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What People Are Saying

Can We Bring Back Riskier Playgrounds?
“The Danish landscape architect Carl Theodor Sorensen came up with the idea of letting children build objects and structures in a space free of adults.”

Plant Power: The Biofit Organic Gym Concept
The Week UK
“I came up with the concept of Biofit – a verdant, organic gym – and started working with landscape architect Lily Jencks, who became my interior designer.”

Project of the Week for January 23, 2017: SRM Development, Kirkland, WA
Landscape architect Forrest Jammer of TRA (Thomas Rengstorf & Associates) designed the site’s pedestrian paving, furniture, hardscape, and plantings.”

Ferne K. Kolodner, Community and Civil Rights Activist
The Baltimore Sun
“She later moved to a townhouse in Bolton Hill that she had landscaped in ornamental grasses by the internationally known landscape architect Wolfgang Oehme.”

It’s Usually Difficult for People to Agree on a Crowd’s Size. Here’s Why.
The Washington Post
“[Curt Westergard’s] fascination with polygons comes in part from his background as a landscape architect: ‘It's just part of our training to figure out polygons: for example, how much concrete you put around a kidney-shaped swimming pool,’ he said. ‘It's calculus, really.’”

You Could Get a Little More Trail for Your Ambles in Whatcom Falls Park this Summer
The Bellingham Herald
“The new 1,648-foot trail section would help people get about without having to use their vehicles, according to Jonathan Schilk, landscape architect for Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department.”

Legislature Takes up Budget Issues, but also Food Stamps and Architects
Juneau Empire
“HB 48 (Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau) - Extends the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors through 2025 and adds a landscape architect to the board.”

Planning for Big Sky’s Future in Parks and Open Spaces
Explore Big Sky
“Gordon Lemmel, a Peaks to Plains landscape architect, said most parks are owned by homeowners associations or nonprofits.”

Laguna Gains National Honor as a Historic American Landscape
Los Angeles Times
“The National Park Service, in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects, decided to give Laguna the designation, allowing it to join the ranks of more than 700 sites similarly honored across the United States, according to a news release from local advocates.”

Park District Expected to Vote on Policy on Third Party Construction Next Month
Chicago Tribune
“The Glencoe Historical Society is pleased that the proposed new policy for third party donations will, while facilitating other Park District goals, continue the collaborative process we are undertaking with the Park Board and staff to reconstruct a lost Frank Lloyd Wright structure, and create a (landscape architect) Jens Jensen-inspired park for the enjoyment of the entire Village of Glencoe.”

New Renderings of Six-Acre Pier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights
New York YIMBY
“Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates is the landscape architect and Architecture Research Office (ARO) is responsible for the new buildings.”

In Memoriam: Dr. Diana Balmori
“Since landscape architecture is my own background, I had been inspired by her work for a long time and greatly enjoyed following her progress throughout the years as a truly thoughtful representation of female leadership.”

Public Notice: The FABPAC Reaches Out
The Austin Chronicle
“The Creek Show is an annual art installation series put on by the Waller Creek Conservancy; they invite ‘architects, landscape architects, artists, and designers to submit ideas for light-based, site-specific installations to be sited [along] Waller Creek.’”

On the Move: 19 January 2017
Nashville Post
“Brian Dunn has joined Civil Site Design Group as land planner/landscape architect.”

Building Type: Long Road to the Arts District's First Park
Los Angeles Times
“Rick Fisher, a landscape architect in the Bureau of Engineering, led the design team.”

A Year of Southern Travel
Garden & Gun
“If you really need a flower fix, check out the forsythia dell at Dumbarton Oaks (expect a mid-March bloom), planted by Beatrix Farrand, the only founding woman member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Street Trees Replaced in Sylva
Smoky Mountain News (Waynesville, North Carolina)
“So, as part of the streetscape planning process, a landscape architect visited the town and provided a list of approved landscape species — mostly native but also including some acceptable non-native species.”

10 Questions with... Margie Ruddick
Interior Design
“World-renowned landscape architect Margie Ruddick redefines green design as we know it.”

Owner Applies to Demolish Landmarked Lake Bluff House
Chicago Tribune
“‘After they withdrew, the owners looked elsewhere for another piece of property,’ said Dan Horvat, a landscape architect who spoke on behalf of the couple at a Jan. 11 meeting of the village Historic Preservation Commission.”

You Must See This 12,000-Square-Foot Greek Revival Home in Leiper’s Fork
Style Blueprint (Nashville, Tennessee)
“While Kevin led the architectural design of the home, Castle was responsible for interior details, built-ins and design, and Gavin Duke of Page|Duke Landscape Architects was the landscape architect.”

Oregon to Host International Master Gardener Conference
Statesman Journal
“Other well-known presenters are Lee Reich, horticulturist and author; Sean Hogan, owner of Cistus Nursery in Sauvie Island; Lucy Hardiman, Portland garden designer and author; Ramesh Sagili, assistant professor and bee expert at OSU; and Thomas Rainer, landscape architect, teacher and author.”

Sustainable Gardening
Quad Community Press
“These webinars were offered by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in cooperation with the U.S. Botanic Garden and the American Society for Landscape Architects.”

Hodder + Partners Reveals Designs for New RHS Garden Near Salford
The Architects’ Journal
“The hall, designed by Victorian architect Edward Blore, who created the façade of Buckingham Palace, was built for the first Earl of Ellesmere between 1840 and 1845, with landscape architect William Andrews Nesfield involved in the development of its gardens from 1846.”

Ten Things You May Not Know About Torrance
“Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., son of the man who’d designed Central Park in New York City, was brought on board as a landscape architect.”

Photos: $1.4 million Orinda Estate Once Featured in Sunset Magazine
The Mercury-News
Landscape architect Robert Moore’s design added new groundcover plants, a crabapple tree and an expanded entrance walkway to the front yard.”

Fifty Shades’s Dakota Johnson on Sex, Fame, and Building a Career on Her Own Terms
“‘Is this an appropriate outfit for meeting your landscape architect?’ she asks, pulling on a crimson mohair sweater by The Elder Statesman (its designer, Greg Chait, is a pal). ‘Do I look like an adult who can convincingly use words like night-blooming?’”

L.A.’s Chief Architect: Deborah Weintraub
Jewish News
“Weintraub oversees an on-call list of architects and landscape architects who are under contract and invited to make proposals on city projects, making her L.A.’s unofficial liaison to the local architectural and landscape design community.”

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Ranked 17th on List of Metropolitan Danger Zones for Pedestrians
Detroit Metro Times
“The project was funded by the AARP, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates.”

Landscape Architect Presents Ideas for Library Lobby
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
“‘I really suspect we are going to come up with a type of hybrid,’ said John Rowe, the landscape architect working on the project.”

Lagoon-anchored $1B Development Near Lake Ray Hubbard Snags Landscape Architect
Dallas Business Journal/WFAA
“Bayside — a $1 billion lagoon-anchored development near Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett — has landed a new landscape architecture firm, which will design the master plan for the 262-acre lakeside project.”

Exhibition Surveys Work of Modernist Landscape Architect Lawrence Halprin
“Parks with terraced fountains and chunky concrete formations are among works by American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin featured in a show at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.”

Is a Rainwater Cistern Right for You?
Orlando Magazine
“Underground cisterns are designed on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with an engineer and landscape architect.”

Cabrillo National Monument Visitors Center Wins Grant
San Diego Community News
“The American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter (ASLA SD), in collaboration with the San Diego Native Plant Society, announced Cabrillo as the 2016 recipient of the community grant.” 

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