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Filmtastic Fridays: The Edmonton Freezeway - A New Way to Commute!

The Canadian city of Edmonton is no stranger to the cold. For five months of the year the city is gripped by sub-zero temperatures. But rather than allowing the blisteringly cold weather to impede the life of the city, Edmontonians are always on the look out for ways to embrace their…


Added by Helen Buckle on February 27, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Lost Rivers

Beneath the surface of almost every industrial city, lies a hidden landscape of buried waterways. Written and directed by Caroline BâcleLost Rivers offers a fascinating insight into the secret landscapes that flow beneath our feet and…


Added by Helen Buckle on February 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Book Review: Mellon Square - Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

Fresh off it's six-year long renovation, Pittsburgh's Mellon Square is recognized as one of the preeminent examples of…

Added by Benjamin Boyd on February 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Rivers and Tides - Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

Perhaps one of the most differentiating features of landscape architecture - when compared to other design disciplines - is its relationship to time. Landscapes grow and evolve; the work of a landscape architect is therefore never really complete. For British sculptor and environmentalist Andy…


Added by Helen Buckle on February 13, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: "Second Nature" A Documentary Film About Janne Saario

Filmtastic Fridays is back! To kick off, we're heading over to Finland, where landscape architect and skateboarding enthusiast Janne Saario reveals how his two greatest passions in life have influenced one another. Beautifully shot, "Second Nature" captures a softer side to skateboarding and fuses…


Added by Helen Buckle on February 6, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

PVWatts Calculator is Making it Easy for Landscape Architects to Estimate Site-Specific Solar Production

Renewable energy production is a key part of creating sustainable landscapes.  Even at the site scale, harnessing geothermal, wind, and solar energy are powerful strategies for reducing society's dependency on fossil fuels.  When dealing with photovoltaic installations on the residential level, a designer needs tools that allow him or her to make quick, conceptual decisions and provide the client with…


Added by Nicholas Buesking on February 6, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

5 Misconceptions About The Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE)

The first 2015 Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE) is offered April 6 – 18, 2015. Why is licensure important?  The primary reason States license Landscape Architects is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the…


Added by Angela Woodward on February 2, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

LAF Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has up to $85,000 available for the 2015 scholarship season. Application deadlines are Feb 1 and Feb 15. Help spread the word to qualified candidates!

Leadership in Landscape Scholarships & Fellowships

LAF offers…


Added by Heather Whitlow on January 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

I-Park 2015 Landscape/Garden/Ecological Design Program

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its 2015 multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence program. The program is open to landscape, garden and ecological designers looking to expand and enrich their creative practice in a retreat-like, collegial setting – in the company of visual artists, music composers, writers and architects. Self-directed residencies will be offered from May through November, 2015. Most…


Added by Agnes Miyuki on January 13, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Nimis: The Land Art that Spawned a New Nation

On a secluded rocky outcrop in southern Sweden, a series of hauntingly beautiful sculptures rise out of the rugged coastline. Named Nimis (Latin for "too much"), these eerie towers of driftwood are the work of Swedish artist Lars Vilks.…


Added by Helen Buckle on January 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Which methods do use you to draw landscape?

I have pending a couple of articles about my work system. Today I bring you a video that condenses an hour photoshop landscape design in just 5 min. In this case, the project consists of a Mediterranean villa garden in San Fulgencio, Alicante, Spain. Housing has two very defined environments: On the one hand the access area, in which a Mediterranean clipping welcomes us…


Added by David Jimenez on January 1, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Landscape Sustainability and Tall Wood Building

 Advanced Water Purification Facility Science and Administration Center, Photo Credit: Michael E. Cabezas

So this topic is a bit of a diversion from the normal way we as landscape architects look at the link between landscape sustainability and design, but I thought many of you would find it interesting none the less.  Right now in the architecture world, there is a movement to explore…


Added by Lauren E. L. Marshall on December 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sustainable Residential Design Spotlight: Edyn Smart Garden Sensor

The process of building and maintaining a garden can be daunting.  It requires a great deal of knowledge about plants, soils, weather, and light conditions.  It also requires a great deal of care to ensure that plants get the water and nutrients they need.  Edyn’s upcoming smart garden system…


Added by Nicholas Buesking on December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

San Francisco's Waterfront Park to Get a Bold New Design

The Presidio—the 1,500 acre national park which vanguards the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco—is looking to make some dramatic changes.  The park…


Added by Nicholas Buesking on November 17, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a…


Added by Benjamin Boyd on November 13, 2014 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

A Loose Guide to Vertical Garden Maintenance

Maintenance is one of the most important aspects of making sure your landscape project survives- both literally and figuratively! When designing green walls, one key consideration is how a maintenance team is going to reach all of the parts of the garden. Many standard maintenance procedures for vertical gardens are the same as for any…


Added by Tamara Urben-Imbeault on October 29, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Your Very Own Herb Garden At Home

Have you ever wanted a green, money-saving, healthy hobby? Among many others, growing herbs at home is just that. 

Interestingly enough, there is a variety of herbs you can grow in the comfort of your own kitchen.  This is a great way to make every dish healthy and rich in both flavour and aroma.…


Added by Lana Jane Fox on October 27, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Bartlett Parklet at Bishop Ranch, San Ramon

The Bartlett Parklet, named after the orchards that used to stud the ground of Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, CA, was built ground up on top of a "drop-down" trailer originally intended to move Minnesotan ice shanties. It is designed to be mobile and parked in various locations in Bishop Ranch--a corporate office park, and is the first of its kind in San Ramon as well as in a…


Added by BASE Landscape Architecture on October 20, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

4 Key Strategies for Sustainable Residential Design

Typically designers need no convincing that sustainable design is necessary to protect the earth’s health, its resources, and its ecosystems.  Sustainable design is becoming an increasingly comfortable topic in the public and corporate sectors too, regardless of whether the motivation for that shift is well-intentioned or simply a PR strategy.  In residential…


Added by Nicholas Buesking on October 20, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

Seven Innovative Vertical Gardens that Think Outside the Planter

Green Wall with bikes at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City. Image via Wikipedia

Vertical gardening is currently very…


Added by Tamara Urben-Imbeault on October 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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