LA in the Media - Issue 45, 20 January - 5 February 2017

 

University students along with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council plan to bring a fresh perspective to the Wollondilly and Mulwaree Rivers walking track. Photo: Goulburn Post.

 

Thursday 2 March 2017 [Australian Design Review]

Q&ADR: Shahana McKenzie, CEO of AILA

Every week in our Q&ADR column, ADR interviews an architect, designer, object maker or industry person about who they are beyond the work – their life, inspiration, challenges and aspirations. This week we catch up with the CEO of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Shahana McKenzie, about how she fell into the A&D industry, keeping work-life balance as a mother of three and the brilliant work of landscape architects. Read more.

 

Monday 1 March 2017 [Goulburn Post]

Student architecture exchange bring new ideas to the table

Five landscape architecture students from the University of Canberra (UC) will partner up with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council to bring fresh ideas to the Wollondilly and Mulwaree Rivers walking track. Read more.

 

Monday 1 March 2017 [Outdoor Design Source]

Flying High

Landscape architects McGregor Coxall has won a competition to design a wetland sanctuary in Tianjin, offering migrating birds a stopover to fatten up and breed. Read more.

 

Thursday 16 February 2017 [HASSEL]

HASSELL Travelling Scholarship awarded to University of NSW graduate Cavan Smith

HASSELL has announced Cavan Smith from the University of New South Wales as the winner of the 2017 HASSELL Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award, for landscape architecture. Read more.

 

Friday 24 February 2017 [Australian Design Review]

HASSELL’s $1.1 billion Herston Quarter redevelopment commences next phase

The next phase of the $1.1 billion Herston Quarter redevelopment in Brisbane will commence following contractual close between Australian Unity and Metro North Hospital and Health Service. HASSELL will provide ongoing architectural, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design services through the design and construction phases of the project. Read more.

 

Monday 1 March 2017 [Cootamundra Herald]

Stronger Communities funds Peace Pavilion landscaping

The mark of Cootamundra’s most generous residents will literally be left on the Peace Pavilion at Albert Park with Rotarians planning a ‘recognition pathway’ at the site. Read more.

 

Tuesday 28 February 2017 [The Manufacturers Success Connection]

China unveils plans for a new bird airport

For a country that has received so much flak for its rate of environmental decline, China really seems to be pulling up its socks—and setting a global precedent while they are at it. The most recent development in the country’s bid for an ecologically-minded future is the Liangang Eco Park, a rest-stop for migrating birds. Read more.

 

Monday 1 March 2017 [The Canberra Times]

Northbourne Avenue's trees don't just look cool - they cool

Many of us returned from our summer sojourn to a noticeably naked Northbourne Avenue. Approaching the Mouat-Antill streets intersection from the north, the speed limit drops to 60km/h as the highway straightens to reveal the final procession to the city's ceremonial centre. Now and for the foreseeable future, this gateway feels unsettlingly open to the big Canberra sky. Read more.

 

Tuesday 28 February 2017 [Wellington Scoop]

The future of NZ cities – planners identify disruptions and challenges

Artificial intelligence, driverless cars, the shared economy and climate change are disrupting the future of New Zealand cities, according to internationally renowned planning experts. The challenge for local authorities and citizens is adapting to these advancements, claim urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood, and highly respected landscape architect Professor Elizabeth Mossop. Read more.

 

Saturday 18 February 2017 [Futuristic Architecture]

Melbourne Architecture Tours: Walking Guides

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia after Sydney. Celebrated architecture includes the Southern Cross Station Expansion, Federation Square East, ANZ Centre building, Webb Bridge, The Infinity Centre and The Yardmaster’s Building. All these buildings can be visited on our Melbourne Architecture Tours. Read more.

 

Monday 20 February 2017 [The Adelaide Review]

SA’s Design Institutes on What to Expect from 2017

The heads of South Australia’s five design institutes give us a taste of what’s to come in 2017. Read more.

 

Saturday 18 February 2017 [The Educator]

How school design affects student concentration

Last year, Melbourne hosted the Learning Environments Australasia Awards, which recognised the innovative work being done in this area. Innovation in educational design was a major talking point at the conference, which gathered some of Australia’s finest architects whose work is helping to drive innovation and improve the physical landscape of education. Read more.

 

Tuesday 21 February 2017 [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Felling of Northbourne trees brought forward, all gone by March for tram construction

All remaining trees on Northbourne Avenue will be clear-felled by the end of March, the government announced on Tuesday, citing safety concerns in its decision to bring forward the tree removal. Read more.

 

Wednesday 22 February 2017 [Riverine Herald]

Foreshore Approval

Funding is now the only obstacle that stands in the way of a major redevelopment of the Tocumwal Foreshore. Read more.

 

Saturday 25 February 2017 [The Advertiser]

Battle for affordable housing in Queensland puts public green space at risk

DOWN along the banks of the Logan River, nestled among a rural backdrop, the approval of a massive resort on koala habitat this week has caused angst among conservationists. Fears are growing that it is the latest addition to a sea of urban sprawl coming at the cost of dwindling green spaces. Read more.

 

Saturday 25 February 2017 [Goondiwindi Argus]

Architects branch out with flyover at school

Branch Studio Architects has become the "in-house" architect for Caroline Chisholm College, in Braybrook. There's the latest award-winning project, the Flyover Gallery, refurbishment of classrooms and a new canteen on its "whiteboard". Read more.

 

Saturday 25 February 2017 [The Advertiser]

Battle for affordable housing in Queensland puts public green space at risk

DOWN along the banks of the Logan River, nestled among a rural backdrop, the approval of a massive resort on koala habitat this week has caused angst among conservationists. Fears are growing that it is the latest addition to a sea of urban sprawl coming at the cost of dwindling green spaces. Read more.

 

Saturday 25 February 2017 [The Advertiser]

Battle for affordable housing in Queensland puts public green space at risk

DOWN along the banks of the Logan River, nestled among a rural backdrop, the approval of a massive resort on koala habitat this week has caused angst among conservationists. Fears are growing that it is the latest addition to a sea of urban sprawl coming at the cost of dwindling green spaces. Read more.

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