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Landscape Architecture in the News

The Garfield Park Conservatory Is Reborn
Chicago Magazine
“See above for how the room was rebuilt in keeping with famed landscape architect Jens Jensen’s original vision—but fortified to better withstand future storms.”

Park Hosts Conference on the Use of Native Plants to Rehabilitate Landscapes
Jerusalem Post
“The work that has gone into the site to transform German landscape architect Peter Latz's vision into reality is beginning to bear fruit.”

Bethlehem Finds a Place for Historic Bridge
Morning Call
“A landscape architect, Bill Collins was taking photos at Easton's Hugh Moore Park when he stumbled upon a pair of trusses bound for the scrap heap.”

Area Communities Share in Award
Rutland Herald
“The city of Barre and several other local communities are being recognized with a Vermont Public Places Honor Award, a biennial award given by the Vermont chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

The Glorious Landscape Design of Dan Kiley
“In the world of landscape architecture, Dan Kiley is a legend.”

Casa VIB / Estudio BaBO
Arch Daily
“The land belonged to an old property whose landscaping was designed by the renowned landscape architect Carlos Thays around 1940.”

Homeowners Demand Sustainability in Backyard Designs
Construction Dive
“More homeowners will be asking landscape designers for sustainability and low maintenance than for exotic plants or built-in fireplaces this year, according to a new survey from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Report: Lighting and Wireless Internet Top List of 2015 Residential Outdoor Amenities
CE Pro
“Electronics did not actually top the list in the 2015 top trends in outdoor amenities, but they were definitely up there, according to the 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

The Menil to Break Ground on New Drawing Institute
Houston Business Journal
“Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee Architects worked with Brooklyn-based landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to create a space that modulates natural light, which damages drawings, while maintaining the look and feel of the green space on Menil's campus.”

New $1.7 Million Park Set to Open in Katy Master-planned Community
Houston Business Journal
“TBG Partners—an Austin-based landscape architect that has a major Houston presence—has been working on Exploration Park, a nature-inspired park in Cinco Ranch.”

As Himalayan Glaciers Melt, Two Towns Face the Fallout
Yale Environment 360
“Carey Clouse, a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts, has visited the Zanskar Valley twice, to help lay out the new town. Kumik, she said, has ‘much to teach the rest of the world about adapting to a changing climate.’”

LSU Names Professor Mark Boyer Director of Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
“As director, Boyer plans to focus on recruitment and continue his work with the American Society of Landscape Architects to market and promote the landscape architecture profession as a whole.”

Water Features Offer Fountain of Design Ideas
Atlanta Journal Constitution
“The 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects found that fountains/ornamental water features were the third most popular (83.9 percent) landscape and garden elements among those who responded.”

LMGIS Receives Second Award
The Michigan City News-Dispatch
“The Lake Michigan Gateway Implementation Strategy (LMGIS) has received a Merit Award in the Planning Category from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, according to the City of Michigan City and Hitchcock Design Group.”

Here's a Look at the State of the City Address
THV-11 (Little Rock, Arkansas)
“Most recently, the designers of the Creative Corridor Plan, Steve Luoni of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and architect Marlon Blackwell, have been recognized with two prestigious national awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley at Center for Architecture
“Dan Kiley ranks as perhaps the most important and influential modernist landscape architect of the 20th century.”

Good "Connections" Help Turn Shanghai Expat into Landscape Architect for Asia's Rich
“American landscape architect Dwight Law has built up a successful business in Shanghai.”

Getting Americans to Walk More Using DIY Guerrilla Wayfinding Signs
“In 2007 [Matt] Tomasulo had moved to Raleigh to pursue a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and urban planning.”

Collaboration on Climate Change
Harvard Magazine
“[Drew] Faust also revisited Harvard’s Chinese-funded Center for Green Buildings and Cities, highlighted in the Sunday alumni event, and the landscape architecture of Yu Kongjian, D.Dn. ’95, a Graduate School of Design alumnus and teacher whose riverside park for the Shanghai Expo Faust toured during her 2010 visit.”

Reading the Winter Landscape: How to Design for the Most Barren Time of the Year
“Designers need to find alternate methods to maintain color, texture, scale, and interest during this most barren time of the year. What is a landscape architect to do?”

Design Expo Marks Both Past and Future
The Charleston Gazette
“The American Society of Landscape Architects is sponsoring an overview of sustainable site initiatives and how to use them.”

Kentucky’s Landscape Architects Name These 11 Urban and Rural Projects the State’s Best for 2015
Broken Sidewalk
“The Kentucky chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released its list of top landscape architecture projects of the year, and there are some stunning examples of how the profession is shaping our experience of both urban and rural environments.”

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