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Urban Farm Design Competition
Art and Design
09/07/11 
“The contest is open to students, educators, and professionals across Georgia in fields related to urban agriculture and landscape architecture.”  

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Peter Walker of PWP Talks of 9/11 Memorial Work
SF Gate
08/31/11 
“'It's the most complicated, the most technically demanding project of anything we've done,’ says Walker, 79, still very much in the thick of things at PWP Landscape Architecture.”

Easy Ways to Create a Year-Round Oasis in Your Backyard
Pekin Daily Times
09/07/11
“More homeowners are seeking function and efficiency from their outdoor living spaces, according to a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

LSU College of Art & Design Names Marie M. Bickham and Nadine Carter Russell Chairs for 2011–2012 Academic Year
Louisiana State University
09/06/11
“LSU’s College of Art & Design has selected architect Lori Ryker, executive director at the Artemis Institute in Livingston, Montana, as its Marie M. Bickham Chair, as well as Landscape Architect Gary Smith of Toronto as its Nadine Carter Russell Chair for the 2011–2012 academic year.”

On the Move, 9/6: Warnken Joins Wells Fargo Advisers
Maryland Daily Record
09/06/11
“Carol Macht, founding member and senior principal of Hord Coplan Macht of Baltimore, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

A Pollution Fighter Floating on Dirty Water
Southwest Journal
09/05/11 
“And Wilson had a deadline: As the incoming president of Minnesota’s chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, he needed some type of event to mark Aug. 17, a day when landscape architects nationwide planned to bring attention to the profession.”


Growers, Biologists Debate Invasive Plant List
North County Times
09/04/11 
“The list was created using local plant-growth observations, plus information from the California Invasive Plant Council, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council, citizen committee members said last week.”


Landscape Architectural Firm JJR Celebrates 50 years, Announces New Hires
Madison.com
09/01/11
Landscape architecture firm JJR, with offices in Madison and around the country, is celebrating a half-century of work with a book highlighting its top 50 projects and a new national award from its peers.”

New Monument to Mark Les Paul's Grave in Wisconsin
Juneau Empire
09/07/11
“The Les Paul Estate commissioned Rock of Ages of Vermont to design, build, and install the 500-square-foot granite monument. Ford Construction of Waukesha laid the foundation and New Eden Landscape Architecture of Milwaukee designed the landscaping.”

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates the National Design Awards with White House Ceremony and Luncheon
ABC 27 News
09/07/11
“The awards recognize extraordinary contributions to design in 10 categories: Lifetime Achievement, Design Mind, Corporate and Institutional Achievement, Architecture Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Product Design.”

Cal High Seniors Help Design Dublin High Schools
Dublin Patch
09/07/11
“The conference heads asked the local landscape architects to present new ideas that foster learning in schools.”

Is This the World’s Greenest Neighborhood?
Grist
09/07/11
“Shoreline restoration design (not yet undertaken) and other landscape design was provided by the landscape architecture firm Small and Rossell.”

9/11 Memorial Architects Turn Tragedy to Peace
WAVE 3 News
09/07/11
“Out of more than 5,000 entries and eight finalists, the winning design came from New York architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker.”

Mayor Kasim Reed, Wal-Mart, and Sustainable Atlanta Announce Urban Farm Design Competition
Southeast Green
09/06/11
“Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Wal-Mart representatives, and officials from the Office of Sustainability and Sustainable Atlanta announced today a competition to design an urban farm on a vacant lot across from City Hall. The contest is open to students, educators, and professionals across Georgia in fields related to urban agriculture and landscape architecture.”

Rain Garden Reflections: Episcopal Parish Enjoys Plants
Naples Daily News
09/04/11
“’Detention and retention to improve water quality is not new,’ said Ken Landry, the church’s landscape architect.”

Of interest:
Coffee Break? Walk in the Park? Why Unwinding Is Hard
The Wall Street Journal
08/30/11
“Taking in the sights and sounds of nature appears to be especially beneficial for our minds, researchers say.”



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