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This Edition's Clips

Rhode Islanders of the Year
Rhode Island Monthly
December Issue
“But to Adam E. Anderson, a practicing landscape architect who teaches at Rhode Island School of Design and often walks past them, it seemed like developers were dueling over the land.”

High Line Architect Picked to Design Park in One of Vancouver's Last Undeveloped Waterfront Properties
The Globe and Mail
“The landscape architect behind New York’s award-winning High Line has been selected to design a major new park in Vancouver.”

Mature Trees Take New Root in Johnson Development's Veranda Community
Houston Chronicle
Landscape architect Clark Condon and Environmental Design moved the initial trees, all pecan trees, to make way for a detention pond.”

Construction Begins on Massive Stadium for American Football Team LA Rams
“LA–based Mia Lehrer + Associates is serving as the landscape architect.”

New Girl: Winston Goes Undercover in Exclusive Clip
Entertainment Weekly
“Jess (Zooey Deschanel) isn’t convinced that Winston (Lamorne Morris) can successfully go undercover as a parent at her school — but he proves her wrong in an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode, where Winston poses as James Wonder, a landscape architect who decides he’s a widower once he spots Genevieve (Lucy Punch) eyeing him.”

Charlottesville's Statues Commission Expected to Finalize Report this Week
The Daily Progress
“[Louis] Nelson and Martin Holland, a professor of landscape architecture at Clemson University, said they understand why there’s a desire to remove the statues.”

Goettsch Partners Provides a Refreshing Jolt to the Chicago Suburbs with Zurich Insurance Group’s North American HQ
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Employees and visitors drive through a lush landscape designed by Chicago-based Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, complete with walking and biking trails, water features, and rolling native savannas.”

Mapping a Future for Dix Park
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
“Six teams of landscape architects are vying for the chance to remake the Dorothea Dix grounds into a destination park.”

An Elegant, Park-like Landscape Surrounds this 10,000-square-foot Cambridge Home
Boston Globe
“The neighbors paid landscape architect Gregory Lombardi the ultimate compliment when they began walking by the custom-designed fence he installed around a very visible Cambridge, Massachusetts, house without doing a double take.”

Diana Balmori, Visionary Landscape Designer, Dies at 84
The Washington Post
“Challenges such as climate change, rising sea levels and extreme weather required landscape architects fundamentally to rethink design approaches, she argued.”

The Landscape Architect Who Helped Invent Modern City Parks
“In The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, projects like Seattle’s Freeway Park, an array of Cubist concrete bricks and cascading waterfall that bridges Interstate 5, or the Sea Ranch, a rustic development north of San Francisco inspired by the Israeli concept of kibbutz, position Halprin as a pioneer, a designer, and a thinker whose engineered landscapes offer a pre-High Line look at inspired urban design.”

Longtime New Haven Resident, Landscape Architect Diana Balmori Dies; Wife of Cesar Pelli
New Haven Register
“Diana Balmori, an internationally recognized landscape architect, is remembered by friends and colleagues for her inspiring designs and teamwork.”

Remembering Visionary Landscape Architect Diana Balmori Through Her Most Forward-Thinking Projects
“Diana Balmori, renowned landscape architect and founder of design firm Balmori Associates, passed away last week from lung cancer at the age of 84.”

From Penguin Watching to Healing Gardens, See the Best Australian Landscape Architecture from 2016
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has presented this year’s National Landscape Architecture Awards.”

Ending “Code Talk” About Gentrification
The Huffington Post
“‘When we talk about gentrification, there is a lot of ‘code talk’ that is often very subtle,’ said Timothy Cassidy, ASLA, a landscape architect with Bernardon, at the American Society of Landscape Architect’s 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.”

Top 20 Landscape Architecture Websites of 2016
The Global Grid
“Our front runner this year, up to the first position from the second in our 2015 ranking, is the American Society of Landscape Architects' website.”

Diana Balmori, Landscape Architect With a Blending Philosophy, Dies at 84
The New York Times
“Diana Balmori, a landscape architect whose ecologically sensitive designs integrated buildings and the natural environment in projects ranging in scope from urban rooftop gardens to South Korea’s new administrative capital, Sejong City, died on Monday in Manhattan.”

A Park in the Sky: 70 Rainey Tower's 10th-floor Amenities Are Over the Top
Austin Business Journal
Landscape architecture firm Design Workshop Inc., which is based in Denver but has an Austin office, is handling the design assignment for the outdoor space.”

NYC Public Design Commission Announces Excellence in Design Award Winners
The Architect’s Newspaper
“‘These thoughtful and innovative designs support the de Blasio administration’s commitment to providing quality, equitable, and resilient public spaces to all New Yorkers. By utilizing good design principles, these projects will provide the public with increased access to the waterfront, open spaces and parks; improved places for play and community gatherings; and inspiring artworks,’ said PDC president Signe Nielsen, co-founding principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, in a statement.”

This French City Is the Art World‘s New Hot Spot
Architectural Digest
“When the campus opens in full, in 2018, it will be united by a garden-filled public park conceived by Belgian landscape architect Bas Smets.”

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