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ASLA Launches New Educational Resource

The American Society of Landscape Architects is launching two new educational resources that will help young people and teachers explore the landscape architecture profession—a newly redesigned Career Discovery website and the new Tools for Teachers. The launch is part of ASLA’s outreach for National Landscape Architecture Month in April. The Career Discovery website, aimed at students in middle school and high school, explains what a landscape architect does and how to become one. With a background that features the evolution … Continue reading

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Top Landscaping Tips for 2014

Dan Hechtkopf and Reid Heidenry of South Beach Investment Realty – two of the top luxury real estate specialists in the city of Miami — offer advice on what their clients are looking for in their homes. (1) Outdoor Stone Fireplaces Outdoor fireplaces have been around for a long time, but in the last few years they have really gained in popularity.  They can serve as a focal point in the design of a backyard landscape, while providing the functional warmth of a … Continue reading

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Rees Jones Honored With Don A. Rossi Award

The Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) is pleased to announce Rees Jones as its recipient of the prestigious Don A. Rossi Award. Known as “The Open Doctor” for his many renovations of U.S. Open Championship courses, Jones has also played a key role in redesigning several other courses for major championships. “Rees has a unique opinion when it comes to building golf courses and believes courses don’t have to be long to be challenging or hard to be … Continue reading

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Mahan Rykiel Adds Five

BALTIMORE—-Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc. (MRA), a Baltimore-based landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm, announced that Mayra Filippone, Isaac Hametz, Joe McGinley, Travis D’Onofrio and Jennifer Saunier have joined their staff. Mayra Filippone, PLA, LEED AP, has worked in the Baltimore area for the past eight years, and brings a wide range of project experience including transportation, master planning, urban design, mixed-use, higher education, and Department of Defense.  Prior to graduating from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana, Mayra lived … Continue reading

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Trash, By Any Other Name, is Still Despicable

It goes by many names in many places: in Spain, it is called basura; in Sweden it is known as papperskorgen; Italians refer to it as spazzatura; here in America it even has many monikers – trash, garbage, refuse, litter. Though it may sound exotic in those other languages, litter, by any other name, is despicable and for parks and rec professionals it is probably public enemy number one. To be honest, I have never understood the psyche of litter … Continue reading

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