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A New Landmark for New York City

There are hills rising in New York City harbor!  On July 25, Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground on the latest phase of construction for the West8 design of Governors Island.  A flat area on the southern end of the island, which was once occupied by vacant and…


Added by Annie Bergelin on July 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Diana Balmori Recognized as a Leader of Creativity

Dr. Diana Balmori, FASLA, Ph.D, was declared #3 on the list of “100 Most Creative People in Business” in the June issue of Fast Company Magazine.  Balmori has advanced innovative design ideas that comingle…


Added by Annie Bergelin on July 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Landscape Urbanism Launches Scenario 4: “Rethinking Infrastructure”

Need a good read this week?  Here is an in-depth study for you!  Our friends over at Landscape Urbanism recently launched the latest issue of the newly-named Scenario Journal - Scenario 4: Rethinking…


Added by Andrew Spiering on June 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Excalibur: The World's Tallest Climbing Wall

The Excalibur, situated within the Bjoeks Climb Center among the flatlands of Groningen, The Netherlands, is the world’s tallest climbing wall.  Towering 121 feet above grade, it stands like a monument over the surrounding landscape.  If the sheer height were not enough, a sleek curve 36 feet from the base provides an artificial…


Added by Andrew Spiering on May 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LAF Announces Winners of the 2013 Olmsted Scholar Awards

Since 2008, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has honored student leadership through their Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students.  The 2013 class, nominated by their faculty for being…


Added by Andrew Spiering on May 21, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Land8 is Seeking New Writers

Want to share your expertise, inspiration, or design critique?  We are seeking free-lance writers to join our efforts to inspire and inform our members on latest trends, regional news and projects, design tools, art & design, and technology.  We are looking for regular short and long-form…

Added by Andrew Spiering on April 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

City Terrain: New e-Newsletter by The Architect's Newspaper

Our friends at The Architect's Newspaper are launching a new e-newsletter, City Terrain. Each week, City Terrain will compile their top stories in lanscape architecture and urban design, coverage ranging from waterfronts and innovative streetscapes to water retention systems and green roofs.  With all the…


Added by Andrew Spiering on February 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Landscape Architecture Among the Safest Jobs in the US

Landscape Architecture is among the safest jobs in the US...right after sheep herding, commercial banking, and cereal manufacturing.  "...professions with relatively few fatal occupational injuries include commercial banking, landscape architecture, and cereal manufacturing."  This makes me so proud.  Way…


Added by Andrew Spiering on September 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Take a Stroll in the 'Tunnel of Love'

Located near the town of Kleven, in the dense forests of eastern Ukraine, this natural tunnel has been formed over many years by a passing train.  The 3…


Added by Andrew Spiering on June 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Solid, Hype-Free Social Media Advice

Just as buying everything Home Depot has to offer doesn't make you a better craftsman, signing onto every social media channel doesn't make you a better planner. Ben Brown, a founding member of the USA TODAY editorial staff, co-founder of Coastal Living magazine, contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, etc., etc., now spends his time communicating about placemaking. In this article, he talks about the challenges and opportunities of building and sustaining community in the…


Added by Hazel Borys on March 11, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

ASLA Business Quarterly Survey: Billable Hours Down, Hiring Up

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2011 – The fourth quarter of 2010 represented a mixed bag for landscape architecture firms, as firm leaders reported fewer billable hours but increased hiring opportunities, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey. The findings echo the results from the 4Q 2009 survey, though billable hours, inquiries… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on January 26, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Now Available: AutoCAD for Mac

I thought the iPhone on verizon was too good to be true. Now, Mac supports AutoCAD...Can it be?

For all of you devout Mac users, you will no longer need to run Windows (via parallels or boot camp) on your Mac in order to harness the power of AutoCAD. Autodesk announced that it has officially returned to Mac OS X after an 18 year absence.

They did not stop there. Autodesk is also bringing an AutoCAD app to the iPad and iPhone… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 11 Comments

Atelier Dreiseitl Opens Firm in Portland

German-based landscape architecture firm, Atelier Dreiseitl, is opening a studio in Portland, Oregon - its first site in the United States.

Launching Atelier Dreiseitl’s Portland studio are two partners and two leading principals formerly with the Portland firm Walker Macy. Mauricio Villarreal, Charles Brucker, Eric Bode and Zeljka Carol Kekez will direct the firm’s North and South Americas’ operations.…


Added by Andrew Spiering on March 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

SWA Names New President

SWA Group Names L.A.’s Gerdo Aquino President,

Joins CEO Kevin Shanley On Executive Team

of Global Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Firm

Los Angeles (March 10, 2010) – SWA Group, one of the most highly recognized landscape architectural and urban design firms in the world, announced today that Gerdo Aquino, a Managing Principal of SWA’s Los Angeles office, was named President of the firm. He joins the management team led by CEO Kevin Shanley, a… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on March 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

ECLAS Announces Lifetime Achievement Awards

Press Release - The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, ECLAS, represents the academic community of landscape architecture in Europe. ECLAS exists to foster and develop scholarship in landscape architecture. Its aims are to strengthen contacts and to enrich the dialogue between its members within the wider European social and institutional context.

For the… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on December 1, 2009 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

2009 Landscape Institute Awards Announced

Peter Youngman Award. Winner: Olympic Delivery Authority for Olympic Park

Via Landscape Institute

This year’s Landscape Awards, presented by environmentalist Jonathan Porritt, gave the industry’s top prize to Gillespies and the accolade for outstanding contribution to landscape went to the… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on November 20, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Winner of Pamphlet Architecture 30 Competition Announced

New York, NY (September 10, 2009) – Founded in 1977 by architects Steven Holl and William Stout to promote the work and ideas of up-and-coming architects,… Continue

Added by Land8 on September 14, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

IFLA 47th World Congress Suzhou, China, 2010

IFLA 47th World Congress will be hosted by the International Federation of Landscape

Architects (IFLA) and the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture (CHSLA),

supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s

Republic of China and the Department of Construction of Jiangsu Province, and

organized by Suzhou People’s Government, in Suzhou, China on May 28-30, 2010.


Responding to Nature to Achieve Harmony and… Continue

Added by Land8 on September 10, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

First Ever Landscaping Institute Opens in Sri Lanka

The doors of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architecture finally opened on Thursday "the 24th of July 2009 and it was the ceremonial inauguration that was had on the 13th at Waters Edge", after the Institute of Landscape Architects Bill was approved back in May. The Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architecture (SLILA) is operating as an independant institute to serve the students who… Continue

Added by Land8 on August 15, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Stirling Prize Shortlists Masterplan for First Time

BDP’s masterplan for Liverpool One has been nominated for the 2009 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Via LandscapeJournal

"The Stirling Prize…

Added by Andrew Spiering on August 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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