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Landscape Architecture in the News

The Climax in a Tale of Green and Gritty
The New York Times
“Like Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum in Spain, it has spread a dream, albeit largely a pipe dream, around the world: how one exceptional design — in this case, a work of landscape architecture — might miraculously alter a whole neighborhood, even a whole city’s fortunes.”

AD Innovator: Kate Orff
Architectural Digest
“A New York landscape architect is ingeniously adapting our shores for superstorms and rising seas.”

Brighton Works to Restore Historic Bromley Farm for Events, Classes
Denver Post
“The city received $417,300 from Adams County Open Space in March to begin work on the landscape design around the buildings and farmland. That design is being done by Jamie Ramos, a Centennial-based landscape architect from Stanley Consultants.”

Harmony in Vermont
Boston Globe
“The Olmsted legacy notwithstanding, the new owners, who had spent time in Japan, challenged Keith Wagner and Jeff Hodgson of Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture in Burlington, Vermont, to design a Zen landscape that would integrate the house into its setting.”

Landscapes and Plants in Drought: Finding the Best Options for Your Garden
Los Angeles Times
Landscape architect Alison Terry of Terry Design in Fullerton specializes in sustainable landscape design and is a board member of the Mediterranean Garden Society.”

Several Grand Openings on Deck for Major Cities
Chicago Tribune
“The first phase of Maggie Daley Park, a 27-acre public space that combines playful and pastoral areas, will open to the east of Millennium Park in late fall. Designed by New York landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, the new park will include an undulating ice skating loop that will double as a walking path, sculptural climbing structures, and a three-acre ‘play garden’ with a miniature lighthouse and other things for children to explore.”

‘Dice Park’ Fiasco Holds Lessons About Rising Expectations for Civic Design in Cleveland: Commentary
Plain Dealer
“Clevelanders might disagree over whether [Public Square] should be partially or entirely closed to traffic to aid the beautification planned by landscape architect James Corner, codesigner of the celebrated High Line Park in New York.”

9/11 Memorial Reconciles Conflicting Demands with Dignity
Dallas Morning News
“The landscape architect Peter Walker, whose work in Dallas includes the Nasher Sculpture Center, was brought in with instruction to humanize Arad’s design.”

Live Like Sting
Architectural Digest
“They purchased the villa in the late 1990s and, along with landscape architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd, transformed what was formerly a rundown estate into a warm, rustic retreat worthy of rock royalty.”

Photos: Here Are the Final Four 11th Street Bridge Park Designs
“The Bridge Park’s jury, which was ‘made up of noted experts in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, community, engagement, and public health,’ narrowed the submitted design proposals to just four, which will be on display over the next month for anyone to view and submit feedback.”

Five Major Landscape Architecture Firms Unveil Competing Designs for New Presidio Parklands Project in San Francisco
“Five of the world’s most acclaimed landscape architecture firms just unveiled their visions for a new 13-acre national park in San Francisco! Located between Crissy Field and the historic Presidio, the new Presidio Parkland will replace the area formerly occupied by the elevated Doyle Drive highway.”

These Synthetic Landscapes Respond to Nature in Real Time to Protect Us—and the Planet
Fast Company
“Bradley Cantrell, a landscape architect and TED fellow who will speak at the upcoming TEDGlobal2014 conference, is one of the pioneers exploring how the human-built world may begin relating differently to the natural world. ‘The goal is to embed computation, but with this kind of conservationist viewpoint,’ says Cantrell.

New York's High Line Park a Marvel of Vision, Co-operation
Toronto Star
“In addition to its stunning lookouts, the High Line offers an abundance of what British landscape architect James Corner, who won an international competition to design the High Line, calls ‘episodes.’”

At Longwood Gardens, a New Meadow for the Ages
The Washington Post
“Its cultivation will be endless. The lead designer, landscape architect Jonathan Alderson, has imbued the experience with obvious cues that this is a place where wilderness was crafted. The grass paths may seem simply there, but they were laid out carefully to lead you through a journey where vistas would shift into focus and stop you in your tracks. Its central loop ensures a different way back.”

Changing Skyline: Dilworth Park Has Many Irresistible Features, but It’s Stiff, Uncomfortable
Philadelphia Inquirer
“There are vast amounts of hardscape. The layout is intentionally easy to navigate. OLIN, a nationally known landscape architecture firm, split the space in half, embedding a large, flat, rectangular fountain on the north side and a green lawn and smaller fountain on the south. A pair of swooping glass ski jumps announce the entrance on 15th Street, like modern castle gatehouses.”

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