SILVIA TAVARES

Guest editorial for Landscape Review

I have previously shared here a recent publication entitled Urban Comfort in a Future Compact City: Analysis of Open space Qualities in the Rebuilt Christchurch Central City. That paper was published in an special issue which collected papers from the SoLA Symposium, which happened in October 2016 at Lincoln University.

As I was in the editorial board, I have also contributed to a guest editorial piece entitled Integrated Urban Grey and Green Infrastructures, co-authored with Dr Andreas Wesener,  Dr Wendy McWilliam, and Professor Janis Birkeland (this piece is available here) Read more…

Professional Practice and Landscape Architecture office visits

This post was originally published at The SoLA Blog, the blog of the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University.

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Professional Practice (SOCI 314) is a shared course delivered by the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design at Lincoln University, and shared between the School of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Environmental Management.

The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to critically study issues related to the provision of professional services in environmental planning and design. Therefore, students develop a critical understanding of the social, ethical, and organisational issues involved in the provision of professional services.

The course is divided in two streams: BLA and BEM/BEPP. BLA students have recently had the opportunity to visit Landscape Architecture practices including Christchurch City Council, Jeremy Head and Andrew Craig’s practice and Rough and Milne, where they were received by Tony Milne.

These office visits covered topics such as work flows, office structure and practice mode, collaboration, charging out and invoicing, work sources, software used, hand drawing…

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Second year students visit preschool

The post below was originally published at The SoLA Blog, the blog of the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University.

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LASC 216 (Site Design) students have visited their very first real-life client, the Lincoln University Childhood Centre (LUECC). The site visit happened on the July 7 and was aimed at collecting information that will support a class project focused on the redesign of the LUECC outdoor area, including their gardens and playground areas.

The project involves the preparation of a landscape concept plan, and a concept for planting design. Students’ proposals shall respond to the client’s requirements as highlighted in the site visit.

Students have until July 29 to develop their proposals with the support of their tutors and project leaders Silvia Tavares and Jess Rae.

This is the first of a three-stage project where the students will then have the chance to go deeper into defining planting strategies and construction details (LASC 216 Project 2). After the conclusion of Project 2 students will have a chance to present their projects to the LUECC staff and parents…

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a city in between times

Christchurch is no longer what it was. Christchurch is not yet what it is meant to become. After the recent earthquakes, Christchurch lives now a ‘time in between times’. While buildings are demolished and empty sites wait for insurance payments, the city has to find a way of providing space and activity for ‘normal life’ to get back into place.  Read more…