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What They're Saying

Do-It-Yourselfers Are Turning Livestock Watering Tanks into Backyard Pools. Here’s How.
The Washington Post
“‘For a lot of people, when it comes to outdoor living, they want something unique and different that ties into their personality,’ says Kurt Kraisinger, founder of Lorax Design Group in Overland Park, Kan., and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. ‘Whether a DIY or custom project, each should be approached with caution.’"
Swimming Pool Fences: 10 Ideas for Safety & Style at Water’s Edge
“At landscape architect Tait Moring’s own home, the swimming pool disappears into the surrounding landscape.”

MAP’s Creston Avenue Residence Project Featured by NYC’s PDC
New York Real Estate Journal
“Now over a century old, The Public Design Commission was established as the Municipal Art Commission by the NYC Charter in 1898, and was subsequently renamed the Public Design Commission. It reviews permanent works of architecture, landscape architecture and art proposed on or over city-owned property.”

Principal at BatesForum New Chair at ULI St. Louis
RE Journals
“An award-winning landscape architect, [Chip] Crawford has more than 30 years of experience leading some of the world’s most complex planning, landscape architecture and urban design projects.”

Liquor Wholesaler Lists $35m Penthouse on Beach in Florida's Bal Harbour
“Miami-based Arquitectonica designed the tower and Enzo Enea, the famed Swiss landscape architect, created the exterior spaces.”

My 1,500sqft: Creative Couple Amy and Brian Show off Their Newly Renovated Prospect Park South Co-Op
“Brian, a landscape architect, favors mid-century-modern decor and minimalism, while Amy, a packing designer, loves vintage finds and earthy vibes.”

3 Easy Ways to Transform a Yard into an Outdoor Oasis
Realtor Magazine
Landscape architects say consumer demand is highest for native plants and low-maintenance landscapes, according to a 2018 ASLA survey.”

Woman Recalls Struggle to Survive, Rescue after Driving off Big Sur-Area Cliff
San Francisco Chronicle
“The Moores returned to work Monday — Chelsea as a landscape architect, Chad at the lighting store he owns — after an unusually eventful weekend.”

Architect Unveils Design for Emanuel AME Church Memorial
89.1 WBOI (Northeast Indiana Public Radio)
“[Michael] Arad, along with landscape architect Peter Walker, designed the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City after he won an international design competition.”

Beyond the High Line: 9 Linear Parks That Have Transformed Cities
Curbed New York
“Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted—an American landscape architect who also designed Central Park in New York and the nation’s Capitol Grounds—the Olmsted Linear Park was completed in 1905 in Atlanta’s Druid Hills.”

Tour a Light and Airy Cape Cod Coastal Home
New England Home
“Inspired by the idea of a surprise, the design team—architects, designer, builder, and landscape architect—got right to work.”

Why You Shouldn’t Over-Rely on Your Strengths
Psych Central
“A landscape architect who’s highly detail-oriented will excel at her job, but may sometimes veer into counterproductive perfectionism.”

Walkabout: Boyce Park's Indian Meadow Wows with Flowers, Color
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“The work was done by county parks staff and the county’s landscape architect, Joel Perkovich.”

Green Spaces Can Capture, Purify Stormwater, Deliver Recreational Benefits
Science Blog
“The guidelines combine engineering, urban planning, and landscape architecture expertise to design a versatile green space.”

'We Can Do This': Lower 9th Ward Residents Focus on Need to Clear Overgrown Lots
The New Orleans Advocate
“’This was a group of community people saying, We want this to happen. And I can have a real impact and a seat at the table. Because it’s my table — it’s up to me,’ said nationally known landscape architect Diane Jones Allen, 60, who lives and works in the Lower 9th Ward and has participated in the same process as an AIA team member in other cities.”

City of Salem Promises to Spruce up Witch Trials Memorial
The Washington Post
“Dominick Pangallo, Mayor Kim Driscoll’s chief of staff, said the arborvitae were planted after neighbors pushed for perimeter trees ‘for privacy purposes’ but against the advice of a landscape architect.”

Q&A with a Riverside Drive Architecture Buff
“In 1998, Byles and his wife Denisha Williams, a landscape architect from Texas, moved into a two-building, 24-unit co-op on Riverside Drive at 102nd Street. Byles joined the co-op’s five-member board in 2002 and has been president since 2014.”

Confluence Park’s New Solar-Powered Pavilions Collect Rainwater and Provide Shade from the Summer Sun
“San Antonio’s idyllic Confluence Park just became a little greener and more scenic, thanks to a collaboration between firms Lake Flato and Matsys Design with the support of landscape architect Rialto Studio.”

Gardening for the Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
“‘The plants were inundated for a week instead of 24-to-48 hours, and they died,’ says Joan Iverson Nassauer, professor of landscape architecture at University of Michigan. ‘It was all because they didn’t understand the science. It’s a mini-ecosystem that functions together.’”

Pier 3 at Brooklyn Bridge Park Is Now Open, Making the Parkland 90% Complete
The Architect’s Newspaper
“‘The center of Brooklyn Bridge Park needs an embracing green space,’ said landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh in a statement, ‘and with Pier 3 we finally have it. The bowl-like lawn provides a serene interior that I think will draw people in, acting as a complementary counterbalance to the dynamics of river and city.’”

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.”

Q&A with Dan Marriott, Featured on PBS Episode '10 Streets That Changed America'
Penn State News
“Dan Marriott, Penn State alumnus, Stuckeman School visiting assistant professor of landscape architecture, and international expert on historic roads, was an adviser to and is featured in the PBS episode, ‘10 Streets That Changed America.’”

Monaco’s $2.3 Billion Expansion into the Mediterranean Sea
Architectural Digest
“Other firms involved include Renzo Piano Building Workshop, who will be designing a residential building, landscape architect Michel Desvigne, and Monaco-based architects Alexandre Giraldi and Patrick Raymond.”

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Winnipeg Free Press
“The goal of Cool Gardens is to bring together architects, designers, landscape architects and artists to celebrate contemporary garden culture and set against the downtown landscape.”

Michael Painter, Who Conceived Presidio Parkway to Replace SF’s Doyle Drive, Dies
San Francisco Chronicle
“Michael Painter, the landscape architect whose vision of a more scenic commute to San Francisco was the spark for today’s Presidio Parkway, died June 29 of cancer at his home in Mill Valley. He was 83.”

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