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A Busy October for Design Press

Replacing the FBI Building Won't Work Without Plans for a New Pennsylvania Avenue
Greater Greater Washington
“The full setback has some influential defenders: DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson, the Committee of 100, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the landscape architects Elizabeth Meyer and Elizabeth Gilbert sitting on the Commission of Fine Arts.” 

Get to Know British Designer Thomas Heatherwick
“According to a new Vanity Fair profile by prolific architecture critic Paul Goldberger, North London native Thomas Heatherwick is not only ‘part architect, part furniture designer, part product designer, part researcher, part landscape architect, and part Pied Piper of design,’ he’s also ‘by almost any measure the hottest designer in the world today.’”

Cool Spaces: Additions to Spacious Moreland Hills Home Flow Seamlessly
The Plain Dealer
“The family, which includes three children ages 10 to 13, turned to interior designer Donald Bingham Schmitt, architect Richard Kawalek and landscape architect Elsa Johnson to fulfill their wishes.”

Albright-Knox Architect, Landscape Designer Speak on Gallery Expansion
The Buffalo News
“On hand were architect Shohei Shigematsu of the global architecture firm OMA, landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and gallery director Janne Sirén.”

Uncommon Ground
The New York Times
“In his book ‘Landscape as Urbanism,’ [Charles] Waldheim notes that Olmsted was one of the earliest figures to call himself a landscape architect (though it was a term that Olmsted considered inadequate), and that he was full of visions for integrating landscape and urban life.”

One Landscape Architect’s Plan to Fuse Dallas–Fort Worth’s Waterways with Urban Growth
The Architect’s Newspaper
“A rendering of the proposed Branch Waters Network by Dallas landscape architect Kevin Sloan, which would incorporate the waterway system into the city’s framework.”

Buildings by Goodhue, Richardson and Vonnegut (Yes, Vonnegut) Among Those named National Historic Landmarks
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Gaukler Pointe is a leading example of the mature work of landscape architect Jens Jensen, a foremost proponent and practitioner of the Prairie Style of landscape design.”

Green Thumb: Landscape Architect Enzo Enea on Bringing Mysticism to Miami's Waterfront
“So much so that the Swiss-based founder and CEO of Enea Landscape Architecture is, these days, the go-to guy for creating lush green spaces that combine head-turning showmanship with a nuanced eye for balance and intimacy.”

A Team of Landscape Architects, Geneticists, and Bioinformaticians Are Trawling the Gowanus Canal for Science
The Architect’s Newspaper
“However, one team comprising of three New York practices—Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, community bio-laboratory GenSpace, and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy—views it in a different light.”

Detroit Engages with Its Community to Solve Its Raw Sewage and Storm Water Problem
The Architect’s Newspaper
“These bioretention gardens, developed by Joan Nassauer, a landscape architect and University of Michigan professor, replace Detroit's impermeable clay with permeable sand and gravel.”

Shanghai Skyscraper Wins First American Architecture Prize
“A campus for students in Melbourne took home the Interior Design of the Year prize, while Landscape Architecture of the Year went to a water re-use project at a Sydney park.”

“Landscape as Necessity” Conference Aims to Broaden the Role of Landscape Architects
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Henri Bava, founding partner of Paris-based landscape architecture firm Agence Ter and chairman of landscape architecture at Karlsruhe University, was one of the conference's speakers.”

Q&A: Mia Lehrer
October 2016
“We ask the landscape architect how she feels now the master plan for Los Angeles' River Revitalization, a ‘life's work,’ has been handed over to Gehry + Partners.”

Chicago Digs Deep to Fight Flooding, but the City’s Geology May Provide Another Solution
The Architect’s Newspaper
Landscape architect Mary Pat McGuire is working to tap a hidden asset in Chicago’s fight against flooding: forgotten sand deposits that could absorb rainwater.”

Commentary: Expanding Our Vision of What a Green Building Can Be
Finance & Commerce (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
“Editor’s note: Richard T. Murphy is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the president and CEO of the Murphy Warehouse Co.”

How a College Kid Accidentally Became the Landscape Architect at Trump Bedminster
Golf Digest
““He asked me if I was the landscape architect,” [Andy] Sick said. “I told him yeah. My only gardening experience was mowing my parents’ lawn.”

Our October Issue Explores Water, Landscapes, and Urbanism—from Drought to Deluge, Survival to Decadence
The Architect’s Newspaper
“For landscape architects today, urbanism and water go hand in hand.”

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