Tuesday · 26 January 2010 · 2:00 PM
Hancock Hall, Room 100 Virginia Tech
Art of Building Lecture Series
DUVALL DECKER was established to practice architecture with a rare balance of technical skill and design ability, and our reputation with both our clients and the contractors who build our work reflects the extent of our commitment to quality.
Wednesday · 20 January 2010
7:00 PM · Hancock Hall, Room 100
Architecture and Industrial Design Firm
KEM STUDIO is a design firm fusing architecture and industrial design. Our firm was founded and is guided by the fundamental principle that we can make life better through design.
3829 Main Street Suite 600 Kansas City, MO 64111 USA
If one legacy of the 20th century is its architectural prowess, might the 21st century be devoted to developing exquisite green spaces between the buildings where we live, work, and play? All around the world, growing urban populations are seeking communal spaces—parks, squares, plazas, piazzas, greenways and gardens—as essential components of daily life, places of respite and reflection, recreation, and celebration. This symposium will examine timeless principles of design—whether applied to the creation of a residential garden or a public space—that connect us to the natural world and in so doing, fulfill man’s innate desire for association with other living things. The symposium honors the legacy of Charles F. Gillette, a leader in the field of landscape architecture, by engaging the public in a conversation about the importance of landscape design and the value of Gillette’s ideals of elegance, superb craftsmanship, and seamless blending of architecture and garden.
Featuring: Douglas Reed, FALSA, of Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Watertown, MA and Thomas Woltz, ALSA, of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architecture Firm, Charlottesville, VA
The Gillette Forum AGENDA is now on-line!
The Conference will look beyond 2009 and assess how effective our current strategic and legislative provisions are in securing the sustainable development of our landscapes and in providing for effective landscape planning, landscape management and landscape conservation.
The conference will be firmly bedded in the approach advocated in the European Landscape Convention. Cultural and natural landscapes will be considered in an integrated manner using a multidisciplinary approach.
For more information go to the Conference website
ABAP – Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects – and IFLA – International Federation of Landscape Architects – once again bring to Brazil the great 46 th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS, to be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from October21 – 23, 2009, in conjunction with the 2 nd ABAP International Congress.
The 46 th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS and the 2nd ABAP INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS – themed “Green infrastructure: High-performance Landscapes” – will focus on sustainability of production processes and promotion of debate and information exchange on space and city designs. With the application of Landscape Architecture, these designs are guided by environmental preservation and social-economic benefit to the community, in addition to opportunities of aesthetic enrichment of such places.
For more information go to the website: IFLA World Congress 2009