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Recent Readings Citing the Profession

Perry Guillot Tells Us What's in for Hamptons Landscaping This Year
Hamptons Magazine
“‘I think most Americans think of New York as nightlife, theater, and buildings, but not as having the most gorgeous and long beaches,’ says Perry Guillot, a landscape architect based in Southampton, who envisions East End gardens as scenes embodying the tough, unadorned, but also unexpected spirit of the Hamptons.”

Registration Open! What to Know About AN’s 4th Annual Best of Design Awards
The Architect’s Newspaper
“This year’s jury is composed of a mix of AEC professionals—architects, engineers, a landscape architect, and AN editors.”

Driveways That Go the Extra Mile
The Wall Street Journal
“In a national survey of its members, the American Society of Landscape Architects reported that 81% of respondents saw stable or growing demand for work in the first quarter this year, much of it in residential projects.”

Landscape Architect Bradley Cantrell on “Cyborg Ecologies” and New Ways to Look at Nature
The Architect’s Newspaper
“As an associate professor of Landscape Architectural Technology and director of the GSD’s Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Cantrell runs experiments like these to better understand the natural elements that make up his profession’s palette.”

Beat the Heat in the Big City
“One of the most serene spaces in New York is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden in the Museum of Modern Art. You can get in free between 9:00 and 10:15 AM or you have to pay for admission to the Museum, but the space, designed by architect Philip Johnson and landscape architect James Fanning in 1953 and revitalized in 2004, is worth it.”

Topiary Gardens: The Art of Trees
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
“Ms. Stasiak tends to the garden that was renovated in 2007, and since has been under an evolving restoration, returning its lush beauty intended by Ellen Biddle Shipman, a renowned landscape architect who died in 1950.”

Things to Do in NYC (7/20-7/26)
“Through nearly 140 works, Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at the Jewish Museum explores the prolific Brazilian landscape architect's output—including paintings, sculptures, theater designs, textiles, and jewelry—as well as related works by contemporary artists and examples from Burle Marx's varied collections.”

Bank, Coffee Shop, and Single Family Home Projects Approved
Times Union (Albany, New York)
“[Mary Moore Wallinger], a landscape architect, explained she is doing work with M.J. Engineering, which is involved in the ‘Live in Schenectady’ project.”
World’s End Welcomes More Visitors, to Dismay of Neighbors
Boston Globe
“In 1889, [John] Brewer hired famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design a residential subdivision for World’s End.”

New York Is Rapidly Evolving Beyond a Manhattan-centric Identity
“The Hills are not merely camera-worthy. They are a miniaturized essay in the power of landscape architecture with precedents dating back to Frederick Law Olmsted in America and even to Capability Brown in England.”

LA River Pedestrian-Bike Path Makes Headway
“The Los Angeles-based architecture firm will head up a team that includes landscape architect outfit Mia Lehrer + Associates, architect Oyler Wu and engineering firm Psomas.”

AN Tours the Hills on Governors Island with West 8’s Adriaan Geuze
The Architect’s Newspaper
“This reporter was wearing an outfit that was unfortunately not conducive to sliding, but she did watch a landscape architect fly down the longest chute after taking measurements at the top of the hill.”

On Governors Island, the World’s Smartest Hill
Architectural Digest
“Taking topography cues from master landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (Central Park, Prospect Park), West 8 won the 2007 internatiOn Governors Island, the World’s Smartest Hill

On Governors Island, the World’s Smartest Hill
Curbed NY
“Along the way, the expedition leader, 55-year-old Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm West 8 won a 2007 competition to design a 40-acre park on the island, waxed poetic about everything from the hum of the park’s new insect population to the prominent white borders that line the park’s new pathways.”

Landscape Architect Plans Major Expansion, Adding 2 Offices
Total Landscape Care
RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, a 34-year-old firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced Tuesday it is expanding beyond Texas for the first time with the addition of fully staffed offices in Oakland, California, and Phoenix, Arizona.”

Bill Kirby Jr.: Late Landscape Architect Would Like Our Direction
Fayetteville Observer
“He told us 20 years ago a downtown should be the heart of a city, and the late landscape architect would approve of the direction this city and this county seemingly are headed, be it a baseball stadium, a performing arts center ... or perhaps both.”

The Hammer Biennial's Breakout Star? A 78-year-old Retired Gardener from Compton who once Worked for Marlon Brando
Los Angeles Times

“[Kenzi Shiokava] landed the job with Brando when a friend who worked as a landscape architect enlisted him to help clean a fish pond at a tony home in the Hollywood Hills.”

Sherman Boulevard to Get Major Makeover with Paintings, Landscaping, More
O'Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Assoc., Inc Landscape Architects of Kalamazoo have been hired to design a beautification plan that can be implemented over time by public and private groups interested in supporting the project.”

New York's Hidden Island Gem
Associated Press video (via YouTube)
This news video mentions landscape architects as the designers of the “The Hills” on Governors Island.

Hispanic Landscaping Group Expands GIE+EXPO Offerings
Total Landscape Care
Note: This link leads to a roundup of short news briefs, including one about Landscape Architecture Magazine. Scroll down the page to the second news brief.
Landscape Architecture Magazine, an official publication of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), has won three EXCEL Awards, according to an announcement from Association Media & Publishing (AMP).”

How to Build a Pond in Your Yard (It’s Not as Easy as Just Digging a Hole)
“This easy outdoor improvement pays off in more ways than just better scenery: 29% of architects surveyed by the American Society of Landscape Architects predict that backyard ponds and streams will be popular landscaping elements in 2016.”

Landscape Architect Joey Furr Presents Plan for St. Francisville Town Center
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Landscape architect Joey Furr presented an ambitious vision for St. Francisville at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen.”

News from Around the Valley, July 14-20, 2016
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“The Springs Preserve, in partnership with the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Star Nursery and the Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, recently announced the winners of the 18th annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards competition.”

Moore To Be Honored by National Group
Morning News (Florence, South Carolina)
“Darla Moore, philanthropist and business woman, has been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as one of its 2016 honors recipients.”

Fire Pits Can Be an Essential Backyard Feature
The Reflector (Battle Ground, Washington)
“A fire pit has always been a popular patio addition, but today they are the top requested design feature, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette Area Business Honors for July 10, 2016
The Acadiana Advocate
“John Spain, executive vice president of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, is being presented honorary American Society of Landscape Architects membership in recognition of his advocacy for the development of downtown Baton Rouge.”

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.”

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