Seattle’s Central Waterfront Project Finalists Announced

September 1, 2010,AEDT

Last week the City of Seattle announced the shortlist of finalists for the role of lead designer. The four shortlisted teams are led by the following firms: – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol – James Corner Field Operations – Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Wallace Roberts & Todd The shortlist was established | Read More

Matthew Urbanski Interview about BBP by PLACES

June 23, 2010,AEDT

PLACES has published a recent interview with Matthew Urbanski of MVVA about the design & construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The interview goes into detail about the materials used and some of the design elements. An interesting interview that gives good insight to the design and construction process. Read more | Read More

Michael Van Valkenburgh gives MVVA background at community meeting

June 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently found this video of Michael Van Valkenburgh giving a background to MVVA and their initial approach to the North Grant Park at a community meeting. It is always interesting to see landscape architects presenting their company. The video does have a few edits and is not complete presentation but | Read More

Competition Shortlist is a who’s who of design

February 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently the contest organisers of the Gateway Arch Design Competition announced the shortlist for the second round of the competition and it reads like a who’s who of built environment design from around the world. This competition is shaping up to be one of the most interesting for 2010 and | Read More

MVVA selected for northern end of Grant Park

November 19, 2009,AEDT

Chicago Journal reports A Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm has been recommended to lead the revamp of the northern end of Grant Park, one of the most prominent — and, in recent times, most contentious — public spaces in Chicago. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. will plan an area that includes | Read More

George W Bush Presidential Center unveiled

November 19, 2009,AEDT

Today, the design for George W. Bush Presidential Center will be unveiled in Dallas. The center situated at the Southern Methodist University is expected to cost $250 million. The landscape architect for the project is Michael Van Valkenburgh. who’s design includes a replica of the White House Rose Garden and | Read More

Groundbreaking for Penn Park on November 6

November 4, 2009,AEDT

According to the University of Pennsylvania Almanac A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held at Penn Park on Friday, November 6. The event tent will be located east of Levy Tennis Pavilion, at the west gate to the Penn Park site. Penn Park is a 24-acre site on the eastern edge | Read More

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