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 or increased billable hours compared to the previous quarter, and four in ten firms were planning to hire additional staff. more at ASLA.org
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, a young architect who seemed steeped in euphoria and quite astounded by his win, became caught up in an imbroglio of politicians, architects, public officials and interest groups. more at haaretz.com
Dubai Municipality has announced its official sponsorship for GLADAC 2008, the first Gulf Landscape Architecture and Design Awards Conference, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre during 20-22 January 2008. more at AMEinfo.com
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” created the earliest known gardens. Centuries later, not much has changed. And paradise has certainly been achieved at one Pakuranga property – one of the first purchased in a new subdivision established in the early 1980s. more at Times New Zealand