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Landscape Architecture in the News

The Green Team: Part 4
Metropolis Magazine
“As a recent graduate new to the practice of landscape architecture, I am learning that there are circumstances that can breed conflict between landscape architects and real estate developers.” 

Landscape Architect Creates Thoughtful Outdoor Spaces
Boston Globe
“‘It is not unusual, for example, for landscape architects to spend an entire day just planning the placement of trash receptacles and making sure a garbage truck can back up into the site to remove waste,’ said Michael D’Angelo, 27, a landscape architect at Copley Wolff Design Group in Boston.”

Appreciating the D.C. Area’s Landscapes
The Washington Post
“To help local citizens and millions of annual visitors explore, understand, and better appreciate the city’s landscapes, and not just its buildings, the AmericanSociety of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently launched its ‘Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’”

Citing NYC's High Line, London Reveals Its Green Infrastructure Ambitions
Architectural Record
“Hari Phillips, director at Bell Phillips Architects, a finalist in the London competition, says: ‘It has really opened our eyes to how green infrastructure projects, perhaps traditionally considered the preserve of landscape architects, can be addressed with an architectural response.’”

German Gardener Helps Saudi Desert Bloom
Speigel Online International
“A German landscape architect who has been working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 40 years, Richard Bödeker turns his wealthy clients’ dreams into reality.”

Prime Time for Landscape Architects: Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects Masters the New Collaborations
“Cities (and the administrations that lead them) are now expected to develop projects that support sustainable urbanism, leaving landscape architects well-positioned to shape that process.”

Silicon Island
The New Yorker
“Mayne’s building is just one element in Phase I of a project with a 25-year build out. He’s got the prime position in the northwest corner of the site, a short stroll from the tram and the F train. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is designing the master plan, and James Corner Field Operations (of High Line fame) the landscape architecture.”

Zen and the Art of Landscaping
Bangkok Post
“Shunmyo Masuno is regarded as Japan’s leading garden designer and its most highly acclaimed landscape architect.”

The Transformation of Freshkills Park from Landfill to Landscape
Design Decoded Blog at
“To guide this development, the DPR has a master plan from a multidisciplinary team of experts led by landscape architect James Corner of Field Operations, who was selected to take on the development during an international design competition organized by the City of New York in 2001.”

Jim Olson Designs a Home for Art and Those Who Treasure It
Seattle Times
“Olson of Olson Kundig Architects considers those who worked on the home also to be artists: interior designer Garret Cord Werner, lighting designer Brian Hood, and landscape architect Charles Anderson.”

New York’s High Line: Why Cities Want Parks in the Sky
BBC News
“James Corner, the British landscape architect who designed the High Line, is working on the transformation of London’s Olympic South Plaza into part of the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

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