Construction slump forces architecture firms to cut jobs – JSOnline

November 19, 2008,AEDT

JSonline reports that “The recession and credit crunch, which have killed plans for new condominiums, hotels and other projects, are forcing some Milwaukee-area architectural firms to cut jobs. In recent weeks, Kahler Slater Architects Inc. and Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc. have eliminated 20 positions and 15 positions, respectively. Other firms | Read More

Stantec Announces New President & CEO

November 5, 2008,AEDT

“Ron Triffo, Chair of the Board of Directors for Stantec announced today that Robert (Bob) Gomes will succeed Tony Franceschini as the Company’s next President & CEO, effective May 15, 2009. Tony Franceschini, who has led Stantec since 1998, will continue to be associated with the Company as a member | Read More

Super Shopping Centre opens in London – mixed reactions

October 31, 2008,AEDT

Westfield London – a new 1.7 billion pound shopping centre has opened to mixed reviews. Many think that the architecture may be understated and could be more grand and uplifting and that it feels like a place just for retailers to push their wares. In recent years more and more | Read More

Hongkonglandscapearchitect.com to close

October 31, 2008,AEDT

To all our readers and subscribers we are closing Hong Kong Landscape Architect as we feel our existing site China Landscape Architect.com andour newly launched Asia Landscape Architect.com will service the needs of landscape architects and built environment professionals in Hong Kong. We will cease service on November 30. Thank you for | Read More

How has the latest crisis hit the built environment industry?

October 26, 2008,AEDT

Anecdotal reports are starting to trickle out that the current crisis is starting to bite into architectural and multi-discipline firms around the world from USA, Europe and Australia. It’s not just the multi-nationals who are hurting but local firms also. Many of the large multi-national firms are starting to lay | Read More

Architecture Billings Index Falls More than Six Points – AIA

October 23, 2008,AEDT

Washington, D.C., October 22, 2008 — Following three consecutive months of signs of greater stability in design activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell precipitously, dropping more than six points. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI shows an approximate nine to twelve month lag time between | Read More

Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros -The Economic Times

October 22, 2008,AEDT

Eyeing business opportunities and increased tourism, the Spanish capital of Madrid is seeking to deepen its engagement with Indian metros, particularly New Delhi, by showcasing its expertise in the area of efficient and sustainable development of cities. SOURCE: The Economic Times.– Madrid seeks to deepen ties with Indian metros – | Read More

AECOM Announces Contract with Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) with Net Value Expected to Exceed $210 Million Through 2013

October 20, 2008,AEDT

AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, today announced that it has signed a contract to provide development management services to Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) for the Saadiyat Island Cultural | Read More

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