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NYC desires panorama architects to assist revitalize metropolis parks, Michael Hsu’s nonprofit partnership, and extra

Good afternoon and welcome again to yet one more information roundup. As we slowly inch in the direction of April, there’s loads of information from the structure, planning, and design sphere to make amends for.

Right here’s what it is advisable to know:

The New York Metropolis Division of Parks & Recreation is searching for panorama structure corporations for park enhancements

The New York Metropolis Division of Parks & Recreation has put out a request for proposals (RFP) searching for not less than ten panorama structure corporations to assist with park enchancment initiatives throughout your complete metropolis. Other than the design facet, the corporations in the end chosen to seek the advice of will assist guarantee that the capital initiatives maximize long-term returns for each town and guests to every park.

“We’re searching for skilled design corporations to advance initiatives that enhance parkland throughout the 5 boroughs with a deal with fairness, sustainability, and entry,” mentioned NYC Parks Deputy Commissioner for Capital Initiatives Therese Braddick. “The panorama structure corporations chosen via this RFP may have the prospect to make a long-lasting influence on New York Metropolis’s park system by reimagining greenspaces for the communities they serve.”

events have till April 12 to reply through the division’s Procurement and Sourcing Options Portal.

Michael Hsu Workplace of Structure launches its first Design For All Partnership

Michael Hsu Workplace of Structure (MHOA) has introduced the launch of a program to offer as much as $20,000 in pro-bono design companies to a nonprofit companion in Austin or Houston. On March 21, MHOA launched an RFP for the brand new Design For All Partnership (at the moment accepting purposes via Might 20) and can present session, grasp planning, structure and inside design session, and quite a lot of different potential companies to the group that’s in the end chosen. The recipient shall be introduced on June 17.

Will cities that boomed throughout the pandemic go bust?

Will so-called “Zoom cities,” cheap cities that drew in telecommuting staff from locations like New York throughout the pandemic, have a future after the return to the workplace turns into widespread? As Good Cities Dive identified, it’s seemingly; about 4.9 million folks relocated to rural locales throughout the pandemic, and short-term progress has exploded on common. Whereas it’s seemingly long-term progress charges will return to regular finally, it seems the one ones dealing with danger are builders who’re constructing for the present price of progress.

H/t to Good Cities Dive

Trahan Architects will design a brand new performing arts heart for the Asian American Useful resource Middle in Austin

On March 18, the New Orleans and New York-based Trahan Architects introduced that it had been chosen by the Metropolis of Austin design a brand new performing arts heart for the Asian American Useful resource Middle (AARC) within the metropolis. The brand new AARC area will maintain area for exhibitions, well being and wellness packages, training alternatives, and rental area.

“Trahan Architects feels privileged to be engaged on such an essential cultural venture which is able to enrich the lives of the Asian American group members in Austin and its surrounding areas, mentioned Trahan’s managing principal, Kevin Thomas. The agency is well-positioned to do that significant work by approaching the design to make sure numerous communities are supported and related with a venture that shall be accessible and inclusive to all.”

AN will observe up this information as soon as the venture’s design turns into public.

RIBA will match architects and college students from Ukraine with alternatives within the U.Ok.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed plans to match architects and architectural college students fleeing Ukraine with lodging and work alternatives in the UK, in addition to six months of free lodging. Because the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues and practitioners and college students are pressured to droop their lives, training, and work, RIBA has additionally lobbied for architects within the U.Ok. to open unused rooms of their properties to accommodate refugees.

H/t to Constructing Design On-line

Development grinds to a halt in China as COVID circumstances surge

The Omicron variant of COVID is tearing via China at a report tempo, restrictions, together with mass lockdowns throughout main cities like Shanghai and Shenzhen, have slowed development to a halt. Other than the indefinite pauses to main architectural initiatives, every part from furnishings manufacturing to Apple’s Foxconn vegetation have shut down and it’s unsure when the federal government will permit companies to reopen… or when COVID circumstances will recede.

H/t to Dezeen


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