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New Tech Campuses Blur Line Between Work and Home

The Domain / Lauren Cecchi New York “Top tech companies now expect their campuses to do the heavy lifting in retaining talent,” argued Aaron Ross with BNIM in a session at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Along with Ross, Stephen Spears, FASLA, Design Workshop, and Rene Bihan, FASLA, SWA Group, showed how […]

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Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up

Larimer vision / Larimer Consenus To boost resilience in vulnerable, under-served communities, we need to “build their adaptive capacity, their ability to work together. We need to focus on the ‘software’ of those communities,” argued architect Christine Mondor in a session at the 2016 GreenBuild in Los Angeles. Communities hard hit by population loss, declining […]

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Lawrence Halprin’s Evocative Landscapes

Lawrence Halprin at his residence at The Sea Ranch / Charles A. Birnbaum, 2008 “Lawrence Halprin didn’t imitate nature; he abstracted it,” argued Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), at the opening of a new exhibition of Halprin’s work at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Martin Moeller, curator at […]

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Our New Urban Oases – By NIKIL SAVAL

Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta. Credit Matthew Pillsbury for The New York Times The Design Issue Just a few blocks north of Philadelphia’s Center City, with its immaculate grid designed by the city’s founder, William Penn, the landscape turns hardscrabble. The slick, glass-skinned office buildings give way to visions of earlier eras of industry and urban planning: […]

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Interview with Kona Gray, ASLA

Kona Gray, ASLA / EDSA EDSA has designed many high-end hotels and resorts around the world. Many of these new hotels and resorts are found on beach fronts. For example, the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale in Florida is located just a few hundred feet from the Atlantic coast. With recent estimates showing that climate change […]

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Announcing the New ASLA Online Learning Website

ASLA’s new online learning website continues to provide information on new and evolving practices and products, offering a convenient and affordable way to earn the Professional Development Hours (PDH) needed to meet state licensure requirements. PDH are approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and can be earned after viewing a presentation […]

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Landscape Institute announces 2016 Awards winners

TACP Landscape Architects has won the prestigious President’s Award at the Landscape Institute’s annual awards today, Thursday 24 November, for its Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales. The plan will support and inspire landscape projects on public land to redress the decline in biodiversity and provide environments favouring pollinators. Over the […]

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Advice for Emerging Professionals

The Power Station, 2016 Professional ASLA Honor Award, General Design Category image: Adolfo Cantu-Villareal Given the question What’s one thing you wish you knew when you started your career? in a 2014 survey,  members of ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) responded with a wealth of insights into the profession and sound advice for emerging professionals. […]

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Landscape Architecture meets… Virtual Reality??

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COME ONE COME ALL!!!

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