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Allan Shearer Named to ASLA Council of Fellows

Allan Shearer Named to ASLA Council of Fellows

Allan W. Shearer, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and the School of Architecture’s Associate Dean for Research and Technology, is among the 2021 cohort of the American Society of Landscape Architecture’s (ASLA) Council of Fellows. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the...

Thornton Tomasetti - Moving On Up

Thornton Tomasetti - Moving On Up

When your mission is to solve tough challenges, you need a diverse and highly skilled team. Our ranks include demolitions experts and designers of supertall towers and mega stadiums, investigators of major disasters and practitioners in structural resilience, developers of high-tech solutions and specialists...

Project Spotlight: Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End

Project Spotlight: Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End

Designed as an ecofriendly destination, Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End is the elegant, extended stay hotel in the heart of Music City. With 175 guestrooms and suites, the six-story, LEED-certified hotel features over 10,000 square-feet of amenities including an outdoor terrace with...

Arup Appoints Alan Thomson as Global Energy Leader

Arup Appoints Alan Thomson as Global Energy Leader

Alan Thomson has been appointed as Arup’s global energy leader, with a focus on developing large-scale hydrogen, offshore wind and urban energy. Alan, a qualified engineer, has been with Arup for over 17 years and has led major projects, including advising the New Zealand government in its move...

SHP - How Healthy is Your Building?

SHP - How Healthy is Your Building?

This is a question we’ve been asking our clients—and ourselves—since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Coronavirus brought into sharper relief a trend that is slowly but surely gaining traction: how the built environment can support occupant health and wellness. One measure we take seriously is the WELL...

School of Arch. and Design Co-hosts “Future of Cities”

School of Arch. and Design Co-hosts “Future of Cities”

On April 21, the School of Architecture and Design and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York partnered to host a virtual event addressing “The Future of Cities: Designing Circularity.” Christian Bason, chief executive officer of the Danish Design Center, and Kenneth A. Lewis,...

RDG In the Media: Landscape Trends

RDG In the Media: Landscape Trends

In an interview with Recreation Management Magazine, RDG’s Jason Blome, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP discusses the increasing popularity of outdoor socialization and recreation spaces. Throughout 2020, necessity forced the world to creatively adapt, adjust and address better ways of using landscaped spaces in ways...

LPA CEO Named to SDBJ’S Women of Influence in Arch.

LPA CEO Named to SDBJ’S Women of Influence in Arch.

LPA CEO Wendy Rogers and Managing Director of Interiors Laura Jeanne Andrews were recently included on San Diego Business Journal’s list of Women of Influence in Architecture for 2021. Both were recognized as trailblazers for promoting integrated design to create innovative environments that...

Rejuvenation or decline? A challenge for real estate

Rejuvenation or decline? A challenge for real estate

Developers, planners and designers have long been accustomed to the continuous shifts in market dynamics and consumer trends. Mixed-use developments aim to be responsive to these trends, serving as diverse centers of commerce and community. But recent events have forced a tipping point: mixed...