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Registration for this year’s Cities in Asia Summer Program is now open. The credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. This year, the studio will be traveling to Singapore and Shanghai. The program is an immersive course designed to expose students to these cities through daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews. The nature of work ranges from critical reading of texts and individual assignments, to design and research collaborations. Students will get to interact with professors, researchers, critical practices, think tanks and various local stakeholders, as well as with students from other universities.

The program welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates in the disciplines of architecture, landscape, urban design, urban planning and policy, urban studies and all allied design and engineering fields. Liberal arts students with a relevant major or minor are also eligible. The deadline for enrolment is April 15, 2019. For more details about eligibility and application, please visit http://fac.arch.hku.hk/summer/cities-in-asia/

Please do not hesitate to contact the program secretary Olivia Lai for queries: olilai@hku.hk 


 

Land Art Generators LAGI 2019

LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi—Return to the Source—invites you to create an iconic work of art for a landmark site within Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Your artwork will use renewable energy technology as a medium of creative expression and will provide on-site energy production consistent with the master plan of the city.

Masdar is the Arabic word for “source.” As the name of Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company and most ambitious low-carbon development, it is a reference to the Sun, the source of energy that sustains life on Earth, drives the wind and waves, and that over millions of years powered the transfer of ancient carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into the ground, creating a climate habitable to humans.

“Source” also has meaning within the context of the Land Art Generator initiative, which was established in the UAE in 2008. The first LAGI design competition was supported by Masdar and the award ceremony took place at the 2011 World Future Energy Summit, where eight years later the 2019 LAGI design competition is launched.

LAGI 2019 presents a new kind of challenge from the Land Art Generator initiative. This year’s special edition is in partnership with the 24th World Energy Congress, the largest and most influential global energy event, that has been a forum for innovation and dialogue on energy issues for 95 years. The 24th World Energy Congress will be the venue for the exhibition of 25 shortlisted projects designed for Masdar City.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

Timeline

JANUARY 16, 2019
LAGI 2019 competition opens

APRIL 15
End of question & answer period 
Answers will be posted to the LAGI website

MAY 12
Competition closes at 23:59 (11:59 pm)

JUNE
Selection & jury process

AUGUST
Winners & shortlist contacted

SEPTEMBER 9–12
Award ceremony and exhibition held at the 
24th World Energy Congress, Abu Dhabi

JANUARY 2020
Exhibition and book launch at the World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi


 

 

Tender no. 160/18 for Consulting and Management Services – Construction of International Airport Project in Israel

In accordance with the Mandatory Tender Law, 5752-1992, Netivei Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd. (the “Company”) hereby invites you to submit bids for Consulting and Management Services, according to the Tender Documents (the “Services”).


Background
Following the resolution of the Government of Israel (the “GOI”), dated July 24, 2011, the GOI is promoting, through the Company, the construction of an International Airport supplementary to Ben Gurion Airport (the “Airport”). The Airport will be constructed and operated by the private sector in a PPP Project scheme (Public Private Partnership) and will serve as civil and military Airport. According to the resolution of the National Council for Planning and Construction, dated December 5, 2017, two national outline plans are promoted: 15/d in Ramat David, and 15/C in Nevatim.


The Tender Documents may be viewed by any entity wishing to participate in the Tender, on the Company’s website at https://tinyurl.com/iroadstender, beginning on January 24, 2019. 


The Conference will be held on March 6, 2019 at 9:00-16:00 at the Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel, Eliezer Perry Street 10, Tel Aviv. It is clarified that participation in the Conference is neither an obligation nor a pre-condition for the submission of a bid in the Tender. Conference web site: https://events.eventact.com/ws/iroadsconference


 

 

 

Opportunity with the Transgender Law Center 

The national headquarters of Transgender Law Center is currently seeking pro bono architects and interior designers to help upgrade its current office space located in a lovely landmark buildingin downtown Oakland.  If your organization would be interested in having a conversation for such a project, we would be utterly delighted to speak with someone from your organization.

Contact Marie Morohoshi at marie@transgenderlawcenter.org for more information.


 

 

San Francisco Office Space for Rent

Unique shared studio/office space in the historic Arts and Crafts era Maybeck Building in North Beach, famous for its artists, film makers and designers.  The work/studio area is quite spacious in a semi-open office plan.   The office is well maintained and attractive with oak floors and comes partially furnished with oriental carpets, a large table for meetings and bookcases and built-ins.  Other furnishings such as file cabinets and desk are available if desired.  Three large windows that face the street provide great natural light. 

The space can be divided into two large work areas or combined into one of approximately 650 SF.  It has lots of built in storage, a copier and a meeting area.   A server with Comcast Internet is already set up.  The space available is suitable for about 5 people using large work stations or tables. or could be separated into two smaller areas that could easily accommodate two persons each; the larger could hold three work stations with room to spare.  The space is shared with a landscape architect who uses the office part-time. 

Rent for the larger space is $1650. per month, or if divided into two smaller spaces rent is $900. and $925.

It’s a great space for architects or designers who are starting up a business.  And it’s an excellent place to meet clients in a unique, wonderful building.   Enjoy all the delis, restaurants and Washington Square Park just a few steps away.  Parking nearby. 

Contact Kim Stryker at 415-860-1521 for more information.


ARCHITECTS FOUNDATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
Upcoming deadlines in 2019

The Architects Foundation celebrates architecture’s value by advancing tomorrow’s design leaders and preserving architectural treasures of the past. Positioning for new success, The Architects Foundation is launching a momentous increase in the scholarship program. By enhancing the program, The Architects Foundation aims to attract and cultivate a diverse next generation of architects, and provide new opportunities to support the evolution of our profession.

Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
The Richard Morris Hunt Prize

For more information about scholarships click here.


 

Gensler Scholarships

Gensler is committed to the education of emerging design talent. The firm has awarded nearly $300,000 in academic scholarships to students and graduates over the last 20 years. The Gensler Diversity Scholarship awards underrepresented and minority students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

For more information about scholarships click here.