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Landscape Architecture in the News

Interior of Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument Remains a Hidden Jewel
The New York Times
“The condition of the monument’s large lead-covered roof presents ‘one of our biggest unknowns,’ said Margaret Bracken, a landscape architect and the chief of design and construction for Riverside Park.”

Minneapolis, St. Paul Tie for Title of Best City Parks
Star Tribune
“[Jayne Miller] attributed the success in part to visionaries such as Horace Cleveland, the renowned landscape architect who carved out parkland in both cities more than a century ago.” 

The Glorious Gardens of Massachusetts
“For Boston, the ‘Father of American Landscape Architecture’ designed the Emerald Necklace, a series of six interconnecting parks that starts at the Common and meanders out through the suburbs.”

Here’s How L.A.’s Five Richest Tech Billionaires Are Living Large
Curbed Los Angeles
“Built by the ‘modernist dream team’ of architect A. Quincy Jones, interior designer Billy Haines, and landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, the house is a livable showpiece.”

The View for a Few
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Designed by Dirtworks Landscape Architecture atop a new building by COOKFOX Architects, 150 Charles includes 30,000 square feet of landscaped and outdoor space, including rooftops, public and private terraces, and courtyards.”

5 Amazing New Exhibit Spaces to Add to Your Museum Radar
Curbed National
“The grounds include an angular structure clad in white granite, reflection pools, and park space designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic.”

Volunteers Needed for Rain Gardens Project
Memphis Business Journal
“The Memphis–Shelby County Office of Sustainability, Shelby County Engineering, and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects are joining to create four rain gardens at the Peggy W. Edmiston Administration Building located at 1075 Mullins Station to rectify the drainage problems at the office entrance.”

Wilmette Celebrates 'Preserving Our Past' in Annual House Walk
Chicago Tribune
“The grounds at 711 Lake Ave. include what is believed to be the remains of a design by renowned Danish-American landscape architect Jens Jensen.”

Leafy Refuge in Liberty Park for Residents Annoyed by Construction
The New York Times
“‘We see this very much as a neighborhood park,’ said Andrew Lavallee, a landscape architect in the Downtown Streetscape Partnership, a unit of AECOM, which designed the park for the Port Authority.”

Outdoor Workspace: The Next Workplace Frontier
Huffington Post
“It is part of the whole ‘I don't want to work in a place like my father’s office,”’ says Ken Smith, landscape architect. ‘We are seeing a definite trend toward open and flexible office plans with a much greater integration of work and social space, and these same trends are influencing outdoor spaces associated with office and workplace. With cellular technology, people can work while moving around, and the division between indoors and outdoors is breaking down. Rather than the old model of landscape as a pleasant backdrop, contemporary needs are for landscapes that are more active, programmed, and useful.’”

S.A. Botanical Garden Plans $16.7 Million Expansion
San Antonio Express-News
“The plan, created by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects of Austin, will transform a strip of land along Funston Place that has served as parking overflow for the garden.”

Weston Residents Fight to Save 1887 Mansion
Boston Globe
“Its grounds were laid out by the firm of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, known for Boston’s Emerald Necklace and Central Park in New York City.”

Landscaping in the Hill Country: Protect Property Value by Making Aesthetics, Maintenance Priorities
Houston Chronicle
“According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, an investment of 10 percent of the home’s value into thoughtful, well-planned landscaping can increase the value of your property by 20 percent immediately.”

Cultural Landscape Foundation Launches Computerized Guide to D.C.
The Washington Post
“‘The D.C. guide,’ [Charles Birnbaum] said, ‘makes visible the often invisible hand of the landscape architect.’”

Veterans Memorial Planned Near Scottsdale City Hall
Arizona Republic
“After researching names to include on the memorial, the committee reached out to Tempe-based LVA Urban Design Studio and senior landscape architect Laura Thelen, who is helping to conceptualize the memorial’s design.”

Lecturing Architect Weaves Art, Culture into Landscapes
Ottawa Citizen
“It is said that you can identify architects by their distinctive eyeglasses. In the case of Ken Smith, the award-winning New York City based landscape architect, this maxim is most definitely true.” 

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