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Frederick Law Olmsted, Poet of the Urban Landscape
Boston Globe
“Tomorrow is the 192nd anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect—and journalist, conservationist, and public servant—who gave us Manhattan's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace, the Niagara Reservation, and many other American places rich with meaning and beauty.”

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Empty Spaces
Slate Magazine
“Over the years, students have asked Ben-Joseph, a professor of landscape architecture and planning at MIT, for examples of notable or ‘great’ parking lots.”

Welcome Planting Season with New Ideas, Plants and Tools
Chicago Tribune
“Whether it’s a concept, a material, or a plant you  know, didn’t join us and experience what’s new and what’s hot from a registered Chalet landscape architect.”


American Voices: U.S. Middle Class No Longer Richest In World
The Onion
“‘Oh, sure, if you’re going to compare us to first-world countries, we’re definitely not going to come out looking so good.’ Arnie McCray – Landscape Architect.” [NOTE: Remember, folks, this is The Onion.]

Developer to Turn Cleared Timber into Playground Equipment
Houston Chronicle
“‘We'll probably be using at least 50 trees for the main playground,’ said Susan Cita, a landscape architect and certified arborist with TBG Partners.”

Colorado Tough: Great Trees for Your Western Garden
Denver Post
“Front Range Tree Recommendation List, from Colorado Nursery Grower's Association, American Society of Landscape ArchitectsColorado, the Colorado Tree Coalition, and Colorado State University Extension.”

Nine Projects Win ASLA Awards for Landscapes
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects picked nine projects to win its 2014 Professional Awards.”

5 Design Firms Offer Visions for Park at Edge of Crissy Field
San Francisco Chronicle
“The finalists include James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architect for New York’s acclaimed High Line.”

The City and the Sea
Slate Magazine
“‘There are oyster larvae,’ says landscape architect Kate Orff. ‘There’s just no place for them to land. So there are these babies, but then ...’ She pauses and makes a long downward whistle indicating failure. ‘I get depressed about this, as a mom of two.’”

Architect Polly Osborne's Philosophy: Green Is Good

Los Angeles Times
“Lawrence Halprin, a revered elder of landscape architecture, and George Brook-Kothlow, architect of handmade houses, were friends of the family.”

Balloon Lets Builders Check Out Future Towers' Views
The New York Times
“Mr. Westergard, a registered landscape architect turned designer and inventor, has other plans for the balloons. He wants to use them outside cities to hang nets where drones can rest, prolonging their time in the air.” 

The Unsettling Thing About Ellen
The New York Times
“Quincy Jones, a noted midcentury architect whose reputation has soared in recent years; the celebrity interior designer William Haines; and the landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, who designed the grounds, with an expansive lawn and elegant coral trees that resemble massive bonsai plants.”

This Garden Will Change the Way You Think About Your Backyard (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Canada
Landscape architect Miranda Brooks’s backyard garden is in a Brooklyn brownstone not far from the crowded streets of Manhattan. In this Vogue Magazine video series, Brooks shares her approach and philosophy behind her beautiful oasis.”

'Starchitects' Have Designs on S.F. Projects
San Francisco Chronicle
“San Francisco's Fougeron Architecture is focused on the lower buildings surrounding the courtyard alongside which the OMA tower climbs. The team also includes CMG Landscape Architecture.”

Tapping into the Great Outdoors
Boston Herald
“Copley Wolff Design Group, a Hub landscape architecture firm, is designing outdoor spaces in more than a dozen new buildings, including the Kensington, the Victor, 315 on A, West Square and upcoming work at the Lovejoy Wharf, the Ink Block, One Canal and 101 Seaport.”

Turning Gardens into Healing Sanctuaries: Walnut Creek to Host Landscape Architect Who Believes in Nature as 'De-stresser'
San Jose Mercury News
“From her father, Sutton learned the art of de-stressing in nature -- something she's cultivated as a landscape architect, ecologist and artist.”

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