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Landscape Architecture in the News

VOICES: Voters in Malaysia Weighing Change after 56 Years under National Front Coalition
The Washington Post
“[Landscape architect] Ng Sek San has earned praise for his work in Malaysian hotels and parks, but he considers his latest initiative, the ‘Malaysian Spring,’ to be among his most ambitious.”

Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
“Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.”

Coming to a Rooftop Near You
Boston Globe
Landscape architect Lauren Mandel has been studying the urban ag movement for the past four years.”

Upper Kirby Projects Planned
Houston Chronicle
“The district is working with landscape architect James Burnett on a conceptual design that will identify potential activities to bring to the park and facilities that allow for them.”

Sparkling New Eaton Center in Beachwood Opens Its Doors
Plain Dealer
Landscape architect Todd Johnson spoke of how forward-thinking companies emphasize the health and well-being of their employees.”

Seattle’s Free Food Experiment

National Geographic
“‘We’ve had many discussions about what would happen if someone comes and picks all the blueberries,’ says Margarett Harrison, the landscape architect designing the project. ‘But that’s been perceived as a good thing. We’ll just plant more.’”

An Architectural Reflection of George W. Bush
The Atlantic Cities

“Again, the Bushes (and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh) bend their will to the land, with native prairie grasses, seasonal wildflowers, and a Texas rose garden.”

April Is Landscape Architecture Month

Landscape architecture may not be what you think.”

What Impending Issue Is Most Critical to Designers
“What is the most critical issue designers don't even know exists? ‘According to the heads of the major built-environment design organizations, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the American Planning Association (APA), it’s water,’ says Jared Green, who recaps the Presidents Forum held at the recent APA National Conference.”

EPA Honors Winners of First Campus RainWorks Challenge

“The challenge received submissions from 218 teams, which were reviewed by more than 30 expert judges from EPA, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Water Environment Federation, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.”

On This Earth Day, a Greener City Could Be Just a Bike Ride Away
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Thomas R. Tavella is the president of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Elements of an Inviting Patio
Orlando Sentinel
“‘Think of [the patio] as your outdoor room,’ said Jennifer Horn of Jennifer Horn Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. ‘Ask yourself how you’re going to use it—as a kitchen for grilling? A dining room for entertaining? A sitting room for reading?’”

Garden Designs That Give Back
Miami Herald
“[Mary Palmer] Dargan, a landscape architect who with her similarly credentialed husband co-wrote an earlier book focused on the aesthetics and strategy of landscape design, takes a slightly more abstract tone in her new book, Lifelong Landscape Design.”

Oakland Is Green, but Can Improve
Oakland Tribune
Letter to the editor from ASLA President Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA.

Top Five Hardscaping Trends
Irrigation & Green Industry
“A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) indicated that outdoor living spaces earned almost a 95 percent rating in popularity from respondents.”

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