Bader Development sees slowdown as opportunity, readies St. Louis Park apartment project – Finance and Commerce

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.

The
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
the building.

SOURCE: Finance and Commerce

Harvard GSD: Ecological Urbanism Conference

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

Princeton University – Conference will examine issues of race and real estate

Princeton University

“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’s aspiring architects face a job shortage – Yale Daily News

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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Visitor Centre Design Competition/Fort York National Historic Site – canadanarchitect.com

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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