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8.17.11 at noon Join Landscape Architects across the country!


Your World. Designed
The world needs to know about landscape architecture, and 08.17.11 is the day it all begins. At NOON all across the country, thousands of landscape architects will gather in designated places (all events shown on the map: Click Here)
What if, for just one day, we all decided to let everyone know what the heck landscape architects do. That we create the very places used to live, work and play. That we connect cities. That we create experience. That landscape architecture is your environment, designed.

08.17.11 is that day. It’s the day the profession reintroduces itself to public. It’s the day where, for only your time spent during lunch, you’ll join the beginning of a new movement – a movement to step out of the Understory and tell your story to the world. 

Share the movement with friends, coworkers and classmates. The public awaits.


The one must have book for Landscape Architecture Students

If you are a student in landscape architecture, don’t go back to school without this invaluable resource, available at a discounted price on

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition
Leonard J. Hopper, Editor-In-Chief, published by Wiley, September 2007

Designed to give students the critical information they require, this is an essential reference for anyone studying landscape architecture and design. Like Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information on the fundamentals of landscape architecture, including sustainable design principles, planting (including green roofs), stormwater management, and wetlands constuction and evaluation. In addition, expert advice guides readers through important considerations such as material life cycle analysis, environmental impacts, site security, hazard control, environmental restoration and remediation, and accessibility.


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List of Great Landscape Architecture Publications to purchase

Landscape Architecture Publications you should have or at least check out:

High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC

This is a brand new release (Jan 2011). From “High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC is the first document of its kind in the nation: a comprehensive, municipal primer for sustainable parks and open space. The product of a unique partnership between the New York-based nonprofit Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the Guidelines cover every aspect of creating sustainable parks, from design to construction to maintenance, and feature hundreds of best practices for managing soil, water, and vegetation resources, as well as dozens of full color photos and illustrations. The Guidelines will become an indispensible reference for anyone working on Parks projects-from designers to contractors to community groups-and will revolutionize how New York City’s open spaces are designed, built, and used.”


The Best Reference Books to have on your shelf:

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)


Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape (CourseSmart)


Site Engineering for Landscape Architects

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses



Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia


Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors, Second Edition

Design with Nature (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design)



Native Trees Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America: A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers

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