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Native Flora Garden Opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The New York Times
6/12/13
“Ironically, the soil here, in what used to be the botanic garden’s composting site, was too rich for the Pine Barrens and grasslands, and had to be shipped off and replaced with a leaner mix of soils designed by SiteWorks, the Manhattan-based landscape architecture firm that worked with Mr. Morrison, the garden’s designer.”

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Menil Announces Architect Firm for Expansion Project
Houston Chronicle
6/12/13
Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh has been hired to expand and enhance green spaces on the Menil Collection's 30-acre campus.”

When Architects Design Greens
Architect
6/11/13
“‘Tomorrow's Water,’ designed and built by the Virginia Tech Washington–Alexandria Architecture Center and sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects, features a challenging watershed terrain.”

Experience Nevis, One of the Caribbean's Best Kept Secrets
Luxury Travel Magazine
6/11/13
“With grounds rivaling even the most elaborate botanical gardens, this lush estate was conceptualized in part with the help of Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles, with rooms containing bleached wood floors, colonial antiques juxtaposed against modern accents, and imported Moroccan floor rugs.”

Jason Alexander Attends Natural History Museum Centennial Gala
The Hollywood Reporter
6/10/13
“But walking through the nature gardens with Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin, NHM VP of marketing and communications Cynthia Wornham, and Susan Nimoy, it was clear that the rock star of the event was landscape architect Mia Lehrer.”

Green Highways: New Strategies to Manage Roadsides as Habitat
Yale Environment 360
6/10/13
“Not long ago, a biologist took Florida landscape architect Jeff Caster aside and suggested that he ought to be designing highway margins not just for safety or scenic value, but as habitat, to help address the nation’s drastic decline in pollinating insects.”

The New Leaders
Architect
6/7/13
“The Cooper-Hewitt recognizes inventive exteriors as well as interiors: The award for Landscape Architecture went to landscape planner and designer Margie Ruddick.”

Sunnylands Presidential Summit Spotlights Estate's Public Mission
Los Angeles Times
6/7/13
“A crisp building of glass and white stucco looking out on a superbly designed garden by the Texas landscape architect James Burnett, it incorporates a couple of direct nods to the Jones design, including lava-rock walls and freestanding trellises.”

Science on the Bay
The Architect’s Newspaper
6/7/13
Landscape architect Gary Strang collaborated with EHDD to turn 1.5 acres of outdoor space into a public promenade, and another half acre into outdoor display space.”

Thomas Woltz: Wild By Design
Garden & Gun
June/July 2013
“Unlike many landscape architects, Thomas Woltz isn’t interested in imposing his will on nature.”

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