2008 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: Daniel Wheeler and Lawrence Kearns of Wheeler Kearns Architects
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“From Kenya to South Africa to Ecuador, Purdue University students are using the skills they learn in the classroom to help others around the world.
Kim Wilson, a professor of horticulture and landscape architecture, will travel with 12 students to Ecuador on May 19. She says they hope to complete some of the design projects previous classes worked on during the past four years.
“A new government was elected this year, and there is money to implement a few of the sustainable designs in the rainforest village of San Miguel, including a boat ramp and central open space,” Wilson said. “Also, Bahia de Caraquez would like us to continue with their waterfront design along the Pacific Coast.”
SOURCE: Purdue University – Purdue students go global with service projects.
Suppliers are being sought for approximately 2,000 mature and semi-mature trees to form the ‘roots’ of the 100 hectare park that will provide a colorful setting and festival atmosphere for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a new green space for people and wildlife in legacy.
The four to seven metre high trees will be planted over the following three winters as the park is created on cleaned up former industrial land and will include a range of traditional species such as oak, ash, alder, willow, birch, hazel, cherry, poplar, London plane and lime. Companies interested in supplying the trees can register for the opportunity at www.competefor.com – the online ‘dating’ agency matching businesses to London 2012 supply chain work.
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