Adam Regn Arvidson
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Design for Winter
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vance W. Hall Jan 21, 2009.

LA in L.A.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Siribohdi Oct 23, 2008.

Green Infill Neighborhoods
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Les Ballard Sep 21, 2008.


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Landscape Architect
BLA Ball State University 1997
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Owner, Treeline
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In Place: Mesa Arts Center: A (Not So) Dry Country

The dry arroyo wasn’t dry when I visited Mesa Arts Center last fall. This gold tile and lava rock gash in the so-called Shadow Walk that arcs through the site was supposed to be dry most of the time—like an actual desert arroyo—but it seems the water runs almost constantly. “I don’t know of anybody that has seen it…


Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:30am

In Place: Village at False Creek: Take a Seat!

When I think of William H. Whyte, that pioneer of urban observation, one image comes to mind. I watched Whyte’s 1980 film “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” in either 1994 or 1995 in an architecture building classroom. Still today in my mind I can clearly see that famous overhead…


Posted on March 6, 2013 at 11:30am

Book Review: Literary Post-Mortem

The big recent news from the world of preservation is the listing of Peavey Plaza on the National Register of Historic Places. This Paul Friedberg-designed space is also the subject of a lawsuit brought by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (…


Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Critique is Critical

If you haven’t read any Herbert Muschamp (the late architecture critic of the New York Times and elsewhere) consider it.  And Jane Jacobs, too. And Lewis Mumford. These are a few of the best writers on urbanism this nation has ever produced. Through their assessments of cities,…


Posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

In Place: 100 Acres Art + Nature Park: The Power of the Path

'In Place' is a Land8 column that resurrects the design field trip. If you haven’t yet, read the intro here.


What’s a path, really? A way to move people from one place to another? Or a design statement? Visiting 100 Acres in Indianapolis, I initially assumed the former (and in fact…


Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:23am on June 2, 2009, Scott Thomas Murison said…
This land connection you talk about I imagine to be quite a deep exploration of evolution and a rich source for the imagination, not to mention a coherent link to inhabited history, the present and the future. What about the narrative the client brings to the equation? Do you see this as another layer to be realized within your outcomes? You may notice my perspective on narrative in General Discussion posted last week. I would love to hear your perspective on this!
At 4:54pm on March 16, 2009, Piotr Dubec said…
Great article(s) and thanks for 'Language Lessons' :)
At 10:38am on March 5, 2009, Drew Matthew Maifeld said…
Great talking to you again adam - I'll be in touch soon.
At 3:10pm on December 24, 2008, Jason King said…
Hey Adam.
Say hi to Dan when you see him!
At 4:37pm on November 27, 2008, Drew Matthew Maifeld said…
Landscape Architect or Land Architect, thoughts ???
At 4:08pm on November 13, 2008, Jessica Wolff said…

Great article in LAM and shout-out to Land8Lounge! My favorite part was about the "young, gregarious designers speaking at the same time and not realizing it". Ha!

I hope to read more of your work in the future.

At 10:15pm on September 1, 2008, Steven Chavez said…
Hi Adam,

I came into the profession from a non-traditional path. In the mid 1990s I had a custom body and paint shop, but had an auto accident that resulted in the amputation of my left leg below the knee. Finding it more difficult to perform the physical tasks of automotive customization, I decided to move to Seattle for college. I earned a five-year professional Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington and worked for a while with landscape architects Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Finding the repetition of AutoCAD work difficult to withstand, I decided to return to my hometown of Los Angeles to establish my own small landscape design studio just south of Hollywood in Hancock Park.

Thanks for sending me a note and having an interest - I look forward to staying in touch. I've spent some time on your website and find your work very inspirational.

Best Regards,

Steven Chavez
At 2:22pm on August 28, 2008, Adam E. Anderson said…
Absolutely! I assumed greatness is symbiotic with the name.
At 9:18pm on July 17, 2008, Andrew Spiering said…
Welcome to the Lounge! Be sure to upload your work to the Gallery and join the Ball State Alumni Group...

Enjoy! Andrew

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Hello,I am reaching out for information about transfer-ability of qualifications and registration between the US and the UK. I am a US based landscape designer with an MLA and two years of experience and will be sitting for the LARE in a few…Continue

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