Category Archives: DESIGN

9|11 Reflecting Absence

On this day thirteen years ago tragedy struck America. The reverberations of which have been felt across the globe ever since. Today we remember 9|11 through images of a beautifully executed design of  an open space memorial by Architect Michael Arad, and Landscape Architect Peter Walker that serves as a space for remembrance. “The Memorial commemorates the victims […]

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FALL LECTURE SERIES 2014

The School of Landscape Architecture and School of Architecture of the Academy of Art University are proud to host the 2014 Fall Lecture Series! Join us in welcoming Ines Dantas  of wuda* (Wurfbaum Dantas Architects), Gary Strang of GLS Landscape|Architecture, and Michelle Delk of Snohetta, and learn about the latest and greatest projects in Architecture and […]

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Park(ing) Day 2014!

,On the third Friday in September every year, Park(ing) Day, conscientious citizens take to the streets, reclaim public parking spaces and convert them to temporary one-day public open spaces! In 2013, the School of Landscape Architecture’s ASLA Student Affiliate Chapter took the lead in participating in this important and exciting event by creating a space […]

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ESCAPE TO ALCATRAZ!

This is an installation you wont want to miss! “Art star Ai Weiwei was still, at press time, forbidden to travel outside China. Which makes the setting of his latest installation, @Large, at San Francisco’s notorious former prison, more than a little pointed. What you’ll see remains under wraps – blame his precarious situation – […]

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Swissnex Design Workshop

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Competition!

  Rebuild by Design Tuesday, June 24, 7–8:30 pm Rebuild by Design (RBD) is a unique competition that responds to Hurricane Sandy by asking the world’s most talented design professionals to envision solutions that increase resilience across the Sandy-affected region. Gena Wirth of SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC and Daniel Pittman from OMA discuss their […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS!!!!

“We have the opportunity to build the most vibrant street in America, but only if we invite our city’s creative spirit to do it with us.” -Neil Hrushowy, Manager, City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department ———————————— DON’T MISS FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 17 The Market Street Prototyping Festival, October 2-4, offers artists and […]

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World Cup Fever!

As the world is glued to the “Brazuca” ball that is head bumped and kicked across stadiums in Brazil to determine the winner of the 2014 World Cup, we decided to get the low down on the design of the ball itself. Adidas’s website states: The Brazuca uses a groundbreaking six-panel design, which improves symmetry, uniformity […]

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Places for People!

April 30th, 2014 marked a major triumph for the School of Landscape Architecture and students of LAN 498: Collaborative Project: Design/Build/Collaborate as they put their design eye and expertise to the test in the public realm. At 6am on Wednesday morning, six students, a truck full of built modules, plants, and two instructors, Ghigo DiTommaso […]

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“URBAN MIXOLOGY” GLOWED!

A silver medal was the well-deserved icing on the cake for the School of Landscape Architecture’s ASLA Student Affiliate Chapter installation, “Urban Mixology”, at the2014 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show! August 2013 marked the beginning of a successful design/build process with a one-day charrette that was followed by many weekends of design development and […]

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