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Landscape Architecture in the News

Nakano Remembered for Talent, Spirit, Friendship
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Newspaper
“Kenichi Nakano, founder of the Seattle landscape architecture and urban design firm Nakano Associates, died Aug. 8 at home after battling a rare form of gastric cancer, his firm said. He was 67….Nakano was a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects Seattle.”

Guild Hall Presents: Garden as Art Tour
The Independent
“The event includes a continental breakfast and illustrated lecture by award winning landscape architect Edmund Hollander, who will sign copies of his newly released book The Private Oasis and will be introduced by Jack DeLashmet.”

Nature Center Starts Meadow Project
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“The ceremony was attended by representives from several assisting organizations: Georgia Development Partners, Doosan Infracore, the City of Dunwoody, TJ Schell Landscape Architects, DeKalb County Master Gardeners, Hands on Atlanta, Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Boy Scout Troop 494 and the Dunwoody Woman's Club.”

Welcoming Arch Part of the Downtown Plan
“The Saratoga City Council has given staff and landscape architecture firm Gates and Associates the go-ahead to move forward with the second phase of the Village Streetscape Improvement project.”

Teen Awaiting Adoption Enjoys Outdoors, Big Brother Role
The News-Herald
“The youth could be a future landscape architect, said the adoption worker who is looking for an adoptive home for the teen.”

Texas A&M's College of Architecture Honors Amarillo Landscape Architect
Amarillo Globe-News
“As a member of the Texas chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, Turner led a drive to add landscape architects to Texas’ Professional Services Procurement Act, a list of professions hired by state agencies for professional consulting.”

Frank Partners with Lied's in Hopes Landscape Business Blooms
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“‘As the economy has continued to stumble along, firms across the U.S. landscape industry have been joining together,’ said Thomas R. Tavella, president-elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a [professional] association based in Washington, D.C.”

Mediterra Takes New Approach to Tennis
The News-Press
“Mediterra was named Community of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association for six of the last 10 years and received the Award of Excellence for Open Spaces from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape in the Chicago Sky
“Few people driving the ramps of the parking deck at Rush and Walton Streets in Chicago know of its verdant green roof. Visible from surrounding office and residential towers, the 16,000 square foot green roof by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects features five planting mixes in an irregular grid pattern. The lush vegetation includes everything from stonecrop to sedum, to chive and feather reed grass.”

Center for Architecture / AIA New York Chapter Announce Archtober 2012
“One of Archtober’s distinctive features is the breadth of its collaborating organizations, which range from established institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, to start-ups like Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York and Designers & Books Fair….Archtober 2012 features 23 new participating organizations...New York Chapter [of the] American Society of Landscape Architects….”

FAW Group R&D Center, Changchun, China, Design Complete
R&D Magazine
“SmithGroupJJR ranked #1 for design quality by Architect magazine's 2011 annual best firms ranking. The firm is also the recipient of the 2011 Landscape Architecture Firm Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. A leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has over 350 LEED professionals and 75 LEED certified projects.”

North Boulevard Town Square Wins LMA Community Achievement Award
“The Town Square project has already won a City Livability Merit Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The project has also been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Baton Rouge Growth Coalition and the International Downtown Association.”

Environmental Standards May Guide Redesign
Ashland Daily Tidings
“The Ashland Conservation Commission had asked the council to address environmental impacts and sustainability issues in the redesign. The commission recommended the city use guidelines from the Sustainable Sites Initiative, which was developed by groups that include the American Society of Landscape Architects and encourages sustainable practices in landscape design, construction, operations and maintenance.”

Once Upon a Time in North Park: A Brief History of Bird Park
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
“In 1902, Samuel Parsons, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the superintendent of Central Park in New York City, accepted a commission to design San Diego’s city park.”

First Landscape Pilot Projects Certified under SITES Program
“SITES was established in 2005 by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The program oversees a voluntary rating system and benchmarking reference guide created by a multidisciplinary team of experts that designed to encourage development, design, construction and operation of environmentally friendly landscapes.”

Changing Skyline: Without Review, NJ DEP Plans to Dump a Commissioned Work of Art
“The removal of the landmark sculpture is so troubling that both New Jersey ArtPride, an advocacy group, and the state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently joined the Cultural Landscape Foundation in sending protest letters to the DEP and Treasury Department.”

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