Los Angeles Architects Recognize Top Green Design Firm

Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) November 18, 2008 — The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, CA. was one of six competition winners at the 2008 AFLA Green Gala, hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Jim Wirick, Managing Principal at LPA Inc., accepted the award at the Wallis Annenberg Building in Los Angeles.

SOURCE: PRweb.com – Los Angeles Architects Recognize Top Green Design Firm.

Landscape designers apply nature’s tricks

San Francisco Chroncile reprts that

“Susan Van Atta, from Santa Barbara, is explicitly engaged in ecological restoration in many of her Southern California projects. Bernard Trainor, now in Monterey but active from the Carmel Valley to Marin County, says his gardens aren’t about replicating nature. But both converged on similar themes: looking at natural landscapes for inspiration and, as Trainor puts it, “learning tricks from nature and applying them.”

SOURCE: SFgate.com – Landscape designers apply nature’s tricks.

Detroit City Council critiques plans for $47M in federal funds – The Detroit News

The Detroit News reports that

“The city faces a tight deadline to approve a spending plan to collect on $47 million in federal home foreclosure aid, amid calls to revise recipients Monday from several City Council members, nonprofits and community groups.”

SOURCE: The Detroit News – detnews.com Detroit City Council critiques plans for $47M in federal funds

Ahearn researches ‘green’ building – Daily Collegian

Daily Collegian reports that “Professor of landscape architecture and regional planning Jack Ahern returned to the University of Massachusetts after a trip to China last month, where he gave several lectures.

According to Ahern, China’s surge in urbanization “may be faster than anywhere else in the world,” and this made it an ideal place to investigate how to implement sustainability practices.

An important aspect of creating this “green” infrastructure is rainwater management, or “the way water moves between the sky and rivers and the streams,” added Ahearn.”

Read more @ the SOURCE: Daily Collegian – Ahearn researches ‘green’ building – News.

Make and KSS to design Spurs stadium – Building.co.uk

Building.co.uk reports that

KSS, which worked on the City of Manchester stadium, will design the stadium itself. Make will be responsible for the wider masterplan, with landscape designer architect Martha Schwartz and technical engineer Buro Happold also working on the project.

SOURCE: Building.co.uk – Make and KSS to design Spurs stadium – Building.


(OTTAWA) – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) President Cathy Sears is pleased to announce that Paulette Vinette has joined the CSLA as Executive Director. Paulette is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the professional designation conferred by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). She is also an Honoured Life Member of CSAE and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.

Over her impressive career, Paulette has served as senior staff person for several associations including the Canadian Soft Drink Association, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Media Awareness Network and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Paulette opened a federally incorporated consulting practice, Solution Studio Inc., in 2000 and has helped over 100 associations over the past eight years, working in both official languages.

Paulette has co-authored two publications on risk management for not-for-profit organizations, as well as dozens of articles on association management that are published on the Charity Village website.

The CSLA Board of Directors looks forward to working with Paulette who is committed to applying her organization management, governance, program management and interpersonal skills to enhancing the CSLA profile and member experience.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with 1,500 landscape architect members from across the nation. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is committed to promoting the profession of landscape architecture, and supporting the advancement of education and research in landscape architecture as an instrument of service to the public and the profession.

Journal of Landscape Architecture available

today the new JoLA issue autumn 2008 came out. Benefit now from a wide range of innovative approaches and new ideas.

The autumn issue includes important articles about “Bejing´s New Urban Countryside” or “Planning by Design“.
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