NY State to close parks and raise fees

March 2, 2010,AEDT

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is closing 41 parks and 14 historic sites across the state and reducing services 23 parks and 1 historic site. According to the Press Release The Office of Parks, | Read More

Ole Scheeren leaving OMA to setup own studio

March 1, 2010,AEDT

OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Ole Scheeren announced today that Ole Scheeren will be leaving the firm in order to establish his own studio. During his time at OMA, Scheeren has led several of the firm’s projects, including the | Read More

Winners Announced in Surrey’s Town Centres Design Competition

February 26, 2010,AEDT

“TownShift: Suburb Into City” sponsored by the City of Surrey was a sustainable design competition to provide vision for Surrey’s five growing town centres – Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton and Semiahmoo. The competition attracted 138 submissions from 20 countries, and | Read More

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 | 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 | 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 | 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, | 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 | Read More

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