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Bill Exempting Some from Ethics Laws Killed
Real Clear Politics
05/23/12
“The legislation had started out exempting certain architects, landscape architects,and engineers with government contracts from being deemed public employees subject to certain ethical conduct.” 

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S.F. Low-Income Housing Complex Wins Design Awards
SFGate
05/23/12
“Richardson Apartments also impressed the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

How Design Professionals Can Affect Change on Capitol Hill
Planetizen
05/19/12 
“Congressman Earl Blumeanauer explains what landscape architects, architects, planners and engineers can do to bridge the gap between politics and more livable communities during ASLA's advocacy day.”

Southlake: Bicentennial Park Recognized
Community Impact Newspaper
05/18/12
“Bicentennial Park recognized The city celebrated the grand opening of Phase I of Bicentennial Park in September. In April the park was honored with a Merit Award for its design from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas chapter.”

Plaza de Panama Plan Opposed by Park Board, Workshop Scheduled
UTSanDiego.com
05/17/12
“The session is sponsored by nine local organizations, including the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association and American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Peavey Plaza Has Fallen into Disrepair
Archinect
05/17/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized the plaza as one of the nation’s most significant examples of landscape architecture back in 1999.”

News Updates
Urban Tulsa Weekly
05/23/12 
“Work continues on the creation of a new public space near the Arkansas River, with images of how the park might look unveiled by landscape architects working on the $100 million plus project.”

It's Easy to Park Yourself in Paris
ASU News
05/21/12 
“The city also set up tree farms outside the city to maintain extra trees so they could replace damaged or dying trees with mature trees, and they set up schools to train horticulturalists and landscape architects, Hopkins added.”

Battle Over Modernism Comes to Minneapolis
Planetizen
05/21/12
“Kathryn Shattuck reports on the fight to save downtown Minneapolis’s decaying Peavey Plaza, which was recognized as one of the nation’s most significant examples of landscape architecture merely 13 years ago.”


Open at Last: Barnes Art Thrives in New $150 Million Home
Delaware Online
05/20/12
Landscape architect Laurie Olin's design leads visitors from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway past a reflecting pool, through graceful cedars, past a silvery pylon sculpture.”

Plans for City Beautification Taking Shape
Desert Dispatch
05/17/12
“A team of landscape architects, led by Jaime Yamashita, has been working on the project for months as it meets with community members to solicit ideas and evaluate possible design features.”

Home and Garden Calendar
Omaha.com
05/17/12
“Grese is an authority on the work of landscape architect Jens Jensen, an early advocate for the use of native plants and prairie-style design.”

Camara Obscura Photos on View at Ceres Bakery
Seacoast Online
05/17/12
“Local landscape architect Terrence Parker has resurrected his 30-year-old works of Camara Obscura with the printing and framing assistance of Live Free Photography.”

Landscape Will Connect New Business District in Suzhou in Suzhou
Architectural Record
05/15/12
“International landscape architecture firm SWA has been working in the city of Suzhou since 2003, providing landscape design and planning services for a number of projects, including the Gao Xin District and all 45 acres of Suzhou Industrial Park Times Square.”

Pittsburgh’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes to Serve as World Model for Sustainability
FM Link
05/11/12 
“Seeking to achieve or exceed the world's highest sustainable standards, including the Living Building Challenge, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum level, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) certification for landscapes, the CSL is the largest operational structure pursuing living building status in the United States, and reportedly one of the greenest buildings on Earth.”

Comments
drleider@yahoo.com May 29, 2012 12:33 PM
The Tulsa World in several articles on the Kendall-Whitter park called Van Valkenburg an ARCHITECT.
tpoltrack@asla.org May 30, 2012 11:02 AM
Sigh. An ongoing struggle. Be sure to call them on it. We'll follow up.
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