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Landscape Architecture in the News

Maine Gardens Preserve Famed Designer's Legacy
The Huffington Post
“Some of Maine's most popular destinations are located on Mount Desert Island, including Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. But the island is also home to several remarkable gardens, all connected to the renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, whose philosophy of garden design emphasized native plants and using natural landscapes to define outdoor spaces.”  

Meeting Presents Vision for Ventura River
Ventura County Star
“Susan Mulley, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, has studied the Ventura River in depth. The 16-mile river, with one end at the Pacific Ocean and another near Matilija Dam, ‘remains one of the few wild rivers mostly untouched by concrete channels,’ she said.”

Two Sets of Ideas for Renovating LaBelle Park
Twin Cities Daily Planet
“The City of Columbia Heights is planning for the future of the LaBelle Park area, and with help from Candace Amberg, a landscape architect with Brauer/WSB and Associates, has come up with two ‘concept plans’ for refurbishing the area.”

Designer Awed by Project
Charleston Daily Mail
“Rob Dinsmore takes a bittersweet pride in his pet project. The landscape architect said he's grateful for the opportunity to create a memorial for the 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster.”

Natural Rewards
Clem Labine's Period Homes Magazine
“‘Mother Nature is generous,’ says landscape architect Janice Parker in regard to her recent project in Millbrook, New York, which borders the northwestern corridor of Connecticut.”

Helping Parks Sustain Themselves
The New York Times
“Some major sustainability themes have emerged as more than 850 landscape architects, government officials, city planners, and park enthusiasts meet in New York City for the Greater and Greener International Urban Parks Conference.”

Landscape Architects Group Offers Grant
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
“The San Diego chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invites local nonprofit groups to apply for this year’s annual grant of up to $5,000 to design or construct landscape architectural improvements in locations such as parks, schools, and neighborhoods.”

Charles Jencks’s Mind-Bending Landscape Architecture
My Modern Metropolis
“A concrete staircase that looks like a waterfall and represents the universe, why not? Charles Jencks is the American landscape architect and designer behind this incredible flight of stairs.”

Michelle Obama, Smithsonian Honor Top Creative Minds with National Design Awards
The Washington Post
“Other winners included…Landscape Architecture: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, a Boston studio that works in both landscape design and urban planning.”

Michael Spencer’s Make It Green: Create a Street Canopy of Big Trees
Naples Daily News
“Michael Spencer, ASLA, has been practicing landscape architecture since 1979 and is president of MSA Design Inc.”

What Would an Interstellar “Worldship” Look Like?
Discovery News
“Steve Summerford is a landscape architect, urban planner, and concept illustrator working with Icarus Interstellar on Project Hyperion, a study of manned interstellar flight and colonization of other worlds.”

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Wins Award for Healing Garden
“The Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville earned a Merit Award from the Maryland and Potomac Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects in April.”

Hospital Transforms Concrete Courtyard into Latest Healing Garden
“Healing gardens are a growing trend at health care facilities across the nation, said Rick Spalenka, chair of the health and therapeutic design professional practice network of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

San Francisco ‘Nanoclimates’ Create Gardening Challenges
San Francisco Chronicle
“Water trickles from the fountain in a garden designed by landscape architects Janet Moyer and Michael Hofman at a Mission District home in San Francisco.”

People Watching | Janet Hankinson
The New York Times
“The first time I walked through Alice Waters’s garden with her landscape architect Janet Hankinson, about a year ago, I was given permission to eat as many raspberries as I liked.”

A Couple's Oasis of Green in the Nevada Desert
“The desert landscape of Las Vegas is tough: Water is at a premium, and the soil is poor. Luckily for this couple, their property abuts conservation land that provides a canopy of shade over their backyard, and they found landscape architect Jonathan Spears of Sage Design Studios, who knew how to make the most of this microclimate.”

Harrisburg Mall's New Owners Expect Its Rejuvenation to Take 3-5 Years
“Two weeks ago, the new owners of the Harrisburg Mall had their landscape architect scour their new property with a video camera.”

A Museum Asked Local Architects to Design a Mini-Golf Course, and Here's What They Came Up With
Business Insider
“Prefer a round of golf to a trip to the museum? At the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., this summer, you can do both. The museum just opened an exhibit featuring a 12-hole mini-golf course with holes designed by leading local architects, landscape architects, and contractors.”

Brad's Beat: Pittsburg State University Landscaping
“Cate Brenman is in charge of one of the largest yards in the Four States. She's the landscape architect at Pittsburg State University. It's her job to make the campus look beautiful and with this drought, it's not easy.”

asy Ways to Create a Year-round Oasis in your Backyard
The Times-Reporter
“More homeowners are seeking function and efficiency from their outdoor living spaces, according to a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

After Years of Planning, Ballard Commons a Community Treasure
Ballard News Tribune
“On any given day in Ballard, even a workday, a diverse array of people can be seen at the Ballard Commons Park. It’s a success story that won an award for the designers of the park, Seattle-based Swift Company. At the end of May, they received the 2012 Special Mention Award for Design from the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a well-respected organization in the field.”

Mikyoung Kim Selected for Sellwood Bridge Art Project, Visits Portland Thursday
“Mikyoung Kim, an award-winning landscape architect and artist based in Boston, will piece together earth, water, and sky in a block-long installation celebrating the new Sellwood Bridge when it opens in 2016.”

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