Product News by Forms + Surfaces, DuMor, Victor Stanley, and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Product News by Forms + Surfaces, DuMor, Victor Stanley, and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


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From Strawberry Fields to Abbey Road: Follow in the Footsteps of the Fab Four as a new Beatles Film Is Released
Daily Mail (UK)
“Named after the title of the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever, the teardrop shaped region was re-landscaped by the Central Park Conservancy with the help of landscape architect Bruce Kelley and a generous $1 million donation from Yoko Ono.”

Photos: When a Glamorous Garden Gets a Drought-tolerant Makeover
Los Angeles Times
“‘The homeowners still wanted a lawn for flexible open space,’ explains associate Mike Cheng. ‘Our approach as designers and landscape architects is that we don’t see lawn as the ultimate evil.’”

'We Got Our Butt Kicked' by Flooding, and Are Adapting
Environment & Energy Publishing
“A landscape architect by training, Bye loved living near the wooded river bottom for the oaks and ashes and gardening potential, loved how she knew her neighbors, loved how it was the place she brought her babies home to after they were born.”

Plans Filed for New East Orlando Apartments
Orlando Business Journal
“Bessolo Design Group is the project architect, Avid Group is the civil engineer and Aloha Pacifica LLC is the landscape architect.”

JFK Honeymoon and 'Godfather' Mansion for Sale
Norwalk Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio)
“The gardens, designed by landscape architect Paul Thiene, include cascading waterfalls to the pool as well as impressive, mature, trees.”

5 Things to Know Today, and This Isn't Your Average Parking News
Sacramento Business Journal
“The American Society of Landscape Architects - California Sierra Chapter is presenting the local event in collaboration with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and local creatives.”

Greenside Hazards
Golf Course Industry
“In my college landscape architecture courses, I was taught to design using the natural qualities of a site to give each a unique sense of place, not found elsewhere.”

New Canaan — a Town No Other Can Match
New Canaan Advertiser (Connecticut)
“Designed by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned for designing Central Park, Waveny boasts over 250 acres of woods, meadows and running trails as well as sports fields, paddle tennis courts, The Carriage Art Barn, The Powerhouse Theater, Lapham Community Center, and Spencer’s Run — New Canaan’s off-leash dog park.”

New National Museum of African American History and Culture Shines on the Mall
Interior Design
“Gustafson Guthrie Nichol was tasked with the landscape architecture, while Ralph Appelbaum Associates serves as exhibit designer.”

140 Senior Housing Apartment Units Planned in Franklin
The Tennessean
“Franklin-based Kiser+Vogrin Design is landscape architect for the luxury senior apartments project, while LordAeck Sargent of Atlanta is the architect.”

Judge Orders Playset, Plants Encroaching on White Pine Trail Removed
WZZM ABC 13 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
“It was the latest salvo in an on-going battle between the landscape architect and the DNR over what the state says is encroachment of its right-of-way along the linear state park between Comstock Park and Cadillac.”

Granary Burying Ground Undergoes Over $250k Worth of Renovations
Metro (Boston)
“The year-long project was completed by landscape architect Kyle Zick.”

SCJ Alliance
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“SCJ Alliance hired Lauren Galante as a landscape designer and Grace Bergman as a landscape architect in the Seattle landscape architecture studio, known as Project Groundwork.”

City Unveils Massive New Sculpture to Be Installed at Hudson Yards
Crain’s New York
“On hand to announce details for the Public Square and Gardens at the mixed-use Hudson Yards development were Mayor Bill de Blasio, Ross, Heatherwick and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, whose firm, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, collaborated with Heatherwick Studio to design the five acres of public plazas, gardens and groves that will connect the new development to the High Line and Hudson River Park.”

HGTV to Film Local Landscape Architecture on Casey Key and Siesta Key
WWSB ABC 7 (Sarasota, Florida)
DWY Landscape Architects have been named HGTV’s Ultimate Outdoor Award Winner and People’s Pick: Love at First Sight for 2016! The HGTV team visited the firm today, Sept. 14, to film editorial and promotional videos of DWY designs in celebration of their victory.”

PARK(ing) Day Is September 16, Bring Your Dinner
“The Orlando section of the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA), in cahoots with the College Park Partnership, will be presenting 15 parklets created by curated local groups.”

Sleek Interiors with Smart Garden
Irish Times
“Designed by landscape architect Paul Martin, it is one of the property’s key selling points.”

The Ruins at Holliday Park Get New Life
Indianapolis Star
“Turner’s selections for The Ruins’ gardens were guided by designs of Eric Fulford (1951-2012), an Indianapolis landscape architect whose vision inspired The Friends of Holliday Park to launch a five-year, $3.2 million campaign to turn the dreams into reality.”

De Blasio to Join Real Estate Execs for Hudson Yards Festivities
New York Post
“The festivities will celebrate the unveiling of the design of the area’s Public Square and Gardens by landscape architect Thomas Woltz and its massive central sculpture by Thomas Heatherwick.”

Chicago Breaks Ground on 3,600 Unit Riverline Mega-development in the South Loop
Curbed Chicago
“Phase 1 will also contain 3.5 acres of green space and a naturally landscaped riverwalk from landscape architect Hoerr Schaudt.”

A GOOD AGE: 'Grandma Cathie' Celebrates 101 Summers in Marshfield
Patriot Ledger
“Alice Ireys, who died in 2000 and had lived in the house, was described by the New York Times as ‘one of the most prominent landscape architects of the second half of the 20th Century.’”

Memphis Is Doing Green Space Right Again
“Memphis is the place where George Kessler, landscape architect and urban planning pioneer, brought the City Beautiful to the South, pairing pragmatic planning principles and lush, English Romantic-inspired ideas to create the Memphis Parkway System and Riverside and Overton Parks, among others.”

Celebrating Landscape Architecture Month
Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
“Did you know September is Landscape Architecture Month in Manitoba?”

Meet One of England's Top Landscape Architects
Architectural Digest
“English landscape architect Kim Wilkie prefers to intuit what a site wants to be rather than impose his will upon it.”

Take a Fall Tour of NYC’s Most Exciting Landscape Architecture LandmarksInhabitat
“In collaboration with the

 , the 2016 program includes the New Landscapes New York tour, which will take lucky participants on an urban adventure through 17 of the city’s most vibrant landscape architecture landmarks.”

A Guide to 6 U.S. National Parks
Metrowest Daily News
“‘The overall idea was that motorists should be able to drive out of Washington for a Sunday's mountain experience and get back home by night.’ - Charles E. Peterson, Park Service landscape architect, circa 1930s”

Spaces for Life: Questions for a Landscape Architect
Shawnee Mission Post
“Jason [Meier] is a landscape architect by trade, and helps people re-envision their property, but also is an amazing asset for land development.”

Winner Announced for the “Memorials for the Future” Competition
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The winning team: Climate Chronograph, comprised Bay Area-based landscape architects Erik Jensen and Rebecca Sunter. The winning pair imagined ‘a living observatory for the unfolding global story of climate change.’”

How One Architecture Firm Continues to Define Detroit's Skyline
Detroit Free Press
“‘It’s not just about streetscape design and putting a few planters in and doing the usual stuff. It’s really about place-making in a big way,’ said Lori Singleton, a landscape architect with the firm working on the greenway projects.”

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