Friday 5 June 2015 [Townsville Bulletin]

Landscape Architect Wal Smtih wins highest industry accolade

Townsville landscape architect Wal Smith has been recognised as an industry leader. The director of planning and design firm Place Design Group was awarded a fellowship of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects at its Queensland awards on Friday.Read More.

Friday 5 June 2015 [In Daily]

Historic Building to be made design festival hub

A design competition is underway to turn this grand old building into the creative hub for the second annual Festival of Architecture and Design in October. Teams of designers will compete to plan the events space layout of the former Telecom Trust building on Franklin Street in Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga.Read More.

Friday 5 June 2015 [Logan City Council]

Logan projects claim landscape architecture awards

An installation of totems celebrating the settlement of Logan Village has won a prestigious landscape architecture award. The 'Forest of Memories' installation - a collection of colour changing totems featuring life-size images of early Logan settlers - was named a winner in the design category of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects QLD Awards.Read More.

Monday 8 June 2015 [Brisbane Times]

Anti-highrise group has own plans for Toowong ABC site

A community group opposed to a three-tower complex on the site of the former ABC studios at Toowong hascome up with its own park plan for the site. Elizabeth Handley from community group Park In Toowong said the Sunland proposal for three high-rises of between 24 and 29 storeys was inappropriate for the site.Read More.

Wednesday 10 June 2015[PRWIRE]

Trees with stratacell result in vibrant transformation

The redevelopment of the Vaughan Street precinct, which started in July 2013 and finished in November 2013, involved three major stages. It enhances pedestrian access and central urban space in a street that connects the Shepparton railway regional transport hub, the suburban bus network and the taxi services with the Shepparton CBD.Read More.

Thursday June 1 2015 [Jimboomba Times]

Design award for Logan village forest of memories

LOGAN Village's Forest of Memories is shining bright after winninga prestigious design award in landscape architecture. The display, which features a collection of 15 totems imprinted with the images of early Logan settlers, was a winner in the design category of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects QLD Awards.Read More.

Tuesday 16 June 2015 [Architectureau]

Nominations open for national urban design award

The award celebrates excellence across all elements of urban design in Australia from completed small- and large-scale projects to policies and programs. Built environment professionals are invited to submit design initiatives, projects, built developments and publications that make significant contributions to Australia’s cites.Read More.

Tuesday 16 June 2015 [Herald Sun]

Green spaces and gardens at schools boost children's brain development

GREEN space at schools - including trees, vegetable gardens and lawn areas where children can learn and play - has proven to boost brain development, a major international study has found. Experts say the findings reinforce the simple message that children ``need to get back outside and connect to nature.Read More.

Tuesday 16 June 2015 [Architect.TV]

Ken Maher talks ASBEC, AIA

Ron Brown, Executive producer of Architect.TV, speaks to Ken Maher about his newly elected roles at ASBEC and the AIA. Watch here.

Wednesday 17 June 2015 [Australian Earth Moving]

Award winning landscape architect Geoff Bunnett appointed to lead ACT team

Glascott Landscape & Civil specialises in all aspects of landscape construction around the country, with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. We are pleased to welcome Geoff Bunnett to the role of ACT Manager where he will lead a team of over 30 experienced local landscape professionals. Geoff is a Registered Landscape Architect with 15 years experience in the design and delivery of landscape works in Australia and overseas.Read More.

Wednesday 17 June 2015 [The Age]

How not to stuff up fishermans bend.

No one wants another Docklands. So, we need to work out how not to mess up Fishermans Bend, one of the biggest urban redevelopment projects anywhere ever. Believe it or not, this is how the place should look, at least in the first few years.Read More.