Posts tagged 2012
Shannon Nichol on Jury for Re-Think Re-Use Competition

September 20, 2012 - Shannon Nichol was on the jury for the design competition "Transforming Seattle's 520 Floating Bridge." More than 70 design plan were submitted from 18 countries, each with creative solutions for the re-use of the pontoons. The winners were announced by the jurors on September 21 as part of the Seattle Design Festival. The local paper and news channel featured the event. 

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New Office Space in Washington, DC

September 1, 2012 - Gustafson Guthrie Nichol is pleased to announce the opening of our new Washington, DC office space. This brings GGN closer to our projects in the Eastern U.S., as well as current DC projects: CityCenterDC, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the recently won Union Square design. 

Rodrigo Abela, Principal, is based in DC and continues to work with a project-driven rotation of GGN's Seattle-based staff.

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Bernie Alonzo to Present at AIA's Tour of Gates Foundation Campus

July 27, 2012 –  As part of AIA Seattle’s “COTE Case Study Tour: The Gates Foundation,” Bernie Alonzo will be presenting the sustainable systems of this LEED Platinum campus, along with presenters from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NBBJ, and Arup. Tour will focus on sustainable systems including green roofs, rainwater collection, water gardens, smart lighting, and thermal energy storage, and will take place August 2, from 4 to 6 pm. 

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Landscape Forms Announces UrbanEdge Collection Designed by GGN

June 1, 2012 – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, in collaboration with Landscape Forms, is pleased to announce the introduction of UrbanEdge, a collection of landscape framing and furniture elements for urban spaces. The collection is produced by Landscape Forms, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-design site and streetscape furniture collections and amenities.

UrbanEdge pairs GGN’s experience in designing urban spaces with Landscape Forms’ expertise in developing beautiful site furnishings that address issues in urban environments; built to perform and endure under conditions of high-usage. 

The UrbanEdge collection can now be viewed at Landscape Forms

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Rodrigo Abela Presents the Union Square Design at the National Building Museum

May 22, 2012 -  On May 31, 2012, as part of the National Building Museum's "A Conversation with the National Mall Design Competition Winners," Rodrigo Abela, together with Peter Cook, will represent the Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and Davis Brody Bond team and share the team’s ideas and images for transforming Union Square. The program will feature the three winning designs and their designers, and will be moderated by John Beardsley, director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.

Event is sponsored by the Trust for the National Mall and the National Capital Planning Commission. A video of the presentation is available online.

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Rodrigo Abela Lectures at the University of Washington

May 17, 2012 - Rodrigo Abela was the guest lecturer for Susan Olmsted’s course “Architecture in the Landscape” for the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Rodrigo discussed the investigation at shifting scales of design in relation to landscape, architecture and urban design for two of GGN’s Washington DC projects, including the recent winning design of Union Square for the National Mall Competition.

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GGN Wins Tucker Design Award for North End Parks

May 10, 2012 –  Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, together with Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge of Boston, are the recipients of the biennial Tucker Design Award for 2012.GGN and CSS have been recognized for North End Parks, the three-acre park that was part of the “Big Dig” development in Boston, MA. First presented in 1977, the Tucker Design Award is a nationally recognized architectural design award in both the building and landscape industries. The Tucker Design Award honors those whose work demonstrates excellence in concept, design, construction, and use of natural stone. 

“It is an honor for GGN and CSS to receive this award for work that was a joy for us to do. We fell in love with the North End neighborhood while designing the Parks, and I like to think that this emotion came through in the careful detailing of the stone.”
Shannon Nichol, Director of GGN.

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Union Square National Mall Winners Announced

May 3, 2012 –  Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and architects Davis Brody Bond are pleased to announce their selection as winners of the National Mall Design Competition for Union Square. The competition, organized by the Trust for the National Mall, was a three-stage process to select a design team. 

The project team, lead by Kathryn Gustafson and Rodrigo Abela of GGN, and Carl Krebs and Peter Cook of Davis Brody Bond, sees the site as a setting for some of the nation's most powerrful shared memories. 
“The National Mall is an extraordinary, monumental landscape. Remarkable for its sheer scale, its powerful presence serves the country as both a public park and place of gathering and discourse. The goal of our design is to create a sustainable, durable, and flexible plaza that is both inviting and active even when it is not  in use for national events."
Kathryn Gustafson, Director of GGN.

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Kathryn Gustafson Receives Brunner Prize in Architecture

March 26, 2012 – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is pleased to announce that Kathryn Gustafson is the recipient of the annual Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This honor is given to a preeminent architect from any country who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. Gustafson is only the third landscape architect in 57 years to be awarded the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture.

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