Archial staff try to follow Alsop

Building Design reports

Will Alsop’s move to RMJM took on a new twist this week after it emerged that staff at his former firm Archial were looking to follow him, with at least one major client considering following suit.

RMJM’s group finance director Declan Thompson revealed that former colleagues of Alsop’s were among the 50 people who have approached the firm for work……..

read the full story at the SOURCE: Building DesignArchial staff try to follow Alsop move

Bruce Lee Museum Competition – UPDATE

Recently the competition for Bruce Lee Museum closed and SCMP.com reports

A competition to design a Bruce Lee museum at the late kung fu star’s former Kowloon Tong home has attracted more than 160 submissions from Hong Kong and overseas.

The winning entry will be announced later this year with the awarding of the contract to occur in 2010.

SOURCE: SCMP.com (subscription)

SKM to acquire Enviros

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has posted their intent to acquire Enviros, a multi-disciplinary sustainability, environmental and health and safety consultancy in the UK. The deal is expected to complete within the coming weeks.

Enviros has leading capabilities in climate change and renewables, compliance management, health and safety, sustainable development, and waste and resource management. The firm works across many industries in both the public and private sectors.

Since 1996 SKM has completed 56 mergers and acquisitions which have been central to the firm’s strategy to grow with its clients and deliver the world’s leading skills locally.

SOURCE: SKM

Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: Charles F. Gillette Forum

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!

Architectural Association Landscape Urbanism Open Day

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

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