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Landscape Architecture in the News

Not All Healing Gardens Deliver as Advertised
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

“Mark Epstein is a principal of Hafs Epstein Landscape Architecture in Seattle.”

Mirabile Files for District 9A State Delegate Seat
Baltimore Sun

“Mirabile, a self-employed landscape architect who lives on a 10-acre farmette in Woodbine with his wife and four children, said he wants to lower taxes on individuals and small businesses to funnel more money back into the private sector.”

Ideas to Build on: Momentum at Harvard as Design Bends to Rising Seas

“Earlier this year, landscape architecture students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) did fieldwork in New York’s Jamaica Bay, a marshy estuary on the southwest coast of Long Island.”

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Eight New Landscape Projects
Today’s Facility Manager

“SITES is a partnership of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.”

Survey Finds Rocky Economic Picture for Landscape Architects
Boston Business Journal

“Landscape architecture firms are experiencing rising billable hours while hiring plans are downsized as they emerge from the recession, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ second quarter 2013 Business Quarterly survey.”

When You Can’t Tell Web Suffixes Without a Scorecard
New York Times

“Even professional-sounding suffixes like .architect won’t be narrowly limited to the traditional definition of licensed practitioners, says Jon Nevett, Donuts’ executive vice president for corporate affairs; after all, in addition to building architects, he says, landscape architects and software architects may wish to use an .architect domain name.”

Ruth Asawa, an Artist Who Wove Wire, Dies at 87
New York Times

“Lawrence Halprin, the distinguished landscape architect who designed the waterfront space, had planned to install an abstract fountain. But after a long, unexplained delay, the developer chose Ms. Asawa for the job.”

He Beautifies an Already Beautiful San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune

Landscape architect Glen Schmidt is responsible for some of the county’s best outdoor spaces.”

Talking Bloomberg
New York Times

“Michael Van Valkenburgh: the president of MVVA, the landscape architecture firm that designed Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Charles Eliot professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.”

New York Firm Comes Full Circle with African Conference Center
Architectural Record

“The landscape architect Nathan Browning has already established a nursery in Gabon, to get the plants ready for the opening.”

The Importance of Landscape Architects in Site Design
New England Real Estate Journal

Landscape architects are uniquely qualified to create successful and effective designs.”

Q&A: Kim Mathews and Signe Nielsen

“Here the principals of the New York firm, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, Kim Mathews, RLA, ASLA, and Signe Nielsen, RLA, FASLA, talk about the evolution of their profession; their commitment to teaching, writing, lecturing; their research-informed work; as well as the new appreciation of design in the public realm.”

Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn
New York Times

“‘Residential neighborhoods without lawns would have been considered downright heretical just two decades ago,’ said Diana Balmori, a landscape architect and an author of Redesigning the American Lawn.”

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