A new gallery showcasing Australian Design has been opened in Canberra known as the Gallery of Australian Design. The Gallery is a partnership between National Museum of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Australian Institute of Architects, and the University of Canberra.
National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Mr Neil Hobbs, is delighted at the opportunity to be able to present the best of Australian design. “Having such a facility in the centre of Canberra will showcase the best of Australia’s designers to the public. It will also allow enhanced collaboration between design disciplines.”
The Harvard University Gazette reports
“Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design Mohsen Mostafavi announced the appointment of Charles Waldheim as professor of landscape architecture and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at GSD, effective July of this year.
“I very much look forward to working with Charles and the landscape faculty in defining the future direction of the department, and in confronting the current challenges and opportunities facing those who teach and practice in the field of landscape architecture,” said Mostafavi during his announcement”
SOURCE: The Harvard University Gazette – Waldheim appointed professor, chair of landscape architecture
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Builder and Engineer reports
“The government’s architecture watchdog has criticised the ‘extremely weak’ design of the £355m media centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) said it was unable to support the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) proposed designs for the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre which are located on the edge of the Olympic Park.”
SOURCE:Builder and Engineer – CABE slams London 2012 media centre designs
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has launched a competition using Youtube to promote landscape architecture.
The creative competition is open anyone living in Canada who is over 18 years old.
A video must be less than 3 minutes and be submitted for entry by 31st July 2009.
Download the Competition Guidelines (PDF linked from CSLA)
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Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News
The School of Landscape Architecture (University of Arizona) has created an innovative desert landscape that is both beautiful and sustainable.
The Underwood Family Sonoran Landscaping Lab is home to five different desert habitats as well as a pond that is supported completely by reclaimed water that serves as a home to the endangered fish the Gila chub, said Ron Stoltz, director of the School of Landscape Architecture.
SOURCE: Daily Wildcat – Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News
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