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A Fractal View of Urban Design
Planetizen
07/05/12
“In this narrative, even public art plays a role in the patchwork of the city, subtly influencing the perception and value of landscape architecture.”

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Great Depression Program Still Benefiting Americans Today
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
07/05/12
“Ralph Griswold, a landscape architect who designed Point State Park and was the parks director during the WPA era, was instrumental in bringing federal dollars from the WPA and Civic Works Administration to Pittsburgh parks, Ms. Rademacher said.”

Mini Golf Course by and Fore Builders and Designers
Custom Home Magazine
07/05/12
“The National Building Museum’s indoor mini-golf course features holes designed by architects, contractors, and landscape architects … American Society of Landscape Architects and Seth Estep, Brian Green, Rebecca May, Luke VanBellegham, Students of the Virginia Tech Washington–Alexandria Architecture Center.”

City’s Newest Plot of Public Green Space, Hawthorne Park, Opens
PlanPhilly
07/05/12
Landscape architect Brad Thornton of LRSLAstudio, the local firm behind the design, says the hybrid turf was selected for its drought- and traffic-tolerant qualities, and noted that it (and the entire park, down to the containers placed on top of entry plinths) is irrigated.”

Quiet Corner
Health Facilities Management
07/05/12
Landscape architects furthered the use of evidence-based design with the creation of a water feature adjacent to the South Tower.”

Everything Came Up Roses
Boston Globe Blogs
07/05/12
“Designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the father of landscape architecture in this country, the famed Emerald Necklace is tended to and protected with the help of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.”

Green Roofs Take Root in India
Engineering News-Record

07/04/12
“According to Suvarna Sathe, landscape architect at Sathe Architects, the kind of material used in laying the roof can reduce the overall load.”

The 10 Largest Green Roofs
Engineering News-Record
07/03/12
The Environmental Protection Agency is working on rule making for municipal separate stormwater sewer systems (MS4s). It’s very clear there is going to be a very significant green infrastructure component (green roofs and green streets),’ says Nancy Somerville, executive vice president of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

The Outside Experience
Lawn & Landscape
07/03/12
“According to a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, consumers’ love affair with the backyard is increasing.”

The High Line: NYC Recycles Abandoned Railway into Garden Skyway of the Future
CNN iReport
07/02/12
“These plantings were inspired by the self-seeded grasses and plants that once grew wild on the abandoned tracks. Indeed, the landscape architects, Field Operations, stayed true to and preserved this aesthetic.”

Preservationists Fight Minneapolis to Save Park
Courthouse News Service
07/02/12
“Peavey Plaza was built in 1975 to the design of M. Paul Friedberg. The American Society of Landscape Architects in 1999 named it one of the great examples of modern landscape design, comparing it to New York’s Central Park.”

PLaCE STUDIOS: a Landscape Architecture Firm Creating Places
Charleston Regional Business Journal
6/21/12
“For business owners David Lycke and Pamela Blough, the concept of exceptional landscape architectural design stretches beyond pretty ¬ flowers and benches. It’s about creating a sense of place — somewhere people feel connected, inspired, and energized.”

Landscape Architects Meeting at World Golf Village
StAugustine.com
06/29/12
“The conference, organized by the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) features keynote speakers, presentations, and local tours on issues and matters of statewide and national significance to the profession of landscape architecture.”

Landscape Architecture Is Not Just Decoration
Triple Pundit
6/29/12 ‘green’
“Sometimes sustainability occurs without fanfare. Some industries are so ‘green’ that people within them take advances in sustainability for granted. Landscape architecture is one such industry.”

Sheds Can Add Style to Your Landscape
The Daily Journal
06/29/12
“A yard shed can be a lot more than a place to stash lawn tools or fishing rods. You can make it decorative with a little work. Suggestions from landscape architects and websites suggest the following.”

Drained
The Architect's Newspaper
06/28/12
“In 1999 the American Society of Landscape Architects recognized Peavey as ‘a national landmark for outstanding landscape architecture.’”

ASLA Annual Conference
Custom Home Magazine
06/27/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will host its annual conference and product expo in Phoenix this September. Early bird registration ends July 6.”

CVC Staff, Partners Win Award
The Wellington Advertiser
06/28/12
“The award, recently announced by the American Society of Landscape Architects (in Minnesota), recognizes excellence in communicating techniques and landscape architecture technologies.”

Heritage Museum’s Green Project Enters Final Stage
Starkville Daily News
06/27/12
“On Wednesday, architecture and landscape architecture faculty and students from Mississippi State University began putting the last pieces of an Earth-friendly puzzle in place—and they were pieces from a former gas station.”

Singapore’s Man-made ‘Supertrees’ Flourish Among City’s Concrete Jungle
Toronto Star
6/26/12
“The first part of the project Bay South has been designed by U.K.-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates.”

Peter Walker, Codesigner of the National September 11 Memorial, to Speak at Botanic Garden
Trib Local
06/25/12
“The renowned landscape architect Peter Walker, who codesigned the National September 11 Memorial, will speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden June 28.” 

On the Move
Ames Tribune
06/24/12
“Julia Badenhope has been named to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows for 2012.”

Great Treks: Only Half of Feather Falls Loop Open for Now
The Sacramento Bee
06/24/12
“To: Schoenberg, Deb, landscape architect, Feather River Ranger District, Plumas National Forest.”

Homeowners Work to Create Lush, Environmentally Friendly Lawns
Knoxville News Sentinel
06/24/12
“As a landscape architect at Hedstom Design, Wisinger needed a traditional greenspace for his dogs Curtis and Roxy, but he also wanted the yard to be environmentally friendly, with less mowing, watering, and fertilizing required.”

Create a Backyard Buffet for Birds, Bees
HeraldTimesOnline.com
06/23/12
“Natives have been identified as a top trend by both the Garden Media Group and the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Michael Spencer's Make It Green: Summertime Is Flower Time in Naples
Naples Daily News
06/21/12
“Michael Spencer, ASLA, has been practicing landscape architecture since 1979 and is president of MSA Design Inc.”

Outdoor Oasis
Gulf Coast Business Review
06/22/12
“Project: A landscape renovation of a home on Bird Key, along Sarasota Bay. Sarasota-based DWY Landscape Architects was hired to turn the outside of the home into an oasis for the owners, who live part time in Minnesota.”

Sustainability Without Fanfare
Sustainable Industries
06/21/12
Landscape architecture has quietly employed sustainable principles for decades.”



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