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Review: Menil Design by L.A.'s Johnston Marklee Is Deceptively Simple
Los Angeles Times
2/19/14
The institute will also serve increasingly as an entry pavilion or gathering place for the campus as a whole as the Menil expands to the south, following a master plan by Chipperfield in collaboration with the landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. 

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10 of the World's Most Innovative Hotels
Co.Design
2/19/14
“Along with the aptly named landscape architect Raymond Jungles, they painted the doors of its 11 stone cottages with sumptuous reds and oranges and designed sprawling gardens, rock sculptures, and stone footpaths.”

Preston Hollow Address Is Retrofitted with Simple, Stylish Outdoor Room
Dallas Morning News
2/19/14
“Paul Fields, senior landscape architect and president of Lambert Landscape Co., turned the jungle into an award-winning garden.”

Top 10 Urban Highways that Deserve to Be Torn Down
Grist
2/18/14
“One, in Buffalo, actually split in half a park designed by the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

How to Add an Indoor or Outdoor Ramp
Houzz
2/17/14
“For an exterior ramp, look for an architect or a landscape architect whose work appeals to you.”

Arboretum's New Director Hopes to Improve Funding, Create New Gardens, and Fight Invasive Plants
Lexington Herald-Leader
2/17/14
“A project outside of the Arboretum on which Davis was the landscape architect, the Clark County Lower Howard's Creek corridor management plan, won a 2007 analysis and planning award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, which described it as ‘incredibly moving in preserving cultural legacy and demonstrating the majesty of things from the past.’”

3 Steps to Start Your Career in Sustainability
Mashable
2/16/14
“One of these can be a great option if you are passionate about going into a specialized career such as environmental law, journalism, or landscape architecture.”

The Buffalo News, N.Y., Donn Esmonde Column
Buffalo News
2/14/14
“In a head-scratching move, Olmsted Parks Conservancy officials wanted to post corporate sponsorship banners in the parks. If anyone should know that the ads contradict all that Olmsted—America's iconic landscape architect—stood for, it should be the guardians of his legacy.”

Purdue, Chrysler Partner on Research, Education
Miami Herald
2/14/14
Landscape architecture students have worked at several Chrysler plants in Indiana, and the company now is recruiting interior design students.”

2/16: Art of Music Drawing Classes at the MIM
Arizona Republic
2/13/14
“[Karen] Klaassen, a landscape architect, said she took Art of Music so she could be freer with her art. ‘I wanted to explore...and it’s a great excuse to try mixed media, especially the water-soluble pastels,’ she said.”

Scout Project Plants New Life in Aging Arcadia Citrus Grove
Arizona Republic
2/13/14
“‘Here at the Shemer is one of the few places where we can celebrate that, where we can honor that heritage,’ said Michael Dollin, a Shemer volunteer and landscape architect.”

Property Values: What You Get for...$600,000
New York Times Online
2/13/14
“The landscaping, stone patios, stone walls, and an irrigation system are the work of one of the sellers, a landscape architect.”

Design Firm Offers Ideas to Make Downtown Seattle More Inviting, Visually Interesting
KPLU-FM
2/12/14
“Seattle's downtown looks ‘spectacularly disjointed.’ That's the assessment of landscape architect Shannon Nichol after walking every block in a 65-acre area around the city's Pike and Pine Streets, from just east of Interstate 5 down to the waterfront.”

72 Hours at the Schooler House B&B in Fredericksburg
Huffington Post
2/11/14
“In 1975, the last private owner, John Lee Pratt, died and willed the property to the National Park Service. Plan a trip in the spring to see the gardens designed in the 1920s by America's foremost woman landscape architect, Ellen Biddle Shipman.”

Resourceful Students Find Diverse Comfort Zones
USA Today
2/11/14
“The University of Wisconsin at Madison had more than 43,000 students enrolled in fall 2013, of whom a little more than 1,200 were black, according to the schools registrars office. Devon Hamilton, a junior landscape architecture major, finds its often difficult to be one of the 1,200.”

 



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