Tag Archives: #aaulandarch

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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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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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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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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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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GBCI Launches SITES, its Newly Acquired Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes

Source: www.gbci.org Author: Marisa Long Published on: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 SITES addresses global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and resource depletion through sustainable landscape design and management June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched its newly acquired SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and […]

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Urban Hike: MARKET STREET PROTOTYPING FESTIVAL

The Market Street Prototyping Festival is finally here!!!! Join the School of Landscape Architecture on Friday April 10th from 3:30pm – 6:20pm to walk along Market Street. We will be seeing and experiencing all of the innovative designs created by artists and designers that have been set out to help make Market Street a more dynamic and […]

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