Belt Collins buys Colorado firm

November 27, 2007,AEDT

Architecture and consulting firm Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. said yesterday it has acquired Colorado landscape architecture firm Shapins Associates. Shapins, founded 18 years ago, has 12 employees in its Boulder, Colo., office and is currently handling between 50 and 60 | Read More

New Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building Starts

November 27, 2007,AEDT

OMA Shenzhen; 22 November 2007) Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) and local government together with representatives from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have broken ground for the construction of the new headquarters for China’s equivalent of the | Read More

Planning Rwanda

November 26, 2007,AEDT

Metropolis Magazine ‘Just before nine one morning in May, I arrived at the Alpha Palace Hotel, not far from the center of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. A team of American architects waited nervously outside, dressed in blue suits and | Read More

2014 Games offer a chance to rejuvenate Glasgow

November 26, 2007,AEDT

Glasgow is to be the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, signifying potential new opportunities for architects and regeneration in parts of the city. RMJM in Glasgow has worked with Glasgow City Council on the masterplan for the Athletes’ | Read More

Design at heart of sustainable Wales

November 26, 2007,AEDT

DEVELOPERS should push the boundaries of design to help Wales achieve its sustainable development goals, the new development director of the Design Commission for Wales has said. Wendy Richards, an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, has been involved in | Read More

New town ‘will form important wildlife habitat’

November 26, 2007,AEDT

A NEW town will provide an “internationally important” wildlife habitat. An ecologist acting for Multiplex Stannifer will today tell a planning inquiry that plans for the Mereham development include a wetland which would help water voles, reed buntings, amphibians and | Read More

The politics of remembering Ground Zero

November 26, 2007,AEDT

NEW YORK – Michael Arad achieved the dream of many architects: He won the competition to design the memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. If he had thought, somewhat naively, that his plans would be implemented | Read More

On holiday at home

November 26, 2007,AEDT

NEW ZEALAND landscape architect – Leo Jew It’s amazing what can be found beyond a fence. Nestled away from public gaze, down secluded cul-de-sacs; private environments are created to transport their owners to other worlds the minute they pass through | Read More

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