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Landscape Architecture in the News

Sponge Cities Can Limit Urban Floods and Droughts
Scientific American (subscription required to read article)
December 2018

“Landscape architect Yu Kongjian barely made it home from work.”

Parks Help Cities – But Only if People Use Them

“When landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted visited Birkenhead in 1850, he was inspired to bring the idea home to ‘democratic America.’”

Building a Home Over the Office to Achieve Work-Life Balance
Wall Street Journal (subscription required to read article)

“An architect and landscape architect spent over $1.5 million constructing a residence and rooftop garden over their office in London’s once-gritty Waterloo neighborhood.”

Sequoia Supe Woody Smeck to Serve as Interim Boss at Canyon
Grand Canyon News

“Smeck earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University.”

Building Your Values
Curbed NY

“Designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates with Dan Kiley as landscape architect, the building—comprising offices for the foundation’s several hundred employees, all wrapping a vertical indoor botanical garden—could have been two and a half times larger as of right.”

Why Parents Seeking the Best School Should Look at the Decor, Design and Ergonomics
South China Morning Post

“To achieve the best possible environment for its projects, Steensen Varming aims to start working with architects and specialist consultants – in lighting design, acoustics, mechanical and electrical engineering, plumbing, and landscape architecture – at the earliest possible stage, [Jonny] Perks says.”

How You Can Help Save the Abandoned Home of the Architect of Central Park
Lonely Planet

“Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for designing Central Park and Prospect Park, and a campaign is currently running to save and restore his abandoned home on Staten Island.”

A 21st-Century Renaissance for Ford Foundation Landmark
The New York Times

“There was the unannounced bulldozing last year of the fountain at the base of the Citicorp building by the landscape architect Hideo Sasaki.”

ASLA’s “Discover Landscape Architecture” Activity Books Now Available in Spanish

“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is now making its ASLA Discover Landscape Architecture Activity Books available in Spanish for the first time.”

City Council Asked to Approve $500,000 'Pier 865' Sculpture for Cradle of Country Music Park
Knoxville News Sentinel

“However, none of that supporting work is part of the art's $500,000 budget. Instead it's part of a separate proposal for landscape architects that will be issued this month through the city's parks and recreation department.” Studio Promotes Olin
Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon)

“ Studio has promoted Christopher Olin to senior associate. He has led “on-structure” projects, including work on Yard that helped the firm receive an honor award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Gene Leahy Mall Could Close in March for Construction of Massive Downtown, Riverfront Project
Omaha World-Herald

“Nathan Elliott, a principal architect for OJB Landscape Architecture, a national company hired by donors, gave Thursday’s presentation.”

David Rubin Hires Landscape Architect
Inside Indiana Business

“Landscape architecture firm David Rubin Land Collective has opened a new studio in Indianapolis and made its first hire.”

Executive Profile: Landscape Architect Leo Alvarez on His Most Gratifying Project
South Florida Business Journal (subscription required to read article)

“He worked on a horse farm in the Redlands before learning landscape architecture.”

For This Latina Landscape Urbanist Building a Career on Advocacy Has Been Key

“Through her firm, Studio-MLA, [Mia] Lehrer has worked on projects with Dodger Stadium and efforts around the LA River, alike, but along the way has never forgotten how the power of advocacy and landscape architecture can go hand in hand.”

Are 'Green Roofs' the Next Eco-friendly Initiative for Baltimore?
WBAL-TV (Baltimore)

“'A green roof is a way to put natural growing systems up on roofs, and it's about taking advantage of benefits that nature provides and using that wonderful, unused space of rooftops,' said Nancy Somerville, CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

14 Winners in WASLA 2018 Awards Program
Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon)

“The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has given 14 Professional Awards for landscape architectural design and planning.”

Brooklyn’s Domino Park Blends Industrial Chic with Careful Pacing
The Architect’s Newspaper

“Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations.”

How Soon You'll See (and Smell) the Effects of the $30 Million Wastewater Bond
Burlington Free Press

“The event is organized by the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Association as part of its Doug Crowell Lecture Series.”

Take a Look at Ambitious Plan to Transform Pease Park
Curbed Austin

“The conservancy, which recently welcomed landscape architect Ixchel Granada—its new director of projects and programming, who will play a major role in executing the master plan—also announced that Ten Eyck Landscape Architects will lead design and construction for the southernmost 13-acres of Pease Park in implementing the first phase of the master plan.”

Art of Landscaping
San Diego Downtown News

“Not widely recognized in our society, landscape architecture is a very rewarding career.”

James E. Glavin (Jim)
Watertown Daily Times (New York)

“Jim was an emeritus fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the highest honor bestowed on his profession.”

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