SWA and the world’s tallest building *UPDATE*

January 10, 2010,AEDT

SWA group designed the 27 acres around the base of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The San Francisco Chronicle has a quick interview with John Wong of SWA about the project and its design. Read the interview at the [SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle – Sausalito group creates oasis at Burj | Read More

Landscape Architect & Urban Planner in Top 50 careers for 2010

December 31, 2009,AEDT

U.S. News and World Report have listed Landscape Architect and Urban Planner in the Top 50 Careers for 2010. Numbers of Landscape Architects according U.S. News and World Report are expected to jump 20 percent between 2008 and 2018 and Urban Planners are expected to also to grow 19 percent | Read More

Plans submitted for Paignton seafront playground

November 27, 2009,AEDT

thisissouthdevon.co.uk reports DETAILS of the new £500,000 Lottery-funded playground for Paignton seafront have been submitted to Torbay Council. The ideas by landscape architect Rob McGuiness at Bay architectural firm Kay Elliott include a timber board walk bridging the play area and offering views in both directions; earth mounds between two | Read More

Scape Design Associates appointed for new public square

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Landscape architect Scape Design Associates has been appointed to create a new public square in a major west London shopping area after beating shortlisted rivals Gillespies and Burns & Nice. The design will be developed with continued public consultation for planning application. SOURCE: bdonline.co.uk IMAGE SOURCE: King Street Regeneration Related | Read More

Halprin, the tribal elder of American landscape architecture

October 30, 2009,AEDT

Lawrence Halprin, 93 passed away earlier this week. A great landscape architect who designed hundreds of projects throughout his 60 year career and was famous for such designs as the Roosevelt Memorial, Ghirardelli Square, a 1.5-mile walkway overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem; a new pedestrian approach to Yosemite Falls. | Read More

Book Review | Composing Landscapes by Clemens Steenbergen.

September 4, 2009,AEDT

Video Book Review of Composing Landscapes: Analysis, Typology and Experiments for Design by Clemens Steenbergen. World Landscape Architect – Composing Landscapes Book Review from WorldLA on Vimeo. Composing Landscapes: Analysis, Typology and Experiments for Design available from Amazon for $USD34.27 + postage    

West Harlem Piers Park opens in NY City

June 3, 2009,AEDT

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber today joined community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of West Harlem Piers Park. The $20 million, two-acre park connects West Harlem to the Hudson River greenway | Read More

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