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The Sustainable Sites Rating System
Stormwater
01/23/14
“The new rating system is a joint endeavor of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas.”

Phoenix's Shine Coffee Turns Vacant Lot into a 'Pocket Park'
Arizona Republic
1/22/14
“Callaway-Blok raised more than $23,000 on the online Kickstarter for the project. She has been working with a landscape architect and other designers to develop the park since September.”

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Thinking Green Can Translate into Gold
Houston Business Journal
1/22/14
“Incorporating green space and sound landscape architecture design early into a project can help set a project apart.”

If You Build It, She Will Come
Huffington Post
1/21/14
“‘But I would never have had to say that to a guy.' Wilkus knows something about working with guys. As the founding principal of SiteWorks, a landscape architecture firm, she works in a testosterone-dominated field. She often walks into meetings of 20 people, she says, and is the only female present.”

Business Names Have Meaning, Honor Others
BusinessWeek
1/21/14
“‘We wanted (the name) to seem personal and represent someone's name without being our own,’ said Corey Mason, landscape architect and president of Clyde Oak, a landscape company specializing in garden renovations. ‘Clyde is my wife's great-grandfather's name.’”

St. Paul to Unveil Bike Plan Adding 214 Bikeway Miles
Mass Transit
1/21/14
“In the 1880s, a student disciple of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted envisioned a giant figure eight encircling Minneapolis and St. Paul, crisscrossing the two cities with a continuity of trails.”

Eddie George Tears Up Turf on New Reality Show
ABC News
1/20/14
“For George, the show is a chance to make use of his college degree, having majored in landscape architecture at Ohio State University, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1995.”

How to Add a Built-in Outdoor Grill
Houzz
1/20/14
“Hire a designer such as a landscape architect if you have an area that is more challenging, such as a sloped backyard.”

Recycling Nature: He Makes Rustic Furniture from Garden 'Debris'

Philadelphia Inquirer
1/18/14
“David Hughes, a Doylestown landscape architect with an affinity for native flora and natural landscapes, often finds himself ripping out dead, overgrown, or otherwise undesirable plants to make way for new.”

A Major Renovation on the Doorstep of Queens
The New York Times
1/17/14
“Situated near the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Northern Boulevard, the park has nearly 500 trees, a wetlands area, and pavers that were designed to direct stormwater to a variety of native plants, said the lead designer, Margie Ruddick, a landscape architect in Philadelphia.”

Meet the Pioneers of Sustainable Design
Forbes.com
1/16/14
“In an in-depth interview with Douglas Smith, President of EDSA, a landscape architecture and urban design firm, we discussed their efforts for more than 50 years to create sustainable places to live, work, learn, and play.”

Is Horticulture a Withering Field?
Philadelphia Inquirer
1/14/14
“Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, chair of the landscape architecture and horticulture program at Temple University, Ambler, says that though student interest in traditional horticulture—ornamental shrubs, trees, and plants—is holding steady, practical courses on growing food, stormwater mitigation, native plants, landscape restoration, urban arboriculture, even beekeeping, had become extremely popular.”

Q&A: Marion Pressley, Landscape Architect
Metropolis
1/15/14
“His new building sits right on top of a courtyard created by landscape architect Arthur Shurtleff, a site you had updated in the 1990s.”

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