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Landscape Architecture in the News

Architect Hired to Study Linking Center City to Waterfront 
Philadelphia Inquirer 
“The agency overseeing Philadelphia's Delaware waterfront took a first step Thursday toward reconnecting Center City to the river by hiring a respected landscape architecture firm to develop a strategy for bridging the daunting I-95 canyon and making it easier for pedestrians to access the water.”

Set Your Sights on Sites 
Recreation Management
“In 1899, some of the leading practitioners in the United States established the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), further establishing it as a well-known, respected profession.”

Great Design in the Great Outdoors 
Interiors & Sources
“According to a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects, outdoor living spaces—defined as kitchens and entertainment spaces—were ranked at the top of the list of growing trends among American homeowners.”

8 Jobs You Can Do Outdoors
MSN Careers
“7. Landscape architect: This job is primarily done inside, but it can also involve frequent visits to job sites. A bachelor's degree and state certification are minimum requirements.”

Weeding Through Landscapers
The Wall Street Journal
“Aim to interview and get proposals from at least three businesses before committing, says Nancy Somerville, chief executive officer of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

With Plants, Designing a Better World 
“David Young of DWY Landscape Architects has worked in Sarasota for 18 years and is passionate about his profession's effect on the world.”

This Week's Calendar, April 4 to 10
New York Post
“In celebration of Landscape Architecture Month, the NY Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Hort present this exhibition, which continues through April 30, showcases some of the most innovative design solutions, including Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bushwick Inlet Park, and Queens Plaza.”

Andrea Cochran,FASLA, Makes a Place 
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
“In my experience, the professions of architecture and landscape architecture are tremendously rewarding. The financial compensation with regard to the level of education required continues to be a concern, especially compared to other professions. However, I would not trade my life with anyone and I look forward to continuing to work well past the typical age for retirement because I am passionate about what I do. I wonder how many other professionals can say that. I am always learning and experimenting with new ideas and that keeps me engaged and excited.”

ASLA LaunchesNational Landscape Architecture Month
“Landscape architects will join across the country during the month of April to educate the public as to how their profession promotes Healthy Living Through Design. They’ll hold public events showcasing just what can be done through hands-on work with the public, speaking engagements, and design charrettes.”

Let California Be California
The New York Times Magazine
“If ever you should decide to redo your garden, sooner or later you’ll likely hear someone say, ‘Be sure to stay true to the surroundings.’ It is one of those stock phrases that architects and decorators often use to suggest that the garden’s design shouldn’t veer far from the style of the home and interior, or that native plants and local aesthetics should be embraced. But for Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, a landscape architect who has spent the last 20 years designing gardens around Southern California, the idea of staying true to your surroundings goes far deeper. For her, garden design is a matter of seamlessly integrating inside and out, lifestyle and landscape—and her solutions have yielded gardens that are livable above all else.”

Top 10 Gardening Innovations
Sunset Magazine
“In the great battle of L.A. sprawl versus livable green space, landscape architect Mia Lehrer is gaining serious ground.”

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