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In the Press

Houston's Big Green Transformation
Huffington Post

“The car-centric, zoning-averse city (the fourth-largest in the nation) is undergoing a monumental transformation that is being led by landscape architecture—transformation at a scope and scale unseen in the U.S. in more than a century.”

Starting Today, Pier and Its Approach Come into Focus
Tampa Bay Times

“Late last year, New York-based W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, working with St. Petersburg's Wannemacher Jensen, edged out four other design teams that competed to get the job to provide design and construction administration services for the approach.”

Brookline's Olmsted Museum to Open Its Vaults
Brookline Wicked Local (Massachusetts)

“Frederick Law Olmsted was a prominent landscape architect originally from New York City. His most famous project is Central Park in New York City.”

Fashion Designer Elie Saab’s Mountain Retreat
Wall Street Journal

“‘I wanted to pay homage to the pristine mountains,’ says the home’s landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, noting that he took care to make sure the residences in the mountains below can’t be seen from the garden. ‘It’s a sculpted section and a manipulated landscape.’”

12 Entry-level Jobs with Surprisingly High Salaries
Wise Bread

“For those with a love of the outdoors, and a passion for creating beautiful scenery, landscape architect is a position well worth looking into.”

3-day Festival Celebrates Eccentric 1960s San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle

“In 1966, a time of radically creative, free-thinking expression in the Bay Area, post-modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin and her famous landscape architect husband, Lawrence (who designed Ghirardelli Square, the Stern Grove renovation and Sea Ranch), hosted the first of their cross-disciplinary workshops, designed to cultivate a new approach to environmental awareness based on the needs of the human body in a space with others — a core concept of both dance and architecture.”

Bison Are a Big Hit at Midewin
Chicago Tribune

“While it is too soon to tell the impact of this herd on the prairie, they appear to have a knack for attracting people to the 19,000-acre prairie located just north of Wilmington on Route 53. They are fascinating to watch, and it is unusual to see them in a natural environment, said Richard Short, Midewin's landscape architect.”

Palo Alto Backs Away from New Landscaping Ordinance
Palo Alto Online

“Those who choose not to limit their landscapes predominantly to native plants would have been allowed to submit detailed worksheet prepared by a landscape architect showing how much water the landscape would use."

Nike Drawings Offer Peek at World Headquarters Expansion
The Oregonian

“The project has been designed by three Northwest-based firms: ZGF Architects, SRG Partnership and Skylab Architecture. Place Studio, of Portland, is the landscape architect.”

Living Architecture Gets Cities Green and Growing
Australian Financial Review

Landscape architects and environmental engineers are playing a crucial role putting the green into urban jungles, writes Paul Best.”

Bellevue Wants Design for ‘Grand Connection' Path Through the City
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

“Andrew Kohr, a senior landscape architect in the Atlanta office of Stantec, said Bellevue's roads and superblocks are not pedestrian-scale.”

The Green Thumbs Behind UCF’s Blooming Campus
Florida Today

“Assistant director Chris Kennedy is a landscape architect; under his purview are the pathways, plantings and areas of tree-lined shade that crisscross campus.”

Club Seeks to Preserve Dayton’s Polo History
Dayton Daily News

“The original grounds were designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, known for designing New York’s Central Park and the 1893 Chicago World Fair.”

In Beverly Hills It's Easier to Raze Historic Buildings, Just Call It Progress

“In the late 1940s, landscape architect Harold English commissioned the renowned Hamilton Harris to build a home for him and his wife.”

Westleigh Farm Subdivision Moves Toward Final Approval
Chicago Tribune

“About 60 percent of the property will remain as open space, including some wetlands, said Nick Patera, a landscape architect hired by North Shore Builders.”

Kane County Rehab Center Proponents Downplay Risks
Chicago Daily Herald

“‘This is a compatible reuse of an unused, untaxed facility,’ said Chris Lannert, a Geneva-based landscape architect who reviewed the plan, told the Kane County Zoning Board of Appeals. ‘It's an underused asset and should be put on the tax rolls.’”

Planting New Ideas
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“‘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.’”

New Public Squares Reveal Placemaking Design Trends
Next City

“‘Turf has got a bad name for many good reasons,’ says Bradford McKee, editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine, ‘because it takes a lot of chemicals and it takes a lot of water … . But a little turf can go a long way. It’s just so nice to sit on the grass, period.’”

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture
Canadian Architect

“She was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Medal in 1995, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in 2006, the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, the International Federation of Landscape Architects' premier award, in 2011, and the ASLA Medal, the most prestigious award by the American Society of Landscape Architects, in 2012.”

Shelby Farms Playground Part of National Case Study
Daily News (Memphis, Tenn.)

“The American Society of Landscape Architects has put the spotlight on Shelby Farms’ Woodland Discovery Playground.”

Field Mighty Real
The Architect’s Newspaper

“The jury was composed of experts in interdisciplinary and interventional practice in architecture, landscape architecture, and art.”

ASLA Seeks Presentations for Annual Meeting and EXPO
Retrofit Magazine

“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the call for presentations for the 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO. The deadline for education session proposals is Jan. 28, 2016, and detailed information is available online here. The 2016 event will take place Oct. 21–24 in New Orleans at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.”

Industry News: Week of 1.4.16
HealthCare Design

“Mary Jukuri, RLA, ASLA, promoted to vice president, retains her existing title as senior campus planner and landscape architect in the SmithGroupJJR’s Ann Arbor, Mich. office.”

Downtown Urban Garden Gains National Appreciation
Curbed Detroit

“The American Society of Landscape Architects has chosen Lafayette Greens as one of 40 case studies to show, ‘the transformative effects of sustainable landscape design,’ in its Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes Initiative.”

To Preserve and Protect: Working with Arborists

“Here we examine how arborists partner with landscape architects to ensure healthy environments for the trees that line our urban bike paths and enhance our public spaces.”

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