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Putting the Public in the Right of Way: Streets as Urban Open Space

American cities are in the midst of a remarkable turnaround as urban living is growing more popular with young adults. This shift in…

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Added by Nate Cormier on February 5, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

"Future of Shade" Competition Kicks Off

"Mosque of Light" by Nick Karintzaidis, 2015 Grand Prize Winner for Wellness Garden.  Image courtesy of Sunbrella and Wray Ward.

Due to its dynamic nature, fabric can be a daunting material to utilize, whether in the landscape, on a building…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on January 29, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Design Intelligence 2016 Landscape Architecture Program Rankings

Design Intelligence, purveyors of annual school rankings, recently released their 10 best landscape architecture schools for 2016.  The …
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Added by Benjamin Boyd on January 29, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

LandscapePerformance.org: A Resource You Should Be Using

The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Landscape Performance Series received the 2015 Award of Excellence in Communications as part of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Awards. While the…

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Added by Matt Alcide on January 21, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Expo Antalya 2016

Antalya is ready to host the following Expo which will be entirely dedicated to children and flower. Antalya is among the cities with the major number of landscape and architecture companies. Thanks to its peculiar Mediterranean climate, which guarantee to its nature an unique ecosystem.

On the other hands the landscaping culture over Turkey was more than just a fade. The Gardens of Babylon were the…

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Added by Peyart Peyzaj Mimarlığı Ltd. Şti on December 15, 2015 at 2:02am — No Comments

The Visibility of Landscape Architecture is up to us!

Dear Professionals: We Can Influence Our Visibility!!!!

If you are reading this, it means that you interact with social media.

If you are a landscape architect, you have likely bemoaned the fact that our profession doesn't have much visibility. (If you are…

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Added by Peter Briggs on December 4, 2015 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

Focal Points And Landscape Design

We, landscape designers, are constantly trying to provide better solutions to the home owners who hire us. And many people in my hometown Sydney rely on professionals whenever they want to upgrade their front garden or the backyard. Deeper understanding of design basics is a must for the flawless outcome. And the number one rule is that all landscape features should be "wrapped" around the…

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Added by Sallie Jackson on November 27, 2015 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Call for Entries Communities In Bloom International Challenge edition 2016

The Communities in Bloom International Challenge involves municipalities who have demonstrated excellence, and wish to showcase achievements in green spaces. This programme provides opportunities to promote these achievements and to exchange information between all participants.

Over the years, participants have included Communities from Europe, Asia, and North America along with winners from different National Programs competing with each other based on population…

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Added by Alain Cappelle on November 18, 2015 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Landscape Architecture Corollaries - Try This.

Try this.

The next time you step outdoors to take a walk, imagine you see indoors and outdoors according to these Landscape Architecture Corollaries:

Corollary 1. In the beginning there was one: landscape.  Landscape harbored danger for humans.

Corollary 2. Humans constructed shelters.  Then there were two: landscape, and, the shelters in the landscape.

Corollary 3. And today still, humans essentially move through the landscape from shelter to…

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Added by Edward Flaherty on November 17, 2015 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Is it time for Landscape Architects to step into the spotlight?

Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks determined enough to look hard may be able to find the LA firm responsible for the work. But chances are pretty good that if that same project is covered by the media—whether featured in a magazine, highlighted on a TV show, or written about on a…

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Added by Corey J. Halstead on November 4, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Mineral wool is a proven green roof technology for high efficiency stormwater management

Green roofs are often the best available technology for urban stormwater management. Mineral wool usage is a green roof technology that is documented to improve green roof stormwater retention characteristics. Mineral wool’s long history of successful usage in green roofs is documented by the Mineral Wool in Green Roofs white paper…

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Added by Furbish on October 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Turf Tips to Conserve Water & Keep it Green

Have you ever walked by a lawn in your neighborhood and wondered how the owners keep it so green? Getting back to the basics of landscape maintenance and giving your lawn the care that it deserves will put you on your way to having the perfect landscape that you’ve always envisioned for your property while reducing your irrigation…

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Added by Rob Biehl on October 1, 2015 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Japan Gardening World Cup!

I was lucky enough to win a spot at the Japan Gardening World Cup which I fly over to start construction for on Sunday the 20th (my birthday!!!) of September.  

The garden show showcases designers from all over the world and is situated at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki a Dutch Replica Village... Yes you read right!

Anyway I'm still trying to raise some funds to put this thing together.  If you can spare any change have a look here…

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Added by Ross Uebergang on September 16, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Courtyards in Modern Design | The Room Without a Ceiling

As a landscape architect I love the aspects of modernist architecture that allow a house to embrace and co-exist with the garden around it.

One feature of a house that can instantly achieve this is a courtyard.

The room without a ceiling.

A courtyard is a landscaped private area within or next to the house that integrates with the living and private spaces…

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Added by Jason Davidson on September 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

4 Building Materials that Reduce Construction Cost

Construction and civil engineering activities have experienced a boom due to rapid improvements in procurement of building materials. However, the booming construction industry has posed many challenges due to some unsustainable aspects of the highly polluting and the exhaustive nature of building materials. But many innovative and…

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Added by Modern Homes on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

6 Tips to Enhance 3D Renderings

Architectural visualization or illustration is the art of weaving two dimensional images or animations showing the attributes of a proposed architectural design. It is in fact the conceptual illustration of an architectural design which…

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Added by Render Craft 3D on August 28, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Purpose-Driven Design

Architectural design begins with a desire to fulfill a client's specific needs. But what if the design also needs to address the aspirations of an entire civilization? Today, the challenges of managing resources, population growth, changing climate, and economic disparity all impact the purpose of architecture. Technological advances bring increased power to the design process, and contemporary architects are viewing the world through a wider lens than ever…

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Added by Juliana Yoo on August 26, 2015 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Patio Features for Dynamic Outdoor Rooms

Effective patio design makes for a dynamic outdoor extension of your home. Possessing a property and keeping it secured with colorful fences is not only enough to deck up your garden.  Setting up a patio for the outdoor space or…

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Added by Socorro Gonzalez on August 14, 2015 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Meditation for LARE Anxiety

Research shows that a huge percentage of self-talk is negative, which makes finding your 25% reserve of positive self-talk very important heading into the LARE exam. Assuming you put in the prep time, your attitude going into the test center will energize all you’ve learned and sustain you during the exam.

You’re traveling to the test center. If you’re anxious like me, you may have previously gone there so you know where it is and what the reception room looks like. You have eaten…

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Added by Cheryl Corson on August 2, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Geodesign: Site Analysis & 3D Data Visualization Tools

Cities around the world are striving to improve the quality of life for their citizens, creating great places to live where people can feel safe, healthy, happy and engaged in the community. Urban and regional planning plays a vital role in this effort as design of spaces, comprehensive planning, zoning regulations, creation and monitoring of special districts,…

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Added by Nadia Amoroso on July 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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