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Landscape Architecture Discussion Forum

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Started by Lisa Town Mar 5, 2009.

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Started by Lisa Town. Last reply by Lisa Town Sep 21, 2008.

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Comment by Craig A Raines on February 26, 2011 at 11:10am
Just joined...graduated from the Univ of Idaho, 1985.......
Comment by Nick Overall on October 21, 2010 at 5:53pm
Hello, Funny I also am relocating to PDX in December this 2010 from Norwalk, CT and I am in the trenches networking and looking for a position. The ability to fairly quickly travel from dense Urban to open rugged spaces is great out here. Bits of the high desert I have seen are pleasantly new to me. How to manage water is a unavoidable and worthwhile theme out there. Other communities will inevitably follow.
Comment by Elizabeth Tabler on September 2, 2010 at 8:43am
Hey all,. I just moved to Portland, from Las Vegas and I am interested in meeting other LA's in the area. Trying to learn the local culture. :)
Comment by Michael G. Cluer on November 17, 2009 at 2:32pm
Hi Lisa, I studied at UW in the LA program there.

I think the stonework both in how it was used/located in space and how it was finished stood out to me as being particularly of a PNW style.
Comment by Lisa Town on October 27, 2009 at 4:37pm
Speaking of iconic Northwest landscape designs, the great Lawrence Halprin died on Sunday, October 25th at the age of 93.
Comment by Lisa Town on October 27, 2009 at 4:08pm
I see that you're from New York. It'd be interesting to hear your opinion on what you think defines a PNW design. You mention Haag and Murase but what elements stand out to you? Are there any particular spaces that spoke to you?
Comment by Michael G. Cluer on October 8, 2009 at 5:51am
Hey all,

I was recently in the Seattle/Bremerton area and notice with some glee, some disdain the recent parks and their design. While I'm thrilled to see more pocket parks and interesting streetscapes in the area, I have to say, the influence of certain PNW designers have positively prevailed. I don't think these parks were by Murase or Haag, but elements which define those iconic offices certainly appear regularly in contemporary PNW landscapes, no? So what about that?
Comment by NZ on January 22, 2009 at 8:23am
Anyone studying at Washington State? Particulary their MSLA? I would love to correspond with some questions.
Comment by Oona Johnsen on October 21, 2008 at 5:40am
I put an album on my folio called "Parks & Restoration . Anderson Property". This is the project I worked on which integrates restoration and design (part of the paper I mentioned in the last email). A topic which could be argued about. You also might want to go to UW campus and see the Fisheries building and adjacent parking lot and the Shell house. All or mostly natives were used there. Even the sculpture park could be an example.
Comment by Oona Johnsen on October 17, 2008 at 6:31am
Hi Karen, I wrote a paper on your topic, "The Restoration of a Harvested Thuja plicata/Tsuga heterophylla Forest Ecosystem to Recreate Mature Second Growth with Old-Growth Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities" I believe you can use native plants in such a way that can achieve a "stunning landscape". As those who have already stated in this discussion, a question to ask is: What is a stunning landscape to your client? There are many perceptions of landscape and you will never please everyone. I have designed quite a few landscapes in Seattle...I am getting my projects in order on this site slowly. If you keep in touch with me, I can lead you to some photos. I am living in California now and am addressing this same challenge on the California State Univ. Monterey Bay campus.
 

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