Claude Cormier inspired by Olmsted and Martha Schwartz

October 21, 2017,AEDT

Claude Cormier made an enthusiastic and energy filled presentation on Day 4 of the World Design Summit stating that he is inspired by the natural landscape and designs Olmsted & the culture and art of Martha Schwartz. He designs using 10 points that Landscape for people Landscape as branded commodity Build | Read More

IFLA announces Student Design Competition winners

October 19, 2017,AEDT

Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)  announced the winners of the Student Design Competition at an awards ceremony at the 54th IFLA World Congress and the World Design Summit held in Montreal, Canada 14-20 October 2017. A total of 194 submissions were received electronically in response | Read More

IFLA Advisory Circle provides hope for the future

October 18, 2017,AEDT

On Day 2 of the World Design Summit in Montreal, I had the privilege of presenting at the World Design Summit as part of the IFLA Advisory circle along with four other members presenting our ideas for hope and positivity for the future of landscape architecture. Diane Menzies started the presentation with a traditional First | Read More

PRACTICE | The Other Stages of Landscape Architecture Design Projects

September 14, 2017,AEDT

Recently, I wrote about the Stages of Landscape Architecture which outlines the common stages we face when managing a landscape architecture design project. However, there are other stages which occur during the process. These can happen regularly or a once-off stage and can including the following: Consultation There are several | Read More

Design regulations against terrorism – a catalyst for change

August 23, 2017,AEDT

Over the last year there have been several terrorist incidents that have seen the loss of life in our cities and due to this acts we have seen governments have turned to security experts, police departments and intelligence experts to offer advice on how to make cities safer. This is | Read More

Deep Learning set to help herbariums automate species identification

August 14, 2017,AEDT

Herbariums around the world have large collections of sample sheets with dried plants pressed ready for  taxonomists to annotate, classify. This process often takes time and many herbariums don’t have the resources to catalogue the sample sheets, however researchers at Costa Rica Institute of Technology recently undertook a study using deep learning to | Read More

How to solve the crowding and the associated impact on National Parks

August 9, 2017,AEDT

Over recent periods there has been an increase in visitor numbers to National Parks in several countries including China, USA(+7.7% 2016), Canada(+7% 2011-2016), South Africa (6%). Seeing people enjoy the natural beauty and conservation areas is encouraging when we often hear about the disconnection of people from nature. The downside | Read More

PRACTICE | Stages of a Landscape Architecture design project

August 7, 2017,AEDT

Landscape architecture design projects differ in scale and complexity, however they are separated into various stages to allow for ease of management. Due to the variation in project types the staging of landscape architecture projects requires a flexible approach to project management. The project stages often follow a similar pattern | Read More

Creating plans for your landscape business in 2017

January 19, 2017,AEDT

Although 2017 has started and we’re all back to work it is still a great time (during the slow period) to plan for the year ahead for your landscape business (existing or planning to start). Business Plan Business Plans are key for a business as it sets out goals for | Read More

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