AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) has recently undergone a few changes and “has commenced a new age for the profession with a new National Council (Board) and CEO.”. Shahana McKenzie, has been appointed as new AILA CEO. Shanana previously had several key positions at the Australian Institute of Architects.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has a new National Council (Board) and CEO. Led by national award-winning landscape architect and recently elected National President, Mark Frisby, National Council has committed to providing transparent and engaging leadership in its efforts to unite the profession and advocate for better built and natural environments within Australia.
Mark Frisby is joined on National Council by Treasurer, Andrew Turnbull; Secretary, Shaun Walsh; joint Vice Presidents, Daniel Bennett and Suzanne Moulis; Jerry de Gryse; Fiona Eddleston; Greg Grabasch; Liesl Malan and Julie Marler.
AILA is also seeking a Creative Director for a new Festival of Landscape Architecture to be held in Brisbane, Australia in late 2014. The scope of the roles and responsibilities for the Creative Director are primarily focused on the themes, content and style of the festival, with the formal and operational aspects being the primary focus of the Institute’s team. Proposals are sought from individuals or collaborative teams and due on March 5, 2014. More information at AILA website
The suburban corporate headquarters campus is a common development model found across the US and abroad; and for a number of good reasons. The large volume of building and parking required for the hundreds of executives and staff coupled with the economic and logistic benefits associated with greenfield sites located at the perimeter of a city, make it an easy decision to establish headquarters out of the city core. When faced with the challenge expansion, the Grange Insurance Company considered this option but based on their commitment to the neighborhood, decided to keep their US headquarters in the city and invest their energies in the environment they have resided in for decades.
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The site of Shanggang Waterfront City is located in the northeast of Shanghai, with Bao Steel Group in the north and Songbao Area in the south. It is bounded by Raocheng highway in the west and Yangtze River in the east.
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Sasaki’s master plan for Minsk City celebrates the rare opportunity to transform an existing 320-hectare urban airport site into a dynamic, attractive, and sustainable new district for the city of Minsk, Belarus. The master plan provides a 24/7 vibrant, diverse, and balanced mixed-use program that celebrates the unique airport heritage, while also re-integrating regional ecological, vehicular, and public transport networks. The master plan brings Belarusian landscape heritage, ecology, and contemporary sustainable living together to create a compact urban district in the urban context of Minsk.
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Later this week the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival opens to the public with a centrepiece designed by HASSELL. The cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. HASSELL designed The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar and Raingarden from a concept dreamt up by the team at MFWF, and more than double the size of last year’s Festival hub. HASSELL designer Brenton Beggs said The Immersery brings the Festival’s water theme alive and offers a glimpse of the long term potential of the Southbank site.
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