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Here Comes (PARK)ing Day!

Landscape Architecture Projects Earn 2016 ASLA Awards
“For aficionados of sculpted landscape, here's some eye candy from American Society of Landscape Architects via the organization's annual awards competition.”

Naperville Garden Connects Students with Disabilities to Land, Life Skills
Daily Herald (Chicago)
“One of the teaching assistants who's also a landscape architect helped design the garden so it's accessible to students in wheelchairs.”

Skanska Starting Hotel at Second and Stewart
Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle)
“Other project team members include KPFF Consulting Engineers and Atelier Landscape Architects.”

Don't Forget City Park's Racist Past
Baltimore Sun
“It was noted that the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was involved when this city park was created in 1920.”

Wahl Ave. Named After “Grandfather” of Parks
Urban Milwaukee
“In 1891, staff was added to help in the purchasing of land and, in the case of Lake Park, contracting with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted‘s Boston firm for the design of that park.”

Fire Pits Add Flare to the Backyard Gatherings
Los Angeles Times
“Fire pits — which are portable or permanent troughs or bowls that contain the flames — are expected to be the most popular outdoor design element this year, according to a survey from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

For 3,700-home South Loop Project, Architects Aim to 'Touch the River'
Crain’s Chicago Business
“The naturalistic edge isn't only a visual difference from the norm; as designed by landscape architecture firm Hoerr Schaudt, a network of wetlands, wells and green roofs will capture and clean the site's storm water for use in its sprinkler system and release into the river.”

Silicon Valley Architecture: Apple, Google, Facebook Lead the Way
East Bay Times
“‘This is what rich people do. They build palaces for themselves,’ said Louise Mozingo, professor and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley.”

VA Restates Policy Banning Confederate Flags
Denton Record-Chronicle (Texas)
“‘We are going to do everything we can to make sure those soldiers are honored properly,’ the 45-year-old Alabama landscape architect said. ‘We are going to fight to heck and back to save these things. … These men fought for what they believed was right at the time and that was states’ rights.’”

Ben Howland: National Park Landscaping for People and Wildlife
WVTF (Roanoke, Virginia)
“As the nation celebrates the 100-year history of its national parks, some alumni and professors at the University of Virginia are remembering a man who was central to the evolution of many parks – a landscape architect who shared his wisdom with hundreds of students.”

What's Next for Award-winning Willamette Falls Legacy Project?
Portland Tribune
“Willamette Falls Legacy Project’s master plan won awards from the from the Oregon state chapters of the American Planning Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects, plus the national Waterfront Center’s 'Excellence on the Waterfront' program.”

Colony Capital Principal Lists Stunning Montecito Estate for $18.5 Million
“In 1930, when the country was reeling from the stock market crash a year earlier, the society landscape architect Lockwood de Forest was putting the finishing touches to a Montecito, Calif., estate called Constantia.”

Annual Symposium Planned
Northwest Indiana Times
“Vallari Talapatra, landscape architect, will be speaking on ‘Mixed Gardens/Curb Appeal.’”

New Milbridge Park to Feature an “Edible Landscape”
The Ellsworth American
Landscape architect Bruce Riddell was selected by the trust and the Women’s Health Resource Library, which approached the trust about buying the Main Street property.”

LHB Recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects – Minnesota (ASLA-MN) and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM)
Business North (Minneapolis)
“LHB was awarded the 2016 ASLA-MN Merit Award in Analysis and Planning for the Visual Quality Manual (VQM) for Trunk Highway 100. LHB collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) – the project owner, the City of St. Louis Park, and Craig Churchward.”

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House
WAMC (Albany, New York)
“The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects presents Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House.”

PARK(ing) Day: Calling all Orlandoans, Activists, Artists, Designers, Architects, and Urban Planners
Bungalower (Orlando, Florida)
“The Orlando Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the College Park Partnership are seeking local activists, artists, designers, architects, and urban planners, to submit design proposals to temporarily transform an on-street parking space in College Park into a public space for PARK(ing) Day Orlando.”

How to Build a Better Skatepark
“A Finnish skateboarder and landscape architect rethinks these historically community-aggravating youth spaces.”

Decatur Cemetery Project May Be the Last for Famed Landscape Architect
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Though relatively minor, the work may wind up a notable footnote to the career of famed Atlanta landscape architect Edward Daugherty.”

Open House NY 2016 Tours Include New York Wheel, Met Opera House
Curbed NY
“Keeping with the theme of parks, OHNY has also partnered with the American Society of Landscape Architects-New York to highlight the role of landscape architecture in recently completed projects.”

Park(ing) Day Will Transform a Downtown Street into Interactive Parklets
Sactown Magazine
“Kimberly Garza and Dalton LaVoie, members of the California Sierra Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the event's main sponsor, are excited to organize this year’s exhibits in a lively part of downtown Sacramento.”

Serious Business: Putting the Joy Back into Landscape Architecture
Total Landscape Care
“The route one takes to find a career can be circuitous, and that was the case for landscape architect Joy Kuebler.”

Sunflower Oasis Is Sprouting on Former Highway Land in Providence
Providence Journal
Landscape architect Adam Anderson's planting, which he calls 10,000 Suns, will brighten empty land once occupied by Route 195 near the Point Street Bridge.”

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