Several years ago I read the title of a friends Megadeth album. The words has stuck with me: peace sells, but who is buying? and they reemerged the other day when I talked to a friend of mine. He had just come home from a study trip to Vienna, where he saw a building made of Zaha Hadid. Everybody he talked to was very proud that they had a building made by Hadid, but in reality nobody would live there and therefore it was turned into a dorm... This is pretty much the story I got over a beer,… Continue
Added by Maja Johansen on October 30, 2008 at 2:02pm —
So here we are, about to go into November and it's T minus 52 days until Graduation. Wow. Where did the semester go?
There is still so much left to be done along with the dreaded and un-inspiring task of trying to find employment. It is rather depressing when we march into studio each day and the 6 of us graduating early look at each other with weak smiles in an attempt to see if anyone has heard promising news... unfortunately many are now looking to grad school or living solely off… Continue
Added by Bel St.John, ASLA, LEED AP on October 29, 2008 at 7:29pm —
While walking around in an area of Rome that was far from any of typical tourist paths, I saw several pieces of the old ruined aqueduct. The area had mostly unattractive office buildings and average restaurants but one building, while being completely average on it's own, stood out when one took a step back and began to look at the bigger picture.
Added by Lisa Town on October 28, 2008 at 3:30pm —
About 4 months ago, I launched a blog whose primary goal is to inspire and educate people about landscape design and all the little things that go into it. Some of the inspirations for the site are interiors related sites like decor8
and design sponge
. It is experiencing tremendous growth in readership and I with that I want to give an opportunity to other designers and people of interest… Continue
Added by Rochelle Greayer on October 28, 2008 at 7:59am —
“I am an avid skier, runner, hiker and mountain biker who likes to be a landscape architect on the side. My reason for living is to exist outside on the slope, the trail or at the park.”
passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 21, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. Chrisy was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to Colorado where she received a Bachelors of Science in… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 27, 2008 at 8:30am —
I just travelled across Romania for a few days. You may visit our weblog of the journey here:
Added by Ellen Fetzer on October 27, 2008 at 2:25am —
In late 2007, Andrew O'Neil
asked himself, “What if there were better ways for landscape designers and architects who struggle artistically to produce great graphics digitally?” Out of this question Graphic sketchbook was born. O'Neil has created an awesome resource for graphic gurus and beginners alike. Graphic Sketchbook
is the largest community on the internet dedicated… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 21, 2008 at 12:30pm —
The topic in which I will take into a greater exploration is the “China’s Urban Sprawl Effect: Shanghai Urbanism and the Future”, China’s Sprawl will either create an aftermath or will surpass any problems that the Americans faced during the explosion of industries. Shanghai just recently had the most cranes in one city then any other city at one point, which has lead to having more skyscrapers then New York City. Shanghai has a population of almost eighteen million people live in greater… Continue
Added by Timothy Boswell on October 17, 2008 at 12:31pm —
Local, State Governments Most Effective in Championing Sustainable Solutions
Washington, DC - October 6, 2008
- Less than half of landscape architecture offices responding were busier than usual last quarter, and only a quarter of firms plan to hire in the short term as the economic turmoil begins to be felt across the profession, according… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 17, 2008 at 11:54am —
Great Britain - 9 October 2008 - Government Minister Iain Wright MP today called for an improvement in the planning and design of Britain’s towns and cites and stressed the importance of good quality public space.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government said good design influenced people’s opportunities and aspirations but that it currently remained “an exception rather than the norm.”
Speaking at the… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 17, 2008 at 10:22am —
MARTHA CECILIA FAJARDO
, Immediate Past-President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), received her Colombian Landscape Architect Master degree on Landscape Design at Sheffield University, England. She is also an architect-planner and obtained her title in Bogotá. Martha is principal of the company Grupo Verde Ltd. a firm dedicated to the professional practice of Landscape Architecture and Environmental planning, with emphasis on Urban Design and… Continue
Added by Kevin J. Gaughan on October 16, 2008 at 7:00am —
Monday, October 6th, Philadelphia, PA....Land8lounge creates history, again, with its very first "live action" social event! About 15 members of land8 who attended this year's ASLA Annual meeting met at the Drinker's Pub for the Land8 Happy Hour - Phillystyle. There was a wide range of members from students to owners of LA firms all sharing the one thing they had in common, a love for our profession.
I would like to give a quick thanks to VectorWorks for sponsoring the event and… Continue
Added by Kevin J. Gaughan on October 8, 2008 at 3:30pm —
By Jason A. King
It's rare to find a must-read book for the profession of landscape architecture. This is not to say that there aren't a bunch of amazing books to highlight a diversity of works - including projects, theories, styles and interests. It is, however, rather uncommon for the topical nature of a text to be able to contribute to understanding and knowledge of most, if not all landscape… Continue
Added by Jason King on October 2, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Landscape and Green Expert, Dean Hill, ASLA, Certified Green Professional (CGP), To Be Featured In Fall Issues of National Publications.
Indianapolis , IN, (September 8, 2008)- Indianapolis based landscape and residential green guru, Dean Hill
, will be featured in upcoming issues of 5 national magazines. Beginning in October, Dean will be featured in Landscape Architecture, Martha Stewart Living, Innovative Home,… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 2, 2008 at 11:30am —
9 October 2008 - Day 1 Programme highlights
Hungry City - How Food Shapes Our Lives - Carolyn Steel, Director, Cullum and Nightingale Architects
Cities cover just 2% of the world’s surface but consume 75% of the world’s resources. One third of the world’s grain harvest is fed to livestock, and meat production is set to double buy 2050. Carolyn Steel, lecturer and author of Hungry City looks at the crucial relationship between food and cities and asks what is… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 2, 2008 at 7:30am —
So leaving for Philly and the ASLA Meeting on Friday at approximately 2am!! PUMPED!! I didn't realize Philadelphia was quite so far away but google maps is telling me otherwise. I can make it to Alexandria, VA from West Lafayette IN in 10 hours and apparently this trip should take me longer. Interesting. In the meantime, the big thing I need to get checked off my to-do list is my portfolio.
Goodness, I forgot how much I disliked working on them (portfolios). I'm on rendition about 4… Continue
Added by Bel St.John, ASLA, LEED AP on October 1, 2008 at 6:59pm —
Columbia, Maryland (October 1, 2008)- Nemetschek North America is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Monrovia, the leading grower of premium ornamental plants, to enhance the plant database in Vectorworks® Landmark 2009. This long-awaited addition has more than doubled the number of plants in the Vectorworks plant database as well as improved the geographic coverage of plants in regions such as Florida and California.
"We are excited to offer this new comprehensive plant… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on October 1, 2008 at 8:00am —