Atkins set to poach talent from design-led practices

November 9, 2009,AEST

Glasgow – Image via Wikipedia Building Design reports The country’s biggest employer of architects has set its sights on wresting design-led work away from “complacent” signature practices by recruiting more creative designers…….. A team led by Atkins recently beat five others, | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEST

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New | Read More

Need for green farming schemes in England

November 4, 2009,AEST

Natural England has published a report titled “Agri-environment schemes in England 2009: A review of results and effectiveness”, the report draws on research from the entire 22-year history of the schemes and analyses the impact they have made on England’s | Read More

New Oxford Circus opens in London

November 3, 2009,AEST

Europe’s busiest diagonal crossing was unveiled today by London Mayor Boris Johnson following a £5million makeover which has seen Oxford Circus get the X factor. For the first time ever shoppers will be able to cross the busy intersection diagonally | Read More

Scotland’s flowers under threat

November 2, 2009,AEST

BBC NEWS reports One in four species of wild flower in Scotland is under threat according to the campaign group Plantlife Scotland.Among those flowers most at risk are the corn marigold, heath cudweed, and the lesser butterfly orchid.The group said | Read More

Vectorworks gets European versions

November 2, 2009,AEST

Nemetschek North America announced recently that they have released a European versions of Vectorworks 2010 software and are now available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. “Our localized version is developed by Nemetschek North | Read More

Ideas blossom on Berlin Wall death strip

November 2, 2009,AEST

The area that bounded the Berlin Wall stretches for 155km(96miles) known as No-Mans Land and the death strip is a vast green oasis running through Berlin, some watchtowers remain. The AFP article tells us that Dutch landscape architect Joyce van | Read More

Playground to be designed by game designer

October 29, 2009,AEST

In recent News via Guardian newspaper a game designer, Keita Takahashi will be working with Nottingham City Council and its landscape architect to come up with a playground design for Woodthorpe Grange Park. SOURCE: Guardian.co.uk Ed note: I think this | Read More

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