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Landscape Architecture in the News

I Want to Be a Landscape Architect. What Will My Salary Be?
Globe and Mail
“Unlike landscapers, with whom they are often confused, landscape architects don’t actually put plants or hard landscaping materials into the ground. They are instead involved at the planning level, working with city planners, engineers, private property owners, and a variety of government departments to collaborate on projects ranging from developing city parks and roads to floodwater mitigation planning to green space and environmental policy development.”

‘Lost Gardens’ of New England Unearths Forgotten Gems
Connecticut Post
“The Olmsted Brothers firm carried out hundreds of commissions, many of which are today credited to the elder Olmsted. But the brothers were accomplished landscape architects in their own right. Both were founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

D.C.’s Tifereth Israel Waits for New Rain Garden to Bloom
The Washington Post
“[Carla] Ellern is a landscape architect who works for Montgomery County’s RainScapes program, which has the same basic goals as the District’s RiverSmart initiatives.”

Workshop Explores Landscaping for Older Buildings
Daytona Beach News-Journal
“Fred Peace, a retired landscape architect, then will use photos of actual period landscaping in DeLand to show participants how to adapt landscape designs as building styles change.”

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Landscape Architect
“To learn more about the work of a landscape architect, we spoke with Bret Hanson, who has worked for a variety of firms on projects ranging from public infrastructure to landscapes with Walt Disney Imagineering, and now is working in sustainable urban design with LPA Inc.”

Apartment Project Rises to the Challenge in Mission Bay
San Francisco Chronicle
“The west edge of the complex lines a pedestrian alley designed by landscape architect Gary Strang, with individual apartments along the way.”

Crowds Long Gone, Richmond Strip a Focus of Revitalization Efforts
Houston Chronicle
“John Dupuy, a landscape architect with TBG Partners, noted the disparate land uses in the area that was originally meant for single-family homes but evolved over time.”

City of Minneapolis Hosts First Public Forum on Downtown East Commons Park Design
Star Tribune
“The developer will do basic soil and seed prep before turning the two blocks over to the city and its San Francisco-based landscape architect, Hargreaves Associates.”

Tampa Tribune
“The Gulfport Merchants Association announced the following new appointees to its board of directors: Joe Guenther, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grille; Fred Metzler, Salty’s Gulfport; Chris Spencer, Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market; John Haugen, Hudson Marketing Services; Christopher Ross, American Society of Landscape Architects; and Paul Ray, Tropics Software Technologies.”

Plan for Obama Library in Chicago Must Respect Frederick Law Olmsted Parks
Chicago Tribune
“I thought of the need for caution as I made my way through a fascinating new doorstop of a book, The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: The Last Great Projects, 1890–1895. Its 1,067 pages offer revealing glimpses into the mind of America’s greatest landscape architect, including his dealings with architect Daniel Burnham as the two titans planned the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Jackson Park.”

Great Gardening by Sally Cunningham
Buffalo News
“While we’re clarifying credentials, please understand there are other degrees with even heftier requirements behind them. A landscape architecture degree and ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) credentials require many years of education, and there are many other nuances such as LEED certification to consider before you hire a firm to design structures and landscapes for your estate or commercial building.”

Architectural Excellence Should Be a Given for New Milwaukee Bucks Arena
Journal Sentinel
“One of the best things the Bucks could do right now is lay their hands on a great artist or two and a world-class landscape architect, on the front end of the design process, and invite them to envision inspired public spaces along with the architects.”

Give Your Landscaping a No-Maintenance Makeover
Beaver County Times
“Low-maintenance landscaping outranks native plantings, water features, and food/vegetable gardens, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey.”

Calgary’s Poppy Plaza Makes Top 10 World Class Landscape Architecture Projects of 2014
Canadian Architect
“More recently, the plaza was ranked fourth in the world by the Landscape Architects Network in the Top 10 World Class Landscape Architecture Projects of 2014.”

Kendall Square May Soon Get a ‘Pop-up Park’ 
BetaBoston (a Boston Globe site)
“Designed by landscape architect Tobias Wolf, the open space would include new pathways, native plantings, small hills, and benches made from reclaimed granite.”

Winter’s Stark Landscape Lets You See Yard in a New Light
Chicago Tribune
“‘This is a great time to look at your landscape without its screen of leaves,’ says Susan Jacobson, landscape architect at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. ‘You can really see it in a new light. You’re down to the basics, and you’re not distracted by flowers and other details.’” 

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