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

Young city sets space for heritage

Besides its iconic Bund, Shanghai has plans to preserve as much of its less than 100-year-old architectural and cultural heritage.

EVEN though Shanghai does not have much architectural heritage, the city is doing everything it can to preserve whatever is there.

read more @ the SOURCE: thestar.com.my – Young city sets space for heritage.

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.

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