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Who Is Saying What About ASLA and the Profession

Travel Ban Puts Some American Families on Hold
NJ Spotlight (via WNYC News)
“[Maryam Tronco] married a landscape architect — a perfect match.”

ASLA Officially Opens Call for Entries
Lawn & Landscape
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced its calls for entries for the 2017 Professional and Student Awards, a juried landscape architecture competition.”

Do We Know How to Design and Grow an Urban Forest?
Landscape architecture is not a task of a single profession. It is a multi-disciplinary challenge for associated professions, community, governments, and generations to come that will unify humanity within their urban environment.”

The Highway Hit List
“Built in the federal highway-building heyday of the early 1960s, Buffalo’s Scajaquada Expressway offered commuters an unusually scenic high-speed trip into the city: The highway’s planners routed the four-lane thoroughfare right through the middle of Delaware Park, the crown jewel of an ambitious city-wide network of parks and parkways designed by celebrated landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead and his partner Calvert Vaux in the 19th century.”

The Wharf Developers Assemble High-profile Design Team for Next Phase
Washington Business Journal
“Charlottesville-based Wolf Josey Landscape Architects has worked on the Asia Trail at the National Zoo, Waterfront Park and Phase 1 of The Wharf.”

The Forgotten History of Japanese-American Designers’ World War II Internment
“In his oral history at the Cultural Landscape Foundation, landscape architect Joseph Yamada notes that the internees made bonsai and vegetables flower in the desert.”

New Shops, Restaurants Planned for Lake Mary Area
Orlando Business Journal
“Orlando-based Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc. is the project civil engineer and landscape architect; and Orlando-based C4 Architecture LLC is the architect.”

Tavares Receives Legacy Award from Landscape Association
Cape Cod Times
“[Wayne] Tavares has more than 30 years' experience in the landscaping industry as a landscape architect, wet land consultant and construction supervisor.”

Whispering Palms CSD to Revisit Plan for Landscaping
Rancho Santa Fe Review
“At its Jan. 24 meeting, the board, which includes two new members, requested to begin a productive dialogue on what they would like to see, working with landscape architect Pat Coyne on a new design.”

From Book to Boom: How the Mormons Plan a City for 500,000 in Florida
The Guardian (UK)
“‘This is not a typical housing development. It is an entire region of the state of Florida – and it is the last remaining wilderness,’ said Karina Veaudry, a landscape architect in Orlando and member of the Florida Native Plant Society. It is, she stressed, a plan on an unprecedented scale: ‘This project impacts the entire state, ecologically.’”

Landscape Designers Named for Obama Presidential Center
Chicago Tribune
“The Obama Foundation on Monday named a team of landscape architects for the Obama Presidential Center, to be led by the designer of Chicago's 606 trail and Maggie Daley Park.”

Park Advocates to Take on ‘Renewing and Repositioning’ Brackenridge Park
The Rivard Report (San Antonio, Texas)
Landscape architects tour Brackenridge Park in anticipation of the landscape conference in San Antonio on March 3.”

Twycross Zoo to Be Transformed by Eden Project Designer
BBC News
“Twycross Zoo is to be transformed by the landscape architect who designed the masterplan for the Eden Project.”

Security Camera Shows Latest Vandal Damaging Green Lawn Cemetery
Columbus Dispatch
“The 360-acre Green Lawn Cemetery was founded in 1848 and designed by a landscape architect to be a rural cemetery that would offer peace and tranquility.”

The People's Architecture
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida)
“The program also will include lectures by architect Guy Peterson and landscape architect David Young on Feb. 1; architects Sam Holladay, Dale Parks and Joe Farrell on Feb. 8; and Julian Norman-Webb and Gary Hoyt, with landscape architect Jessica Heinz, on Feb. 22.”

Hurry Hard! New Ice Game Crokicurl Debuts in Winnipeg
CBC News
“‘All of the comments we've had, no one has once said ‘Brrr, it seems so cold’ or something,’ said Liz Wreford, the principal landscape architect of Winnipeg-based Public City Architecture, which came up with the game.”

New Northeast Dallas Neighborhood Urban Commons an Uncommon Mix of Income, Architecture
Dallas Morning News
“Architect Robert Meckfessel and DSGN Architects designed Urban Commons' neighborhood, and Kevin Sloan Studio is the landscape architect.”

International Garden Festival Announces Six Winning Projects for 18th Edition
Canadian Architect
“The new gardens selected for the 2017 edition are: L’Escale by Collectif Escargo [Pierre-Yves Diehl, designer, Karyna St-Pierre, landscape architect & Julie Parenteau, art teacher], Montréal (Québec) Canada.”

Architects Talk About Designing Hospital for Utica's Future
Utica Observer-Dispatch
“An entire team - including nurses, urban planners and landscape architects - will work on the project, the architects said.”

Architects Take Stand on Trump, Climate Change — But Should They Go Further?
Chicago Tribune
“As of Thursday morning, more than 530 design organizations — architecture firms, landscape architecture firms, design and consulting firms, and architecture organizations — had signed an open letter to the president from Architects Advocate, the group organized by the Chicagoans.”

Salem Finalizes Design of Proctor's Ledge Memorial
Salem News (Massachusetts)
“In the months that followed, a team of city staff and a consulting landscape architect worked with descendants of the victims, the Salem Award Foundation, local historians, and abutting neighbors to develop a plan to tastefully memorialize the location.”

New Designs for an Olana Summer House
Huffington Post
“[Frederick Church] was an architect, a landscape architect, a celebrity and a conservationist. A peer of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, he also served as commissioner for Central Park.”

Rediscovering a Forgotten Power Couple of Design
“Greentree [Joan Shapiro Levine] was one of the first women to be admitted to the American Society of Landscape Architects, and worked with Lawrence Halprin & Associates, a firm famous for designing civic spaces like the FDR memorial in Washington, D.C.”

How Immersive Virtual Reality Can Be a Boon to City Planners
Government Technology
“The American Society of Landscape Architects calls virtual reality (VR) a ‘powerful tool for landscape architects, architects, planners and developers — really anyone involved in designing our built and natural environments.’”

National Survey Documents Local Landmarks
Laguna Beach Indy
“Laguna Wilderness Press director Ron Chilcote, landscape architects Ann Christoph and Bob Borthwick, art historian Eric Jessen, photographers Mark Chamberlain and Lamb, Metzger, former city council member Verna Rollinger, and Harry Huggins, a greenbelt historian and mapper, made the application.”

Success by Design
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“And at her established Toronto firm, which joins architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, [Megan] Torza is currently partner-in-charge of the Tommy Thompson Park Entrance Pavilion project and the master plan for the adaptive reuse of the Jury Lands in Bowmanville, Ont.”

Trends and Techniques on Display at New England GROWS
Nursery Management
“Many attendees earned certifications and continuing education credits through classes accredited by the International Society of Arboriculture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, and state and regional pesticide licensing boards.”

Imagine and Create Your Own Landscape with Azul-Verde Design Group
Sonoran News (Arizona)
“Azul-Verde is family run with Michael Rockwell, landscape architect, and Gary Orlando, construction manager, at the helm.”

Winners of Third Annual Winter Stations Design Competition Announced
Canadian Architect
“They include designs from international and local artists, designers, architects and landscape architects that all celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape and aim to draw people outside to interact with the cold, icy environment.”

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