Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecture
Mountain Time
When Susannah Drake, FASLA, first began splitting her time between Brooklyn, New York, and Denver, she was astounded by the amount of potential work for her firm, DLANDstudio. Outside of design-saturated New York City, there was less competition and
Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecture
A Monumental Task
In 2017, Karyn Olivier, a Philadelphia-based artist and associate professor of sculpture at Temple University, wrapped a 20-foot-high monument to a minor Revolutionary War battle in her neighborhood park in mirrored acrylic. It reflected back the ima
Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecture
Making The Best Of The Least
If all goes according to plan, over the next year a forest will spring up in South Central Los Angeles on what today looks more like a desolate traffic island than a buildable city lot. The woodland is a vital part of Isla Intersections, a 54-unit su
Landscape Architecture Magazine2 min de lectureArchitecture
Better Care For The Town Square
From its establishment in 1634, Boston Common has been at the core of life in Boston. What was centuries ago a site for grazing cows and military exercises is now a place for social gatherings, protests, public transit, and memorials. In a typical ye
Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecturePolitics
Thinking Outside The Street
Like many cities, in the early weeks of summer 2020, Philadelphia launched a program to help restaurants expand their outdoor seating. In the midst of COVID-19, the move was seen as vital to helping local businesses survive while also ensuring public
Landscape Architecture Magazine6 min de lecture
A Resilient Renewal
In 2012, the East River swamped the New York University Langone Medical Center complex, four city blocks long, during Hurricane Sandy. People directly across FDR Drive saw massive waves cresting the river’s embankment. In short order, the lights went
Landscape Architecture Magazine6 min de lecture
Ahead Of The Curve
On a sunny day in June, the euphonic notes of a grand piano were audible from the street. Visible in the large, curving window at the front of his house, Warren Stone sat on his piano bench, engrossed in playing a concert piece. Making room for a mus
Landscape Architecture Magazine2 min de lecture
Hot Stuff
The versatile design of this smokeless fire pit makes it easy to cook and entertain outside year-round. When in use, the stainless steel rim serves as a built-in sear plate, and an additional grate attachment can convert the center to a wood-fired gr
Landscape Architecture Magazine8 min de lecture
Reveal The River
As it snakes for 100 miles through sprawling metro Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River borders 19 municipalities in seven counties. It descends through landscapes that transition from wooded Appalachian foothills and manicured subdivisions into underser
Landscape Architecture Magazine12 min de lecturePopular Culture & Media Studies
Mixed Media
GINA FORD, FASLA, wants me to know that she was asked to get on Twitter. It was early 2011, and the marketing team at Sasaki, where Ford was a principal at the time, felt that the firm needed to be more active on social media and also needed a fresh
Landscape Architecture Magazine12 min de lecture
The Road From Inhot
JUST PRIOR TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, I traveled to Brazil to carry out research supported by the Deborah J. Norden Fund from the Architectural League of New York. I was interested in understanding how Inhotim, an ambitious contemporary outdoor art ce
Landscape Architecture Magazine9 min de lectureEthnic Studies
Writing Race In
How many landscape architects are aware of the role that the Olmsted firm played in developing restrictive covenants for suburban developments, including Palos Verdes Estates in Southern California and Guilford in Baltimore? Or that Warren Manning’s
Landscape Architecture Magazine2 min de lecture
Books Of Interest
EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER A. LEPCZYK, OWEN D. BOYLE, AND TIMOTHY L. V. VARGO; OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 2020; 336 PAGES; $85 HARDCOVER/$39.95 PAPERBACK OR E-BOOK. Citizen science, the mobilization of nonscientists in the collec
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Landscape Architecture
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Landscape Architecture Magazine4 min de lecture
reVISION AND DESIGN DAY DISCOVERIES
▶ The virtual conference drew 3,048 registrants, including 600 students, and 49 exhibitors.▶ Exhibitor takeaways: insights from live conversations, very clean databases.▶ Adverse conditions sometimes breed new ways to connect. For landscape architect
Landscape Architecture Magazine2 min de lecture
Contributors
AMANDA SILVANA COEN, ASLA, (“The Road from Inhotim,” page 98) is a landscape designer and a recipient of the 2019 Deborah J. Norden Fund from the Architectural League of New York. You can follow her on Instagram @amandacoen. “The people I met through
Landscape Architecture Magazine2 min de lecture
Weaving Place
Sourberry, red willow, redbud, sedge: These are some of the plants native to the meadows and creek sides of Mariposa County, at the mouth of California’s Yosemite Valley, where for thousands of years the women of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation have
Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecture
Off The Books
Lately my mind keeps returning to a session I saw at reVISION ASLA 2020, “Perpetual Adaptation: The Design Business in 2020 and Lessons from the Great Recession.” The panelists—René Bihan, FASLA, of SWA Group; Molly Bourne, a principal at MNLA in New
Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecture
Copycats Wanted
A summer of collective soulsearching over the systemic nature of racism in America has spurred new investments in the education of young designers of color. Among them is the new Hollander Design Fellowship, a $4,000 annual academic scholarship avail
Landscape Architecture Magazine7 min de lecture
Pained Plaza
Most of Philadelphia was still asleep when city workers pulled the nine-foot-high statue of Frank Rizzo off the concrete steps of the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall, loaded it into a truck, and carted it off to an undisclosed stora
Landscape Architecture Magazine3 min de lecture
If The Trees Talked Back
If you could text a tree, what would you say? Imagine that this tree is also your neighbor, and you’re chatting at a time when everything, it seems, is falling apart. That’s the prompt people on the Detroit riverfront were presented with in September
Landscape Architecture Magazine1 min de lecture
Shelter And Shade
With four individually opening and tilting shades, Jardinico’s Quad Sidepost umbrella covers more than 430 square feet throughout the day. The umbrellas consist of a durable aluminum frame and Sunbrella canopies; valance and gutter options are also a
Landscape Architecture Magazine8 min de lecturePolitics
Black Landscapes Matter
Traditional Africans did not look forward to radical change or to a messianic age, but rather they “remembered” the homes of forefathers, reestablished after death by their spirits and awaiting the souls of the living…. In this traditional African sa
Landscape Architecture Magazine1 min de lecture
Features
Lighting designers contend with new technologies that put privacy at risk, page 66. ■
Landscape Architecture Magazine8 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
The Dark Side Of Light
IF YOU LIVED IN PARIS in the 17th century, you paid the taxe des boues et lanternes, the tax on mud and lanterns. The levy paid for the maintenance of the city’s streets and its system of lanterns, a network of some 5,000 tallow candles suspended in
Landscape Architecture Magazine6 min de lecture
Recovering, Again
ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009, less than a month after his inauguration, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. A stimulus bill meant to jump-start the nation’s flatlined economy, the Recovery Act, as
Landscape Architecture Magazine2 min de lecture
Landscape Architecture
ACTING EDITOR Jennifer Reut / jreut@asla.org ART DIRECTOR Christopher McGee / cmcgee@asla.org COPY CHIEF Lisa Schultz / lschultz@asla.org PRODUCTION EDITOR Leah Ghazarian / lghazarian@asla.org EDITORIAL DESIGN ASSISTANT Emily Cox / ecox@asla.org EDIT
Landscape Architecture Magazine1 min de lecture
The Back
ellenreidsoundwalk.com It was the quiet, and with it, the solitude of the pandemic that made the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid seek ways to connect people with their psyches through music. A floating idea manifested as Ellen Reid SOUNDWA
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Inside
WALTER HOOD (“Black Landscapes Matter,” page 54) is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio and a professor of landscape architecture, environmental planning, and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. You can find mo
Landscape Architecture Magazine6 min de lecturePsychology
Ardent Arguments
BY JACKY BOWRING; LONDON AND NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 2020; 292 PAGES, $38.95 PAPERBACK/$155 HARDCOVER. Why does criticism matter? This question was poignantly a nswered by Michael Sorkin, the architect, educator, and architectural critic who wrote passi
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