One of the designers of $6 billion Waterfront to talk at CSU

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David Walker

If you didn’t think that the redesign of a waterfront could cost billions of dollars, think again.

One of the world’s most ambitious projects

One of the world most ambitious urban renewal projects – the redesign of Sydney’s Barangaroo Waterfront precinct – is projected to be a $6 billion effort, an effort that has included the design firm of Peter Walker and Partners based in Berkeley, California. One of the firm’s leaders, David Walker, will come to CSU to speak to faculty, staff, students, and community members on April 17 to close out CSU’s annual Landscape Architecture series, LA Days, which will run from April 13-17.

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Julia Czerniak

Walker will give an industry perspective on the Barangaroo project as well as some of his firm’s other high-profile designs including the World Trade Center Memorial and tower rebuilding efforts in New York City. Peter Walker and Partners has worked closely with the landholders of the site and the NSW State Government to help design Barangaroo Point and the harbour foreshore walk.

Barangaroo is one of the world’s foremost waterfront renewal projects with an emphasis on sustainability and showcases Sydney as Australia’s gateway to the world. The 22 hectare, $6 billion Barangaroo precinct will help redefine the western edge of Sydney Harbor and be a lasting legacy for future generations. It will be a global reference point of design excellence and sustainability. Barangaroo will raise Sydney’s international acclaim and be a globally celebrated destination.

Walker will be joined at LA Days by other industry leaders who will be featured during the series.

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Andrea Cochran

LA Days speakers

  • Julia Czerniak, noted landscape theory author and Associate Dean of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture (April 13)
  • Andrea Cochran, Principle/Founder of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, winner of the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design award in Landscape Architecture as well as the 2014 American Society of Landscape Architect’s Design Medal (April 14)
  • Ying Yu-Hung, managing principal at SWA, a designer and planner with the innate ability to integrate form with function and the vision to protect our exhaustible resources with sustainable development (April 15)
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    Ying Yu-Hung

    Claire Fellman, a landscape architect and the director of Snøhetta’s office in New York, designer of New York City’s redesign of Time Square, Snøhetta is an integrated design practice of architecture, landscape, interiors, furniture, graphic and brand design (April 16)

Students awed by world-renowned projects

“Our annual LA Days Lecture series has always been and continues to be one of the most effective educational tools for our landscape architecture students and the CSU community,” said Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Kelly Curl, who is the faculty advisor for the CSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  “I am always very proud of our student’s dedication and commitment in the planning and fundraising efforts of this event. Each year, success is seen when students are enthralled by and learn so much from the guest lecturer’s world-renowned and award winning landscape architectural projects.”

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Claire Fellman

About LA Days

The LA Days lectures will be held each evening from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Clark A 102 (April 13, 14, 15, and 17) and Zoology/Anatomy W205 (April 16) and are open to the public. The series has run for 22 years and has featured other prominent speakers including Peter Walker and Laurie Olin. For more information visit the website.