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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley – Berkeley

Jan 15, 2019- to Feb 09, 2019 University of California Berkeley BERKELEY, CA The University of California Berkeley is hosting an exhibition of the extensive and diverse work of Dan Kiley from Jan 15, 2019- to Feb 09, 2019. Spanning more than a half century, Kiley is an internationally recognized Modernist. The Cultural Landscape Foundation: Dan Kiley Article Online Exhibition […]

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From Shanghai to San Francisco, A Tale of Two Degrees

Kaye left her family home in Shanghai about 7 years ago, headed to Santa Barbara, California to pursue a degree in Psychology. “On my mother’s side, they’re all doctors; on my father’s side they’re all artists.” Kaye soon realized that medicine wasn’t her calling. After a serious discussion with her Architect father, she packed her […]

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What would a fish do with a swing?

A park can be a picnic, a classroom, a home, a meeting, a workout, a date, a break, a pathway. A park is a location-tool for the person, or group of people, who needs it. I ask you: what would a fish do with a swing? How can the designer or builder know what tools […]

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From Concept to Design: An Interview with MFA Student, Ritta

Ritta Lei Zichun has been in San Francisco now for 3 years, pursuing her dream of becoming a Landscape Architect.  After just 30 minutes with Ritta, I learned that she is eager, clear about her goals, and incredibly kind-hearted. She inspired me in the way she paused to answer questions honestly and how she leaned forward to […]

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The Art of Places (Midterm Inspiration!)

Welcome to Midterms! Balancing homework, studying, sleeping, and eating as a student at The Academy does not only include coffee, books, and Microsoft Word. Art is not born from Red Bull, flash cards, and 6 hours of free time. AAU midterm projects must be inspired and revolutionized, balancing color, space, concept, medium, legibility. To quote […]

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