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Highway Art: The Bentway Defines the Next Wave of Urban Public Spaces
The Globe and Mail
“I toured the site recently with the landscape architects Adam Nicklin and Marc Ryan; their studio, Public Work, is designing the Bentway, and they are deep in construction as the project gains momentum for a winter opening.”

Seven of America’s Top New Museums and Monuments
The Architect’s Newspaper
“A memorial honoring the estimated 5,000 enslaved people who helped build the University of Virginia (UVA) will be built on the university’s grounds. Designed by Boston-based architects Höweler+Yoon, along with Mabel O. Wilson, Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect, and Dr. Frank Dukes, the granite, circular memorial will reference The Rotunda at UVA, which was planned by Thomas Jefferson two centuries ago.”

A History of Open Source GIS, from Humble Beginnings to World-changing Applications
“The concept of overlapping discrete layers of location information for decision-making was first introduced by Ian McHarg, a landscape architect, in the 1960s.”

National Olmsted Group Backs Gaughan's Golf and Arboretum Plan
The Buffalo News
Landscape architect Bruce Kelly – known for designing Strawberry Fields in Central Park that honors John Lennon – came up with the golf course relocation idea for the Friends of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks, the precursor to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.”

Donations Sought to Rejuvenate Deteriorating Sunnyland Veterans Memorial
Peoria Journal Star
“A civil engineer and landscape architect, [Sean] Rennau received support from his employer — Austin Engineering of Peoria — other area businesses, the cities of East Peoria and Washington, Sunnyland Business Association and Bradley University and designed a new memorial.

Six Innovative American Projects You Should Know About
The Architect’s Newspaper
“These bioretention gardens, developed by Joan Nassauer, a landscape architect and University of Michigan professor, replace Detroit’s impermeable clay with permeable sand and gravel. They’re excavated from the basements of demolished houses.”

The Best Jobs for Introverts
Motley Fool
“You might be a geologist, park ranger, zoologist, botanist, marine biologist, landscape architect, fisherman, or planter of trees.”

Balboa Park: Preparing for 150th Anniversary and Beyond
San Diego Union-Tribune
“After landscape architect Vicki Estrada reviewed the history of the park and its many plans and improvement projects, Ward returned with the bad news: The price tag on a lengthening to-do list totals some $300 million, and that doesn’t take into account inflation or yet-to-come engineers’ construction estimates.”

Ontario Place Redevelopment by LANDinc Landscape Architects Opens in Toronto
Canadian Architect
“Together with representatives of the Ontario government, including Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto-based landscape architects LANDInc have announced the opening of the first phase of the Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail, to be knowns as the Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail.”

A Patriotic Fourth: What Does That Mean Now?
The New York Times
“Sveta Bartsch, 40, a paralegal, and her husband, David, 54, a landscape architect, were making the six-hour trek from Cambridge, Mass., to drop off their daughter at camp in Canada.”

A Mad Emperor's Dream in 3D
When in Rome (Italian magazine)
Landscape architect Gabriella Strano took us up to the park to see how the problem is being tackled. She pointed out the trunks of two felled holm oaks.”

'Landscape Architects Are Not Glorified Gardeners'
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
“The winner of this year’s Young Landscape Architect Award, Siti Maisarah Salahudin, hopes to be a role model and inspire young landscape architects, especially women, to further contribute to the profession and the community.”

Terrace, Annual Concert Hit High Notes at Kaminski House Museum
Myrtle Beach Online
“Julia Kaminski’s side garden was designed by noted Charleston landscape architect Loutrell Briggs, and much of that design can be seen in the current garden.”

Sprucing Up Your Garden for Summer, the Tropical Way
“Fernando Wong knows how to make a lush, enviable garden. The accomplished landscape architect has done so time and time again for his various private clients.”

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette Area Business Honors for July 2, 2017
The Advocate
“The American Society of Landscape Architects presented ‎Kenneth Bahlinger, project manager at the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, with the LaGasse Medal for his contributions to the management and conservation of natural resources and public landscapes.”

Famous Architect's First House Gets a New Lease on Life
Daily Herald (Chicago)
“A large living room looks out to a substantial screened-in pavilion and boxwood-lined grounds originally designed by Lester Collins, the landscape architect who also worked on the National Zoo. Landscape architect Richard Arentz handled the recent renovation of the property.”

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Arrives in Amagansett for the Summer
Architectural Digest
“The original oak beams and floors, as well as a garden that has been refurbished by landscape architect Miranda Brooks, maintain the space’s old-world charm, but Charles added modern touches with pink Portola paint and jute rugs from Merida.”

The Dells and Baraboo Offer an Outdoor Getaway for Every Kind of Traveler
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“The Dells was among the first areas recommended for state park status when the new State Park Board hired landscape architect John Nolen to develop a plan for the system in 1909.”

San Diego's Gold Nuggets: A Cafe, House and Reworked Texaco
San Diego Union-Tribune
“Education project: Urban Discovery Academy, Davis Reed Construction, AVRP Skyport Studios, McCullough Landscape Architecture, Visual Asylum.”

Take a Look at the Lancaster Arboretum that Hardly Anyone Knows
Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
“[Bob] Davis says the board recently hired Derck and Edson landscape architects of Lititz to develop a long-range plan for future development of the arboretum.”

Landscape Architect Marvin Adleman Dies at Age 84
Cornell Chronicle
“Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture, died June 21 at age 84 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, of Parkinson’s disease.”

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens to Close for 8 Months
The Georgetowner
“For three decades beginning in the 1920s, the Dumbarton Oaks gardens were designed and realized by Beatrix Ferrand, the sole woman founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects, working closely with Mildred Bliss, who owned the 53-acre estate with her husband Robert Woods Bliss.”

Butterflies Released at Dedication of Luther Village Garden
Daily Herald (Chicago)
“The landscape architect for the garden, Acres Group, provided the butterflies that were released at the dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon.”

Getting the Lay of the Landscaping
Chain Store Age
“Instead of having four-foot-high planters blocking tenant views, the landscape architect came up with an idea to put the trees in tubes and reduce the planter size.”

Landscape Architect Opens Farm Retreat Near New River Gorge
West Virginia Explorer
“A New England botanist and landscape architect has invested her knowledge in a farmhouse retreat near the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia, an ecosystem she values among the world’s most precious.”

Reflecting on the Past, Great Neck Historical Society Looks to the Future
The Island Now (Nassau County, Long Island)
“The historical society’s landscape architect also visited the lighthouse a few weeks ago. Kasten said the group is awaiting his final report, but that he seems optimistic.”

New Renderings Revealed for SCAPE’s Revamp of Downtown Lexington, Kentucky
The Architect’s Newspaper
“New York–based SCAPE Landscape Architecture has released new images of an urban park in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky.”

'Dare to be Wild' Director Vivienne de Courcy
WCSH (Portland, Oregon)
“The movie is based on the real story of Mary Reynolds, a landscape architect who argues for ‘rewilding’ lawns, gardens and parks.”

An ‘Atlas for the End of the World’
National Geographic
“That world no longer exists, says Richard Weller, a landscape architect at the University of Pennsylvania and lead author of a recently released online project, ‘Atlas for the End of the World.’”

Vectorworks Employee Earns SITES AP Designation
Lawn & Landscape
“For landscape professionals who successfully pass the exam, this new designation allows them to exhibit their knowledge and commitment to the profession, promote the value of landscape architecture and educate the public about how SITES can play a role in a more sustainable and healthy environment.”

Landscaping, Asthetics Key Features of Alameda Drain and Trail Project
Albuquerque Journal
“Ken Romig, landscape architect on the project, designed those aesthetic features, which will include sculptures from regional artists, bioretention planters to absorb and treat stormwater, cascading water features and a ‘dripping bridge’ that will use a solar pump to circulate water from the drain to the underside of the bridge.”

Lack of Coordination on Obama Center, Tiger Woods Golf Course Threatens Jackson Park Redesign
Chicago Tribune
“Before he became America's foremost landscape architect, shaping Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks as well as New York's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted was a fervent abolitionist.”

Got a Lawn You Have to Mow? Blame Riverside, Illinois
Chicago Magazine
“The legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted gave the planned suburb a ribbon of green lawns, creating a sort-of beloved American tradition.”

Landscape Architect Dies at 77
Nashville Post
“Lose, who founded Nashville-based landscape architecture firm Lose & Associates, was vacationing in Cork, Ireland, with his wife of 54 years, Betti (Dietrich) Lose, when he died suddenly on June 20.”

Group Unveils Plans by SCAPE for Verdant Gowanus Canal
The Architect’s Newspaper
“In collaboration with New York’s SCAPE Landscape Architecture, the group’s Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC’s Next Great Park outlines possible plans for a park along the waterway in anticipation of a master plan that will be developed over the next six to nine months.”

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