Landscape Architecture in the News

Obama Personally Answers Questions at Chicago Presidential Library Forum
Chicago Tribune

“But Thursday's meeting allowed residents to speak directly to Foundation CEO David Simas, the center's lead architects, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh.” 

Landscape Architecture Students Transform Dickson Street Parking Spaces into 'Parklets'
University of Arkansas

“Landscape architecture students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas are working with community members to reinvent metered parking spaces as temporary community parks.” 

Ohio River Needs Attention to Make It Great for Louisville | Louis Johnson

“As a landscape architect and urban designer who works downtown, I see the Ohio River almost every day.” 

Competition Looks at Redesign for S.F. Bay as Sea Levels Rises
San Francisco Chronicle

“Now imagine you’re an architect or landscape architect from outside the United States, embarking on an eight-month effort to conceive how different parts of the overall waterfront might function generations from now — not just ecologically, but also in terms of the people and cultures along it.” 

Design Week in R.I. Is a Showcase of the State’s Creative Talent
Providence Journal

“Tonight, Sept. 17, head to the sunflowers at 5:30 p.m. for a chat with Adam E. Anderson, the landscape architect who germinated these ‘10,000 Suns.’” 

NIBLOCK Homes Sells 6 N.C. Home Sites in Two Hours
Builder Magazine

“The certified North Carolina Wildlife Friendly Development program represents a collaboration between the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC Wildlife Federation, and the NC chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.” 

Fashion Week MN Closes with a Flip Phone Drag Party: A-List 9.13-19
City Pages (Minneapolis)

“Artists of every medium have created work that delves into the history, industry, and transportation of natural materials, while artists, theorists, activists, geographers, landscape architects, and architects will be participating in film screenings, field trips, and a symposium intended to illuminate and activate.” 

Trading Spaces Is Bringing Back All the Original Designers You Were Hoping for — and Some Intriguing New Faces

“John Gidding was the host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal, but only after modeling for Gucci, getting a degree from Harvard and working internationally as a landscape architect.” 

Be Anything Fundraiser Gives Kids a Flavor of Real Life and Careers
Chronicle Media (Illinois)

“Among the presenters at the live event will be a naturalist, artist, an EMT, dancer, nurse, logistician, police officer, biologist, architect, firefighter and landscape architect.” 

In Praise of a Plant that Needs Your Love
Garden Rant

“My friend Bruce Carnahan, a multi-talented artist and landscape architect, designed and built a dry creek bed and retention pond that doubled as rain garden.” 

Architects’ Creativity Helps Golf Survive the Lean Times

“Several have leaned on their landscape architecture certifications to expand their work into golf facility master planning, or athletic field design and construction.” 

Chicago Developer Aims at Amazon with $10B Vision for Former Steel Plant Site
Chicago Tribune

“Sterling Bay's master planning team includes urban planning and architecture firm CBT; architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; and transportation consultant Nelson\Nygaard. 

Letter: Historical Data Tied to Arboretum Release Clarified
Newark Advocate

“The firm was actually called Olmsted Brothers and, according to The Cultural Landscape Foundation's database of landscape architects and related practitioners, it was founded by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and his half-brother, John Charles Olmsted (” 

Steps and Resources for Preparing Your Home for Storm Season
Gambit (New Orleans)

“Landscape architects can help homeowners get started, as well as the Urban Conservancy's Front Yard Initiative (FYI), which encourages removal of concrete so rainwater can be absorbed into the ground, and Green Light New Orleans, which builds and installs rain barrels.” 

Qualcomm Founding Member Sells $44,975,000 Home
KGTV-TV Online (San Diego)

“[Caption for slide 13:] The gardens were designed by landscape architect Theresa Clark.” 

Campus Moving Forward with Kresge Renewal
University of Santa Cruz Newsletter

“Designed by architect Charles Moore of Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull and Whitaker (MLTW) with landscape architect Dan Kiley, the college is designed as a cluster of residential and social buildings clustered around a pedestrian street.” 

Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces 2017 Stewardship Excellence Awards
The Architect’s Newspaper

“This year, TCLF has honored two West Coast-based preservation groups—the Halprin Landscape Conservancy in Portland, Oregon and The Sea Ranch Association in Sea Ranch, California—that focus on “promoting sound stewardship” of works by the seminal late modernist landscape architect Lawrence Halprin.” 

Semi-Finalists Selected for Ed Johnson Memorial
The Chattanoogan

“The three semi-finalist teams are Rodney Leon, of Rodney Leon Architects, artist Ai Qiu Hopen, and Elizabeth Kennedy, of Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect; NBW Landscape Architects and Lord Cultural Resources; and Jerome Meadows, of Meadowlark Studio.” 

7 Questions with Landscape Architect Kristin Booker
Louisville Business First

“The president of the Kentucky chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects dishes the dirt on some aspects to consider when planning an outdoor space.” 

Indoor Grow Gardens Bring Your Gardening Inside
The Bismark Tribune (Associated Press)

“The indoor garden trend is part of a, well, growing movement, says New York landscape architect Janice Parker.” 

The Dirt: New Skywalks Coming Downtown
The Spokesman-Review

“Nick Hamad, landscape architect for the city’s parks department, said the solid construction of the rock-wall building kept it standing despite the tree fall.” 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics
News Channel 10 (Amarillo, Texas)

“Want to be a landscape architect? Your average wage is $59,130 in Kansas versus $73,780 in New York.” 

Sonoma’s Roche and Roche Landscape Architecture Wins National Award
North Bay Business Journal

“Roche + Roche Landscape Architecture has nabbed an award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for a residential property they designed in the rolling hills of Sonoma.” 

Field Operations, OLIN, West 8 Among Finalists to Redesign Philly Airport Landscape
Curbed Philly

“The Philadelphia International Airport and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) have announced the five finalists in their competition to redesign 130 acres of land around the airport—and it’s a doozy of a list that includes at least two Philly-based landscape architecture firms.” 

ASLA Gearing Up for Park(ing) Day 2017
Total Landscape Care

“On Sept. 15, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will once again participate in the 12th annual Park(ing) Day.”

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