Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the selection of veteran journalist Bradford McKee as the new Editor-in-Chief for Landscape Architecture magazine, the landscape architecture profession’s national magazine of record celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
“Brad McKee brings an intense passion for design, enthusiasm and understanding for the design process, as well as a keen editorial eye through nearly two decades of design journalism experience,” said ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA. “He will be a tremendous asset to the magazine and ASLA.”
For the past 10 years, Brad has worked as a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared in such publications as I.D., Architect, Slate, Metropolitan Home, Interiors, AARP Bulletin, The Architect’s Newspaper, Harper’s Bazaar, Cookie, Men’s Journal, Regardie’s, Washington Monthly, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. He also launched and maintained a daily, web-based bulletin, Architect Newswire, on behalf of Architect magazine.
“I am excited and deeply humbled to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the profession’s flagship publication” said McKee. “This is an exciting time for landscape architects, who improve the lives of people in whole towns, regions and, of course, facilitate a far more sensible use of our natural resources than we have seen in recent decades. Landscape Architecture magazine will reflect all of this while serving the needs of its readers and the profession.”
McKee also served as a contract reporter for “House & Home” section of The New York Times from 2000 to 2006 as well as a contributing editor to the Time Out Group in London on three editions of the Time Out Guide to Washington, D.C. Other past positions include arts editor of the Washington City Paper (1998-2000), senior editor of Architecture magazine (1993-1998) and staff writer for Nation’s Business magazine.
In addition, McKee has authored several books, including a monograph for Grayson Publishing on the landscape work of Jorge Sanchez, Affiliate ASLA, and Phil Maddux, ASLA, of Palm Beach, and a forthcoming monograph for the same publisher on the work of Ron Herman, FASLA.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
Founded in 1910, Landscape Architecture is the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It is published each month for 22,500 subscribers (Audit Bureau of Circulations). The mission of the magazine is to elevate the practice of landscape architecture by providing timely information on built landscapes and on new techniques for ecologically sensitive planning and design.