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4/5/2016

Media Mentions of Note

ASLA Annual Meeting 2016
Architects24.com (Germany)
3/31/2016
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced their 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO. The 2016 event will take place October 21–24 in New Orleans at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.”

Lynn Wolff; Brought Color and Zest into Lives of Others
Boston Globe
3/30/16
“She served as president of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and as a commissioner of the Boston Civic Design Commission, and was a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

PBS Shows You 10 Parks in Urban America to Visit
Monsters and Critics
3/30/16
“But landscape architect Lawrence Halprin designed and built a park ON TOP of the freeway so that the vibe was both a celebration of the city spirit and the modern Western feel to Seattle, which is another great American city in the Pacific Northwest that I love.”

Listrak Breaks Ground in Warwick Township
Central Pennsylvania Business Journal
3/30/16
“Listrak has partnered with construction manager Ned Pelger, Lancaster-based Tono Architects and Warwick Township-based Diehm & Son Land Planning, as well as landscape architect Howie Supnik, the news release said.”

Despite Pleas from Residents, Palmer Supervisors Give OK to Apartments at Former ITT Site
Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
3/30/16
“Tom Comitta, a certified planner and landscape architect brought forward by attorney James Preston to validate the development as warranting the excellence in architecture standard, was grilled by opposing counsel.”

10 Parks that Changed America
Huffington Post
3/30/16
“At the preview, Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and Harnik discussed the list.”

Park-like Setting Helps Make the Home
Tampa Tribune
3/30/16
“Rich Brown, a psychologist, and Laurie Potier-Brown, a landscape architect, have lived in their Seminole Heights home for 28 years.”

Universities Launch River Promenade Study
Bangkok Post
3/30/16
“Ronnarit Thanakoset, a landscape architect involved in the project, said all stakeholders will be allowed a say in the development plan.”

Wilonsky: Mayor Promises this Trinity River park Concept Will Be the Greatest of All Park Concepts
Dallas Morning News
3/29/16
“A few days ago, the mayor said that a park plan should make its public debut in two months, give or take. Top people are working on it, he said, including landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, whose Tulsa Riverfront Park is currently under construction.”

Leland Planning Board Approves Plans for Two Subdivisions
Star News (Wilmington, North Carolina)
3/29/16
“It's been a learning experience with the FlexCode for everyone, but it seems to work," said Frank Braxton, a landscape architect with Coastal Land Use.”

A Landscape Architect Redesigns the Medieval Medicinal Garden
Co.Design (Fast Company)
3/29/16
Landscape architect Thorbjörn Andersson and engineering firm Sweco conceived of the garden as a green space where the company's scientists could take a break from their work inside, walk around, and let the beauty of plants inspire their next breakthrough.”

A Simple Way to ‘Save the Bees’ that No One is Talking About
Honolulu Civil Beat
3/29/16
“Danielle Bilot is a landscape designer with degrees in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects' federal task force that issued the White House Pollinator Action Plan in 2015.”

Sunken "Sidescraper" Bordering New York's Central Park Wins Skyscraper Competition
Dezeen
3/29/16
“Constructed between 1858 and 1873, Central Park was designed by noted landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.”

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Atlas Obscura
3/28/16
“[Nicholas] Fouquet utilized the talents of renowned architect Louis Le Vau, landscape architect André le Nôtre, and painter-decorator Charles Le Brun, who helped develop the quintessential 17th-century French Baroque style.”

In Photos: Texas Bluebonnet Season in All Its Glory
Travel+Leisure
3/28/16
“Even before President Johnson’s Highway Beautification Act, the Texas State Highway Department hired a landscape architect to preserve and encourage the growth of wildflowers along roadways in 1932; making Texas a must-see state for both flowers and road trips.”

Weekly Book List, April 1, 2016
Chronicle of Higher Education
3/27/16
Ruth Shellhorn by Kelly Comras (University of Georgia Press; 230 pages; $26.95). Focuses on 12 projects in a study of the American landscape architect (1909-2006) and her role in shaping the Southern Californian aesthetic.”

A Garden on the Shores of Lake Washington Is Restored to Its Former Glory
Seattle Times
3/25/16
“Not long after landscape architect Jason Morse set in to restore a garden lapsed into disrepair, he learned that the Seward Park property he was working on had figured prominently in Seattle horticultural history.”

The Green Team: Making Space in New York City
Metropolis
3/24/16
“When people ask me what I do in New York, and I answer that I’m a landscape architect, the response almost always starts with an enthused ‘Oh, that’s so awesome/amazing/fun!’”

University of Washington Student Turns Demolished Site into a Landscape Exhibit
Seattle Times
3/24/16
“‘People have emotional connections with the places where they live and they want those stories to be told,’ said the aspiring landscape architect.”

Shade Plants: Gardening in the Dark
Chicago Tribune
3/24/16
“Seating areas, like this patio designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, provide a cool respite from sun in summer heat.”

16 Ways to Get More from Your Small Backyard
FoxNews.com
3/23/16
“If you’ve got a small square spot to deal with, San Francisco landscape architect Rich Radford suggests turning paving in a lateral direction to your property line to create more hardscape space.”

Landscapers Cry Foul over New Permits
Coastal Review Online
3/23/16
“Myriah Shewchuk, coastal section chairman of the state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, said during the hearing that her profession had been a leader in stormwater design for decades.”

Georgeson Botanical Garden Must Adapt or Disappear
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
3/23/16
“The Alaska chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has begun working with us on a new strategic plan.”

News from Around the Valley, March 24-30, 2016
Las Vegas Review-Journal
3/23/16
“Southern Nevada homeowners, professional landscapers and community garden devotees are encouraged to enter the 18th annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards hosted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Springs Preserve in partnership with the Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Star Nursery.”

Why Landscapers Are Planting Crops on the Arch Grounds
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
3/23/16
“The varietal, called “tillage” radishes, are long and white and burrow deeper into the soil than mechanical aerating, said Adrienne Heflich, a landscape architect with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the project’s lead designer.”

Sustainable Landscape Conference Works to Turn Houston Green
The Paper
3/22/16
“Continuing education units, approved by the American Society of Landscape Architects, are available for attendees who pay the professional entrance fee of $150 or $135 for TMS members.”

National Landscape Awards Winners Announced
Canadian Architect
3/21/16
“The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the recipients of the National Awards of Excellence.”

Home Briefs: Real Estate Report
Columbus Dispatch
3/20/16
“The American Society of Landscape Architects survey found that 88 percent of architects expect clients to want to harvest rainwater this year.”

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