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ruben garcia

Rubén García Rubio was born in Zamora (Spain) on January 22, 1980. He graduated in Architecture at the Valladolid School of Architecture (ETSAV) in 2006 where he was distinguished with Honors in his final project. Master’s Degree in Architectural Restoration form Valladolid University and Roma Tre University and Postgraduate Diploma in Ar... / More

Studio Egret West Is Recruiting…


Studio Egret West is recruiting. We have opportunities for Graduate Landscape Architects to work on a range of amazing projects.

Our growing portfolio of UK and European projects leads us to look for a dynamic, creative, focused and efficient graduate landscape architect to join our team. You will be expected to work on projects of all scales; projects may be landscape, architecture or urban design led.

Studio Egret West offers a collaborative working environment with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of your own and other disciplines within the Studio. The company will also support your professional development including the pursuit of qualifications. SEW have Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute and are willing to mentor graduates who wish to achieve this status.


  • Post-graduate degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Architecture with some proven experience in developing landscape designs in conjunction with architecture and masterplanning projects,
  • Ability to work on multiple ongoing projects with independence and pro-activity as well as part of a team,
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills, including the ability to sketch/develop designs on paper as well as digitally,
  • Experience of working directly with clients and other consultants,
  • CAD 2D and Adobe Suite skills,
  • Ability to work effectively in large project teams within an international environment,
  • Fluency in English.


  • Experience of working in a European Landscape Architecture office with project experience on mainland Europe as well as in the UK,
  • Experience of producing site specific ecology strategies,
  • Good understanding of soft landscape planting strategies and specifications,
  • Knowledge or experience of vertical landscapes, green walls and building integrated living systems,
  • Experience of urban and rural environments, large scale park design, riverine and post industrial landscapes,
  • Knowledge of project management and site supervision,
  • 3D CAD skills in Rhino, Bentley Microstation or Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Studio Egret West is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Email your CV with examples of your work (no more than 10 pages), together with two references & salary expectations to: or hard copies to:

Pauline Williams
Studio Egret West
No.1 Compton Courtyard
40 Compton Street

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W57 A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A VISIONThe Danish National TV station DR follows BIG's Courtscraper W57, a film that unfolds the vision and the creation of Manhattan's new 100,000 m2 skyscraper in New York. The first of three episodes is available now online. > via BIG ...

“Here is this street, here is this building”


Did you know that by 2018, the city will change almost 67,000 plates on buildings and will install over 10,000 informational signs? The recommendations for improving the capital’s address navigation system were developed by Art. Lebedev Studio together with the Main Architectural and Planning Office of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow.

The new guide book developed for street navigation includes the colors, typefaces, recommendations for the use of pictograms, and layout principles, for house plates as well for city signs.

As is the case with all the elements of urban design code (street clocks for example), the Studio offered different approaches for building plates in pedestrian areas and the historic center, which is where there are the most tourist routes and the aesthetic requirements are particularly high, and a different approach for other areas of the city.


Family owned general contracting firm in Southern CA

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Longlist Announced for the 2014 Sobey Art Award

The Sobey Art Foundation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, Canada's pre-eminent contemporary art award. Each year the Sobey Art Award is awarded to a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art ...

Oxford University Press Online Resources Free During National Library Week

The Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University (image via Wikipedia)In commemoration of National Library Week, Oxford University Press is making freely available the databases in its subscription-only online product catalogue. The offer, which runs through April 19th, includes access to the Grove Art onl ...

Will Hunter appointed Chair of Guerrilla Tactics Conference 2014

The RIBA has appointed Will Hunter, Director of the London School of Architecture and Executive Editor of The Architectural Review, to chair the RIBA 2014 small practice conference Guerrilla Tactics which will be held on November 11 and 12 at the RIBA.Chris Bryant, Chair of the RIBA Small Practice G ...

Guangzhou Circle



Holiday Bowl, 1958 (c) Jack LaxerApril 11,2014-May 11,2014BOWLARAMA:California Bowling Architecture 1954-1964This first of its kind exhibition looks at the architecture and technology that created a new kind of space-age recreation center and reinvented the sport of bowling in the 1950s. Through ra ...

Corporate Design: An Energizer Versus an Eyesore


A rendering of the LG building, with the Palisades Parkway at right. CreditLG Company

The rivalry between the South Korean tech giants Samsung and LG isn’t just played out over sales of smartphones and curved television screens. Both companies are building new American headquarters, Samsung in north San Jose, Calif.; LG in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. And on this score, the contest isn’t close. Buildings are corporate symbols and advertisements, after all. Samsung comes across as a good citizen here; LG as a lousy neighbor.

Samsung’s 1.1-million-square-foot North American offices, designed by NBBJ and to be finished next year, include a boxy, sleek glass behemoth that vaguely harks back to office parks of the 1970s. It’s divided into three horizontal bands, like a layer cake, each with landscaped decks on top. The continuous bands can seem like a square riff on Norman Foster’s doughnut-shaped headquarters for Apple, both with big, curving atriums; here, the concept is based on traditional Korean courtyard architecture.

The building links to the city’s light-rail system and fits into San Jose’s street grid. It’s eco-friendly, with de rigueur green roof and green walls, and urban-minded, by Silicon Valley standards, with public gardens, plazas and a cafe near a parking garage that is partly camouflaged behind solar panels.


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