star studded hotel plans — Shanghai Daily

Stuckeman gives $20 million to architecture and landscape architecture

Pursuing a longtime quest to foster academic collaboration in the education of architects and landscape architects, a Penn State alumnus has committed $20 million to encourage even more cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for students in the two programs.

SOURCE: Penn State Live – Stuckeman gives $20 million to architecture and landscape architecture.

Architecture degrees leap in popularity – bdonline.co.uk

The annual number of students applying to study architecture has jumped by almost 10,000 in the past four years, making architecture degrees more popular than ever.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Architecture degrees leap in popularity – Building Design.

Make It Green: What IS Landscape Architecture, Anyway? : News : Naples Daily News

A great article by Michael Spencer What is Landscape Architecture?

SOURCE: Make It Green: What IS Landscape Architecture, Anyway? : News : Naples Daily News.

The world’s 50 most beautiful gardens – Part one: Europe – Telegraph

Telegraph.co.uk is listing the world’s 50 most beautiful gardens a great list and quick summary for all those students learning landscape architecture history. Also good for those of us who have dreamt of travelling around the world visiting beautiful gardens.

The world’s 50 most beautiful gardens – Part one: Europe – Telegraph.

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