Landscape Architecture in the News

Modern Trends for 2018
Ocean Home
December-January 2018 

“Meanwhile, landscape architects and custom pool builders continue raising the bar on outdoor areas for relaxation, partying, and staying fit.” 

Renowned Garden Designer Sets Sights on Belle Isle
The Detroit-News

“Mary Carol Hunter, an associate professor at the University of Michigan who is a landscape architect and ecologist who teaches a graduate course about Oudolf’s work and approach to garden design, says bringing the art of Oudolf to Detroit is ‘undeniably exciting for Detroit as a place of cultural and ecological resilience.’” 

Continuing Education: Active Design
Architectural Record

“One of these projects, a collaboration with landscape architecture firm RKLA Studio, is a rooftop play deck for the lower school (pre–K to grade three).” 

Leers Weinzapfel Associates Designs the World’s Largest Cross-Laminated Timber Academic Building

“Leers Weinzapfel worked with landscape architecture firm Stephen Stimson Associates to integrate aspects such as storm-water management and porous paving systems.” 

Walker Warner Architects’ Hale Nukumoi Residence
Design Milk

“A copper mesh rain curtain, designed by lead architect Greg Warner and landscape architect Ron Lutsko, adds a layer of privacy on the park side of the home, while also helping to mitigate run-off rainwater from the roof and acts as a fountain and rain feature.” 

The Fraught Future of Monuments
Fast Company Co.Design

“Landscape architect Walter Hood asks himself the same question about each of his projects: Does it look strange?”

Marina One

“Inspired by the natural climate changes at the different vertical levels of a rainforest, the landscape architecture mimics a green valley with its variations in climate according to level.” 

Our View: Park Not the Right Fit for Y-block
The State Journal-Register (Illinois)

“The schematic of the park proposed by North Mansion Y Block Development, a group backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, was designed with the help of Belgian landscape architect Peter Wirtz.” 

Opportunities to Green Up Small Urban Spaces
Turf magazine

“In larger cities, too, where mixed-use properties exist in abundance near the city center, pocket parks are important. No one knows this more than Erin Tharp, a registered landscape architect with her own landscape design firm, Tharp Design, in Morristown, New Jersey.” 

Close-quarter Combat Training: How to Stop a Terrorist Attack
Square Mile

“I looked around the table and saw an eclectic mix of people – nine in all. From a huge doorman to a landscape architect to a heavy-set chef from Romania, the guys all looked pretty mean.” 

Working to Create Resilient Landscapes
Idaho Mountain Express

“Organizations like the Trust for Public Lands, the Open Space Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects are all now preaching the philosophies and benefits of creating resilient landscapes. As the American Society of Landscape Architects states, ‘Long-term resilience is about continuously bouncing back and regenerating. It’s about learning how to cope with the ever-changing “new normal.”’” 

An Urban Wetland that Floods Raleigh Neighborhoods Could Become an Outdoor Destination
The News & Observer

“The goal is to remind visitors of the wetlands’ role as a wildlife habitat, filter and and flood-prevention tool for the growing city, said Lora Greco, a landscape architect for Raleigh.” 

Is Chicago About to Ruin Jackson Park?
Huffington Post

“The 1895 plan occupies a special place in the history of landscape architecture as perhaps the nation’s earliest large-scale brownfield-remediation project.” 

SWEET: Landscape Group Warns Obama Center ‘Adverse Effects’ in Jackson Park
Chicago Sun-Times

“But closing a road winding through Jackson Park imposes their vision — not that of Olmsted, the famed landscape architect.” 

Sea Ranch’s World-famous Supergraphics Almost Didn’t Happen

“When she returned to San Francisco, [Barbara Stauffacher] Solomon was referred to the Sea Ranch’s developers by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (who was instrumental in boosting the design careers of many women in the industry).” 

The Urban Oasis Experience – 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait (17 – 18 February) by Wolfgang Ansel Sky Garden Blog

“The congress lectures will provide an inspiring mixture of progressive thinkers, new technical developments, and innovative Green Roof applications in architecture, landscape architecture, and climate protection.” 

4 Strategies for Equitable, Sustainable Cities
Green Biz

“In the case of Newtown Creek Nature Walk, the project was for the neighborhood, not for tourism or the cover of a landscape architecture magazine.” 

Beijing Parks Receive 580,000 Tourists on New Year Holiday
China Daily

“Beijing's 11 municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Garden and Landscape Architecture received a total of 580,000 tourists during the New Year's Day holiday, an increase of 14 percent year on year.” 

A New Website Profiles Pioneering Female Architects

“Edited by Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner, the project begins, chronologically, with Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851–1934), a critic with a keen interest in landscape architecture, and ends with Susan Abel Maxman (b. 1938), who became the first woman elected present of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1992.” 

5 Sustainable Design Guides
American Nurseryman

“The American Society of Landscape Architects now offers a series of free online sustainable design guides that highlight cutting-edge ways for residential landscapes to support the environment — no matter the location or property size.” 

Snøhetta Is Designing Smart Cities for the Future

“You’re probably familiar with much of the work of Snøhetta—major architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and brand design company—from the National September 11 Memorial Museum & Pavilion at the World Trade Center site to the Oslo Opera House to even Europe’s forthcoming ‘first underwater restaurant.’” 

Bushnell Park North Receives Landscape Design Award from RIASLA
Hartford Courant

“The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2017-2018 Design Awards during the RIASLA Holiday & Awards Party in Pawtucket,” 

RVI Founder Earns National Accolades to Put Final Touches on Stellar Career in Austin
Austin Business Journal

“Bob Richardson is one of several architects and landscape architects who have left a lasting impression on Austin, but even after all his success his family still thinks he's out there wielding a shovel and hoe.”

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