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Saving a Pocket of Enchantment in South Jersey
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Says Cherry Hill landscape architect Amy Cieslewicz, ‘Right here in this dense suburban fabric, you step out and walk a few feet and you feel like you're in a transformative space.’”

Landscape Designers Join Effort to Ensure U.S. Communities’ ‘Resilience’
Total Landscape Care
“‘It was refreshing to see the administration take the initiative to address this issue,’ said Chad D. Danos, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, who attended the White House conference on Tuesday.”

Play Ground
The New Yorker
“The landscape architect Adriaan Geuze hopped onto the grass, cupping his hands to his ears.”

Brazilian Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marx at the Jewish Museum
“Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) was one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century.”

4th Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit Concludes Successfully
“Across two days, as a theme was also analyzed by international experts including Leo Alvarez of Perkins+Will; Paul Reynolds of Atkins and Mott MacDonald’s Charles Peeler.”

Stoneleigh Estate to Become Nature Preserve for Public Use
Mainline Media News
“Rick Tralies, a landscape architect with the Natural Lands Trust shows, visitors some of what is planned for the property.”

Viva La Fashion
New York Magazine
“The show location is at the Paseo del Prado, a pedestrian walkway in the center of the city originally built in 1772 and redesigned in the 1920s by a French landscape architect.”

Sought-after Landscape Architect Elevates Sonoma Home’s Setting
San Francisco Chronicle
“Acclaimed landscape architect John Greenley crafted the surroundings of this four-bedroom near Sonoma Plaza.”

California’s 7x7x7 Program Explores How Its Schools Can Be More Sustainable
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Ehrlich Architects, with Mia Lehrer + Associates landscape architects, transformed the entire site—ground plane and roof—into a learning garden.”

Academy of Art Students Reimagine Homeless Shelter Design in the TL
“To further prepare for the project, the class took a tailored Tenderloin Walking Tour with Del Seymour to explore the neighborhood's homeless-serving nonprofits, took part in a lecture by a homeless outreach coordinator at Community Housing Partnership, and met with a landscape architect to better understand the importance of outdoor space for both the overall population and their specific location.”

City Introduces Revised Civic Center Plan
Elk Grove Citizen (Elk Grove, California)
“Marco Esposito, principal at SWA, the project’s landscape architect and campus planner, added that he foresees the future civic center as one of the city’s greatest assets.”

Kearny Steps Improvements Still Planned, with Modifications
“At that time, landscape architect Lizzy Hirsch said the new landscaping would be placed in a curvilinear, or serpentine, design in either a ‘stripes’ or ‘cascades’ pattern.”

Notable Landscape Architect Returns to Her Roots
Lehigh Valley Business
“It was just over two years ago that well-known Lehigh Valley landscape architect Joanne Kostecky Petito sold Joanne Kostecky Garden Design Inc., the business she ran for 35 years creating landscapes for many of the region's commercial and residential properties.”

The Source: Remembering a Forgotten Black History in San Antonio
Texas Public Radio
“Guest: Everett Fly, architect, and national expert in preservation and historic black settlements.”

Vancouver's Top Architecture and Design Honored in Urban Design Awards
Vancouver Sun
“Medium-Scale Residential Building: 133 East 8th Avenue by GBL Architects, developer MYIE Group, and landscape architect Senga Landscape Architecture.”

Bay Watch
Home & Design
“When designing a waterfront project near Annapolis, landscape architect Robert Hruby created an elliptical, infinity-edge pool that appears to flow seamlessly toward the Severn River and the Route 50 Bridge.”
Hot Property: California to the Core, Presidio Heights Midcentury Developed by Architectural Legends Wurster, Church
San Francisco Chronicle
“Revered landscape architect Thomas Church developed the sheltered garden on the southern side of the home.”

As the Revival of Governors Island Reaches a Peak, Its Architect Steps Down
The New York Times
“The plan for Governors Island, by the Dutch designers West 8. Credit West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture.”

Tackling Climate Change with Artificial Ecosystems
“The American Society of Landscape Architects points out that even in well inhabited areas, making some landscape changes can create a large cumulative shift, saying that, ‘There are a range of landscape architecture-based mitigation strategies that, if employed at mass scale, can help reduce GHG emissions by 50-85 percent by 2050 and limit temperature rise to 2 degrees celsius, targets that the U.N. recommends.’”

NCSU Names New College of Design Dean
News Observer
“[Mark] Hoversten is a landscape architect who has served as a dean and professor at the University of Idaho since 2007.”

Confluence Master Plan for Kettlestone Development Honored
Business Record (Des Moines, Iowa)
“The master plan for the Waukee's Kettlestone development area has received an Honor Award for Planning from the Iowa chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Martin Elected President of American Society of Golf Course Architects
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
“[Greg] Martin is a landscape architecture graduate of Iowa State University. He formed Martin Design Partnership in 1991 and has promoted an approach that expresses efficient, classic design concepts that offer a unique golf experience while promoting environmental benefits.”

How Millennials Will Influence the Future of Landscape and Urban Design
“Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) has found in many corporate and housing projects, that the landscape architect has taken on the role of ‘exterior designer’ when it comes to creating outdoor gathering and living space – laying out multiple seating areas; selecting furnishing, fabrics and lighting; and designing amenity spaces that contain fire features, entertainment lounges, and outdoor kitchens.”

Seattle's Parks: Then and Now
Curbed Seattle
Landscape architect Richard Haag chose to keep many of the original elements of the plant in his designs and won the American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award of Design Excellence for his work.”

ASLA: Landscape Architecture Firms Report Solid First Quarter
Total Landscape Care
“In the first quarter of this year, landscape architecture firms continued building on the modestly improving economic conditions of the past couple of years, according to the latest American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey.”

From the Community: Final Weeks of Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard Exhibit
Chicago Tribune
“Elmhurst History Museum presents landscape architect Alan C. Watkins for a Gallery Talk in the Patios, Pools exhibit. Mr. Watkins will walk through the exhibit with patrons and discuss some of the ways landscape architecture has shaped the American backyard since the mid-1950s and share some of his perspectives on the exhibit. Mr. Watkins is president-elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter.”

3 Things to Know About Greater Washington's Landscape Architects
Washington Business Journal
“This week’s Lists included the region’s top landscape architecture firms, ranked by metro-area landscape revenue, along with the largest commercial landscaping companies, by metro-area revenue, and finally the region’s biggest office moving companies, ranked by metro-area revenue from commercial clients.”

Desert Magazine: Neighborhoods
Desert Sun
Landscape architect Steve Martino created this scene at Marc Ware’s Old Las Palmas estate.”

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette-area Business Honors for May 1, 2016
The Advocate
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has inducted Lake Douglas, associate professor of landscape architecture and associate dean of research and development at the LSU College of Art and Design, into the society’s Council of Fellows in recognition of his contributions to the profession and society, leadership and management, knowledge and service.”

The Home Front: The Art of Landscape Architecture
Vancouver Sun
“When Bruce Hinckley, of Seattle landscape architecture and design firm Alchemie, introduces himself as a landscape architect, people often ask for advice on their rhododendrons.” 

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