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Landscape Architecture in the News

Watch: 9 Intimate Stories of Homelessness, Told Live at Ignite Project Homeless
The Seattle Times
“Brice Maryman is an award-winning landscape architect with MIG|SvR. Disquieted by the rise in homelessness in our public realm, he recently completed a Landscape Architecture Foundation fellowship exploring the intersection of homelessness and public space. His podcast, HomeLandLab, helps listeners understand homelessness by sharing a variety of perspectives on this complex subject.”

Downtown Riverfront: New Designs Unveiled
The London Free Press
“‘I hope it generates excitement for the potential that London has to create a really enhanced public realm, opening its doors to the river and celebrating the river. It’s one of the most unique places in the city,’ Heath Mizer, a landscape architect with the Denver-based firm Civitas, said of the images.

Parks Foundation Opposes Echelman Sculpture on Spa Beach
Tampa Bay Times
“The group’s letter, signed by its president, Phil Graham Jr., a descendant of one of the city’s earliest settlers and landscape architect of the Dalí Museum, also emphasizes the expected 25-year lifespan of the Echelman piece.”

Bodley Valedictorian, Salutatorian Reflect on Their Time in School
Oswego County Today
“[Jacob Geitner’s] ultimate goal is to work as a landscape architect at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.”

9 Hours Ago City Prepares for Palm Avenue Improvements (Sarasota, Florida)
“Other elements include improved landscaping and lighting, according to Phillip Smith, a landscape architect who designed the project.”

Liebrecht: Why Republicans Should Share Blame for Opioid Crisis
The Roanoke Times
“[Nancy] Liebrecht is a retired landscape architect and environmental scientist.”

David Adjaye Designs a Tower for the Financial District
New York Times
“At street level will be a verdant plaza designed by Adjaye Associates and Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture, inspired by the pocket parks of Midtown Manhattan created in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Submissions Open for National Urban Design Awards
Canadian Architect
“The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2018 National Urban Design Awards.”

Building Your Happy Place
The Lewiston Tribune
“He decided to take landscape architecture classes, graduating with a minor in the subject. Hirzel has since worked both as an architect and landscape architect, which together form the basis of his design theory.”

Daily Business Report-June 6, 2018: Landscape Architects Group Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Annual Grant
San Diego Metro Magazine
The San Diego chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invites local nonprofits to apply for this year’s annual grant of up to $5,000 to design or construct landscape architectural improvements in locations such as parks, schools and neighborhoods.

Gateway Arch Transformed: New Landscape, Expanded Museum Better Link the Icon to St. Louis
Chicago Tribune
“The underlying idea, said Brooklyn-based landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, whose firm led the changes to the Arch grounds, ‘was to undo the islandlike quality of the park.’”

Noted Landscape Artist Visits PCHS Horticulture Classes
The Guardian
“It said several other organisations were involved, and a six-page submission detailed the roles of the contractor, cost consultant, fire consultant, architect, landscape architect, fire testing company, building control officers and fire door manufacturers.”

Parrish Art Museum's 'Landscape Pleasures' Offers Insights into Future of Landscape Architecture
“‘This year in particular, the three landscape architects that will be speaking all have one thing in common. All three really are almost more artists—or at least, as much artists—as they are landscape architects,’ said Stacy Paetzel, a co-chair of the Parrish’s Landscape Pleasures. ‘When you look at the way all three approach the medium of landscape design, they always incorporate some component of art. They are using materials and exterior components to transform them into environmental art.’”

Surviving a Firestorm with 'Good Landscaping and Luck'
Napa Valley Register
“The couple had hired San Francisco based landscape architect Doug Brown of Manmade Workshop to design a new garden to match their family’s active lifestyle.”

Parts of Spokane's Riverfront Park Reopen as $65m Update Progresses
Daily Journal of Commerce
“Seattle-based Berger Partnership is the lead landscape architect and urban designer for the project, which covers 20 acres of the 100-acre park.”

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Announces Retirement
“[Dan] Wenk’s career with the National Park Service began in 1975 as a landscape architect.”

Another Halprin-Designed Plaza Could Be on the Chopping Block, This Time in San Francisco
The Architect’s Newspaper
“At Halprin’s office, Don Carter worked as principal-in-charge for the project with Angela Danadjieva—lead designer for Halprin’s Freeway Park in Seattle—as landscape architect.”

Landscape Work to Restore Wright's Full Vision for Darwin Martin House
The Buffalo News
“[Frank Lloyd] Wright worked on the landscape closely with Walter Burley Griffin, an apprentice who became an accomplished landscape architect in his own right.”

Spirn, Oxman Win Cooper Hewitt Design Awards
MIT News
The Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, [Anne Whiston] Spirn is an author, landscape architect, and photographer.

Like It or Not, the Water Is Coming: Will the Bay Area Defend against Rising Seas, or Embrace Them?
Landscape architect Marcel Wilson hopes San Rafael can get some of those funds.”

The Garden Guru: Landscape Designer's True Calling Is Teaching
The News Gazette
“It was [Frank Lloyd] Wright's work that inspired [Kaizad] Irani to become an architect and Danish landscape architect Jens Jensen who lead him toward the field of landscape-and-garden design.”

Experts Offer Insight into Reducing Your Home's Vulnerability to Flooding
The Post and Courier
Landscape architect Glen Gardner has seen instances where floods killed off new gardens, and he says homeowners should think more in terms of preparing for the everyday or occasional floods and be more stoic about the epic ones.”

Outdoors Q&A: Founder of Acre, Landscape Architect Brett Robinson
The Sydney Morning Herald
“Brett Robinson is creative director and founder of Acre, a Melbourne-based landscape architecture studio.”

AN Takes a Deep Dive into Frick Collection Expansion Plans
The Architect’s Newspaper
“Here’s what landscape architect Laurie Olin had to say about Page’s work in a recent letter to the Frick trustees that was printed by landscape preservationists at The Cultural Landscape Foundation (we’ve excerpted the letter, below).”

Place LA Is off to Strong Start in Blooming Economy
Spokane Journal of Business
“After more than two decades working in landscape architecture, Joshua Tripp started Place Landscape Architecture LLC here on April Fool’s Day in 2016 with just $100 in a business account. Since then, says Tripp, the landscape architecture firm has flourished.”

Seven New “Playsages” to Be Exhibited during 2018 International Garden Festival
“[Caption]: ‘aMAIZEing’ by Marta Milà Pascual, architect and landscape architect and Marc Torrellas Arnedo, architect. Photo credit: International Garden Festival, Jardins de Métis.”

This DIY Design Tip Supplies a Pop of Color and Texture to Outdoor Space
Los Angeles Daily News
“So the South Pasadena-based landscape architect behind June Scott Design covered some 24-by-24-inch pavers with 8-by-8-inch Granada cement tiles in a pattern and laid them atop gravel – and voila!”

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