Anita Berrizbeitia Appointed Professor of Landscape Architecture

Mohsen Mostafavi – Dean, Faculty of Design at Harvard University GSD announced

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Anita Berrizbeitia as tenured Professor of Landscape Architecture, starting in July 2009.

Berrizbeitia is a landscape architect whose research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes. She was awarded the 2005–2006 Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar before receiving a BA from Wellesley College and an MLA from the GSD.

Berrizbeitia has taught design theory and studio, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was Associate Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her studios investigate innovative approaches to the conceptualization of public space, especially on sites where urbanism, globalization, and local cultural conditions intersect. She also leads seminars that focus on significant transformations in landscape discourse over the last three decades. From 1987 to 1993, she practiced with Child Associates, Inc., in Boston, where she collaborated on many award-winning projects.

SOURCE: News at GSD

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Topos 67 – Materials & Details – Available NOW

Topos 67 deals with good design, and the broad affiliated subject of materials and details. These days “right materials” increasingly involve eco-friendly, non-polluting production and short, energy-minimised transport. Topos presents different designs and projects involving such materials from all over the world – whether in Tenerife, Milwaukee, Melbourne, New York, Chile or Denmark.

The issue also presents the work and philosophy of Mcgregor + Coxall, an award-winning Sydney-based landscape architecture office that is a proponent of the new wave of environmentally focused landscape architecture framed within a modernist design approach.

Order your copy of Topos 67 today!

SOURCE: www.topos.de

Libeskind wins $20 billion Seoul masterplan project – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Studio Daniel Libeskind has beaten Foster & Partners, Asympote and Skidmore Owings & Merrill to win an international competition to design a $20 billion masterplan for a new district in Seoul, South Korea.”

SOURCE: Building Design – Libeskind wins $20 billion Seoul masterplan project

Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June – CLEMSON


CLEMSON — A documentary on the latest nature-based sculpture in the South Carolina Botanical Garden will air in June on public television.

“Touch the Earth: A Chameleon Meadow – In Praise of Shadows” tells the story of two artists of different cultural backgrounds who were invited to address a water runoff issue in the garden’s redwood meadow.

To meet this charge, Hiroko Inoue of Japan and Yvette Dede of Charleston had to merge not only their individual artistic styles and processes but also the requirements of environmental engineering, landscape architecture and aquatic horticulture.

“Touch the Earth” will air on S.C. Educational Television (SCETV) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, and on the South Carolina Channel at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. It is the seventh program in a series detailing creation of the garden’s 16 nature-based sculptures.

For more information goto www.clemson.edu/scbg

SOURCE: CLEMSON – Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June

International Design Competition for Pier Head – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

“Designs for the Pier Head

Southend PierSouthend Borough Council working with the Landscape Institute are running an international competition to design a new landscape and buildings for the pier head at Southend Pier.

The competition will seek to bring forward designs to reinvigorate the pier head and turn it once more into a major attraction for both tourists and residents.

Designers will be challenged to develop the pier head in a manner that builds on the town’s cultural attractions and also makes the most of its important heritage.”

For more information on the competition go to the competition page 

SOURCE: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT is not involved in this design competition in any way. Please contract the organisers Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for more information about the competition.

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