November Mentions

MSU Students Make Plans to Enhance Port Austin
Huron Daily Tribune
“Seven village representatives took the trip to East Lansing to listen to presentations from 12 senior-level landscape architecture students.”

Eastern DACA Student Named Student of the Year by National Collegiate Honors Council
Lexington Herald Leader
“Ned Crankshaw, chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Landscape Architecture, and UK Landscape Architecture alumnus Christopher H. Manning have been named to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Council of Fellows for their accomplishments and contributions to the field.”

Leading Attraction Design Firm PGAV Destinations Stocks Up On Creative Talent
Landscape Architect Laura Kloosterman, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida (‘10)…Landscape Architect Brian Bage is from Ballwin, Missouri.”

WLA Magazine – Celebrates 10 Years of World Landscape Architecture
World Landscape Architecture
“The 33rd edition of WLA Magazine celebrates 10 years of World Landscape Architecture ( and the various projects it has published over the years.”

Local Firm Wins Merit Award for River Restoration Project
Aspen Daily News
“DHM received a Merit Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Crowded Job Market? Veer Off the Beaten Path with Archinect’s Small City Opportunities
“Sarasota, FL based DWY Landscape Architects is hiring a Landscape Design Associate.”

Trolley System Thrives in Houston Suburb
“[George] Mitchell hired, among others, Ian McHarg, author of the seminal Design With Nature and a landscape architect who used the Woodlands as an ‘opportunity to apply his theory of ecological determinism.’”

Stakes Are High for Solar Power as Puerto Rico Rebuilds
“Walter Meyer is a landscape architect from Brooklyn, but on a recent afternoon, he was checking a massive delivery at the Aguadilla airport in Puerto Rico.”

iPad Pro Artists Celebrate Urban Sketchers’ 10th Anniversary
“Omar [Jamarillo] started drawing as a landscape architect and was invited to participate in an Artist-in-Residence program at the Opera House in Hanover in 2012 where he documented the making of a ballet performance in sketches.”

This Dream Home Won a Prize for ‘Most Livable.’ See Why!
Style Blueprint
“Much of the curb appeal of the home can be attributed to the landscape plan created by Gavin Duke of Page|Duke Landscape Architects.”

Youngstown Amphitheater Project Gets Multi-million Dollar Donation
“MKSK out of Columbus is the design consultant and landscape architect hired to create the city's vision for the project.”

Residents Share Input on Glacial Drumlin Trail Project
Sun Prairie Star (Wisconsin)
“Chris James, senior landscape architect with Dane County Parks, listens to residents’ questions and comments during a public information meeting on the design alternatives for the last leg of the Glacial Drumlin Trail between Cottage Grove and Madison.”

Calendar Letters: Architecturally Speaking
Orlando Sentinel
From a letter to the editor written by Lisa Gimmy: “I hope Mr. Hawthorne will be able to delve into similar trends in landscape architecture in future articles.”

Three Times Dilapidated Sites Were Transformed into Vibrant Public Spaces
Architecture & Design (Australia)
“According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), urban designs can be labeled sustainable if they respond to the environment and actively contribute to the development of healthy communities.”

Give Them the Gift of Michigan with Michiganology
Great Falls Tribune
“This rendu – an antiquated word that means this was a commissioned piece – was created to commemorate the university’s centennial by MSU alum Carl D. Johnson, a pioneer in the field of landscape architecture.”

Creating Streets People Can Identify With
Urban Land
“‘Creating a safe and welcoming design for all modes of mobility is no longer an added piece of a development, but rather a core part of the project,’ [Michael] Mowery says. ‘Placemaking was often the sphere of architects and landscape architects alone, but now it is the focus of all designers to create safe and functional spaces for all.’”

Hermitage Artist Retreat Makes Plan for Manasota Key Campus
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida)
“The Hermitage expects to spend several hundred thousand dollars on a master plan created by Michael Gilkey, a Sarasota landscape architect.”

Mississippi Landscape Architect Transitions to International Organization’s Past President and Chair of Committee that Oversees Elections Process
Mississippi Business Journal
“Christopher Hoffman, founder of Christopher B. Hoffman Landscape Architects, a Clinton-based firm, has transitioned to Past President and Chair of the Committee on Nominations for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) after recently concluding his one-year term as President of the organization. He will serve in these roles through Sept. 30.”

Protecting the Netherlands' Vulnerable Coasts with a 'Sand Motor'
“‘It's almost the normal thing now to do,’ says Marnix De Vos, an urban designer at BVR, a landscape architecture firm in Rotterdam, where rising seas are a constant concern. ‘Like before, it was normal to put in a street. Well, now it's also normal to make a sustainable living area that does something with the protection against [rising] water levels.’”

Phipps Winter Flower Show Presents 'Holiday Magic'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“‘People always say how magical the show is,’ said Ellen Biegert, a landscape architect with Terra Design on the South Side.”

Amherst Select Board Mulls Bandstand on Common
Amherst Bulletin
“It was inspired by drawings and references from famed landscape architect to Frederick Law Olmstead in 1874 that show a proposed bandstand in the same vicinity.”

Five Decades After Arriving in Georgetown, Gordon Riggle Is Still Shaping Its Gardens
The Washington Post
“After more than five decades, landscape architect Gordon Riggle is still crafting Georgetown gardens.”

Bernardo|Wills Architects
Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle)
“Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects hired Licia LeGrant as an architect, Philip S. Ward as a landscape architect and Saul Rip Hansen as a BIM/CAD technician.”

Landscape Design Can Take Advantage of Existing Property Features
Press Herald (Maine)
“Lucinda Brockway, owner of the Past Designs landscape design company in Kennebunk, offered a striking, public example of a design that takes advantage of the borrowed landscape: the Camden Amphitheater, one of the few public spaces designed by landscape architect Fletcher Steele, a leader in the mid-20th century modern style of design.”

Park Design Experts Start from the Ground up
C-ville (Virginia)
Landscape architects think deeply about the interactions between people and their environment, and are acutely aware of the ways public spaces affect communities.”

Bill Murray, Jens Jensen, One Show in the News
Reel Chicago
“The documentary, Jens Jensen The Living Green, received an Honors in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects on October 23.”

Garden Club, Landscape Architect at Odds Over Future of ‘Parterre Garden’ at Waveny
New Canaanite (Connecticut)
“New Canaan should pause before approving a plan that would see a formal garden at Waveny house changed from its original design, according to local landscape architects.”

Studio B Creates Skinny Backyard Dwelling for Landscape Architect in Colorado
“The building serves as a multipurpose space for a young landscape architect. It is the first stage of a larger project, with the second phase entailing the construction of a single-family home on the property.”

Pr. George’s County’s ‘Largest Redevelopment Project’ Breaks Ground
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.)
“The Town Square at Suitland Federal Center project recently won an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for Master Planning and Landscaping, and is considered a premier example of sustainable master planning.”

Over 40 Practices Imagine the Post-human, Post-natural World
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The exhibition, which was first shown at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, takes on the question of complex contemporary environmental and humanitarian issues, and the role that architects, landscape architects, and artists play in addressing them.”

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette Area Business Honors for Nov. 12, 2017
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
“The American Society of Landscape Architects presented Kenneth Bahlinger with the Lagasse Medal, which recognizes contributions to the management and conservancy of natural resources and public landscapes.”

Brian Minter: It's All About the Details for Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson
The Province (Canada)
“The ultimate goal of landscape architecture is to make things beautiful and engage the soul of a place, says Gustafson.”

ASLA Releases Third Quarter 2017 Business Quarterly Survey
Total Landscape Care
“For the third quarter of 2017, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) reports in their Business Quarterly survey that landscape architecture firms experienced stable conditions.”

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