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LAbash 2014 Brings Landscape Architecture Students Together in UW-Madison

Over 300 landscape architecture students from all over the U.S. and Canada gathered two weeks ago at Madison, WI to attend LAbash, an annual student-run landscape architecture conference. Hosted this year by the students of University of Wisconsin-Madison, LAbash…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Landscape Architects Chosen as Finalists for Rebuild by Design Competition

Seventeen months after Superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction through the U.S. eastern seaboard, Rebuild by Design competition's ten design team finalists have unveiled…
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Added by Peter Graves on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

National Landscape Architecture Month - Week Two Recap

April is flying by and, believe it or not, we are already in our third week of National Landscape Architecture Month! Land8 returns with yet another recap of last week's activities by landscape architects across the country. Keep reading to see the…

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Added by Lucy Wang on April 14, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays - Why Become a Landscape Architect?

We wrap up the second week of National Landscape Architecture Month with "Why Become a Landscape Architect?," a film that showcases the many voices of the field. Created as part of the ASLA Diversity Summit, landscape architects and designers of different…

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Added by Lucy Wang on April 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

6 Ways Landscape Architects Benefit from Pro-Bono Work

Many landscape architects enter the profession for the social good of creating healthier places for people to live and play. And while these projects span both profit and non-profit models, one of the main paths to social impact design can be found in pro-bono work. Last year, Cinda Gilliland, a Principal at SWA’s Sausalito office, initiated an internal discussion on…

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Added by Chris Hardy on April 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Spanish Landscape Architecture: Classical Gardens

Today I invite you to take a trip through Spain to learn about the classical gardens of Spanish Landscape Architecture, both in history and in contemporary times. We all know the major achievements of the 17th century garden designer André Le Nôtre, from his work on Versailles to Vaux-le-Vicomte. What is equally as remarkable, however, is how his cultural and artistic…

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Added by Sixto D. Lozano on April 9, 2014 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

What is Landscape Architecture?

I’m often hesitant to tell people that I’m a landscape architect, and it’s not because I have anything to hide – it’s due to the misconception that comes with the title. People tend to hear the word “landscape” and ignore the “architect” that follows. Reactions often range from “you should look at my yard” to “winter must be your slow season”.  I tend to cringe at most…

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Added by Alice Webb on April 8, 2014 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

National Landscape Architecture Month - Week One Recap

Landscape architects kicked off National (and World) Landscape Architecture Month last week. Here at Land8, we're recapping some of the events and activities taking place on social media and beyond to boost public…

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Added by Lucy Wang on April 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays - I Want to be a Landscape Architect

In celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month, we've dug up an old favorite for this week's film. Commissioned by Landscape Institute and produced by…

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Added by Lucy Wang on April 4, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Power of Landscape Architecture on the American College Campus

Landscape architects – and I include future ones in this group – seem obsessed with cities these days.  Urban projects are all over the place at conferences and in design magazines, and even more predominate in related social media and the blogosphere, to the point that it makes me wonder if we all really just want to be urban designers. Of course there are…

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Added by Mark Harrison Hough on April 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

HMH Sets New Precedent for Old Landscapes with THE Campus

HMH, a California-based planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm recently bolstered its design portfolio with the completion of THE Campus, a renovated 250,000 square-foot office complex in San Jose. The project situates the…

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Added by Kyle OConnor on April 2, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

April is National Landscape Architecture Month!

Today marks the first day of National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM)! For the next thirty days, landscape architects across the U.S. will host public awareness events to bring attention to our profession. To keep pace with the country's changing demographics, this year's NLAM theme highlights Career Discovery with a focus on providing early exposure of…

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Added by Lucy Wang on April 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

ASLA NY Announces 2014 Design Award Winners

The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter recently announced the winners of their Annual Design Awards. Selected from 70 submissions and judged by the Northern California Chapter of the ASLA, these award-winning projects are recognized for their ecological designs that will help…

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Added by Lucy Wang on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Filmtastic Fridays - Desert Breath: Land Art Installation

Fans of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty will love "Desert Breath," a stunning and monumental land art installation located in the arid Sahara desert. Created by artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinides, this cosmic, swirling environmental artwork was constructed in 1997 over the span of two years. Centered on…

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Added by Lucy Wang on March 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Literal Urban Jungle: Google Street View Hack Vegetates Your City

A new Google Street View hack called Urban Jungle Street View takes the greening of cities to new extremes. Generated by Swedish developer, Einar Öberg, the instant greening is made easy on his website: users simply "visit any place available…

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Added by Kyle OConnor on March 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Interview with Bernard Trainor of Bernard Trainor + Associates

Bernard Trainor is founding principal and design director of Bernard Trainor + Associates in Monterey, California. Many of BT + A's large-scale projects include sites adjacent to California's protected areas and state preserves. So by…

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Added by Mitch Howard on March 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

CSLA Announces 2014 Best Landscape Architecture Projects in Canada

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence in Canadian landscape architecture. Selected by a national jury of landscape architects, the national and regional awards are judged on a variety of factors from project management performance to application of environmentally…

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Added by Lucy Wang on March 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: The Mountain

Yesterday marked the first day of spring, and to pay tribute to the change in seasons we're featuring one of the most stunning landscape timelapses we have ever seen. Filmed on Mount Teide in the Canary Islands, this short film is a breathtaking reminder of the beauty in nature. With jaw dropping shots of the Milky Way to swaths of yellow flowers, "The Mountain" is bound to inspire you to…

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Added by Lucy Wang on March 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Stormwater Spotlight: Chesapeake Stormwater Network Training Videos

Stormwater, or runoff from rainfall or snowmelt, is one of the coolest aspects of our landscapes. It's dynamic, chaotic and supports stream systems, which are the lifeblood of the aquatic and terrestrial environments.

The fact that land has been (and is being) changed by humanity means that the natural flows and rhythms of nature have been interrupted and that…

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Added by Ted Scott on March 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Martha Schwartz Partners' Fengming Mountain Park is Geometric Artistry in Chongqing

A series of brightly-colored, angular, four-legged metal structures stand high over the rapidly-growing city of Chongqing, China. The tilting and jutting pavilions atop Fengming Mountain Park emit a warm orange glow at night and shelter the passing pedestrian from the sun's stare at midday.
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Added by Peter Graves on March 19, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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