Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (January 16 – 31)

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Meet the Pioneers of Sustainable DesignForbes, 1/16/14
“In an in-depth interview with Douglas Smith, President of EDSA, a landscape architecture and urban design firm, we discussed their efforts for more than 50 years to create sustainable places to live, work, learn and play.”

If You Build It, She Will ComeThe Huffington Post Blog, 1/21/14
“Wilkus knows something about working with guys. As the founding principal of SiteWorks, a landscape architecture firm, she works in a testosterone-dominated field. She often walks into meetings of 20 people, she says, and is the only female present.”

A Life-saving Proposal for San Francisco’s SidewalksThe Architect’s Newspaper, 1/22/14
“Can better design save lives? That question is at the center of a proposal by Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA) to transform crosswalks along San Francisco’s Divisadero Street. The project, Sous Les Paves, originated in a GOOD design challenge by the Center for Architecture and Design. With help from AIA San Francisco, OPA partnered with local advocacy organization Walk San Francisco in a bid to improve pedestrian safety at street crossings.”

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley Dexigner, 1/24/14
“The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, on view at the National Building Museum from February 8 through May 18, 2014, will showcase a selection of newly commissioned photographs of projects by Dan Kiley, one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century.”

Best of Design Awards > LandscapeThe Architect’s Newspaper, 1/24/14
“On December 6, in New York City, six jurors convened to parse the merits of the more than 250 projects submitted to AN’s first annual Best of Design Awards.”

These articles were compiled by Phil Stamper, ASLA Public Relations and Communications Coordinator

Image credit: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park by Thomas Balsley Associates and WeissManfredi / Albert Vecerka / Esto

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