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Product News by Forms + Surfaces, DuMor, Victor Stanley, and LAND8


Lots of Positive Notice

San Francisco’s Plan to Bury a Freeway
The Atlantic
May 2016
“Various road-centric plans were initially considered, but it was an idea from a Bay Area landscape architect named Michael Painter, who proposed surrounding the road with a tunnel and then covering the tunnel with parkland, that garnered the most support.”

Local Landscape Architect Chosen as Fellow in National Society
Moultrie News (Charleston, South Carolina)
“Kenneth (Kenny) R. Seamon, principal of SeamonWhiteside, has been elevated to fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Landscape Artist Roberto Burle Marx’s Lasting Influence
The Wall Street Journal
“A towering figure of Brazilian modernism, 20th-century landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx has long been known as the father of tropical garden design, the man who opened his compatriots’ eyes to native vegetation at a time when European-style plots full of imported roses and begonias were all the rage.”

The 'Burbs Are Back, but They Will Be Different This Time.
“Alan Berger, professor of landscape architecture and urban design, was there to talk about the autonomous car.”

Design Teams Including Morphosis and wHY Re-envision Downtown LA's Pershing Square
“For its proposal, French firm Agence Ter has teamed up with — among others — SALT Landscape Architects to present a scheme which uses the landscape as a basis for designing the city.”

Mediterranean-influenced Washington Park Home By Stuart Silk Asks $4.48M
Curbed Seattle
Landscape architect R. David Adams designed the courtyard, which includes a magical sitting area surrounded closely by hedges.”

Grand Center to Get a Small Park
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Matt Maranzana, senior associate and landscape architect at Forum Studio, said the park's high visibility ‘will help reinforce the historic street edge while serving as a new public parklet for students of Grand Center Arts Academy by day and patrons of the Arts District at night.’”

Artistic and Decorative Concrete
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“Belarde Co. worked closely with the landscape architect to create the flowing wave design.”

Will Detroit Keep Riverfront a Public Space for Everyone?
Next City
“The riverfront project is far from finished: The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy recently announced that Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will lead a ‘Creative Detroit Think Tank,’ and internationally renowned landscape architect, Michel Desvigne, recognized for his contemporary expertise in the design and construction of gardens and public spaces, will participate in planning for future development along the East Riverfront District.”

Stormwater Drainage Project Is Crucial for North and East Denver
Denver Post
“Meredith Wenskoski, a landscape architect at Design Workshop, shows the designs for the city’s proposed flood-control projects at a stakeholder working-group meeting held at the Forney Transportation Museum on April 6, in Denver.”

WSP CEO Succession Awaits New Outside CFO; Senate Surprises with Quick Corps Chief Confirmation
Engineering News-Record
“[Fritz] Steiner started new degree programs in landscape architecture and interior design at the Texas school and boosted its endowment by more than 70%.

Yakima Mayor Says She Won't Support Current Plan for Downtown Plaza
Yakima Herald
“The plan was designed by the Seattle firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, headed by Yakima native and world-renowned landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson.”

Outdoor Home Renovations? Think Budget and Scope

“More than half of outdoor upgraders in the Houzz study hired a landscape contractor or landscape architect/designer (52%) to help them bring their vision to life — and for good reason.”
Preserving a Fleeting Art Form: The Garden
The Washington Post
“In 1990, the innovative landscape architects Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden trumpeted their efforts at changing the face of the American garden by publishing a book titled Bold Romantic Gardens.”

Dubai Summit in 'Green Infrastructure' Spotlight
Trade Arabia
“Leading construction experts and architects discussed key topics related to green infrastructure, and sustainable projects besides exploring new techniques in landscape architecture and design at a recent summit in Dubai, UAE.”

The Oregonian's Recommendations for State House, Senate: Editorial Endorsements
The Oregonian
“The other Democrats in this race are lawyer and fellow veteran Steven Cade and Terry Gibson, a landscape architect.”

How an 18th Century Landscape Architect Influenced Housing Estate Design
The Conversation
“The landscape architect Christopher Tunnard lamented how modernist architects had been unable to find a way of working with the historic landscapes.”

Revamping Astor Place-Cooper Square for Pedestrians and Public Space
The Architect’s Newspaper
“WXY has partnered with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), Transportation (DOT), and Parks and Recreation (DPR), as well as with landscape architect Quennell Rothschild & Partners, lighting designer Linnaea Tillett, plantsman Piet Oudolf, and contractor Triumph Construction, to remap streets and upgrade the plazas.”

Is It an Olive Branch or 'Crazy'? Owens Valley Is Skeptical of Angelenos Bearing Gifts
Los Angeles Times
“The controversy is disappointing to the architect who designed the monument, Perry Cardoza, vice president of NUVIS Landscape Architecture & Planning in Costa Mesa.”

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Receives Inaugural Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture
Canadian Architect
“The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is pleased to announce that Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, O.C., MBCSLA, FCSLA, FASLA, has been selected by the jury as the inaugural recipient of the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture.”

Names & Faces in Bradenton-Sarasota Businesses, April 25, 2016
Bradenton Herald
“Lucy Lawliss of the National Park Service in Bradenton (retired) was inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects' Council of Fellows for 2016.”

Memos and Distinctions
Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina)
“Kenneth R. 'Kenny' Seamon, a principal of Mount Pleasant-based SeamonWhiteside, has been elevated to Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

10 Parks that Have Shaped American Cities
Mother Nature Network
“Established in 1859 as a sort of de facto communal backyard for green space-starved 19th Manhattanites of all classes, the 843-acre urban oasis transformed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux into bona fide celebrities.”

Rob Kanter/Environmental Almanac: The Sycamore Is the Big Tree on Campus
The News-Gazette (Champaign, Illinois)
“Before speaking to experts on campus, I felt much like William Sullivan, professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, who admitted, ‘I don't know much about this specific tree, other than I've been in love with it for many years!’”

How Cities Can Revitalize Their Public Spaces
The Wall Street Journal
“The High Line’s lead designer, landscape architect James Corner, gives his secrets for creating great places to live and visit.”

Designers Say Clients Are Diving into Streamlined Pools
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Swimming pools are among the three most popular outdoor recreation amenities for 2016, closely trailing sports courts and spa features like hot tubs and saunas, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.”

City Living: Bridging the Canal - a Free Party
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, New York)
“On Sunday, April 24th The Landmark Society will host a birthday bash for revered landscape architect and designer of Rochester’s parks system, Frederick Law Olmsted.”

Landscape People: ASLA Awards Fellowship Credential to 28
Total Landscape News
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated 28 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2016. Fellowship is among the highest honors the organization awards its members, recognizing the contributions their work has made to the profession and society at large.”

Architect's Work Honored for Lighthouse Project in Pascagoula
Sun Herald (Gulfport, Mississippi)
“Christian Preus Landscape Architecture in Ocean Springs has received the Honor Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Lighthouse Park project in Pascagoula.”

Arboretum to Unveil 'Landscape Architecture' Sculpture
“After receiving a donation from John and Muriel Siddall at the end of 2013, the North Carolina Arboretum put out a call to artists for a sculpture of Frederick Law Olmsted, an American landscape architect.”

Natural Attractions: The Landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted
Charlotte Observer
“See the green legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted – the father of American natural landscape architecture – who ‘grew’ Biltmore, NYC’s Central Park and more.”

Event to Look at ABQ’s Transportation Options
Albuquerque Journal
“The event is hosted by the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the New Mexico Complete Streets Leadership Team.”

How Koshland Park Cultivated Neighborhood Support into a Flourishing Community
“The park officially opened to the public on June 30th, 1977. Recognized as a national model, it received an award of merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1979.”

Pioneering Landscape Architect Harriet Pattison Finally Gets Her Due
“‘The hand of the landscape architect often is invisible,’ says Charles Birnbaum, president of the D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation, an observation that cuts to the core of the career of Harriet Pattison.”

Tim Metzner Appointed to State Board of Landscape Architecture
Cape Gazette (Lewes, Delaware)
“Davis, Bowen and Friedel Inc. has announced that Tim Metzner, RLA and an associate of the firm, has been recently appointed to the Delaware State Board of Landscape Architecture.”

Milwaukee Landscape Architect Created a Verdant Plan for a Local School
“But, in one drawer, there are plans for an unrealized school garden that are perhaps the most beautiful of all. These are the work of Milwaukee landscape architect Annette Hoyt Flanders, who worked all over the country, but whose story is rarely told.”

Columbus Park Leader Honored
Columbus Dispatch
“Alan McKnight, who retired last year as director of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, has been named a ‘fellow’ by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

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