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Media Mentions of ASLA and the Profession

Preserving Rahway River Park
“Thomas Biro, LLA, ASLA, is president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

McKim & Creed Adds Three to Wilmington Staff
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
“[Tara Schwenzfeier Murphy] is a graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a degree in landscape architecture, according to the release, which added that Murphy is a licensed landscape architect, and is a member of the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Suffolk Party House: The Cartshed, Wilderness Reserve, Sibton
The Telegraph (UK)
“The flurry of land and building restoration and development at Wilderness Reserve is the pet project of Foxtons founder Jon Hunt – a man who knows his way around a property. Intriguingly, his approach – with the help of the British landscape architect Kim Wilkie – isn’t the ‘re-wilding’ conservation seen elsewhere; it’s more the creation of a vast pleasure park with space for rowing and fishing, nature walks, biking and private picnics.”

Pier Approach Project Narrows Field of Architects to Five
Tampa Bay Times
“The team, ASD, Rogers Partners and Ken Smith Landscape Architect, touts the selection of its Pier Park design as an advantage to being able to fulfill the city's goal of completing both projects in time for ‘one ribbon-cutting.’”

Chicago Riverwalk Is More about Seeing than Being Seen
Next City
“As a landscape architect, [Gina Ford] says she sometimes wonders whether the public thinks of her as a glorified gardener, and she’s pleased with the growing national attention to public space and placemaking.”

Unveiled> Portland Japanese Garden
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The firm is working with Portland-based THA Architecture and landscape architecture group Walker Macy, as well as PJG garden curator Sadafumi Uchiyama, to create a design that reorients visitors and responds to the Pacific Northwest climate.”

Deep Roots Landscape Contractors
Florida Today
“Throughout high school and college I worked for a plant nursery as well as for my mother, Susan Hall, a well-known landscape architect.”

New Detroit Field Guide Released to Help Residents with Vacant Lots
Next City
“To make the guide accessible to everyday Detroiters — and not end up with a wonky manual intelligible only to landscape architects and urban planners — DFC brought in The Work Department, a Detroit-based design studio, to help engage the residents and stakeholders who ultimately will be the users.”

An Enchanted Cottage by the Sea
Lonny Magazine
“For more extensive renovations, however, the Brewsters called upon personal and local connections: Atlanta and Albany, New York–based architect Gregory Crozier (Dara’s stepfather); landscape architect Ed Bowen, of Little Compton’s Opus Nursery; and builder Joe Aiello of nearby Tiverton.”

Historic Ravinia Organizers See Tourism Potential in Storied Past
Chicago Tribune
“From 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors may drop by Full Circle Architects, Baigelman's firm at 737 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park, to view an exhibit of historic photographs and hear presentations about the Ravinia Village House, the artists of the Ravinia neighborhood and the connection between landscape architect Jens Jensen and the Ravinia area.”

KeyBank’s Nelson Named to Seattle Board of the Fed
Seattle Times
Landscape architect Curtis LaPierre joined Environmental Science Associates in Seattle.”

Cancer Patients Thank Governor for Signing Aid-in-Dying Bill
Los Angeles Times
“‘Why would I want to suffer?’ the retired landscape architect [Wolf Breiman] said Monday from his home in Ventura.”

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions about Watering Your Lawn and Garden During a Drought
Los Angeles Times
“‘There's a micron-ecosystem happening in our soil,’ says landscape architect and USC professor Esther Argolis. ‘If you don't water, you are exterminating all life in those soils. There's a lack of oxygenation, lack of insects and soil ecology. What are we sacrificing?’”

Gilbert Going for Third Win Sunday at Lombardy
Cycling News
“USA Cycling announced today that it has hired a New England landscape architect to develop a technical guide to, among other things, help cyclo-cross promoters deal with mitigating damage to public parks that also serve as venues.”

Gardens Around New Gaillard Meld Beauty and Function into New Civic Park
The Post and Courier
“Cindy Cline, landscape architect with Wertimer and Associates in Charleston, which curated the plants for the project, said the park offers a harmonious combination of flowers and trees and functional play-space.”

North Creek Nurseries' Claudia West Co-authors Book
Greenhouse Management & Production
“[Thomas] Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher and writer living in Arlington, Virginia.”

ISU Student Landscape Architecture Project at Women's Prison Gets National Award
Iowa Public Radio
“The American Society of Landscape Architecture has given the ISU project a Community Service Award of Excellence for creating outdoor classrooms using native Iowa limestone and prairie plants, and a decompression deck for staff at the women’s prison in Mitchellville.”

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU Break Ground on $515M Health Education Campus Including Dental Clinic in Hough
Plain Dealer
“[Toby] Cosgrove said the health education building is intended to frame the west side of the 'Allee' a tree-lined median and reflecting pool running north-south along East 93rd Street between Chester and Euclid Avenues, designed by landscape architect Peter Walker to establish the Clinic's main entrance at Euclid Avenue.”

ASLA Announces 2015 Awards for Professional and Student Projects
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced Tuesday via a press statement that 23 students and 34 professionals would be receiving 2015 ASLA Awards. Submissions were reviewed and distinctions awarded by a jury of 9 each for students and for professionals.”

Piedmont: Kent Hired as City's New Parks and Project Manager
Contra Costa Times
Landscape architect Nancy Kent has returned to her roots as a public servant after spending three decades in the private sector.”

The Southern Romance of the Nation's Oldest Public Garden
“The Romantic-style garden had been popularized in Europe during the 18th century, thanks to the efforts of famed landscape architects William Kent and Lancelot “Capability” Brown.”

Stamford Park Gets National Design Award
Stamford Advocate
“Olin received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for its work on Mill River Park and Greenway in Stamford, one of 34 projects to win ASLA accolades among more than 450 entries nationally.”

A Finnish Landscape Architect Tries to Connect the Broken Pieces of Boston's Emerald Necklace
PRI’s "The World"
“[Maria] Jaakkola is a landscape architect from Helsinki, Finland. She was here in Boston on a yearlong fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.”

Why You Need to Check Out Broad Plaza, an Inviting Outdoor Space in the New Museum's Shadow
Los Angeles Times
“New York architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and landscape architect Walter Hood of Oakland-based Hood Design Studio say the driving force behind the 24,000-square-foot plaza adjacent to the newly opened Broad museum was simply to create an environment that would bring people in from the street.” 

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