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Landscape Architecture in the News

Gender Studies: These Five Anonymous Women Helped Build New York City
Curbed National
“As NYC's Chief of Tree Plantings, a position she nabbed in 1936, landscape architect Clara Coffey brought greenery to the Hutchinson River Parkway and swapped out the fences and hedges of the Park Avenue Malls with flowerbeds and kwanzan cherry trees.”

Drought-conscious Residents Turn the Water Tables on Public Agencies
Los Angeles Times
“‘We have gone the extra mile to comply with the ordinance without sprinkling in the daytime,’ said Tom Gibson, a department landscape architect. ‘There are certain instances we have to, and every once in a while there may be a broken valve or something. Sometimes the public does see that before we do.’”

Aurora Sports Park Gets 4 Synthetic Fields, $11 Million Expansion
Denver Post
“John Sawatzke, principle landscape architect at the parks department, said that the Sport Park is at capacity now in terms of how many events and people can be serviced.”

Firm Wins Award for Memphis Airport's Pedestrian Plaza
Commercial Appeal
Landscape architecture firm Ritchie Smith Associates has been honored for its design of the pedestrian plaza at Memphis International Airport.”

Metro's Union Station Master Plan a Significant Shift
Los Angeles Times
“With landscape architect Mia Lehrer, the architects have proposed a new civic plaza—what they call a ‘forecourt’—at the foot of the building, filling the area between the building and Alameda Street and replacing a surface parking lot.”

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Opens $7 Million Visitors' Center
The San Francisco Business Times
“Dan Macdonald of Daniel Macdonald AIA Architects Inc. and landscape architect Sandra Reed of Zac Landscape Design brought [Javier] Barba's ‘vision to life,’ officials said.”

Inside North America's First Islamic Art Museum
Al Jazeera
“Rows of serviceberry trees lead visitors into a garden quartered by water channels, five reflecting pools, long walkways, and pebbled paths—the work of Lebanese-Serbian landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic.”

An Alliance of Dance and Design
The New York Times
“In 1966, the landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and the dance pioneer Anna Halprin invited 40 young people to Northern California to participate in a roving summer workshop.”

Cultured Pearl: Lens on a Changing Street
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Asian Arts Initiative executive director Gayle Isa said she had already been in conversation with the city about lighting and repaving Pearl Street. She expects that to happen in the next few months, and to be followed by greening efforts, including planter boxes and pop-up gardens, according to a design commissioned from landscape architect Walter Hood.”

How Landlocked Dallas Once Tried to Become a Port City
Slate Magazine
“Then, in 1908, the Trinity River flooded and made a mess of Dallas. As a result, Dallas hired esteemed urban planner and landscape architect George Kessler.”

Homeless Welcome in San Jose's Latest St. James Park Reboot
San Jose Mercury News
“Designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, St. James Park hosted the best and worst of San Jose history in the 19th and 20th centuries.”

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