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Landscape Artists Take Pick Up Sketchpads for Walk Through Downtown
Financial News & Daily Record (Jacksonville, Florida)
“They left the climate-controlled confines of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, where they are attending the state convention of the American Society of Landscape Architects, to document the urban environment and hone their sketching skills.”


Research Points to Mechanisms on Why 'Green' Helps in Urban Life
“Gwynne Mhuireach, a doctoral student in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon, check out a data-collection site at a park in Eugene, Oregon.”

Norris Dam, First Major TVA Project, Celebrates 80th Anniversary
Franklin Home Page (Tennessee)
“Eager visitors approached the dam just as landscape architects had designed it in the early 1930s.”

Kayak Sharing Along Mississippi in the Works
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
“‘It's a first in the National Park Service,’ said Susan Overson, landscape architect and park planner with the Mississippi park. ‘I am really proud of the National Park Service for approving something so innovative and approving the funding for it. I am over-the-top excited to be able to offer a paddle share. … It's for people who don't own their own equipment. It's meant to be easy and affordable.’”

New Fairgrounds Garden Named for Springfest President
New Jersey Herald
“David Wright, of Branchville-based David H. Wright Landscape Architect LLC, was surprised when a garden he helped design to honor the history of Springfest, was instead dedicated to him.”

The Clearing Confirms Rest of Guided Hike Schedule
Green Bay Press-Gazette
“The Clearing is a nonprofit folk school established in 1935 by renowned landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen.”

Good-bye Grand Structures: The Small-Scale Civic Architecture of Today
“In Sacramento, a private developer who is creating a new residential neighborhood across the river from downtown commissioned landscape architect Jerry van Eyck to design the Barn, a torus-shaped event structure that has no particular function, but serves to focus the nascent community and provides space for parties or concerts, or just shade.”

The Perfect Landscape Lighting
Greenville Online (South Carolina)
Landscape architect J. Dabney Peeples was kind enough to lend his professional expertise in this area and shared the following ideas.”

Designing for the Dark
Architectural Record
Note: This article presents case studies featuring dark-sky designs that are sensitive to the night sky and ecosystems yet still responds to clients’ requirements. One case study is Patrick's Island Park Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, by Civitas, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Tillett Lighting Design.

Cool Condo Landscape Designs For the Hot Summer
Landscape architect Enzo Enea’s strategic indigenous vegetation design inspires the two pool decks to create their own independent micro-climates at this luxury boutique condominium.”

Tanzania: What Makes Shift of Govt Seat Relevant 43-Years On?
Landscape architect Macklin Hancock (1925-2010) from Toronto designed the new capital for which he, in turn, borrowed the American suburban planning model.”

PARK(ing) Day Will Transform Edgewater Drive September 16
College Park Community Paper (Orlando, Florida)
“The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Orlando Section and the College Park Partnership will be hosting PARK(ing) Day College Park, a seven-block parklet crawl with nearly 20 transformed parking spaces along Edgewater Drive.”

Dreaming Up a Summer Idyll for Frederic Edwin Church
New York Times
“Twenty-one architects and landscape architects made concept sketches for a theoretical summer house — an open-air structure sometimes known as a ‘folly.’”

Obama Foundation Makes It Official: Presidential Library Will Go Up in Jackson Park
Chicago Tribune
“The park was designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

The Obama Library Is Going in Jackson Park - What That Means
Huffington Post

“Will we declare that parks held in public trust—especially masterworks designed by great landscape architects—are not free for the taking?”

Villagers’ The Gardens of Miami Book Receives Prestigious Design Award
Miami’s Community Newspapers
“The book recently received the Award of Honor from the Design Awards Committee of the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Residents’ Love For National Parks Inspires Book
Vermont Standard
“Since then, national parks have been a significant part of [Rolf Diamant’s] life and multifaceted career with the National Park Service as a landscape architect, planner, and park superintendent.

Award-Winning Landscape Architect Discovered Passion for Career Early
Mississippi Business Journal
“‘I discovered landscape architecture and felt it was a great fit for me,’ [Christian Preus] said.”

Put Some Wild in Your Garden
Times Sentinel (Zionsville, Indiana)
“A 2016 survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects emphasized the trend for natural areas.”

Arboretum Paths: Nature’s Lessons for Landscaping
Picayune Item (Mississippi)
“The opening presentation was made by Thomas Rainer, the forward-thinking landscape architect from Washington, D.C., who spoke to a receptive audience about the need for learning how to intelligently design successful landscapes that will stand the test of time.”

Lofton Receives Honorary ASLA Membership
The Courier
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced that Waterloo resident Audra Lofton, affiliate of the ASLA, will receive honorary ASLA membership.”

Four Tips for Great Yards
Landscape architects can help builders imagine how a patio or side yard might integrate with a kitchen or family room and what the outdoor space could be.”

Builders Prepare for a Warmer World
Landscape architect Bryan Harris, principal of Urban Cactus and co-owner of Dig It, a retail nursery in downtown Phoenix, tries to emulate patterns in nature with big trees to create a comfortable microclimate, pops of native perennials near patios, and accent trees to frame views from windows.”

Tampa’s $35 Million Riverfront Park Redevelopment Is Underway
The Architect’s Newspaper
“This project has been in the works since 2014, when designers Civitas and W Architecture and Landscape Architecture began a community outreach process to determine the public’s needs.”

Opinion: Waterfront Initiative 123 Is a Bad Idea
Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle)
“The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects opposes Seattle Initiative 123.”

7 Backyard Landscaping Ideas That Will Entice You to Come Out of the House
“‘You need a legitimate reason to go out there,’ says Chad Bostick, a Huntsville, AL, landscape architect and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Eagle Scout Candidate Beautifies Landscape of Hedgerow House
Delaware County Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
Landscape architect Hank Bishop, Hedgerow Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Jared Reed and Eagle Scout candidate William Shinn met July 18 to discuss William’s landscaping project at the Hedgerow House grounds in Rose Valley.”

Business Survey Shows Mixed Results for Landscape Architecture
Total Landscape Care
“Business conditions were a mixed bag for landscape architecture firms during the second quarter of this year, according to the American Society of Landscape Architect’s “Business Quarterly” survey.”

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