Category Archives: DESIGN

Pershing Square Competition in LA

Pershing Square Renew, a public/private partnership formed by Los Angeles City Council member José Huizar, launched an international design competition to re-imagine the five-acre urban park at the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  In September, design firms from around the world were invited to compete to be selected as a design partner to re-envisioning Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park in […]

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Design teams including morphosis and wHY re-envision downtown LA’s pershing square

(above) proposal by agence ter and team all images courtesy of pershing square renew Pershing square is a public park in downtown los angeles, california, one square block in size. in september 2015, pershing square renew — a non-profit collaboration between government, community, and business leaders — invited design firms from around the world to […]

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Hargreaves Associates wins Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture

Louisville Waterfront Park (Louisville, Kentucky, 2003) by Hargreaves Associates | Credit: ©John Gollings Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote […]

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Community Vision Plan set to reinvent the Brooklyn Strand

Gateway to Brooklyn New York City is already home to many of the world’s greatest public spaces including Central Park, Prospect Park and of course, the High Line. So when Mayor de Blasio announced a set of initiatives to “reinvent the Brooklyn Strand” – a series of underutilized and disconnected public spaces and City-owned lots […]

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Pier 55 to start construction in the Summer!

Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to modify its existing permit to allow the reconstruction of Pier 54, now known as Pier 55, in Hudson River Park, paving the way for The Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) and Pier55 Inc. to move forward with construction this summer. Pier 55 will provide 2.7 acres […]

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Margie Ruddick Is Wild by Design

“Combining ecological function and design is now mainstream,” said landscape architect Margie Ruddick, ASLA, in a talk at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. “It’s no longer fringe. The culture has caught up.” And it’s caught up to where Ruddick, the winner of the 2013 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, has been for a […]

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Bridge Park as Community Gateway

A multi-million dollar elevated park spanning the Anacostia River is planned to link neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. This project will use existing infrastructure to support a new landmark called the 11th Street Bridge Park. Washington DC, our Nation’s Capital, is a city of around 650,000 people, 76,000 of whom live within two miles […]

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LAF Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future

Calling all change-makers who are passionate about sustainability, challenging the status quo, pursuing big ideas, and playing their unique role! The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) invites you to participate in its historic Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. On June 10-11 in Philadelphia, LAF is convening preeminent thinkers and influencers from around the world […]

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Habitat Landscape Architects creates educational parks in Northern Cape, South Africa

The client brief called for three principal focuses: the creation of employment opportunities, capacity building or skills development, and maximising the socio and economic impact of the project at the local level. Budgetary and resource limitations coupled with intense local politics resulted in a very challenging environment for design and implementation decisions. In an effort […]

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Lowline Lab opens to the public

In October 2015 the Lowline Lab (“The Lab”) opened to the public, acting as a proof of concept for the Lowline—an innovative underground park that will transport daylight into the depths of a historic trolley station. At the Lowline, the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley terminal once more will be open to the public as an entirely […]

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