Brett Lezon

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  • #158877

    Brett Lezon
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    Thank you all for the great recommendations! 

    #158883

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    Great ideas Brett and Ida!  Thank you!  

    #158886

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    Albert your recommendations are much appreciated!  I can’t wait to visit!  Thank you! 

    #158888

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    Thank you He and Jennifer! 

    #158980

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    I’m not aware of any industrial renovation projects similar to Duisburg in Chicago. 

    #158982

    Brett Lezon
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    Also, you may be interested in visiting Navy Pier.  Currently, it is a major tourist attraction and “hodge podge” of design.  However, it is the site of an international design competition.  As of now, they have narrowed the finalists down to five teams.  The winning team will be selected in late Feb 2012 to redesign Navy Pier.  Here’s a link to a brief article that examines the five teams.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-navy-pier-1124-20111124,0,4913912.story

    #158984

    Brett Lezon
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    That’s a great time of year to visit Chicago!  There will be lots of energy from the upcoming New Year.  Have a great time!  If you’re interested in an organized walking tour I’d recommend the Chicago Architecture Foundation http://www.architecture.org/ 

    #158986

    Brett Lezon
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    Here’s what I’d recommend for landscape architecture related projects.  Of course, Millennium Park/Lurie Garden.  In addition, Adams & Sangamon Park, Michigan Avenue streetscape (it is almost winter, but still nice!), Grant Park, Soldier Field Grounds (in the winter it serves many purposes, but is a popular sledding hill), Northerly Island Park, Lake Shore East Park, Aqua Tower + site (the project is by Jeanne Gang and has won numerous awards), Chicago Poetry Foundation building + site (just opened summer 2011).  I would recommend venturing to Lincoln Park, Lakeview, or Oak Park if you have time.  Lots of nice residences and smaller parks plus some Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Oak Park if you’re into that.  Also, Garfield Park Conservatory is great!  The fern room was designed by Jens Jensen.  Go to Portillo’s for lunch at 100 W Ontario St for hot dogs, italian beef, etc.  One of my favorite lunch destinations.  Have a great trip!  When are you visiting?

    #162038

    Brett Lezon
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    Garfield Park Conservatory–be careful of the surrounding area!  I wouldn’t recommend walking there from downtown, quite the walk!  

    Lakeshore East Park

    Lurie Garden

    Adams-Sangamon Park

    Ontario Street for nightlife/restaurants

    Modern Wing at Art Institute/Renzo Piano’s Bridge connecting Modern Wing to Lurie Garden

    Of course, Michigan Ave.

    Portillo’s

    Wendella Architecture Boat Tour/The night tour is highly recommended!

    Kayak Chicago/Guided kayak tour on the Chicago River.  Awesome experience from a different vantage point!

     

    If you have any questions let me know.  I grew up in the Chicagoland area and love the city!

     

    #163018

    Brett Lezon
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    Thank you for the responses!

    #166723

    Brett Lezon
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    Topos, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, Landscape Journal…

    There are several great publications! I’m sure others will provide you with additional ideas.

    #169789

    Brett Lezon
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    I’d recommend visiting Hoover Dam, City Center, Bellagio fountain show, The Mirage volcano eruption

    Visit both Fremont Street (Old Las Vegas/Downtown) and The Strip

    I was in Vegas late March and had a great time! Enjoy!

    #170511

    Brett Lezon
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    I’ve posted a variety of pictures from The Garfield Park Conservatory.

    #170513

    Brett Lezon
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    Garfield Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois

    I have pictures from Garfield Park Conservatory, I will post some to my Land8 account. The Garfield Park Conservatory is rather unique, I’d suggest reading more about the conservatory.

    #171937

    Brett Lezon
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    Good question. All of those schools have solid MLA programs. I know that The University of Washington offers a MLA in addition to a certificate in urban design. Ball State has a diverse MLA program. I would also look at a dual degree programs. Some universities offer the ability to work toward dual degrees. For example, MLA and MUD (Masters of Urban Design) or MLA and MUP (Masters of Urban Planning). If you want to go that route look at schools like Penn, Harvard, Georgia Tech. Also, look at schools such as Texas, Arizona State, and Berkeley.

    Hope this helps.

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