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Save New York by Making It “Soft”
The New Yorker
01/15/13
“In ‘Rising Currents,’ A.R.O and the landscape architect Susannah Drake proposed a renovation scheme for Lower Manhattan that thickens and complicates that in-between.” 

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Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand
Metropolis
1/15/13
“Visible | Invisible presents the work of Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand.”

Turn Compost or Lift Weights? Gardens Can Yield Health, Fitness Along with Good Nutrition
The Washington Post/Associated Press
1/15/13
“‘If you have children’s play equipment, it is easy to add a pull-up bar or climbing frame for adults to a tree house,’ said Bunny Guinness, a landscape architect who runs a garden design business near Peterborough in central England.”

Ground Is Officially Broken on Met Museum’s ‘David H. Koch Plaza’
The New York Times

1/14/13
“Olin, the Philadelphia landscape architecture and urban design firm behind the renewals of Bryant Park and Columbus Circle, has planned the project and is its lead designer.”

Editorial> Make Sandy A Climate Game Changer
The Architect’s Newspaper
1/14/13
“Many in the affected zone, including architects, planners, and landscape architects, are pondering how to move forward, knowing that rising ocean levels have left coastal cities—including the nation's largest urban area—alarmingly vulnerable.”

Vacant Lots on the North Side in Pittsburgh Turning into Gardens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
1/14/13 
“‘They are all facing common issues around vacant land and reuse of vacant sites,’ said Mark Fatla, executive director of the conference, which is collaborating with the Penn State Center's landscape architecture students.”

Live from San Francisco: BBW Design 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek
01/14/13
“[On favorite cities],Peter Walker, Founder of PWP Landscape Architecture – Basel. ‘Everyone walks.’”

The Grass Is Greener on the Mall’s Lawn, Just in Time for the Inaugural Onslaught
The Washington Post
1/11/13
“Officials plan to put down several acres of a special plastic flooring to ‘protect the...grass from being trampled into oblivion,’ said Alice McLarty, landscape architect for the National Mall and Memorial Parks.”

An Unlikely Success Story for Modern Architecture, Mies, and Detroit
Co.Design
1/11/13
“It could have suffered the same structural problems and spatial handicaps as other icons of modern housing, but thanks to the collective intelligence of Mies, urban planner Ludwig Hilbersheimer, and landscape architect Alfred Caldwell, it didn’t.”

The Green Team Part 7: From Field to Park
Metropolis
1/11/13
“In our previous post, ‘Tree Tag…You’re It’, we let you in on the details of what landscape architects call ‘tree tagging,’ as well as my spring experience with tulip poplars, and some of the challenges we face in the field during the selection process. Here we discuss the post-tagging process.”

Landscape Architects Chosen for Wood Wharf Scheme
The Wharf
1/11/13
“American-based Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture (PWP) will transform the 20-acre mixed used site into new waterside parks for retail, leisure, cultural and community uses, with European-style streets and squares complementing the environmentally-friendly buildings.”

Iraq Parliament Winner Risks Losing Out to Rival Zaha Hadid
Building Design
1/10/13
“The RIBA jury, which included Piers Gough, former Cabe director Di Haigh and landscape architect Jenny Coe, flew out last July to the Iraqi capital, where average temperatures are in the 40s.”

Game Changers | Architecture: Women’s Opportunity Center
Metropolis
1/9/13
“‘Hearing her story was a catalyst for me to realize I could do more,’ explains the landscape architect Julie Farris of Brooklyn-based XS Space. ‘Sharon has this amazing way of bringing people together who might not have found each other otherwise. She generously welcomes and recognizes collaborators as true partners.’”

What Flickr Can Teach Us About the Way We Photograph Cities
The Atlantic Cities
01/2013
“[Dunkel’s] findings, which won him an Honor Award at the American Society of Landscape Architects 2012 Student Awards, deliver a new, precise understanding of how people see what's around them.”
‘My garden is about exploring ideas,’
How to Grow Your Own Strawberries
Sunset
01/2013
“Scrapping the front lawn comes naturally to Calvin Abe. ‘My garden is about exploring ideas,’ says the L.A. landscape architect, who has used the spot to experiment with everything from native plants to Mediterranean ones over the years.”

Deep Roots
Healthcare Design
11/2012
“‘The campus itself is an arboretum,’ says David Kamp, FASLA, LF, NA, president of Dirtworks, the project’s landscape architects.”

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