“Nakheel PJSC, the state-owned developer planning a kilometre-high tower in Dubai, will scale back some of its projects because of the global economic slowdown.”
SOURCE: Gulfnews: Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown.
JSonline reports that
“The recession and credit crunch, which have killed plans for new condominiums, hotels and other projects, are forcing some Milwaukee-area architectural firms to cut jobs.
In recent weeks, Kahler Slater Architects Inc. and Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc. have eliminated 20 positions and 15 positions, respectively. Other firms have made smaller trims as they deal with declining work from developers and other clients.”
SOURCE: JSOnline.com – Construction slump forces architecture firms to cut jobs
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) November 18, 2008 — The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, CA. was one of six competition winners at the 2008 AFLA Green Gala, hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Jim Wirick, Managing Principal at LPA Inc., accepted the award at the Wallis Annenberg Building in Los Angeles.
SOURCE: PRweb.com – Los Angeles Architects Recognize Top Green Design Firm.
San Francisco Chroncile reprts that
“Susan Van Atta, from Santa Barbara, is explicitly engaged in ecological restoration in many of her Southern California projects. Bernard Trainor, now in Monterey but active from the Carmel Valley to Marin County, says his gardens aren’t about replicating nature. But both converged on similar themes: looking at natural landscapes for inspiration and, as Trainor puts it, “learning tricks from nature and applying them.”
SOURCE: SFgate.com – Landscape designers apply nature’s tricks.
The Detroit News reports that
“The city faces a tight deadline to approve a spending plan to collect on $47 million in federal home foreclosure aid, amid calls to revise recipients Monday from several City Council members, nonprofits and community groups.”
SOURCE: The Detroit News – detnews.com – Detroit City Council critiques plans for $47M in federal funds