LA in the Media - Issue 76

Ankarafa Field Station [Image Grant Associates]

27 June 2018 [Grant Associates]

Sir David Attenborough backs designers’ plan to help save endangered lemurs

Sir David Attenborough is backing a plan by Bath based designers Grant Associates, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and BuroHappold Engineering to help save Madagascar's endangered lemurs. Read more.

27 June 2018 [Property Observe]

Aesop set for Collingwood architecture gem

Impact Investment Group has announced the $120 million 12 storey Northumberland, a laneway development. Leading skincare company Aesop has already leased three floors of the building and other tenants are expected to include businesses covering a range of industries including design, innovative manufacturing, boutique services and digital agencies. Read more

25 June 2018 [Timberbiz]

Diversity in Speakers at Canberra Forest Conference

Landscape architecture, marketing, carbon and plantations are just some of the topics that will be canvassed in the 2018 IFA/AFG Conference – Forests for healthy cities, farms and people being held in Canberra from 2-5 September. Read more.

22 June 2018 [Australian Design Review]

How to improve pathways into architecture for First Nations people

Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, in a leafy clearing of Melbourne’s verdant Royal Botanic Gardens civic space MPavilion hosted BLAKitecture late last year, a public forum discussing how the architectural industry might respectfully embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at all levels of the design process. Read more.

22 June 2018 [Landscape Australia]

Winners announced: 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

A new public square for a town on the Sunshine Coast, a waterfront redevelopment in Rockhampton and a lakeside playspace in Centenary Lakes were among twenty-eight projects across twelve categories to receive awards at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards, announced Thursday 21 June in Brisbane. Read more.

21 June 2018 [Australian Design Review]

Why landscape is crucial to healthcare

There’s been a huge amount of research into the effect of green spaces on our health, with many scientists agreeing that they can aid with healing. ADR speaks to Brent Hardcastle, associate, Wilson Architects about how to incorporate landscape into design to promote health and wellbeing. Read more.

21 June 2018 [Landscape Australia]

Parramatta boardwalk to provide ‘missing link’ along river

A major boardwalk will be constructed along Parramatta River after state government funding was secured for the project. The Escarpment Boardwalk will provide one of two missing links along a walking and cycling path on the northern bank of the river. Read more.

20 June 2018 [Property Council of Australia]

People on the move

Urbis employs Richard Gibbs, Macquarie Group’s former global head of economics, Architectus makes four new key appointments and Scott Gregg joins the executive of Landcom. Read more.

20 June 2018 [ArchitectureAU]

New Yagan Square provides a ‘major focal point’ for Perth

The long-awaited Yagan Square, designed by Lyons in collaboration with Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and landscape architects Aspect Studios, is the new “heart of Perth,” said WA premier Mark McGowan. Read more

16 June 2018 [Great Walks]

Cobbler Creek wins SA park of the year

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park and the nature play space at Morialta Conservation Park have been recognised in the SA/NT section of Parks and Leisure Australia’s 2018 Awards of Excellence. Read more

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