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Landscape Architecture in the News

Out Back, in Comfort
Sacramento Bee
“[Here are the] outdoor features and design elements most requested by homeowners in 2015, according to a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Reading Landscapes
Bangkok Post
“Every designer, regardless of his or her fame and profile, will usually have a design project that raises eyebrows and defies the norm. For Kotchakorn Voraakhom, a 33-year-old landscape architect, it was her idea to paint more colours in a humdrum swimming pool that did just that.” 

4 Ways to Add 'Wow' to Your Outdoor Living Space
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
“Lighting is one of the top two outdoor design elements that landscape architects say is popular this year, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

A Bold Plan for Saving Pollinators
Huffington Post
“‘We need solutions to the bee crisis,’ said Laurie Davies Adams, head of the Pollinator Partnership, at a packed briefing on Capitol Hill, which was organized by her organization and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

City, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Honored for Their Work with Preserve
Sonoran News
“It took an inspired network of citizens to create Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and a unique public-private partnership to steward its evolution. That vision and ingenuity are being honored this fall by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

A Landscape Architect’s Bridge to New Ideas
The Wall Street Journal
“As president of the international landscape architecture firm EDSA, Doug Smith has worked in destinations as exotic as Egypt and as local as his home state of Florida.”

Get to Work: Landscape Architect Enjoys Job for the Creativity
Newark Post
“[Lori Athey] went on to receive her masters in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois, where she learned about grading, patios and decks, horticulture, entomology and climate.”

Jensen Garden Pool Could Be Restored at Rosewood Park
Chicago Tribune
“The garden pool that landscape architect Jens Jensen designed for the Highland Park summer estate of Sears Roebuck mogul Julius Rosenwald has fallen into decay, according to residents urging its restoration.”

People on the Move: 6/28/2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Susan Rademacher, parks curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, was named honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Charleston’s World Heritage Bid Heating Up this Summer
Post and Courier
“Mónica Luengo [is] a historian and landscape architect who serves as president on the board of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscape in Madrid.”

ASLA Names 4 Fellows from the Northwest
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“The American Society of Landscape Architects named 37 fellows for 2015, including four people in the Northwest.”

St. Paul: City Landscape Architect Honored
St. Paul Pioneer Press
“The American Society of Landscape Architects named the department's principal design and construction manager, Jody Martinez, to the ASLA Council of Fellows.”

Landscape Architects Honored with National Group's Top Award
Columbus Business First
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has bestowed its highest honor on two veteran practitioners from the MKSK architecture, urban design and planning firm.”

Landscape Architects Honored
Columbus Dispatch
“Two central Ohioans have been named to the Council of Fellows at the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Pulling Off the Impossible at Eton Chagrin Boulevard: A Timeline
Plain Dealer
American Society of Landscape Architects applauds Eton for its lush landscaping, creating a European Village atmosphere at the destination shopping center.”

Denver Landscape-design Firm Expands to Montana
Denver Business Journal
“DHM Design, a Denver-based planning and landscape architecture firm, is expanding outside Colorado, opening an office in Bozeman, Montana.”

Meet Richard Haag: The Landscape Architect Has Designed Many of Our Area’s Best-Known Spaces
Seattle Times
“[Richard] Haag, who turns 92 in October, still practices landscape architecture as well as urban farming.”

ISU Professor Helps Found Environmental Justice Professional Network
Ames Tribune
“Julie Stevens, assistant professor in landscape architecture, helped co-chair the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network (PPN).”

Virginia Tech Professor Helps Develop New Landscape Sustainability Ratings
Roanoke Times
“SITES was developed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary 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, according to the program website.”

Pope Francis Is Actually Bringing America’s Environmentalism Movement to Its Religious and Moral Roots
The Washington Post
“Most prominent was Frederick Law Olmsted, the great landscape architect who designed New York’s Central Park and many other parks and developments.” 

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