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Helicopter Company Can Build Near Airport with Zoning Change
Billings Gazette
“During the hearing, [Al] Blain said the company is working with a landscape architect to have screening for the property and will do its best to minimize noise.”

Siewers Chosen to Seek Funding for Inter-county Trail Project
Bowling Green Daily News
“Russell Clark, a landscape architect with the National Park Service who in August was contracted to work with Cave Country Trails for a year, said the project will proceed based on input gathered from four community meetings, one in each of the counties affected.”

State and Reading Agree Sorting Out How Much Land Angelica Park Comprises Will Take Time
Reading Eagle
“They recount how landscape architect Jennings, hired by the city and county to design an upgraded Angelica Park, had preliminarily proposed a 120-acre park in October 1965.”

An Oregon House Rises from the Ashes
The Wall Street Journal
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“Mrs. [Robin] Craig, a landscape architect, focused on the yard.”

Rethinking Urban Landscapes to Adapt to Rising Sea Levels
Yale Environment 360
Landscape architect Kristina Hill focuses on helping cities adapt to climate change, particularly sea level rise. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she discusses the challenges, solutions, and costs of saving cities from encroaching oceans.”

Biltmore Park Near Full Occupancy, More Building to Come
Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina)
“Utilizing the skills of Biltmore landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Richard Morris Hunt, Vanderbilt created Biltmore Village, anchored by a train station on one end and All Souls Episcopal Church on the other.”

Open House Showcases Master Plan for Big Bull Creek Park
Kansas City Star
“‘It’s not every day a landscape architect gets to work with such a gorgeous site,’ [Dolores Silkworth] said. ‘This area has everything from wide open fields to quiet glens in the forest. You don’t have to drive to Flint Hills or Colorado to escape city life because it’s right here, 30 minutes away for most people in the county.’”

Denby Fawcett: Illegal Diamond Head Gates Mysteriously Disappear
Honolulu Civil Beat
“No one is claiming responsibility for removing the gates — or building them in the first place. Landscape architect Richard Quinn says he saw them being installed late last year while was he working on landscaping renovations at Makalei Beach Park.”

Chisholm Trail Marker Returning to McLennan County Courthouse for 150th Anniversary
Waco Tribune
“Betsy Pittman, TxDOT Waco District landscape architect, said the agency is working to replace markers originally placed in the mid-1930s that have been lost or stolen.”

Commission Votes 5-0 in Favor of Downtown Ann Arbor Bath House
Ann Arbor News (
“Shannan Gibb-Randall recused herself from the vote as she's the project's landscape architect.”

CFAS Focuses on Landscape Architecture
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Landscape architect Ron Sill will lecture on the restoration of downtown Tampa’s NCNB Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Architecture Sarasota’s McCulloch Pavilion, 265 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota.”

The National Park That Got Away
Rutland Herald (Vermont)
“In early 1934, the 52-year-old landscape architect was dispatched by the National Park Service to design the emerging Green Mountain National Park and Parkway.”

Landscape Architect Has Local Roots
The Southern
“Baysinger Architects is announcing that Michael McGuire has been hired as a landscape architect.”

New Penn Dean Explains Why Gun Law Drove Him from Texas
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Like many landscape architects of his generation, he was drawn to Penn after reading Design With Nature, an early book about environmental sustainability by the legendary Penn professor Ian McHarg.”

Improving Our Landscapes
San Antonio Express-News
“One desirable option is to enlist the help of a professional landscape designer or landscape architect.”

Two Downtown L.A. Parks and the Tricky Task of Designing Them to Best Serve the City
Los Angeles Times
“Like the Pershing Square competition, this one has been narrowed to four finalists who include prominent names in architecture and landscape architecture.”

Landscape Architects Profiled for African American History Month
Total Landscape Care
“To mark African American History Month, the American Society of Landscape Architects is spotlighting several of its members who, in the words of ASLA’s news release, ‘are designing outdoor spaces and related green infrastructure – including parks, plazas, campuses, playgrounds, streetscapes and residential properties – that make our communities great places to live.’”

Arizona Bill Would Kill Licensing Requirements for a Host of Professionals, from Yoga Instructors to Geologists
Arizona Republic
“Todd Briggs is at the height of his career as a landscape architect.”

Backyard Wish Lists: Graywater, Fire Pits and Smaller Lawns
“The American Society of Landscape Architects in D.C. surveys its members every year to see what’s trending in landscape design, and this year’s survey shows homeowners are taking a bigger interest in sustainable design.”

Nonprofit Landscape Architecture Group to Debut
Model D
“With the help of a 2015 Kresge Innovation Projects: Detroit grant, non-profit landscape architect group GrowTown and the Arab American and Chaldean Council will finish the construction and subsequent planting of a market garden and the establishment of nutrition programming this spring.”

New Roanoke City Landscape Architect First Beautified VA Tech
Roanoke Star
“Since then, for nearly 31 years, [Matt] Gart has served as the campus landscape architect and has had a key role in nearly every outdoor landscaping project at Virginia Tech.”
Meet the Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism to the Masses
“[William] Krisel is also a landscape architect, so he had control over all design aspects.”

Mid-century Landscapes Reflect Modern Lifestyles, Much Like Era's Architecture
Desert Sun
“‘The central swimming pools were something unique and something different,’ said JC Miller, a landscape architect and professor at University of California, Berkeley.”

Takeo Uesugi Dies at 75; Landscape Architect Restored Huntington Library's Japanese Garden
Los Angeles Times
“Takeo Uesugi, a landscape architect who melded the principles of traditional Japanese gardens to the modernism of postwar California, where he carried on his ancestral legacy as a 14th-generation Japanese gardener, died Jan. 26 at his West Covina home after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.”

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