Landscape Architecture in the News

As the Gardening World Embraces Native Plants, a City Plot Undergoes Its Own Evolution
Washington Post

“In 1988, when she moved from one Georgetown house to her current 1905 Georgetown townhouse, she asked a former neighbor and landscape architect, the late Jim van Sweden, to design her front and back gardens.”

Philadelphia Fetes Benjamin Franklin Parkway as It Turns 100
Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania)

“After delays and politics stalled it for nearly a decade, France-born landscape architect Jacques Greber was assigned to revise the original plan in 1917.” 

Some Suburbs Work with Nature. Why Can't the Rest of the City?
Houston Chronicle

“Johnson Development Corp. purchased the property as nuded pastures with the early intention of ‘doing something that was green and sustainable,’ says Matthew Baumgarten, SWA's lead landscape architect on the project.” 

Studio Libeskind’s National Holocaust Monument Opens in Ottawa
Interior Design

“Studio Libeskind collaborated with Burtynsky, Lord Cultural Resources, landscape architect Claude Cormier, and Holocaust scholar Doris Bergen to see the monument through to completion.” 

Her Delectable Baked French Toast Is a Perfect Brunch Dish
The Kansas City Star

“Believe it or not, I was a stockbroker for 20 years, but for the past seven years, I have worked physically as a landscape architect and love it.” 

Sal Carpio Gave Denver Neighborhoods More of a Voice — Now He’ll Get a Park Named After Him

“Westword named the park “Best Reuse of a Sewage Plant” in 2000, and it received a Merit Award in Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2001.” 

Liberty Park: Can a Lawn Become a Protected Landmark?
City Watch (Los Angeles)

“The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California, and noted local landscape architect Mia Lehrer have all weighed in with letters of support.” 

What to Do with Port Terminal A Is a Multimillion-dollar Question
The Buffalo News

“The study from Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects projected a rehab cost ‘far more than we thought it would be,’ said Sam Hoyt, regional vice president for Empire State Development and an Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board member.” 

Charleston-area Hires and Promotions
The Post and Courier (South Carolina)

“Crystal Aponte has joined Stantec as a junior landscape architect. Previously, she was an assistant landscape architect for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.” 

Photos Show Seattle Mariners’ Home Ballpark Being Torn up as Safeco Field Gets a Major Resurfacing

“David Anderson, the engineer who designed Safeco Field’s original playing surface, is overseeing the entire project. He’s a principal engineer at D.A. Hogan & Associates in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, which specializes in engineering and landscape architecture services for sports fields and running tracks.” 

Moving Beyond Sustainability

Landscape architecture utilizes this thought to suggest that the landscape must reflect the context (spirit) of where it resides.” 

Kitty Conley's Scratching Post
Chicago Tribune

“In addition to the majors of horticulture and landscape architecture, students with majors of forestry, botany (Horticulture Equivalent), plant pathology, agriculture education, and entomology also are eligible.” 

‘As a Town, We’re a Little Enclave of Sears Houses’
Centre Daily Times

“According to the 1992 State College Historical Property Survey, one of the first Sears houses in the area was built in 1920 by Arthur Cowell, the head of the Landscape Architecture Department at Penn State.” 

GSD’s Black in Design Conference Discusses Design as Resistance
The Architect’s Newspaper

“For [Daphne] Lundi, an urban planner at the NYC Department of City Planning, and Osore, the most energizing presentations were by landscape architect Walter Hood and Diane Jones Allen, the program director for Landscape Architecture, the College of Architecture Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington, who spoke about her work in New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward.” 

Fulton Street’s Restored Art Is Stunning. It’s Up to City Hall and All of us to Keep It That Way
Fresno Bee

“Integral to the presentation of several sculptures are 16 new fountains and pools built by California Waters of Yorba Linda using landscape architect Garrett Eckbo’s original designs.” 

How About Rethinking a Cultural Icon? The Front Lawn.
Chicago Tribune

“‘This argument against lawns, it gains its steam in tandem with the ’60s environmental movement,’ said Terry Ryan, a landscape architect with Jacobs/Ryan Associates, whose work includes Chicago Riverwalk. ‘People start to realize lawns take water and chemicals to maintain — sometimes herbicides and insecticides — and though grass is green and cooler than pavement, it starts to seem like a poor use of resources.’” 

How Modern Architecture Is Being Influenced by Video Games
The Week

“Tasked with designing something without precedent, principal landscape architect David Fletcher, 50, approached the design like he does most projects now: by using video-game development software.” 

Home on Hilly Sonoma Site Wins National Landscaping Award
The Press Democrat (California)

“Sonoma landscape architects David and Nancy Roche took on the design challenge, finely sculpting out a space that was both contemporary, natural and easily accessible for the owners, a couple from The Peninsula retiring to Sonoma.” 

Designers and Students Gather in San Salvador for Mundaneum XI Conference
Architectural Record

“Local architects were represented by the organizers and Eva Hinds, while those from the U.S. included Los Angeles’ Ming Fung and Craig Hodgetts; Denise Hoffman Brandt, director of the City College of New York’s Graduate Landscape Architecture Program; and landscape architect Mia Lehrer, a Salvadoran now based in L.A.” 

Downtown Cincinnati Architectural Firm Names New Owners
Cincinnati Business Courier

“[Mike] Chapman has 19 years of experience as a landscape architect, business leader and project manager in the private and government sectors.” 

Landscape Architects Argue that Sustainable Design Results in Net-Zero Homes

Landscape architects and clean tech? Sounds like the old nature-versus-society conundrum, doesn’t it? Well, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) says that homeowners can implement cutting-edge methods so that residential landscapes support the environment — no matter the location or property size.”

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