Author Archives: Landscape Architecture Administrator

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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FREE Academic Support for AAU Landscape Architecture Students Fall 2017

  ARC Onsite + Online Workshops [drop-in only] Supplemental instruction from academic departments to help ALL students improve their skills and knowledge. ARC Language Labs (formerly MFA Labs) [by appointment or drop-in, onsite only] For graduate students who need help with the verbal, written, and other language aspects of their classes, including Midpoint Review and […]

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Imagine Designing a 5.4 Acre Rooftop Park

  Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area have long believed that a West Coast version of Grand Central Station is needed. THE BUILDING: In fact, voters agreed back in 1999 that this new terminal in SF needed to be built to support buses from the East as well as trains from the Peninsula. Unfortunately, […]

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SF Bay Area Resilience Relies on Sediment

“What happens in one area may impact what happens in another.” A seemingly simple process explained by Chris Devick with Arcadis reminds us how the movement of sediment in any area, including the Bay Area, hugely alters the ecology and ultimate stability of the region. Due to sediment movement, the SF Bay Area’s “drinking water, […]

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Breaking News: AAU’s Own, Nahal Sohbati, Wins Prestigious Landscape Architecture Award!

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced just 28 winners for their 2017 Student Awards. For the 2nd year in a row, an AAU Landscape Architecture student WON!   Nahal Sohbati was selected from 295 entries and 52 schools throughout the U.S. and around the world by a professional and academic jury. Receiving the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE […]

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New! Weekend Events at The Cannery

The Cannery Courtyard: another example of an outdoor space impacting lifestyles. This historic building, 2801 Leavenworth at the San Francisco Wharf, is hosting a monthly Artisan Marketplace! The first event is this Sunday, September 10th! People travel from all over the world to see this location, where students attend their classes at the AAU School of Landscape […]

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How can tragedies like Houston happen? #HoustonInOurHearts

Articles written in 2015 and 2016 warned Houston that their region was flood prone after “38,000 acres of wetlands vanished,” covered with #impervioussurfaces . Urbanization issues like these lead to lives lost: #itstime for the United States to bring teams of #LandscapeArchitects to the table! The #AAUlandarch family holds the people of #Houston in our […]

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Tree-planting drones can sow 100,000 seeds a day

BioCarbon Engineering The much-hyped promise of a drone-driven future—where drones bring us food, take our selfies, and even serve as taxis—is not nearly as cool as this Myanmar community’s drone-driven present. A group of villagers along the country’s Irrawaddy River will soon use drones to plant a million new mangrove trees in an effort to restore the area’s […]

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