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2/20/2018

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Exceptional Former Home of a Famed Bay Area Architect Asks $4.2 Million
San Francisco Chronicle
2/15/2018
“Even more uncommon, the transaction led to a decades-long friendship between the owners and [Robert] Overstreet, as well as his partner, the landscape architect George White, even after the older couple retired to Arizona.”

Dallas Festival of Ideas to Focus on Inclusivity, Equity
Dallas Morning News
2/15/2018
“For the Physical City, Larry Scarpa, a landscape architect and co-founder of the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute whose design work ‘is deeply rooted in the conditions of the everyday,’ according to his firm's website.”

Active-use Design Key to Eugene Park Blocks
The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon)
2/15/2018
“The Eugene Park Blocks were built in 1958, designed by Wilmsen Endicott Architects and Lloyd Bond, a landscape architect.”

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Inspired Design
Culture Map Dallas
2/15/2018
“Learn from four of Dallas' leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design.”

Amy Schumer Marries Chris Fischer: 6 Things to Know About Her New Husband
ET Online
2/15/2018
“When asked by JBF to note the best advice he's ever received, Fischer recalled, ‘Do your best with every opportunity you are given and they will keep coming.’ Michael Van Valkenburgh, the brilliant and prolific landscape architect told me this a few years ago on a cool fall evening spent on his porch.’”

100 Artworks by Chicago Architects and Designers
Architect Magazine
2/14/2018
“The show, up through March 2, features work by Aric Lasher, FAIA, of HBRA Architects; Ross Wimer, FAIA, of AECOM; Paola Aguirre of Borderless; Philip Enquist of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill; and Mimi McKay of McKay Landscape Architects.

The Possibilities of a Neo-Lamarckian Urbanism
The Stranger (Seattle)
2/14/2018
“Consider how New York City's former Chief Urban Designer, Alex Washburn, described NYC in an interview with the American Society of Landscape Architects: ‘I think I would take the point of view of saying a lot of what we do in urban design and infrastructure and the streetscape – what we try to do, is put down a trellis for growth. We could use a natural analogy in the sense that we have to provide the right substrate, the right structure to allow something as glorious and living as a city to grow around us, and grow healthily and well.’”

Palm Springs Planned Community Boasts an Olive Grove in the Desert
The Architect’s Newspaper
2/14/2018
“Robert Hidey will also be designing the community’s central clubhouse, and C2 Collaborative Landscape Architecture will handle the landscaping and olive grove installation.”

Minneapolis Park and Rec Board Looks at Park Redesigns
ABC-5 (KSTP, St. Paul, Minnesota)
2/14/2018
“Sarah Sutherland, a landscape architect with the firm ‘Studio Gro’ provided one of those fresh perspectives.”

Tickets Go on Sale for Designer Show House at Greensboro's 'Hillside'
News & Record (Greensboro, North Carolina)
2/14/2018
“Renowned local landscape architect Chip Callaway has designed its 1.6 acres of gardens.”

Hopes for More Parkland Meet Concerns About Costs as Costa Mesa Council Reviews Proposed Update to Open Space Plan
Los Angeles Times
2/14/2018
“‘This document is really a tool to guide the development of parks and recreation over time,’ Zachary Mueting, a principal landscape architect with RJM, told the council. ‘This is meant to be a long-term document — five, 10, 15 years out.’”

Tucson Students Could Help Reshape City Streets
Arizona Public Media
2/14/2018
“Urban design students with the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture just finished a "complete streets" planning project.”

Miami Beach Board Backs Plan to Convert Prince Michael Condos to Hotel
The Real Deal (South Florida)
2/14/2018
Landscape architect Vincent Filigenzi added that the vegetation he planned to surround the building will include trees up to 30 feet tall that will muffle any sound emanating from the hotel.”

Paradise Found: She Waited for Him While He Was Wrongly on Death Row
The Guardian
2/14/2018
“‘I didn’t want to go,’ says Lorri [Davis], who was a landscape architect in New York at the time. ‘It was a rainy Monday night. But some voice just kept telling me, ‘go.’”

What if New Jersey’s Meadowlands Were a National Park?
Curbed New York
2/14/2018

Landscape architect Susannah Drake, principal of Brooklyn-based DLANDstudio, worked on a competition that fed ideas to the Regional Plan.”

Tait Lets You Build a Modern Wall of Plants with GardenWall
Design Milk
2/14/2018
“[Georgina] Reid’s new design, Terrain, incorporates her love of landscape topographies and an interest in the work of Roberto Burle Marx, a late Brazilian landscape architect.”

Presenting the 2017 Merit Badge Rankings: Which Were the Most and Least Popular?
Scouting Magazine
2/14/2018
In this article, the landscape architecture merit badge came in last on a list of Scout merit badges earned in 2017. However, the badge did end up as number 114 out of 139 on a list charting merit badge popularity over the last five years.

How Sunnylands' Architecture Influenced Pixar's 'Incredibles 2' Animators
Desert Sun
2/13/2018
“During her presentation, Los Angeles-based landscape architect Kelly Comras tells the story of how brothers Jack and Bill Evans came to work for Walt Disney after planning his own garden to accommodate a ridable miniature railroad train at his home on Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles.”

NCARB Responds to Concerns About Licensing
The Architect’s Newspaper
2/12/2018
“Most recently, NCARB funded AIA South Dakota to assure that any revamp to regulation would provide an opt out for professions with established paths to reciprocity (including architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying) from a “temporary licensing compact” proposal.”

Family Roots Run Deep in This Year-Round Retreat
Architectural Digest
2/12/2018
“Ten years ago, Candy [Candace Bergin] and Marsh [Marshall Rose] set about updating the gardens with landscape architect Edmund Hollander.”

Dallas’ Top Architects Reveal What Inspires Them
Paper City Magazine
2/12/2018
“The talented panel includes David Cadwallader, Principal Designer, Cadwallader Design; Jessica Clements, Landscape Architect, studioOutside; Josh Nimmo, Founder and Architect, Nimmo Architecture; Jason Smith, Principal and Architect, Smitharc Architects. Meg Fitzpatrick, President of MMF Strategies, moderates.”

Tasting Buenos Aires: Food Tours, Street Art and Tango – a Local’s Guide to the City
The Guardian
2/12/2018
“Parque Centenario is a circular, 10-hectare green lung in the centre of BA. Designed by landscape architect Carlos Thays, it was completed in time for the 1910 centennial of the May revolution.”

Iconic Stretch of Blue Ridge Parkway Closing for Months
News & Observer
2/8/2018
“National Park Service landscape architects and Federal Highway Administration engineers agreed the road should be elevated, or bridged, where possible to eliminate massive cuts and fills.”

From the Community: McAdam Landscaping Offers 5-Step Plan to Building Your Dream Spring Project
Chicago Tribune
2/8/2018
“‘If someone needs support navigating this process, our team of landscape designers and a landscape architect can help transform their dreams into reality,’ said [Scott McAdam Jr.].”

Marquee Man: Who Is Eddie George Really?
Columbus Monthly
2/6/2018
“He’s a silent partner in Edge, the landscape architecture and urban planning firm he co-founded, which has offices in Columbus, Toledo and Nashville.”

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin to Open in Dallas at NorthPark Center
The Daily Telescope
2/5/2018
“The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announced that The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), will open February 28th 2018, in Dallas at the NorthPark Center and will remain on view through April 30th 2018.”

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