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Sustainable Landscape Rating System Available for Worldwide Use

Sustainable Landscape Rating System Available for Worldwide Use

The most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes, the SITES v2 Rating System, has been released by the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers and others who work in land design and development.

Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

What It Takes to Make a Sustainable Landscape

Back to Turning Over a New Leaf feature story The university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center staff are not only developing a green landscaping rating system with their partners in the Sustainable Sites Initiative, they consult on sustainable landscape design, such as at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Advanced Micro Devices' Austin…   » Continue Reading

Exhibit Showcases School of Architecture’s Contributions to Future Development and Urban Planning for Dallas

Event: The Rachofsky House hosts a reception to celebrate an exhibition of work from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture's Dallas Urban Laboratory. The lab is a research initiative of the graduate program in urban design investigating issues in landscape and urbanism that affect the development future of the City of Dallas.…   » Continue Reading

$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A $1.4 million donation to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin will establish an arboretum to showcase the diversity and importance of Texas' trees. The Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum will display all 53 species of oak trees native to Texas, descendants of historical trees, iconic Texas trees and more, serving as a premier nature education resource.

Pilot Projects Put Sustainable Landscape Rating System into Action

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has selected pilot projects to test a national rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture, New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward Sustainable Infrastructure Project and the Indianapolis Super Bowl Village join more than 150 others that include educational centers,…   » Continue Reading

School of Architecture Programs Receive High Rankings

The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin has been ranked fifth in the nation in both its undergraduate and graduate programs by DesignIntelligence, a journal that produces the only recognized rankings for accredited bachelor's and master's programs in architecture in the United States.

School of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges

Prominent Dallas civic leaders Deedie and Rusty Rose have donated $1 million to the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin to fund two endowments in urban planning.

Wildflower Center To Be Honored for Work on Green Landscapes

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin has been selected to receive the 2008 Olmsted Medal for contributions to landscape architecture from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

School of Architecture Professor Receives Rome Prize Award

Hope Hasbrouck, graduate adviser and assistant professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Rome Prize, one of the most highly regarded awards in the arts and humanities.