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Mia Lehrer & the L.A. River
July-August 2014
“The landscape architect has spent nearly two decades helping transform a mammoth drainage canal into a true urban amenity.”

Tree Transplant Goes Well at Dallas' New Parkland Hospital
Dallas Morning News
“It took three days and an 18-wheeler to move the massive tree, which landscape architect Paul Freeland called a ‘source of inspiration and solace.’”

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Boston Globe
“GO WITH THE FLOw WALK. Don't let the title throw ya, it's an intentional lowercase "w'' because "FLO'' are the initials of Frederick Law Olmsted. Your guided tour is at the landscape architect's Pleasure Bay and Marine Park on the South Boston waterfront, originally intended to be part of Olmsted's Emerald Necklace park system.”

Denver Investing in Parks along South Platte River
Denver Post
“‘There are opportunities to densify and infill if we can make the river an amenity,’ said Michael Bouchard, project manager and senior landscape architect for Denver Parks and Recreation.”

What ConocoPhillips' New Campus Has in Common with Luxury Hotels
Houston Business Journal
Landscape architect Bill Odle and his team in Houston have designed luxury resorts, high-end amenities at master-planned communities and, most recently, the 18.9-acre campus surrounding Energy Centers Three, Four and Five, which is being developed by Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Investors in the Energy Corridor.”

Atlantic Yards Housing To Be Rebranded "Pacific Park" For Some Strange Reason...
“A new eight-acre public park, designed by landscape architect Thomas Balsley, will sit in the center of the new developments.”

Volunteers Add Native Touch to Tampa's Revived Ulele Spring
Tampa Tribune
“About 50 volunteers from the Sierra Club and other civic groups were in the park Saturday morning, planting 840 plants including cordgrass, swamp fern and coontie. ‘We're trying to provide the native habitat that goes along with that,’ said Karla Price, a city landscape architect who helped design the years-long project.”

Swales: Challenge Lies Beyond the Sidewalk
Miami Herald
“Go with perennials rather than annuals, said Fred Rozumalski, a landscape architect with Barr Engineering Co. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ‘Then the soil is only worked once and it's more secure,’ he said.”

Green Space Is Sparse Amid Boom in Uptown
Dallas Morning News
“The public space will include tables, chairs and free Wi-Fi and will be designed by landscape architect Jim Burnett, principal of the Office of James Burnett, who designed nearby Klyde Warren Park.”

At World Trade Center Site, Rebuilding Recreates Intersection of Long Ago
The New York Times
“The north side is not likely to open for at least two years, as 3 World Trade Center nears completion. Even with those qualifications, however, advocates of a street grid through the trade center site welcomed the opening of Cortlandt Way. It was designed by PWP Landscape Architecture, which also worked on the memorial.”

McMillan Plan Combines Preservation, Urban Design and Inventive Architecture
The Washington Post
“A large team of developers, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers and other specialized consultants produced the plan through a collaborative process entailing years of community meetings.”

Escape to Luxury in Woodside
San Francisco Chronicle
“The room opens to a terrace, as well as the deck and a backyard originally designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Dolliver Church.”

Critic's Notebook: The Case Against a Mammoth Frick Collection Addition
The New York Times
“The garden, from 1977, is the only work in the city completed by the great British landscape architect Russell Page.”

Lamar Union, Austin's Newest Model for Mixed Use Urban Development, Nears Completion
Houston Chronicle
“BOKA Powell worked with landscape architect DWG, civil engineer Big Red Dog, and collaborating design architect Michael Hsu to design a curb-less streetscape for the promenade tailored more to the pedestrian than the automobile.”

In Your Own Backyard -- An Expert Q
Chicago Tribune
“To make summertime gardening easier, Steve Kooyenga, senior landscape architect at Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center, Wilmette, Ill., answers common questions about gardening best practices, how to tackle tricky lawn and garden problems and overcome landscape design challenges.”

There's Still One More Park Taboo to be Broken
“But the pavilion is not the only element that borrows landscape. Graham worked with landscape architect Gunther Vogt on the rooftop; together they surrounded the rectangle of ivy, glass and stone with a padded, brilliant carpet of artificial turf, from edge to edge.”

Olmsted's Parks Display Genius of His Design
Hartford Courant
“Few of us can follow the trail of a genius. But if that genius is Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture and co-designer of New York's Central Park, the possibility is literally true and near at hand.”

People on the Move
Denver Post
“Stantec announced that landscape architect David Amalong has joined as a community development principal in its Boulder office.”

Martha Stewart, André Le Nôtre, and an Examination of How Drones Might Improve Your Life
The Washington Post
“Martha Stewart breezily name drops a 17th century French landscape architect as she opines on the advantage of incorporating unmanned air vehicles into our everyday lives, demonstrating once again why she is an she is an inspiration to us all. Drones are trending.”

Going on Vacation? Prepare Your Garden First
Boston Globe
“Finally, spreading a fresh layer of mulch or compost over the soil in your garden is a good way to deter weeds and conserve water, while improving your soil, says Julie Moir Messervy, a landscape architect and author based in Saxtons River, Vermont.”

Putting Resiliency Front and Center
Engineering News-Record
“Earlier this spring, leaders of America’s design and construction industry—along with building owners and operators agreed to promote resiliency in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques as a way to make the nation’s infrastructure more safe and secure. Some of the groups are the American Council of Engineering Companies, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council and International Code Council.”

The New Clark Art Institute Reinvents the Museum Fountain for a Sustainable Age
Fast Company
“At first glance, the one-acre reflecting pool at the newly-renovated Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, looks like an egregious, wasteful offender. But the two-story pool, designed by architect Tadao Ando and landscape architect Gary Hilderbrand, is more than meets the eye.”

How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
Huffington Post
Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.”

Houston’s Plan to Make “Bicycle Interstates” Out of Its Utility Network
Streetsblog New York City
“What could the city do if it repurposed these underused spaces? Inspired by an article in Rice University’s Cite Magazine, Alyson Fletcher decided to write her master’s thesis at the Cornell University landscape architecture program on that question. She drafted a proposal to turn these linear, grassy areas into a 'recreational super-highway' — and it’s starting to look like a real possibility.”

Environmental Project Gets Underway in Chinatown
Elevation DC
“The American Society of Landscape Architects is turning a 13-block area on Eye Street NW into an environmental model for the country.”

New Oak Park Conservatory Gardens Opening in May
Chicago Tribune
“The $450,000 project is being funded by Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory, an Illinois Department of Natural Resources grant and the Park District, said district spokeswoman Diane Stanke. Altamanu, a local landscape architecture firm, is developing final plans for the gardens, according to a district news release.”

Couple Transform Brentwood Rental into Spacious Home Fit for Two Pianos
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Landscape architect Heather Orient selected plants, shrubs and trees, including astilbe, cinnamon ferns, doublefile viburnum, 'Limelight' hydrangea, carpet roses, dogwood and redbud trees.”

Architect Brings Fresh Spin to Maggie Daley Park
Chicago Tribune
“‘That's gonna be, like, crazy popular.’ You could say the same for Van Valkenburgh, 62, except he already is crazy popular, at least by the standards of his under-recognized profession. Revered for turning marginal pieces of urban land into magnets for people, the Brooklyn-based landscape architect is on a tear in Chicago.”

Park's Hilly Grooves Bounce Jet Noise Skyward
Chicago Tribune
“‘It is possible to make living around airports more comfortable, and we are very interested in exporting our idea to other places,’ landscape architect Lodewijk van Nieuwenhuijze said Friday during a phone interview from the Netherlands.”

8 Trustees Sites Not to be Overlooked
Boston Globe
“In 1891, Boston landscape architect Charles Eliot received the go-ahead from the Legislature to establish The Trustees of Reservations ‘for the purposes of acquiring, holding, maintaining and opening to the public . . . beautiful and historic places . . .’”

How to Choose the Right Fence
“Find a local landscape architect.”

At 93, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is Still One of Canada's Most Beloved Landscape Architects
Globe and Mail
“Hahn Oberlander is not only a highly respected landscape architect responsible for some of Canada's most iconic public spaces, from Robson Square in Vancouver to the gardens of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, she is also one of the most beloved.”

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