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Landscape Architecture in the News

Landscape Architects Report More Billable Hours, Increased Hiring
Construction Dive
Landscape architecture firms logged more billable hours, hired more employees and received more inquiries from potential clients in the first quarter of 2015, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects Business Quarterly survey released on Tuesday.”

Trinity Non-profit Awards Dallas Grant ‘in Exchange’ for Giving Money to Longtime Contractor
Dallas Morning News
“WRT principal Ignacio Bunster-Ossa said he was tapped to provide a landscape architecture perspective to the so-called Trinity Parkway ‘dream team.’”

Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Honor Graves, More
“Founded by Shane Coen in 1991, this Minneapolis-based practice has advanced the idea of progressive design and ecological understanding within the landscape architect world in the Midwest and beyond.”

Historic Home Farm in Leesburg Lists for $875,000
The Washington Post
“Perennial gardens and a brick patio designed by Charlottesville landscape architect William Hoare are adjacent to a pasture with fruit trees and berry bushes.”

The Energy Corridor Proposes 'Central Park' Project
Houston Chronicle
“The community uses that park as an outdoor recreational area and to host festivals, said Alan Ward, an urban designer and landscape architect with Sasaki Associates.”

Obama Library Will Be Prime Architectural Commission
Chicago Tribune
“If, as expected, the library is built in Jackson or Washington Park, its architect will face a delicate balancing act: How to express Obama's presidency without overwhelming a pastoral park setting designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, America's greatest landscape architect.”

An Iconic Landscape Architect, ‘Tibetan Peach Pie’ in Paperback
Seattle Times
“New books by Seattle-area authors, or about Northwest topics, include an examination of the life and career of landscape architect Richard Haag, “Tibetan Peach Pie” in paperback and a guidebook to Cape Scott Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.”

U.S. Landscape Architects Designing Change for Women in India
The Hans India
“Led by [Colleen] Clines in collaboration with Louis Johnson, the current president of ASLA Kentucky Chapter, the dyeScape demonstration garden, currently in the final stages of construction, is only the first step.”

Foundation to Name Chicago Home of Obama Presidential Library on May 12
Chicago Sun-Times
“Park preservation groups have been protesting the use of either park, designed by famed landscape architect Frederic Law Olmsted.”

Hidden Landmarks: Why Toronto Is at the Forefront of the Landscape Architecture Movement
Globe and Mail
Landscape architecture matters more than ever and Toronto has sterling examples to spare: Trinity Bellwoods, University Avenue, the waterfront.”

Mayor Riley Honored for National Design Leadership
Post and Courier
“[Charleston Mayor Joe] Riley also has received the 2009 National Medal of the Arts, the 2004 Olmsted Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the inaugural J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development from the Urban Land Institute in 2000.”

Pearsall Park Turns Dump into Destination
San Antonio Express-News
“Bender Wells Clark Design, a local landscape architecture firm, handled the plans for the park, and recently took home an award from the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their work on the Pearsall project.”

How the Drought Will Reshape California Landscape Architecture
Curbed spoke with four leading landscape architects to find out how their profession needs to adapt to a challenge with the potential to reshape the industry.”

The Register's Editorial: Outdoor Trust Fund Needs Earth Day Push
Des Moines Register
“According to the Iowa General Assembly website, lobbyists have registered support for Senate File 357 on behalf of the following organizations: Iowa Community Foundations, Iowa Soybean Association, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Water and Land Legacy, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club, Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, League of Women Voters, Iowa State Association of Counties, Iowa Farmers Union, YMCA State Alliance, Citizens for a Healthy Iowa, Izaak Walton League, Raccoon River Watershed Association, Iowa Conservation Alliance, and the Iowa State Snowmobile Association.”

‘The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley’ Review: Urban Oases
The Wall Street Journal
““The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,” an exhibition at the Center for Architecture, shows how modern landscapes often make a better case for modernism than the architecture itself.” 

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