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The Word Is Heard

Charles Waldheim: Landscape Urbanism All Grown Up
July-August 2016
“When I was being trained as an architect and stumbled into the field of landscape architecture, I didn’t understand it.”

The Work and Philosophy of Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marx Is on Display at the Jewish Museum
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist is a retrospective exhibition that looks at the life and work of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.”

The Making of N.Y.C.'s First Great 21st Century Park
Fast Company Co.Design
“The Dutch landscape architecture firm West 8 hid resiliency infrastructure in plain sight.”

The Call of the Billboard
The Atlantic
“Taking a cue from the English Society for Checking the Abuses of Public Advertising, American anti-billboard reformers quickly organized against this assault, with the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., helming early efforts.”

Architect with ALS Designs a Residence He Can Control with Just Blinks
Scientific American
“A landscape architect by trade, [Steve] Saling was diagnosed 10 years ago with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease.”

Lavender Hill Farm Reaps Success with U-pick Fields
Flavor 574
“[Martha Wilczynski] was a landscape architect introduced to the herb as an intern in the early 1990s at the FConservation: Geniuses of Placeellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne.”

RiverLoop Expo Plaza Honored for Design
The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)
“The RiverLoop Expo Plaza has received a design merit award from the Iowa chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, adding another feather to the cap of those working to transform the city’s central business district.”

Conservation: Geniuses of Place
“In the United States, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted developed his own 'natural style' in the nineteenth century.”

Aspirations, if Not Money, Roll in for a U.S. Bike Route in Minnesota
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
“‘We are combining existing facilities that we know need to be improved,’ said Liz Walton, a landscape architect in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Bicycling and Pedestrian section of Route 41. ‘We are not building anything yet.’”

See What's New at This Year's Art Southampton
“Special attractions for the fifth edition include an entrance designed by Water Mill-based landscape architect Christopher LaGuardia, a VIP lounge, and an emphasis on artists of the East End, from Willem de Kooning to Eric Fischl.”

Friends of Kesey Square Seek to Save Downtown's Open Space
Eugene Weekly (Oregon)
“Kesey Square ‘speaks to us all and says ‘Hey, you’ve arrived,’ says FOKS member and landscape architect David Dougherty.”

This Rooftop Respite Brings the Inside Outdoors
Chicago Magazine
“A local landscape architect crafts a relaxing outdoor space, keeping Chicago’s seasons in mind.”

In New York City, an Industrial Alley Gets New Life as a Leafy Lane
The Wall Street Journal
“Mr. [Andrew] Kotchen designed the mews along with Gunn Landscape Architecture.”

New Cerner Campus Landscaping Will Mirror KC's Changing Seasons
Kansas City Business Journal
“‘Whether it's the early pop of color from spring bulbs, to the recognizable blooms of coneflowers or the dramatic colors of the trees and prairie grasses in the fall, there will be evolving color, textures and forms in every season,’ Vireo landscape architect Brett Spangler wrote in a Cerner blog post.”

Architect with ALS Designs Chelsea Apartments Controlled by Blinks
Boston Globe
“The systems at the Leonard Florence Center for Living were designed by Steve Saling, a 47-year-old landscape architect who was diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, 10 years ago.”

Can New York Be Saved in the Era of Global Warming?
Rolling Stone
“The idea, proposed by a group headed by Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze as part of the Rebuild by Design competition, would have been controversial, expensive and disruptive to anyone with a sentimental attachment to a "natural" coastline.”

Designing With 400,000 New Yorkers in Mind
Next City
“Wing Tang and Carme Azor, NYCHA summer interns from the Landscape Architecture Program at City University of New York, survey playground maintenance and improvement needs at Edenwald Houses in the Bronx.”

How to Build a Fire Pit -- the Hottest New Addition to Your Yard
FOX News
“According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits are 2016's top outdoor design element.”

Reflections of Pain and Hope at UT
Austin American-Statesman
“[Jill Bedgood] and landscape architect Eleanor McKinney, both of Austin, spent time at the site watching people as they visited.”

GOOD NEWS: Book on Downtown Is Olympic-themed Scavenger Hunt
Charleston Currents
“The American Society of Landscape Architects will honor South Carolina philanthropist Darla Moore at its 2016 annual meeting in October in New Orleans for valuing ‘the profession of landscape architecture for the transformative power landscape can play in the life of a community.’”

Greenways: Wholesome Embodiment of American Democracy
Daily Reflector (Greenville, North Carolina)
“Consider this from the American Society of Landscape Architects: Greenways generate revenue and jobs, help to reduce the cost of public services, add value to the landscape and surrounding property and offer an excellent return on investment.”

Hot Property: Just as It Was: Bay Area Architect Rebuilt Home Destroyed in ‘91 Oakland Firestorm
San Francisco Chronicle
“The landscape architect behind some of San Francisco’s most enticing outdoor spaces designed the home’s gardens and pool area.”

Profiles in Design: Landscape Architect Susan Van Atta
Santa Barbara Independent
Obamas Choose New York Architects to Design Chicago Library and MuseumA lot of us who are landscape architects express amused frustration that, for the most part, people don’t have a clear understanding about what a landscape architect is,’ she said while explaining the rigorous academic studies involved in professional licensure. ‘They think we are gardeners a lot of the time.’”

Obamas Choose New York Architects to Design Chicago Library and Museum
Chicago Tribune
“The University of Chicago proposal aroused opposition from open-space advocates, who argued that the Obama center would disrupt parks designed by the revered 19th-century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

Central NY Was the Center of the Wooden Roads Boom in the U.S. – Until They Rotted
“The story also featured cameo appearances from the father of American landscape architecture, the biographer of Daniel Boone and even a vice president of the United States.”

New $50 Million High Line-Style Park Opens by the World Trade Center
“The landscape architects who designed the park sought to shield much of the building it sits on from the public, using a vertical planting system to disguise one of the concrete walls.”

The Delicious Origins of the Domesticated Blueberry
“Eventually, [Frederick] Coville’s curiosity and leadership took him down other paths, including the creation and direction of the National Arboretum, which he advocated for in a December 25, 1925, Science article and in a February 14, 1930, address to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

SoCal Landscape Group Asks for Submissions
Orange County Register
“The American Society of Landscape Architects Southern California Chapter is welcoming submissions for its 2016 Quality of Life Design Awards.”

The New Landscape Declaration: Visions for the Next 50 Years
Huffington Post
“Over the next 50 years, landscape architects must coordinate their actions globally to fight climate change, help communities adapt to a changing world, bring artful and sustainable parks and open spaces to every community rich or poor, preserve cultural landscape heritage, and sustain all forms of life on Earth.”

Summer DOCOMOMO Mixer Celebrates the Work of Landscape Architect Dan Kiley
Midwest Home Magazine
“Kiley was an American landscape architect in the modernist style, who designed more than 1,000 projects including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis and the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden.”

ASLA Announces 2016 Honors
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“Kurt Culbertson of Design Workshop won the American Society of Landscape Architects Medal and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates received the Firm Award in the society's 2016 honors awards.”

News Roundup: Gas Prices; Landscape Architecture Honors
Total Landscape Care
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) this week announced its 2016 honors recipients.”

The Best Landscape Designs Don't Require Hours of Watering
Daily Herald (Chicago)
“Sustainable design is the hottest trend for residential landscapes, according to a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Governor Bentley Makes Good on His Promise: Announces Gulf State Park Renovations on Schedule
WDHN-ABC (Dothan, Alabama)
“Jill Dixon is with Sasaki Associates, a firm of landscape architects that has worked on the master plan for the renovations, including work with the Volkert engineering firm responsible for the Dune Restoration Project.”

Lamp Rynearson
Omaha World-Herald
“Lamp Rynearson, a civil engineering firm offering planning, landscape architecture, design, survey and construction administration services for public infrastructure and private development and redevelopment projects, has expanded its Landscape Architecture practice area.”

An Ancient Tuscan Farm Turned Magical, Bohemian Home
The New York Times
“The couple commissioned the landscape architect Oliva di Collobiano, Corsini di San Giuliano’s aunt, to bring movement and life back to the landscape.”

RIVERSIDE: Box Springs Trails Plan Earns Awards
The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
“This year, the plan has already won the 2016 Merit Planning Award from the State of California’s Trails and Greenways Conference and awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and American Planning Association.”

Taking a Field Trip to See Famed Landscape Architect’s Maine Legacy
Portland Press Herald
“Beatrix Farrand, who spent much of her life in Bar Harbor, was among the world’s most celebrated landscape architects.”

Landscape Architect James Corner Hopes His Public Square Design Promotes Democracy, Civic Harmony (Photos)
Plain Dealer
“The acclaimed American landscape architect James Corner sat on a concrete bench in the newly renovated Public Square Thursday evening and patted the convex curve of its softly pebbled surface.”

There Are No Mulch Circles in the Forest
Huffington Post
“Instead of laying down a layer of mulch to separate plants, let native plants grow into beautiful, layered masses, said Thomas Rainer, co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World, at the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Gala in Washington, D.C.” 

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