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Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New

How a Popular Park on an Abandoned NYC Rail Line Will Influence Seattle’s $700M Waterfront Makeover
“[Tatiana] Choulika grew up outside the U.S. and has lived in several countries around the world. But in the U.S. she has only lived in New York, where she has worked as a landscape architect for more than 25 years.”

Innovative Indoor Gym Looks and Smells Like the Outdoors
Landscape architect Lily Jencks, known for creating sustainable gardens in the United Kingdom, is collaborating on the facility's interior.”

Millbrook Event to Feature Renowned Landscape Architect
Poughkeepsie Journal
Landscape architect and author Margie Ruddick will discuss her new book Wild by Design at an upcoming event at the Cary Institute in Millbrook, according to a press release.”

Top 10 Meetings Innovations
Meetings & Conventions
“Case in point: At its October 2016 annual meeting in New Orleans, the American Society of Landscape Architects partnered with FreemanXP to use FXP |touch, Freeman's second-screen tool, at its general session panel about diversity in design. ‘We knew it needed to be a two-way conversation, and we needed to engage our members in the process,’ notes Susan Apollonio, education programs director at the ASLA.”

Tribute to Landscape Architect Diana Balmori
Architectural Record
Landscape architect Diana Balmori died of lung cancer on November 14 in Manhattan at the age of 84.”

From Obama Library Plans to a Riverfront Eye-grabber: Architecture to Watch for in Early 2017
Chicago Tribune
“The Jan. 26 event features key designers of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock: architect Richard Olcott and landscape architect Mary Margaret Jones.”

French-style Home Earns Board OK After Design Revamp
Palm Beach Daily News
“Designed by Nievera Williams Landscape Architecture, the revised landscape design for a planned house at 425 Chilean Ave. includes a formal garden at the front entry.”

OPINION: For Denver to Be a Great City, Mayor Michael Hancock Needs to Get Back to Basics
“An outspoken advocate for quality development, [Susan Barnes] has been recognized by numerous civic and cultural organizations including The Presidents Committee on the Arts & Humanities, Historic Denver, the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Western Region of the American Institute of Architects.”

CATHIE DRAINE: It's the Time of Year to Dream Big
Rapid City Journal
“The top 10 project types rated by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in early 2016 are: rainwater/graywater harvesting, native plants, native/adapted drought tolerant plants, low maintenance landscapes, permeable paving, fire pits/fireplaces, food/vegetable garden, rain gardens, drip/water efficient irrigation and reduced lawn area.”

The Lost Ancestral Peanut of the South Is Revived
“This year, says [Forrest] Parker, he's getting Ziploc gallon bags of peanuts from landscape architect and heirloom seed grower Nat Bradford of Seneca, S.C., who grew out 1,000 pounds of the peanuts this year.”

We the People, 2016
Boston Globe
“An artist whose sculptures often incorporate text (he worked on the Vendome Firefighters Memorial with landscape architect Peter White), [Ted] Clausen is also an expert calligrapher.”

Tributes to Sea Ranch at 50 Look to Future as Well as Past
San Francisco Chronicle
“One tribute is in Washington, D.C., where the National Building Museum is hosting “The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin,” an exhibition organized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation.”

Association Leader Ed Able Dies
Associations Now
“After leaving the Smithsonian, he became the executive director of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

New Town Planner to Take Helm
MIcromedia Publications Inc.
“In addition to several authorships, distinctions and certifications in the engineering and planning fields, [David Glynn] Roberts also served as President of the New Jersey Chapters of both the American Planning Association, (1993 to 1997), and the American Society of Landscape Architects, (2003-04).”

Landscape Architect Turns Walk in Woods into Something More
Aspen Daily News Online
“A Harvard-educated landscape architect who has called the Roaring Fork Valley home for almost three decades, [Suzanne] Jackson carries some big-time local bona fides.”

Houston Reservoir Reborn as Public Space, Canvas for Art
Fox News
“‘This really is a legacy project that goes out 20 years, 30 years, 50 years,’ said Kevin Burke, senior landscape architect for the project, which is managed by the economic development agency Atlanta BeltLine Inc. ‘We really have to have that long view as to what we are doing and the impact that we will have not only on the current generations of Atlanta residents and visitors but those yet to come for decades.’”

The Much-anticipated Final Phase of the Chicago Riverwalk Is Complete After Years of Planning and Construction
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Along with Ross Barney Architects, a large team was brought together to realize the project, including Chicago-based landscape architects Jacobs/Ryan Associates, with Massachusetts-based Sasaki Associates acting as prime consultant.”

Celebrating a Rugged Vision of Landscape Architecture
The New York Times
“A waterfall in downtown Portland, Ore., designed by the modernist landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, who died in 2009.”

ALS-stricken Landscape Architect Designs Home Controlled by His Eyes
“After being diagnosed with ALS, a disease of the nervous system that gradually takes away motor control, breathing, and speech, 38-year-old landscape architect Steve Saling decided to invent a home that he could control with eye movements.”

The Year's Most Optimistic Architecture
Fast Company Co.Design
“The hills are a sight to behold thanks to thoughtful sculpting by Dutch landscape architecture firm West 8 and planting design by Mathews Nielsen, but they're also doing double duty as a way to protect the rest of the island from storm surges.”

Charming Architect-designed Christmas Cards Through History
“Robert Royston was a renowned landscape architect who created parks and public spaces around the world.”

Leisure World's First Landscape Architect Subject of New Biography
The Orange County Register
“Dana Point businessman Rey Forsum, 85, the original landscape architect on the Leisure Worlds in Seal Beach and Laguna Woods, met with biographer Deirdre Newman for a year to have his life documented in a book, released this year.”

Downtown Parks, New Hospital Tower Recognized for Landscaping Excellence
Columbus Business First
“The Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored three local projects as part of its annual awards program.”

Architecture's Top 10 for 2016
Los Angeles Times
“Just in time for this summer’s Rio Olympics, in which his work played a minor television role, the Jewish Museum in New York mounted a comprehensive, sharp-minded tribute to the pioneering landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, whose gardens and plazas brought some much-needed fluidity and biomorphic curves to the asceticism of International Style modernism.”

Melillo & Bauer Gets Creative with Landscape Architecture
Asbury Park News
“For veteran practitioner [Tom] Bauer, a longtime member and past president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a fellow in the society, his job remains a field day.”

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.”

News and Community Briefs for Pacific Beach
San Diego Community Newspaper Group
“The American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter (ASLA SD), recently announced Pacific Beach resident Nathaniel Magnusson, PLA, and LEED AP, as its new president for 2016-2017.”

Sexy Infrastructure and Other Notable Developments in 2016
Huffington Post
“Moreover, these projects are evidence that landscape architects continue to grow as a leading force in shaping our cities, dealing with complex environmental issues and the locus of exceptional design.”

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