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Landscape Architecture in the News

Landscape Architects Edwina von Gal, Mikyoung Kim, and Kate Orff Share Their Favorite Things
The Wall Street Journal
Profile of three “trailblazing” female landscape architects.

Daily Business Report-April 3, 2014
San Diego Metro
“As part of Landscape Architecture Awareness month, the American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego chapter, is holding a free “Meet the Fellows” event on April 23 at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, 1249 F St. in Downtown San Diego from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.”

Loving Trees, Even the Messy Ones
The New York Times

“In 1993 Enzo Enea, a landscape architect, bought out his father’s garden ornament business in Switzerland.”

The Price of Passion in Entrepreneurship
U.S. News & World Report
“At a typical business networking group meeting, Pollack explains, a landscape architect might say, ‘I'm looking for referrals for residential homeowners,’ and a real estate lawyer might respond, ‘I'm looking for referrals for real estate closes and buys.’”

Harry, King of the Swingers! Prince and Mayor Boris Enjoy a Playdate at the Olympic Park
Daily Mail (UK)
“Prince Harry, landscape architect James Corner, and Boris Johnson during an official visit to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today.”

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Restore, Preserve Oakland Landmark
CBS San Francisco
“The lighted waterfall surrounded by parallel staircases was built in 1923 by landscape architect Howard Gilkey.”

Uptown Theater, West Side School on Latest Endangered List
Chicago Tribune
“On this year's list: Camp Algonquin, 1889 Cary-Algonquin Road in unincorporated McHenry County. The 116-acre camp closed in 2011 along the Fox River and its ground and building sites were laid out by landscape architect Jens Jensen. Many of the buildings are in poor condition and in line to be torn down.”

Designing Outdoor Spaces to Fit Specific Patient Populations
Healthcare Design
“The Chicago Botanic Garden offers a certification course on healthcare garden design, and the American Society ofLandscape Architects’ annual conference includes sessions on healthcare design research and practice, as well as field trips to local exemplary sites.”

New York: Take an Insider’s Tour of Central Park
Los Angeles Times
“Central Park, one of New York’s most beloved landmarks, is a masterpiece of landscape architecture filled with lawns, lakes, and woodlands.”

Tavern on the Green Is Finally (Re)Opening on April 24
“Jim and David, with the help of Broadway set designer John Lee Beatty, architect Richard H. Lewis, lighting designer Ken Billington, and landscape architect Robin Key, preserved the Victorian/Gothic elegance of the semicircular building, one of the most important historical buildings in New York and the USA.”

'One Day, the Only People Doing Architecture in China Will Be Chinese Architects'
“Dwight Law, a landscape architect in Shanghai, was asked to redo the whole street, and now it’s turned into a scene down there.”

Mad Man with a Plan: A $100 Million River Park in His Hometown
“His first big ask was $200,000 to help pay for a landscape architect. He raised it from a handful of individuals and local corporations in just three weeks, leading him to mistakenly believe the park would be an easy sell.”

American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities
Black Enterprise Magazine
“‘With a 2014 theme of Career Discovery, the efforts provide an opportunity to show students what landscape architects do,’ according to Mark A. Focht, FASLA, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

The Best D.C. Landscapes... and the Ones that Need Improvement
Washington Business Journal
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose landscaping is the best of all? Offering their expert observations are: Dennis Carmichael, principal, Parker Rodriguez Inc. (and past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects); Elizabeth Miller, director of physical planning, National Capital Planning Commission; and Charles Birnbaum, founder and president, The Cultural Landscape Foundation.”

West Chicago’s Ball Horticultural Company Wins Three Sustainable Landscape Awards
Chicago Tribune
“Ball Horticultural’s corporate campus landscape improvements have been recognized with a conservation and native landscaping award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness, an environmental stewardship award from the American Society of Landscape Architects' Illinois Chapter, and an excellence in landscape award from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.”

A Movement to Protect Food Markets in the Bronx, and Beyond
The New York Times
“‘It’s a really interesting intersection between jobs, manufacturing, and economic sustainability,’ said Richard Roark, a landscape architect and a principal in the group developing the Bronx plan.”

‘Glowing Trees’ for Greener Cities
Yahoo! UK and Ireland
“Parks could also contribute to food supplies by providing places where people can forage for fruits, edible greenery, and even insects. Tom Armour, landscape architecture group leader at Arup, said: ‘By 2050, it is predicted that the human population will have reached nine billion with 75 percent of people living in cities.’”

After Hurricane Sandy, Officials Consider Artificial Islands
Boston Globe
“The artificial islands plan was created by Stevens Institute, along with the WXY architectural firm and West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture.”

Moscone Center Critique
San Francisco Chronicle
“Today’s pedestrian bridge would be replaced by a new one designed by CMG Landscape Architecture that would touch down in terraced plazas on the south side between the carousel and the interior play areas.”

Roll Out the Barrel—and Help Your Garden Grow
Chicago Tribune
“Geneva also has a ‘rain barrels on parade’ event each year. Twenty-five painted rain barrels are placed strategically through Geneva’s downtown throughout the summer, then auctioned during a September festival. ‘It has become more mainstream, more accepted to have them at your house,’ said Womack, who is also a landscape architect.”

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