Orlando approves $27.1M for performing-arts-center architects

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Orlando approved a contract Monday with the Dallas company that will lead the team of architects designing the new downtown performing arts center. The contract between HKS Architects Inc. and the Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center is worth $27.1 million. The arts center will pay HKS a base fee | Read More

Mouchel wins £10m Liverpool school

January 15, 2008,AEDT

Liverpool City Council’s Children’s Services Directorate has commissioned 2020 Liverpool, a joint venture between consultant Mouchel and Liverpool City Council, to design a new school and residential buildings worth £10m. Following a feasibility study and options appraisal, carried out by 2020 Liverpool’s building team, the council has opted to construct | Read More

L.I. to address workplace shortages

January 12, 2008,AEDT

The Landscape Institute is set to launch a major new campaign to promote the study of landscape architecture at university. “I want to be a landscape architect” will raise awareness of the benefits of landscape architecture as a career option for young people at key decision-making points in their lives. | Read More

IBI, Landplan team up in world of urban design

January 12, 2008,AEDT

The Calgary office of IBI Group, a multi-disciplinary organization offering services in the areas of urban land, facilities, transportation and systems, has welcomed Landplan Associates in a merger that will operate as a unit of IBI under the name of IBI/Landplan. The new unit will continue to be led by | Read More

Hammerson and Urban Splash selected in Swansea – Property Week

January 7, 2008,AEDT

The developers, who last collaborated on the residential element of the Bullring in Birmingham city centre, were chosen for the scheme by the City and County of Swansea and the Welsh Assembly Government following a nine-month European-wide competition. Hammerson and Urban Splash will now work on a phased development of | Read More

New Law to reduce lawsuits – lets hope others follow suit

January 2, 2008,AEDT

In Hawaii a law has recently been introduced that requires complaints against engineers, surveyors and landscape architects registered in Hawaii to be filed first with the state’s Design Claim Conciliation Panel. The introduction of this law will reduce the number of frivolous and fraudulent lawsuits against professionals. The state of | Read More

Tighting funding regulation for Energy hungry projects

December 27, 2007,AEDT

China will tighten funding rules for new projects to curb investment and worsening pollution in the world’s fourth-biggest economy, according to an official from the nation’s top economic planning agency. China will “soon” reduce the amount of debt companies can use for projects in industries that have excess capacity, pollute | Read More

Small-Scale Businesses Forestall a Green India

December 27, 2007,AEDT

With one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, India is expected in the coming years to produce ever more of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. But many business owners in small industries either fail to understand the relevance of climate change or are unable to afford the changes | Read More

Local Landscapers push for more work visas

December 9, 2007,AEDT

Mark Borst headed for Washington, D.C., last week, hoping to boost the flow of labor back and forth across the Mexican border. The president of Allendale-based Borst Landscape and Design Inc. was among 500 American businessmen lobbying their congressional representatives to increase the number of temporary work visas, known as | Read More

New Director for Land Inc San Diego

December 9, 2007,AEDT

Neil Hadley, a San Diego architect, has been named as regional director of the newly opened LAND Inc., a Toronto-based landscape architectural office in Pacific Beach.Land Inc San Diego Office San Diego Source > News >.

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