Tag Archives: Landscape Architecture

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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Humanizing History Through Landscapes

How are race and history represented in landscapes? A landscape is like a museum in itself. It is an artifact of history and can present questions to invoke critical thinking. In this article, Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, a professor of anthropology and museum studies at IUPUI, shares her knowledge of how California mission landscapes represent race and history, causing […]

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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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The Long Road to an Eco-Corridor

Written by: Katerin Luquetta, BFA Student at AAU School of Landscape Architecture The conservation of biodiversity is now a movement around the world, and even though it still passes unnoticed in some places in the world, it is Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela who wanted to act upon preservation. As temperatures rise faster than species take to adapt […]

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AAU Landscape Architecture Fall 2017 Speaker Series Presents: Marcel Wilson, Principal/Design Director, Bionic Landscape

AAU School of Landscape Architecture is honored to host Marcel Wilson, PLA at our Speaker Series event at 6pm PT on November 9th, 2017. LIVE STREAM LINK HERE! As Founder and Design Director at Bionic Landscape, Marcel has led and designed works of all scale in Asia, Europe, and here in the United States. Marcel obtained […]

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El Precio de Biofilia

Escrito por Káterin Luquetta Estudiante en la AAU Escuela de Arquitectura del Paisaje Después de la lectura anoche de Nahal Sohbati, presentando su proyecto ganador, Ridge Lane (estudiante de arquitectura de paisaje), el hipótesis de biofilia se presentó: Biofilia: “… el sentido de conexión que tienen humanos con la naturaleza de carácter innato…”. Ya que […]

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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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Is Landscape Architecture “Activism”?

Planning, in any event or art piece, requires multidimensional thinking. Landscape architecture allows the platform for professionals to widen the lens on a location, marrying the environment to the solution of all problems, while transporting into the future of design and materials. Solving problems becomes an opportunity to make advancements in science and to create […]

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AAU Landscape Architecture Fall 2017 Speaker Series Presents: Sergio Lima

This Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 6pm to 7:15pm, visit the AAU School of Landscape Architecture to witness Senior Associate at SWA, Sergio Lima, present his current projects in the field. Subjects will include the design of both: the EXPO 2020 DUBAI Al Wasl Plaza and the landscape of Burj Khalifa. Both of these designs […]

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