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Landscape Architecture in the News

Book Explores Early-20th Century 'Garden Suburbs' on Long Island
“These home colonies were the result of growing interest in landscape architecture and a ‘Garden City’ movement that had begun in England ‘to create something entirely new, entirely American,’ [Robert] MacKay writes.”

6 Tips for Turning Your Yard into an Outdoor Room
San Bernardino County Sun
“Looking for other ideas for your yard? Check out the American Society of Landscape Architects website info.” 

On the Market: Landscape Architect Lockwood de Forest's Santa Barbara Home
Art Fix Daily

“After attending Williams College and Harvard University in Mass., de Forest completed one year of study at the University of California, Berkeley's new landscape architecture program before heading straight into a career.”

Architecture Festival Features Dozens of Top-notch Events
San Francisco Chronicle
“The organizer is Arterra Landscape Architects and I particularly like the location for the finale: the open-to-the-public rooftop terrace at One Kearny St.”

Australian Named Creative Director for 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture
Architecture & Design (Australia)
“Australian-born Richard Weller has been appointed Creative Director for the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in Canberra.”

AD Innovator: Mikyoung Kim
Architectural Digest
Landscape architect Mikyoung Kim conjures joyful, restorative environments that captivate with light, wind, and sound.”

Willamette Falls Riverwalk Team Will Discuss Design for Majestic Public Esplanade in Oregon City
Portland News
“Michelle Delk, director of landscape architecture for Oslo/New York-based Snøhetta, Delk has led several projects: downtown plazas, conceptual plans for hundreds of acres of parks, streetscape revitalizations, and campus plazas and green-spaces. Currently, she is leading the design of the New Calgary Public Library Plaza and Gardens and the Temple Library Landscape.”

Trees and Gravestones Tell 150-year-old Tale at Olathe Memorial Cemetery
Kansas City Star
“Everything from landscape architecture to the significance of the people buried there will be taken into consideration.”

Confluence Honored for Greenway Design
Sioux Falls Business Journal
“Confluence, a landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, has been honored with an award from the Great Plains chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the design of the Sioux Falls downtown river greenway.”

Design of Veteran's Garden Underway
San Diego Union-Tribune
“A local group of professional landscape architects is helping design the Veterans Honor Garden at the Veterans Resource Center run by the nonprofit Veterans Association of North County in Oceanside. The American Society of Landscape Architects San Diego Chapter responded to the nonprofit association's call for help.”

Lief McKay Named Principal at RRM Design Group in SLO
San Luis Obispo Tribune
“A longtime San Luis Obispo resident, Lief has been with the firm for 17 years as a member of its landscape architecture team, according to a news release from RRM Design.”

Obama to Award Humanities Arts Medals to McMurtry, Fly
Miami Herald
“[Everett L.] Fly, landscape architect on the restoration and extension of the Texas Capitol, is the mastermind behind the 'Black Settlements in America' project that identifies, restores and preserves historic black settlements.”

Colorado Architecture Firm Establishes Houston Office
Houston Business Journal
“Design Workshop, borne out of North Carolina State University in the 1960s, is an Aspen and Denver-based landscape architecture firm that is expanding rapidly.”

Sustainable Water: Raising the Level of Water Literacy
Huffington Post
“A native of Boston, with degrees from MIT, Cornell, and UC Berkeley, where she received her Ph.D. in landscape architecture and environmental planning, [Allison] Lassiter has lived in Melbourne, Australia since about the first of August 2015. ‘I'm here to learn about Australia's problems with water,’ she says on the phone.”

Silver Line Parking Structure Design Phase Complete, Includes Parking for 5,000
San Francisco Chronicle
“With an average of 15,000 people using the Silver Line daily for their commute, abundant parking was required. Local engineering firm, Timmons Group, provided full civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, planning, and permitting services on this Loudoun County priority project.”

The 2015 Architect 50: Methodology
Architect Magazine
“The ARCHITECT 50 ranking is based on scores in three separate categories, with data weighted as follows: Design…5% Design awards, including awards issued by Architect, the AIA, ASLA, and other prominent institutions.” 

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