AEC World Expo Videos – Inspiration for your weekend

August 9, 2009,AEDT

Surfing through the net today and I found this post from Archinect about videos from AEC World Expo Online Conference. 21 videos (about 45 minutes each) from the various professionals. in their fields such as Wil Alsop, Alejandro Zaera Polo, Frank Gehry, Ben Van Berkel, Fred Dust and many others. | Read More

Spark Sets Eyes On China – Spark Design & Architecture Awards

July 30, 2009,AEDT

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 — Spark Design & Architecture Awards is extending its role in the booming Chinese design industry through SparkChina. These new awards will help Chinese creative teams raise their profile globally. The Spark Awards is open to global entries from design, advertising and media | Read More

SWA Group Wins Master Plan Assignment for Mexico’s University of Monterrey Including Site-Design for Tadao Ando Building

July 28, 2009,AEDT

SWA Group has won a design competition to provide master planning and landscape architecture improving sustainability for the 247-acre (100-hectare) campus of the University of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. The assignment includes a phase-one implementation of site design for the Art and Design School Building under construction by noted architect Tadao | Read More

Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers – BusinessWeek

July 24, 2009,AEDT

Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is | Read More

In the News – 23rd July

July 23, 2009,AEDT

Leighton’s Thiess wins Melbourne M80 upgrade contract – Business Spectator PA Governor Rendell Announces $355 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure – PRNEWS (Clark) County to rewrite proposed law on urban animal farming – Columbian.com Jensen Corporation Landscape Contractors Wins Three CLCA Awards – PRNEWS Artist unveils sculpture plan Design presented | Read More

Bovis wins £35m maritime museum extension job – Building

July 23, 2009,AEDT

Building.co.uk reports Construction of Sammy Ofer wing, named after shipping magnate who donated money for the project, is due to start in August Bovis Lend Lease has won the £35m contract to build a new wing for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Construction work on the Sammy Ofer wing | Read More

In the News – 22 July 2009

July 22, 2009,AEDT

Starting today we have a new section In the News where we will post news stories that didn’t make it as full posts but may be of interest to our readers. Trees For The Future: Don’t Count Your Footprint, Just Plant a Tree – treehugger.com Why birds in towns and | Read More

West Kowloon Cultural District concept consultants named

July 21, 2009,AEDT

The West Kowloon Cultural district was a design competition won by a team led by Foster & Partners was announced in February 2002. The winning design was shelved in 2006 over concerns of funding and development. Since then three advisory groups have been in charge of the project. EOI tenders | Read More

Designs on Policy – Allison Arieff Blog – NYTimes.com

July 21, 2009,AEDT

A great opinion piece about a need for a Design Policy by Allison Arieff  of the NYTimes.com Some designers I spoke to are less than thrilled with the whole design policy idea. An architect said emphatically, “Good design needs no spokesperson, needs no voice other than itself.” Yet I’m not | Read More

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