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The Lawn Is Dead; Long Live the Lawn
Architects + Artisans
10/2/13
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced that [Mark Simmons’] research for ‘The Lawn Is Dead—Long Live the Lawn’ is to receive a 2013 Honor Award in Research.”

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Austin Landscape Architects Take National Honors
Austin Business Journal
10/1/13
“Two Austin entries won awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, as part of its 2013 Professional Awards announced Tuesday.”

The Year's Best in Landscape Architecture Announced

Planetizen
10/1/13
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of its 2013 Professional Awards and Student Awards today.”

Which Cities Will Be Harmed the Most by the Government Shutdown?
Planetizen
10/1/13
“‘A halt of federal funds intended for infrastructure projects could hamstring many landscape architecture firms,’ said the ASLA in a statement released today decrying the shutdown and its potential impact on their its members.”

A Garden for Wandering
Boston Globe
10/1/13
“Many changes to the garden have taken place since then, but none so extensive as the complete redesign landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh accomplished this fall as the final piece of the museum’s extensive renovation, which included the new Renzo Piano-designed wing.”

Forgotten in Time: Detroit's Abandoned Belle Isle Zoo
Huffington Post
9/30/13
“In the middle of the Detroit River lies Belle Isle, a sprawling park designed by the same landscape architect responsible for New York's Central Park, Frederick Olmsted.”

James van Sweden Dies at 78; His Designs Urged Lawns to Grow
The New York Times
9/30/13
“James van Sweden, an influential landscape architect who drew inspiration from the grand masters of painting to create vivid, naturalistic landscapes that seemed to explode with grasses and wildflowers, died last Friday at his home in Washington.”

Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
Dwell
9/26/13
“A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.”

The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston
Metropolis
9/25/13
“Why is Boston one of the best cities to live in? Why is it also one of the most sustainable cities in North America? We argue it's because of this city’s legacy of great parks and open spaces. To enable visitors and locals alike to truly understand this, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has created The Landscape Architect's Guide to Boston.”

Custom Driveway Can Heighten Home's Curb Appeal
San Jose Mercury News
9/26/13
“In Naples, Fla., landscape architect W. Christian Busk installs "living driveways" that feature grass interspersed among pavers. That blend reduces heat and glare, and provides some drainage.”

Experts Predict Dallas Will Be Slow to Give Up St. Augustine Lawns
Dallas Morning News
9/25/13
“Herb Sweeney IV, the landscape architect in charge of the Bush Center project for Boston landscape firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, says the company looked at typical turfgrasses before deciding on Habiturf.”

The White House Honors Design Award Winners
The New York Times
9/24/13
“Among this year’s winners were the architect Michael Sorkin, the fashion designer Behnaz Sarafpour, the landscape architect Margie Ruddick, the design firm Studio Gang Architects, and Janette Sadik-Khan, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.”

James van Sweden Dies at 78; Innovative Landscape Architect

The Washington Post
9/23/13
“Both men later became fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

He Travels the Globe Creating Lavish Gardens
Orange County Register
9/23/13
“A landscape architect based in Laguna Beach builds exotic Edens around the world.”

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