Category Archives: Landscape Design

Some Of 2011′s Best

Here’s a great list from the Huffington Post of 2011′s 10 Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture. The article highlights 10 projects, with pictures, including Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis, the High Line Phase 2 in New York City and Lincoln Park SoundScape in Miami Beach: http://huff.to/waBgZH What are some of your favorite project of 2011? Share them with us!

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Go Grade School: Collage Your Garden!

Feeling a little cooped up this winter? Missing your garden or back yard? Maybe thinking of how to spruce it up come spring? Collage it! That’s right–dig out your old magazines, get a poster board and a glue stick, and get to work designing your dream outdoor space. Here are some tips from Annie’s Gardening Corner on how to go about it: http://bit.ly/wgo2LC

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Wolfgang Oehme Dies

Wolfgang Oehme, founder of the New American Garden movement, has died. He was 81. The Towson, Md., resident, who died on Dec. 15, 2012, was known for designing sustainable, natural landscapes featuring lush grasses and massed perennials. Here is the obituary from the Baltimore Sun: http://bit.ly/rQhNQH.

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The Making Of A Memorial

Memorials are opportunities to include in one location the memories and emotions of events and sacrifices that span generations. Memorials are also the most daunting work a designer will take on. Still, it is the work that we as landscape architects often find the most rewarding. The Client Sometimes the client is a government entity, but more often the client is a “not-for-profit” organization that may or may not have Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 status. The client generally has an … Continue reading

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Pleasing The Palette

Located only 500 feet from the ocean on a quarter of an acre in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., a Mediterranean/Spanish-style residence needed more pizzazz in the outdoor living space. After numerous consultations, meetings, and design proposals with the owners, the project finally “got on the board” with a promise to deliver: • State-of-the-art swimming pool complex • Fireplace • Fully equipped casita • Personal putting surface • Multiple water features • Driveway and stone patio • Creative … Continue reading

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