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A Guide to Some of 2014's Best Outdoor Furniture
The Washington Post
“‘We definitely go for things that are going to stand the test of time — and sometimes those things are expensive,’ D.C. landscape architect Leslie Gignoux says.”

Manhattan's Storm-Protection Plan Intended as Global Urban Model
Engineering News-Record
“The other five winners [include]...the SCAPE-Landscape Architecture team, for a $60-million Living Breakwaters project in Tottenville on New York City's Staten Island.”

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'King of Grasses' Kurt Bluemel, 81, who Recreated a Savannah for Disney, Dies
The Washington Post
“It also brought him into contact with a young American horticulturist, Richard Simon, who convinced him to come to the United States to work at his father's perennial nursery in Monkton, Md. [Wolfgang] Oehme left the Baldwin nursery to design gardens, and later co-founded a high-profile landscape architecture firm in Washington.”

It's Expensive Being Wealthy
CNN Money
“Add on a few thousand bucks for someone to tend to your yard every week or so. Standard landscaping maintenance for yards from a half acre up to three acres can cost $1,500 to $3,000 per month, Keith Williams, a landscape architect in Palm Beach, Fla., told CNNMoney.”

Western Union
Architectural Digest
“There's also a walled garden overflowing with old-fashioned roses, courtesy of the landscape architect Mai K. Arbegast, who devised the verdant grounds for the property's previous owners.”

6 Awesome Designs to Protect Areas Hit by Hurricane Sandy
Business Insider
“The "Living Breakwaters" project by SCAPE/Landscape Architecture focuses on protecting Staten Island without building a wall between people and the ocean. The team will do this by putting a necklace of breakwaters in place to protect the land from flooding and erosion, while also protecting communities of sea creatures.”

Coastal Restoration Advocate Kerry St. Pé Honored
The Advocate
“Kerry St. Pé, executive director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, has been named an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects for his notable service to the profession.”

The Dreamer
The New York Times
“After the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted co-designed Central Park in New York, he wrote that the intended result would only become apparent in 20 years, and that its perfection ‘must not be expected in less than 50,’ some time after his death. When you think of it, child actors are not unlike Olmsted's saplings, their final shape appreciable but in no sense determined.”

Raleigh Parking Spots to Become Tiny 'Parklets'
News & Observer
“The Lincoln Theatre project may arrive first, with an early-summer debut, but the DECO team's Salisbury Street project is racing along behind it and has a bigger marketing campaign. The people leading the Salisbury project -- Massengale and Tew are graduate students, and Delcambre, a professor in landscape architecture at N.C.”

Distinction in a Driveway
Toronto Star
“‘The driveway is commonly overlooked,’ concedes Michael Keenan, with the University of Minnesota's landscape architecture department.”

Putting Down New Roots in Design District
Toronto Star
“Two years after the launch, Eyal Shoam, who studied landscape architecture and has extensive retail experience, became co-owner. There are now four retail locations in Quebec.”

Foundation's JCS Fund to Support Lombard Elementary School WHS Learn+Play Gardens
Chicago Tribune
“[Andi] Cooper, who is a landscape architect, and other Hammerschmidt school parents initially approached the school principal about replacing the old playground equipment and creating a larger vision and strategic plan that has engaged the entire community.”

Saks Off 5th store Will Close in Downtown Minneapolis
Star Tribune
“The city has hired James Corner, a well-known New York landscape architect, who has crafted a plan to give the mall a more pedestrian-friendly ‘woodsy’ feel. Work on the mall is expected to begin in the summer of 2015.”

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