Belt Collins buys Colorado firm

November 27, 2007,AEDT

Architecture and consulting firm Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. said yesterday it has acquired Colorado landscape architecture firm Shapins Associates. Shapins, founded 18 years ago, has 12 employees in its Boulder, Colo., office and is currently handling between 50 and 60 projects on the mainland, said Bill Bobzien, executive vice president | Read More

New Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building Starts

November 27, 2007,AEDT

OMA Shenzhen; 22 November 2007) Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) and local government together with representatives from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have broken ground for the construction of the new headquarters for China’s equivalent of the NASDAQ. The new SSE is planned as a financial center | Read More

Planning Rwanda

November 26, 2007,AEDT

Metropolis Magazine ‘Just before nine one morning in May, I arrived at the Alpha Palace Hotel, not far from the center of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. A team of American architects waited nervously outside, dressed in blue suits and holding battered travel tubes of drawings. In them was the | Read More

2014 Games offer a chance to rejuvenate Glasgow

November 26, 2007,AEDT

Glasgow is to be the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, signifying potential new opportunities for architects and regeneration in parts of the city. RMJM in Glasgow has worked with Glasgow City Council on the masterplan for the Athletes’ Village, part of which will be converted into a mixture | Read More

Design at heart of sustainable Wales

November 26, 2007,AEDT

DEVELOPERS should push the boundaries of design to help Wales achieve its sustainable development goals, the new development director of the Design Commission for Wales has said. Wendy Richards, an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, has been involved in delivering a diverse portfolio of high profile design projects, ranging | Read More

New town ‘will form important wildlife habitat’

November 26, 2007,AEDT

A NEW town will provide an “internationally important” wildlife habitat. An ecologist acting for Multiplex Stannifer will today tell a planning inquiry that plans for the Mereham development include a wetland which would help water voles, reed buntings, amphibians and reptiles to thrive. The inquiry will also hear from two | Read More

Demand For Landscape Architecture Services Remains Strong

November 26, 2007,AEDT

Washington, DC, November 19, 2007— Despite a housing slowdown, the vast majority of landscape architecture firms report they are just as or even more busy than before, according to a third quarter survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). More than three out of four firms reported steady | Read More

The politics of remembering Ground Zero

November 26, 2007,AEDT

NEW YORK – Michael Arad achieved the dream of many architects: He won the competition to design the memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. If he had thought, somewhat naively, that his plans would be implemented in the format he envisioned, he was quickly disillusioned. Arad, | Read More

On holiday at home

November 26, 2007,AEDT

NEW ZEALAND landscape architect – Leo Jew It’s amazing what can be found beyond a fence. Nestled away from public gaze, down secluded cul-de-sacs; private environments are created to transport their owners to other worlds the minute they pass through the gates. People who wanted their own “paradise on earth” | Read More

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