Park (ing) day

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We are in the park waiting to see you at 309 Fayetteville street Raleigh Advertisements

Worldwide Park[ing] Day Comes to Raleigh September 21st

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  MEDIA ADVISORY Downtown Parking Spots Transformed Into Urban Green Spaces for a Day RALEIGH, NC (September 20, 2012) — Park[ing] Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered… Continue reading

Come See Us at Parking Day

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Parking Day – an international design event where groups of designers take over a public parking spot to create an interesting use of space besides just a place to park a car.  … Continue reading

Raymond Neutra To Open 2012 TalkModern Lecture Series

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September 19, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – Raymond Neutra, the son of Modernist master architect Richard Neutra, will open Triangle Modernist Houses’ 2012 TalkModern Lecture Series on Thursday, October 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the AIANC… Continue reading

Uncle Sam seeks interns, fellows

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By Kellie Luney Government Executive July 9, 2012 The government’s new program to attract students and recent graduates to public service takes effect Tuesday. Agencies must transition from the current system to Pathways… Continue reading

New Aerial Photography

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New Aerial Photography

Over the past week-end my wife and I decided to go visit the NC Museum of Art to have a look at the new exhibits (a must see if you are in the area, El Anattsui http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/el_anatsui/). Before we went into the exhibit we took a stroll around the extensive and beautiful Museum Park, a.k.a. Art in the Park (again this is a must if you have not visited). 

As we were headed back to the museum we saw a man walking around the grounds with a very large orange ballon suspended about 70 feet in the air . He was finishing up when we were heading back into the museum and my wife struck up a conversation with him. His name is Dan W. Bailey he hails from Maryland and he is down on assignment for the NCMA. He takes high-resolution aerial photography which he than overlays onto google maps or imbedded in google earth.  As we are talking he explains that he “walks paths” as he is walking the camera is taking photos every 5 or 10 seconds. The results can be seen in his blog http://danwbailey.com/balloon-aerial-photography-test-3/.

So in a sense he is documenting live and current events at any given location. The possibilities are wonderful for post evaluations and analysis. Imagine using this technology to document an area or place. Because of the high resolution you can see a level of detail that is usually lost or unintelligible at that scale in google earth or maps.  

On blog, (linked above) Dan describes his process and how to hack into a canon digital camera to make it take photos in rapid succession. He also has some really nice videos to accompany the pieces. They are sort of like “How to” videos. Also he has a link to GigaPan.org (http://gigapan.com/gigapans/104620). This is the software he uses to upload and showcase the works. If you are interested in the camera rig click here

Entry Level Job Announcement / Stimmel PA

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Stimmel Associates, P.A. Job Posting: May 18, 2012 Landscape Architectural Designer: Stimmel Associates, P.A., an award winning interdisciplinary Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering and Land Planning design firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is seeking… Continue reading

Green Project Grows

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Green Project Grows

Fox, an assistant professor of landscape architecture, is helping to transform campus by incorporating real sustainable construction projects into the curriculum. Graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture and related fields get credit for taking part in these design/build studios.

 

This semester’s project was the second phase of a three-year effort to create an environmentally friendly corridor, called “the Artists’ Backyard,” between Turlington Hall and Owens Hall. If you didn’t know to look for the sustainable features, you’d probably miss them. There’s a cistern that collects rainwater off the roof and diverts it into a nearby rain garden, drought-resistant plants to reduce the university’s landscape maintenance budget, and permeable bricks in the walkways that help filter water bound for the storm drains.

 

SHIFT: process – Landscape Architecture Student Journal – Call for Submissions!

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North Carolina State University’s Student ASLA Chapter seeks submissions for it’s 2nd annual professional-reviewed landscape architecture student journal, SHIFT: process. Recognizing that students represent the next generation of leaders and design innovators, SHIFT… Continue reading

NCASLA Legislative Breakfast 5/17

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NCASLA is hosting a legislative breakfast from 7:00 am to 8:30 am on May 17th to educate our state legislators about the importance of landscape architecture and how current legislation affects our profession.… Continue reading