LA in the Media - Issue 83

Home of the Arts, Gold Coast - The flattened geometry of the amphitheatre and its angular concrete steps are shaded by the distinctive fabric canopy above. Image: John Gollings

[Australia By Design]

Australia by Design: Landscapes - Episode 5

In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, TEN’s Australia by Design Landscapes will showcase some of Australia’s best landscape designs. The 6 part series features everything from Parks and Open Spaces to Urban Design and Infrastructure to Private Gardens. View episode 5 here.

18 October [The Fifth Estate]

Our transport choices are about more than keeping Sydney moving

We have heard numerous times over recent years, the population of Greater Sydney is set to grow from about 5 million today to a projected population of more than 8 million over the next 40 years. Read more.

16 October [The Fifth Estate]

International Women’s Day: built environment sector doubles down on gender equality

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), together with Parlour and Monash University’s XYX Lab, used the day to announce the launch of a gender equity study, which will investigate participation rates of women in landscape architecture and develop strategies to address gender inequity. Read more.

14 October [Australian Financial Review]

Perth Optus Stadium precinct transforms Burswood Peninsula, wins top awards

Perth's Optus Stadium and Stadium Park have won two of the country's top awards for landscape architecture for transforming the previously underused site on the Burswood Peninsula into a new gateway to the West Australian capital. Read more.

12 October [Landscape Australia]

2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards announced

The 2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards were announced by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) on Thursday 11 October on the Gold Coast. The ceremony, held at the SkyPoint Observation Deck, was the first major event at AILA’s 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field. Read more.

11 October [WLA]

What is the ideal final design studio for landscape architecture programs?

Over the of years, I have seen and heard about final year design studios (design subjects) and have been inspired by the design thinking and ideas presented by students. I also remember back to when I completed my final year design studio at university and then what I experienced as a landscape architect in design firms. Read more.

10 October [Landscape Australia]

Home of the Arts Outdoor Stage

The Gold Coast’s new outdoor stage cleverly melds landscape and architecture to provide a flexible, functional and surprising space for future gatherings. Read more. 


University of Queensland appoints new head of architecture

The University of Queensland has appointed former editorial director of Architecture Media Cameron Bruhn as its new head of the School of Architecture. Through his appointment, Bruhn returns to his alma mater where he undertook undergraduate studies in architecture. He was also appointed adjunct associate professor of the university in 2016. Read more.

9 October [Foreground]

The Sydney opera that nobody wants

A petition against the proposed use of the Sydney Opera house as a billboard for a forthcoming horse race, has sparked a wave of opposition, in turn catalysing a debate about who owns the city. Read more.

9 October [4CC]

Rockhampton Riverside Project Winds State Award

The Rockhampton Riverside project has taken out the state award for landscape lighting at the inaugural WE-EF After Dark Competition. Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said Council was thrilled to learn that the Riverside had been announced as best in the state. Read more.

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