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Who's Saying What

B.R.A. Eyes Big Image Makeover
Boston Herald
“‘It’s just an agency that has taken city powers and been given the ability to execute them without accountability. It’s undemocratic, and we shouldn’t have it,’ said [Shirley] Kressel, a landscape architect and urban designer.”

Event Center in Full Bloom: San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Highlights Drought-tolerance
The Daily Journal (San Mateo, California)
Landscape architect Benjamin Goulart, owner of the Menlo Park-based Waterfall Guy Goulart Designs, agreed conservation can be beautiful and suggests creative features such as dry creeks and waterfalls using recycled water.”

Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity to Merge with Lebanon Habitat
Lancaster Online
“‘The need (for affordable housing) is large’ said Rick Jackson, a landscape architect in Lititz who chairs the Coalition for Sustainable Housing. ‘Habitat is a great model for first-time home-buyer opportunities. The economies of scale and the larger, combined footprint (achieved through consolidation) seems to make perfect sense.’”

Tom Kacich: Rail-trail Will Be About History, Too
The News-Gazette (Champaign, Illinois)
“George Bellovics, a landscape architect with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources who has been involved with several rail trail projects in the state, said an educational function is central to the success of rail trails.”

Looking for Common Ground on Sidewalks Downtown
Colorado Springs Independent
“Local landscape architect and urban planner John Olson (who writes a column for the Independent's IndyBlog) sees the potential for a happy medium of uses for downtown's sidewalks.”

Teisui Gives ­Yakitori Top Billing in NoMad
The New York Times
“They’ve named the place [Olmsted, a restaurant] for the famous landscape architect who helped design nearby Prospect Park.”

PHOTOS: See Gorgeous Secret Gardens in 8 New York City Apartment Buildings
DNAinfo New York
“The planned courtyard at 443 Greenwich St., which will be nearly the size of a tennis court, will have 11 tulip trees that have a ‘rare [and narrow] columnar form’ that will work well giving the spatial constraints, said Hank White, the landscape architectural consultant for the project whose firm HMWhite Site Architecture collaborated closely with CetraRuddy, the architecture firm that transformed the landmarked former book bindery into high-end condos.”

Public Considers Options for New St. Petersburg Pier Approach
Tampa Bay Times
“‘Nothing is set in stone,’ said the founder and principal of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture of New York.”

10 Interesting Facts and Figures About Landscape Architect Capability Brown
“One of the world’s most prolific landscape architects, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown left his mark on Britain in the 18th Century.” 

Social Media Campaign Celebrates Landscape Architecture
Associations Now
“The American Society of Landscape Architects kicks off its 2016 social media campaign to celebrate the creative minds behind the park where your kids play, the courtyard where you eat lunch, or the trail where you run.”

California's Assisted Suicide Law Offers New Option for Terminal Patients
“The retired landscape architect is in the middle of eight weeks of radiation for the mouth cancer, which leaves him exhausted and makes it difficult to swallow.”

Margolese Prize Winner Cornelia Oberlander on Landscapes, Cities and Healing Souls
The Tyee (Canada)
“For all our five senses, landscape architecture is important: smelling, seeing, hearing, touching, feeling.”

Where to Go in Atlanta, N. Georgia to Welcome Spring with Garden Tours
Access Atlanta
“Gibbs Gardens, a paradise of nearly 300 acres created by renowned landscape architect Jim Gibbs, is your daffodil destination this spring.”

Colorado in the Throes of Worst Shortage of Skilled Landscaping Workers Since 2009
Denver Post
“Boulder-based Native Edge Landscapes is in ‘serious growth mode’ and expects to add 10 to 15 people to its 50-person workforce by summer, lead landscape architect Becky Hammond said.”

GE Joined Trend in Its Move to Urban Center
Hartford Courant
“In Bloomfield, Cigna engaged the leading architects, landscape architects, interior designers and artists of the time to develop the campus and buildings.”

Houston Parks to Transform Cultural Landscape
Houston Chronicle
“But Thomas Woltz, the East Coast-based landscape architect who is reshaping Memorial Park, didn't so much as bat an eyelash when he suggested it in one of our meetings last year.”

Noguchi Museum Invites Tom Sachs to Tea
The Art Newspaper
“While at first glance the work of Sachs and the late Modernist sculptor and landscape architect Noguchi might seem like a purposeful juxtaposition, it is ‘mutually reinforcing,’ says Dakin Hart, the curator who organized the exhibition.”

Will the Los Angeles River Become a Playground for the Rich?
The Nation
“At a café in the Arts District, a newly hip river neighborhood, I met with [Lewis] MacAdams and the celebrated landscape architect Mia Lehrer, a member of the Friends of the Los Angeles River board, whose firm was largely responsible for the 2007 revitalization plan now put in jeopardy by [Frank] Gehry’s work.”

Inside the Design of Kona Gray
SRQ Magazine
“Continuing the celebration of landscape architecture and the life and work of Dan Kiley, Center for Architecture Sarasota last night hosted a multi-media presentation from Kona Gray, a principal architect at EDSA, the office founded by Ed D. Stone, Jr. Gray, a notable landscape architect, friend and colleague of Kiley, shared his thoughts on Kiley, the history of design, the nature of creativity and the future of landscape architecture.”

Droughtwise Landscapes: Fake Grass Not Only Answer
San Diego Union-Tribune
“Despite recent rainstorms, San Diego’s drought continues and landscape architects worry that families and businesses are fighting back by replacing lawns with fake grass.”

Childhood in South Bend Charted Path for New Saint Mary's College President
South Bend Tribune
“Those childhood experiences helped form [Janice Cervelli’s] adult career as a landscape architect, educator and university administrator.”

The Lark at Heaven's Gate Sings
Santa Fe New Mexican
“The Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Landscape Architects suggest that you invest 5 to 10 percent of your home’s value on landscaping.”

Saving Water Leads in Landscape Design Trends
Builder Magazine
“In a new survey from the American Society of Landscape Architects, saving water was the biggest trend across landscape designers' clients' concerns.”

Felder Rushing: Gardeners Favoring Sustainable Design
The Clarion-Ledger
“Fast-forward to a brand-new national survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects that really caught my eye, as it should all gardeners who enjoy our outdoor spaces. In a nutshell, the most in-demand projects professional landscape architects are hearing about from clients revolve around water issues.”

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