Storefront for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt announced Postopolis! LA, a five-day event of continuous conversation about architecture, urbanism, landscape and design.
Six world-renowned bloggers from Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago and Sydney will convene at one L.A. location to host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations, and panels that speak to issues of architecture, landscape, urbanism and the built environment – fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the energy and immediacy of face-to-face interactions.
For more information about the event goto the Postopolis! LA website
Mar 29 2009 – Apr 4 2009
A live 5-day blogathon of back-to-back discussions, interviews, panel talks, slideshows, films and parties with scheduled and unscheduled guests, themed around landscape and the built environment.
Hosted by ArchDaily/Plataforma Arquitectura, BLDGBLOG , City of Sound, Subtopia , Mudd Up!, We Make Money Not Art
[SOURCE: Dexigner – Postopolis LA – Conversation About Architecture Urbanism Landscape and Design]
The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas
The aim of the competition is to secure the services of a multidisciplinary team that will plan and design a new urban park of approximately 80 hectares in Parque de Valdebebas. The design should resolve the transition between the urban area currently being developed and the adjacent forest park. Of utmost importance will be the proposed uses and their suitability for the scale and location of the park. To this end the winning design will need to make the most of the planning, landscape, environmental and social opportunities offered by the site.
More information go to the competition website
SOURCE: The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas via AILA
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Finance and Commerce reports
“We believe it’s a great time to develop because there’s not a whole lot being developed,” said Robb Bader, vice president of acquisitions and development for St. Louis Park-based Bader Development. His firm, in fact, is gearing up to break ground on a $31 million apartment development in St. Louis Park.
The St. Louis Park-based developer is planning to begin construction on The Ellipse, a project offering 132 rental units and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, at the northwest corner of France Avenue and Excelsior Boulevard.
project team includes Minneapolis-based DJR Architecture,
Minneapolis-based Damon Farber Associates as landscape architect and
the Hopkins-based Frana Companies as general contractor. The
Minneapolis-based Ackerberg Group will lease the commercial space in
SOURCE: Finance and Commerce
The conference will bring together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, politicians and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future.
Speakers such as Rem Koolhaus and Homi Bhabha
Go to the conference website to register
“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 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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The City of Toronto invites design consultant teams, led by a registered Canadian architect, to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to participate in a two-stage national design competition for the design of a new Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site.
A selection of up to five (5) shortlisted teams will proceed to Stage II of the competition, which calls for a design concept for the Visitor Centre and the surrounding grounds. Stage II submissions should express outstanding design and program excellence in order to reflect the City’s aspirations that the story of Fort York be told in meaningful and compelling ways in order to emphasize its relevance to both local visitors and tourists today.
Stage II submissions will be judged by a jury. The successful team will be retained to complete detailed designs and working drawings for the project. To obtain a copy of the Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) and more details, please refer to the City of Toronto’s call documents website at www.toronto.ca/calldocuments/ (Professional Services link) or https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/65B0BCCAF44F7C718525755F006EB357?OpenDocument.
The submission deadline is 12:00 noon (local Toronto time) on March 11, 2009.
SOURCE: canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/19/2009
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