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Landscape Architecture in the News

Landscape Architecture Program Addresses Gender Disparity
The Shorthorn (University of Texas Arlington)

“Diversity in academic practice is important, said Taner Özdil, landscape architecture associate professor and The Center for Metropolitan Density associate director for research.” 

Take a Look Inside the Secluded James Rose Center

“On Sept. 30 ’A Special Talk & Tour of The James Rose Center’ will take you behind the greenery to tour the home of the mid-century modernist American landscape architect James Rose.” 

Floor Plans: Plants Cultivate Serenity in Wyomissing Home
Reading Eagle

“The Longacres, who have been married 37 years, began dating in their senior year at Penn State University, where Rik studied landscape architecture and Ellyn studied social work.” 

Salesforce Transit Center Closed as Cracked Steel Beam is Discovered
The Architect’s Newspaper

“PWP Landscape Architecture was the landscape architect for the project.”

Escaping the Big Apple for a Long Weekend
Connect Blog (

“The terraces surrounding Coe Hall were designed by the Olmsted Brothers Firm, whose founder was none other than famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.” 

After Rahm, What Comes Next for the Obama Library?

“It’s an intensely landscape-driven plan, with green roofs, rich topography, and a public plaza, to be designed by landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Site Design Group and Living Habitats.” 

The Center in the Crossroads
The Harvard Gazette

“The renovations were designed by Hopkins Architects of London, with the Cambridge-based firms Bruner/Cott as executive architect and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates as landscape architect.” 

Letter: Does the Obama Center Belong in Jackson Park? Readers Discuss.
Chicago Tribune

“To the editor: Not many people know that, more than a century ago, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and partner-in-design Calvert Vaux planned Chicago's great South Side parks as sites where people of all races, religions, and backgrounds can come together to celebrate the spirit of democracy in a rapidly growing city.” 

Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree Spreads Its Light
Los Angeles Times

“A landscape architect working on Rancho Mission Viejo used a photo of Tenenbaum’s tree while brainstorming plans, and developers asked him to replicate his singular wonder.” 

With the New Glenstone, Will D.C. Get Its Own Version of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art?
The Daily Beast

“The centerpiece of their expansion, the Pavilions, is a collection of disassembled Brutalist concrete blocks designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners rising out of hills plotted by PWP Landscape Architecture.” 

‘100 Kegs or Bust’: Kavanaugh Friend, Mark Judge, Has Spent Years Writing About High School Debauchery
The Washington Post

“‘He shows signs of true hatred,’ said [Brad] McKee, now the editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine. “It was one of those few kind of showstopping moments at the paper.’” 

The List: Top Landscape Architecture Firms in the Austin Area
Austin Business Journal

“The Austin Business Journal's 2018 list of landscape architecture firms has been resurrected after a one-year hiatus from the publication's roster of annual lists.”

Landscape Architecture Students Convert Dickson Street Parking Space into Temporary 'Parklet'
University of Arkansas News

Landscape architecture students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas are working with community members to reinvent a metered parking space as a temporary community park.” 

Can You See the Future of Houston at Park(Ing) Day?
Houston Chronicle

“Designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, advocates and other urban nerds pay for a parking space and transform it, for a few hours, into a park.”

PARK(ing) Day Brings Out Houstonians’ Creativity as They Imagine New Uses for Urban Spaces
Houston Public Media

“We spoke with Lisa Girard, of TBG Partners, an urban planning and landscape architecture firm. She’s also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the group that coordinated Houston’s PARK(ing) Day.”

Park(Ing) Day Returns to Midtown With Eco-friendly Parklets
Sactown Magazine

“‘When compared to the first year, I think that the parking spots are definitely getting a little more elaborate, a little more intricate, a little more [interactive],’ says Andrew Wickham, member of the California Sierra Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, one of the event’s main sponsors.” 

Event Transforms Parking Spot Into a Tiny Park
GSA Report

“Greenville architects and landscape architects are joining the Upstate Transportation Coalition to conduct a Park(ing) Day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday near the corner of Main and Coffee streets, where they intend to transform a parking spot temporarily into a tiny park.” 

PARK(ing) Day Brings ‘Parklet’ Pop-ups to Honolulu
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“PARK(ing) Day is an annual event in which citizens, artists and activists nationwide temporarily transform a parking space into a “parklet,” or creative public space that will pop up from the general hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, which participates every year.”

The Wonderful World of Woonerfs
Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon

“The large, flexible lawn could ‘spill into’ the woonerf, with the goal of activating both spaces, Dorothy Faris, a landscape architect with Mithun of Seattle, told the Design Commission.” 

City Landscape Architect David Moser Dies
New Haven Independent

“The city’s longtime landscape architect, David Moser, has died at the age of 65 after a long fight with cancer.”


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