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Landscape Architecture in the News

This Groundbreaking Landscape Architect Is Changing the Way We Think About Coastlines
Coastal Living
“A landscape architect who saves coastlines? Meet urban designer Kate Orff, a newly named MacArthur Fellow, and the visionary behind New York City's SCAPE studio.”

10 Landscape Design Tips You Need to Know to Get Started
“‘The history of landscape design is simple and clear,’ wrote the influential 20th-century American landscape architect Garrett Eckbo in Landscape for Living. ‘It has two basic streams, the formal axial tradition of Europe and western Asia, and the stylized nature-symbolism of eastern Asia.’”

33. Garden of the Provinces and Territories
Heritage Ottawa
“Proposed in the Gréber Plan of 1950 and designed in 1960 by landscape architect Donald W. Graham (1930-), the Garden of the Provinces was created to celebrate the provinces of Confederation in anticipation of Canada's centennial year.”

Greg Miller, FASLA, ASLA President
The Landscape Architecture Podcast
“At ASLA’s annual conference the ‘Larchitect’ team sits down with ASLA’s president, Greg Miller, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 while he was still president-elect.”

Tropical Gardening: Rock and Water Elements Add to Garden Enjoyment
Tribune-Herald (Hawaii)
“There are numerous landscape architects and landscape contractors who can assist you as well.”

Outdoor Designer Looks for Under $500
“Designer Greg Schaumburg of Hursthouse Landscape Architects & Contractors filled a copper basin with water and floating tea lights for the perfect way to light an outdoor party.”

Robert Blakeley, Whose Fallout Shelter Sign Was a Grim Reminder of Nuclear War, Dies at 95
The Washington Post
“Mr. Blakeley studied landscape architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1954.”

Bridge Tolls Helped Reduce Traffic Congestion in the Lower Mainland, Says UBC Professor
CBC News (Canada)
“‘If we had not removed all the tolls in the region, the amount of revenue that ... would have been enormous by this time,’ said Patrick Condon, a professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UBC.”

Natural System Best
Naples Daily News (Florida)
This letter to the editor is signed by David Driapsa, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Cemetery Space Dwindling in Many B.C. Communities
Vancouver Sun
“‘We are at, or soon to be at, a crisis in cemetery space,’ said Vancouver landscape architect Erik Lees, whose company, Lees & Associates, plans cemeteries across North America. ‘The Lower Mainland is likely the poorest-served region of all the major cities in Canada.’”

In Race for Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan’s Résumé Matters Most
Seattle Times
“She graduated with a degree in landscape architecture and a certificate in urban design.”

Klyde Warren Park Gets the VR Treatment in New 360 Video
Dallas Innovates
“The American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded Klyde Warren Park the ASLA 2017 Professional Award of Excellence for General Design, has uploaded a 360 virtual-reality video of the park.”

ASLA Releases VR Video of Klyde Warren Park
Total Landscape Care
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently released a new virtual reality (VR) video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas, which the society says bridges a highway and reunites a part of Dallas.”

HP Converts Boise Campus to Native Plants to Save Water, Energy
Idaho Business Review
“HP worked with the Idaho landscaping architecture company Stack Rock Group and other local and national groups including the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.”

Albuquerque Journal
“Greg Miller, PLA, FASLA, president of MRWM Landscape Architects, has been elected 2017-2018 national president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).”

Toyota's New Plano Headquarters Is an Architectural Camry: Safe but Boring
Dallas Morning News
“Those interstitial open spaces are designed by the Office of James Burnett, the landscape architect of Klyde Warren Park.”

For the First Time, MacArthur Foundation Has Given ‘Genius’ Award to a Landscape Architect
The Washington Post
“The New York landscape architect Kate Orff, 45, grew up in Crofton, Md., a place she remembers as the type of suburban community built around the automobile and molded on the tenacious idea that the lifeblood of modern settlement is oil.”

Landscape Architects Now Design for Mass Shootings
The Verge
“In 2004, the American Society of Landscape Architects held a symposium on this new reality, called ‘Safe Spaces: Designing for Security and Civic Values.’”

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