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Landscape Architecture in the News

Frederick Law Olmsted Re-enactor Brings the Father of Landscape Architecture to Lancaster
Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
“Olmsted is widely considered the father of landscape architecture and one of its greatest practitioners.”

South Burlington’s Dumont Park Wins Public Places Honor Award for Dumont Park
Vermont Business Magazine
“The Public Places Awards program is co-sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Vermont Community and Urban Forestry Council and the Vermont Planners Association.”

$1.8M Forest Hills Home Has an English Garden, Attic Studio, and a Unique History
6sqft (blog)
“In 1909, noted architect and urban planner Grosvenor Atterbury, employed with the firm McKim, Mead and White, was, with partner Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (son of the famous landscape architect) commissioned to plan a new community in Forest Hills, Queens.”

A Barrel of Fun: Niagara Falls Touts Thrills in Rebranding
Voice of America
“Opponents of the lodge cite renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's declaration more than 100 years ago that the area should be off-limits to developers.”

Bradley Cantrell Chosen as Chair of Landscape Architecture at UVA School of Architecture
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The University of Virginia has announced the appointment of Bradley Cantrell as the new Chair of Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture.”

The Philadelphia Flower Show, in 18 Magical Instagram Photos
Curbed Philadelphia
“The design concept was developed by Dutch landscape architect Nico Wissing, and this specific dome was constructed in the Netherlands as a gathering space for the Dutch government.”

Shall or May? Florida’s Public Record Law Hangs on by One Word
89.1 WUFT-FM (North Central Florida)
“Gulf Stream resident Chris O’Hare, a retired landscape architect and sculptor, said he took advice from Chandler about a dispute he had with the town’s police.”

Chamber Raising Funds for Dyess Airmen Memorial
Abilene Reporter News
“Mitch Wright — landscape architect, designer, and grandson of Abilenian Dub Wright, who was instrumental in bringing Dyess to Abilene — designed a ‘sundial’ memorial that allows the sun to enter and mark precise points in time on the memorial grounds.”

Top 5 Park & Trails Destinations for Disabled Access
“The physical and psychological benefits of spending time outdoors – hiking, biking, paddling, birding or just enjoying a trailside picnic while in nature – have multiple benefits for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, obesity, heart disease, depression, type II diabetes and more, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Fans of Haupt Garden near Mall Don’t Want to See It Bulldozed
The Washington Post
“‘The garden itself is really a collaboration between the architect and a very prominent landscape architect named Lester Collins, who did a lot of work in and around Washington in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s but had a national reputation,’ he said.”

Residents Complain About the Landscape of a Forgotten Median (News 4 Tucson)
“According to Gary Wittwer, a landscape architect for the City of Tucson, it’s supposed to look like this. ‘The whole idea here is to make this area here look like the natural desert.’”

Backyard Wish List? Fire Pits, Wi-Fi and Apps, not Grass
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.)
“The D.C.-based American Society of Landscape Architects surveys its members every year about trends, and for the first time, technology has cracked the top 10.”

UVA School of Architecture Selects Bradley Cantrell as Chair of Landscape Architecture
“The University of Virginia School of Architecture has appointed Bradley Cantrell as the new chair of Landscape Architecture.”

Huckleberries: History Book on CdA’s City Park Coming Soon
The Spokesman-Review
“In a 200-page book to be published in early May, landscape architect Jon Mueller provides the back story of Coeur d’Alene’s first park.”

Family’s Objections Responsible for Naming Gas Works Park
“Seattle landscape architect Rich Haag got the job to design the park.”

$2M Revamp Will Bring Sports Fields to Neglected Forest Hills Playground
DNA Info
“The agency is planning to use the funds, provided by the Queens Borough President's office, to repave 1 acre of the playground which is currently an empty asphalt field and turn the space into a softball and youth soccer fields as well as a volleyball court, according to Lee Ann Beauchamp, city landscape architect with the Parks Department, who presented the plans to Community Board 6 last week.”

Atlantic Beach Talks to Turn Johnston Island into Public Park
Florida Times-Union
“Burke Designs, an Atlantic Beach land planning and landscape architect company, presented Reeves and former city manager Nelson Van Liere with the public park and boat launch plan in fall 2016.”

Registration Now Open for Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum
Knoxville Focus
“[Charles A. “Chuck”] Flink is a fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows and is the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Design at North Carolina State University.”

New Orleans Home and Garden Calendar, March 11, 2017
The New Orleans Advocate
“Stroll the garden with landscape architect Robin Tanner as he discusses the elements of garden style.”

Brick by Brick, Architect Louis Kahn Gets the Biography He Deserves
“I exchanged emails with his mother, Harriet Pattison, a landscape architect.”

New Vision Revealed to Remake Georgetown's West Heating Plant
Washington Business Journal
“That was music to Levy's ears in what at this point in what's been a very long process for the group that also includes New York's Georgetown Co., former Mayor Anthony Williams and landscape architect Laurie Olin.”

We Pity the Fool Who Doesn't Want to Buy Mr. T's Old House
Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
Landscape architect Jens Jensen—who was commissioned for several residences by the Ford family in Michigan as well as Chicago's legacy parks (including Garfield Park)—designed the gardens.”

Rewilding the Trinity, and Avoiding the Errors of the Past
D Magazine (Dallas, Texas)
“‘There’s nothing like this, nothing in the U.S. for sure,’ said Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, who is also the landscape architecture practice leader for Americas for global engineering and design firm AECOM. ‘It’s a system connected to a much larger network, a system of drainage that can be used ecologically and recreationally. It’s rare to find that in an urban area.’”

“Architect as Developer” Jonathan Segal, FAIA, to Speak at The Dallas Architecture Forum.
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.”

ASLA Surveys Landscape Architects
Lawn & Landscape
“Consumers prefer sustainable – yet tech-friendly – design elements for their outdoor living spaces, according to the 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

Berkshires Buzzing About Beekeeping Project
Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
“The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized the institute for its use of integrated soils, water and vegetative systems that improve native woodland and stream corridor conditions by reducing resource demands.”

A Tale of a Horticultural Trojan Horse
Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)
“As a young landscape architecture student at Rutgers University way back in the 1970s, I sat in my first plant materials class earnestly learning all my botanical Latin ... bottomland species, early succession colonizers and the like.”

ASLA Survey Predicts Trends for Connectivity and Sustainability
Total Landscape Care
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has conducted its 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey and for the first time, wireless/internet connectivity entered the top ten project types for consumers.”

Landscape Architecture Icons to Know Now: Cornelia Oberlander and Harriet Pattison
“Cornelia Oberlander and Harriet Pattison knew of each other long before they met: In a field with few female practitioners at the time, they were often told of ‘another’ woman working in landscape architecture.”

ASLA Sees Rising Demand for Sustainable, Tech-Friendly Outdoor Projects
“The 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey recorded wireless/internet connectivity in its top ten for the first time this year.”

Ten Design Tips from the Father of American Landscape Architecture
Total Landscape Care
“Frederick Law Olmsted is considered the father of American landscape architecture and some of his best-known works remain iconic to this day.”

Jane Fishman: Clermont a Groundbreaker in Landscape Architecture
Savannah Morning News
“She didn’t go to school intending to be a landscape architect.”

Garden Club Hosts Landscape Architect this Month
Roanoke Times
“Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs at 3640 Colonial Avenue, SW presents "Gardens Around the World" by Robert McDuffie, Landscape Architect and Associate Professor of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00PM.”

Dix Park Landscape Architect Talks About Possibilities
The News & Observer
“Here’s how absolutely dedicated Michael Van Valkenburgh and his team of landscape architects were in their dogged pursuit of the master plan for Dorothea Dix Park.”

Saturday’s Editorial: Ravine Gardens Is a Horticultural Oasis
The Florida Times-Union
“More recently, in 1999, Ravine Gardens was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was also pinpointed as a National Landmark for Outstanding Landscape Architecture by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Three Local Projects Win Public Space Awards
Stowe Today
“Three Lamoille County projects were recently selected to receive Public Place Awards from the Vermont chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Vermont Community and Urban Forestry Council and the Vermont Planners Association.”

For a Decidedly French Experience, Visit Buenos Aires, ‘the Paris of Latin America’
The Washington Post
“This makes sense when Rivas tells us that, at the turn of the 20th century, it was a French Argentine landscape architect that remodeled the park’s original design.”

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