MarketWatch reports “Next Century Associates, LLC, a partnership between Los Angeles based real estate investor Michael Rosenfeld and an entity in the D.E. Shaw Group, today unveiled plans for a $2 billion mixed-use project on the 5.75 acre Century Plaza hotel site.
The project is being designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an internationally acclaimed architecture and urban design firm founded by I.M. Pei and Henry Cobb known for their iconic designs
plan and gardens” architecture “are being designed by Ken Smith Landscape Architecture. Recent projects include the rooftop garden at the New York Museum of Modern Art, Goldman Sachs World Headquarters and the Orange County Great Park.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Market Watch – Next Century Associates Announces $2 Billion Vision for Century City]
LA Weekly reports
“Commission President Jane Usher, who, in a controversial letter slamming the policies of her political ally Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa once advised L.A. residents to sue City Hall over its move to increase housing density in neighborhoods citywide, publicly resigned with a similar missive, on December 11.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Fiery Urban Critic Jane Usher Resigns – News – LA Weeklypage 1 – LA Weekly].
The Czech pavilion at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai will be built by Film Dekor. The company’s winning project, entitled Urbanized Landscape, features young but established authors selected by curator Lenka Lindaurová.
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Czechnews – Aktuáln – Czechs will show Urbanized Landscape at Expo 2010]
“Since last year’s Best Careers package was published, America has elected a president and Congress with a new agenda; we’ve begun what experts believe to be a long-term downturn in the economy; and there’s been an accelerated worldwide focus on the green economy. We made sure to incorporate these major changes into the process for selecting the Best Careers 2009.”
read more @ the [SOURCE: Best Careers 2009: Landscape Architect – US News and World Report.]