Sienna Architecture will close its doors – OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com reports “One of Portland’s most venerable architecture firms is closing its doors, another victim of a stumbling economy.

Sienna Architecture Co., founded in 1951….in October, Sienna downsized its downtown Portland office from 45 to 25 and retained only four of its nine Seattle employees” sadly now it is set to close its doors.

[SOURCE: OregonLive.com – Sienna Architecture will close its doors]

We need a unity of purpose to rebuild America – SFGATE.com

sfgate.com reports “With the inauguration of Barack Obama, the national conversation about an all-embracing sense on national purpose has begun. The idea that is emerging from many sources in different forms is to retool America – its cities, its industry, its infrastructure and its landscape……”

Read the great article by Daniel Solomon @ the SOURCE: SFGATE.com – We need a unity of purpose to rebuild America.

Cornell University Architecture Program Ranked No. 1 in USA – TAXI Design Network

Design TAXI reports “Cornell University’s B.Arch. program in the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning received top ranking in the annual survey conducted by DesignIntelligence ( DI ).

The 2009 list marks the fourth time in the past five years that the Cornell program has been ranked No. 1 of the top 20 architecture programs in the United States. In 2008 the undergraduate program was ranked No. 3”

[SOURCE: TAXI Design NetworkDesign News – Cornell University Architecture Program Ranked No. 1 in USA]

Council Reviews Waterfront Hotel Plans – WNED

WNED.org reports Buffalo “Plans for a $10 million waterfront hotel continue to face skepticism from city lawmakers.

The Common Council’s Waterfront Committee reviewed plans yesterday for the Wingate Inn, the hotel proposed to be built adjacent to Shanghai Red’s restaurant near the Erie Basin Marina”

SOURCE: WNED: Council Reviews Waterfront Hotel Plans (2009-01-15).

Architects present concept for redeveloping New Orleans riverfront – NOLA.com

NOLA.COM reports “The redevelopment of the New Orleans riverfront appeared Wednesday to be on schedule, as a team of architects came to town to sign off on designs for a waterfront park in the Faubourg Marigny and Bywater, the project’s first phase.”

Landscape Architects – Hargreaves Associates

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: NOLA.com – Architects present concept for redeveloping New Orleans riverfront

A Plan For The Future – Jamestown | Post-Journal

Kristen Johnson of the Post-Journal reports

“Help is on the way for Jamestown’s distressed neighborhoods.

By the end of this year, the city’s Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission hopes to hire a consultant to develop a five-year strategic plan that would include implementation measures to revitalize the city’s distressed neighborhoods.”

SOURCE: Jamestown -Post-JournalA Plan For The Future – News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information –

AECOM Joint Venture Wins San Francisco Central Subway Project – MarketWatch

MarketWatch reports “AECOM a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, today announced that it has been awarded a $147-million contract to provide program-management services to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Phase II of its Central Subway project. AECOM will perform the work as part of a joint venture with EPC Consultants.”

[SOURCE: MarketWatch – AECOM Joint Venture Wins San Francisco Central Subway Project]

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