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Washington’s Landmarks Get a Landscape Architectural Guide
The Washington Post
“Glenn LaRue Smith may be one of the few District residents who loves to use Metro’s problem-plagued escalators, specifically the north exit escalator at the U Street Metro Station. As you move upward, you see the African American Civil War Memorial reveal itself in all its drama. “I never realized it was such a powerful structure until I came out of the Metro station,” said Smith, a landscape architect with Smith-Murray Studios in Northwest Washington.

Highland Park Homeowners Appeal Commissions Findings that Their Property Is Historically Significant
Chicago Tribune
“But it wasn't the home's connection to the Loeb family that commissioners found significant, Sogin said. Nor did the commission consider the original landscaping — believed to have been designed by famed landscape architect Jens Jensen — part of the property's importance.”

Uptown Columbus Reveals Master Strategic Plan
“EDSA, a Florida-based planning and landscape architecture company, has spent the last 18 months collaborating with Columbus stakeholders and citizens to create a strategic master plan for the future Uptown Columbus.”

Soap Up in a Luxurious Outdoor Shower
“Contemporary landscape design by San Luis Obispo landscape architect Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture.”

Revitalizing Detroit — One Lake at a Time?
CBS Detroit
“Driving through an area northeast of Eastern Market there is an empty house, its windows all broken out. Next door there is a home that may be occupied, but the rest of the street was just a field of grass. It’s one of the areas that landscape architect Chris Reed thinks could play home to a lake, complete with plants that clean the water.”

2-year Degrees Pay More in Short Term
“He has one semester of classes left, after which he plans to transfer to Tennessee State University to pursue a degree in landscape architecture.”

Waller Creek Concepts Set for Public Display
Austin Business Journal
“The winning teams are CMG and Public Architecture; Michael Van Valkenburg Associates Inc. and Thomas Phifer & Partners; Turenscape and Lake | Flato Architects; and Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and Roger Marvel Architects.”

Bike Path Could Be Part of Comprehensive City Plan
The Charleston Gazette
“LSL Planning and MKSK have been hired by the city to lead officials and community members through the process of developing both a comprehensive plan for the city and a downtown redevelopment plan. MKSK is an urban design, landscape architecture and entertainment design firm.”

Georgetown Featured in Landscape Architect’s Guide to D.C.
Georgetown Patch
“Eight Georgetown sites are featured prominently in the recently released Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. The new guide profiles 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in D.C. and Arlington, Va.”

Landscape Architects Teach Us about DC Public Spaces
Greater Greater Washington
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has created a great new website about the many public spaces in and around Washington, DC.”

Friday Freebies: Haircuts and breakfast
“Looking for a fresh take on D.C.'s many beautiful landscapes? Check out the Landscape Architect's Guide to Washington, D.C., a first of its kind for the area. The online, mobile-friendly guide features loads of history and photos and is divided into 16 tours located in all four quadrants of the District.”

ASLA Launches Guide to D.C. Landscape Architecture
Landscape Management
Sept. 14, 2012
“If you're a fan of landscape architecture, you'll be pleased to hear the American Society of Landscape Architects has created the Landscape Architect's Guide to Washington, D.C.”

Green Roof an Age-old Concept
North Shore News
“In the 1960s designers in Germany began to incorporate green roofs into their buildings purely as an aesthetic feature to enhance the beauty of their buildings. In 1970 German landscape architect Hans Luz recognized that these green roofs were far more than a simple decorative coverings and argued that the introduction of living roofs could profoundly improve the quality of the urban environment.”

Reviving New York Harbor With Oysters: Why Hasn't This Happened Yet?
The Atlantic Cities
“When landscape architect and Columbia University professor Kate Orff and her colleagues from SCAPE Studio proposed a plan to help remediate the health of New York Harbor using what they called "Oyster-tecture," they got a lot of people’s attention (including mine).”

Create Unity in a Landscape with Repetition, Groupings
“Unity, texture and balance are terms familiar to landscape architects. Landscape design is a structured process with a defined beginning that flows toward a logical end.”

The Environment and Human Well-Being
“Host Craig Cohen talks to William Sullivan, U of I professor of Landscape Architecture, and Frances Kuo, U of I associate professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.”

Landscape Artists Visit Hotel
Globe Gazette (AP)
“A group of 35 landscape architecture students from Iowa State University visited the hotel to photograph, draw and write about a favorite part of the building, a hotel spokeswoman said.”

Design Alliance Memphis Hosts Upcoming Lectures
The Commercial Appeal (AP)
“Design Alliance Memphis describes itself as a partnership of individuals and organizations that recognize the importance of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban, graphic and industrial design.”

Portland State University's Architecture Lecture Series Presents Six International Speakers
“Portland State University's Department of Architecture lecture series brings six speakers in the fields of architecture, planning, anthropology and landscape architecture.”

CFA Hires Turnipseed, Riili to Staff (AP)
“CFA Inc., a consulting firm specializing in planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying, has hired Cynthia Turnipseed as a controller and Peter Riili as a civil designer.”

Personnel File
The Town Talk (AP)
“Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects of Alexandria and Baton Rouge is included in the August 2012 issues of Houston House and Home magazine. The firm's design of a Colorado County Farmhouse, a 140 acre ranch and residence just west of Houston, is featured.”

Photos: Tour Architect S.R. DeBoer's Historic Home -- Yours for just $1.5 Million!
The Denver Westword Blogs
Landscape architect Saco Rienk DeBoer was the first man to bring zoning to the city of Denver, and he constructed his own house so everything would drain into the city ditch.”

Plans to Lock Sutton Place Park Anger Campaigners Who Fought to Open it New York
“The landscape architect tasked with turning the private backyard of an exclusive Sutton Place co-op into a park has designed it with gates to lock out the public which fought for it to open.”

City Hall Veggie Patch Wins National Award
“The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects has touted Hamilton’s first municipal veggie patch as No. 1 in the country for excellence in landscape architecture, giving it a National Citation Award.”

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