Posts tagged 2010
Masterplan Presented for Nashville's Centennial Park

December 6, 2010 - In a public meeting today, GGN presented final plans and recommendations to Nashville's Centennial Park Master Plan Committee. Mayor Karl Dean created the Committee to revitalize the city's historic, central park.

GGN led the multi-disciplinary team that, with public input, formulated the long-range plan. The plan acknowledges past and future simultaneously, respecting the tradition of Centennial Park while transforming the park into a model of sustainable ecological practice and horticultural excellence. Centennial Park is on the National Register of Historic Places. The park was the site of the 1897 Centennial Exposition.

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Landscape Forms Announces Furniture Designs by GGN

November 11, 2010 - Landscape Forms announces the Maggie Bench and Charlie Table, designs from Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN). Both were originally designed for Millennium Park and are now available for use in sites around the world.

The Maggie Bench expresses the form and gesture of the human body, with a light stance and a minimal use of materials.

The Charlie Table re-imagines the traditional picnic table as a fluid and ergonomic piece of furniture. Charlie's open ends provide integrated wheelchair access.

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LAF Landscape Performance Series

November 11, 2010 - GGN, Mithun, and SvR Design are co-hosting a Landscape Architecture Foundation event on November 30th at 4:30 p.m. at the Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium. The event will introduce LAF's Landscape Performance Series – an online interactive set of resources showing the value of sustainable landscape solutions with tools to quantify benefits and make the case for sustainable landscapes.

Following the event, please join us at a benefit reception to support the Landscape Architecture Foundation at Mithun, Pier 56 at 6:30 pm.

Sponsored by: Valley Crest Nursery, Iron Age Designs, Hewitt, Poulsen, Cedar Grove, Landscape Forms, KPFF, Cold Spring Granite, CMS Collaborative, Krekow Jennings, Urban Accessories, Architecreation, and Planting Design.

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Kathryn Gustafson Joins WAF Super Jury

November 8, 2010 - Kathryn Gustafson joined the World Architecture Foundation's Super Jury over the weekend in Barcelona. Kathryn stepped in to replace Benedetta Tagliabue who had to recuse herself at the last minute due to a conflict of interest.

Other jury members include Arata Isozaki, Barry Bergdoll,  who is the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Enrique Norten, founder of TEN Arquitectos, and Hanif Kara of engineer Adams Kara Taylor.

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GGN Creating Plan for Historic Downtown Cleveland

October 1, 2010 - GGN has been retained by Cleveland's Group Plan Commission to produce urban-design recommendations for the network of streets and open spaces in Cleveland's historic core and waterfront. LMN Architects is GGN's partner in this project, evaluating architectural development and the important built fabric of the project area. The GGN/LMN plan is a first step in the Commission's initiative to revitalize the landmark Group Plan civic district and mall, designed by Daniel Burnham and collaborators in 1903. For additional information about Cleveland's Group Plan Commission, please click here.

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GGN Associate Emily Pizzuto on 2010 Lammy Jury

August 16, 2010 - GGN Associate Emily Pizzuto will be one of the jurors for this year's Landscape Architecture Magazine Awards, also known as the Lammies. Other jurors include Jeffrey Carbo of Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects, Susan Van Atta of Van Atta Associates, Chris Della Vedova of Confluence, and Susannah Ross of Sasaki Associates.

The awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Friday, September 10th, part of the ASLA annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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Amy Cragg to Participate in Seattle Green Roof Tour

July 27, 2010 - GGN Associate Amy Cragg will be participating in a tour of Seattle green roof projects organized by Seattle Public Utilities on July 30th and August 3rd. Amy will be speaking about the Seattle Center’s 5th Avenue North Garage from the vantage point of the Space Needle. The Garage is located adjacent to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s new campus. Twelve acres of surface parking was consolidated into the Garage which is covered with a 1.5 acre green roof. Amy was the GGN Project Manager for the project and NBBJ was the architect.

For more information on the tours click here.

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Shannon Nichol Co-Curates AIA Exhibit

June 25, 2010 - AIA Seattle's New Edge | New Blood will be opening on August 10th and running through October 1st. New Edge | New Blood explores not just great design but how to get there. The curatorial team included GGN partner Shannon Nichol, Jay Deguchi, Rick Sundberg, and David Spiker. The curatorial team selected firms for their innovative use of interdisciplinary talent, unique methods of project delivery, and for pushing the boundaries of architectural design while operating within economic realities. The opening reception will be August 10th from 5-7 p.m. in the AIA Seattle Gallery. More information can be found here

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Theater Commons at Seattle Center Opens to the Public

June 15, 2010 - Theater Commons at Seattle Center opened to the public today. This afternoon's dedication included site tours by GGN designers Shannon Nichol and Amy Cragg. Theater Commons transforms what was a small parking lot into a lush new entrance to Seattle Center, that serves both the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Intiman Theater. Theater Commons is an example of sustainable site development, as all site surface water and run-off from adjacent roofs will be collected and filtered in rain gardens.

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