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A Rich List of Hits

UNO Professor Ditches His Lawn, Builds Smarter Yard with Home-Grown Species
Omaha World-Herald
“The University of Nebraska at Omaha biology professor, also a landscape architect and director of the Center for Urban Sustainability, knew a way to build a smarter yard.”

Ann Zoller Stepping Down as Director of LAND Studio after Completing Public Square Renovation
The Plain Dealer
“James Corner, the internationally respected landscape architect who designed the $50 million re-do of Public Square, said the project probably would have been impossible without Zoller.”

Washboard Willy Quit Architect Job to Pursue Musical Dreams
KCBD NBC 11 (Lubbock, Texas)
“But what little passerbys know is that his legal name is Larry Hiskett, and he was once a landscape architect in Colorado.”

Home Steeped in American, Film History Is on the Market
WFLA NBC-8 (Tampa, Florida)
“Paul Thiene, a landscape architect, designed the estate’s gardens, which house waterfalls.”

Dramatic Mid-Century Princeton Mansion Hits Market for $6 Million
“The landscaping also comes with a pedigree: It was designed by Robert Zion, the landscape architect who revamped Statue of Liberty Park and whose design for Paley Park in New York is credited as the city's first ‘vest pocket’ park.”

You Should Know: The First Kidney-Shaped Pool (1939)
Transworld Skateboarding
“One believer is landscape architect Janne Saario (Element Euro rider some years ago), a longtime skateboarder who has designed a number of skateparks both in Finland and abroad.”

Landscape Architect Keeps His Own Backyard 'Simple'
Naples Daily News
“‘It's kind of a stress relief,’ said [Tom] Scangarello, who doubles as a private chef for his company Food Studio and as a landscape architect for his environmental planning and design firm Scangarello LLC.”

Inside Willamette Falls: A Q&A with the Landscape Architect Carol Mayer-Reed
Metro News (Portland, Oregon)
This Q&A features landscape architect Carol Mayer-Reed of  Mayer/Reed.

IndyGo Congratulates Transit Center Landscape Designer on Professional Award
Mass Transit Magazine
“Transit Center landscape designers Rundell Ernstberger Associates (REA) were recently recognized at the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (INASLA) Annual Meeting for their work on the Julia M. Carson Transit Center.”

Fehr Graham Welcomes New Landscape Architect
Rockford Register Star (Illinois)
“[Bill] Schmidt joins Fehr Graham with over 22 years of experience as a principal designer and senior project manager who directed a landscape architecture studio in a multidisciplinary firm and in private practice in the Chicago area.”

Richard (Dick) Marshall 1948 – 2016
Great Bend Tribune (Kansas)
“Dick was awarded the distinction of Fellowship in the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

When Nature Calls: Students Study Flora, Fauna at Guilford Courthouse Park
Greensboro News & Record (North Carolina)
“[James] Martin was among about 10 students from the college representing the American Society of Landscape Architects, who were using the event as community service.”

Landscape Group’s Resilient Design Guide Promotes Working With Nature
Associations Now
“To help mitigate damage done by natural disasters, communities can build up surrounding nature with the help of a new American Society of Landscape Architects resilient design guide.”

Baton Rouge Mayoral Candidates Address Traffic, Public Safety and Flood Recovery During Forum
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“The organizations included local chapters of Louisiana Engineering Society, the American Institute of Architects, Louisiana Associated General Contractors, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Council of Engineering Companies and American Society of Civil Engineers.”

Celebrate Architecture at Open House New York Weekend
City Guide Magazine (New York)
“New Landscapes New York is presented in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the group's professional association.”

On the Block: Proposal for a Promenade Along Melrose Is a Great Idea, But It Doesn't Go Far Enough
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
“For all those reasons and more, I'm intrigued by Mike Kent's proposal for Melrose Promenade, which earned a 2014 award from Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

One Surprising Secret Weapon Against Natural Disasters? Landscape Architecture
Fast Company Co. Design
“This week, the American Society of Landscape Architects, or ASLA, published an an online guide designed to help its members plan for, and even prevent, the worst.”

Let Me See Your Garden, And Your Home, Grow
The Voice-Tribune
“According to a 2016 survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), there is a growing demand in the industry for extended outdoor living spaces and design elements: fireplaces, lighting, internet connectivity and even sleeping spaces.” 

ASLA Report: Landscape Design Can Help Communities Recover from Natural Disasters
Construction Dive
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has released a guide that gives designers, architects and builders a blueprint for protecting communities against the effects of natural disasters through better landscape design.”

Landscape Architects Fight Climate Calamities with Resilient Design
Total Landscape Care
“Earlier this year the Obama administration called for better community resilience by improving building codes and standards, and the American Society of Landscape Architects has responded by creating a guide on how to design communities facing certain natural disasters.”

Volunteers from Across Nebraska Band Together to Build North Loup Veterans Memorial
Omaha World-Herald
“Students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Great Plains Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture Student Group designed plans for the park.”

A Rare Tel Aviv Tree, a Landscape Architect and a Tragedy Foretold
Haaretz (Israel)
“I meet landscape architect Ram Eisenberg next to Gan Ha’ir Mall in Tel Aviv.”

It’s More Fun than Parallel Parking
The Sacramento Bee
“The event, sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects and Downtown Sacramento Partnership, aimed to demonstrate design solutions that enhance the pedestrian experience downtown.”

4th Annual PARK(ing) Day Comes to Providence
NBC-10 News (Cranston, Rhode Island)
“The event is a collaboration between the Rhode Island chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island Chapter.”

What Houston Needs: Less Parking, More Parks
Houston Chronicle
“Ben Niefield is chair-elect of the local section of the American Society of Landscape Architects. ‘PARK(ing) Day allows us to explore what our urban dynamic could be if we prioritized the pedestrian rather than the car,’ he writes.”

The Streetsblog California Park(ing) Day Post
Streetsblog California
“But other groups have taken over and run with the concept, from local advocacy groups like WOBO in Oakland to the American Society of Landscape Architects, which is designing and putting up parklets throughout the country today.”

Park(ing) Day: When Urban Landscapes Expand One Space at a Time
Total Landscape Care
“The American Society of Landscape Architects has been participating in Park(ing) Day since the beginning and encourages all landscape architects to share their projects with the hashtag #ASLAPD16 here.”

Don't Hang Up the Gloves Yet
Broomfield Enterprise (Boulder, Colorado)
“For ideas on which trees will grow well here along the Front Range, Colorado State University Extension, several municipal arborists, members of the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association and representatives from the American Society of Landscape Architects have compiled a review of 250 trees that are commercially available.”

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.”

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