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How to Make Friends and Influence Policy
Architect
03/05/12 
“Roxanne Blackwell, director of federal government affairs at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), is watching a webcast of the committee meeting from her office in D.C.’s Chinatown.”  

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America’s Coolest Driveways
Forbes.com
03/23/12
“Driveways are often overlooked when houses are designed and built, said Thomas R. Tavella, a landscape architect and president-elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

Hidden Zen
The Washington Post
03/25/2012
“It seems an improbable notion of landscape architecture: Create a big pond to control the tide, surround it with 1,700 Japanese flowering cherry trees, and place near it a Roman monument to a president who never saw a Japanese cherry and didn’t care that much for Washington.”

Oklahoma State Students Cleaning Up
Stillwater News Press
03/26/12
“President Morgan Hopkins said Campus Beautification Day is a student initiative involving her, Alpha Pi Alpha fraternity member Martin Smith, and Clark Bockhahn, an OSU architect student involved with the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Turning Outdoor Space into a Home Extension
HeraldTimesOnline.com
03/24/12
“According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, more and more homeowners want better function and more usability from their outdoor spaces. So as you can see, you’re not the only one wishing for more usable living space.”

Gardens by Design
Juneau Empire
03/23/12
“This spring, the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has organized a Garden Design workshop that aims to provide local participants with a personalized plan for their unique outdoor space.”

Council Examines Benefits of Submetering Systems
WaterWorld
03/22/12
“NRDC said the American Society of Landscape Architects recently surveyed its members and found that green infrastructure reduced or did not influence costs 75 percent of the time.”

Eco Man—Taking Action on Law Requiring Equal Access for Bicycles, Pedestrians
Hersam Acorn Newspapers
03/22/12
“America Bikes set up a Complete Streets Task Force composed of the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association, American Public Transportation Association, AARP, and the American Heart Association.”

Commissioner’s Corner
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
03/21/12
“Great news from our Capital Projects team: Printers Park Playground has won an Honor Award from the New York chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the organization’s highest award.”

Real Estate in Brief: March 16
The Tennessean
03/16/12
“Clark is treasurer of the board of directors of the Nashville Civic Design Center. He is a member of the Nashville District Council of the Urban Land Institute, the Tennessee Economic Development Council, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the U.S. Green Building Council.”

Higher Ground
Custom Home Magazine
03/16/12
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative elevates the importance of landscape.”

Blooming Ideas for Your Garden & Home at the Bucks Beautiful Garden & Home Show
PhillyBurbs.com 
03/14/12
“Award-winning landscape architect Carter van Dyke will focus on the techniques and details he uses to make outdoor spaces special, by using simple details to transform a garden to spice up your property.”

Champlain College Welcome Center Earns Top Environmental Award
Vermont Business Magazine
03/14/12
“The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded Perry Hall and its surrounding landscape the 2010 Vermont Public Space Award.”

Chinese Landscaping Billionaire’s Shares Fall Despite New Work
Forbes.com
03/21/12
“Word of new business at Beijing Orient Landscape, the interior design and landscape architecture company run by one of the world’s wealthiest women, wasn’t enough to help the stock today.”

Conrad New York Debuts
Hospitality Design
03/19/12
“Conrad New York has opened its doors in Lower Manhattan. Multiple architects and designers collaborated on the property, including Monica Ponce de Leon, Marianne McKenna of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Kohn Pedersen Fox, designers Jill Greaves and Peter Herve Descottes of lighting design firm L Observatoire, landscape architect Ken Smith, and engineering firm Flack and Kurtz.”



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