The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will open an urban design center downtown early next year, marking the school’s first step to locate programs in Springfield.
Plans call for the design center to open on Feb. 1 and to provide a variety of programs in architecture, landscape architecture, conservation and regional planning, officials said.
SOURCE: MassLive.com – UMass plans to open urban design center in downtown Springfield
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will launch a new Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program in fall 2010, announced Bruce Lindsey, dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design.
Chairing the MLA program will be Dorothee Imbert, currently associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Meanwhile, the Sam Fox School will begin offering a new undergraduate minor in landscape architecture in fall 2011.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2010. Students can apply online through the Sam Fox School’s graduate admissions page. For more information, visit samfoxschool.wustl.edu or call 935-6227
for more information go to the [SOURCE: Record – New master’s degree in landscape architecture to be offered in 2010 by Liam Otten]
AALU will be showing the projects of the students from 08-09 course working in the metropolitan region of the Pearl River Delta, China. A panel of international experts has been invited to comment on the work and participate in an open discussion.
Friday 9TH October, Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London Lecture hall
1030AM to 6PM
INVITED PANEL WILL INCLUDE
Kelly Shannon – Lecturer in KU Leuven
Peter Zöch – Editor of Topos magazine
Munchen Pino Scaglione – Editor of LIST, Lecturer at Trento University
Robert Huxford – Director of Urban Design magazine, London
Claudia Pasquero – Director EcoLogic Studio, London, AAInter10
Mary Bowman – Director of Gustafson Porter, London
James Haigstreeter – Director of EDAW/AECOM
Sandra Morris – Landscape Historian
Sasaki Associates have been working on the Ohio State University(OSU) Masterplan since February and to be finished by next Spring. The project is the largest scope that Sasaki Associates has worked on for an American university.
The plan is centred on living-learning communities with no more than a 10 minute walk with a rethinking of planning of dorms, research and recreation facilities. Also the plan includes a change in approach to carparking and the land use along the river front.
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The University of British Columbia(UBC) is developing the final plans for Buchanan Courtyard which is to be implemented through the Public Realm Plan ($26 million initiative to rejuvenate open spaces over 15 years). $1.5 million is earmarked for the project with a further $1 million hoped to be raised for the project.
The project is expected to take 2 years with the west courtyard finished in June 2010 and east courtyard in 2011. The project was inspired by landscape architecture and architecture students at UBC and plans were developed during a consultation process with staff, students in a series of workshops with Co-Design group and landscape architects space2place.
The final stages of the project have been contracted to Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (PFS).
Information SOURCE: The Ubyssey