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How to Get a Landscape Project Underway
The Washington Post
“You also can hire an independent designer or landscape architect.”

Here's What Matt Lauer Is Doing Now
Yahoo! Canada (via Town and Country)
“Lauer could have moved to another home he owns in Sag Harbor, with gardens by landscape architect Miranda Brooks and interiors by Muriel Brandolini, which has been on the market and got a price reduction in early March.”

Bright Ideas for Designing with Plants
Kitchen & Bath Design News
“Julie Moir Messervy, CEO of landscape architecture and design firm JMMDS in Saxtons River, VT and Home Outside online design service and mobile app, is also the author of  'New Landscaping Ideas That Work' (Taunton Press) and seven earlier plant-related books.”

Fresh Look for Suburban Boston Office Asset
Commercial Property Executive
“Daigle Engineers Inc. and Hawk Design Inc. acted as structural engineer and landscape architect, respectively.”

Denver Mountain Parks Are Ready for Their Close-Up
“By 1914, Boston-based landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. was creating a system that ultimately stretched from the foothills of Jefferson and Douglas counties to the mountains of Clear Creek and Grand counties, studded by structures designed by such renowned architects as Burnham Hoyt.”

5 Things to Do Under $5: Free Tours of Bok Tower Gardens, Florida Orchestra for Kids, Family Tennis Festival
Tampa Bay Times
“The meandering gardens are considered the greatest work of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., the designer of the National Mall, the Jefferson Memorial and the White House grounds.”

Weiss/Manfredi, Oppenheim Architecture + Design Win 2018 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards
Architectural Record
“This year’s honorees also include New York-based designer Gail Anderson, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award, landscape architect and author Anne Whiston Spirn, Design Mind; American-Israeli architect Neri Oxman, Interaction Design; and Massachusetts-based firm Mikyoung Kim Design, Landscape Architecture.”

The Quintessentially Oregon Architecture of John Storrs: Remembering and Revisiting
Portland Architecture
“He was a big personality but also a really good collaborator, and it shows in the relationships he had with people like [developer] John Gray, [landscape architect] Barbara Fealy, [wood sculptor] LeRoy Setzol, and builders. He had great relationships with his sort of circle."

This Old Pittsburgh House: Where a Voice Was Born
Pittsburgh Magazine
“Nationally acclaimed landscape architect Walter Hood of UC Berkeley is designing the grounds, and interior work could begin as soon as this fall to convert the property into a multi-use art space with galleries, workshops and a sidewalk café.”

How Outdoor Living Can Boost Your Revenue Stream This Summer
Irrigation & Green Industry
“Meg Arnosti, a landscape architect at Southview Design Landscape Contractors in St. Paul, Minnesota, says the median price for their kitchens is around $22,000.”

‘It’s Almost Like You’re Walking into the Earth’: Shoshone Tribe, Utah Architects Design an Interpretive Center for the Site of the Bear River Massacre
The Salt Lake Tribune
“David Garce, a landscape architect working on the project and a member of the Catawba Indian Nation rooted in South Carolina, said it’s symbolic of growth.”

Downsizing a House to Expand the Garden: At Home with Landscape Architect William Dangar
“Though he’s a landscape architect known for designing gardens to complement large houses, Australia-based William Dangar often gets to work with only a little land.”

The Cooper Hewitt Announces National Design Award Recipients
Landscape Architecture Award: Mikyoung Kim Design. Mikyoung Kim Design is the eponymous firm of Mikyoung Kim, a landscape architect and urban designer based in Boston.”

12 Grads of Unaccredited Master's Program in Landscape Architecture File Suit Against Colorado State U.
Landscape Online
“The Coloradoan (USA Network) reports that 12 Colorado State University (CSU) graduates have filed suit against the university for not pursuing accreditation for the landscape architecture master's degree program.”

Landscape Architects Offer the Total Outdoor Package
Casual Living
“One of the fastest-growing categories in the home industry is landscape architecture.”

Can a New Plan Solve the Conundrum of Jones Plaza?
Houston Chronicle
“A Houston landscape architect I know once proposed leveling the plaza by taking out one floor of paid parking.”

Parks Director Gets $100,000 Severance, City Conducting National Search for Replacement
“‘As I look ahead to the fourth quarter of my career, I also look back to my professional training as a landscape architect and miss the days of designing and implementing projects on the ground. I have realized that now, while the economy is strong, is the very best time to go back to my roots,’ [Mike Abbaté] said.”

Winsome 1932 Estate Overlooking the Rose Bowl Seeks $5.6M
Curbed Los Angeles
“The well-maintained estate was built for Fletcher Dobyns, a critic and writer, and his wife Winifred Starr Dobyns, a landscape architect who authored books on the subject.”

Registration Opens for 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia
The Construction Specifier
“Registration is now open for the 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO planned for October 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.”

Design Honors: Five Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Winners
Palm Beach Daily News
“The Weisfisches and the Royces chose the same professionals to oversee their architectural and landscape revisions — Jacqueline Albarran, principal of SKA Architect + Planner, and landscape designer Jorge Sanchez of SMI Landscape Architecture.”

New Development in Toronto Is "Choreographed City-Building"
“Claude Cormier of Claude Cormier + Associés, the landscape architecture firm in the team of designers, said of ‘The Well,’ ‘This is choreographed city-building.’”

As May Flowers Bloom, A Closer Look at White House Gardens Past and Present
The White House
“Amid the women’s suffrage movement, Mrs. Wilson hired Beatrix Farrand—the only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects—to design the East Garden.”

McIntire Botanical Garden Selects Landscape Architects for Garden's Design
NBC29 (WVIR-TV – Charlottesville, Virginia)
“The McIntire Botanical Garden Board of Directors is pleased to announce its selection of Mikyoung Kim Design and Waterstreet Studios as the landscape architecture team to design the botanical garden in Charlottesville.”

ASU Grad Sees Landscape Architecture as a Path to Social Justice
“[Kristin[ Antkoviak, who is graduating with a master’s degree in landscape architecture, has used her expertise to help revitalize her Phoenix neighborhood.”

International Landscape Architect and Artist Martha Schwartz to Speak at The Boston Architectural College Commencement May 25
“Internationally acclaimed Landscape Architect and Artist Martha Schwartz is The Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) commencement speaker.”

Commentary: National Park Week, Protect Our National Parks
Naples Daily News
“I am a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. We have joined a nationwide coalition of engineers, architects, planners, other professionals and trade associations working in conservation and development industries to call attention to this backlog of deferred maintenance in national parks.”

Texas Tech Honors Clinton’s Hoffman
Mississippi Business Journal
“[Christopher] Hoffman received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Texas Tech (1998), and is a licensed landscape architect for the state of Mississippi (1990).”

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