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Quotes from All Over

Lathrop Homes Plan Seeks to Preserve History, Riverfront and Public Housing
Chicago Tribune
“Lathrop Homes, whose grounds were designed by noted landscape architect Jens Jensen, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, making restoration a priority for preservationists, and a challenge for developers.”

How to Save London’s Royal Parks and Other Urban Green Spaces
Financial Times
“In 1980 Central Park neighbor Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, landscape architect Doug Blonsky and others created the Central Park Conservancy (CPC) to clean up the park, add some security and release it from dependency on city taxes and remote bureaucracy.

Inside Miami’s Newest Luxury Penthouse
New York Post
“Terra is developing the project, whose twisty design stands out with floor plates that rotate 3 feet at each elevation from the third to 17th floors. Other helping hands include landscape architect Raymond Jungles and Philip Freedman of Cervera Real Estate, who’s handling sales and marketing.”

Frédéric Fekkai’s Gorgeous Vacation Home in the South of France
Architectural Digest
“[Jean Paul] Bernard also designed the terraces, and landscape architect Marco Battaggia, a friend of the couple’s, helped devise the gardens, which are quintessentially Provençal in their simple rustic beauty.”

Henry Looks to Engineering Firm in Developing Illinois River Port Project
Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois)
“The benefits also could extend beyond Henry, said Alderman Jeff Bergfeld. He made the motion to hire Farnsworth but voted present because he’s a landscape architect who sometimes works with that firm.”

Could Freight Hubs Become Eco-Villages?
City Lab
Landscape architect and Illinois Institute of Technology professor Conor O’Shea sees a similar misconception in urbanism. There’s no such thing as ‘outside the city,’ he believes.”

Documentary on Carl Schenck Premieres on UNC-TV
Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina)
“When millionaire George Vanderbilt decided to build his dream house in Asheville, he hired famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design the grounds and gardens of the sprawling estate, which eventually would encompass more than 100,000 acres in all.”

Renowned Japanese Landscape Architect Uesugi Dies at 75
Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles)
“Rev. Dr. Takeo Uesugi, an internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect, professor emeritus at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Tenrikyo Church minister, passed away peacefully on Jan. 26 after a courageous bout with cancer. He was 75.”

Chicago Architect Has Battles Ahead on World War I Memorial
Chicago Tribune
“The National Park Service said earlier this month that the 1981 park, which has signature features including a sunken pool basin, a waterfall and tiered seating, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Its designer was the noted landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg.”

Onni Group Looking at District Energy System as Part of Huge SLU Complex
Daily Journal of Commerce
“The project architect is Chris Dikeakos Architects of Burnaby, B.C. ETA Landscape Architecture is the landscape architect and Glotman Simpson is the structural engineer.”

Big in the Bronx
The Architect’s Newspaper
“New York–based Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects led the site design.”

Why the Bjarke Ingels Group Is a Good Fit for D.C.
Washington City Paper
“But the architects at the Smithsonian are no fools. ‘There are a lot of very experienced people working on the Smithsonian side—architects, landscape architects, historic preservationists—and then a lot of experienced architects on the consultant side,’ [Michelle] Spofford explained to me. ‘It’s not just BIG coming in and saying, “We want to redesign your south campus,” then coming up with the proposal and doing it. It’s a very long process.’”

What the New Composting Council Chief Has in Mind
Waste 360
“The USCC has partnerships with the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Hort and International Erosion Control Association.”

Sacramento Region to Get a Break on Water Conservation Targets
Sacramento Bee
“In this installment of The Sacramento Bee's Water-Wise Homeowners video series, landscape architect Donna Dowson teaches drought-conscious homeowners when and how to adjust landscape drip irrigation systems.”

National Aquarium Plan to Create $14M Waterfront Park Excites City Architecture Panel
Baltimore Business Journal
“The design team, led by landscape architect Jonathan Ceci of Ayers Saint Gross Architects, pledged to return in the coming months with updates.”

Architect Alexander Gorlin Tours Roberto Burle Marx’s Lush Gardens in Rio
Architectural Digest
“On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, camouflaged almost entirely by the region’s vibrant greenery, we come upon the Sitio Roberto Burle Marx—the former home and studio of the great Brazilian landscape architect (1909–1994).”

Winnipeg Landscape Architect Dies, Leaving Legacy at The Forks, Upper Fort Garry
CBC News
“Winnipeg landscape architect Garry Hilderman died last week but his work on what many consider the most beautiful spots in the city will live on.”

Landscape Design Competition Planned for Moorside Nuclear Development
Horticulture Week
Landscape architects and designers from across the globe are being asked to come up with ideas for Europe's largest new nuclear power station, at NuGen's Moorside site in West Cumbria.”

Discovery Center Exhibit Explores How People Make Things
The Mercury (Manhattan, Kansas)
“Lead designer Scott Bingham and the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will teach about the Discovery Center’s green roof. Free and open to the public.”

Modern Landscaping and Outdoor Living
Desert Sun
“When I heard that Arizona landscape architect Steve Martino is speaking at Modernism Week, I got all excited.”

Planning a 308-Acre Park for Raleigh
Huffington Post
“‘It's about programming, connections and funding,’ says Durham landscape architect Walt Havenner of Surface 678, designers of the exquisite Rodin sculpture garden at the North Carolina Museum of Art. ‘It helps the city narrow down what it wants to do; then designers come up with approaches.’”

Issues of the Environment: The 'Nature Pill' and Its Benefits to Mental Well-Being
“The research, conducted by MaryCarol Hunter and Dr. Marc Berman of the University of Chicago, was recently presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting.”

Office Park'd
The Architect’s Newspaper
“SOM is working with Culver City–based LRM Landscape Architecture on the design.”

‘Art Is a Very Important Element within Architecture’
“In this vein, [Marc] Corbiau has worked closely with a number of celebrated designers, including Claire Bataille, Jean De Meulder, Axel Vervoordt, Christian Liaigre, Raoul Cavadias and Jean-Jacques Hervy, as well as landscape architects such as Jacques Wirtz, Claude Rebold, André Van Wassenhove and Jean Delogne.”

Landscape Architect Sara Zewde’s Urban Monument Design Has Brazil Buzzing
“In the spring of 2011 Sara Zewde was on her way to Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) to study landscape architecture when she found herself in the middle of a movement to preserve a historic Afro-Brazilian heritage site in the Pequena África (Little Africa) neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.”

Idaho Commercial Landscape Designs Win Awards
Idaho Statesman
“The Idaho Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has honored local and regional landscape architectural firms in its latest top-projects competition.”

From Sanssouci to Peacock Island: Germany's Greatest Landscape Artist
Deutsche Welle
“For nearly half a century, Peter Joseph Lenné was in the service of the Prussian king. His role as official landscape architect gave him legendary status in the kingdom of his time, as he created hundreds of stunning gardens between Berlin and Potsdam - and beyond.”

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