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Landscape Architecture in the News

Rwanda Leading the Way to Sustainable Urbanism
“The Kigali master planning process, initiated in 2005 with the Kigali Conceptual Master Plan, has won every top international urban planning award for sustainability, including the American Planning Association Awards for Best Comprehensive Plan (2007) and Best International Planning Project (for the Sub Area Plans, 2011), and top awards from the American Institute of Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects.”

$50 Million Nicollet Mall Rehab Would Boost Downtown, Study Says
Star Tribune
“Last fall, the city held a design competition for the overhaul and ultimately hired James Corner Field Operations of New York. The landscape architecture and urban design firm devised a new vision for the mall from Washington Avenue toward Loring Park.”

Abu Dhabi Plaza by Martha Schwartz Features Teardrop-shaped Landscaping
Landscape architecture firm Martha Schwartz Partners references Bedouin carpets and sand dunes in teardrop-shaped landscaping for a green retreat in the centre of an Abu Dhabi business district.”

Palatine Park District Providing Trees for Washington, IL
Chicago Tribune
“In an effort to obtain as many trees as possible for the town of Washington, the service committee called upon the expertise of PPD's Landscape Architect Cheryl Tynczuk and Horticulture Foreman Corey Zak.”

Roy H. DeBoer, Founder of Rutgers Landscape Architecture Program, Professor Emeritus with Garden Named in His Honor
Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)
“Roy H. DeBoer, LLA, of East Brunswick, N.J., a professor emeritus and founder of Rutgers Landscape Architecture Program, passed away March 17, 2014.”

April 2014 Events at the National Building Museum
Visit Washington, DC!
From Sea to Shining Sea follows the United States interstate system from the Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco in a time-lapse film. Filmmaker Evan Mather answers questions after this world premiere, presented in association with National Landscape Architecture Month. Tuesday, April 15, 12:30–1:30 p.m.”

Persistent Group Transforms City Lot into Park
Houston Chronicle
“The landscape architecture firm of Asakura Robinson won the competition with a pleasing, low-maintenance design for the neighborhood and larger community.”

The Overprotected Kid
The Atlantic
“In the U.K., such playgrounds arose and became popular in the 1940s, as a result of the efforts of Lady Marjory Allen of Hurtwood, a landscape architect and children's advocate.”

Royal Ontario Museum Plans to Warm up Crystal
Toronto Star
“Toronto firm Hariri Pontarini Architects will work with landscape architect Claude Cormier to design the new outdoor spaces, which will include covering the part of Bloor that links the entrance to Philosopher’s Walk.”

Living in: New Roots in Carroll Gardens
The New York Times
“‘But a new neighbor asked me a couple of years ago who my landscape architect was,’ she said, ‘and my Italian neighbor was really rolling his eyes about that.’”

Rachel Mellon, an Heiress Known for Her Green Thumb, Dies at 103
The New York Times
“She shaped terrains, used trees as sculpture and horizons as frames, selected indigenous plants so they would flourish, formed interplays of shadow and light, and created subtle palettes of colors in the impressionist tradition of the landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand.”

North America's Best Public Gardens: You Decide!
USA Today
“Her garden designs have been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Garden Club of America, the State of New Jersey, Preservation League of New York State, the Massachusetts Historic Commission and other prestigious organizations.”

'Parker Garden' Latest Philanthropic Addition to Santori Library
Chicago Tribune
"Designed by landscape architect firm Quatrefoil, Inc., of Portland, the garden will have a single gated entry/exit with a pleasant signal (such as a chime) when the gate is opened.”

Listerine Fortune Heiress, Arts Patron Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon Dies at 103
Washington Post
“Kennedy asked Bunny Mellon to redesign and improve the Rose Garden, which had been essentially untouched since 1913. Working with the landscape architect Perry Wheeler, she designed the new West Garden, or Rose Garden, as a rectangular lawn framed by broad garden beds containing crabapple and magnolia trees, boxwood hedging, flower beds, and rose bushes.”

Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration
Yale Environment 360
“From forests in Queens to wetlands in China, planners and scientists are promoting a new approach that incorporates experiments into landscape restoration projects to determine what works to the long-term benefit of nature and what does not. Includes commentary by landscape architects/professors Alexander Felson and Kongjian Yu.”

Heads Up: In Indianapolis, a Bike Path to Progress
The New York Times
“‘The design team researched similar projects in cities around the world—Copenhagen, Paris, Bogotá, Boulder,’ said Kevin Osburn, the principal designer of the landscape architecture firm Rundell Ernstberger Associates.”

2014 Forbes Billionaires: Full List of Asia's Richest People
“He Qiaonv & family, Net Worth: $1.5 B, Source of wealth: landscape architecture.”

Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Pink from the Great Outdoors
“Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture. The colors of sunrise and sunset. A healthy dose of blue balances warm, glowing sunrise and sunset pinks.”

Refined Relaxation
San Francisco Chronicle
“The book also details how Showers chose the components for the home's dining room and master bedroom, which overlook the garden designed by influential landscape architect Thomas Church.”

Harvard Grad Students Help East Chicago with Plans
Associated Press (via
“Harvard real estate development professor Richard Peiser says the study will help students gain a deeper understanding of the complexities in real urban environments. The areas of study range from architecture, real estate development, urban planning, and landscape architecture.”

One-woman Business Nurtures Green Rooftops
Miami Herald
“‘They don't need a whole lot of maintenance, but they do need some so the weeds don't take over,’ said Nathalie Shanstrom, a landscape architect with Kestrel Design Group, which designed the Target Center's green roof.”

2014 Hottest Trends for Outdoor Living and Entertaining
“In the recent 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), it was reported that consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed landscapes for entertaining and relaxing.”

10 Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2014
Country Living
“The American Society of Landscape Architects recently released the results of its 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.”

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