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Landscape Architecture in the News

In Urban Farming, a Different Taste of L.A.
Los Angeles Times
“Executive chef Jason McClain, of course, was thrilled. His father, a retired landscape architect, flew in from Alabama to build the garden, installing neat rows of galvanized horse troughs in which vegetables and herbs now grow.”

Start Winding Down on Watering
Albuquerque Journal
“Local landscape architect Judith Phillips, renowned for her work with arid climate gardens, said less is more at this time of year. Phillips said the key is to water infrequently but deeply during the cool season months.”

Frick’s Plan for Expansion Faces Fight over Loss of Garden
The New York Times Online
“Now, the group says it has found evidence that the museum, whose plan needs city approval, is going back on a promise made in its original landmark review roughly 40 years ago to make permanent a garden by the noted landscape architect Russell Page that is to be destroyed in the expansion.”

Richmond Seeks Ideas to Connect Greenway with Bay Trail
Contra Costa Times
“A ‘feedback station’ will be set up on the Richmond Greenway at Second Street from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 where the community can offer ideas to representatives from the nonprofit Pogo Park organization and landscape architecture graduate students from UC Berkeley.”

Chatham Park Makes Key Hires for 7,200-acre Project in Pittsboro
The Triangle Business Journal
“Preston Development Co. co-owners Tim Smith and Bubba Rawl have hired veteran landscape architect Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Smith, formerly of the Cary-based Withers & Ravenel engineering firm, to oversee all of the planning and design of Chatham Park.”

Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Students Design/Build Playground for South Africa Orphanage
Landscape Online
“A 5,000-square-foot playground for the Ratang Bana Orphanage in Alexandria Township, South Africa, the work of a team of undergraduate Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California, landscape architecture students, has received an Award of Excellence in the community service category in the 2014 ASLA Student Awards.”

Bend’s Growth Puts Pressure on Recreation Spots
Miami Herald
“Such routes have many names. Brown called them ‘user-created trails’ or ‘rogue trails.’ Chris Sabo, trails specialist with the Deschutes National Forest, called them ‘social trails.’ Jim Figurski, landscape architect with the Bend Park & Recreation District, called them ‘desire lines.’ ‘That does more harm than the wear and tear on the existing trail,’ Figurski said.”

For Millennials, the End of the TV Viewing Party
The New York Times
“Somewhere along the way, however, a bond was broken—at least for some. ‘Growing up, TV ruled my life,’ said Francine Lieberman, a 25-year-old landscape architect who lives in Chelsea.”\

A New Vision for the Great Plains: the Moving ‘Meridian of Fertility’
Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
“He called the line the Meridian of Fertility. His study won the 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects Student Award of Excellence in Analysis and Planning. Landscape Architecture Magazine has an interview with him in the November issue.”

What Would You Do with a Guest House? It’s Worth Dreaming About
Denver Post
“A landscape architect helped her create a courtyard that connects her home and workspace. Today, she literally walks out her kitchen door, takes 10 steps, and opens the door to her fashion-design world.”

Backyard Transformations Combining Best of Indoors, Outdoors
Dallas Morning News
“The American Society of Landscape Architects asked its members what they thought the hottest outdoor trends would be in 2014.”

Best Water/Environment
Engineering News-Record
“Key players [include] landscape architect subconsultant MON Bioengineering Group.”

Uptown’s Landmark Crescent Is Getting an Almost $65 Million Makeover
Dallas Morning News
“Award-winning landscape architect James Burnett, who designed Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park, is overseeing the park and other outdoor spaces surrounding the Crescent.”

3 Firms Named Finalists for Design of Public Park Next to Vikings Stadium
Star Tribune
“The City of Minneapolis has narrowed the pool to three landscape architecture teams competing to design the 4.2- acre public park by the new Vikings Stadium.”

The Force
Architectural Digest
“The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is not of this world. Founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, the museum will cut a sleek figure against the Chicago skyline and the shore of Lake Michigan, as seen in renderings released this week by MAD Architects. The Beijing firm was tapped by Lucas in July to design the building, with Studio Gang Architects devising the surrounding landscape architecture.”

2014 Groundbreakers | How They Got Here
Connect | Meetings Intelligence
“Since 2008, Joyce DePass has managed ASLA’s meetings and events, including the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, with 6,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors.”

Garden Design Magazine Reblooms
Chicago Tribune
“The ‘In Your Zone’ feature provides two pages of richly illustrated regional information targeted to gardeners across the country. The current autumn issue’s Midwest Section, for instance, includes a question and answer with Lake Forest landscape architect Craig Bergmann as well as news about notable gardens and events.”

Perfectly Scripted
Architectural Digest
“Across the lawn, a fanciful gazebo—inspired by one at the former Paley estate in Round Hill, Jamaica—serves as a shady retreat amid the gardens, which were devised by landscape architect Mario Nievera.”

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