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Landscape Architecture in the News

Westside Trail Is “on Schedule and on Budget,” Beltline Officials Say
Atlanta Loop
Kevin Burke, project manager and senior landscape architect of the Westside Trail project on the Atlanta Beltline, shows the updated progress of the trail to local residents at a community meeting at Families First in Atlanta.”

The Crosby Arboretum: A Living Memorial to a Man Who Loved Nature, Designed by a Man Who Listened to Nature
Picayune Item
“Ed Blake and Andropogon Associates also received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1991 for the Master Plan and Landscape Design of Pinecote, also the highest national award given in its field and is the only one ever to be received in Mississippi until 1999, when Ed received this award for the Landscape Design of Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.”

Pershing Park and the World War I Memorial: Moving Beyond an Accumulation of Pieces
Huffington Post
“The future of Pershing Park is an example of how first tier works of landscape architecture too often are still treated like second-class amenities.”

Basura Bash Gets Community Involved in Waterways Cleanup
The Ranger (San Antonio, Texas)
“Larry Clark, tributary leader for the River Road volunteers and landscape architect, takes an auto part found in the San Antonio River from Matt Wallace, architect and member of the San Antonio River Foundation board of directors, during the annual Basura Bash Feb. 18 along River Road.”

On the Market: The Latham House, a Modern Masterpiece, Lists for $2.6M
News Times (Danbury, Connecticut)
“Richard Bergmann, an award-winning New Canaan architect and landscape architect, left his mark as well, most notably in the dramatic contemporary house at 122 Woods End Road.”

Turning 30, Baton Rouge Green Looks Ahead
The Advocate
“Leafy trees, especially live oaks and other native hardwoods, have marked the city's yards, said Suzanne Turner, a Baton Rouge native who taught at LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture.”

One of Two Plans for Park Shows Boat Ramp
Coastal Review Online (North Carolina)
“Sara Burroughs, a landscape architect and owner of Sage Design in Wilmington, the company working on the plans, said the two concepts, labeled ‘A’ and ‘B’ on materials at the meeting, were ‘very preliminary’ and created as diagrams to give the public a general visualization.”

How to Design a Potager Garden
Mother Nature Network
“The way to do that is to transform your vegetable garden into a potager (pronounced po-toe-jay), said [Jennifer] Bartley, a landscape architect in Grantville, Ohio.”

Toronto Startup Veteran Launches Digital Health-records Platform
Globe and Mail
“Her first client was a landscape architect who hired her to build a website in both English and Arabic.”

Public's Proposals for Mount Penn's Future Aired at Meetings
Reading Eagle
“Peter Simone, president of Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, led the morning and afternoon brainstorming sessions.”

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show Looks to Next Generation
The Tennessean
Landscape architect Todd Breyer, one of the show organizers, will lecture on edible landscapes during the Lawn & Garden Show.”

Hostetler Park Renovation Project Includes New Plan for Alaska Victims Memorial
KTVA CBS 11 (Alaska)
“Corvus Design’s principal landscape architect, Peter Briggs, helped design the project pro-bono.”

Pinellas County
Tampa Bay Newspapers
“Selection of a landscape architect in conjunction with the Pinellas Bayway beautification project was unanimously approved. AECOM won out over RS&H for the landscape architectural contract.”

Join the Dialogue on Brackenridge Park
San Antonio Express News
“Brackenridge was not designed by a famous landscape architect, but rather the land has been shaped by city leaders, parks commissioners and, very importantly, by the people who have used it.”

Gabion Retaining Wall Has Many Uses in Your Yard
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“There are heavier wires or even stainless steel. It depends on what the builder, homeowner or landscape architect wants.”

A Guide to Installing a New Fence: Professionals, Costs and Materials
Fox News
“A fence contractor or a landscape architect or designer can work with you to design and install the right fence or gate for your property and lifestyle.”

Ground Will Break in Fall 2017 on Capitol Park Renovation, Landscape Architecture Firm Selected
Daily Detroit
“The nonprofit group that helps coordinate downtown public space development, the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) in collaboration with the City of Detroit, today announced its selection of Toronto-based urban design and landscape architecture firm, PUBLIC WORK, as the lead designer for the upcoming Capitol Park district renovation.”

Winter Stations Exhibition Returns to Toronto Waterfront Until March 27
Canadian Architect
“Winter Stations sponsors for 2017 include Great Gulf, Pomerleau, the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), City of Toronto, Urban Capital, Demirov Fine Homes, Toronto Arts Council, Bridging Finance, Bousfields, Marlin Spring, Makita and Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), Devine Park LLP and Toronto Windsurfing Club.”

Lush and Lean Part 1: County Landscape Architect Works with the Desert
The Las Cruces Bulletin
Landscape architect David Cristiani describes himself as an Air Force brat who has lived all over the country.”

Landscape Architects Deplore Idea of Abolishing EPA
Total Landscape Care
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) issued a statement Thursday strongly opposing a recently introduced House bill, H.R. 861, which would terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

Tanglewood Presents Plan for Big Expansion
Boston Globe
“The project also includes plans by landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand to plant nearly 150 new trees and improve views and irrigation on the campus.”

Georgia Tech Moves Forward with Plans for a Living Building on Campus
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Philadelphia-based Andropogon Associates, the landscape architects for the project, is proposing many strategies including pollinator gardens, blueberry orchards, medicinal plants, and edible vines spread across rooftop gardens and surrounding forest to help with water drainage and shading for the building.”

Local Landscape Architect, Peter Alexander, Waxes Poetic on Dredging Vessel, The Watermaster
Greenwich Free Press
“Local Greenwich landscape architect and longtime advocate of dredging to create parkland in Greenwich, Peter Alexander, will address the North American Dredge Conference this week.”

Landscape Designer Focus of New Film at Tower Hill Sunday
Telegram (Worcester, Massachusetts)
“Nevertheless, [Beatrix] Farrand was the only woman among the 11 founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects and went on to run a highly successful landscape design office in New York.”

Start Planning Your Landscaping Projects Now. Here’s How.
Denver Post
“Phil Steinhauer, landscape architect and owner of Designscapes Colorado, says that landscaping has changed in the last 10 years to allow a more seamless transition from indoors to outdoors.”

A Magical, Maintenance-free Garden? It Exists in Connie Rodriguez’s Back Yard
Seattle Times
“Connie Rodriguez enjoys a glass of wine with neighbors John Linse and Carole Clark in her new outdoor room designed for respite, relaxation and entertaining by Seattle landscape architect Scot Eckley.”

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