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Landscape Architecture in the News

Museum Tower Is an "Attack" on the Nasher Sculpture Center's Garden, Building, and Art
Huffington Post
“As Nasher Sculpture Center landscape architect Peter Walker sees it, the intense light reflecting off Museum Tower, the 42-story, $200 million condominium complex across from the center, is an ‘attack on the garden and on the building and on the art.’”  

Pittsburgh Region Full of Standout Streets
“What’s a ‘great street’? We asked local urban planners, architects, and landscape architects to tell us about their favorite streets here, and why some streets stand out.”

Noble, but Different, Professions
The Washington Post
“But landscape architecture is a very different activity from landscaping. Referring to a landscape architect as a ‘landscaper’ is akin to calling an architect a carpenter. Both are noble professions, but they’re not the same.”

Streets Ahead in Washington, D.C.
World Architecture News
“OLIN, a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning studio with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, has led the design and construction of Canal Park in Washington, D.C.”

Urban Sustainability Enhanced Through Landscape Architecture
Living Green Magazine
“Many architecture and engineering firms have faced declining workloads and reduced workforces in recent years. But landscape architecture firms appear to be doing well and even growing.”

Canal Park Opens Friday; JBG Expands Car Charging Stations
Curbed DC
“A major part of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative opens tomorrow with a ceremony starting at 11:00 a.m. After the many D,C, higher-ups have had their say, the park opens to the public. The landscape architects, OLIN, put as many innovative ecofriendly features in the park as possible, which are all detailed after the jump.”

Scottsdale Turns Rugged Desert into a Sustainable Oasis
ENR Southwest
“The park is expected to become one of the first projects in the U.S. to reach the highest level of certification in the new Sustainable Sites Initiative.”

The Future of New York's Waterfront
“We take a look at the future of New York’s waterfront post-Sandy and discuss some innovative ways to protect the harbor and city. Guests include: Justin Davidson, classical music and architecture critic at New York magazine; Eric Sanderson, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City and a senior conservation ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society; Catherine Seavitt, associate professor of landscape architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, and coauthor of On The Water: Palisade Bay.”

Perennials with a View
“By now, many architects can tout the benefits of green roofs, but few know which plants are actually suitable for topping buildings. A green-roof designer, horticulturist, or landscape architect will typically do the heavy lifting of choosing the cultivars based on factors such as climate, roof height, sun and wind exposure, and aesthetics.”

University of Oregon ranked No. 1 for Sustainable Design Education
“Other accredited UO programs secured prominent rankings as well. The Department of Landscape Architecture was ranked fourth place by landscape architecture deans as a most admired undergraduate program for its focus on sustainability and its broad spectrum of expert faculty.”

A must listen: The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C., and landscape architecture were in the spotlight as the subject of a recent radio broadcast of the Kojo Nnamdi show (WAMU-FM 88.5). The guests were Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, and landscape architect Michael Vergason, FASLA. The podcast version of the broadcast will be available internationally in addition to being broadcast in the D.C. region and in other national markets.

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