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Ghirardelli Mermaids Frolic for 50 Years
San Francisco Chronicle
“It turns out, I learned in a March 1968 story by Chronicle reporter George Draper, that the bronze statue, commissioned by Ghirardelli owner William Roth and installed shortly before, had enraged landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, designer of Ghirardelli Square.”

San Francisco Chronicle
“‘The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Lawrence Halprin: A Photographic Celebration.’ Through Sept. 4. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. 3601 Lyon St., S.F.”

Soaring Temperatures Have Killed Grass, Plants at L.A. State Historic Park
Los Angeles Downtown News
“When designing parks for high-temperature locations, planners take into account extreme heat waves, said Peter Emerson, senior associate landscape architect with the firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios, which has worked on Downtown Los Angeles projects including Grand Park.”

By Design - The Building of Town Hall
Moultrie News (Charleston, South Carolina)
“‘For years the Mount Pleasant Town Hall has been tucked away where it had no presence on the street,’ explains Bill Eubanks, Project Landscape Architect and Creative Director for Seamon Whiteside and Associates. ‘By the end of 2017, a new park will address Houston Northcutt providing a formal, tree-framed view of the council chambers of town hall. This will provide a civic green space in the town that can be used and enjoyed by all.’”

Local Landscape Architect to Receive Historic Preservation Award
Noozhawk (Santa Barbara, California)
“Santa Barbara landscape architect Isabelle Greene is to receive the 2017 Preservation Design Award in the Cultural Resource Studies category for excellence in historic preservation for her contributions to the Gamble House Cultural Landscape Report.”

Texas Researcher Takes an Interest in Johnstown
Daily American (Somerset, Pennsylvania)
“For [Galen] Newman — whose students won the National American Society of Landscape Architects Planning and Analysis Award and also the Community Service Award for work in Dayton in 2016 — a return to Johnstown next summer to help with projects could be rewarding.”

Park Plans Continue
C & G Newspapers (Michigan)
“Last year, a design plan for the park received a merit award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Nature Versus Nurture: Four Books on Landscape Architecture
Architectural Record
“The master of this is Margie Ruddick, the landscape architect responsible for a pollution-cleansing river park in China, and any number of beautiful, impressive, and ecologically beneficial projects.”

Lessons Learned from Award-Winning Landscape Architecture Projects
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Join AIA|DC and the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for a panel discussion that celebrates the winners of the 2016 Professional Awards currently on view in the SIGAL Gallery.”

Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Architectural Record
“This meant dividing the program among three low-scale buildings and integrating them with lush greenery, including three new gardens created by Sadafumi Uchiyama, the project’s landscape architect and the PJG’s garden curator.”

Real-estate Report: More People Buying Homes Sight-unseen
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
“A quarterly survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects shows that 54 percent of such firms had billable hours rise from the first to the second quarter of this year. Just 15 percent reported a decline in billable hours.”

UNL Student-designed Maps to Help Direct Visitors for Eclipse Weekend
Lincoln Journal-Star
“[Austin] Arens, a landscape architect major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, spent the summer using geographic-information systems processed through an AutoCAD program to draw maps of Beatrice and Homestead National Monument.”

Saunders Schultz, Acclaimed Visionary Artist, Dies at 90
St. Louis Jewish Light
“Mr. Schultz collaborated on projects with many of the world’s leading architects and landscape architects, including Eero Saarinen, Eric Mendelsohn, Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, Paul Friedberg, Nolan Bass, Tehodore J. Wofford, and many others.”

Landscape Group Partners with Home-Design Platform Houzz
Associations Now
“Houzz has partnered with other associations in the past—like the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, the American Society of Interior Designers, and the American Society of Landscape Architects—largely through the use of organization badges and logos on company profiles.”

Landscaping Software Poses Love/Hate Relationship for Some Firms
Total Landscape Care
“During the 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Digital Technology survey, it was nearly a 50/50 split between yes and no when asked, ‘Do you feel that software costs prevent you from creating better documentation, analysis or renderings?’”

$7.7 Million Will Pay for Flood, Climate Resilience Studies in Louisiana
The Times-Picayune
“His team will include faculty from 10 departments at LSU, Sea Grant and UNO, who will partner with the American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects, and the American Society of Landscape Architects to turn the research into practical solutions.”

Virtual Reality Gets Real for State and Local Agencies
“‘The potential applications are nearly endless,’ says Jared Green, senior ­communications manager for the American Society of Landscape Architects. In particular, VR can help constituents to better understand the spatial implications of a new neighborhood development or take tours of proposed plans and designs, he says.”

Meet the Trailblazers Behind Milwaukee County’s Parks
Milwaukee Magazine
“Additionally, three nationally renowned landscape architects separately designed a total of six of Milwaukee’s earliest parks.”

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