Architectural Alliance, Damon Farber get U of M projects

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports

“A partnership between Minneapolis-based Architectural Alliance and Seattle-based Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects was picked last week to design the second phase of the University of Minnesota’s new $292 million Biomedical Discovery District.”

SOURCE: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal – Architectural Alliance, Damon Farber get U of M projects

Texas Legislation Impacts Lighting Design – Live Design

Live Design reports

“May 27, 2009, the legislation has been drafted without any input from lighting designers, and restricts the practice of lighting design to members of other professions and trades, such as architects, engineers and electricians. There are no provisions in the legislation for establishing a licensing standard for lighting designers.”
SOURCE: Live Design – Texas Legislation Impacts Lighting Design

In several Sections in the Bill HB 2649 it states that only a licensed as an engineer or registered as an architect, landscape architect, or interior designer can provide lighting design services.

This greatly affects a large number of architectural lighting designers and suppliers who offer design services as  apart of their business.

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Competition set to breathe new life into London’s Docklands – British Waterways


British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.

The winning practices have been announced as:

• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.

Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.

SOURCE: British Waterways

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Foster + Partners appointed to design Slussen masterplan in central Stockholm

Foster + Partners and Berg Arkitektkontor, part of C.F. Møller Architects, have been appointed to design a masterplan for the heart of Stockholm, transforming the waterfront area of Slussen from an urban aberration to a popular destination. The proposal will bring new life to the area, linking the islands of Södermalm and Gamla Stan and stripping away the layers of history to reclaim a valuable city quarter.

SOURCE: Foster + Partners

Big green roof planned atop Weave Building – Daily Journal of Commerce

Daily Journal of Commerce reports

“Skylab Architecture is seeking to reach lofty sustainability goals on a small footprint with its Weave Building design…………Jonathan Beaver, a principal with 2.ink Studio, the landscape architecture firm working on the Weave Building, said his firm approached the eco-roof as an “untapped landscape.” “

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