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In the Press

Sunnylands Revered for Water Conservation Efforts
Desert Sun
“The Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage is one of 10 new case studies included by the American Society of Landscape Architects in its newly expanded online exhibition, ‘Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes.’”

Lafayette Greens in Downtown Detroit Earns Spot in Landscapes Exhibition
Crain’s Detroit Business (via Associated Press)
“The American Society of Landscape Architects said the spaces use natural systems to provide ecosystem services and create new economic opportunities.”

D.C. News in Brief
The Washington Post
“Other partnership members include the U.S. Forest Service, American University, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the nonprofit groups Casey Trees and Washington Parks and People, global consulting firm AECOM, and the D.C. Baptist Convention.”

Pinpointing the Most Powerful Design Elements in City Parks
Next City
“But both researchers, who presented their work to the American Society of Landscape Architects, say that architects were excited to learn about their findings.”

Did Native Americans Bend These Trees to Mark Trails?
Atlas Obscura
“And once [Dennis] Downes started trying to follow in Janssen’s footprints, he kept finding clues to follow–a plaque marking the spot where one tree had stood on the shores of Lake Michigan; a picture from an event sponsored by the wife of Harold Ickes, the Depression-era Secretary of the Interior; slides from the collection of a landscape architect, Richard Gloede, who designed Chicago’s Indian Boundary Park and was also a connoisseur of strangely shaped trees.”

There's There There
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Heller Manus Architects and landscape architects Hood Studio will lead the design teams.”

How a Defensive Moat Became a Top Tourist Attraction
“The local provincial government wanted a more educational and publicly accessible space, and it fell to Hangelbroek and Adriaan Geuze of landscape architecture firm West 8 to balance the two ambitions.”

Terra Group Boosts Loan to $91M for Eighty Seven Park
The Real Deal South Florida
“Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure and WEST 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, the latter of which designed the Miami Beach Soundscape Park, are also working on the project design.”

Limelight Events for Jan. 6
Virginia Gazette
Landscape architect, teacher and author Thomas Rainer will speak about an ecologically expressive design aesthetic.”

Thinking Big by Designing Small
Next City
“Ten years later, three of the original six members — [Chelina] Odbert, an urban planner, landscape architect Jennifer Toy (who left and recently returned), and Nairobi landscape architect Arthur Adeya — are still with KDI.”

A Washington, D.C., Mansion Sells for Record $18 Million
Architectural Digest
“The manicured one-acre parcel boasts English-style gardens by celebrated landscape architect James Urban, as well as a grand terrace with a curvilinear staircase leading to the swimming pool and loggia.”

Cascade Heights Is Eyeing a Transformative Future
Curbed Atlanta
“Cascade Heights traces its history back to the 1920s and prominent Atlanta landscape architect William L. Monroe, Sr.”

A Young American Architect Helps Brazil Memorialize the Slave Trade
Global Voices
“[Sarah] Zewde is a landscape architect and designer, a 29 year old American, who was born into a family of immigrants from Ethiopia.”

The American Yard, Reinvented
Fairfield Daily Republic
“‘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.”

Peter Latz: Rehabilitating Postindustrial Landscapes
The New York Times
“The landscape architect Peter Latz grew up amid the ruins of postwar Germany in Saarland, a coal- and steel-producing region whose bombed-out factories and mines would inspire his work.”

Ailsa Francis: Wild Landscape Design for the New Century
Ottowa Citizen
“The authors of the recently published and widely acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World, wunderkind landscape architect Thomas Rainer and landscape designer Claudia West, talk about creating natural plant communities in an integrative way that doesn’t end up just looking messy.”

Building a More Resilient Landscape with Polyculture
Dallas Morning News
“David Hopman, an associate landscape architecture professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, says it’s called polyculture. Along with other landscape architects, landscapers and horticulturists, he is working to research and design new ways of landscaping that are practical and sustainable.”

Wednesday’s Show: Jonathan Farber – Landscape Architect
Watershed Post
“From the Forest will be interviewing Jonathan Farber from R/F LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. Jonathan’s landscape architecture practice focuses primarily on design and land management for private clients across the northeast.”

3 Architects Win President’s Designer of the Year Award in Singapore
Arch Daily
“The President's Design Award, which honors Singapore designs and designers, has named its three Designers of the Year for 2015. Dr. Colin K. Okashimo (sculptor and landscape architect), Mr. Franklin Po (principal of landscape architecture practice Tierra Design) and Mr. Siew Man Kok (co-founder of MKPL Architects) were selected from 111 nominations by a 14-member panel, which included British architect Richard Rogers.” 

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