Product News by Forms + Surfaces, DuMor, Victor Stanley, and LAND8

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Why You Should Absolutely Vacation in Tuscany
Huffington Post
“The minute you step out of your suite, created in this villa built in 1525 at the behest of Santi Ladini, a famous aristocratic publisher from Florence, you’ll get a view of the river that magnifies the colors of the woods, the blue lilies of the Nile, the cream peonies and the collection of irises. The latter was created as a ‘new garden’ by landscape architect Maria Chiara Pozzana.”

Labyrinths Offer Homeowners a Pathway to Peace
The Wall Street Journal
“Edmund Hollander, the landscape architect who created the labyrinth, said that the price of replicating it would probably be around $500,000.”

A Dispatch from the Last Wild Days of Hunter's Point South
Curbed NY
“‘I've done it myself, gone hiking over in that site, walking up and down through the trees. And it's one of those reactions like “Oh my god, a little piece of rugged nature. Can't we just keep this?”’ said Thomas Balsley, the landscape architect whose firm, in association with Weiss/Manfredi and ARUP, designed the park that will soon be built along the southern edge of Hunter's Point.”

View from the Top: Healthcare Green Roofs
Healthcare Design
“For example, lack of use can often be attributed to poor wayfinding or garden visibility, poor maintenance, a lack of seating arrangements, poor plant selection, too much pavement, not enough planting, and/or failing to provide users with a sense of control or engagement, says Matt Malone, landscape architect at Perkins+Will (San Francisco).”

A Sensible Makeover for the Ford Foundation
The New York Times
“The garden terraces, designed by Dan Kiley, will be kept. But the plantings — including fern pines, Norfolk Island pines, weeping figs, bougainvillea and camellia — will be given away. New plantings will be designed by the landscape architect Raymond Jungles.”

This French Château Is the World's Most Expensive Home
Town and Country Magazine
“Outside, in the 57-acre park in which the château is situated, there's ‘a gleaming gold-leafed fountain’ along with ‘an array of flowers, marble statues, bridle paths, and a hedged labyrinth,’ all of which ‘evoke the genius of Le Nôtre,’ the French landscape architect famous for designing the park at Versailles.”

Cool Spaces: Mid-century Modern House in Pepper Pike Grabbed the Same Buyer Twice
Plain Dealer
“David Toguchi, one of the architect's sons, has vague, wood-filled memories of the house from his childhood. Earlier this year, he and his mother, Betty, and his brother, Joe, visited the Welles residence. ‘After all these years, it was just nice to see some of his earlier work,’ said David Toguchi, who took a winding path to a career as a landscape architect.”

Planned Bike Trail Meets Little Resistance from Residents
Palm Beach Post
“Jonathan Haigh, a landscape architect with Kimley-Horn, answers questions and concerns from residents at Monday’s open house on the planned bike/pedestrian trail along 5th Avenue South. The meeting was hosted by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.”

Historic 1887 Mansion Being Razed in Weston
Boston Globe
“The home was built on top of a hill on grounds laid out by the firm of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, known for Boston’s Emerald Necklace and New York City’s Central Park.”

Urban Placemaking Celebrated at RBA Award Events in Cleveland and Greenville
“Mayor Knox White, recently awarded honorary membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), acknowledged the vision, public-private partnerships, and collaboration within the community that made it possible.”

A Park to Sop up Pollutants Before They Flow into the Gowanus Canal
The New York Times
“‘I didn’t want to go into a community and tell them that I’m putting a wetland in their backyard,’ said Susannah C. Drake, a landscape architect and founding principal of DLANDstudio, which designed Sponge Park. ‘That wouldn’t fly. But everyone understands what a sponge does, even if they don’t understand green infrastructure or phytoremediation.’”

Q&A: Populous Senior Principal Scott Radecic Talks Penn State’s Facilities Master Plan
Centre Daily Times
“And we have landscape architects and urban planners that look at a lot of the planning aspects of this project, and coordinate with the people at the Office of Physical Plant, and the campus architects, and the landscape architect to make sure that we’re taking the campus design principles that extend across all of campus and then implement those so that the framework that we come up with for the Athletics Master Plan is consistent with the look and feel and how they want campus to develop.”

This Could Be the District’s First WELL-certified Space
Washington Business Journal
“Whether the Columbia Center space is actually the first in the District to receive certification in the WELL Building Standard will depend on the timing — at least one other group, the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in D.C., is also applying.”

Bok Tower Is a High Point of Florida Sights
Florida Today
“[Edward Bok] hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to transform a sand hill into a lush and thriving garden sanctuary.

Top 10 Books – 2016
Note: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World by Jared Green is included on Planetizen’s top ten books for 2016.
“Jared Green has used the access available in his position as the editor of The Dirt for the American Society of Landscape Architects to create a book admirable for the volume of its ideas and the accessibility of its language.”

Clinton Landscape Architect Chris Hoffman Advances the Industry both Statewide and Nationally
Mississippi Business Journal
“[Chris Hoffman] has been a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects since 1991. He has held several posts on the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and was recently elected president-elect for 2015-2016.”

How Architect Richard Haag Turned a Gas Plant into the Beautiful Gas Works Park
Seattle Times
“This week’s ‘then’ photo appears on page 151 of author Thaisa Way’s new University of Washington Press book, The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design. Seattle’s Gas Works Park is Haag’s best-known victory for innovative urban design.”

Does Your Landscape Work?
Huffington Post
“So how can landscape architects check in with their projects to see if they are actually working? The answer may be to use commissioning, a process in which performance standards are established and then measured and verified over time.”

A Seawall that Proves Strong Infrastructure Can Be Pretty, Too
“Metamorphous won a design award this September from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Former Falls Resident Named ASLAC Fellow
International Falls Journal
“Former International Falls resident David Driapsa has been named to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows.”

Making and Taking: 2015's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture
Huffington Post
“In North American cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto and elsewhere, landscape architects contributed to the 'urban renaissance' through excellent design, thoughtful urban planning, and prescient environmental management.” 

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