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Why One Association Is Letting Its Chapters Take Over Instagram

Why This Patio Feature Is All the Rage in New England
Boston Globe
“Many resorts and restaurants already boast fire features, and the American Society of Landscape Architects identified outdoor fireplaces and fire pits as the number one outdoor residential design element both this year and last.”

The Unknown Story of New York City’s Brutalist Playgrounds, as Told by Artist Julia Jacquette
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Described as a ‘city within a city,’ Jacquette uses the now-demolished play area, designed by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, as a springboard to illustrate the egalitarian principles found in modernist architecture and recount how such design influenced her.”

9 Women-led Architecture and Landscape Architecture Firms in Philly
Curbed Philly
“As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Curbed Philly searched out as many women-owned architecture and landscape architecture firms based in Philly [as could be found].”

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

$7.2 Million Park in Northwest Wichita Could Be Tourist Destination
The Wichita Eagle
“The primary features of the park will be flood-proof galvanized steel boardwalks and wildlife observation stations modeled on the leaves of native lotus plants, said Hans Klein-Hewett, landscape architect with RDg Planning and Design, the company hired by the city to design the park.”

Diébédo Francis Kéré Announced as Brunner Prize Winner by American Academy of Arts and Letters
“Along with the Brunner Memorial Prize, the American Academy offers four Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture, which will be presented to the following: Theaster Gates, known for his long-running work of social practice in the South Side of Chicago with the Rebuild Foundation; Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer-Prize winning architectural critic and Frank Gehry-biographer; Walter Hood, known for his work as urbanist and landscape architect; and John Ronan, Chicago-based architect known for the Poetry Foundation building.”

Why Don’t We Have a Downtown Dog Park?
Greenville Journal (South Carolina)
While it was not an easy decision to close the Cleveland Park dog park, there were a number of reasons for having done so,’ said Edward Kinney, senior landscape architect of the city’s parks and recreation department.”

The Contemporary Austin Gets a Striking New Rooftop Addition
The Architect’s Newspaper
“This project is one in a series of designs that the organization has commissioned in recent years including the ongoing master planning of its sculpture park at Laguna Gloria by Cambridge, Massachusetts–based landscape architecture firm Reed-Hilderbrand.”

Tevlin: Creating a New Peavey Plaza for All to Treasure
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
“Those involved are channeling the ghost of landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, who built Peavey in 1975, to raise the “marvel of modernism” from the dead.”

A Data-Driven Approach to Revitalizing the L.A. River
Architectural Record
“Frank Gehry, along with partners Tensho Takemori and Anand Devarajan, and with landscape architect Laurie Olin, have been working behind the scenes on a comprehensive framework to revitalize all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.”

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Groundbreaking Exhibition Leaves a Profound Appreciation for Its Architect, Louis Kahn
“Especially striking are the two landscape designs he created with sculptor and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi.”

Stack Rock Group at Boise Flower and Garden Show
Idaho Business Review
“Stack Rock Group was one of two landscape architecture firms represented at the 21st annual Boise Flower and Garden Show at the Boise Centre March 24 to 26.”

These Houses Set the Standard for Curb Appeal
Architectural Digest
“Porches and balconies lend a summery look to an East Quogue, New York, house devised by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and decorated by the design firm S. R. Gambrel; Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects handled the gardens.”

A Sit-down with Douglas C. Smith: EDSA President on Bettering the Landscape
The Real Deal
Landscape architecture, we could be brought in very early, at the very beginning of a design process, with all the other consultants — the architects and engineers, etc.”

The Road to U.S. Infrastructure Improvement
The Construction Specifier
“Supporting the push for ever-greener and less-expensive infrastructure solutions, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released ‘Landscape Architects Leading Community Infrastructure Design and Development,’ a document outlining recommendations for improvement in this sector.”

Architect Predicts Oklahoma City's Downtown Park Will Be 'Transformative'
The Oklahoman
“Mary Margaret Jones is a landscape architect and president/senior principal of Hargreaves Associates of New York and San Francisco.”

Art Jameel Reveals Design for Arts Facility in Dubai by Serie Architects
Interior Design
“Each of the facility’s various buildings will connect via public outdoor courtyards designed by landscape architect Anouk Vogel.”

Andre Kikoski Designs Modern Glass Mansion in Hamptons
Mansion Global
“The house’s outdoor space, at roughly 12,000 square feet, is greater than the interior of 10,000 square feet. Mr. Kikoski and landscape architect Edmund Hollander created three levels of outdoor terraces, with a planted rooftop and a massive backyard deck with a full outdoor kitchen and bar, semi-covered trellises, a fire pit, grass pad for sunbathing and one of the home’s defining features: a large, transparent swimming pool, according to a brochure from Michael Cantwell, chief marketing officer of Bespoke Real Estate.”

World Landscape Architecture Month Kicks off Next Week
Total Landscape Care
“April serves as World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), and this year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will celebrate by showcasing the work of its 49 chapters.”

Margot Taylor’s Dancing Tree Estate Is a National Model for Sustainability
Main Line Today
“The Kennett Square landscape architect is now ready to transform other properties.”

Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County Business, Nonprofits
Palm Beach Post
“This local office now offers a variety of services including civil engineering, landscape architecture, planning and GIS.”

The Sources of Louis Kahn’s Mystical Architectural Modernism
The Economist
“He had a second daughter with Anne Tyng, an architect in his Philadelphia office, and fathered a son with Harriet Pattison, a landscape architect with whom he collaborated on the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.”

Latest South Park Rendition a Place for All
San Francisco Chronicle
“As for the walkway, it typifies the meticulous imagination of landscape architect David Fletcher’s approach to a space first conceived in the 1850s.”

Landscape Architects J&L Gibbons to Design Physic Garden-inspired Public Space for Palace of Holyroodhouse
Horticulture Week
“The garden will be designed by landscape architect practice J&L Gibbons, which is also currently working on the landscape restoration of Marble Hill Park in Richmond for English Heritage and the new Museum of London at West Smithfield.”

Studio Libeskind Wins Competitions for 2 New Projects in France
“In Nice, Studio Libeskind has collaborated with Fevrier Carre Architectes and landscape architect Jean Mus to design the “Gare Thiers-Est” (East Thiers Station), a keystone project of a major urban redevelopment of Thiers Central station and its surroundings.”

Play Ball!
Osceola Sentinel Tribune
“Josh Shields, a professional landscape architect with Bolton & Menk, Inc. of Des Moines — and a Murray native — has been working with the town on configuring specs for the project for the last two years.”

ASLA Responds to Trump’s Divisive Budget Blueprint
Total Landscape Care
“The State Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were some of the departments which saw double-digit spending cuts and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a statement concerning the new budget.”

Real Estate News Turns Unusually Political
The Oklahoman
Landscape architects think the president's budget proposal hits below the greenbelt.”

Delaware Botanic Gardens Master Plan Presentation Set March 30
Cape Gazette
“A master plan presenting a detailed vision for the Delaware Botanic Gardens in Sussex County has been prepared by Robinson Anderson Summers Inc., landscape architects in Wilmington.”

Why One Association Is Letting Its Chapters Take Over Instagram
Associations Now
“The American Society of Landscape Architects, which always has something interesting happening on social media during its World Landscape Architecture Month, is upping the ante next month by letting individual chapters run its Instagram page for a day.”

Landscape Architect for Jackson Park Honored as TCLF Oral History Participant
Hyde Park Herald
Landscape architect William “Bill” Johnson is the subject of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 14th Pioneers of American Landscape Design video oral history series.”

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.”

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