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Landscape Architecture in the News

'Bridge the Gap' Project Advances at Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Brooklyn artist Janet Zweig gave an illustrated talk that included past projects and initial plans for the Greensburg commission. Afterward, she and landscape architect Fred Bonci, with whom she is working collaboratively, answered questions and invited input.”

Architect Cornelia Oberlander Gets Her Due
“She won the American Society of Landscape Architects medal in 2012 (the highest honor the body may bestow).”

Parks and Rec: Indiana Landmarks Celebrates Man Who Designed Our Green Spaces
Indianapolis Star
“George Kessler was the landscape architect responsible for designing the city’s boulevards and parks, which he sort of chained together along the city’s waterways—White River, Fall Creek, Pogue’s Run, and Pleasant Run.”

South Side Becomes a Storm Water Lab
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Mr. Fello and his team propose redesigning the street, replacing some of those parking spaces with green space that would absorb water. ‘The area would be permit-parking only, for residents,’ said Frank Dawson, a landscape architect.”

Foam Blocks Form Hilly Landscape at Maggie Daley Park Site
Chicago Sun-Times
Landscape architects say the lightweight, cost-effective, environmentally safe, and recyclable fill material is key to creativity.”

D.C. Wins Praise for Energy Star Buildings
“[Michael] O’Brien is the chief financial officer for the American Society of Landscape Architects, and despite the distinct lack of style or design around him, the room is a big part of what makes the entire ASLA headquarters a model for the EPA’s Energy Star program.”

Dan Kiley's Landscapes
The Washington Post
“From his longtime home studio in Vermont, Dan Kiley could see low-slung mountains, rippling Lake Champlain, and trees grouped thickly and randomly. But when the influential landscape architect went to work, he emulated not such natural vistas but the geometric layouts of both baroque and modernist France.”

Garden Calendar, 4/11/2014
Denver Post
“‘Get Wet: Water Gardening Fun in 2014!’ is the theme and includes Ann Komara, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, who will present ‘Water: Fluid Form in the Garden.’”

House of the Week | Kensington Queen Anne Victorian for $1.295M
The Washington Post
“When Judy Hanks-Henn bought the house in the late 1980s, she also was inspired by her time in London. Hanks-Henn, a landscape architect and watercolorist, was particularly fond of the home of former Punch illustrator Edward Linley Sambourne.”

Job Search Tips for 2014 College Grads
CIO Magazine
“One of Gillis's clients, in fact, was a new graduate with a landscape architecture degree in the middle of the 2008 housing slump, and felt his job prospects were grim.”

D.C. Region Has Second-largest Number of Green Buildings in the Nation, EPA Says
The Washington Post
“Energy Star-certified buildings in the Washington area include the French and Swedish embassies and the American Society of Landscape Architects, all in the District; Ashburn Elementary School in Ashburn, Va.; Verizon Wireless in Falls Church, Va.; and Sunrise Assisted Living in Arlington, Va.”

Diana Balmori Landscapes Show How Cleveland Could Become Greener, Healthier, and More Beautiful
The Plain Dealer
“Instead of ‘Hope for the City,’ Old Stone Church in Cleveland might have called landscape architect Diana Balmori's Wednesday lunchtime chat about her work, ‘Green with Envy.’”

Art from Italy and Brazil in Two Inspired D.C. Exhibits
The Washington Post
“According to the Abstraction Abstracción Abstração exhibition catalog, [Roberto] Burle Marx was not only a sculptor, ecologist, singer, and jewelry designer, but Brazil’s first landscape architect.”

Lessons on Resilience from the Country’s Most Crowded Coastline
Fast Company
“‘There are oyster larvae,’ says landscape architect Kate Orff. ‘There’s just no place for them to land. So there are these babies, but then...’ She pauses and makes a long downward whistle indicating failure. ‘I get depressed about this, as a mom of two.’”

Half in Survey Want Garden TV, Movie Screen
Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
“The American Society of Landscape Architects just released the results of their 2014 Outdoor Design Trends Survey.”

Piedmont Home Displays Architectural Pedigree
San Francisco Chronicle
“Though unconfirmed, the city of Piedmont’s best records indicate the gardens were originally designed by Thomas Church, the landscape architect responsible for Golden Gate Park.”

Planning Charrette on State Hospital Site April 12
Boston Globe
“The town has engaged Dr. John Mullin, president of Mullin Associates and associate director of the Center for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a professor in landscape architecture and regional planning development as well, and former dean of the graduate school.”

Rutgers Students Helping Somerville Plan for Redevelopment of Landfill Site
The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)
“Over the last several months, landscape architecture students from Rutgers University have been developing conceptual plans for Somerville’s long-awaited redevelopment of a roughly 116-acre site.”

Returning to the Prairie
Chicago Tribune
Landscape architect John Mariani wasn’t sure what a prairie restoration looked like when he started building one.”

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