Seeking Senior Landscape Architect / Landscape Architect

Attractions International Ltd. is a multidisciplinary design firm with projects throughout Asia. We provide opportunities for long term career development with an expanding international practice. Become part of creative and passionate team with high profile jobs. We offer attractive compensation and benefit packages.

To support our existing talented team and our fast expansion, Attractions International is now seeking high caliber candidates for the following positions:

Senior Landscape Architect / Landscape Architect

Job Duties:

You will be required to lead our team of designers and control the design direction and time lines for a number of projects simultaneously. Working directly with our company directors, you will need to develop the designs and manage the team to meet presentation deadlines as well as coordinate with the client and all other relevant consultants.

Essential Skills:

Be a registered Landscape Architect with minimum 10 years experience. Have a proven record in a design and result oriented company

Self-motivated, proactive approach;

Manage and provide design direction to our design team to meet the deadlines;

Proficient in the planning and administration of projects

Be a team leader, strong in project management, creative.

Have a energetic, independent, and responsible personality

Able to work under pressure;

Fluency in both spoken and written in English and Mandarin is preferred.

Applicants with less experience who can demonstrate exceptional design skill and potential will also be considered.

Please apply for above position to: avril@attractions-international.com and make sure to include your resume, portfolio, present and expected salary. 

The Teutoburger Platz Redevelopment Area 1994 – 2013

18 Years of Urban Renewal in Berlin’s Mitte District

Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Studio, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Exhibition dates: September 13 – October 17, 2013

Opening: Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:30 PM

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM – 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 – 5 PM

This exhibition highlights the urban redevelopment process that took place around Teutoburger Platz in Berlin during 1994 – 2013.

Between 1993 and 1995, i.e. after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and in the framework of the first citywide urban redevelopment program, the Berlin Senate identified 22 redevelopment areas containing predominantly prewar or historic buildings. As of March 13, 2013, after eighteen years, the process of renewal around Teutoburger Platz has been officially completed.

The borough around Teutoburger Platz is among the nineteenth century districts that arose around the historic city center of “Berlin-Cölln,” and forms part of the largest continuous late-nineteenth-century urban quarter in Europe. During the GDR period, it was referred to as “Berlin’s Montmartre.” Its dilapidated nineteenth-century buildings provided a venue for the artists, bohemians, and others from the alternative scene. Even after German reunification, this area’s legend lives on. Meanwhile, the district has evolved into a family-friendly and contemporary neighborhood.

Over the past 18 years, residential and commercial buildings, schools, day care centers, landscaped and play areas, as well as streets, have been renovated through the collaboration of numerous participants. It is thanks to the commitment of many contributors that the renewal process in the zone around Teutoburger Platz has been so successful. These protagonists include: the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment; the Pankow District Office; Mieterberatung (tenant counseling) Prenzlauer Berg; the supervising agency S.T.E.R.N.; Betroffenenvertretung; local representatives of Teutoburger Platz; and numerous citizen initiatives dealing with individual projects.

Important historic buildings such as the former Pfeffer Brewery, the so-called Pfefferberg as a venue for events, a location for art galleries, visual artists, and restaurants, and Prater, which is also a venue of the Volksbühne Theater, have developed into well-known gathering places. The areas multifarious cultural offerings provide important stimuli for the urban surroundings, and are major economic factors as well. Its lively, creative, and international atmosphere makes this quarter something truly special.

Through the redevelopment process and the partial reconstruction of Oderberger Straße and Kastanienallee, it has proven possible to achieve essential improvements in the amenity qualities of both streets and public squares. The laying out of a landscape and athletics area at Oderberger Straße 19, which measures circa 3600 square meters, provides attractive new recreational opportunities for residents of all ages. This project was preceded by vigorous discussion and a comprehensive process of public participation.

For the realization of a number of exemplary projects designed to serve children and young people, the redevelopment area in Prenzlauer Berg received the Special Prize of the Deutscher Städtebaupreis (Urban Development Award) for 2003. In 2005, in order to preserve its urbanistic singularity, the area around Teutoburger Platz was declared a conservation area, and thereby became a district backdrop for the sponsorship program “Städtebaulicher Denkmalschutz” (Urban Historic Preservation) in Germany.

This exhibition was realized through collaboration between the District Office of Pankow in Berlin, the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, S.T.E.R.N. GmbH, and Aedes Berlin.

Speaking at the opening will be:

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin

Ephraim Gothe, Permanent Secretary, Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment Berlin

Jens-Holger Kirchner, District Council for Urban Development, Berlin-Pankow

Theo Winters, Managing Director of S.T.E.R.N. GmbH

Visual materials of the exhibition are available from Beate Engelhorn: be@aedes-arc.de

SITES Certifies Eight More Projects

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The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has announced eight new projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in an extensive, two-year pilot program, have applied the 2009 SITES guidelines and met the requirements for pilot certification.

The newly certified projects are Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley, Texas; Harris County WCID 132’s Water Conservation Center in Spring, Texas; American University School for International Service in Washington, D.C.; Bat Cave Draw and Visitor’s Center at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, N.M.; Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center at Mesa Verde National Park, Colo.; George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in Scottsdale, Az.; the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Support Facility in Golden, Colo. and Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon, N.Y.

SITES is a partnership of the American…

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