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Landscape Architecture in the News

NU’s Lakefront Parking Garage a Winner
Chicago Tribune
“There are faults, to be sure. The transition between the building and Clark Street Beach is abrupt, although that should be remedied once landscaping by Chicago landscape architect Peter Schaudt is completed. Because the fabric fins are a screen and not an enclosure, the wind can blow right off the lake into the parking deck.”

Thirty-three-foot Slide and Tree House Coming to New Buffalo Bayou Nature Park
Houston Chronicle
“‘Designing on a sloping bayou bank was an interesting challenge but the result is an incredible space...a great ‘starting’ point for young kids getting their first bayou experience,’ said Scott McCready, a landscape architect at SWA Group, which designed the park along with North Carolina State University’s Natural Learning Initiative.”

This L.A. Agency Takes on the California Drought
Adweek Online
“Even as the drought in Southern California reaches historic levels, it remains a problem that is all too easy for most citizens to ignore. So, Los Angeles-based agency Omelet has partnered with landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates and human rights organization Digdeep on a campaign titled ‘#H2No,’ which aims to raise awareness and change behavior around water use.”

Marella Agnelli Opens Up Her Life and Homes in New Book
“There is even a part on the evolution of interior design movements as Agnelli gets in the process of decorating her many homes, moving from classic villa style to more modernist decor to go with her and her husband Gianni Agnelli’s growing collection of modern art—from Renzo Mongiardino to Peter Marino to the landscape architect Madison Cox.”

How Thoughtful Landscape Architecture Nourishes the City
Green Blog on The Huffington Post
“As many readers know, I am a huge fan of the American Society of Landscape Architects and their leadership on thoughtful ways to integrate nature into our cities.”

This Clever Train Station Doubles as a Part of the Landscape
Wired News
“Designed by Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen in collaboration with landscape architecture firm Tredje Natur, the station blends seamlessly into Denmark’s hilly topography.”

The Architect’s Eye: Governors Island
Architectural Digest
“As a condition of the deed transfer, New York agreed to create a park, and in 2006 Dutch design and landscape architecture firm West 8 won the commission to reimagine sections of the historic grounds.”

The Future Will Not Be Dry
“The new wall, says landscape architect James Haig Streeter, who helped design it, is lower than the old one but provides more protection by neutralizing the waves rather than fighting them.”

Across the Institute: In Denver, Istanbul, London, San Diego, and Savannah
Architect Magazine
“Land Ho! ‘Resiliency is inherent to how landscape architects are wired,’ says 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects President Mark Focht in his invitation to ASLA’s annual meeting in Denver (Nov. 21–24)—an urban success story of connectivity and community. Learn more at”

Park Fifth Development to Fill in Missing Piece in Downtown L.A.
Los Angeles Times
“Gas Co. leaders wanted a better park and Rising was part of a $14.5 million renovation designed by architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico and U.S. landscape architect Laurie Olin.”

Metamorphous by Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture
Landscape architect Paul Sangha has created Metamorphous, a Cor-Ten steel sculpture designed to provide a solution to foreshore erosion for a waterfront property in Vancouver, Canada.”

Future Dim for ‘Bay Lights’
San Francisco Chronicle
“The nonprofit [the Cultural Landscape Foundation] released the latest version of its annual Landslide list on Wednesday. Most of the highlighted creations are under physical pressure rather than financial strains, such as the Wells Petroglyph Preserve in northern New Mexico, threatened by erosion, and the garden designed by British landscape architect Russell Page in 1973 at New York’s Frick Collection.”

Federal Green Infrastructure Program Adds Private-Sector Members
“Several private-sector groups, including the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Landscape Architects, have joined a federal initiative to support development of green infrastructure projects, the White House announced on Oct. 8.”

Extreme Makeovers
Curbed National
“The project, a collaboration between Rogers Partners and PWP Landscape Architecture, won the competition to revamp the neglected Constitution Gardens (located between the WWII Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial) two years ago, and will feature a 160-foot-long glass pavilion and an elevated events plaza.”

Urban Land Institute Selects Klyde Warren Park for One of Its National Awards
Dallas Business Journal
“Along with landscape architect Jim Burnett, [Tara] Green recognized the architect of the restaurant and performance pavilion, Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, who programs the parks and usage concepts.”

Guide to Sustainable Portland: American Society of Landscape Architects Applauds PDX Successes
“The free guide was researched and written by members of the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects to educate city leaders, urban planners, and designers around the world.”

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