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Landscape Architecture in the News

2011's 10 Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture
The Huffington Post
“I submit this list of 10 notable developments in the world of landscape architecture to reflect on including new designs, significant transformations and influential publications (because if we do not write about landscape, it will not endure -- publish or perish).”

Robert Shrosbree, Landscape Architect, Has Died at Age 58
Seattle DJC
“Robert Neal Shrosbree, a landscape architect and cofounder of the Seattle landscape architecture firm Site Workshop, died Dec. 30 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58.” 

Business Briefs for Jan. 3, 2012
Santa Fe New Mexican
“The New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presented Clemens & Associates, Inc. with two merit awards in the Design Constructed category at the recent NMASLA Design Awards Gala in Albuquerque.”

Local Landscape Architect Wins Two Design Awards
Vail Daily (AP)
“The Colorado chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has announced that longtime local landscape architect Sherry Dorward has won two awards for design excellence for projects she has completed in the valley.”

Learn About Landscape Architecture at First Friday Event
The Examiner
“The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Kessler Society of Kansas City will participate in a First Friday open house from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.”

Boise Hosts Design Competition for Idaho 9/11 Memorial
“All landscape architects interested in the opportunity to submit a conceptual design for Idaho's future 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial may attend a mandatory informational meeting at 4:00 p.m.”

American Society of Landscape Architects Announces 2011 Design Winners
Brighton-Pittsford Post
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of its design awards for the year. Nine awards will be given at an awards ceremony in January.”

SITES Earns Highest PGMS Award
Lawn & Landscape
“The Sustainable Sites Initiative earns a gold medal for contributions to the green industry.”

Designing for Disaster
“‘Early reactions were crude and overbearing in how they tried to secure the perimeter,’ says Leonard Hopper, a past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects. ‘Sidewalks bristled with bollards, concrete Jersey barriers (used to define lanes on highways), and precast planters called bunkerpots.’”

The Sustainable Sites Initiative
“According to Mike Cowden, Public Relations and Communications Coordinator for the American Society of Landscape Architects, current green building rating systems (developed by the USGBC and other organizations) offer excellent tools for new and existing buildings, but relatively little beyond a building’s skin.”

San Francisco Parklets: A Little Tour of a Major Trend
SF Gate
“Their reach extends from Potrero Hill to the Outer Sunset, as far north as Washington Square, and as far south as one planned for the Excelsior district. The latter parklet will be built by students at the Out of Site Youth Arts Center; by contrast, Audi sponsored a ‘promenade’ on Powell Street that was designed by noted Oakland landscape architect Walter Hood with a budget rumored to approach $1 million.”

The Benefits of Urban Forests
“Poor air quality has led to an explosion of health problems among vulnerable populations, claims the American Society of Landscape Architects. This video explains how urban forests provide environmental benefits to densely populated cities.”

Indianapolis Designers Gain Work with Upcoming 2012 Super Bowl
Contract Magazine
“As part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) pilot program—an interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden—$12.8 million is being directed to reconfiguring Georgia Street, the main thoroughfare that connects the Indiana Convention Center and Conseco Fieldhouse.”

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