Monthly Archives: February 2013

Student Design – Life in the Balance

Over the past couple of weeks we have highlighted various student designs that were submitted for the 2013 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. Today’s design titled “Life in the Balance” was designed by Tim Reuss of the Industrial Design department. This piece was selected by a class jury as the piece that will represent the Academy [...]

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The Natural World

  If you’re a hiking enthusiast and all around lover of everything outdoors, you’ll want to take a look at LAN 115 “The Natural World”, and consider signing up next semester! In this class, you’ll take several field trips to scenic locations in and around the Bay Area, while learning about what lies beneath your feet. [...]

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Student Design… Day 5

Today’s feature garden vignette is the work of MFA Landscape Architecture student Jason Jeon. With a background in exhibition design, Jason was able to create a design that will delight and challenge San Francisco Flower and Garden Show goers. This garden vignette was designed with the concept of “Virtual Journey” in mind which speaks to [...]

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Student Design… Day 4

  We’ll start this week’s blog with a design by Yuening Pu, an Undergraduate Landscape Architecture student who has chosen to use the Taoist philosophy of “man kind is an integral part of nature” as her design concept. Yuening has created a forest-like condition for her design by enclosing the space with tall bamboo plants, and [...]

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Student Design… Day 3

One of the great aspects of the Design/Build/Collaborate LAN 498/695 class is the coming together of Undergraduate and Graduate students from various departments. The design featured today is the brain child of Fang Yu, a graduate student from the Landscape Architecture department. Fang Yu has been part of the design process for the 2013 San [...]

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Student Design … Day 2

Contrasting Alyssa Irawan’s complex design that was showcased yesterday, Haleh Rahmani of the Interior Architecture & Design used the concept of Yin and Yang – an ancient Chinese philosophy which is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world  - as a source of inspiration for her [...]

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Student Design

As many of you know, the School of Landscape Architecture is gearing up for its second year at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show!  The 2013 show will exhibit garden vignettes that showcase the theme “Gardens Make the World Go Round”. Design efforts for the 2013 show are under way by a team of extremely talented [...]

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Outlook for Employment in Landscape Architecture

Pretty soon many of you will be starting to search for jobs in the Landscape Architecture field, and by the looks of it, you’re in luck! The ASLA recently posted the outlook for employment in the field which looks pretty promising. Check it out for yourself…

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Urban Ecology

How does one begin to define Urban Ecology? Take a look at this 3 minute video on The Dirt that starts to tackle this question. Do you think Urban Ecology is a model we as landscape designers and architects should be working towards?  

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Give Blood!

Want to Become a CHAMPION this Valentine’s Day? Give Blood at AAU’s Blood Drive! Day: Thursday, February 14th Time: 10am-2pm Location: 7th floor study lounge at 620 Sutter First 10 registrants will receive a FREE Champion t-shirt! All donors will receive a Hornblower Cruises & Events coupon valued at $50.00 To schedule your life-saving appointment, please [...]

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