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Media Mentions from All Over

Dallas, Don’t Screw up This Park-Building Boom
D Magazine
July 2018
“But there’s also no denying the energetic amiability of the space designed by landscape architect James Burnett.”

Many Rain Gardens Fall Flat. This One Shows How It’s Done.
Washington Post
“‘They just get covered up in a short time’ with detritus, said Bill McLaughlin, the botanic garden’s curator of plants, who worked with his colleagues and landscape architects at Andropogon Associates in the planting designs.”

Mikyoung Kim Honored with 2018 ASLA Design Medal
“Mikyoung Kim is this year's Design Medal recipient from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), one of the highest honors bestowed upon a landscape architect.”

For Multifamily Builders and Landscapers, a Happy Dog Means a Happy Renter
Idaho Business Review
“‘Homeowners can walk a dog in a pinch without having to go to the park,’ said [Doug] Russell, who also serves as president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, or ASLA, for Idaho and Montana. ‘Dog facilities are very much a requested and needed amenity for all of our land development across the board.’”

Mexico's New Airport Doesn't Have to Be an Environmental Disaster – Here's What Needs to Happen
The Independent (UK)
“I’m an expert in landscape architecture who studies the ecological adaption of urban environments.”

U. of C.'s Yerkes Observatory Has Been a Cherished Icon for Decades. Now It's for Sale, and People Are Nervous
Chicago Tribune
“The Yerkes’ grounds, designed by the legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, include open lakefront footage on highly desirable Geneva Lake, and the observatory is so central to the region that its image is on Williams Bay’s village seal.”

Owners Say 1920s-Era Palm Beach Home They Renovated Is a ‘Happy House’
Palm Beach Daily News
“The family room is directly accessed from the morning room and dining room. Doors in all three spaces open to the patio and saltwater pool, which is set within gardens designed by landscape architect Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams Design. The garages are to the west.”

Sunscopes for the Week of July 8
The Philadelphia Sunday Sun
“[From the prediction for Sagittarius:] Regardless of what you do for a living, someone is going to ask you for your creative input on artistic matters like design, layout, redecorating, landscape architecture, or gardening.”

Interview: Martha Schwartz
CLADmag 2018 Issue 2
“I’m on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and we are discussing how to get climate change on the curriculum.”

Artscape: Xavier Gonzalez Artwork the Centerpiece of Garden House Renovation
Times-Picayune Online/
“With the help of architect Alton Ochsner Davis of Pascal Architects, LLC, landscape architect John Mayronne, and Striker Construction, Southern Hotel co-owner Lisa Condrey Ward undertook a year-long renovation.”

Evanston Weighing Wrecking Ball or Preservation for Harley Clarke Mansion
Chicago Sun-Times
Landscape architect Jens Jensen, responsible for much of Chicago’s parkland, planned the gardens around the mansion.”

Long-Awaited Museum beneath St. Louis’s Gateway Arch Opens to the Public
The Architect’s Newspaper
“That’s changed radically since the CityArchRiver Foundation (now the Gateway Arch Park Foundation) kicked off a competition in 2010 to re-envision the campus while respecting Saarinen’s and the original landscape architect Dan Kiley’s vision for the 91-acre park.”

Wework, Elon Musk Nonprofit Bid for Fort Scott Development in Presidio
San Francisco Chronicle
“A potential team member is landscape architect James Corner Field Operations, which is working on a separate Presidio project to build the Tunnel Tops park.”

In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass Is Not Greener
KUNC (Community Radio for Northern Colorado)
“Even with no grass on the ground, landscape architect Steve Grede's home garden is an oasis of green in downtown Tucson.”

Microsoft Picks Redmond Campus Team
Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle)
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“Berger Partnership will be the lead landscape architect, with Olin assisting.”

Designer Brings the Heat with Striking Fire Features
Total Landscape Care
“Now that [Elena] Colombo has a solid group of clients made of landscape architects and architects who she works with on a regular basis, she tends to stay quite busy.”

Dynamic Webb House Garden: More Than Just a Pretty Face
Hartford Courant
“[Amy Lucretia] Cogswell, a graduate and then headmistress and principal of Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, Gardening, and Horticulture in Groton, Massachusetts, was in high demand.”

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Unveils Winning Native American Veterans Memorial Design
“The competition jury included…Brian McCormack (Nez Perce), Principal Landscape Architect, McCormack Landscape Architecture.”

Libertyville Resident Rick Jacobson Helped Kemper Lakes Take Championship Form
Chicago Tribune
“‘I remember I was at an American Society of Landscape Architects golf outing, and I poked around and thought golf design may not be a bad direction to go in,’ [Rick] Jacobson said. ‘I had been exposed to it during an internship in Wisconsin, but didn't pursue the golf course architecture at the time.’”

Summertime Paradise – Right in Your Own Backyard
Houston Lifestyles & Homes
“The American Society of Landscape Architects recently conducted a survey ( revealing the most popular residential project types (based on expected consumer demand), including reducing the size of your lawn (71 percent).”

Design Calendar: July 1-15
Portland Architecture
“Trivia will be geared specifically toward modern architecture and landscape architecture such as Memorial Coliseum, the Portland Plaza, and the Keller Fountain.”

Hub Developing at Baca Railyard
Santa Fe New Mexican
“Its center may be the Trailhead Building by Andres Paglayan, now home to Optuntia Café, Jennifer Ashton Interiors, Serquis + Associates Landscape Architecture, EMR-Bear, and two residential apartments.”

D'Amato: How Sand Valley Golf Resort Is Transforming Central Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“[Jens] Jensen, 36, is the great-great grandson and namesake of famed Chicago landscape architect Jens Jensen.”

Injuries from Backyard Fire Pits on the Rise, Experts Warn
“Fire pits are nearly ubiquitous in backyards across the country, rated recently as the most popular outdoor design feature by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

A Shady Green Vision for Water Street Tampa’s Main Thoroughfare
Tampa Bay Times
“‘We are re-prioritizing what used to drive the design of streets,’ Gary Hilderbrand of Reed Hilderbrand, the master landscape architect for Water Street Tampa, said in a video produced by SPP, a joint venture between Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment, the personal wealth fund of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.”

Get the Details That Brought These 15 Patios to Life
“A traditional townhouse in Seattle got a dose of industrial design with this new patio and backyard by landscape architect Mark S. Garff.”

More Homeowners Are Investing in Renovations to Help Boost Resale Value
Houston Agent Magazine
“Home value can go up between 6 and 13 percent just by maintaining a well-manicured landscape, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Yale’s Secret Garden
Yale Alumni Magazine
July/August 2018
“Object lesson: In the 1920s and ’30s, landscape architect Beatrix Farrand made her mark on Yale.”

Donald G. Ward, 89, Landscape Architect Who Specialized in Cemetery Design
The Buffalo News
“Donald G. Ward, of Hamburg, a landscape architect who specialized in cemetery design, died June 13 in Elderwood at Hamburg. He was 89.”

Charleston-Area Memos and Distinctions
The Post and Courier (South Carolina)
“W. Scott Parker of DesignWorks LLC has been inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows for 2018.”

For Landscape Architect David Conner, Connecting People with Nature Delivers Something Deeper Than Aesthetics
Tampa Bay Business Journal
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“David was exposed to landscape architecture early as kid when his dad owned a hardware store specializing in irrigation systems.”
Time to “Rethink Pretty” in the Garden
Garden Rant
“I’m glad you threw a bone to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for promoting a planting spectrum that includes a large % of native plants.”

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