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Two Views: Richmond's Iconic River Scene
Richmond Times-Dispatch (AP)
09/02/12
“This year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has set out to identify and recognize America's most iconic landscapes.”

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Two Views: Saving a Fateful Bend in the James
Richmond Times-Dispatch (AP)
09/02/12
“But there is more to this than scenery. There is also the constant need by two communities to preserve, enhance and prosper from nature's gift. I am told that your view from Libby Hill has been designated by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as an ‘American Iconic Landscape.’"

Make It Green: Add Ferns for a Hearty, Lush Landscape
Naples Daily News (AP)
09/07/12
“Michael Spencer, ASLA, has been practicing landscape architecture since 1979 and is president of MSA Design Inc.”

Ayers Saint Gross Appoints Principal Adam Glaser
Citybizlist
09/06/12
“He has been the recipient of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania and AIA Philadelphia Merit Award as well as an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) New Jersey Honor Award of Planning and Analysis.”

Shanghai Botanical Has One Rockin’ Quarry Garden
Architizer
09/05/12
“THUPDI and Tsinghua University recently won the American Society of Landscape Architecture 2012 Honor Award for transforming an abandoned rock quarry in Shanghai into a garden oasis, complete with floating water walkway.”

An Intern, a Project and an Award
Architects and Artisans
09/05/12
“An assignment from Berger Partnership last year for Magdalena Celinska, a University of Washington intern, has won an ASLA Honor Award for the firm.”

ASLA Honors Local Firms and Students
Seattle DJC Newspaper
09/05/12
“A number of Northwest area firms and people were honored with 2012 awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Toronto’s Sugar Beach Hits International Sweet Tooth
Daily Commercial News
09/04/12 
“The urban beach, located in the new East Bayfront community, has received a 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in the General Design category.”

Red Mountain Park Plan Wins National Honor
al.com
09/04/12
“The master plan created to guide the development of Birmingham's Red Mountain Park will be recognized as one of the top design and planning projects for 2012 by the American Society of Landscape Architects. It was one of 37 honored out of 620 entries from around the world.” 

X-Square Design Winner Unveiled at Ribbon Cutting Event
Arizona State University
09/04/12
“He cites this element as an example of what intentional interdisciplinary collaboration can create and what made 'Peritoneum' such a strong competitor and ultimate winner in the ASLA competition.”

The Practices of A.E. Bye and Others Will Be Explored Sept. 6
Penn State Live
09/04/12
“Thaisa Way, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), will give a lecture, 'Earth Forms as Landscape Architecture: The Practices of A.E. Bye and Contemporaries,' 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Stuckeman Jury Space, Stuckeman Family Building, on Penn State’s University Park campus.”

ASLA Announces 2012 Professional and Student Awards
Lawn & Landscape
09/04/12 
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2012 Professional Awards and Student Awards this week.”

Quarry Garden in Shanghai Botanical Garden
The Cool Hunter
09/03/12
“The Quarry Garden has also earned the American Society of Landscape Architect[s] 2012 Honor Award.”

The CT Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects
Myrecordjournal.com
09/03/12
“The CT Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Associates present ‘Saving Connecticut’s Trees: Current Threats, Large and Small’”

New Trustees Named for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway World.com
08/31/12 
“Elizabeth K. Meyer, Appointee for Member, Commission of Fine Arts...Elizabeth K. Meyer is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she has served as the Department Chair and Director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program. She previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Cornell University. Ms. Meyer is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.”

Changing the Mechanics: How Bikes are Transforming the Way LA Moves
Los Angeles Streetsblog
09/02/12
“Dr. Jackson has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He is an elected honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Get the Home-court Advantage
The Poughkeepsie Journal (AP)
09/02/12
“It turns out most people prefer undemanding outdoor spaces for plenty of entertaining, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2012 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey.”

President Obama Announces more Key Administration Posts
BigNews.biz
09/01/12
“Ms. Meyer is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.”

Architects Celebrate Chain of Parks
Tallahassee Democrat
09/01/12
“Mayor John Marks speaks to the audience at a recognition ceremony held on Aug. 31. The American Society of Landscape Architects presented the Tallahassee Downtown Chain of Parks with an award for its landscape architecture.”

Park Avenue Chain of Parks Honored
WCTV (AP)
08/31/12
“Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized the Park Avenue Chain of Parks as a prestigious work of Landscape Architecture. It was one of three sites statewide that were recognized. This event was part of ASLA’s ‘Celebrate Our Public Landscapes’ campaign, highlighting the role landscape architects play in improved quality of life and physical well-being.”

Master Plan for Ohio State Nets ASLA Award for Sasaki
Columbus Business First
08/31/12
“Master-planning efforts at Ohio State University through 2010 earned a Boston-based consultant a top design award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Toronto’s Sweetest Beach Receives International Recognition
Money
08/30/12
“The urban beach, located in the new East Bayfront community, has received a 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor Award in the General Design category. The award is the sixth major design accolade that the park has won since opening in July 2010.”

Riverlife Hosts Neon & Nature Party at the Pier
Pop City
08/29/12
“Opened in 2009, the amphitheater was designed by Pittsburgh-based Strada and Las Vegas-based Bergman Walls. In 2012, the amphitheater won an Honor Award from the PA/DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Year's Best in Landscape Architecture Announced
Planetizen
08/29/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has just announced the winners of its 2012 Professional and Student Awards.”

Three Canadian Projects win ASLA 2012 Professional Awards
Building.ca
08/28/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2012 Professional Awards this week, which honour the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from international locations.”

Lafayette Greens Urban Farm and Art Park in Detroit wins Architecture Design Award
Detroit Free Press
08/28/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has awarded one of its top design awards to Lafayette Greens, the urban farm and art park sponsored by the Compuware Corp. in downtown Detroit.”

Landscape Architecture Firm SWA Group Names 2 Principals and 3 Associates; Two Partners Named Fellows of the ASLA
PitchEngine
08/27/12
“SWA also announced two principals who are being named Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and that the firm was honored with a first-ever award from the California Architectural Foundation.”

Landscape Design Strong Despite Recession
Irrigation & Green Industry
08/27/12
“Despite the sluggish economy, Americans still love their backyards, according to the 2012 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Landscape architects around the U.S. were asked to rate the expected future popularity of various outdoor design features.”

Mountain View Park Re-designed by Local Kids
Alaskapublic.org
08/24/12
“Other key players that must be recognized as crucial to the renovation’s success are American Society of Landscape Architects volunteers Kevin Donniere and Chad Taylor who led the Middle School classes through the design process.”

Peek into Maine’s Secret Gardens
Kansas City
08/24/12
“Farrand, the sole woman among the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects, was born in New York in 1872 and died in Bar Harbor in 1959.”

Michael Spencer's Make It Green: Plant Knowledge Necessary for Good Landscape Design
Naples Daily News (AP)
08/24/12
“Michael Spencer, ASLA, has been practicing landscape architecture since 1979 and is president of MSA Design Inc.”

Ribbon Cutting in William B. Lyons Park!
Alaska Business Monthly
08/23/12
“Other key players that must be recognized as crucial to the renovation’s success are American Society of Landscape Architects volunteers Kevin Donniere and Chad Taylor who led the Middle School classes through the design process…”



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