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February 24 2012

Global Site Plans Presenting: 2nd International Greenage Symposium in Istanbul

February 24th, 2012Posted by 

On April 26 & 27th, 2012, the Faculty of Architecture of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (Mimar Sinan Guzel Sanatlar Universitesi) will gather an array of experts from institutions such as universities, municipalities, NGO’s, as well as the disciplines of architecture, engineering, and design, together for the Second International Greenage Symposium: Sustainable Society and […]

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January 25 2012

2012 America’s Top Architecture Undergraduate and Graduate Schools

January 25th, 2012Posted by 

Architectural Record’s November 2011 issue released the 2012 Top 10 Architecture Undergraduate and Graduate programs based upon which programs are best at preparing students for professional practice, courtesy of ¨DesignIntelligence America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools¨ survey results. Top 10 Undergraduate Programs Top 10 Graduate Programs Cornell University University of Texas at Austin Virginia Polytechnic […]

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December 17 2011

Happy Holidays from Global Site Plans and The Grid: A Special Gift for You

December 17th, 2011Posted by 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Global Site Plans and The Grid. We had an incredible 2011 and we are extremely happy that we are able to share our successes with you. Global Site Plans continues to bring clients superior services and we look forward to the challenges of another year, while serving the fields […]

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October 10 2011

“Taksim Belongs to Pedestrians” with Hans Venhuizen: Becoming Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu

October 10th, 2011Posted by 

On October 1, 2011, SALT Beyoğlu hosted the event “The Making Of – Taksim Belongs to Pedestrians,” moderated by Hans Venhuizen. The second of the English-language “The Making Of” events held at SALT, this  particular gathering discussed how Taksim Square could be utilized by pedestrians. Similar in the style of “The Making Of – Plans for […]

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September 19 2011

“The Making Of – Plans for Beyoğlu” with Hans Venhuizen: Becoming Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu

September 19th, 2011Posted by 

On September 17, 2011, Hans Venhuizen moderated The Making of – Plans for Beyoğlu at SALT Beyoğlu. At this event, which ran from 2:00-5:30pm, we discussed Istanbul’s historic Beyoğlu district, the same district that is home to touristic areas such as Taksim Square and Galata Tower, among others. The Beyoğlu area was named a historic […]

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September 14 2011

“What Inspires Design in Istanbul?” with Superpool: Becoming Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu

September 14th, 2011Posted by 

On September 13, 2011, Gregers Tang Thomsen and Selva Gürdoğan, of Superpool, in collaboration with Project and Projects, lead a talk at SALT Beyoğlu entitled “What Inspires Design in Istanbul.”  The discussion revolved around the innovative project, Becoming Istanbul, which will run from September 13, 2011 to December 31, 2011. During this three month event, ”two parallel programs [will commence], 90, a program […]

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September 09 2011

Global Site Plans Seeks Worldwide Interns for Fall 2011: Remote Blogging Opportunity

September 9th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans is offering a 6-month to 1-year internship opportunity for contributing bloggers for topics related to architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, sustainable design, sustainability, and more. If you are a student with a passion and talent for writing about any of the aforementioned topics, then Global Site Plans wants you as a contributing blogger. […]

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August 08 2011

Contributing Blogger Internship: Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning

August 8th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans is offering a 1-year internship opportunity for contributing bloggers for topics related to architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, sustainable design, and sustainability. If you are a student with a passion and talent for writing about any of the aforementioned topics, then Global Site Plans wants you as a contributing […]

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June 10 2011

City of Compton Community Redevelopment Agency Website Critique

June 10th, 2011Posted by 

We’re happy to announce the first of many website critiques regarding design, functionality, and usability. If you would like to include your company or agency in the pool of candidates for a website critique, please add your information here. Our first website review is for the City of Compton Community Redevelopment Agency in Compton, California. […]

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April 25 2011

Social Media Marketer & Community Builder Internship: 6-Month Opportunity

April 25th, 2011Posted by 

Do you tweet and use Facebook every day, all day? Is building social community so ingrained you just can’t stop? We seek a highly a motivated individual with experience and fanatical passion for blogging, micro-blogging and community participation leadership. If you are a student with a passion for social media, have top-notch writing and communication […]

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March 13 2011

Environmental Design Contributing Blogger: 6-Month Internship Opportunity

March 13th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans is offering a six-month internship opportunity for contributing bloggers for topics related to architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, sustainable design, and sustainability. If you are a student with a passion and talent for writing about any of the aforementioned topics, then Global Site Plans wants you as a contributing […]

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March 03 2011

Social Media Implementation in Architecture: Şanal Architecture Interview

March 3rd, 2011Posted by 

On a rainy day in the district of Arnavutköy in Istanbul, Turkey, I met with Alexis Şanal of Şanal Architecture to discuss her architecture firms’ uses, successes, and failures in implementing and utilizing social media platforms.  Through discovering their niche and their social media uses, you too can develop successful social media platforms, while charting […]

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February 21 2011

7 Logo Design Mistakes

February 21st, 2011Posted by 

… that Global Site Plans Will Never Make 1. Relies on trends Trends come, go, and ultimately turn into clichés.  A well-designed logo should be timeless and this is achieved by ignoring the latest design tricks and gimmicks.  When Global Site Plans sits down to design your logo, you will always receive a unique logo […]

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February 14 2011

Considerations in the Logo Design Process

February 14th, 2011Posted by 

Now That you Decided to Create a Logo, What Should Your Company Consider in your Logo Design Process? There are two basic questions you should be able to answer before starting the logo design process. 1. What does your company represent? This question, “What does your company represent?” should address your company’s goals, values, current, […]

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February 12 2011

Six Pixels of Separation: Your Social Media Guide to Building Trust, Creating Content

February 12th, 2011Posted by 

On November 13, 2009, Mashable named Six Pixels of Separation one of the Five Must Read Social Media Books.  I am always a little weary of “must reads” because I feel a sells pitch in there somewhere, but more than a year later I find myself giving Six Pixels of Separation two thumbs up and […]

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February 07 2011

Why is Logo Design Important for Your Company?

February 7th, 2011Posted by 

Sloppy and ineffective marketing is the cause of half of all businesses failures within their first few years, this includes forgoing logo design.  If you are a sole proprietorship or small business that is waiting until a few clients come your way until you begin the process of designing a logo and/or marketing materials, here […]

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February 01 2011

Why You Should Have a Template-Customized Website

February 1st, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans can create a budget-conscious website utilizing template customization.  The process includes choosing between numerous website template designs, choosing the one that is right for your company, and then customizing the template with your company text and images.  This is especially cost-effective because it does not take time to create a custom-designed look […]

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January 24 2011

Why WordPress Website Design is Superior

January 24th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops blog-integrated websites, utilizing the WordPress format.  WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available.  Many people do not know that WordPress is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to build a blog, a website, or both – a blog-integrated website (The Global Site Plans website […]

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January 17 2011

Why HTML Website Design for Your Website?

January 17th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops content rich and visually appealing html website designs.  HTML website design is especially useful when designing text-rich websites, supported by images.  Such website design is particularly useful for environmental non-profits, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and urban planners who desire a site that is search engine friendly (Google, Yahoo!, etc.), rich in […]

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January 10 2011

The Good and Bad of Flash Website Design

January 10th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops creative and innovative flash design websites.  Flash design is particularly useful when displaying numerous images, as would be in the case of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and urban planning sole proprietorships, companies, and graduate student portfolios. Flash utilizes vector based graphic presentation that can present images in a continuous movie-type format.  […]

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