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Quotes from All Over

Green Infrastructure Workshop Starts Monday
Silver City Sun-News
“As the American Society of Landscape Architects website ( notes, ‘Nature can be harnessed to provide critical services for communities, protecting them against flooding or excessive heat, or helping to improve air and water quality, which underpin human and environmental health. When nature is harnessed by people and used as an infrastructural system it's called ‘green infrastructure.’"

Changes Planned for Parish Parking and Landscaping Requirements
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“An existing live oak will have far greater impact than planting a new one,” says Duke, adding that the American Society of Landscape Architects has been involved in advising the city-parish on such changes.

Tale of Two Fountains: Navy Pier's Polk Bros vs. Buckingham
Chicago Tribune
Landscape architects James Corner Field Operations and design and engineering company Fluidity Design Consultants.”

Tying the Knots at the IMA
Indianapolis Monthly
“[Hugh McKennan] Landon collaborated with Scottish landscape architect George M. McDougall on the original layout of the grounds (the landscaping work of the famous Olmsted firm would come later).”

Detroit Is Designing a City with Space for Everyone, Including Goats
Next City
“A landscape architect on DCDC’s staff, Charles Cross, compiled a list of flowering and fragrant plants that would make good buffers for yards with livestock and reduce their visual and olfactory impact.”

Charleston's Parks Interim Director Hired Permanently
Palmetto Business Daily
“[Jason] Kronsberg has been an employee of the City of Charleston for more than six years and has experience in landscape architecture and land planning.”

Moving Up in Southern Arizona
Arizona Daily Star
“Chris Stebe was promoted to associate. Stebe is a professional landscape architect and a licensed landscape contractor, who has practiced irrigation design and landscape architecture in Arizona for more than 15 years.”

Hermann Park, a Gem that Needed Polishing
Houston Chronicle
“It was through the advocacy of Texaco founder Joseph Cullinan that park development finally moved forward with the hiring of St. Louis landscape architect George Kessler.”

Climate Change, Heavier Storms Speeding Up Ravine Erosion, Experts Say
Chicago Tribune
“‘The humble little plant can function in ways that the stormwater conveyance system cannot,’ said Heidi Natura, a landscape architect with Living Habits. ‘Many native plants have a full two-thirds of their biomass below the earth.’”

How Your Yard Can Be a Space You Actually Use
Boston Globe
“Most patios built in New England are constructed of bluestone, though brick and granite are also used, says Sean Papich, a Hingham-based landscape architect.”

Greater Kansas City Celebrates National Trails Day Saturday
Kansas City Infozine
“In 1991, the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presented the Kansas City region with MetroGreen, a vision for a metropolitan greenway system — a “greenprint” for a system that connects urban and rural trails and greenways, protects and improves water quality, reduces the risk of flooding, conserves and restores natural ecosystems, and enriches the region’s quality of life.”

Parks and Rec Planners in Costa Mesa Hear Calls for Parkland and Open Space
Los Angeles Times
“When completed, the master plan will ‘set a framework for parks and recreation decision-making,’ said Zachary Mueting, an associate landscape architect with RJM Design Group, the city's consultant for the update.”

The Ritz Paris Is Back
The New York Times
“His vision of a Versailles-style small park came to life with the help of the French landscape architect Jean Mus.”

Art-world Star Brings a Contemporary Perspective to the Magnificent Versailles Palace
The Washington Post
Landscape architect André Le Nôtre famously flattened hills, drained marshes and diverted streams to create the vast, geometrically aligned gardens at Versailles — with the Grand Canal intersected by the Petit Canal in the shape of a cross.”

The Builder of Jungles
New York Review of Books
“The current Jewish Museum show, ‘Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist,’ appears a quarter-century after MoMA’s 1991 retrospective ‘Roberto Burle Marx: The Unnatural Art of the Garden,’ which was curated by William Howard Adams and was the first time that institution had mounted a one-person show on a landscape architect.”

A Waterfront Getaway in the Back Yard
The Washington Post
“The Parks’s pool house — designed by Rill Architects, with a landscape design by Jay Graham of Graham Landscape Architects — started as a simple pavilion with screens to shelter Scott Parks when he grills.”

Horticultural Society Features North Baltimore in Latest Garden Tour
Baltimore Sun
“The couple used the talents of local landscape architects to plan their gardens.”

Gardens: ‘The Rooftop Growing Guide,’ and More
The New York Times
“’God, for me, is nature,’ Roberto Burle Marx once said. With the publication of a lavish monograph, ROBERTO BURLE MARX: Brazilian Modernist (Jewish Museum / Yale University, $50), the work of this great midcentury landscape architect, who invented the modernist tropical garden, will become better known.”

Cashing in Karma: How a Former Landscape Architect Turned His Reddit Fame into a Career
“Robert Allam was in his London flat video chatting with his friend, Reddit editor Vickie Chang. It was August and Allam, 30, had recently left his job in landscape architecture.”

Landscape Designer Wraps Up Work on Vikings’ New Stadium
Total Landscape Care
Landscape architects have been able to leave subtle marks on the locations they help design, and football stadiums are no different.”

Landscape Architect Rieley Wins Garden Club Award
Martinsville Bulletin (Virginia)
“In Maine’s Acadia National Park, [William D.] Rieley documented the history, construction, maintenance and use of bridges, gate lodges and 50 miles of historic carriage roads and created a comprehensive resource study that received a 1989 national award in historic research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Two Firms Reinvent the Pier Typology for a Gulf-side Florida City
The Architect’s Newspaper
“In collaboration with New York–based landscape architecture firm Ken Smith Workshop, the firm looked to Chicago’s Navy and L.A.’s Santa Monica piers for design and program ideas, but created opportunities in St. Petersburg for engaging with the bay-scape with programming that exceeds that of a traditional fishing or amusement pier: A one-acre coastal thicket, ‘a tray of landscape over the water,’ provides shade and slopes close to the bay, while an outdoor educational space adjacent to a 300-foot artificial reef and naturalized beach brings people in contact with native aquatic flora and fauna.”

Tips for Using Rainwater and Graywater in Your Homes, Yards
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Environmental sustainability continues to remain popular in residential landscaping, as the American Society of Landscape Architects named harvesting rainwater and graywater as the top consumer trend for 2016.”

Paula Simons: With Venice Biennale Debut, Art Gallery of Alberta Makes Its Mark in Architectural World
Edmonton Journal
“The confrontational, subversive, yet playful project is the brainchild of Alton’s boss and academic mentor, Pierre Bélanger, one of Canada’s most acclaimed landscape architects, a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and founder of his own architecture and urban planning research lab, OPSYS.”

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.”

Venice Architecture Biennale, Day 1: Govan and Zumthor Make Their LACMA Pitch
Los Angeles Times
“[Peter] Zumthor is working with the artist Robert Irwin and San Diego landscape architecture firm Spurlock to develop plans for the plaza under and surrounding the new building.”

The Best Landscape Designs Don’t Require Hours of Watering and Maintenance
The Washington Post
“Sustainable design is the hottest trend for residential landscapes, according to a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Commentary: People Power Drives Revitalization
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Another example comes from an article, ‘Is Urban Revitalization Without Gentrification Possible?’ on the website of the American Society of Landscape Architects (”

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette Business Briefs for May 22, 2016
The Advocate (Louisiana)
“Registration has started for the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo planned for Oct. 21-24 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.”

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