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LA in the News

For Creating Intimate Green Spaces Out of Industrial Urban Blight
Fast Company
“James Corner Field Operations says it practices landscape architecture, but its real plan is to redesign the public realm.”

Nature That Nurtures
Scientific American
“The garden that Aidan loves—with its vibrant greenery, shaded places to sit and walk, and small, half-hidden animal sculptures that fascinate visitors of all ages—is ‘one of the most successful hospital gardens in the country,’ says Clare Cooper Marcus, an emeritus professor in landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.”

Bringing Back the Forest
“The plan is intended to ‘put the forest back in Forest Lawn,’ said Patricia O'Donnell, the Buffalo-born, Vermont-based landscape architect who used landscape designers Joseph Earnshaw and Adolf Strauch's original design with later improvements by others.”

Chicago Tribune
“Barney's firm and the other lead designers, the global engineering firm Arup and the landscape architects at Cambridge, Mass.-based Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, propose eight access points to the trail, which would be spaced at reasonable intervals of roughly half a mile.”

Is Landscape Architecture No Longer "The Good Wife"?
HuffPost Blog
“Good news for landscape architects: Your employment prospects are better than those of building architects and your work is appreciated more than ever—think of the High Line.”

One of the World's Greenest Buildings Comes to Life at Historic Phipps Conservatory Site
“Upon completion this spring, the CSL—built to meet or exceed the Living Building Challenge, LEED® Platinum certification, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)™ certification for landscapes—will be the largest building in operation pursuing Living Building status in the United States.”

Salt Lake City’s Urban Revival Is So Complex It Is Called the Rubik’s Cube
Engineering News-Record
“The skylight, supplied by Uni-Systems Inc., a Minneapolis-based travel-mechanism consultant, is the project's most intricate element. But the creek, designed by the San Francisco office of landscape architect SWA Group, ranks as a close second because it is built on top of the project's seismic superdecks, like a green roof at grade (see above).”

Landscape Architects Developing Credibility
Long Island Business News
“Consider the landscape architect: The often ignored stepchild of the architecture and construction industries; misunderstood, often confused with landscape designers, and undervalued.”

New Online Landscape Design Model Offers Homeowners and Real Estate Investors Curb Appeal Solutions in Time for the Spring
Yahoo! News
“Knäak Design Group (KDG), a national landscape architecture firm, is pleased to announce its new online landscape design division, called PlanWorx™.”

Design Unveiled for High Line’s Third Section
The Epoch Times 
Landscape architects James Corner and Ric Scofidio unveiled the new High Line design plan on Monday evening in front of hundreds of people in South Chelsea.”

‘Visions’ for Gorgas Park Redo: Philadelphia U. Students Offer Plans for the Park
Montgomery News
Landscape architecture students from Philadelphia University truly shocked and awed those in attendance at the Friends of Gorgas Park Meeting on March
8 at Green Lane United Methodist Church.”

Design Placeholder for Broderick Park
Buffalo Rising
“I would imagine that this is the rendering that we will most likely see unveiled at the meeting as the initial direction that design firm Trowbridge, Wolf, and Michaels Landscape Architects LLP is heading.”

Gov. Corbett Announces Confirmations, Nominations
CBS 21
“Governor Tom Corbett Monday announced in a press release the following confirmations of his nominees by the Pennsylvania Senate, as well as several new nominations: Confirmations, State Board of Landscape Architects: David B. Morgan, RLA, Camp Hill.”

God's Treehouse
Daily Kos
03/12/12 19:46
“Near Crossville, Tennessee, stands the world's largest tree house. Horace Burgess, a local landscape architect, began building the structure in 1994 around an 80-foot-high oak tree that was 12 feet around at the base, as well as a few other nearby trees.”

Architect Dreams About the River, Canals, Lewiston's future (AP)
“The 47-year-old landscape architect in Boston conjured a boathouse on the east bank of the Androscoggin River, a tree-lined boulevard across Lewiston's downtown and fish in the city's canals. And he did it for nothing.”

IU named Tree Campus USA for Fourth Time
Indiana Daily Student
“University Landscape Architect Mia Williams said the biggest accomplishment is the fact that IU is one of the only campuses to receive the designation since the program was launched in 2008.”

College of Architecture Develops Undergrad Degree in Sustainability
Arizona Daily Wildcat
“A new degree in sustainability will be offered next semester in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture that will allow students to develop an understanding of how the green economy works.”

LSU College of Art & Design Distinguished Lecture Series to Present Assistant Professor, Landscape Architect Kate Orff March 26
Louisiana State University
“The LSU College of Art & Design Distinguished Lecture Series will present landscape architect and assistant professor Kate Orff on Monday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m.”

New Design Center to Serve as Community Resource
The Argus Leader (AP)
“Area chapters of groups such as the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Landscape Architects, and South Dakota Interior Designers could use the 800-square-foot space, she said.”

DEC And DEP Announce Groundbreaking Agreement to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows Using Green Infrastructure in New York City
Water Online
“New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects President Denisha Williams said, ‘I am pleased to commend New York City and the state's embrace of green infrastructure approaches to reducing CSOs, as part of the overall sustainable design initiatives under Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership.’”

Interiors: Turning Outdoor Space into a Home Extension
The Community News
“According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, more and more homeowners want better function and more usability from their outdoor spaces.”

East Bay Garden Calendar: March 10 and Beyond
San Jose Mercury News
“Montelindo Garden Club. Gardener and landscape designer Jill Appenzeller is the guest speaker. She is a member of numerous garden-related organizations including the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Royal Horticultural Society.”

SWT Wins Unprecedented ASLA Awards
St. Louis CNR
“SWT Design, a design, planning, and landscape architecture firm, was awarded an unprecedented two President's Awards for Excellence and three honor awards from the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

Nominate Sustainable Projects for Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards
Sonoran News
“The city’s Environmental Quality Advisory and Development Review boards, Scottsdale Section American Institute of Architects—Phoenix Metro Chapter (Scottsdale and northeast section), American Society of Landscape Architects—Arizona Chapter, and Sources+Design publication are sponsoring the program. Members of these organizations will serve on the selection panel.”

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