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3/16/2015

Landscape Architecture in the News

The Glorious Boondoggle
New York Magazine
3/12/15
“But on a warm day, the leaves are green on landscape architect Peter Walker’s plaza, you might almost be able to forget the redevelopment’s tragic origin.”

New Residential Tower Rising over Independence Hall
Philadelphia Business Journal
3/12/15
“The 4,000-square-foot terrace was designed by Robert J. Gorman of Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., a Baltimore landscape architect. It was designed to have two personalities, said Tom Scannapieco, chief executive of the company developing 500 Walnut. It is a place where people can visit on an intimate level or use it for parties and entertaining.”

Tour a 1910 New York City Townhouse
Architectural Digest
3/11/15
“The ground level has a separate entrance and includes an eat-in kitchen, a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a glass-walled family room that gives way to a manicured garden designed by noted landscape architect Barbara Paca.”

Q&A with Landscape Architect Martha Schwartz
Newsweek
3/11/15
Landscape architecture looks holistically at the ground plain, the land itself, upon which the cities sit.”

Landscape Architecture Market Valued at $2.3 Billion
Huffington Post
3/11/15
Landscape architecture services in the U.S. are currently valued at around $2.3 billion per year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).” Repost from ASLA’s The Dirt.

What the New Memorial Park Could Look Like
Houston Business Journal
3/10/15
“The landscape architect for the plan is Charlottesville, Virginia-based Nelson Byrd Woltz, according to a statement.”

The Best Time to List Your Home; QueensWay Wins Awards
Curbed NY
3/10/15
“Both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects presented the firms with a Merit Award for urban design.”

St. Petersburg Pier Survey Results Released
Tampa Bay Times
3/9/15
“‘What's nice for us is that the design speaks for itself and people responded to the idea of creating a park and, I think, looking at an alternative approach as opposed to what's been there a long time,’ said Curran, who is working with Rogers Partners Architects and Urban Designers and Ken Smith Landscape Architect from New York.”

Parkland OK'd for Obama Library, but Site Decision on Hold Until After Election
Chicago Sun Times
3/9/15
“If the first family decides not to build the library in Chicago, the land in two historic parks designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted would revert to the Chicago Park District.”

Public Square Renovation Starting Monday Signals a Paradigm Shift for Public Space in Cleveland
Plain Dealer
3/7/15
“Designed by the leading American landscape architect, James Corner, the project will transform the square, which is now a collection of four, one-acre quadrants set amid six acres of concrete.”

Google Plan for Mountain View Campus Shuns Walls, Roofs, Reality
San Francisco Chronicle
3/7/15
“The design team is earnest, with a strong contingent of local firms who know the terrain, such as landscape architect CMG and Sherwood Design Engineers.”

Kate Orff Named Director of Columbia University's Graduate Urban Design Program
Residential Architect
3/4/15
“Orff is also responsible for founding and co-directing the GSAPP's Urban Landscape Lab, an applied research group focused on the role of design in urban ecosystems. The group's project, Safari 7, was installed at Studio X and Grand Central Terminal, and won a National ASLA award (2010).”

3 New Films Showcase 7 Architects Redefining the Role of Women in Architecture
ArchDaily
3/8/15
“Like Moussavi, landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson, principal at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle embraces the advantages of her difference from male colleagues.”

Job Spotlight with Alina Phillips, Landscape Architect and City Planner
Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ohio)
3/7/15
“Alina Phillips, a landscape architect and city planner with the Columbus city planning department, designed the 1828 Resting Gardens on Sixth Avenue near the Booker T. Washington apartments.”

Finally, a Park Grows in Brooklyn's Last Industrial Pocket
Curbed NY
3/5/15
“The Pier 5 proposal has already received international attention, winning an award from the New York chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and appearing this February on the PBS series 'Earth: A New Wild.'”

How Are Women Changing Our Cities?
Guardian
3/5/15
“Urbanistas: Women Innovators in Architecture, Urban and Landscape Design puts the work of five practitioners working in the UK today under the spotlight, illuminating the many commonalities among women architects, urban designers and landscape architects who want things to change for the better.”

Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff
Beacon Hill Times
3/4/15
“The Massachusetts Historical Society will celebrate the legacy of one-time Beacon Hill resident Arthur Shurcliff on March 18 as the final installment of its series honoring prominent landscape architects.”

Philadelphia’s New Boom
Philadelphia Magazine
3/1/15
This article includes a Q&A with Bryan Hanes, the landscape architect behind the Reading Viaduct and other public spaces in Philadelphia. 

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