Monthly Archives: May 2016

2016 Spring Show is Almost Here!!!

  Academy of Art University welcomes you to attend its annual Spring Show and Student Showcase to experience the work of our best emerging talent in all areas of art and design.   Opening Night: Monday May 23rd 7:00 – 9:00 PM Getting to the Show – Complimentary shuttles – pick up at 180 New […]

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Resilient Cities: Beirut

Makram Younis is an online MFA student living in Lebanon. Makram has been working on a case study for one of his classes that focusses on Martyrs’ Square in Beirut, Lebanon and he felt inspired to share more of his story with our community at the AAU School of Landscape Architecture. Makram is seeing great […]

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The New Landscape Declaration at Penn Design

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Pershing Square Competition in LA

Pershing Square Renew, a public/private partnership formed by Los Angeles City Council member José Huizar, launched an international design competition to re-imagine the five-acre urban park at the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  In September, design firms from around the world were invited to compete to be selected as a design partner to re-envisioning Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park in […]

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Design teams including morphosis and wHY re-envision downtown LA’s pershing square

(above) proposal by agence ter and team all images courtesy of pershing square renew Pershing square is a public park in downtown los angeles, california, one square block in size. in september 2015, pershing square renew — a non-profit collaboration between government, community, and business leaders — invited design firms from around the world to […]

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Hargreaves Associates wins Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture

Louisville Waterfront Park (Louisville, Kentucky, 2003) by Hargreaves Associates | Credit: ©John Gollings Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote […]

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Community Vision Plan set to reinvent the Brooklyn Strand

Gateway to Brooklyn New York City is already home to many of the world’s greatest public spaces including Central Park, Prospect Park and of course, the High Line. So when Mayor de Blasio announced a set of initiatives to “reinvent the Brooklyn Strand” – a series of underutilized and disconnected public spaces and City-owned lots […]

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Pier 55 to start construction in the Summer!

Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to modify its existing permit to allow the reconstruction of Pier 54, now known as Pier 55, in Hudson River Park, paving the way for The Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) and Pier55 Inc. to move forward with construction this summer. Pier 55 will provide 2.7 acres […]

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A Visit with a Legend, Whose Story Is Their Own

This week’s blog post comes from Jennifer Greene, Associate Director, Community Engagement Program with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. On March 2, the National Park’s Community Shuttle brought the Bayview Network for Elders to Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park. The group of 35 African American women had long wanted to visit the Park and […]

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The Secret School on Crissy Field in World War II

From Park E-ventures, May 2016 By Michael Hsu They didn’t know why they were there. On a November day in 1941—about one month before the Pearl Harbor attack plunged Japan and America into war—a group of Japanese American soldiers gathered at a dilapidated air-mail hangar, cryptically signed “Laundry Depot” on Crissy Field. A few of […]

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