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Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us “Architects”
The Atlantic Cities
1/31/13
“So a hearty mea culpa to you, American Society of Landscape Architects. Henceforth we shall never mistake you with architects again.”  

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Sector Mourns Death of John Hopkins
Horticulture Week
1/31/13
“Tributes have been paid to John Hopkins, the highly acclaimed landscape architect and key design professional behind the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, who died last weekend.”

National Register of Historic Places Recognizes Two Postwar Parks
Architectural Record
1/28/13
“Haag, a two-time recipient of a Presidential Award for Design Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), broke new ground with the project, both in reclaiming an industrial site through soil bioremediation and in honoring the importance and eerie beauty of the site’s industrial artifacts.”

Green Thumbs Up for Rooftop Design
Hartford Business Journal
1/28/13
“A rooftop garden in Middletown and a pond preserve in Westport are among the projects honored recently by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Wave of Bamboo Ripples Across Desert Garden
Los Angeles Times
1/25/13
“Landscape contractor Scott Sohn recalled the day when landscape architect Wayne Connor showed him a pencil sketch and asked for his opinion.”

In Bronx, a Beach that Moses Built
The New York Times
1/25/13
“In winter 1934, Robert Moses, then parks commissioner, brought Gilmore D. Clarke and Aymar Embury II, who were the department’s consulting landscape architect and architect, out in his Packard to see what they could make of the place.”

The Green Team Part 8, Property Lines: Invisible Identifiers of Ownership
Metropolis
1/25/13
“Terrie Brightman, ASLA, is a practicing landscape architect at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects in New York City with over eight years of professional experience.”

Design Competition for Foot Soldiers Memorial Kicks Off
WBRC Fox 6 News
1/25/13
“The competition is open to any artist, designer, architect, or landscape architect who would like to submit concepts of his/her ideas for the monument.”

Laurelhurst Garden Gets a Gracious New Life
The Seattle Times
1/25/13
Landscape architect Brooks Kolb carried out the homeowner's vision in gentle curves and masses of plants.”

Jeanne Gang and the Greening of Chicago
BusinessWeek
1/24/13
“The plan, devised by Gang in collaboration with the landscape architecture firm SmithGroupJJR, fashions a public park out of Meigs Field, a former airport on a 91-acre man-made peninsula just off the southern tip of downtown Chicago.”

New Mall Turf Survived the Inaugural and, at $16 Million, the Government Wants It to Last
The Washington Post
1/24/13
“Teresa Durkin, landscape architect for the trust, said the cold weather and the pressure from the panels might affect the new grass temporarily.”

What Is Sustainable Landscaping?
Daily Kos
1/20/13
“Even the American Society of Landscape Architects has attempted to summarize the greenhouse gas effect of the dominant simplified lawn model of landscaping.”

USKH Announces New Principals and Associates
Alaska Business Monthly
1/2013
“[W. Dwayne Adams Jr.] is a Fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a graduate of Texas A&M University.”

The Risk of Being Too Nice
The New York Review of Books
1/18/13
“Thus an architectural team today comprises not only the long-familiar roster of structural engineers, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) specialists, acousticians, interior designers, lighting engineers, and landscape architects, but also computer software engineers, environmental impact managers, and (for certain public buildings) security analysts and antiterrorism consultants, positions that did not exist a generation ago.”

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