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Landscape Architecture in the News

What the Chicago Riverwalk Will Look Like, and What That Means
Chicago Magazine
“A Q&A with Gina Ford, the landscape architect behind the city’s next ambitious public space.”

Can Parking Lots Be Pleasant?
Houston Chronicle
“Design landscape architect Doug Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt and team leader Jim Patterson of Houston's White Oak Studio created space for 300 cars amid graceful paloverdes, Mexican sycamores, and Chinquapin oaks—all durable, drought-tolerant trees.”

A Plan to Turn a Queens Railway into a Park
The New York Times
“‘The advantage of leaving the site vacant for so long is that we’ve got some very large oaks, maple, and walnut trees,’ said Susannah C. Drake, the principal of DlandStudio, a landscape architecture firm. ‘On the viaduct, some smaller things have sprouted up like wild roses, sumac, and cedars.’”

University of Tennessee New Norris House Lands National Research Award
“The New Norris House, a sustainable home and landscape designed by students and faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has earned a national Honor Award for Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

London Mulls Plans for a £600m Floating Bike Path
BBC News
“The proposal is the latest in a series of ambitious plans designed to make London—where population is expected to grow by 12 percent in the next decade—safer and easier to navigate by bike. Late last year, for example, British architect and ardent cycling proponent Sir Norman Foster (the founder of world-recognized Foster + Partners and the designer of the so-called Gherkin tower), along with landscape architects Exterior Architecture and urban planners Space Syntax, unveiled a proposal for SkyCycle, an elevated bike path.”

Hermann Park Marks Centennial with Opening of Gardens
Houston Chronicle
“After national searches, the Hermann Park Conservancy selected a renowned design team to create the McGovern Centennial Gardens. Hoerr Schaudt, the Chicago landscape architecture firm, collaborated with White Oak Studio in Houston on the garden’s design, along with William C. Welch of Texas A&M University consulting.”

Creative Parks Cost Money, and They’re Worth It
Toronto Star
“Though there will be much discussion about the means of landscape architecture, the underlying intention is to make parks as much a part of the civic, cultural, and political landscape as the actual topography.”

The Map Man Has a Plan for Stormwater Solutions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Matt Graham, a landscape architect who has designed a precision mapping system for water runoff, checks his program Wednesday at the intersection of Chislett and Vetter Streets.”

A Rain Garden That Even the Neighbors Seem to Like
The New York Times
“Mary E. Myers, a landscape architect and associate professor at Temple University, had more than absorbing stormwater in mind when she created a 200-square-foot rain garden beside her sloping lawn in this shady suburb north of downtown Philadelphia.”

A Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland
“‘The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland , a project by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), explains Portland’s cutting-edge approach to sustainable urban design,’ according to ASLA’s blog, The Dirt.”

See Portland the Way Landscape Architects See Portland
Portland Business Journal
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has you covered. The professional association debuted an online guide to Portland’s most interesting features—from a landscape architect’s point of view.”

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