LA in the Media - Issue 29, May 10 - 23

Ten-year-old Kaelan at Saltwater Coast Crocodile Park. Picture: Damjan Janevski.

6 May 2016 [The Urban Developer]

US Development Market Inspiring Local Projects

“Being able to realistically see what a community will look like early on means stakeholders can really connect with the development and its vision. This is definitely something that would work well on local projects,” said Matthew Bradbury, Associate Landscape Architect, Spiire. Read more.

9 May 2016 [Hornsby Shire Council]

Close look at Hornsby Quarry for tomorrow's designers

One of the students was Jessica Hodge, who was deeply impressed by the potential of the quarry.“It’s a really exciting project and there’s a lot of opportunity there,” she said. “It’s quite different to what we’ve been looking at in the inner city, with the stunning rock formations and the sheer vastness of the quarry.” The students are currently preparing their suggestions for the quarry, which will be shown to Council’s landscape architects and could become part of the final design. Read more.

11 May 2016 [Architecture AU]

What are the projects, people and events that have shaped Australian landscape architecture?

The jurors are Amalie Wright, Bruce Mackenzie, Jan Owen, Sharon McKay, Mark Jaques, Susan Ryan, Andrew Saniga, Elizabeth Mossop, Dawn Casey, Scott Hawken, Catherin Bull, Janet Holmes à Court, SueAnne Ware, Barbara Schaffer and Jeff Malpas. Read more.

11 May 2016 [Star Weekly]

Croc park up for best playground

Could Point Cook have the best playground in Australia? Saltwater Coast Crocodile Park is in the running for an Australia’s Best Playground award in a competition run by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. The park, which was officially opened last October as part of a $5.5 million wetlands upgrade at the Saltwater Coast development in Point Cook, includes a variety of custom-designed forts, sand buckets, pulleys, bells, rope bridges and swings. Read more.

11 May 2016 [The MP Report]


“With a full turnkey offering exclusively located on the golf course, we had anticipated a lot of interest. The proximity to transport as well as retail and education hubs present a solid investment and lifestyle option,” he said. Principal of Arcadia Landscape Architecture, Alex Longley said the design looks to capture the lifestyle and amenity of its location. Read more.

11 May 2016 [Desktop]

The Oscars of the design world has announced its winners

Landscape Architecture:Hargreaves Associates
Renowned for transforming neglected urban sites, waterfronts, and campuses into memorable places,Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architecture for over 30 years. Its projects range from large scale and environmentally complex like that of the 274-acre parklands for London’s 2012 Olympics to place-making projects such as the University of Cincinnati’s campus and even to small plazas and gardens. Read more.

11 May 2016 [Rouse Hill Courier]

Winners of the Blacktown Local Business Awards 2016

The Local Business Awards recognises businesses and workers in a community for their outstanding work, customer service and innovative ideas. Held last night at the Blacktown Workers’ Club, over 4000 nominations across 32 categories were submitted for consideration. Home Improvement & Hardware: Austral Masonry. Read more.

13 May 2016 [Architecture and Design]

2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture to be "even bigger" with over 30 speakers announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced its line-up of local and international speakers for the upcoming 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture ‘Not In My Backyard’ in Canberra. Creative Director, Richard Weller along with the seven curators, have lined up over 30 new speakers to lead the conversation at the Festival, which takes place in Canberra from 27 October till 30 October 2016. Read more.

14 May 2016 [Babyology]

Sydney school kids design a dangerous playground and win $100,000 to make it happen!

What kind of playground would children create if they were let loose to design their own? Would it look like this? Well, a school in NSW is about to find out because the kids have won $100,000 to turn their creative vision into a reality. Read more

16 May 2016 [The Bulletin]

East Shores precinct takes top industry prize

EAST Shores is the talk of the town planning industry this month after its design team took out a national award for planning excellence. The precinct beat out five other nominees in the 'Great Place' category, and, as the winner of the State Awards last year, was the only project representing Queensland. Read more.\

17 May 2016 [Architecture and Design]

New scholarship encourages Indigenous students to pursue landscape architecture studies

In 2017 The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will offer a scholarship for Indigenous students who apply to study for a bachelor in Landscape Architecture. Sponsored by Arcadia Landscape Architecture, the scholarship intends to raise the profile of the landscape architecture industry amongst Indigenous school leavers, highlighting the career opportunities available in an industry, which will benefit from their cultural perspective. Read more.

17 May 2016 [NT News]

Centralian Senior College snares major architectural award for outdoor space use to win back disengaged youth

AN outdoor space which is used to host an education program aimed at supporting young people who have become disengaged from mainstream schooling has gained national recognition. Centralian Senior College’s Alice Outcomes program is set to receive a much-needed redevelopment of its outdoor space on Kempe Street, The Gap, after winning a special architectural award. Read more.

18 May 2016 [News Local]

Concept Architects pitch ideas in Design Our Ryde competition

Australian firm Team2 Architects and Arcadia Landscape Architecture was the people’s choice, with most of 2653 votes in thethree-week public exhibition. Its concept — The Orchard, Ryde Square — pays tribute to the area’s past as a place of produce. There are fruit trees, community gardens and a farmers market. The fourth concept, Gateway to Ryde, provides a more conventional approach with three towers. Read more.

18 May 2016 [Architecture and Design]

City of Ryde shortlists 4 designs in Stage 1 of international design competition

The City of Ryde has announced the winners of Stage 1 of the Design Our Ryde international design competition. A jury chaired by NSW Government Architect Peter Poulet,Australian Institute of Architects President NSW Chapter Shaun Carter, and Sustainability Strategist Maria Atkinson AM shortlisted designs 392, 299 and 572 from the entries. Additionally, design 16 received the most votes from the general public as the People’s Choice. Read more.

18 May 2016 [The Urban Developer]

Design Our Ryde Contest Shortlist Unveiled

Four architectural concepts from Australia, China, Italy/Australia and the United States have been shortlisted as contenders in the Design Our Ryde design competition to guide the future of the Ryde Civic Hub in Sydney. The four shortlisted entrants were announced by Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale, and Chair of the Design our Ryde Jury, Mr Peter Poulet. The four contenders, which include the People’s Choice Winner, were chosen from 175 entries from 48 countries, including 41 from Australia. Read more.