Archinect - News 2014-12-19T06:50:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108565110/people-streets-link-small-l-a-neighborhood-and-325mm-shenzhen-transformation People-streets link small L.A. neighborhood and $325MM Shenzhen transformation RonH 2014-09-09T15:09:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:33:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/huv2fpuqrvcj6hzy.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Giving the boulevard back to the people... makes the streets habitable again," says Sean O&rsquo;Malley of SWA.</p></em><br /><br /><p>How does a 10-block neighborhood intervention of volunteers in Highland Park, Los Angeles link to a $325 million streetscape and storm water infrastructure transformation in Shenzhen, China?&nbsp; &ldquo;This is about giving the street and the boulevard back to the people,&rdquo; says Sean O&rsquo;Malley, Managing Principal of SWA, the landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm. Throughout history, China has been a country connected by the intimacy of village life: the chance encounter on the street, the smile of a passerby. Small streets that were once filled with people are now large boulevards of traffic, noise, and pollution. As China has grown rapidly, it has lost much of its connection to its past. &ldquo;We aim to make the streets habitable again,&rdquo; says O&rsquo;Malley.</p><p>A major focus of the commission from the City of Shenzhen is the revision of a street system in the new urban core that was designed strictly for automobiles just a few decades ago. As part of a winning competition proposal, SWA stres...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98610339/business-is-blooming-for-landscapers Business Is Blooming For Landscapers Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:41:36-04:00 <em><p>&ldquo;[...] data show the construction sector and many related industries are among the fastest growing private-company industries,&rdquo; said Sageworks analyst Libby Bierman. &ldquo;In the last year or so, the housing market really started to pick back up, which means more people employed real estate agents and construction firms for new or existing homes and buildings. [...] started to refresh the exteriors of residences and commercial real estate, using the services of professional landscapers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62598026/there-is-water-that-far-down There is water that far down Nam Henderson 2012-12-02T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T13:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38kkh96fs2drxdcd.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"You need to get concrete out of your head and replace it with greenery," B&ouml;deker had thundered at the head of planning at the urban planning authority. The gruff German made such an impression that to this day, Saudi authorities continue to hire and recommend him. Image by Susanne K&ouml;lbl / DER SPIEGEL</p></em><br /><br /><p> Susanne Koelbl introduces the work of Richard B&ouml;deker, a German landscape architect who has been working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 40 years. <a href="http://www.bp-la.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ouml;deker Partners</a> has played a key role in introducing green spaces to Riyadh and has pushed the limits in terms of making the desert bloom. However, one does wonder how green all that green really is, in a desert?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44404580/60-seconds-with-lily-jencks 60 Seconds With Lily Jencks Archinect 2012-04-09T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T17:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16ad94e56900f94768a9291630d7d8e2.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When she was Growing up in Scotland, Lily Jencks's parents would hold weekend seminars for their circle of academic friends. "At age 5, I had to define my generations' attitudes on topics such as 'feminist spirituality,'" said Ms. Jencks, who, at 31, runs two London-based landscape design firms: LJA + Land, which she founded in 2008, and JencksSquared, a new company through which she collaborates with her father, the architectural theorist and designer Charles Jencks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14983751/work-increasing-for-landscape-architecture-firms-survey-shows Work Increasing for Landscape Architecture Firms, Survey Shows Alexander Walter 2011-07-28T18:56:04-04:00 >2011-07-29T09:55:12-04:00 <em><p>Three in four landscape architecture firm leaders reported steady or improving billable hours and inquiries in the Q2 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey. The national survey findings reflect continuing optimism for recovery in a key sector of the design and construction industry.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5047371/economic-conditions-improve-for-landscape-architects Economic conditions improve for landscape architects Paul Petrunia 2011-05-03T10:53:34-04:00 >2011-05-05T22:22:18-04:00 <em><p>Market conditions continued to improve for landscape architecture firms, with firm leaders reporting renewed optimism for billable hours, inquiries and hiring in the first quarter of 2011, according to an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3560226/shining-a-spotlight-on-l-a-s-landscape-architects Shining a spotlight on L.A.'s landscape architects Paul Petrunia 2011-04-20T12:40:53-04:00 >2011-04-20T12:40:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66a85ffcba46371d7a7db6819a93c786.jpg" width="500" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How to explain, much less minimize, the relative obscurity of L.A.'s landscape architects? There's no easy answer but our open spaces and preservation efforts give the issue added urgency.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>