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Landscape Architecture in the News

SBA Retreats on Big Hike for Design Firms Revenue Cap
Engineering News-Record
02/22/12 “The American Society of Landscape Architects was ‘extremely pleased’ that SBA agreed with its recommendation to keep the $7 million cap, says Roxanne Blackwell, ASLA federal government affairs manager. ‘It keeps more landscape architecture firms active and viable in the SBA procurement arena,’ she adds.”  

SBA Retreats on Big Hike in Design Firms Revenue Caps
Architectural Record
“Last year SBA proposed hiking the ‘size standard’ for both architectural and landscape architectural firms to $19 million in average annual receipts, from $4.5 million for architects and $7 million for landscape architects.”

Business Honors for Feb. 26, 2012
The Advocate (AP)
“The Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has named the recipients of its Professional Design Awards Program.”

Greenway Partnership Links Health of PA Towns to that of Susquehanna
Bay Journal
“‘In Pennsylvania, most land use planning decisions take place at the township or borough level, not at the county or regional level. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership fills a void in big picture thinking,’ said Brian Auman, landscape architect with the SEDA-Council of Government's Community Resource Center.”

NYSID Honors Jack Lenor Larsen and Thomas Woltz
Contract Magazine
“The school will also present the first Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design to Thomas L. Woltz, where Armstrong’s son and landscape architect Whitney Armstrong will present Woltz with the award.”

Graves Joins Martinson’s Garden Works
Mississippi Business Journal
“Randy Graves, ASLA, has joined the landscape architecture team at Martinson’s Garden Works. Graves has been partner/owner of Madison Planting & Design Group for the past eight years.”

Pedestrian Mall Needed in State College
The Daily Collegian Online
“According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, many of the most well-known college towns in the country have a pedestrian mall, including Boulder, Colo., Burlington, Vt., and Madison, Wis.”

How Did the Pedestrian Cross the Street?
The Star Press (AP)
“The coalition's executive committee includes representatives from the American Public Transportation Association, America Bikes, American Society of Landscape Architects, and AARP.”

CONTOURS: Designing the Green Roof
“Green roof on the American Society of Landscape Architects' HQ in Washington, D.C.: colorful blooms of Silene caroliniana at the beginning of spring.”

Initiative Urges Water Conservation
“The initiative being developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the American Society of Landscape Architects provides voluntary guidance for the design and maintenance of outdoor environments and includes many water conservation strategies.”

The Green at College Park Is the First Certified Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Landscape
“Back last summer we heard word of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), a new certification program that would do for landscapes what LEED has done for buildings. The program has just awarded certification of its first landscape to a new park at the University of Texas at Arlington, making it one of the first certified SITES.”

Workshop on 'Plotting Your Garden Layout' Set as Part of Shaker Heights' Centennial Celebration
“Certified landscape architects Ann Cicarella and Robin Schachat will lead a workshop on ‘Plotting Your Garden Layout’ at 7:00 p.m.”

Going Green: Stormwater Runoff
Buffalo - YNN
“In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger looks at a class in managing stormwater runoff. More specifically, a professional development course for design engineers and landscape architects.”

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