Ray Edgar of theage.com.au has written a feature article about landscape architecture. Edgar interviews some landscape architects in Victoria, Australia for the feature and they have some key insights into the role of landscape architecture in society. Here are some of the key statements and encourage you to read the full article.
“Landscape architecture used to be the ‘parsley on the pig’, the token decorative garnish around the building,” says RMIT research leader Dr Sue Anne Ware.
“Landscape architecture is sociology and what interests us is how people use space, feel a sense of ownership over that space, and appropriate it in a socially responsible manner,” said Chris Sawyer of Site Office.
Read the full article at the [SOURCE: The Age - New Park Life]
Are you working or looking at a landscape architecture position in Australia? You should look at the 2009 Salary Survey results released by Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today. The results are not conclusive but give a good indication of what salary you could or should be earning.
SOURCE: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
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.”