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Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart seminar in Japanese garden arts

Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart, Level 1 This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stonesetting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines. Location: Portland Japanese Garden and offsites Dates: Aug. 24-30, 2020 (application opens March 10, 2020) Tuition, conditions, program content and other details at japanesegarden.org/thecenter or from kfaurest@japanesegarden.org The course is eligible for continuing education units from several professional organizations. The Training Center is an approved LA CES continuing edu...Read More

Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart seminar in Japanese garden arts

This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stonesetting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines. Location: Portland Japanese Garden and offsites Dates: June 8-14 (application opens Jan. 10, 2020) Level: 1 (there is no course prerequisite, but the course is designed for professionals) Waza to Kokoro is eligible for continuing education credits from several professional associations. Tuition, conditions, program content and other details at japanesegarden.org/thecenter or from kfaurest@japanesegarden.org The Trainin...Read More

With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive

Application deadline has been extended to March 27 for With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive! This three-day course created for design professionals focuses on the Japanese tradition of designing with nature, using the spectacular landscape of the Columbia Gorge as an outdoor classroom. Marc Treib, professor of architecture emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a noted landscape and architectural historian and critic, takes part in the last day’s design critique and gives a public talk the next day. Dates: April 25-27 (application Feb. 1-March 27, 2020!) Tuition, conditions, program content and other details at japanesegarden.org/thecenter or from kfaurest@japanesegarden.org The Training Center is an approved LA CES continuing education provider, ...Read More

Two-Tower Residential Development, ‘Parkview Apartments,’ Coming to Life Above Jersey City’s Berry Lane Park

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Feb. 25, 2020 – A new, two-tower residential development, Parkview Apartments, will soon break ground in the Lafayette section of Jersey City, adjacent to Berry Lane Park, the city’s newest green space. New Jersey-based firms, Dresdner Robin and Monteforte Architectural Studio, are providing essential engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying and planning services for the project. Parkview Apartments includes two 89-foot buildings that will each rise seven stories over two floors of parking. The towers, which will break ground in days and complete construction by the end of 2021, will overlook Berry Lane Park, with unique architecture angled toward the recreational space and reflective glass that returns light to the areas below. The complex will incl...Read More

Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) of Abu Dhabi invites you to participate in a global creative ideas competition to improve outdoor thermal comfort in public spaces by mitigating the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in the city. The competition is open to all; but is specifically looking for designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, material scientists, educators, researchers, students, artists and/or inter-disciplinary teams from across the globe, to contribute. The winning entries will represent the most original and innovative ideas that attempt to reduce Heat Island Effect in a prototypical urban site in Abu Dhabi through design interventions or material and scientific innovations. Entries are not limited to architectural design interventions and ...Read More

‘House with No Steps’ Sensory Garden

This garden is designed for the ‘House with No Steps’, an organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities.  Orchards yield ingredients for cooking classes and an array of colors and textures fill the landscape.  The diverse needs of this space are demonstrated in its plaza, where guests interact with a water wall, planting beds allow for herb gardening, a bamboo garden provides noise stimulation, a stage adds a setting for awarding the students, and more.

5 Things Architects Want from a Landscape Architect

We love architecture and we love working with architects. It’s no secret that there’s sometimes tension in the architect/landscape architect relationship, but there’s no reason it needs to be that way. The duo will always create a better project together when they work as a team in harmony. Over the years, we’ve successfully navigated many projects and relationships and we’ve listened to what architects say about what rings their bell and what pushes their buttons. To lay the foundation, here are five guidelines for working with architects that will help you become their ‘go-to’ landscape architect, time after time. Be responsive to deadlines It’s tempting to say “never miss a deadline”, but never missing a deadline requires that you recognize when time seems short and respond to that. Eve...Read More

The Loumaki Park

PURPOSE The purpose of this proposal is to create a new green area in Karditsa so that it will become the new landmark destination for both residents and visitors. The connectivity of the park to the urban fabric that respects everybody, prioritizing the pedestrians, the disabled, and the bicycles is another basic element of the design, together with the use of materials and construction methods which are easily achievable and ensure the best energy efficiency, as well as the minimum need for their maintenance. GIS ANALYSIS Ahead of the landscape planning of the project, a GIS-based analysis through geo-information technology considered mandatory and of high importance, was executed. High resolution satellite imagery and other earth observations available through NASA’s open platform USGS-...Read More

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