Speak up for the Dalston Curve Garden!

Join us on Sunday 9 April, 3-5pm at Dalston Curve Garden Hundreds of people have written in recent weeks to the Mayor of Hackney and to Hackney Council’s Planning Department to express how much the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden means to them and the many ways they value it. These emails have been in response to a Hackney Council consultation on the future of the land and buildings they own … Continue reading Speak up for the Dalston Curve Garden!

Hi-tech meets the historic: 3D scans to promote Painted Hall

State-of-the-art technology is being used by a University of Greenwich academic to bring the delights of an historic building to a whole new audience. Simon Withers, from the university’s Department of Architecture and Landscape, has carried out 3D modelling of the Painted Hall, at the Old Royal Naval College. Using laser scanning, he has captured the building’s exact size, shape and features, so that it can … Continue reading Hi-tech meets the historic: 3D scans to promote Painted Hall

“Out of this world” opportunity for landscape architects

Following publication of Ordnance Survey mapping for the surface of Mars in February, the Landscape Institute has been asked to assist with development of landscape character assessment of sections of the Mars landscape. Under the United Nation’s Outer Space Treaty, international law applies on Mars; however a regulatory framework for development does not exist. Following an initiative discussed at the latest International Extraterrestrial Liberty Conference, … Continue reading “Out of this world” opportunity for landscape architects

Become an Ambassador for Landscape, with the Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute are looking for LI members, from students through to fellows, to sign up for the Ambassador for Landscape scheme in the London area to help promote the profession. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring universities and ambassadors together, to inspire the next generation of landscape architects. Ambassador activities range from helping out on career stalls to giving a presentation about landscape architecture, as … Continue reading Become an Ambassador for Landscape, with the Landscape Institute

Christine Riding :: The Queen’s House, Greenwich: Past, Present and Future?

Thursday 15th October 2015, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] In 2016, the Royal Museum’s Greenwich will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Queen’s House with a programme of refurbishment and redisplays. Designed by Inigo Jones in 1616 for James I’s wife, Anne of Denmark, the House is the first classical building in the country and an acknowledged masterpiece of seventeenth-century architecture. The Queen’s … Continue reading Christine Riding :: The Queen’s House, Greenwich: Past, Present and Future?

Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014

21 July – 9 August 2015 The latest exhibition at the Royal Academy showcases the twenty-five most outstanding projects shortlisted for the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space, which aims to draw attention to interventions that give priority to access over barriers of every kind and encourage appropriation by citizens. Free entry, no need to book. Continue reading Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014

Leading lecturers and alumni featured in Kerb 21

University of Greenwich alumni Martí Franch and lecturer Elizabeth Anne Williams write for the latest issue of Kerb. Practitioners of landscape architecture tread the line between creator and curator. Kerb 21 explores how the global condition is influencing practitioners, their methods and the dynamic that exists in the discipline between the established and multidisciplinary practices. This issue of Kerb aims to initiate a diverse discourse on how … Continue reading Leading lecturers and alumni featured in Kerb 21

Job of the week: Landscape architect at Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is seeking a landscape architect to join its team in Battersea, London. Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception we have won more than 620 awards for excellence. Foster + Partners believe … Continue reading Job of the week: Landscape architect at Foster + Partners

Rebuild by Design Winners

Rebuild by Design unveiled the final proposals from the ten Design Teams to improve the physical, social, economic, and ecological resilience of communities throughout the Sandy-affected region. The teams developed these proposals over the last five months in partnership with local stakeholder coalitions, incorporating research, analysis, and feedback from thousands of participants. Read more about it… Continue reading Rebuild by Design Winners

Building Design reports on the Hanging Gardens of Greenwich

Building Design report that ‘Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards – the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK…’ Read more Continue reading Building Design reports on the Hanging Gardens of Greenwich