OLIN part of winning team for US Embassy

February 25, 2010,AEDT

OLIN is part of the team lead by KieranTimberlake that recently won the competition for the US Embassy to be built in Battersea (London), UK. From among 37 architectural submissions, four finalists were chosen to explore the symbolism of the Embassy and its presence and position in the cityscape of | Read More

Olympics reinvigorates Vancouver’s Granville Street

February 25, 2010,AEDT

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a newly updated Granville Street by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects has become a lively impromptu event space for buskers, street hockey, olympic pin sellers and more. The street has been closed to traffic for 30 years with only buses allowed back in the mid-1970’s. | Read More

Short list announced for Lansdowne Park competition *UPDATE*

February 25, 2010,AEDT

The City of Ottawa released the names of the 5 firms that have been short listed from the 21 submissions received to  compete for the design of Lansdowne Park’s open space. The short listed firms are Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Cambridge, Massachusetts Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg – Vancouver, British Columbia | Read More

SvR + Hewitt designing Seattle’s streets

February 24, 2010,AEDT

In October 2009, Seattle Parks selected SvR Design + Hewitt as the primary design consultant for four Belltown blocks, from First to Fifth Avenues will be turned into Seattle’s first park boulevard with swales and natural landscaping. Last month SvR Design + Hewitt presented two different design options for Bell | Read More

How video is changing Landscape Architecture

February 23, 2010,AEDT

Over recent years video and digital animation have become another design tool for landscape architects and education and professional institutions. For landscape architects digital animation and 3D rendering has become cheaper and cheaper to produce with tools such as Sketchup, 3Dmax, rhino, and maya allowing design firms to give clients | Read More

$2.2 billion for Great Lakes Restoration: EPA

February 22, 2010,AEDT

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend $2.2 billion over five years on the Great Lakes to clean up polluted water and beaches, restore wetlands and fight invasive species such as Asian carp in a revitalization effort. In 2010 $475 million is budgeted under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan. | Read More

Safe Trestles – Design Competition

February 20, 2010,AEDT

Architecture for Humanity in partnership with San Onofre Foundation and The Surfrider Foundation are staging an open design competition. This is a two-phase open competition to generate visionary ideas for a safe trail and railroad crossing that provides access Lower Trestles. After the eight-week Phase 1 period, 4-5 finalists will | Read More

Abandoned Jakarta monorail to be revived

February 18, 2010,AEDT

The monorail project in Jakarta was abandoned by the developer in 2008 due to legal and financial difficulties, but now the Jakarta Post reports that the project is to be revived. The Jakarta Post article reports The project, along with a new mass rapid transit (MRT) system and the revitalization | Read More

Competition Shortlist is a who’s who of design

February 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently the contest organisers of the Gateway Arch Design Competition announced the shortlist for the second round of the competition and it reads like a who’s who of built environment design from around the world. This competition is shaping up to be one of the most interesting for 2010 and | Read More

Green Belts: more than lines on a map

February 9, 2010,AEDT

Natural England and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) have published Green Belts: a Greener Future. The first major survey of the environmental state of Green Belt land and the benefits it provides for people and wildlife. Helen Phillips, Natural England’s Chief Executive, said: “By containing urban sprawl, the | Read More

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