Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2014

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106 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Rod Barnett, PhD, to Chair MLA Program at Washington University in St. Louis Rod Barnett, PhD, is the author of Emergence in Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2013). Photo: AuBuRn univeRsity Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) reports Rod Barnett, PhD, chair of the graduate program in landscape architecture at Auburn University in Alabama, will be the new chair of the MLA program in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts beginning Aug. 1, 2014. Barnett, a native of New Zealand, is a scholar, author and practitioner. In 2012, DesignIntelligence named him one of its 25 most admired educators. His private practice focuses on gardens, and has designed landscapes in New Zealand, Australia, China, the Pacific Islands and the U.S. Dr. Barnett is considered one of the most original thinkers in landscape architecture today, and an innovative educator, writing extensively on "nonlinear landscape architecture." In New Zealand, Barnett taught at the Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, and directed the Unitec Landscape Unit, the department of landscape architecture's research wing. Barnett is involved in Artweb www.artweb.co.nz, an urban planning and design research project of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Unitec New Zealand, whose aim is the realization of a network of landscape architectural projects in Auckland in collaboration with artists and scientists, that are connected by pedestrian and bicycle pathways. One of Barnett's noted work in Auckland is the redevelopment of Aotea Square, Auckland's central business district (with Ted Smyth, 2002-2010). Barnett earned a BS in psychology and philosophy from the University of Waikato in 1973, a masters in philosophy (1997), and a PhD (2005) in landscape architecture from the University of Auckland. Stantec announces landscape architect David Amalong has joined the firm as a community development principal in its Boulder, Colo., office. David will support project design, management and business development initiatives to further expand the firm's regional and North American wide capabilities. Amalong worked for HOK for 20 years in two stints, first as a senior associate, and later as a vice president. He was also an associate with Design Workshop for several years, and a senior associate with EDAW for four years. Landscape architect David Amalong, AsLA, LeeD-AP, has 26 years of industry experience in master-planning large-scale and urban design projects. David Amalong Joins Stantec as Principal in Boulder Offce

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