I just want to say one word to you: sustainability – SFGate.com

January 15, 2008,AEDT

During six years writing about architecture for The Chronicle, I’ve seen trends come and go. Glass is the new stucco. Towers are taller and some of them twist. Celebrity architects spend as much time on self-promotion as serious design. But here’s the trend that sticks, the one lasting change: Visual | Read More

Another museum that’s a work of art – The Boston Globe

January 15, 2008,AEDT

All over the country – all over the world, in fact – cities are building new art museums, or enlarging the ones they have.more stories like this A surge of new buildings like this, all of a single kind, doesn’t occur very often. What our blizzard of museums reminds you | Read More

Orlando approves $27.1M for performing-arts-center architects

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Orlando approved a contract Monday with the Dallas company that will lead the team of architects designing the new downtown performing arts center. The contract between HKS Architects Inc. and the Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center is worth $27.1 million. The arts center will pay HKS a base fee | Read More

Mouchel wins £10m Liverpool school

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Liverpool City Council’s Children’s Services Directorate has commissioned 2020 Liverpool, a joint venture between consultant Mouchel and Liverpool City Council, to design a new school and residential buildings worth £10m. Following a feasibility study and options appraisal, carried out by 2020 Liverpool’s building team, the council has opted to construct | Read More

China’s cities: faster, bigger, better?

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Today Pudong has joined Manhattan and the City of London as one of the world’s foremost business hubs. Countless other Chinese cities are determined to follow in Shanghai’s steps. Cities have been the engines of China’s economic growth, contributing 70% of its annual gross domestic product. But they are also | Read More

N.Y. leads USA in green construction

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Two days ago, the Verdesian, a 26-story rental building developed by the Albanese Organization, became the first multi-family, residential high-rise building in the United States to receive Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Five years ago, the Solaire, built by the | Read More

A city in the mapping – Chennai

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Gargi Gupta from Business Standard weighs the pros and cons of  the second master plan and MAP Chennai Region help the city overcome the problems of rapid urbanisation? You know the truism about the best laid plans of mice and men? Nowhere does it apply more than in the area | Read More

L.I. to address workplace shortages

January 12, 2008,AEDT

The Landscape Institute is set to launch a major new campaign to promote the study of landscape architecture at university. “I want to be a landscape architect” will raise awareness of the benefits of landscape architecture as a career option for young people at key decision-making points in their lives. | Read More

IBI, Landplan team up in world of urban design

January 12, 2008,AEDT

The Calgary office of IBI Group, a multi-disciplinary organization offering services in the areas of urban land, facilities, transportation and systems, has welcomed Landplan Associates in a merger that will operate as a unit of IBI under the name of IBI/Landplan. The new unit will continue to be led by | Read More

Fifteen Group Unveils Vision for Model Community

January 12, 2008,AEDT

Fifteen Group Land & Development LLC today announced a plan to redevelop the 1930s era-Wyvernwood Garden Apartments into a 21st century, sustainable community that increases the amount of rental and for-sale housing, retail and commercial space in Boyle Heights. Los Angeles-based landscape architect Meléndrez to design a community that meets | Read More

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