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Landscape Architecture in the News

Hargreaves Presents Four "Approaches" to Downtown East Commons
Star Tribune
Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates for the first time revealed images for The Commons, a future park in downtown Minneapolis shouldering high expectations from the public for recreation and commercial growth in the area.”

It's My Job: Landscape Architect
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi)
“Gary Haygood, owner of The Haygood Group on U.S. 51 in Ridgeland, is a landscape architect.”

Is Having a Fish Pond Worth the Effort? Yes.

The Washington Post
“A landscape architect friend suggested I move the box to behind the stone wall that forms a backdrop to the pond, a measure that would require threading three pipes through the wall.”

In Chicago, Parks Are on the Upswing
“NeighborSpace, along with The Student Conservation Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects, is hoping to replicate the park in other Chicago neighborhoods and expand nationally with Jensen crews who are introduced to careers in landscape architecture.”

Trees Are a Big Reason Why the MLK Memorial Is So Great
Greater Greater Washington
“In designing the MLK Memorial, Oehme van Sweden (OvS), the landscape architect for the project, added 182 new cherry trees to the site.”

Twilight of the Inside
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The university also selected two firms to lead the study: Ann Beha Architects of Boston, to serve as architect, and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol of Seattle and Washington, D.C., to serve as landscape architect.”

Los Gatos and Saratoga and Campbell: Drought and Water Conservation Are Topics of Discussion at League Event
San Jose Mercury News
“The lineup of speakers at the event includes Christina Swanson, director of the National Resources Defense Council Science Center program; Judy Irving, a Sundance and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker; and Bobby Markowitz, a licensed landscape architect, educator and proponent of rainwater, greywater, native and drought-tolerant plants, low impact development and closed-loop water design.”

Public Square Reroutes Creating Slowdowns for Approaching Buses
Plain Dealer
“The redesign is by the American landscape architect James Corner.”

Poetry on the River, Gritter Family Benefit and Joggin' for the Noggin' Set in Arabi
“Featured poets for the evening will include poet, artist, and landscape architect Andre Neff who has an office in Chalmette, as well as Jack Bedell, a poet and professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University.”

Keith Demchinski Brings a Landscape Architecture Practice to Kimley-Horn’s Chicago Offices
Real Estate Journals
“Keith Demchinski, PLA, LEED AP, brings 14 years of experience as a landscape architect to Kimley-Horn, a multidisciplinary consulting firm.”

Facebook’s New Building Is One Big Room
San Francisco Chronicle
“Other partners involved with the building include landscape architect CMG Landscape Architecture; contractor Level 10 construction; structural engineers Forell/Elsesser Engineers; civil engineers BKF Engineers; project and cost management from Cumming; mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology from PAE Engineers; and environmental and geotechnical from Cornerstone. MPK 20 is LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.”

Business Movers
The Oregonian
“Gill Williams has joined GreenWorks as a principal. Williams, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, brings leadership with firm management, business development, design and construction to supplement GreenWorks' team of landscape architects and planners.”

Job Profile: Landscape Architect
Chicago Tribune
“Ask Matthew Giampietro what he likes about being a landscape architect and he'll recite a long list.”

Native Plants Fit the Climate, Diversify a Landscape and Create a Sense of Place
World-Herald (Omaha)
“In a 2015 survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the participants ranked native plants as the most popular project type at 85 percent, with drought-tolerant plants close behind at 83 percent.”

Inventive Solutions Enliven Narrow Back Yard
Palm Beach Daily News
Landscape architect Mario Nievera designed a curved walkway, imbedded with black river rock, to break up the linear look of Kate Gubelmann’s back yard.”

What's Trending in LA Landscaping?
Los Angeles Confidential
“Thanks to years of drought, local landscape architects are transforming the conventional residential garden by embracing LA’s authentic natural environment.”

Thomas Balsley Associates and Scott Torrance Landscape Architect, Inc. Selected to Design Aitken Place Park on Toronto's Inner Harbour
Canadian Architect
“Scott Torrance Landscape Architect will act as the executive landscape architect providing critical local knowledge and contextual understanding of the site and surrounding community.”

Landscape Architect Kate Orff Takes the Helm of Columbia's Urban Design Program
Fast Co. Design
Landscape architect Kate Orff has been selected as the next director of Columbia University's urban design program, within the school's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.”

Weekly Q&A: Landscape Architect Rick Jackson Tells Why He Volunteers
Lancaster Online
“A registered landscape architect and partner in ELA Group, which he co-founded in 1996, [Rick] Jackson uses much of his volunteering to address the need in the community for affordable housing.” 

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