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6/22/2015

Landscape Architecture in the News

Matt Gibson References Brazilian Modernism for Concrete and Stone House in Melbourne
Dezeen
6/17/15
“Glazed doors link the lounge to the back garden, which was designed by Australian landscape architect Rick Eckersley.”

How the City Handled the Flooded Riverwalk
Chicago Magazine
6/16/15
“But the designers in charge of the Riverwalk’s recreational transformation are privy to Chicago’s penchant for flash floods. Landscape architect Gina Ford said last October that the city’s unpredictable weather played a significant role in her team’s design.”

Can Parks and Memorials Happily Co-Exist?
Huffington Post

6/16/15
“Pershing Park, which is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, is one of [M. Paul] Friedberg's most important extant works and was cited along with Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis, MN (which was listed on the National Register in January 2013) by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) when it recently announced that Friedberg would receive the ASLA Medal, ‘the Society's highest award for a landscape architect.’”

Meet Hillary Clinton's 'Super Volunteers' Her Campaign Didn't Even Know About
ABC News
6/15/15
“John West, a 39-year-old landscape architect from Chicago, Illinois, and co-leader of the ‘HRC Super Volunteers,’ and Jim Livesey, from Wisconsin, both drove to Des Moines, Iowa, for Clinton's first campaign rally the state on Sunday.”

St. Paul: Workshops Set on Proposed Grand Round of Pedestrian, Bike Paths
St. Paul Pioneer Press
6/15/15
“The concept of a Grand Round was championed in the late 1800s by landscape architect H.W.S. Cleveland and embraced by the city of Minneapolis.”

Rockville Says ‘Yes’ to Keeping Chickens
WTOP
6/16/15
“Cheryl Corson, a landscape architect with Cheryl Corson Designs, is a chicken enthusiast and has written about urban chicken keeping.”

Outdoor Furniture Maker Landscape Forms Looks to Expand in Kalamazoo Area
Kalamazoo Gazette
6/15/15
“Landscape Forms works with landscape architects and designers to make outdoor furniture and advanced lighting.”

The Evolution of Washington, D.C.
Maine Antique Digest
6/15/15
“A detail from an 1857 map of Washington by Albert Boschke shows an outline of the Smithsonian building and the winding carriage drives and landscaping around it that were designed by landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing.”

Kids’ Stuff: Make Room in Yard for Play
Las Vegas Review-Journal
6/15/15
“There is a lot of play equipment on the market, but you don’t have to commit yourself to fancy installations that look like a three-ring circus, says Lolly Tai, a landscape architect and professor at Temple University in Ambler, Pa.”

Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights 2015 Tour Highlights Top Gardens June 21
Plain Dealer
6/15/15
“When retired landscape architect Robin Schachat and her husband Andy purchased the Van Sweringen mansion in Shaker Heights almost 10 years ago, they respected the home's history and the old oak trees surrounding it. But the haphazard collection of plants in the extensive front flower beds had to go.”

Landscapes Go Back to Nature
Architects Journal
6/13/15
“[Ian] McHarg was particularly influential in the evolution of environmental and urban planning. He developed the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.”

Rich Californians Balk at Limits: ‘We’re Not All Equal When It Comes to Water’
The Washington Post
6/13/15
“[Randy] Woods said his girlfriend is among those struggling to sell. Her home boasts a yard designed by Kate Sessions, a well-known landscape architect and botanist who died in 1940.”

How Does Facebook Plant Its Garden? In Sync with Nature
San Francisco Chronicle
6/12/15
“‘It’s entirely inspired by the regional landscape,’ says Rayna deNiord, lead designer and project manager for CMG Landscape Architecture, who created the overall plan. ‘We looked to the adjacent salt flats for context.’”

Yoko Ono Sheds No Light on New Art Piece in Jackson Park
Chicago Tribune
6/12/15
“The Ono piece will be part of a broader ongoing renovation of Jackson Park, including ecological restoration and a return to how it looked when it was originally designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis
The New York Times
6/12/15
“Since being restarted, the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation has committed passionately to identifying, recording and conserving unsung local treasures, from a historic courtyard motel to a refined and much degraded center city park by the landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.”

Cowles Commons: Map and Key Features
Des Moines Register
6/9/15
“Downtown's former Nollen Plaza has been redesigned to become the new Cowles Commons with $12 million and the vision of New York landscape architect Ken Smith, who grew up in Waukee.”

GBCI Launches Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
Environmental Leader
6/11/15
“Developed through a collaborative effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden, SITES can be applied to development projects located on sites with or without buildings — ranging from national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes and homes, among others.”

Cherry on Top
The Architect’s Newspaper
6/9/15
“Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to close during major overhaul by Snow Kreilich Architects and landscape architects Oslund & Associates.”

Parade of Homes 2015: Don't Ignore the Landscape
Lancaster Online
6/9/15
“‘The landscape of one’s home is more important than people realize,’ says Howard Jay Supnik, landscape architect. ‘It is the canvas that sets the tone of the owner’s personal story. Are they traditional or contemporary, formal or informal, man-made or natural, do they like art, water, color, texture and so much more.’”

Greening Our Streets
Huffington Post
6/5/15
“The project is being designed to enhance the pedestrian experience as well as manage stormwater, as this 2012 award citation from the American Society of Landscape Architects highlights.”

Frick Collection to Redo Expansion Plan
The Wall Street Journal
6/4/15
“The plan would have boosted gallery, administrative and educational space, in part by building a new multistory wing on East 70th Street on the site of a garden designed by noted landscape architect Russell Page.”

“Datascaper” Mixes Digital Mapping with Landscape Design
Next City
5/27/15
“Within my research work, I developed a great interest in creative mapping, digital applications and datascaping (stemming from my background in landscape architecture). This stream of landscape architecture has allowed me to focus on data visualization and the graphic representation of landscapes and designed spaces for effective communications.”

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