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Landscape Architecture in the News

Time-Traveling With Frederick Law Olmsted

Texas Standard

11/28/18

“The famous landscape architect who designed New York’s Central Park traveled several thousand miles across Texas on horseback in the 1850s. His account documented Texas’ Wild West spirit at the time, and also its captivating natural beauty.”

 

LiveWall Living Walls Enliven the Healing Landscape at HOPE Tower

The Houston Chronicle

11/29/18

“Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center includes two LiveWall® Living Walls in the landscaping of the HOPE Tower. Hope Tower is the new $265 million, 300,000-square-foot outpatient care facility on the east campus of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. The two green walls, totaling 514 square feet, were installed with the LiveWall® Outdoor Living Wall System, the green industry’s most sustainable, durable and low-maintenance living wall system.”

 

Menil’s New Drawing Institute: A Full-Service Home for Fragile Art

The New York Times

11/29/18

“Talk with any bunch of art professionals about recently built museums and you’re likely to hear kvetch, kvetch, kvetch followed by an admiring reference to the Menil Collection.”

 

Parks Help Cities – But Only If People Use Them

The Apopka Voice

12/2/18

“In cities, access to parks is strongly linked with better health for both people and neighborhoods.”

 

The Iconic Ford Foundation Building in NYC is Given a Modernizing Makeover

Architectural Digest

12/3/18

“Under President Darren Walker, the midtown landmark—with its leafy central atrium—was thoughtfully updated to increase access and provide a more egalitarian workspace.”

 

City, School District Eye Makeover of 11 Buffalo Parks, Athletic Fields

The Buffalo News

12/3/18

“Eleven Buffalo parks and athletic fields, situated in all corners of the city, are being targeted for improvements in hopes of getting better use out of them and advancing the school district’s sports program.”

 

Ann Arbor Defending its Right to Regulate Landscaping, Protect Trees

M Live

12/4/18

“Ann Arbor officials are concerned Michigan lawmakers in lame-duck session may strip them of important powers when it comes to regulating landscaping and protecting trees.”

 

In Houston, a Knife-edged Museum That's Drawing the Future

The Dallas Morning News

12/5/18

“As sharks must move forward to survive, it has become conventional wisdom that the same is true for the contemporary museum; that it can't stand still but must always be expanding, an enlargement in both mission and architecture.”

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