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Smokey Hollow Commemoration Celebrates Lost Neighborhood
Tallahassee Democrat
“In 2014, at the invitation of Blueprint 2000, noted Naples landscape architect David Driapsa conducted a Historic American Landscape Survey. The HALS program was begun in 2001 by the National Park Service to document the historic sites, ranging from gardens to cemeteries to parks to neighborhoods.

The Green Movement
The Cooperator
“‘One of the simplest ways to understand how efficient your community is would be to ask how your community handles its water,’ says Nicholas Ginther, a landscape architect with DW Smith Associates in Wall Township, New Jersey.”

Frank Gehry Draws Ire for Joining Los Angeles River Restoration Project
The New York Times
“Mia Lehrer, a Los Angeles landscape architect who helped prepare a master plan for the river in 2007…said Mr. Gehry was welcome to join the fray. ‘He’s a creative dude,’ Ms. Lehrer said. ‘So the answer is, ‘Why not?’ ”

For Its Newest Park, Governors Island Will Take Visitors to the Hills
The New York Times
“Adriaan Geuze, the landscape architect who is designing the parkland on Governors Island, had two incentives for raising the elevation of the 40 acres on his drawing board. The first was resiliency. His firm, West 8, knows a thing or two about flooding, given its headquarters in the Netherlands. But the second reason to raise the landscape — and the more important reason from a visitor’s perspective — was the view.”

Ladue Approves Contract for Stepping Stone Project at Rodes Park
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[Harriet] Bakewell was a landscape architect who was long involved with the Missouri Botanical Garden and other area civic projects and was married to Boyle Rodes Sr., the first mayor of Ladue and the person for whom the park was named.”

Executive Session: Lisa King, Summit Metro Parks
Crain’s Cleveland Business
“On Sept. 8, Lisa King became executive director of Summit Metro Parks. A graduate of Ohio State University, King is a state-registered landscape architect and was the park district’s chief of planning and development prior to her promotion.”

Metcalfe Awarded for Arch Grounds Role
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Officials lauded attorney Walter Metcalfe Jr. on Monday for dogged work leading the renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds, then presented him with a key to the city and St. Louis’s fourth honorary membership into the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World
Urban Land
“[Jared] Green, a blogger for the American Society of Landscape Architects, asked more than 80 leaders and planners the following question: What gives you hope that a sustainable future is possible?”

State DOT Wants to Get Drivers Off the Highways
Next City
“‘A lot of cities are seeing landscaping as an economic development tool,’ landscape architect Todd Carroll, MnDOT’s statewide landscape partnership program coordinator, told the Duluth News Tribune. ‘They make it look like a small town, removing the concrete jungle, and make it scenic with trees.’”

DOTS, UMD Students Turn a Parking Space into a Sculpture Garden
The Diamondback
“The American Society of Landscape Architects student chapter at the University of Maryland took over a parking space in front of Cole Field House for five hours on Friday and turned it into a sculpture garden for PARK(ing) Day.”

Architect Robert Mills Is 'Guru of Adaptive Reuse'
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“The firm operates in a former commodities exchange for wheat, corn and oats in Shockoe Slip. It employs 45 people and specializes in commercial and urban development and revitalization. It offers a full range of design services, including interior design and landscape architecture.”

Tallahassee Democrat
“Wood+Partners Inc. welcomes back Brad Tackett, ASLA, RLA, as senior project manager. Tackett brings over 15 years of experience and is a registered landscape architect in Mississippi.”

City Hires Local Landscape Architect to Oversee Riverfront Park Revamp
“Berry Ellison, a local landscape architect, has been hired by the city as the program manager for the Riverfront Park redevelopment project funded by the $64 million park bond approved by voters in 2014.”

Sunday Conversation with Shane Coen, Landscape Architect
Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)
Landscape architecture has been enjoying an elevated status in recent years as both the private and public sector recognize how good design can spur economic vitality.”

Parklets Sprout Up Around Downtown Providence Friday
Providence Journal
“The event locally is organized by Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island Chapter, the Providence Downtown Improvement District, the Hope Street Merchants Association and city government.”

Pop-up Park Provides Oasis in Downtown Framingham
MetroWest Daily News (Boston)
“Local landscape architect Michael Radner and Framingham Downtown Renaissance joined the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in turning a stretch of asphalt into a little oasis.”

Bond Commission Frees up Money to Start Baton Rouge Lakes Renovation
New Orleans Advocate
“Kinder Baumgardner, landscape architect with SWA Group, speaks in November 2014 to concerned citizens about the future of Baton Rouge lakes.”

David F. Darrell, Harford County Landscape Architect, Dies
Baltimore Sun
“David F. Darrell, a semi-retired Harford County landscape architect, died Sept. 9 of brain cancer at Hart Heritage, an assisted living facility in Street. He was 69.”

The Duke, the Landscape Architect and the World's Most Ambitious Attempt to Bring the Cosmos to Earth
Atlas Obscura
“Last fall, a hand-picked group of the world's top theoretical physicists received an invitation to a conference about the multiverse, a subject to which many of them had devoted the majority of their careers. Invitations like these were nothing unusual in their line of work. What was unusual was this conference was not being hosted by a university or research institute, but rather by a Scottish Duke. And its organizer was not a physicist, but a landscape architect by the name of Charles Jencks.”

Lucas Museum Design: At Least Jabba Is on a Diet
Chicago Tribune
“The site plan, by SCAPE landscape architects of New York and Chicago's Studio Gang Architects, effectively picks up on Ma's notion that his building is itself a form of landscape.”

Six Hopefuls Vie to Design Approach to St. Petersburg's Pier
Tampa Bay Times
“‘It is this head start that will allow us, like no other team, to fulfill the city's goal of designing, permitting and constructing the Pier Park and Pier Approach for one ribbon-cutting,’ says the response to the city's request for proposals from ASD, Rogers Partners and Ken Smith Landscape Architect.”

4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long
“‘Weed seeds don’t germinate in the fall, so you get a grace period now to get a new lawn started without competition,’ says Wilmette, Ill., landscape architect Steve Kooyenga.”

New City Playgrounds Explore Undirected Play
“As landscape architects, our work and our perspective on playgrounds tend to be heavily tinged with the practical.”

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