Anita Berrizbeitia Appointed Professor of Landscape Architecture

Mohsen Mostafavi – Dean, Faculty of Design at Harvard University GSD announced

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Anita Berrizbeitia as tenured Professor of Landscape Architecture, starting in July 2009.

Berrizbeitia is a landscape architect whose research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes. She was awarded the 2005–2006 Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar before receiving a BA from Wellesley College and an MLA from the GSD.

Berrizbeitia has taught design theory and studio, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was Associate Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her studios investigate innovative approaches to the conceptualization of public space, especially on sites where urbanism, globalization, and local cultural conditions intersect. She also leads seminars that focus on significant transformations in landscape discourse over the last three decades. From 1987 to 1993, she practiced with Child Associates, Inc., in Boston, where she collaborated on many award-winning projects.

SOURCE: News at GSD

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Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June – CLEMSON


CLEMSON — A documentary on the latest nature-based sculpture in the South Carolina Botanical Garden will air in June on public television.

“Touch the Earth: A Chameleon Meadow – In Praise of Shadows” tells the story of two artists of different cultural backgrounds who were invited to address a water runoff issue in the garden’s redwood meadow.

To meet this charge, Hiroko Inoue of Japan and Yvette Dede of Charleston had to merge not only their individual artistic styles and processes but also the requirements of environmental engineering, landscape architecture and aquatic horticulture.

“Touch the Earth” will air on S.C. Educational Television (SCETV) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, and on the South Carolina Channel at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. It is the seventh program in a series detailing creation of the garden’s 16 nature-based sculptures.

For more information goto www.clemson.edu/scbg

SOURCE: CLEMSON – Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June

Waldheim appointed professor, chair of landscape architecture — The Harvard University Gazette

The Harvard University Gazette reports

“Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design Mohsen Mostafavi announced the appointment of Charles Waldheim as professor of landscape architecture and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at GSD, effective July of this year.

“I very much look forward to working with Charles and the landscape faculty in defining the future direction of the department, and in confronting the current challenges and opportunities facing those who teach and practice in the field of landscape architecture,” said Mostafavi during his announcement”

SOURCE: The Harvard University Gazette – Waldheim appointed professor, chair of landscape architecture

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Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – Daily Wildcat

Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News

The School of Landscape Architecture (University of Arizona) has created an innovative desert landscape that is both beautiful and sustainable.

The Underwood Family Sonoran Landscaping Lab is home to five different desert habitats as well as a pond that is supported completely by reclaimed water that serves as a home to the endangered fish the Gila chub, said Ron Stoltz, director of the School of Landscape Architecture.

SOURCE: Daily Wildcat – Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News

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Interviews by Penn Current with Marilyn Jordan Taylor

A great interview with Marilyn Jordan Taylor of PennDesign who states that “it’s a great time to be thinking big about design.”

Read the full interview at the SOURCE: Penn Current: Interviews: Q&A: Marilyn Jordan Taylor

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Princeton University – Conference will examine issues of race and real estate

Princeton University

“Issues related to race and home ownership will be examined at the “Race and Real Estate” conference scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7, in various locations on campus. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

The conference will begin at 4:30 p.m. March 5, in 101 Friend Center

Discussions will continue March 6 in Robertson Hall with panels titled “Homes” at 9 a.m., “Neighborhoods” at 11 a.m. and “Public Space” at 2:30 p.m. The panels will be followed at 4:30 p.m. with the keynote lecture “House Proud” by Patricia Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and a columnist for The Nation.

To register to attend the conference and to view a complete list of events, please visit the conference website.”

SOURCE: Princeton University – Conference will examine issues of race and real estate

Yale’s aspiring architects face a job shortage – Yale Daily News

Yale Daily News reports

“Architecture is one of the numerous industries deeply affected by the global financial crisis, forcing students to pursue alternate job options. Accepting a temporary post in a different country or choosing a related profession may be the best options for recent graduates, three professors interviewed said.”

[SOURCE: Yale Daily News – Yale’s aspiring architects face a job shortage]

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