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
Nick Whitten at CNplus.co.uk reports “Developers are understood to be holding talks with Mayor of London Boris Johnson over plans for 250 metre high skyscraper nicknamed the Breadsticks.
Sellar Property Group is reportedly working with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron on the plans for the three predominantly residential glazed towers at a site next to the Shard in London Bridge.”
read more @ the SOURCE: CNplus.co.uk – Sellar Group in talks over 250 metre residential skycraper.
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.
Go to Registration today to get the early bird rate
For more information goto the conference website
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]
Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes
“Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards”
read this great article @ the [SOURCE: NYTimes.com – A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx]