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Meet SCAPE, the Architects Designing Urban Landscapes to Stand the Test of Time
“And in light of the seemingly relentless pace with which hurricanes pummeled the United States and its neighbors in the Caribbean this summer, along with rising sea levels, this idea of landscape architecture as a solution for combating natural disasters feels more urgent than ever.”

Bionic Forges Lush Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Dense Bay Area
“Marcel Wilson probably won't like the way I start or end this profile. That's because I'm going to write about his past, and the landscape architect is obsessively focused on the future.”

3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway
The New York Times
“This woman tends to work in a creative field — she’s a chef, a landscape architect, an artist, a curator, an editor — and her personal life, too, has a certain ease.”

Arts in the Parks: Artists and Locals Hope to Spruce Up Bay Ridge Parks
Brooklyn Daily
“The landscape architect who designed Narrows Botanical Gardens more than two decades ago came up with the concept for the project.”

Designing the Landscape of Toronto’s Unpredictable Future
Toronto Storeys
“Van Valkenburgh calls it ‘ecological urbanism,’ which, he explained in an interview with the American Society of Landscape Architects, ‘is about city-making that focuses on the landscape elements and their continuity — it’s partly about nature-making in the city, but it is also an approach that adds the sensibility and techniques of ecology as a science to the making and remaking of cities.’”

Coping with Urban Growth: New Building Typologies
“Claude Cormier, principal landscape architect, Claude Cormier + Associés (CC): I have to say that every time that I land in Toronto, I get an amazing positive energy.”

Preparation Key to Saving Lives
The Star (Malaysia)
“International Islamic University Malaysia Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Department Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain said local councils must not replace pavements with tarmac.”

Paralyzed After Crash, Cyclist Sues Over Unmarked Bollard
“Andy Clarke is a consultant with the Toole Design Group, a landscape architecture firm focusing on bike and pedestrian paths.”

Can the Best Part of the House Be a Well-designed Garage?
Robb Report
“A group effort with architect Michael Abraham, interior designer Joan Hebert, contractor Dana Tomlinson, and landscape architect Frank Mariani, the project reinvents the typical plug-and-play approach, creating a sleek, design-conscious space that happens to have room for cars—and the occasional rebel yell.”

Larger Houses on Smaller Lots Lead to Scaled-down Plants
Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Oregon) via the Associated Press
“Less can be more in smaller gardens, said Eileen Obermiller, a landscape architect from Powell Butte, Oregon.”

Report on Golf Course Ignites a Hubbub
San Diego Union-Tribune
“The panel was composed of experts in construction, real estate, project planning and landscape architecture who deliberated with city representatives and other stakeholders over a two-day period.”

13 Projects Selected as Winners of ULI’s 2017–2018 Global Awards for Excellence
Urban Land
“Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Developer: Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd.; master planner and coordinator: Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha (UDCK); designer: ZGF, Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Jun Mitsui & Associates Inc.; landscape architect, Studio on Site.”

MKSK Presents Final Vision for Downtown Troy
Troy Daily News
“MKSK is a Columbus-based firm specializing in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. The firm is currently studying the Sherwood area by the city of Troy at a cost of $45,000.”

Changing the Landscape: Art Consultant Sharon Leeber Is on a Mission to Shape the Art Scene of DFW
Plano Profile
“She then founded Architectural Arts Company (AAC), working with architects, developers and landscape architects to curate sculptures in public and large-scale development projects.”

Faculty Senate Proposes Two New Bachelors Degrees
Iowa State Daily
“The senate voted to discontinue the master's in landscape architecture.”

Davenport Partnership Touts Benefits of Converting 3rd and 4th Streets into Two-ways
Quad City Times
“Executive Director Kyle Carter and consultant Doug Boyer, from the planning, landscape architect and development firm Edge, presented its findings at Tuesday's management update meeting in an effort to garner support from the council.”

'Bespoke' Nolita Penthouse in Roman & Williams-designed Building Wants $10.25M
Curbed New York
“That redo involved bringing in ‘Danish oiled walnut kitchen counter tops, hand-painted millwork, and custom-designed doors,’ among other features; the owners also tapped landscape architecture firm Halsted Welles to kit out the apartment’s wraparound terrace, accessible from every room of the apartment and covered in ‘wisteria, grapevine, clematis and a rich green ground cover.’”

Washington, D.C.’s Most Iconic Buildings, Mapped
Curbed DC
“15 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. This 7.5-acre site was designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. According to the Cultural Landscape Foundation, the memorial explores the four terms of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency with rooms made of granite.”

Art Museum, Sewer District Launching $5M Doan Brook Project that Blends Art, Environment (Photos)
The Plain-Dealer (Ohio)
“Now under construction, the greenway was designed by the Boston landscape architecture firm of Sasaki Associates to link the CWRU main campus to its Maltz Performing Arts Center at Temple-Tifereth Israel , at Ansel Road and East 105th Street.”

David McClure Scott
Yakima Herald
“He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Underground Construction Association.”

Seattle Is the Zoo Architecture Capitol of the World
“‘It was caging until then; bars or concrete walls or moats,’ [Becca] Hanson said. ‘Nobody really understood how you really kept animals. So Seattle came out with a master plan that built upon the ecology movement. So Jones & Jones worked with an ecologist and a landscape architect. Bars and caging went away and soft surfaces, natural surfaces, began to replace that.’”

Design and Implementation Lessons from PARK(ing) Day
Green Infrastructure for Your Community
“When I signed up to help design and build a parklet for this year’s PARK(ing) Day event with my local American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) chapter, I knew it would be a lot of work – but had no idea just how intense the dozens of hours of work designing and then installing it would be.”

Altadena’s Own Take on Civil War Monuments Honors Abolitionist Owen Brown in Revamped Park
Pasadena Star News
“With help from Mark Goldschmidt, landscape architect who donated his design, and volunteers from local high schools, a terraced environment was created and more than 1,000 native plants were added, [Clare] Robinson said.”

Landscape Architecture Students Create Living Laboratory at Rutgers
Total Landscape Care
“At Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, landscape architecture students and faculty worked together to create a garden that transitions into a meadow that now serves as an outdoor classroom.”

9 Things You Might Not Know About Landscape Architect Dan Kiley’s Enduring Milwaukee Legacies
Milwaukee Magazine
“Daniel Urban Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the 20th century. Downtown Milwaukee boasts two Kiley-designed landscapes.”

Cincinnati Hospital's Landscape Architecture Project Among Best in Ohio: PHOTOS
Cincinnati Business Courier
“Columbus-based MKSK received an Honor Award for ‘design constructed’ for its work at Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Clinical Sciences Pavilion from the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which recognized the projects at its fall gala.”

Landscape Medallion Missing from ISU Campus
Ames Tribune
“Back in 1999, ISU was chosen as one of more than 300 locations selected to be a ‘medallion site’ by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), which commemorated its 100th anniversary by recognizing landscapes that were “special to the heart and soul” due to landscape architecture.”

PHOTOS: Here are the Best Landscape Architecture Projects in Ohio
Columbus Business Journal
“A Pizzuti Collection sculpture garden, a Discovery District placemaking plan, an urban agriculture initiative and a strategy to improve the Olentangy bike path experience are among the Columbus winners of the state's annual landscape architecture awards.”

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