10 Stunning Landscape Architecture Albums of 2013

We’re kicking off the 2013 Land8 Year in Review with this year’s most viewed landscape architecture albums uploaded by our very talented Land8 community. Rich with creativity and vision,  the Land8 Gallery is a fantastic resource to show off your work or to collect inspiration for your upcoming project. Keep reading to see which Land8 albums were most popular in 2013!


1. Sketch Plan by Pisit Wongpisit

A prolific gallery contributor, Pisit Wongpisit is the Design Director of Impression Landscape Design, a landscape architecture firm located in Shanghai. His detailed sketches, which are overlaid on top of CAD drawings, have become a very popular source of inspiration for the Land8 community–it also tops our list for the most viewed album of 2013! View more ->


2. Gypsy by Bernard Trainor + Associates
Bernard Trainor + Associates is a Monterey-based landscape architecture firm that works on residential design throughout the diverse and beautiful landscapes of California. Carved from a challenging and steep hillside, the Gypsy landscape plays off of the residence’s crisp and contemporary lines while adding dynamic movement and texture through native shrub and grass massing. View more ->


3. Columbus, OH – 2013 by Chris Whitis
Cofounder of the recently retired SitePhocus online image library, Chris Whitis is a landscape architect with a passion for photography and travel. His Columbus, OH – 2013 album features a collection of award-winning landscape architecture projects and includes OLIN Studio/ MKSK’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Bicentennial Park by MKSK, and the Ingram Spirit of Women’s Park on the OSU campus by MKSK/ OLIN Studio. View more ->


4. Pause Court and Lawn Hill by Pok Kobkongsanti
One of Land8’s most popular members, Pok Kobkongsanti is a GSD graduate and founder of TROP, an award winning landscape architecture design firm. His residential design project Pause Court and Lawn Hill acts as a transitional zone between Pattaya beach and the client’s sales gallery, using clean geometric cut-outs on a rolling green slope. View more ->


5. Urban Sketching by Terri Wu
UTA MLA student Terri (Chunling) Wu is a talented artist with prior work experience in both civil engineering and architecture. Earlier this summer, she posted a set of her gorgeous freehand sketches and watercolor drawings that have continued to wow the community ever since! View more ->


6. 5800 Third Street, San Francisco by Miller Company
San Francisco-based Miller Company (profile) is a landscape architecture firm with a strong focus on the “constructability” of their designs. The 5800 Third Street album features a whimsical urban plaza that features playful geometric planting beds in a mixed-use development in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. View more ->


7. Recent Portfolio by Kody Smith

Kody Smith is a practicing landscape architect at design firm Dix.Lathrop in Longwood, Florida. After graduating with a BLA from Purdue University, Kody shared Photoshop project renderings from his design portfolio. View more ->


8. Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden by Gavin McWilliam + Andrew Wilson
Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson are founding partners of the UK landscape architecture firm Wilson McWilliam Studio. Longtime contributors to Land8, their Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden album spotlights a landscape project that both celebrates the New Zealand riverine landscape (where the Cloudy Bay winery and vineyard was founded) as well as a planting palette native to British gardens. View more ->


9. A Valley Garden by Mark Wallinger
Director of Mark Wallinger Landscapes Ltd., Mark is a British landscape contractor with extensive experience in garden construction projects. The “A Valley Garden” album showcases Sophie Walker’s award-winning design as well as Mark’s construction photos in addition to the spectacular final design. View more ->


10. Hand Drawing Perspective by Pisit Wongpisit
Our top 10 Land8 albums of 2013 list concludes with yet another popular photo set by Thai landscape architect Pisit Wongpisit. The album consists of a series of pen and ink perspective pieces based off of 3D SketchUp models. View more ->


Congratulations to everyone who made 2013’s top 10 list of most viewed Land8 albums! What do you think of these spectacular landscape architecture photo sets? Have a favorite? Ready to add your own album? Let us know down in the comments!

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