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Media Notes from All Over

12-Story, 16-Unit Mixed-use Project Tops Out at 1 Great Jones Alley, NoHo
New York YIMBY
“HMWhite is the landscape architect, and completion is expected in the first half of 2017.”

ADOT Internships Prepare Transportation Professionals
Construction Equipment Guide
“Coming from communities across Arizona, the interns work in fields including engineering, urban planning, construction management, environmental science, landscape architecture and more.”

How to Remake San Jose’s St. James Park
The Mercury-News
“In trying to re-create a park that has become a haven for the homeless, the landscape architects have turned both to the past and the future: One entry would create a border of Victorian gardens.”

Gardens by France’s Most Revered Landscape Designer
The New York Times
“Gardens are ‘an expression of faith’ and ‘the embodiment of hope,’ wrote the revered English landscape architect Russell Page in his memoir, ‘The Education of a Gardener,’ in 1962.”

Where in Maine?
Down East
“A nascent ethic of natural preservation was in vogue at the time, and one of its champions, famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, probably helped inspire the acquisition and layout of this quiet, wooded not-a-park.”

Hartley Nature Center Budding Back to Life Thanks to 25K Grant
WDIO ABC (Duluth, Minnesota)
“‘Trees raise the quality of life, and that's what American Bloom is all about,’ said Bill Hahn, consulting landscape architect with the non-profit.”

Former Glaceau COO Lists Her $21 Million Greenwich Estate
“She hired Paul Stephan Marchese, a Greenwich architect, and Conte & Conte, a local landscape architecture firm, and set about designing an equestrian compound.”

Landscape Architects See Los Angeles as Living Lab in Combatting Climate Change
USC News
“Some 50 years ago, Los Angeles postcards proudly showcased the city’s tangle of freeways — with traffic flowing freely, of course. To landscape architect Gerdo Aquino, that retro art inspires questions about the future.”

Lynnhurst Hosts Clean Water Forum
Southwest Journal (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
“The keynote speaker is Barr Engineering Landscape Architect Matt Kumka, who will discuss ‘Landscaping for Water Quality.’”

Can a 17-mile Loop of Extensive Bike Trails Between San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers Ever Be Built?
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
“After four years of scoping and a previous public meeting held 3 1/2 years ago, the committee whittled down the project list from 45 to 16, said Jan Sandgren, a principal with Withers & Sandgren, the landscape architect working the project with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Watershed Conservation Authority and the Altadena-based nonprofit group Amigos de los Rios.”

The National Mall Faces Crises of Funding and Identity
Roll Call
“Since the American Society of Landscape Architects described the Mall’s deteriorating conditions as ‘an international embarrassment’ in 2009, it has undergone a series of improvements.”

Once Threatened, Neutra’s Kronish House Restored to Midcentury Modern Glory
Curbed Los Angeles
“Saved from the brink of destruction in 2011, the Beverly Hills home has been painstakingly restored and rehabilitated over the last few years, and now the property has received a prestigious honor award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Rural Cemeteries Places of Peace to Picnic
Poughkeepsie Journal
“They were also probably influenced by the work that Andrew Jackson Downing, the founder of American landscape architecture, and Henry Winthrop Sargent, a landscape gardener and his friend and collaborator, were doing in Newburgh and Fishkill Landing.”

Convention Center Expansion?
San Diego UrbDeZine
“For over 20 years, I have attended the American Society of Landscape Architects national convention that happens every year and travels to many cities around the nation.”

Three Women-owned Businesses Collaborate to Form Building-design Entity
Record-Eagle (Traverse City, Michigan)
“The entrepreneurs collaborated their sole proprietorships to launch PLAID — Planning Landscape Architectural and Interior Design — a group that does it all.”

Drought-tolerant Gardens: Expert Tips and Tricks
“We talked to landscape architects who work their magic in southern California’s dry climes.”

Charlottesville Architecture Panel Gets Peek at West Main Schematics
Charlottesville Tomorrow (Virginia)
“Since March, Rhodeside’s team has been studying the Downtown Mall, which was designed by renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and built beginning in 1976.”

FBI Building Site Recommendations, Revealed
Curbed DC
“Nancy Somerville, CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects, urged the NCPC [National Capitol Planning Commission] to maintain the existing building set-back from Pennsylvania Avenue NW and protect the three rows of trees.”

Nashville's Centennial Park Phase Two Detailed
The Tennessean
Landscape architect Thomas Woltz doesn't want to restore Centennial Park, as much as revive the historical and ecological significance of it.”

University of Tennessee Gardens Host to New Tree House as Part of Children’s Discovery Garden
News Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee)
“The design for the tree house came about through a contest among the members of the East Tennessee chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

FDR Memorial Architect Featured in New National Building Museum Exhibition
Curbed DC
“The exhibition, titled, ‘The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin,’ will open November 5.”

Designing a Framework for Your Flowers
The Citizen (Fayetteville, Georgia)
“Ever wonder where to put the ‘bones’ of your landscape – the walks and terraces, the walls and arbors – so that your garden best complements your home? Noted landscape architect Élise Cormier, speaking at the October Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association Meeting, can show you how.”

Cancer Survivor Designs the Beauty of Parks, Life
Daily Herald (Chicago)
“Lori Vierow is an award-winning designer who was recently hired as senior landscape architect at GreenbergFarrow in Arlington Heights.”

Boston Society of Landscape Architects Announces Lynn Wolff Fund
Boston Real Estate Times
“The Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) announced the launch of the Lynn Wolff Fund, which was recently established to honor the memory and work of the late Lynn Wolff, FASLA, President and Principal of Copley Wolff Design Group (Copley Wolff), who passed away earlier this year.”

Video: Landscape Architect Peter Flinker of Dodson & Flinker Asks Residents How They Would Improve the Littleton Common Area at a Master Plan Update Walking Tour on Sept. 30.
The Patriot Ledger (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

6 Reasons Why K-12 Hispanic Students Should Discover Landscape Architecture
“Here are some top reasons why more Hispanic students should learn about landscape architecture and become landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

Memphis Landscape Architecture Firms Take 5 of 13 State Awards
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee)
“Memphis landscape architecture firms fared well in the annual design awards, winning five of the 13 awards presented Thursday night by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

The Top 3 Reasons Why Landscape Architects Love Natural Stone
Total Landscape Care
“Natural stone is durable, readily available and comes in a variety of textures and colors. No wonder it’s considered a darling among landscape architects and designers.”

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