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Changes Coming to One Beacon, One of Boston's Largest Office Towers
Boston Business Journal (subscription required to view article)
“MetLife Investment Management has launched a lobby repositioning project at One Beacon St., a 34-story tower in downtown Boston. The project is expected to last a year, with Gilbane Building Co. as general contractor, Gensler as architect, CBRE as construction manager and Klopfer Martin Design Group as landscape architect.”

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience
Urban Land
“’These were later adopted by 5,000 cities across the country,’ says Walter Meyer, a panelist and the founding principal of Local Office Landscape Architecture in New York.”

Canada’s 1950s Venice Biennale Pavilion Gets a Facelift
The Art Newspaper
“The renowned Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, and Bryce Gauthier of Enns Gauthier Landscape Architects, were hired to revamp the landscape.”

Spackman Mossop Michaels Creates Possible Redesigns for Lee Circle
World Landscape Architecture
Landscape architecture and urban planning firm Spackman Mossop Michaels (SMM) was commissioned by the former mayor, Mitch Landrieu, to create a range of revised design schemes as described in The Times Picayune on May 10.”

A New U.S.-Mexico Border? At the Venice Biennale, Imagining a Binational Region Called MEXUS
Los Angeles Times
“New York City landscape architecture firm SCAPE will present a project on ecological citizenship — how humans have shaped the landscape around Venice (a crucial topic at a time of rising tides).”

“A conference on landscape architecture and public space will take place in Vienna from 7 to 9 June under the title PARK POLITICS.”

North Campus, GreenStar and Retail Projects Advance
Ithaca Journal
“About 77 percent of the project would be located within the City of Ithaca and about 23 percent of the project would be located in the Town of Ithaca, according to Kathryn Wolf, a landscape architect for Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP.”

Big-city Park Proposes Parking Meters for Golfers
Golf Advisor
“It was designed by award-winning landscape architect firm Nelson Byrd Woltz with input from stakeholder groups and the general public.”

American Society of Landscape Architects Inducts Local Residents
Wicked Local Cambridge (Massachusetts)
“The American Society of Landscape Architects recently inducted local residents Edward Marshall, Chris Moyles and Jim Wescoat into the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2018.”

Houston Museum Features Sloping, Walkable Green Roof
The Construction Specifier
“Glassell School of Art opened with the adjoining the Brown Foundation Inc. Plaza, designed by Deborah Nevins & Associates in collaboration with Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, which is comprised of nearly 1 acre (0.4 ha) of pubic greenspace.”

These Are the 10 Best U.S. Cities for Urban Parks
Fast Company
“In top-ranked Minneapolis, the 19th-century landscape architect Horace Cleveland convinced the city to acquire waterfront land to create a massive linked network of parks; he pushed Saint Paul to do the same.”

Eastern Chula Vista Has More Than Three Times the Parkland Than the West
San Diego Union-Tribune
“There currently isn’t any funding for the project, but they plan to build a park there, said city Landscape Architect and Project Manager Patricia Ferman.”

This Parisian Apartment Was Transformed into a Garden Oasis
“They covered it with a wooden deck and, with the help of landscape architect Pierre-Alexandre Risser, filled the garden with as many edible plants as possible: besides apple, pear, and medlar trees, they grow squashes and black currants.”

The Ancient Forests That Have Defied Urbanization
“The landscape architecture firm Sylvatica Studio designed an elevated walkway that guides visitors through “WildWoods,” a green space that links the museum to the old-growth forest, with tulip-shaped “tree pods” where visitors can pause.”

Victoria Beckham Suits Up After the Royal Wedding
“Beckham has expanded her resume yet again to include landscape architect, as she (and floral designer Flora Starkey) celebrated the opening of Scott’s summer terrace, which features their lush garden designs.”

Is This Eco-City Garden a Visionary Model for a Sustainable Future?
House Beautiful
“'The garden looks fantastic and has such an important purpose at its heart,' said landscape architect Hay Joung Hwang. 'Air and noise pollution is a continued issue in cities around the globe, and my design provides a vision for sustainable, eco-city living, providing green space that can be easily replicated vertically to fit in with high rise city buildings.'”

BIG, James Corner, SCAPE and WXY Unveil Final Proposals for Bay Area Resiliency Challenge
The Architect’s Newspaper
“The Common Ground team led by TLS Landscape Architecture proposes to extend Highway 37 across San Pablo Bay by designing an elevated scenic causeway that would allow riparian landscapes to flow beneath the new multi-modal artery.”

Landscaping Can Increase Home Values up to 13 Percent
Houston Agent Magazine
“Homeowners should invest about 10 percent of a property’s value in maintaining landscaping, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

St. Louis to Transform Abandoned Landscape into a Vibrant New Greenway
“Nearly 20 years in the making, the Chouteau Greenway project recently concluded a 10-month competition process, with invited submissions from top firms that included the likes of James Corner Field Operations, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture and TLS Landscape Architecture.”

How Are Landscape Architects Connected to the Casual Industry?
Casual Living
“One of the fastest-growing categories in the home industry is landscape architecture. Need proof? The latest statistics from the American Society of Landscape Architects show there are about 16,400 licensed landscape architects in the United States.”

AI: Landscaping Can Significantly Impact Home Values
Valuation Review
“The American Society of Landscape Architects suggests that homeowners invest 10 percent of a property’s value in landscaping.”

How Architecture Can Rebuild Itself Post #MeToo
“From the design side of the equation, two New York-based examples include the living infrastructure of landscape architect and MacArthur Fellow Kate Orff and the community-driven urbanism of Claire Weisz’s firm WXY.”
Detailed Plans Unveiled for Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix
KJZZ (91.5) – Phoenix
“[Mary Margaret] Jones’ said her landscape architecture firm, Hargreaves Associates, has worked on parks in other cities and Hance Park has some of the best potential she’s seen.”

A Boulder Farmhouse for the 21st Century
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
“The outdoor fire pit, built by Marpa Landscape Architecture, was inspired by the original artist’s rendering in the house plans.”

City Begins $10M Rehab of Peavey Plaza
The Journal (Minneapolis)
“Shane Coen, founder of landscape architecture firm Coen + Partners, said the project will make the plaza more accessible, flexible and sustainable.”

Sneak Peek of Thomas Phifer’s Glenstone Expansion
Architecture Record
“The museum has also outgrown the 9,000 square feet of gallery space of its Gwathmey Siegel–designed facilities, prompting a dramatic expansion at the hands of Thomas Phifer and Partners with PWP Landscape Architecture, which adds 50,000 square feet of gallery space—along with an arrival center, two cafés, and storage and administrative spaces that bring the total addition to 240,000 square feet—in a cluster of variable-sized concrete boxes dubbed ‘the Pavilions.’”

Terrigenous Landscape Architecture Receives Design Award
The Vermont Journal
Terrigenous Landscape Architecture has recently been awarded a design award from the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects as part of their annual award competition.”

365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions, Dallas
“A significant part of the success of Surrey Circle was a result of the collaboration between the Bernbaum / Magadini architects, designer Robyn Menter and landscape architect David Hocker throughout the design process.”

ASLA Names Four in NW, James Corner as Fellows
Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle)
“The American Society of Landscape Architects named 31 fellows for 2018, including four people in the Northwest and James Corner, whose New York firm is helping design Seattle's waterfront redevelopment.”

Items to Improve Our Outdoor Living Spaces
The Chronicle Herald (Canada)
“A 2016 survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects found that fireplaces and firepits were the most popular outdoor design element in 2016.”

Builders’ Plea to Congress: Rebuild Florida’s National Parks Infrastructure
Florida Politics
“Additional Florida signatories include chapters of the American Planning Association; American Society of Landscape Architects; Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida; Associated Builders & Contractors; Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association; Florida Surveying and Mapping Society; National Association of Women in Construction – Greater Palm Beaches and Tampa; and Suncoast Utility Contractors Association.”

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

Business in Brief, May 15, 2018
Santa Fe New Mexican
“Surroundings, a Santa Fe-based landscape architecture studio, took home one of the top prizes from the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Murchison Rogers Park project in El Paso.”

How Outdoor Living Can Boost Your Revenue Stream This Summer
Irrigation & Green Industry
“The Washington-based American Society of Landscape Architects’ members were asked to rate the expected popularity of outdoor design elements for 2018.”

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