VIDEO | Penn State Landscape Students learn materials skills from Pennsylvania College of Technology

Thirty Penn State landscape architecture majors received valuable hands-on experience at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s masonry lab. The afternoon visit provided the Penn State students with the opportunity to work with materials and processes often part of their designs: brick, block, artificial stone and archways. Penn College masonry students served as instructors.

VIDEO & TEXT CREDIT | Pennsylvania College of Technology

Call for Submissions | Inflection Journal


Landscape architecture needs more publications and discourse about the built environment and it is heartening to see that the University of Melbourne School of Design is starting a new student run journal titled Inflection. The editors recently put out the call for submissions for various categories of material. In the inaugural issue to be published in November 2014, the journal’s title will double as a broadly defined theme: the concept of inflection as a lens to magnify and investigate the current state of architecture, design and the built environment. The editors are currently seeking contributions from students, academics and professionals.

Inflection is born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the importance of the printed word and the discursive voice of students, academics and professionals. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing, a place to share ideas and engage with the exciting time we are living in. Inflection is first and foremost a place to gather and share discourse about the built environment.

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STUDENT PROJECT | New Symbiotic System – Revitalization of Tai O | Wu Junqing


New Symbiotic System – Revitalization of Tai O is in response to the decline of Tai O’s pillar industry: Agriculture and Aquaculture. It especially focuses on the trend of increasing outflow of younger generation and that wetland value is going to take over Tai O’s cultural value, historical value and spiritual value.

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2013 in Review | October

Urban Food Jungle | AECOM
The Urban Food Jungle is a conceptual design that responds to diminishing food security and the inefficiencies of classic urban farming models by interconnecting sustainable food production, entertainment, and culinary delight.

Box Hill Gardens Multi Purpose Area | Box Hill Australia | ASPECT Studios
A key feature of the space is the recycling of the former tennis court club building. Part of the clubhouse has been retained and reused as seating platforms overlooking the playing surfaces. A new toilet block sits behind the rebound-wall providing amenity to all park users.

STUDENT Project | Future Hopley: Hutano, Mvura, Miti | Leonardo Robleto Costante
The project introduces the concept of Informal Landscape Armatures as a design method that provides dwellers with those that they cannot achieve on their own.

STUDENT PROJECT | Edible Landscapes | Milkana Mladenova


The study explores the application of edible plants in modern cities, in order to help understand today’s trends shaping the urban environment. Edible Landscaping is referred to as the practice of incorporating food – producing plants in the landscape. Fruit and nut trees, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and shrubs with berries can be combined to create an attractive design that produces fruits and vegetables for home consumption. It is an approach to food production where exotic ornamentals are replaced with edible or productive plants.

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Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition—now in its 12th year—is an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The Hines Competition challenges multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students representing at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data.

This is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the site. The winning team will receive $50,000 and the finalist teams $10,000 each.

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STUDENT PROJECT | Landscape as Laboratory: Umbrellas | Taylor Becker


Biannually, the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore hosts “Sculpture at Evergreen,” an outdoor exhibit that grants local artists the opportunity to display their work on the grounds of the museum, creating a seasonal sculpture park for everyone to enjoy.

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