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Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Latest News Landscape Architecture

Latest News Landscape Architecture June Edition

19-June-2017 – Latest News Landscape Architecture June by Brett Lezon | Edition No. 1 out of 2

In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture we feature a proposed park in Turkey, highlight the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit keynote speakers, and examine a series of design innovations for cities.

Additionally, we showcase a book about the value of urban trees, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we share a resource on Revit tips and tricks for landscape architects.

10 of the Best Stories in this week’s latest news in landscape architecture:

  • Revit for Landscape Architecture Webcast [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • Will Drones Lead to a Boom in Landscape Architecture?
  • A Place for Everyone and Their Dog
  • The Urban Tree [Book Review of the Week]
  • Meet the Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speakers
  • Bandirma Recreational Park | Balikesir, Turkey | Landmarch
  • Detroit’s Urban Beach Project Wins $225,700 in National Grant Competition
  • Asian Solutions to Asia’s Urban Challenges
  • Putting People and Nature First in Urban Design
  • Design Innovations for Improved Life in Cities

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  • Revit for Landscape Architecture Webcast [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> Revit for Landscape Architecture Webcast

Throughout, this 51-minute tutorial, the presenter reviews how to add landscape components for trees and shrubs, use floors for area plantings, and work with schedules designed to display landscape-specific information. The tutorial by Martha Hollowell is based from Revit 2017 for Landscape Architecture.

Related Article: Top 10 Autodesk Revit Basics for Landscape Architects

After Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods, many wonder what will happen next in work including Ian Siegel, founder and CEO for ZipRecruiter (the job-seeking site). What about landscape architecture?

“It is with relatively high confidence that I predict you’re going to see a boom in landscape architecture,” Siegel says. “You will see innovation and invention that has never been possible, because suddenly, everyone’s going to have all this excess space.”

However, on the flip side, if demand for landscape architecture services rises, perhaps this will lead to an increase in salaries for landscape architects and develop pressure to save on labor costs.

For now, this is all speculation and landscape architecture is experiencing a resurgence with more projects that weren’t around in the past.

Related Article: The Value of Advancing Technology for Landscape Architects

WATCH >>> Drone Applications for Landscape Architecture – RJM Design Group

Leave it to Claude Cormier and his team to design a whimsical park where a cast-iron fountain including dogs, two birds, and a cat is one of the park’s feature elements. Located in Downtown Toronto, behind the “Flatiron” Gooderham Building, Berczy Park officially opens June 28 and is expected to host 2,000 dog visits a day. “The dog people love it, and for the children, they have a sense of play,” Mr. Cormier said.

Related Article: Canada’s Got Talent – 10 Awesome Examples of Landscape Architecture in Canada

“Aimed at developers, urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects and arboriculturists, this book takes a candid look at the benefits that trees provide alongside the threats that are eliminating them from our towns and cities. Duncan Goodwin takes a simple, applied approach that explores a combination of science and practical experience to help ensure a pragmatic and reasoned approach to decision-making in terms of tree selection, specification, placement and establishment. In this way, trees can successfully be incorporated within our urban landscapes, so that we can continue to reap the benefits they provide.”

Related Article: Choosing Urban Trees: The Essential Guide

With three months left until the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, the keynote speakers have been announced.

Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar will be the first keynote, which will take place on the second day of the conference, September 19, at 9 a.m. ET. His presentation will reveal the latest features in Vectorworks 2018, scheduled for release this fall.

On day three, September 20, at 9 a.m. ET, Brad Cloepfil, AIA, NCARB, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture will be the second keynote and highlight Allied Works Architecture’s design process through a series of case studies.

Explore the full conference schedule and register here.

Related Article: Developing the World’s Most-Used Cross-Platform CAD and BIM Software

Register today for the Vectorworks Design Summit! Credit: Vectorworks, Inc.

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News report by Brett Lezon

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Brett is from Chicago and has a keen interest in people, placemaking and public space, constantly exploring their intrinsic connections and revealing and highlighting awesome insights.
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