Tag Archives: Design

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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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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Landscape Architecture Students Design Expansion for NOMADgardens

Article by: Celeste Sunderland Photos by: Yasmine Farazian A rainbow hued chain of origami cranes hung from a fence beside a garden design by Academy of Art University sophomore Jerry Doan. She and five other students from the School of Landscape Architecture presented proposals for an expansion of NOMADgardens on April 18, when the Mission […]

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY!

On February 11th, 2015 The School of Landscape Architecture celebrated a monumental moment. The grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of its new home at San Francisco’s historic and iconic Cannery! Just over 4 years ago, our  first classes commenced with a handful of bright students, and today with over one hundred engaged and committed BFA and MFA […]

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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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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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“The Shareable Future of Cities” – A talk with Alex Steffen

Watch this fascinating talk by Alex Steffen on  The Shareable Future of Cities.  What do you think about his argument?

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Fashion as Inspiration

As the Academy of Art Univeristy Landscape Architecture Department gears up for the 2013 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, we’re on the look out for what kind of designs are coming out of garden shows around the world.  “La Muñeca”, a design by Oglo  , a French Architecture and Landscape Architecture firm, was inspired by fashion […]

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MFP Park by Raderschall

Landscape design project by Raderschall in Zürich, Switzerland. MFO-Park is a public park in Neu-Oerlikon, Zurich, built on the former area of the engine factory “Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon”, which gave the park its name.

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