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Progressions
Orlando Sentinel
10/07/12
“Jeff Brophy, principal with Land Design South, was elected president-elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects—Florida Chapter.” 

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Santa Monica Complete Green Street Breaks Ground
ArchiThings.com
10/06/12
“This Santa Monica Green Street was born from the great collaboration between the outstanding architects just like John Kaliski Architects, in conjunction with Lawrence Moss & Associates, Landscape Architects, and Kimley-Horn & Associates, Civil Engineers, the Ocean Park Boulevard.”

Making a Man into a Monument
The Wall Street Journal
10/09/12 
“Bonnie Fisher is the landscape architect who designed the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Boris Dramov. WSJ's Julia Flynn Siler profiles her work in San Francisco and the vision behind the MLK Memorial.”

Ron Koudys Has Already Put His Mark on the River
London Free Press
10/05/12
Landscape architect, teacher, and lover of the Thames River, Ron Koudys has already put his mark on the river.”

United States: China Gains the Highest Award for Landscape Design Works
China Network Television
10/03/12
Note: Click on this link to watch a news video (in Chinese) that was filmed at the ASLA 2012 Annual Meeting & EXPO.

Village of Yorkville Park Receives ASLA's Landmark Award
Urban Toronto
10/03/12
“Earlier this week, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winner of its Landmark Award, recognizing the Village of Yorkville Park in Toronto.”

S.F. Port Plan Shifted to Allow for Rising Sea
SFGate
10/02/12
“One of the Bay Area's top landscape architects is on a roll. That's Peter Walker, whose Berkeley firm's recent work includes the acclaimed plaza at the National September 11 Memorial.”

In San Francisco, Low-impact, Low-income Housing that Makes a Huge Difference
The Providence Journal (AP)
10/01/12
“There’s a whole lot to like about the David Baker + Partners-designed Richardson Apartments. For starters, there’s the rooftop solar arrays and allotment garden, solar hot water heating, a vegetated roof, rain gardens, sunshades, the use of low-VOC paints and finishes, and reclaimed and sustainable woods found throughout the structure. In addition to big honors from the AIA and other organizations, the complex also received a 2012 Merit Award from the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

A $48.5 M. Manse for the East River Obsessed: Ellen Biddle Shipman House Hits the Market
The New York Observer
09/28/12
“When it came to her Beekman Place town house, Ellen Biddle Shipman was not what you would call modest. ‘There is not in all New York another piece of property like it, for it has the seclusion of Beekman Place, southern exposure, beauty of architecture combined with the extended view of the East River,’ the famed landscape architect boasted of the brownstone that she bought in 1919 and renovated so thoroughly that it had become a red brick town house seven years later.”

Veteran St. Paul City Park Designer Gets National Honor
MinnPost
09/27/12
“Don Ganje, who's spent a career designing St. Paul parks and is known for his work on Como and Mears Parks, Raspberry Island, and the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, will join the prestigious Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects this weekend.”

Advanced Green Architecture: Fiddlers on the Roof
Rapid Growth
09/27/12
“Green roofing is relatively new to the U.S. although the concept is older than the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and hadn’t been perfected until Advanced Green Architecture (AGA) rose from the graduate research of Erik Cronk and Jeremiah Johnson. While attending an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conference in San Francisco in 2007, a seed was planted in Cronk and Johnson’s brains during a green roofing seminar.”

Safe Routes to School Dedicates Path in Naknek
Alaska Business Monthly
09/26/12
“Others who helped make this project possible besides Isabel Babiak include: Bristol Bay Borough, Bristol Bay School District, Naknek Elks Club, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Safe Routes to Schools Program, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Katmai National Park and Reserve, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Suggested Human-trafficking Training Challenged
The Columbus Dispatch (AP)
09/25/12
“The head of state boards overseeing licensing of architects and landscape architects says required human-trafficking training is not ‘relevant or appropriate’ for professionals in the field.”

A Roadmap for Urban Agriculture in NYC
Grist
09/25/12
“The American Society of Landscape Architects’ recent Google SketchUp animation—The Edible City—explains how gardens improve the health and well-being of communities and help people better engage with their urban environments.”

New Online Guide Highlights the (Sometimes Hidden) Beauty of Washington
DC Switchboard—NRDC Blog
09/24/12
“Washington is a major tourist destination and has had many guides written for and about it. But there’s a new one, and it’s both unique in its point of view and fabulous. Produced by our friends at the American Society of Landscape Architects, which puts out consistently fabulous work, The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. contains a nicely organized collection of 800 photographs with commentary by 20 landscape architects.”

Cleaning Up Unexploded Bombs by Turning Them into Gold Mines
Scientific American
09/24/12
“This spring, [Xiaoxuan] Lu completed her master's from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. She traveled to Laos while working on her thesis project, a beautiful and clever strategy for how we might repair this long-scarred landscape, which earned her an award for excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

This Is What a City Guide Should Look Like
The Atlantic Cities
09/24/12
“Washington is a major tourist destination and has had many guides written for and about it. But there’s a new one, and it’s both unique in its point of view and fabulous. Produced by our friends at the American Society of Landscape Architects, which puts out consistently fabulous work, The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. contains a nicely organized collection of 800 photographs with commentary by 20 landscape architects.”

D.C. Landmarks from the Ground Up
Architectural Record
09/23/12
“As you move upward, you see the African American Civil War Memorial reveal itself in all its drama. ‘I never realized it was such a powerful structure until I came out of the Metro station,’ said [Glenn LaRue] Smith, a landscape architect with Smith-Murray Studios in Northwest Washington.”

PARK(ing) Day Ends Ahead of Schedule for Pair on King Street
The Post and Courier (AP)
09/22/12
Landscape architect J.R. Kramer tried to celebrate PARK(ing) Day on Friday, a worldwide event in which artists, designers, and others transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.”

Olmsted's Wildacre Estate in Newport, Rhode Island, Listed for $15.75 Million
The Providence Journal (AP)
09/21/12
“Wildacre, an estate at 310 Ocean Ave. built in 1902 for the brother of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, was listed this week by Michelle Kirby of Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty with an asking price of $15,750,000.”

Perot Museum to Open a Month Ahead of Schedule
WFAA.com (AP)
09/20/12
“The facility is also seeking three green-building accreditations: LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; Green Globes assessment, which is operated by the Green Building Initiative in Canada and the U.S; and the Sustainable Sites Imitative, which is a green-landscaping benchmark created by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at UT Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.”

Permeable Parking Lots and Wildflower Roofs: What Makes Landscaping Sustainable?
St. Louis Blog
09/20/12
“Enter the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a collaboration between the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.”

5,000 Landscape Architects Set to Descend on Phoenix
Phoenix Business Journal
09/20/12
“The event is the annual meeting and expo of the Washington-based American Society of Landscape Architects, which was founded in 1899 to lead and educate industry professionals on stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of urban and natural environments.”

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