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“From Here to Eternity: The Nine Trans-pavilions at the Venice Biennale”

City's Parks Have Grown over 200 Years
Cincinnati Enquirer
“Then, a 1907 report by landscape architect George Kessler spurred the aggressive acquisition of parklands.”

New Waterfront Construction in Quogue Goes on the Market for $6.75M
Curbed Hamptons
“The landscape architect is John Ewing.”

From Here to Eternity: The Nine Trans-pavilions at the Venice Biennale
The Art Newspaper
“Artists include Bonnie Ora Sherk, the San Francisco and New York-based landscape architect and performance artist who famously ate lunch with caged animals in a zoo in the 1970s, and Kananginak Pootoogook, the late Inuit artist.”

An Early 1900s Mandeville Cottage Gets a Light, Bright Makeover: House of the Week
The Times-Picayune
“As for the main yard, [Catherine] Hemphill did the majority of the work herself. Since the previous owner had been a landscape architect, she said he'd left items in the yard that she'd re-purposed.”

Artist of the Month: Talley Fisher Is Carving Out Her Own Niche
“With a background in zoology and landscape architecture, she has continued her father’s legacy, creating more than 40 pieces for major clients all around the world and finding her love for innovative sculptures.”

KSU Architecture Class Steams up Glenville Daycare Center with Cuban-style Makeover
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
“Everyone came to see the results of a five-week remodeling blitz at the daycare center building performed by Kent State University graduate students in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.”

Starchitect César Pelli Lists 5,000-square-foot San Remo Apartment with Gorgeous Views for $26M
“Pelli and his wife, landscape architect and urban design scholar Diana Balmori, who died last year, purchased the five-bedroom co-op for $17.5 million in 2015 from John Leguizamo’s mother-in-law, Rona Maurer.”

River Oaks Home of Legendary Heart Surgeon Is on the Market for Nearly $4.5 Million
Culture Map Houston
“A backyard patio with garden fountain was designed by acclaimed landscape architect Gregory Catlow.”

The Most Affordable Real Estate in San Francisco's Most Expensive Neighborhood
San Francisco Chronicle
“The backyard is spectacular with original landscaping by celebrated Bay Area landscape architect Thomas Church, who's recognized for introducing the idea of creating living spaces outdoors.”

Build Toronto Announces Winning Design Team for Etobicoke Civic Center
Canadian Architect
“Build Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto, has announced Adamson Associates Architects, Henning Larsen Architects and PMA Landscape Architects as the winning design team selected from the Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition to design a new 46,500-square-metre (500,000-square-foot) Etobicoke Civic Centre as part of the six-hectare (14-acre) Westwood Theatre Lands redevelopment.”

Experiencing the Landscapes Beyond Where You Live
Landscape architects play a crucial role in connecting people with the broader regional landscapes in which they live.”

Macdonald Gardens Could Become Heritage Park
Yahoo! News Canada
“The park was designed by Frederick G. Todd, who the Canadian Encyclopedia calls 'the first truly resident landscape architect in Canada,' one of a small handful of landscape architects and planners committed to designing greenspace in urban settings in the first half of the 20th century in Canada.”

Huckleberries: Always Betting on the Gray Horse Doesn’t Break the House
The Spokesman-Review (Idaho)
“Update: Landscape architect Jon Mueller tells Huckleberries that his new history book on Coeur d’Alene’s City Park, “Private Park, Public Park,” is tracking for its big reveal on Saturday, May 20.”

Seven Lively Trends for Landscaping
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
“They are Lisa Rapoport, partner, and Eric Klaver, senior landscape architect, Plant Architect Inc., an interdisciplinary, 18-member firm that branches into the domains of architecture, landscape, ecology, furniture, art and graphic design; and Joel Loblaw, principal, and Margaret Curtis, designer consultant, Joel Loblaw Inc., with a full-time staff of six, “creating imaginative outdoor spaces that take you places.”

Buckhead Mega-mansion Used in Movies, TV Shows Can Be Yours for $4.75M
WXIA-TV (Atlanta)
“The current owner is ‘an internationally recognized landscape architect who designs huge high high end projects all over the world but mostly in China,’ according to [Debbie] Sonenshine. She said he designed the landscaping for the Disneyland hotel in Hong Kong.”

Ochsner Retires after Historic Planning, Landscape Design Career
Kansas City Business Journal
“Ralph Ochsner, former owner of the nation's oldest continuously operating planning and landscape architecture firm, has retired after a 60-year career.”

Cooper Hewitt Announces 2017 National Design Award Winners
“Surfacedesign is a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in San Francisco.”

Documentary Will Highlight Stories of Early Danish Immigrants Living in Western Iowa
The Daily Nonpareil
“Jens Jensen, who designed key elements of the Chicago park system, worked with architect Frank Lloyd Wright and became a leading figure in landscape architecture in the early 20th century.”

Life by Design: Jill McFarland, Landscape Architect
Thurston Talk (Olympia, Washington)
“After nearly two decades as a landscape designer, Jill McFarland is now a landscape architect.”

Landscape Architect Says Proposed Memorial Park Athletic Complex Threatens Park's History
WBOI (Northeast Indiana Public Radio)
“Tom Cain is a landscape architect, and he opposes most of the proposed changes to Memorial Park.”

What Would You Change about the Obama Presidential Center Plan?
Curbed Chicago
“And indeed, the plan will reshape a sizable section of the historic park, but the president also acknowledged that the design team is sensitive to the legacy and design of pioneering landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

McCullough Landscape Architecture Creates Positive Places
San Diego Downtown News
“David McCullough opened McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc., in June of 1999 with a vision of creating passionate design and user-oriented spaces.”

Throwing Shade: Boston Common Friends Knock Skyscraper Plan
ABC News (via Associated Press)
“Mayor Martin Walsh already committed $67 million of the money to the Boston Common, Franklin Park — a sprawling 527-acre park in the Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods — and the Emerald Necklace, a string of green spaces designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”

Obama Center Design: A Promising, Populist Start
Chicago Tribune
“Led by New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien and Brooklyn-based landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, the design team has started to strike a compelling balance between Obama's desire for a strong architectural statement (he reportedly told the architects that one of their early plans was "too quiet") and the need to respect the historic landscape of Jackson Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.”

UK Landscape Architect Wins Chinese Design Contest
The Construction Index
Landscape architect Grant Associates, which is based in Bath and Singapore, has won an international competition for a new 41ha city park in northern China.”

Beloved Coral Gables Landscape Architect Dies on Arbor Day
Miami Herald
“[Edward “Ted”] Baker took his love of plants and turned it into a landscape architecture career that spanned nearly five decades and continued through his final days.”

How Central Park Could Fix Public Education
The Atlantic
“After a circle of elite New Yorkers conceptualized a park to rival those of Europe, a decade was spent acquiring, emptying, and reshaping the land to produce Frederick Law Olmsted’s masterwork of landscape architecture.”

Tips to Step Up Your Patio Experience this Season
Tucson Local Media (Arizona)
“Fire features are the most popular outdoor design element, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

How the Obama Presidential Center Could Reshape Jackson Park
Curbed Chicago
“Designed by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, Jackson Park was recently highlighted by the preservation group Preservation Chicago in its annual list of ‘endangered’ buildings and places.”

Taking a Step Outside with Terremoto's David Godshall, a Self-proclaimed Punk and Art-historian-turned-landscape-architect
“For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we're heading outdoors to talk with David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect.”

Understanding What Makes Plants Happy
The New York Times
“Thomas Rainer, a landscape architect, calls plants ‘social creatures that thrive in particular networks.”

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