Category Archives: Nov/Dec 11

Field Notes

A Look At Picture-Perfect Landscapes Picture Perfect Landscapes – learning, practicing and mastering the art of landscaping, by Jim Teske, contains 315 pages of landscape architecture photos and advice from landscape architect Teske. It is available for $62.95 (soft cover) or $73.95 (hard cover) at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1995004. Brock Earns Environmental Certification Brock International, maker of performance base systems for synthetic turf, is the first company in the industry to have a Cradle to Cradle Certified product. The designation is administered by … Continue reading

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Making A Place For A Memorial

Traditionally, memorials incorporate an object, such as a statue, monument, or fountain, to commemorate a person, group of people, or an event. Though erected for the public as a point of reflection, these memorials often are located in a busy town center or roundabout and become objects to be viewed rather than quiet destinations. Also, the memorial is often placed in a location with minimal thought given to the surrounding landscape design. However, designers do have an opportunity to use … Continue reading

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Beyond Convention

If you were to stumble into my family room on any given Sunday, you would likely find me lying on the carpet watching the Cleveland Browns find new and creative ways to lose a football game. You probably wouldn’t think too much of it–just a normal football fan living and dying with his team. But, if you were four years old, your perspective might be a bit different. In that case, apparently, you would see a playground or perhaps a … Continue reading

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