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Landscape Architecture in the News

The Need for Communication
“If landscape architects don’t tell the stories of their projects – drawing attention to the design and intention of the space – no one else will. Your designs can’t speak for themselves when the public attributes their authorship to God.”

EPA Outlines Plan for Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring
“American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Society of Landscape Architects, and ECONorthwest released the study.”  

 E Monogram® Appliances Transform Patio into Luxury Outdoor Kitchen
General Electric press release
“Grills were ranked as the most popular outdoor living design feature by 97.4 percent of respondents in the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.”

Bellefield Estate's Star Is Its Garden
“Ferrand, a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the first woman to professionally practice as a landscape architect, is considered a major figure in the field.”

Are San Francisco's New Parklets a Success?
“Click here for the American Society of Landscape Architecture's explanation of how cities are reclaiming, transforming and regenerating unused urban spaces, prioritizing pedestrians over automobiles.”

Bicentennial Park's Adventure Alley Closes
Star Local News
“The first phase of the Bicentennial Park improvements was completed in September 2011, and has received a recent Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for outstanding public park design.”

Rammed Earth in the Backyard
Apartment Therapy
“A rammed earth garden wall in Napa Valley by Blasen Landscape Architecture.”

Philly’s "Pops Up Garden" Pops Up at Venice Biennale
EDGE San Francisco
“The Pops Up Garden was also honored recently by the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects with a Merit Award, recognizing the project’s innovative urban greening and overall landscape design excellence.”

Oregon Landscape Architects Capitalize on their Green Edge
Daily Journal of Commerce
“Jeff Schnabel, president of the Oregon chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Oregon chapter, works on the installation of a vertical garden in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza at Portland State University.”

S.F. Low-Income Housing Complex Wins Design Awards
“Richardson Apartments also impressed the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Schoolyard Designed for Kids with Autism
The Post Chronicle
“Chelsey King, a master's student in landscape architecture, and Katie Kingery-Page, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, said the biggest issue with traditional schoolyards is that they are completely open but also busy and crowded in specific areas.”

Colorado Design Firms Merge
The Denver Post
“Colorado Springs engineering and planning firm Matrix Design Group Inc. has acquired Design Studios West Inc., a Denver-based landscape architecture and planning company.”

Interdisciplinary BIM Studio Wins National Honor
Penn State Live
05/25/12 12:42
“Penn State’s Interdisciplinary Collaborative Building Information Modeling (BIM) Studio, an initiative of the Stuckeman School for Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Department of Architectural Engineering, has won its second award from the American Institute of Architects’ Technology in Practice BIM Awards Program.”

News Updates
Urban Tulsa Weekly
“Work continues on the creation of a new public space near the Arkansas River, with images of how the park might look unveiled by landscape architects working on the $100 million-plus project.”

Battle Over Modernism Comes to Minneapolis
“Kathryn Shattuck reports on the fight to save downtown Minneapolis's decaying Peavey Plaza, which was recognized as one of the nation’s most significant examples of landscape architecture merely 13 years ago.”

Open at Last: Barnes Art Thrives in New $150 Million Home
Delaware Online
Landscape architect Laurie Olin's design leads visitors from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway past a reflecting pool, through graceful cedars, past a silvery pylon sculpture, through flaming red vine maples and past another reflecting pool to the building.”

Dumas Honored by TVA for Sustainability Efforts
The Dispatch
“Dumas, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Mississippi State University and alderman for Starkville's 5th Ward, has been a driving force in just about every effort to bring sustainability to his campus and city.”

Corning Museum of Glass Announces Expansion Project
Central New York Business Journal
“The museum is also working with landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand Associates to design new outdoor gathering areas including a one-acre campus green.”

When Overspending Is Smart
Yahoo! Finance
“A good example of this would be trade school. If you can spend several thousand dollars to become a highly paid trained landscape architect or air traffic controller, for example, why not? You'll earn that money back in less than a year. This is a great investment in yourself.”

No Vote on Squan Plaza Plan
Manasquan-Belmar Patch
“Kirk Danielson, of T&M Associates, is the project's landscape architect. Danielson has designed several award-winning parks and plazas in Eatontown, Brick, Perth Amboy and Avon-By-The-Sea.”

Tucked-Away Public Spaces Need Upkeep by Owners
“The redesign by Gensler and landscape architects Smith + Smith is part of a larger update of 303 Second for owner Kilroy Realty.”

Maximum Impact in Small Space
“Horticulturists and landscape architects rounded out our team and assisted with the design and selection of materials for the Del Mar project. Overall, the project took about 10 weeks.”

Cheaper Alternatives to East-End Tunnel Dismissed by Planners
The Courier-Journal
“Yet there is no evidence that a design plan created by the landscape architecture firm headed by the sons of famed park designer Frederick Law Olmsted and part of the argument for the estate’s historical significance was ever implemented, according to the environmental review.”

City Hall Landscaping Project Under Way
Las Cruces Sun-News
“‘The improvements include new and additional trees and plants and new planters at the City Hall front entry, which coordinate with the building, benches and trash receptacles for a more fluid, consistent appearance,’ Cathy Mathews, landscape architect for the city, said.”

Fairfax County’s Hollin Hills Is a Happy Experiment in Modernity
The Washington Post
05/31/12 15:35
“Planned in the late 1940s, architecturally unique Hollin Hills was built in the early 1950s during the post-World War II housing boom. Architect Charles Goodman and landscape architect Dan Kiley designed the project for developer Robert C. Davenport, who wanted to build attractive but modestly sized, affordable homes for America’s middle class.”

UA Architecture Students Look to Revitalize Downtown
“The collaboration gave Roberts a chance to see what it would be like to have a career in landscape architecture.”

Lake George Getting Bumpers for Docks
“The board approved $2,900 to have Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture create a grant application for Canada Street improvements, from McGillis Avenue south to the village line.”

Aspen Announces Awards for Historic Preservation
Aspen Times
“The city recognized Stage Fine Homes, Scott Smith Architects, J.D. Black Construction, Shannon Murphy Landscape Architects, Lacroux Streeb, Lynni Hutton Inc. and KL&A Structural Engineers for the preservation work.”

Bat Mitzva Girl Helps Green a Tel Aviv Wasteland
New Jersey Jewish News
“Plans — drawn up by a team led by award-winning German landscape architect Professor Peter Lutz — envision a major green space with a nature education center, walkways, and bicycle paths. Work began three years ago and is expected to take about another seven.”

Notes from Capitol Hill
The News Star
05/30/12 03:55
“Surrounded by grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., the father of American landscape architecture, this magnificent building has consistently remained open to all visitors.”

Native Butterflies in Our Midst
“Rick is a local landscape architect with a special interest in all things natural, including creating designs that include a lot of native plants (and the critters they support).”

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