The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), in collaboration with the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), announces the winner of the third international competition for the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City. The jury awarded the prize to Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, the 2008-2009 Stirling Lecturers for their proposal entitled CAOCHANGDI Urban Rural Conundrums: Off Center People’s Space in the Early 21st-Century Republic of China – A Model for the Momentous Project of the New Socialist Village
SOURCE: canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect .
The head of Japan’s leading garden research and landscape consulting firm, Nakane & Associates, will give a lecture tonight at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Shiro Nakane’s presentation, Honoring the Past and Envisioning the Future of Landscape Architecture, will look at how landscape architects can design something new while incorporating the past.
The event is being sponsored by PNCA and the Portland Japanese Garden. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the PNCA Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St., in Portland. It is free and open to the public.
SOURCE: Daily Journal of Commerce.
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Martha Schwartz is one of the world’s best-known living landscape architects. Her installation in the courtyard at Kjarvalsstadir alludes both to the artist’s experience of nature as explored in the exhibition “Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere” and to the debate over environmental protection versus exploitation.
On display until July 20 @ Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir Exhibition
SOURCE: What’s on in Iceland
The green build wave is rising, and right now general contractors have the opportunity to ride its crest. It is fast becoming expected that professionals in the building trades are ready, willing and able to work green — and that means understanding the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Contractor’s LEEDing Role
In the chain of events that leads up to LEED certification, general contractors have a special “watchdog” role. It is the general contractor’s responsibility to keep accurate records on all materials used that are required to meet LEED standards. Consequently, it is imperative that not only the general contractor but also sub-contractors understand LEED certification, its requirements and its growing importance in winning bids.
Once the SSI guidelines are published in spring 2009, general contractors, landscape architects, developers, builders, and maintenance crews who are prepared to take advantage of them stand to see interest in obtaining their services rising.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Texas Contractor – Going Green From The Ground Up – 6/16/2008 Author of the SOURCE article is Jo Ann Jarreau call (713) 682–5299