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Landscape Architecture in the News

At Industrial Sites, the Landscape Shifts
“When we think of landscapes, we usually think of gardens and rivers, of lakes, forests, and mountains. We don’t normally think of abandoned factories. But the profession of landscape architecture is changing fast. Landscape architects are invading the arenas once dominated by architects and city planners.” 

Goodbye to Grass
Ashland Daily Tidings
“Gradually, they've transformed their city lot into a small urban prairie, with more than 130 species of native plants. ‘We wanted to turn it into a haven for birds and butterflies,’ said Paul, a landscape architect. And they succeeded; their garden now attracts 75 to 80 species of birds and sometimes ‘clouds’ of butterflies. ‘When we planted natives, all of a sudden, everything came to life,’ Susan said.”

Design, Plus Horticulture, Yields Beauty
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“A licensed landscape architect who took over his father's company, Michael Gilkey focuses on residential properties, with designs that reflect the physical requirements of a site and the needs of the owner.”

SWT Design Receives Three ASLA Landscape Awards
Saint Louis CNR
“SWT Design, an award-winning, environmentally conscious, high design, planning, and landscape architecture firm, was awarded two honor awards and a merit award from the Central States Conference of the American Society of Landscape Architects for projects in St. Louis and Branson, Missouri. SWT Design received the awards May 7 at the 2011 Central States Conference in Des Moines.”

Bring the Sunshine and Backyard into Your Home This Summer
Toledo Blade
“This season's hottest outdoor living spaces are kitchens and entertaining areas, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects' 2010 outdoor living trends survey.”

Eddie George to Enter College Football Hall of Fame
“He is also the founder and co-owner of the EDGE Group, Eddie George's Grille 27 in Columbus, and he is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Salem State Wins ASLA Design Award
Lawn and Landscape
“The Boston chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has recognized Marsh Hall on the campus of Salem State University for outstanding landscape design.”

Weld County Extension: Track Down the Right Tree for Your Yard
Greeley Tribune
“The list was developed through the collaborative efforts of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association, municipal arborists representing the Colorado Tree Coalition, and Colorado State University Extension.”

Making the Move Outdoors
Northwest Indiana Times
“According to the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Residential Trends Survey, homeowners want function, efficiency, and fire pits in their outdoor space.”

Economic Conditions Improve for Landscape Architects
“Market conditions continued to improve for landscape architecture firms, with firm leaders reporting renewed optimism for billable hours, inquiries, and hiring in the first quarter of 2011, according to an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey.”

Buttonwood Park's Pastoral Lands an Indelible Part of New Bedford's Greatness
“In 1895, the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted presented the city of New Bedford with the designs for a 150-acre Buttonwood Park.”

Ithaca's Stewart Park to Get a Facelift (VIDEO)
“Ithaca’s Stewart Park is getting a facelift and you may see those changes very soon. Representatives from Claudia Brenner Design and Rick Manning Landscape Architects presented plans to Ithacans today.”

Weekend Porch Makeover: The Cure for Winter's Lingering Wrath
Lansing State Journal
Landscape architect Joann Schwarberg of Mission Hills, Kan., leads us through a weekend action plan for transforming our dead-leaf-riddled outdoor spaces into true retreats—including a celebratory drink at the finish line.”

Inquirer Editorial: New Pier Leads to Future
“The Race Street Pier—designed by its landscape architects with all the flair they used to create New York City's High Line Park along a defunct railroad viaduct—promises to be as great a draw as Penn's Landing, if not greater.”

College Students Hit Home Run in Designing Hometown Park Honoring Mickey Mantle
Hartford Courant
“When some Oklahoma State University [landscape architecture] students were asked to design a city project in honor of a legendary baseball slugger, they performed like their inspiration, Mickey Mantle.”

Five Teams Make Cut for Ellipse Redesign
Washington Business Journal
“Those that made the cut are:
• Hood Design Studio in San Francisco
• Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in New York City
• Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects in Watertown, Mass.
• Rogers Marvel Architects in New York City
• Sasaki in Watertown.”

Pinehurst Council Reviews Village Green Plan
Fay Observer
“The changes would help return the Village Green to its original spirit that designers at Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape firm intended, said Robert Hayter, who was involved in the new Village Green plan. ‘It is now being given the opportunity to do what the Village Green was intended to do,’ said Hayter, who is Pinehurst Resort's resident landscape architect.”

North American Design Firm Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire the Caltech Group
Power Online
“Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.” 

Landscape Is Locally Rooted at Foundation’s Campus
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“The natural history of the site—as a large wet meadow and a dark-watered bog—are interpreted into an urban format in Gustafson Guthrie Nichol’s Local Ground landscape concept. The Local Ground is one facet of a larger, integrated design concept for the campus that resulted from an exceptionally close collaboration between NBBJ architects and GGN.

College Students See Peconic River and Rural Roots in Downtown Visions
RiverHead Patch
“Professor Emanuel Carter of the SUNY Landscape Architecture department, one of the lead faculty advisers for the project, said he asked students to focus on three main areas: reconnecting the town with the Peconic River, economic growth in the town, and landscape design.”

Detroit Could Set Entrance Fee for Belle Isle Park
Fox News 33
“The ideas come amid continued interest in improving the popular park that was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

Chicago Playgrounds Feature Stimulating Public Art
“Jon Ruble is a landscape architect with JJR, which has designed most of the sites in Chicago. He explains that the sculptures foster physical and social as well as ‘theatrical’ play.”

LOU'S VIEWS: Home Is Where the Art Is
“A symposium on the Miller House and Gardens will be held May 20 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art featuring architecture critic Suzanne Stephens, architect Deborah Berke, interior designer Brad Dunning, and landscape architect Laurie Olin.”

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