Snøhetta, a Norwegian an integrated landscape, architecture and interior firm based in Oslo and a smaller office in New York. The New York Office is featured in a Metropolis Magazine article by Belinda Lanks who looks at the egalitarian approach of Snøhetta and how it is working in the American market. Snøhetta offices are not just about open plan and different teams hot-desking, it is also creating a culture that is transparent, diverse and includes cross-discipline teams. Lanks looks also into bonuses, pay scale and how hard it is for Snøhetta to maintain the culture as the firm grows.
Read more about Snøhetta at [Metropolis Magazine]
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host next April (2010) the First International Conference on Urban and Architectural Heritage in Islamic Countries (FCUAHIC) at the Saudi capital of Riyadh to discuss the role of urban heritage in the cultural, social, and economic development in the Islamic countries.
For more information: www.islamicurbanheritage.org.sa
WNYC (New York Public Radio Station) and its Culture section on its website has recently given video cameras to some of New York leading architects including Stephen Cassell, Liz Diller, Hugh Hardy and Michael Van Valkenburgh.
Watch the great video from Michael Van Valkenburgh of the Brooklyn Bridge Park
SOURCE: WNYC – Cityscapes