Monthly Archives: April 2013

Summer Classes; GLA 640 (Graduate Student Class)

GLA 640 Urban Open Spaces  Description: This course will explore the cultural history of open spaces such as gardens, parks, plazas, and state and national park systems around the world. Students will be introduced to the perceptions of nature as impacted by industrialization, increased urbanization, social reform, concerns about ecology, and the preservation of natural […]

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The semester is quickly coming to a close… Get your Spring show entries in ASAP! Please find the instructions below: Deadline for submittals : May 17th, 2013  Select examples of your best work from any of your Landscape Architecture classes and  studios, including ARH 110 class, fromFall 2012 to Spring 2013. Any work older than Fall 2012 will not be […]

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Literature in the Landscape

Landscapes of the world have been influenced by literature and art throughout the centuries and transversely have acted as muses for writers and painters. The couplets below were written by Alexander Pope in the 18th Century in his work entitled “An Epistle to Lord Burlington”. This beautiful piece is testament  to the switch from Renaissance […]

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Summer Classes; LAN 177

Interested in how historic events shaped space? LAN 177 is right for you! Course Description: This course offers a comprehensive survey of the history of human impacts on environments from Stonehenge to the urban spaces, gardens and parks of the Renaissance. By systematically studying classic examples, students will learn to assess the qualities and relevance […]

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Summer Classes; LAN 117

Many of you are in search of classes to take this summer. For the next week, we’ll be posting information about the summer courses that are available in the Landscape Architecture department. Take a look at your different options, and sign up! LAN 117: Survey of Landscape Architecture Topics covered: Landscape perception; What IS Landscape […]

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Red Mountain / Green Ribbon

Source: American Society of Landscape Architects – Analysis and Planning Every year, the ASLA grants honors and awards for various Landscape architectural and Land Planning categories. In 2012 the Red Mountain Park Master Plan in Birmingham, AL, received an honor award and was described as follows: “Red Mountain Park is the largest urban park in […]

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Student Experience; Urban Hike

Written by: Daniel Correia On a beautiful spring morning, the AAU Student Chapter of the ASLA took its first steps- literally. The start of a series of urban hikes took the AAU Chapter of the  ASLA around the Marina district of San Francisco. Fort Mason was bustling with activity as San Franciscans were taking full […]

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TOM LEADER; This Wednesday!!!

Date: Wednesday April, 24th, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm Location: 601 Brannan, First Floor Presentation Space    

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Big win for BIG

Danish Architecture firm, BIG has won yet another international competition for Europa City. Check out the article below and weigh in on with your thoughts on the project. Happy Reading! Written by: Irina Vinnitskaya Source: “Danish architecture firm, BIG – led by Bjarke Ingels – has been announced as the winner of an international invited competition for […]

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Call for Spring Show Entries

The Academy of Art University hosts an annual Spring Show which “offers up-and-coming stars of the art and design world a much-prized opportunity to share their unique vision. Drawing over 150 distinguished guests from across the creative sector, Spring Show enables the industry to keep a finger on the pulse of the latest ideas.” We […]

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