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Media Mentions

Riverwalk Wins National Landscape Architecture Award
The Loop

“The professional association of the nation’s designers of outdoor areas has included the Chicago Riverwalk in its awards this year for the best of landscape architecture.”

Duke Wins Awards for West Campus landscape and Rubenstein Arts Center Architecture
The Chronicle (Duke University)

“Duke recently won a couple national awards for its landscape architecture and building design.”

Ohio State University’s Austin Knowlton School of Architecture Honored With Landscape Award
The Columbus Dispatch

“Ohio State University’s Austin Knowlton School of Architecture has been honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects for a series of events the school hosted for the centennial of its landscape program.”

How Turning Gray Schoolyards Green Could Help Cities Cool Off
Mother Nature Network

“Sharon Danks, a landscape architect and author of ‘Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformations’ who heads the nonprofit, describes what living school grounds entail.”

Leave No Child Inside
Orion Magazine

“They were totally immersed in the fishing, delighted by the lazy brown river and the landscape of the surrounding park, designed in the late nineteenth century by Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture.”

Stunning $465m Park Set to Transform Tulsa’s Riverfront

“Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh transformed 66 acres of forgotten riverfront into Tulsa’s biggest attraction.” 

Your Favorite Bench Might Be There to Thwart a Terrorist Attack
The Denver Post

“Landscape architects have started adding “obstacles” like benches and trees to prevent more fatal car attacks.”

This New Museum Doesn’t Want Instagram or Crowds. Does That Make It Elitist?
The Washington Post

“Adam Greenspan, with WP Landscape Architecture, gives another example of how designers attempted to slow down the experience: A bridge that connects the entry pavilion with the main museum structure was kept narrower than usual, to encourage people to move through the space in groups of two or three, rather than throngs of 20 or 30.”

Dick Cavett Re-Lists Fabled Hamptons Hideaway With Huge Price Chop

“Built for businessman Alexander E. Orr in 1882 as one of seven shingle-style “cottages” clustered along a rugged, wind-tossed bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean — they are collectively known as the Seven Sisters — the original house was designed by famously flamboyant high-society architect Stanford White and superbly sited by esteemed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of New York City’s Central Park, on a high point that affords almost every room a  sweeping view up and down the coastline.” 

Why Your Favorite Bench Might Be There to Thwart a Terrorist Attack
The Washington Post

“When landscape architects recently began redesigning a wide, red-brick sidewalk in Washington’s Chinatown, they initially focused on improving the stormwater runoff and making it easier for pedestrians to navigate safely.”

Turn Chapter Members into Social Media Influencers
American Society of Association Executives

“Last spring, when the American Society of Landscape Architects invited each of its 49 chapters to take over ASLA’s Instagram account for a day, they weren’t entirely sure what would happen. But the results exceeded their expectations, generating a bounty of fresh content.”

George F. Dark wins Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture
Canadian Architect

“Yesterday, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that George F. Dark, OALA, FCSLA, FASLA, was selected by the jury as the 2018 recipient of the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture.”

Pool School: the Perks of Making Your Own Oasis
The Oakland Press

“‘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, Kansas, and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. ‘Whether a DIY or custom project, each should be approached with caution.’”


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