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

Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout by Dan Graham / Metropolitan Museum of Art via The Architect’s Newspaper

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Grand Dames of the GardensThe New York Times, 5/16/14
“There are two major gardens here designed by this first generation of important female landscape architects: the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden created by Beatrix Farrand in 1916 and the 15 acres of Benenson Ornamental Conifers, its core by Marian Coffin in 1949.”

Chelsea Flower Show: The Pop-up Gardens Refreshing City CentersThe Financial Times, 5/16/14
“For Deborah Nagan, the Fringe is where ‘people from vastly different spheres of design are united by their love of plants.’ Nagan is a busy landscape architect, but her playfulness and purpose is visible to everyone looking out from a No. 3 bus from Brixton to London Bridge: hers is the only front garden which displays tomatoes entwined around elegant architectural structures.”

Artistic Landscape Architecture Brings a Sense of BelongingThe San Francisco Chronicle, 5/17/14
“When five of the nation’s leading landscape architects gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain.”

The Energetic City: Design Trust Calls on Designers to Create Connected Public SpaceThe Architect’s Newspaper, 5/21/14
“The Design Trust has launched pivotal projects before, like their Five Borough Farm that is helping to redefine urban agriculture in New York City. This time, the group is seeking new ideas for public space and, according to a statement, “develop new forms of connectivity among the diverse people, systems, and built, natural, and digital environments of New York City.”

Dan Graham’s Rooftop Pavilion at the Metropolitan Museum Reflects on Public SpaceThe Architect’s Newspaper, 5/29/14
“One of the great gifts bestowed on New York in the summer is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s roof garden. You are thrust into Olmsted’s Central Park from a promontory surrounded by the perimeter skyline on all sides.”

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

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