School of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges – The University of Texas

Prominent Dallas civic leaders Deedie and Rusty Rose have donated $1 million to the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin to fund two endowments in urban planning.

[SOURCE: The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges]

Langan Opens an Arlington, Virginia Office to Serve the Mid-Atlantic Region – The American Surveyor Magazine

The American Surveyor Magazine  reports “Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, a premier land development engineering and environmental consulting firm, has announced the opening of a new office in Arlington, Virginia. The latest Langan office will provide the firm’s integrated suite of geotechnical, site/civil, and environmental engineering services to developers, property owners, architects, and corporate clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.”

[SOURCE: The American Surveyor Magazine - Land Surveying and Mapping Online].

Dubai-based firms announce thousands of redundancies – MEED

MEED.com reports

“Consultants and contractors shed staff in wake of collapsing real estate sector.

Dubai-based consultants and contractors are now laying off thousands of staff, as increasing numbers of projects are being shelved in the wake of the collapse of the real estate sector.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: MEED – Dubai-based firms announce thousands of redundancies].

Property firms adapt to tough times – The National Newspaper

The National Newspaper reports

“Construction companies are restructuring salary packages and relocating staff within the Gulf to try to counteract the slowdown in Dubai and avoid redundancies.”

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Nakazawa’s practical magic – Building Design

Pamela Buxton of Building Design reports 

“US architect Paul Nakazawa found his forte was coaching others to make the most of their talents. With a client list including Morphosis and OMA, here he talks to Pamela Buxton about how to survive the downturn”

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