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Landscape Architecture in the News

How a School Garden Has Transformed the Way We Teach
The Guardian
“We also decided to enlist the help of a landscape architect, and we were lucky enough to have a school fundraiser to make this happen.”

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's Big Huntington Apartment Plan Just Got Bigger
Washington Business Journal
“The company is working with WDG Architecture and landscape architect Parker Rodriguez Inc.”

5 Surprising Things That’ll Come Easily to You In Life, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
“As an earth sign, Virgo is a skilled gardener or landscape architect.”

Winter Stations Design Competition Accepting Submissions for 2018
Canadian Interiors Online
“This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for WinterStations’ temporary artwork installations.”

Bite-sized Biennial Shows Give the Big Exhibit a Chicago Focus
Chicago Tribune
“Among the immigrants was Denmark's Jens Jensen, who would become the father of the Prairie School of landscape architecture.”

Landscape Architecture Symposium - Breaking Urban: Designing for the Community
Philadelphia Inquirer
“More than half the world's population live in cities, and that number is expected to grow to 66 percent by 2050. Can landscape architecture respond to this changing dynamic to create urban spaces for people to live and thrive?”

Cornell Tech's Island Campus Isn't Like Your Old School
“On what was previously a modernist hospital complex, three new buildings now make up the 12.4 acre campus anchored by Field Operations’s landscape architecture: Bloomberg Center, an academic building by Morphosis; The Bridge, by Weiss/Manfredi, which has both classrooms and office space; and The House, a residential tower for students, designed by Handel Architects.”

A Different Story
California Style
“For its first major evolution in 15 years, Headlands raised $1.8 million to create a new outdoor area designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, commissioning three artists to rephrase the area. Dutch artist Chris Kabel crafted a sculptural installation, entitled Wall Space, to display text; Los Angeles-based Ball-Nogues Studio reworked the original concrete driveway into a graphic terrazzo floor sculpture; and Bay Area artist Nathan Lynch created Doubledrink, a two-way drinking fountain that brings sippers face-to-face.”

5 Stunning Ideas for Outdoor Rooms
Landscape architects Jay Griffith and Russ Cletta filled the 320-square-foot yard with queen palms, clumping bamboo, ferns, and purple plum trees around the perimeter for privacy.”

Expedia’s New CEO Eyes 2020 for Seattle Move
Seattle Business
“‘We are pretty close to being final on just the design of the exterior structures, building structures,’ [Mark Okerstrom] said. ‘We are working very closely with our landscape architects to get final on the property itself. It’s 40 acres -- you imagine there’s a lot of landscaping to figure out.’”

Travel Thursday: Montreal - A Favorite Place for Us to Feel Right at Home.
Instinct Magazine
Claude Cormier + associés, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, was in charge of the first installation, PINK BALLS.”

Salem-area Poets Write the Town as Part of Paint the Town Exhibit
“[Ada] Molinoff pictures Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, landscape architects who designed the garden of their shared home.”

Deborah Berke Partners Transforms Buffalo Asylum into rRsort and Conference Center
The Architect’s Newspaper
Landscape architecture and planning firm Andropogon Associates updated and restored the grounds, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, adding a new roadway in Olmsted’s aesthetic, as well as guest parking.”

A Zip Line, a Swimming Beach, and Other Big Ideas for the Chicago River
“Building on these initial successes, the city has solicited an adventurous set of ideas for future phases of the Riverwalk from a group of nine architecture and landscape architecture firms.”

Canada's First Holocaust Memorial Opens, Designed by Studio Libeskind
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky and museum planner Gail Dexter Lord served principal roles on the design team alongside Daniel Libeskind, and were joined by Claude Cormier as the landscape architect and the University of Toronto’s Doris Bergen as a content advisor.”

'Designing San Francisco,' by Alison Isenberg
San Francisco Chronicle
Landscape architect Lawrence Halprin was the designer most closely associated with the project — and when local artist Ruth Asawa in 1968 added a fountain with three bronze mermaids to the central plaza, Halprin ridiculed the result in a two-page public letter.”

Could Turning Coastal Communities Into ‘Sponge Cities’ Make Them Less Likely to Flood?
KUHF-FM (Houston Public Media)
“[Sophie] Knight spoke to a landscape architect for her story who said that these ideas are very simple, but also very difficult for people to grasp.”

New $12 Million Garden Provides a Green Retreat in Dallas: This is a True Foodie Wonderland
“Designed by landscape architects SWA Group, Buchanan Architecture, and the arboretum’s horticultural team as a ferme ornée (with garden designer P. Allen Smith serving as a consultant), A Tasteful Place is both beautiful and productive.”

Obama Presidential Center Greeted with Excitement and Wariness on Chicago's South Side
Los Angeles Times
“A few minutes later the architects — flanked by Louise Bernard, the director of the center’s presidential museum, and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh — took seats along a stage at the front of the packed auditorium.”

10 Lessons from Chicago's New Landscapes
Urban Milwaukee
“Major landscape architecture projects have had huge impact. What can we learn?”

Canada Inaugurates First National Holocaust Memorial
“The memorial, unveiled in Ottawa, was a collaborative effort between architect Daniel Libeskind, Canadian landscape architect Claude Cormier, photographer Edward Burtynsky, and Doris Bergman, a Holocaust expert at the University of Toronto.”

Future Uncertain for Rare Public Lndscape by A.E. Bye in Brooklyn
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Brooklyn’s first park may be getting a new entrance that some say would open up the green space to the neighborhood, but opponents contend the renovation would erase significant historic fabric, including a rare public commission by the late modern landscape architect Arthur Edwin (A.E.) Bye, Jr.”

Integrate—Don’t Decorate—the Outdoors, Says Landscape Architect
Mansion Global
“Enzo Enea, a landscape architect based in Switzerland, established Enea GmbH in 1993. Now, the firm has offices in Switzerland, Miami and New York.”

Legendary Landscape Architect Jay Griffith Lists Gorgeous Palisades Mansion
“PBS feature on Griffith describes his fabulous touch with flora: ‘Sought after by the local and international elite, Jay Griffith's theatrical gardens are bold, expressive juxtapositions of materials, plants and textures that have garnered him a reputation as enfant terrible of landscape architecture.’”

Behind the U.S. Botanic Garden There’s … an Architect?
The Washington Post
“‘A garden can mature and evolve in a way that a building cannot,’ says Nick Nelson, the botanic garden’s landscape architect.”

Garden Smart; a Glimpse at the Work Landscape Architect of Randle Siddeley
South China Morning Post
“Yet urban planners and governments are keen to create greener cities, meaning that landscape architecture – a long overlooked discipline – is increasingly sought after.”

Landscape Architect Explores Nature’s Role in Urban Development
Rhode Island Public Radio
“‘10,000 Suns is what I call a botanical performance interim park,’ said landscape architect Adam Anderson, the creator of the project, which is now in its second year.”

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