From Construction Site to Park in a Day- Hypothetically
When students in the Larc 301 Design Foundations Studio appeared for class Oct. 31, Associate Professors Iain Robertson and Julie Johnson surprised them with an unusual one-day assignment: Redesign the construction staging area north of College Inn
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The new urban wildlands
Laura Starr, ASLA, AIA, at Starr Whitehouse and Claire Beyer, LEED AP, Project Coordinator and Resource Specialist at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, discussed some of the challenges and successes they have experienced while working with urban wilds at the 2011 ASLA conference held this month in San Diego. Read more here
Kristi Park's 'Urban Waterfall' installation wins urban design competition
The international competition entitled "Street Works" was created and managed by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and designed to enliven underutilized urban spaces throughout the City of Sydney in accordance with the Sydney: Vision in 2030 Plan
2011 UW MLA Graduate Kristi Park's winning entry was located in the Redfern neighborhood on Redfern between Gibbons and Regents, a narrow pedestrian/utility corridor that lacked architectural interest and was described as a "harsh urban environment". Five design schemes were chosen in total out of 67 entries from seven different countries.
UW PAC Landscape Architecture Professional Design Exhibition
The first annual exhibition and fundraiser event launched on October 17th in Gould Court. Over a hundred design professionals, students and alums gathered to view the inspiring breadth of work on display. The exhibit will stay in Gould Court through October 28th, 2011.
Temporary installation on Seattle's Waterfront by Larch 504/Arch 504 students
Hundreds of waterfront artgoers visited Pier 62/63 to play with installations created by interdisciplinary landscape architecture, architecture and urban planning students from the UW's College of Built Environments, most who recently returned from a study tour to Denmark and Sweden. Five interactive exhibits developed by the 25 students included "Sub-merge," "Home Sweet Waterfront," "rePort," "Catch the Current" and "Re-connect." The planned exhibits were supplemented by impromptu chalking, dance performances, bubbles, bridal photos and Seattle's watery landscape. Professor Nancy Rottle (LA) and Kathryn Merlino (Arch) co-lead the Public Space / Public Life studio, which features teaching from Gehl Architects with support from the ScanlDesign Foundation. A two-page color spread about the installation was published in the Oct. 14 edition of the UW Daily.
"Lifelines" by MLA grads Sarah Ferreter and Jenny Kempson
Selected by 4Culture and Seattle Parks, lifelines was a 2-week temporary art/landscape installation that transformed the Occidental Park into a scene of wonder. "In this installation, we recall the historic shoreline of the Puget Sound, which are represented in floating tree ripples surrounding the trees lining the park’s pathway, evoking water droplet rings fading out into the park. Beneath these floating ripples, colorful rings on the ground radiate out from the trees, evocative of the growth of tree-rings within the London Plane Trees. The ground rings will be created with colorful chalk pastel, while the rings around the tree will be made of a subtly reflective material that will catch sunlight and reflect the colored rings on the ground." -- Kempson and Ferreter
By Nancy Rottle and Ken Yocom
Associate Professor Nancy Rottle and Assistant Professor Ken Yocom co-authored a new book title "Ecological Design," published by AVA Academia, as part of its Basics Landscape Architecture series. Focusing primarily on urban environments, the book examines the relationships between ecological design theory and design methods. It describes and illustrates the basic structures and functions of natural and human systems through landscape ecology principles and the dynamics of landscape processes.
Book Review on World Landscape Architecture.
Professor Daniel Winterbottom has been elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows this year. He was nominated by the Washington Chapter of ASLA in the service category. The designation of Fellow is conferred upon individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Congratulations to Daniel!
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