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Landscape Architecture in the News

Featured story:  James Corner, Urban Dreamscaper
Time Magazine Specials 
“As a landscape architect, James Corner leads his design team in the reclamation and re-creation of public space.”

Creating and Capitalizing on Outdoor Kitchens
Casual Living
“In its most recent Residential Trends Survey, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) shows its membership agreeing with Brody.”

Proving Ground
The Architect's Newspaper
“On January 16, the Aberdeen Garden City Trust and the City Council announced that DS+R had bested some of the leading firms in both architecture and landscape architecture—West 8, Foster + Partners, Snohetta & Hoskins, Mecanoo, and Gustafson Porter—to win the commission.”

Pier 15 by SHoP Architects Opens on NYC’s East River Waterfront Esplanade
“Designed and built by SHoP Architects, with help from landscape architect Ken Smith, Pier 15 is an edgy, angular addition to the waterfront park that pays homage to the waterfront’s nautical history through subtle shapes and a mix of industrial and natural materials.”

Sonoma County's Cedars a Rare Geologic Wonder
Landscape architect Roger Raiche...explains geologic features, such as the calcium carbonate the area.”

Rob Opens Big; Shore #s Down Again
New York Post
“In the show—loosely based on his real-life domestic situation—Schneider stars as a landscape architect who marries into a boisterous Mexican-American family.”

Mall Fund-raising Won’t Benefit Union Square
Washington City Paper
“As the Post originally reported, the Trust for the National Mall is hosting a design competition for three key sites on the mall, and one for Union Square—narrowed down to four teams, including some of the nation's top landscape architecture firms—will go forward as planned.”

Seeing the Building for the Trees
The New York Times
“A REVOLUTION in cognitive neuroscience is changing the kinds of experiments that scientists conduct, the kinds of questions economists ask, and, increasingly, the ways that architects, landscape architects, and urban designers shape our built environment.”

Portland's Huge Park Beckons Hikers and Bikers
The Seattle Times
“Portland hired the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architects to create a park plan for the site in 1903, but the project met various setbacks (including rumors of oil that prompted unsuccessful drilling) until the city finally established Forest Park in 1948. Today it's grouped with surrounding small parks such as Lower Macleay to create one giant, wooded reserve.”

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring a Breath of Fresh Air Indoors
Landscape architects and expert plant installers around the world are latching on to this growing trend and becoming quite adept at creating these luscious living vertical gardens—read on to see some of our favorite indoor vertical gardens!”

Baltimore's Public Spaces Get a Face-Lift
Engineering News-Record
“One site identified in the open-space plan became the focus of a project by landscape architecture students at Morgan State University.”

Remembering Duke Gardens Is Topic of Gardeners of Watchung Hills Program
“The Gardeners of Watchung Hills is a men’s and women’s club whose members come from 13 different towns in the region. The group supports two scholarships for plant science and landscape architecture students at Rutgers University.”

Agricultural Urbanism Takes Root in Wisconsin
Builder Magazine
Landscape architect Sean O’Malley, a managing principal with SWA Group in California, is one of the plan’s designers. He wondered: How would it work if the residents took ownership themselves? What if they were responsible for planting and harvesting annuals and apples?”

Memorial Pays Tribute to Desca DuBois, Late Mayor of Lake Park
The Palm Beach Post
“Chris Delago, president of landscape architecture firm Chris Wayne and Associates, Inc., donated the labor and equipment to transport and install the tree.”

Stimulus Bill Spurs Street Beautification
The Star Press
“‘It will become a special green space when it is completed this spring,’ said Gordon Cox, president of Meeks Mortuary and the new owner of the site. ‘Ball State University landscape architecture students are going to design it as a class project.’”

A Visit to the Sept. 11 Memorial, and Memories
Oregon Live
“The National September 11 Memorial, designed by Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, comprises waterfalls that cascade into pools on the footprints of the twin towers.”

Bill to Make Occupational Licenses Optional Goes Down
Union Leader
“Lawmakers voted 214–116 to kill House Bill 446, which would make licenses optional for a number of professions in the state including hairdressers and aestheticians, as well as landscape architects, court reporters, athletic trainers, recreational therapists, family mediators, hunting and fishing guides, athlete agents, massage therapists, reflexologists, structural integrators and Asian bodywork therapists, and hawkers, peddlers, and itinerant vendors.”

CLARB Signs Multi-Year Contract with Pearson VUE
Pearson Vue
01/05/12“Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) will transition administration of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) testing program to Pearson VUE.”

Landscape Program Receives Recognition
The Daily Reveille
“Six and a half decades after its start, the university program founded by an ambitious New Yorker has blossomed into one of the nation's premier landscape architecture schools.”

Movers & Shakers
“John Crone, professor of landscape architecture for the University of Arkansas, was given the Arkansas Pioneer Award by the Arkansas chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Public Works: City Worker Keeps Marty Sanchez Links on Course
“The state's Capitol Buildings Planning Commission was recently presented with a 2011 Merit Award from the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

To Frack or Not to Frack
“In an op-ed piece for the American Society of Landscape Architects' blog The Dirt, Bryan Quinn weighs in on the environmental impacts of a practice that has the potential to pump billions of dollars into New York’s economy.”

SITES Honored with U.S. Composting Council Award
News Blaze
“The U.S. Composting Council has recognized the Sustainable Sites Initiative with its H. Clark Gregory Award for displaying outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts.”

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