The AIA New York Chapter, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics, is welcoming Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, 2008-2009 Stirling Lecturers, to the Center for Architecture on April 6, 2009. Winning the James Stirling Lectures on the City competition for their proposal “CAOCHANGDI Urban Rural Conundrums: Off Center People’s Space in the Early 21st Century Republic of China – A Model for the Momentous Project of the New Socialist Village,” the Studio Works principals will be discussing the dynamic social and economic conditions of Caochangdi, one of nearly 500 urban villages in the city of Beijing.
Continuing education credits are being offered. The lecture is free for AIANY members and $10 for nonmembers.
For more information regarding Robert Mangurian, Mary-Ann Ray, their proposal, Studio Works, or the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City competition, please visit the AIA New York Chapter online calendar.
A great interview with Marilyn Jordan Taylor of PennDesign who states that “it’s a great time to be thinking big about design.”
Read the full interview at the SOURCE: Penn Current: Interviews: Q&A: Marilyn Jordan Taylor
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Miami Travel Examiner reports
“The Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department paid $22.4 million to redesign and rebuild South Pointe Park, which reopened on March 22, 2009, after two years of construction.”
Hargreaves Associates landscape architects were part of the team for the redesign.
SOURCE:Miami Travel Examiner – Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park
New Virginia Rules Target Cul-de-Sacs – washingtonpost.com
Virginia is taking aim at one of the most enduring symbols of suburbia: the cul-de-sac.
Read the SOURCE: washingtonpost.com – New Virginia Rules Target Cul-de-Sacs for more information on why Virginia is taking aim at cul-de-sacs
TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram
Dennis Markwardt, Texas Department of Transportation’s director of vegetation management, interviewed by Temple Daily Telegram states that this year is one of the worst years on record for wildflowers for many areas in Texas. Apparently the TXDOT stated back in 1932 cultivating wildflowers – “TxDOT buys and sows about 30,000 pounds of wildflower seed each year.”
SOURCE: Drought means fewer wildflowers – TDTNews.com – Temple Daily Telegram