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Who Is Saying What about the Profession and the Society

Garden Publishing Old and New: the Best Magazines to Read Now
The Telegraph (UK)
“They started online in May this year after visiting a landscape architect friend in Brooklyn, New York.”

The Best Real Estate Advice You Got in 2016, Decided by You
“Any landscape architect will tell you that the key to cultivating your outdoor oasis is planning and research.”

Office Design Grows Up
Fast Company Co.Design
“We're partial to São Paulo's, which riffs on the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.”

This Former Professional Skateboarder Is Now a Skate Park Architect
“After a career as a professional skateboarder, Helsinki-based Janne Saario has become one of few landscape architects in the world with a practice devoted completely to designing skate parks for young people.”

A New Must-Read Book Explores the Divides Within Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
The Architect’s Newspaper
“According to editors Christophe Girot and Dora Imhof of the ETH Zurich, as scarcity, ruin, and a siege mentality drove the functionalism that dominated architecture of the post-war period, the profession of landscape architecture is still in the midst of responding to a decades-long environmental crisis, and has produced similarly functionalist design.”

How Buildings Are Trying to Soothe Stressed-Out New Yorkers
DNA Info
“To top it off, each apartment has its own private garden terrace with foliage overseen by Brooklyn-based landscape architects, Future Green Studio, that will be maintained by the building’s staff with a special irrigation system.”

Tea and Talks with Yurie Halchak in Storrier Stearns Garden
Pasadena Now
“Under the direction of Dr. Takeo Uesugi, landscape architect, professor emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was faithfully restored from 2007 through 2013.”

A Chinese Billionaire-Owned Real Estate Firm Is Building a Huge Skyscraper in San Francisco
Business Insider
“A 68-foot-tall ‘Urban Plaza’ at the base of the building, designed by renowned landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson, will provide a gathering space for public use.”

News Roundup: Landscape Architect Firms’ Biophilic Project Honored
Total Landscape Care
“The 31-acre project was designed by Denver-based landscape architecture firm Civitas Inc., and New York-based W Architecture and Landscape Architecture.”

Here's a Look at Peabody Essex Museum's $200M Expansion Plans
Boston Business Journal
“The expansion — part of the Peabody Essex Museum's $650 million advancement campaign — features a glass atrium, a 5,000-square-foot garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a designated entrance and an array of facilities for school groups, as well as new loading dock and object transfer areas.”

The Best Architecture of 2016: Structures New and Reclaimed
The Wall Street Journal
“The former Revolutionary-era military base then Coast Guard station abandoned in 1996 has been gradually reimagined by a team led by landscape architect West 8 into a new kind of pastoral with 48 acres of strolling paths, groves swinging with hammocks, and a 2.2-mile promenade around the island.”

7 of England’s Most Amazing Gardens
Architectural Digest
“In contrast, at Hampshire’s 17th-century house the Holt, contemporary landscape architect Kim Wilkie has transformed a steep and awkward slope into a grass amphitheater that is the essence of simplicity—powerful and peaceful at the same time.”

See How TV Producer Douglas S. Cramer Decorated His Art-Filled Villa in Miami Beach
Architectural Digest
“Across the lawn, a fanciful gazebo—inspired by one at the former Paley estate in Round Hill, Jamaica—serves as a shady retreat amid the gardens, which were devised by landscape architect Mario Nievera.”

Anthony Tyznik, Landscape Architect at Morton Arboretum, Dies at 91
Chicago Tribune
“Anthony Tyznik was the landscape architect at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle for four decades, and he also designed landscapes for many homeowners and institutions.”

From the Community: Trends in Transportation Come into Focus at Sustainability Network's Forum
The Beacon-News
“It has been a boon for pedestrian traffic and businesses-and recognized by the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Design Envy: This Wine Country Home Is Everything We Want in Life
“Vistas can also be admired poolside, on the gorgeous outdoor patio—essentially an extension of the living room—or while sitting around the outdoor fire pit, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects.”

Downtown Challenge Winners Announced
“Using designs created by University of Georgia students who attended the Poplar Yards Charrette in August the Middle Section of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, along with local stakeholders, will develop a Master Plan for Poplar Yards.”

Project of the Week for December 5, 2016: Sejong, Public Administration Town
“Balmori Associates says, ‘We proposed a new approach to city-making, one that starts with landscape architecture.’”

FIRST LOOK: Michael B. Coleman Government Building Rising Downtown
Columbus Business First
“MKSK is handling landscape architecture.”

See How Landscape Architecture Is Shaping Developments All Over Asia (Singapore)
“Songdo’s green city vision reflects how important landscape architecture is for developing sustainable urban environments, but few architects are blessed with a blank sheet of paper on which to balance the demands of city living with nature.”

A Day in the Life of Perry Guillot
The Wall Street Journal
“‘I call these my potato shoes,’ says landscape architect Perry Guillot of the mud-caked brogues he’s lacing up in his front hall.”

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