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12/8/2015

Media Matters

Why Mulch and Manicured Lawns Should Become a Thing of the Past
The Washington Post
12/2/15
“‘It’s going to be the future of landscape design,’ said W. Gary Smith, a Toronto- and New York-based landscape architect and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ education advisory committee. ‘What these guys are doing is showing how to plant landscapes from the soil up. It’s not just about plant combinations, textures, colors; it’s about looking at plant communities in the wild as an inspiration for design. It’s a hybrid of horticulture and ecology, and it’s been a long time coming.’”

Gardens: ‘Rescuing Eden,’ ‘The High Line’ and More
The New York Times
12/2/15
“The grounds were shaped in the 1930s by our American garden goddess, the landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman; the house by the Platt brothers.”

Great Landscape Architects Can Strengthen Connections Between People and Place
Next City
12/2/15
“Few developers work directly with landscape architects. But a great landscape architect prompts the developer to think on another level.”

West Cornwall Designer Michael Trapp Turns His Wanderlust into a Distinctive, Baroque Mix
Hartford Courant
12/1/15
“But this interior designer, landscape architect and antiques dealer grew up moving around with his military family and then in Ohio — not in a European chateau.”

Peek Inside One of New Orleans’ Most Iconic Homes
Huffington Post
12/1/15
Landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman, who spent over a decade designing the property's various gardens, is also responsible for the interior decoration.”

Born on the Bayou
The Architect’s Newspaper
12/1/15
“In 2012, 68 percent of voters approved the proposal’s $166 million in parks funding, coming one step closer to realizing urban planner and landscape architect Arthur Comey’s 1912 master plan bayou-park vision.”

Rooftop Gardens Battle Global Warming in the U.S.
Channel News Asia (Video)
11/29/15
“‘Stormwater run-off in urban and suburban environments is the number one source of water pollution,’ said Ms. Nancy Somerville from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Take a Hike for Health: Small Doses of the Outdoors Make a Big Difference
Seattle Times
11/29/15
“The research, conducted by MaryCarol Hunter, a professor at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Marc Berman of the University of Chicago, was recently presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting.”

Landscape Architect Tames McClure’s Overgrown Backyard
Tallahassee Democrat
11/29/15
“Homeowners Nancy and Rick McClure of Bobbin Brook Circle wanted to share a dramatic transition project that solved their backyard landscaping woes. With the help of landscape architect William Dickerson, they took an overgrown nightmare and turned it into a dream.”

People in Business for Nov. 29, 2015
The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
11/28/15
“Chad D. Danos, director of landscape architecture for Duplantis Design Group PC in Baton Rouge, has been elected president of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Driapsa Named as ASLA Fellow
Chillicothe Gazette
11/24/15
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has named Chillicothe native David Driapsa to its council of fellows.”

After a Week-long Visit, Chinese Landscape Architects Have Schemes
Lillie News (St. Paul, Minnesota)
11/22/15
“Two landscape architects from St. Paul's Chinese sister city, Changsha, China, paid a visit last week, using their expertise to come up with design concepts proposing a Chinese garden for the park.”

Business People on the Move
The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon)
11/20/15
“Robin Gyorgyfalvy , FASLA, was recently inducted as vice president of government affairs for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Gyorgyfalvy is a landscape architect for U.S. Forest Service in Bend.”

True Calling: Tupelo Grad Follows Landscape Architecture Dream
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
11/20/15
“During her junior year at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, [Emily] Stewart explored the landscape architecture program at MSU as well as one at Auburn University.”

City Unveils Framework Plan for Canal Basin Park Celebrating History and Geography
Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
11/19/15
“Environmental Design Group, which also designed the recently completed Solstice Steps overlooking Lake Erie at Lakewood Park, won an honorable mention for its Canal Basin plan in this year's design competition of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Sunnyside Gardens Street to Be Renamed for Pioneer Landscape Architect
DNA Info New York
11/19/15
“A street in Sunnyside Gardens will be renamed this weekend after the landscape architect whose designs shaped the leafy historic district.”

Landscape Architect Gets Nat'l Honor
Spokesman-Review
11/18/15
“Jon Mueller, senior landscape architect with the Landmark division of Architects West, talks about the Centennial Trail project in Coeur d’Alene on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. He was awarded the prestigious President’s Medal at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual meeting and expo in Chicago on Nov. 9.” 

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