LA in the Media - Issue 15, 25 September - 9 October 2015

Award: Port Adelaide Renewal: Hart’s Mill Surrounds (Aspect Studios, Mulloway Studio and Renewal, (SA)


Friday 25 September 2015 [Wellington Times]

CBD make over can go ahead but councillors want the money spent wisely

Landscape architect David Moir discussed the latest CBD strategy at Wednesday night's Ordinary meeting. No work would be done on the eastern side at all under their recommendations but there is one big problem… the money. Its has 1.5million to use, $120,000 has already been spent so far on consultancy. Read more.

Friday 25 September 2015 [The Age]

Garden openings offer a chance to learn from the experts

Australian landscape architect Richard Weller has been appointed creative director of next year's International Festival of Landscape Architecture. The festival's welcome reception will be held at the Garden of Australian Dreams that Weller and Vladimir Sitta ​designed more than a decade ago for Canberra's National Museum of Australia. Read more.

Monday 28 September 2015 [Adelaide Now]

Living on the Edge showcases Adelaide’s best design

This year, with the help of joint creative directors Anthony Balsamo and Leah Salamon, it had swelled to also having the Design Institute and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects on board and more than 40 events on offer. Read more.

Monday 28 September 2015 [The Urban Developer]

Planning Institute Announces Winners of Australia Award Urban Design

The Australia Award for Urban Design is Australia’s premier award for excellence in urban design and is hosted each year by PIA and supported by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Consult Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, the Urban Design Forum, Engineers Australia and ASBEC. Read more.

Monday 28 September 2015 [Green Magazine]

Adelaide Festival of Architecture and Design 2015

Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Design Institute of Australia and the graduate of architecture network NAG – EmAGN, with the support of arts organisations, cultural institutions and local creative industries, events will be held across the city, inner metropolitan and regional areas and are suited to all ages. Read more.

Monday 28 September 2015 [Architecture&Design]

Australia's best urban designs revealed at Planning Institute Awards

Planning Institute Australia (PIA) have announced five category winners and seven commendations for the 2015 Australia Award for Urban Design. The awards recognise excellence and innovation in all elements of urban design in Australia and includes four category prizes ranging in scope from urban design policies and frameworks to large-scale delivered outcomes. Read more.

Monday 28 September 2015 [My Sunshine Coast]

Light rail plan wins urban design award

The Sunshine Coast Light Rail: Shaping our Future report prepared by design firm Hassell in conjunction with Council's light rail team won the national award in the 'Policies, Programs and Concepts-Large Scale' category at the Planning Institute of Australia's recent Australian Urban Design Awards. Read more.

Tuesday 29 September 2015 [ABC News]

23 Landscape Architecture Student Projects Win 2015 ASLA Student Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is excited to announce its 23 student award recipients. Selected from 327 entries representing 84 schools, the awards honor the top work of landscape architecture students in the U.S. and around the world. Read more.

Wednesday 30 September 2015 [University of Queensland]

UQ volunteers provide new homes for native wildlife

Ian Lowndes, from SolarGreen Landscapes, who designed the revegetation project, said the hedgerow was made up of 35 different native low-growing plants and would l provide a home for native wildlife and help support biodiversity. Read more.

Wednesday 30 September 2015 [Sourceable]

It’s Time for a National Green Infrastructure Policy

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has written to the Australian Government requesting that the country takes a global leadership position on Green Infrastructure and formally acknowledges Australia’s urban landscapes as key drivers for improved health, environmental and social outcomes by 2055. Read more.

Friday 2 October 2015 [Newsport]

Local Consortium wins Mossman Botanic Garden Planning and Design Tender

The MBG Tender was finally awarded to LA3 Pty Ltd – Landscape Architects of Cairns who brought to the table a consortium of local expertise including The Botanical Ark (Whyanbeel Valley) and Asia Pacific Consultants - APC (Daintree). However the shortlisted submissions were from a range of companies in Brisbane and Cairns. Read more.

Friday 2 October 2015 [The Australian]

Kings Park attraction marks 50th anniversary of WA Botanic Garden

A NEW Kings Park attraction has opened to mark the 50th anniversary of the West Australian Botanic Garden. A terrace and two new pavilions, featuring artwork from WA artists, and a cascading walkway will open in the botanic gardens, already a key drawcard for the six million people who visit Kings Park each year. Read more.

Friday 2 October 2015 [Architecture Arts Hub]

The contenders to reimagine creative Sydney

As part of Sydney’s masterplan to become a creative city, contenders for ‘George St 2020’ have been announced. Sydney started its George Street redevelopment this month, which will see the insertion of a light rail network by 2020 and a pedestrian zone running down, arguably, the city’s most iconic street. Read more.

Monday 5 October 2015 [Wellington Scoop]

Catalan architect at City Gallery

This October we welcome Catalan landscape architect Martí Franch to the stage, alongside Wellington locals Martin Bryant and Penny Allan, to discuss urban and rural landscape projects in Spain and New Zealand. Read more.

Wednesday 7 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture This Public Life

The final days to purchase tickets to This Public Life festival are approaching. The festival, which takes places in Melbourne, includes over 30 events in an 11-day citywide celebration of the built environment. Read more.

Wednesday 7 October 2015 [Newspaper Direct]

On top of the box thinking

Owners of city buildings should be more open-minded on how to make rooftops accessible to the public, landscape architect Ying Qian says ahead of the Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD). Read more.

Wednesday 7 October 2015 [Architecture&Design]

A 2015 Adelaide Festival of Architecture and Design guide – what not to miss this weekend

The Adelaide Festival of Architecture and Design kicks off Thursday 8 October and will run for four days, culminating with an industry forum on Tuesday 13 October. There are a host of events that encourage the community to participate in and enjoy the history, culture and future of Adelaide architecture. Read more.

Wednesday 7 October 2015 [Canowindra News]

Cranbury welcomes back one of their own for upcoming Canowindra Open Garden event

Cranbury welcomes back one of their own for Canowindra Open Garden on Saturday October 10. Catriona Glanville nee McDonald was born at Belmont, garden number 1,and has fond memories of growing up in the Canowindra area. Read more.

Thursday 8 October 2015 [Architecture Now]

2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture This Public Life

The final days to purchase tickets to This Public Life festival are approaching. The festival, which takes places in Melbourne, includes over 30 events in an 11-day citywide celebration of the built environment. Read more.


Thursday 8 October 2015 [Canberra Times]

Take an out-there outing as part of Festival of Landscape Architecture

The 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture begins this weekend and is sporting a particularly civic guise. As part of this year's theme This Public Life, the festival will host a series of walking tours and other outings in between the event's conference, research summit, exhibitions, screenings and talks. Read more

Thursday 8 October 2015 [ArchitectureAU]

Editor’s picks: This Public Life fringe events

The 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life kicks off on Saturday 10 October 2015 in Melbourne. While the main events are the conference and the research summit, the 11-day festival also includes a range of fringe events designed to celebrate the richness of the built environment. ArchitectureAU selects five of the best. Read more

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