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12/8/2014

Landscape Architecture in the News

Why New York's Floating Promenade Is So Popular
Washington Post
11/30/14
“And while the High Line propels movement, ‘that doesn't necessarily mean getting from here to there,’ said Chris Reed, a landscape architect who teaches at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and who takes students to the High Line.”

 The Hot New Hotel in Miami
Forbes
11/30/14
“The signature restaurant is Seagrape, domain of local star chef Michelle Bernstein; the gardens were created by the aptly named local landscape architect Raymond Jungles; the bar 1930s House is exactly that, a house from that decade that was moved from across the street; the design, while created by the British designer Martin Brudnizki, is in the yellows, greens, and prints of ’50s Miami.”

The Heat Is On: Adding a Warm Glow to Your Backyard
Miami Herald
11/29/14
“Clients often have strong opinions about the way they want to incorporate fire into their gardens, says Howard Cohen, a landscape architect at Surrounds, in Sterling, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.”

EDITORIAL: Protecting Cook County's 'Emerald Necklace' for a Second Century and Beyond
Chicago Tribune
11/28/14
“As public health pioneer Dr. John Rauch said after the Civil War in his much-cited push for a Chicago parks district, ‘We want not alone a place for business, but also one in which we can live.’ But the key stroke of brilliance came in 1904 from architect Dwight H. Perkins and landscape architect Jens Jensen.”

10 Worst Paying College Majors Part 2
Forbes
11/28/14
“Still, Kiplinger's recommends majoring in landscape architecture, which involves less pruning and more planning. Moreover, it pays a median midcareer annual salary of $64,180. That is not a bed of roses, but it's not chicken feed either.”

A Guide to Denver's Best Landscaped Spaces, Deep and Free
Denver Post
11/28/14
“The Denver guide is culled from that info (with a few of the pages yet to be filled out). Contributions came from the national and Colorado chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver.”

Garden Overhaul: Which Plants Should Stay, Which Should Go? (7 photos)
Houzz
11/27/14
“The landscape architect can shepherd the process and collaborate directly with the surveyor and arborist. Existing plants are surveyed for size, health, and precise location and then added to a scaled drawing in digital format.”

Can't See the Billboard for the Trees? Relocate Them, Florida Agency Says
Miami Herald
11/27/14
“The permit had been in the works for months. A landscape architect in the Miami FDOT office sent tree relocation plans as far back as September, though neither Sequeira nor Hodgkins were copied on that email.”

Parks and Playgrounds Get Newfound Attention in Planned Communities
Houston Chronicle
11/26/14
“‘Johnson Development challenged us to put as much energy into the design of the playground as we would a water park to create a similar “wow” factor,’ said Meade Mitchell with the landscape architect firm TBG Partners, which designed the park.”

Newest Public Space Invites People to Sit, Linger
San Francisco Chronicle
11/26/14
“Verticality is provided by the gateway-like frame of salvaged wood and a trio of tall posts at either end of the small plaza, with succulents up high for a hint of green. Abad described the design by landscape architecture firm CMG as ‘a venue for amplifying types of uses that we've already seen,’ a test and only a test, to be reviewed and tweaked as needed.”

U.S. Botanic Garden Train Display Re-creates Century-old Expedition
Washington Post
11/25/14
“A company called Applied Imagination, founded by landscape architect and artist Paul Busse, created all the replicas and everything made from recycled plant materials.”

Hidden Streams Under Cities Are Exposed to Light of Day
National Geographic
11/25/14
“‘This is the first time there's been a stream here in a hundred years,’ said [Keith] Underwood, a landscape architect based in Annapolis, Maryland, who was hired by the city to restore the stream in the Rock Creek watershed.”

Healthy Play Outdoors Means Healthy Kids
Parks & Recreation
11/25/14
“Robin Moore, professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University, and Allen Cooper, director of state and local education advocacy for the National Wildlife Federation, led a group of experts, including many NRPA members and staff, in developing guidelines for the design, management, and operation of nature play and learning areas, which were released in September 2014.”

A Hidden San Francisco Creek Will Become Street Art
Fast Company
11/24/14
“[Emily] Schlickman, who was trained as a landscape architect, will use GIS to try to map out the historical stream, though because the stream was ephemeral—shifting with the seasons and rainfall—the painting may not be precise.”

Designs for Site over New Tunnels Are All over Map
San Francisco Chronicle
11/24/14
“Several teams have strong local components, especially the team led by San Francisco's CMG Landscape Architecture.”

River Science Expert Says Buffalo Bayou is in Good Shape
Houston News
11/24/14
“As both a leading river expert and one of the leading voices speaking out against the so-called natural channel design approach to rivers, [G. Mathias] Kondolf, a professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at UC Berkeley College, is always getting invitations to come check out various projects across the country.”

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