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Baiyangdian Waterfront Park won 2 IDA awards

TLS‘s Baiyangdian Waterfront Park won 2 awards at the 17th Annual IDA(International Design Awards). It is awarded the Silver Award in the Landscape category, and the Bronze Award in the Landmark, memorials, and public space category. Read More… This is the first significant open space component of the Xiong-an New City competition and the first realization of the 24 solar terms ideas structuring the open space thinking. The Xiong-an Competition was won in 2018 by TLS and SOM. Read More… The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide.  A handful of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs created the International Design Awards in 2007 to celebrate smart and sustainable multidisciplinary designs....

Houston Endowment Discussion Panel

On November 15, 2022 Executive Director of the Houston Endowment, Ann Stern convened a discussion panel, associated with the building opening, to share stories and insights from the design and construction process and how the new facility is helping advance the Foundation’s goals . Tom Leader was honored to join Ann Stern, Kevin Daly, of KDA Architects, Carlos Jimenez, Architect and Rice University Architecture Professor, and Alison Weaver, Director of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice.   ...

Korea 50: Korea Remade

Korea 50: Korea Remade is on view at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in the Designing Peace exhibition through September 2023....

Ningbo Xiangshan People’s Square Area Design Competition

Tom Leader was honored to serve on an illustrious jury for this major international competition. The project is for a new cultural, athletic, and TOD architectural program and the re-imagining of the People’s Square– the current and future “living room for the city”....

ULI/Gerald D Hines Student Urban Design Competition

This year’s 20th annual student urban design competition was a redevelopment plan for an Oakland, California site. The challenge brief asked the students to address equity, housing affordability, access to neighborhood services, sustainability, and connectivity to surrounding communities....

Tom Leader speaks at the UVA School of Architecture AUC Inaugural Workshops

A set of workshops launches the research platform Asian Urbanism Collaborative (AUC) through engaged debate on three thematic areas that are identified as crucial for thinking about the future city, and the role the Asian City may play in our understanding and shaping of it: Geopolitics, Culture, and Ecology....

TLS Announced Winner for International Urban Design Competition of Shanghai Hongqiao Qianwan Area

TLS Landscape Architecture is announced winner for the Urban Design of Shanghai Hongqiao Qianwan Area within six international competing teams. Qianwan is located northwest of Hongqiao District, a city sub-core of Shanghai Masterplan. The competition scope includes overall area of 100 hectares, core urban design area of 20 hectares, central park area of 10 hectares.   Qianwan is located on the Suzhou River, as an interface between the traditional water town culture of the westside and the international modern trend of the eastside. TLS’s concept “Hydro City, Hyper Community” integrates water-oriented city making with international urban lifestyle, to create a new urban fabric that nourish great quality of life. Water and park infiltrate into communities and break up the boundary. Five different water characters merge their features into five featured zones. By uniting headquarters and communities, Qianwan will become a brand-new innovative...

TLS + AZPML Win Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Central Green Axis Landscape Design with “Super Campus”

TLS Landscape Architecture + AZPML Architecture LTD were announced as the winners of an international competition for the central green axis landscape design of the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base. The proposed “SuperCampus” seeks to create an interactive model for multi-levelled open space as a collaborative hub of global interconnection. Inspired by the open model of a college campus, it links business and research communities not only with each other but also with Shenzhen’s urban fabric and its ecological systems. “Aggressively biological”, the park is a living organism composed of 4 specific biomes which climb a topography of hills and invade hollows in the below grade layers to create a three-dimensional “campus mesh”.   Read the entire article here: A 'Super Campus' design by TLS & AZPML wins the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Central Green Axis   Watch the video click here...