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Posted in CITIES, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, NOW, PRESERVATION, LEISURE, tagged Dan Kiley, Florida, Kiley Garden, Laurie Potier-Brown, catering, Tampa, Timothy Schuler on Sep 30, 2021 | Leave a comment ”

Floridians are mobilizing to restore a rare landscape by Dan Kiley, starting with 800 trees.

On June 17, 1988, life changed for Laurie Potier-Brown, ASLA. She lived in Tampa, Florida, and worked in marketing while pursuing an MBA. His company’s offices were located downtown, near the new NationsBank tower, Harry Wolf’s now iconic concrete silo of an office building. That Friday, during his lunch break, Potier-Brown ventured into the park which had just opened at the same time as the building. She walked under the plexiglass-bottomed canal and through the cool leafy garden, and as she strolled through the grove of blossoming crepe myrtles and listened to the “gurgling water flowing in the gullies”, Potier-Brown says she decided to give up everything – her marketing job, her MBA – and become a landscape architect.

Thirty years later, Potier-Brown was part of a group working to restore the park which had profoundly changed his career. Today it is known as Kiley Garden in honor of its lead designer, the famous modernist Dan Kiley, although to those who remember the garden is barely recognizable. Its 800 crepe myrtles have disappeared, as well as its paths of sabal palms. The brightfield channel has been removed and the reflective pools that we once crossed have been paved. “They literally park cars where the reflective pools used to be,” says Christian Leon, director of a local non-profit organization and supporter of garden restoration. “There is a whole parking lot below! (Following…)

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Posted in ART, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, GARDENS, ONLINE ONLY, PHOTOGRAPHY, LEISURE, VIEWS, tagged art, Art Director Cup, Glenstone, Maryland, Museum, Potomac, PWP on Sep 28, 2021 | Leave a comment ”

The things our art director Chris McGee hated leaving out in the current issue of LAM.

Photo by Iwan Baan.

From “Worlds Away” by Glenn Dixon in the September 2021 issue, about PWP’s Glenstone Museum outside of Washington, DC, which makes its art and landscape a monument.

–CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

As always, you can purchase this issue from Landscape architecture magazine in more than 250 bookstores, including many university and independent stores, as well as at Barnes & Noble. You can also purchase unique digital issues for just $ 5.25 from Zinio or order unique copies of the printed issue from ASLA. Annual subscriptions for LAM are $ 59 for print and $ 44.25 for digital. Our subscription page has more information on subscription options.

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Posted in CITIES, CLIMATE, ECOLOGY, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, ONLINE ONLY, PLANNING, RESEARCH, RESILIENCE, STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY, WATER, tagged Alaska, Arctic Design Group, Arctic Research Center, grant, native, Leena Cho , Matthew Jull, National Science Foundation, University of Virginia, Urban, Utqiagvik September 23, 2021 | Leave a comment ”

View of Utqiaġvik, Alaska and the Chukchi Sea in February 2020. Photo by Chengxin Sha / Arctic Design Group, 2020.

Federally funded research will help establish a baseline on how to build in the Arctic.

In Alaska, beyond the Arctic Circle in the borough of North Slope, indigenous communities practice subsistence whaling. To store whale meat, tribal communities dig ice caves in the permafrost, a major infrastructural feat because a 50-ton whale can feed thousands of people. But as climate change melts the permafrost, cellars break down, causing food to deteriorate. Studies have indicated that climate change may be a factor, but soil conditions and development above cellars are also causing warming and potential failure. “We keep it in trust for the community,” says Gordon Brower, director of North Slope Borough Planning and Community Services and a member of the Iñupiaq Aboriginal community. “To keep this type of meat safe and healthy, we need to assess our earthen storage shelters.”

How could designers increase the cooling capacity of ice cellars in a way that supports Indigenous traditions, while addressing the Arctic’s position on the front lines of climate change? This question is only part of the research funded by the National Science Foundation by the Arctic Research Center at the University of Virginia, aimed at collecting data to determine the design parameters of Arctic infrastructure at a a time of expanding development and climate change, says Leena Cho, a lecturer in landscape architecture at AVU. Cho, his partner Matthew Jull, associate professor of architecture, and a team of UVA researchers will install aquatic, weather and geotechnical sensors in the North Slope Borough town of Utqiagvik. This data will help Cho and Jull formulate guidelines for height, shape, materials and foundations of buildings, as well as broader planning concerns in the Arctic. (Following…)

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Posted in CITIES, CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, HISTORICAL LANDSCAPES, HISTORY, MEMORIAL, NEW YORK CITY, ONLINE ONLY, SHORE, STUDENTS, tagged Anjelica Gallegos, Art Director’s Cut, indigenous, memorial, SHORE, Staten Island on September 21, 2021 | Leave a comment ”

The things our art director Chris McGee hated leaving out in the current issue of LAM.

Image by Angélica S. Gallegos.

From Jonathan Lerner’s “Reappearing Act” in the September 2021 issue, on Anjelica Gallegos’ plan to revive a memorial to Indigenous peoples on the shores of Staten Island.

–CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

As always, you can purchase this issue from Landscape architecture magazine in more than 250 bookstores, including many university and independent stores, as well as at Barnes & Noble. You can also purchase unique digital issues for just $ 5.25 from Zinio or order unique copies of the printed issue from ASLA. Annual subscriptions for LAM are $ 59 for print and $ 44.25 for digital. Our subscription page has more information on subscription options.

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Posted in CITIES, CLIMATE, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, PEOPLE, REGION, RESILIENCE, SHORELINE, WATER, tagged climate change, floods, Hurricane Ida, New Orleans, New York, SCAPE on September 17, 2021 | Leave a comment ”

Designers from SCAPE’s New Orleans and New York offices talk about the lessons of Hurricane Ida, in and out of the office.

Damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Pointe-aux-Chênes, Louisiana, where SCAPE volunteers are joining forces with recycling Glass Half Full organization to help with cleaning. Photo by Liz Camuti.

In early September, a few days after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana up the east coast, three designers from SCAPE Studio met on Zoom to chat with Landscape architecture magazine Acting editor Jennifer Reut on the aftermath of Ida. SCAPE’s practice has long focused on coastal resilience and sea level rise, but Ida’s dual impact on New Orleans (August 29) and New York (September 1) was the first time that designers at both offices were experiencing catastrophic flooding from the same storm. The aftermath of Hurricane Ida provided an opportunity to reflect on what is changing and what is not in the profession and the public’s understanding of climate-induced disasters.

There were John Donnelly, ASLA, the Technical Director of SCAPE, who had recently moved to New Orleans to work in the SCAPE office there. Studio director Chris Barnes, ASLA, had founded the New Orleans office when he returned home to Louisiana, and design director Gena Wirth, ASLA, called from SCAPE’s New York office. This is an excerpt from the conversation that took place on September 10. The full interview will appear in Landscape architecture magazine in November 2021. (Following…)

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Posted in ASLA, EDUCATION, FEATURES, PERMITS, PEOPLE, PRACTICE, REGULATIONS, tagged health, legislation, Licensure, right to work, safety, Stephen Zacks, welfare on September 14, 2021 | 4 comments »

As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will make selected stories available to readers in Spanish.

The State of Virginia has regulated landscape architecture as a profession since 1980, certifying practitioners through its professional professional agency. In 2010, landscape architecture became a licensed profession in the state.

A few bills attempted to deregulate or reduce the level of regulation to certification, but none of them managed to get out of the legislative committee. Around 2011, then Republican Governor Robert McDonnell set up a commission to eliminate regulations in general, including for professions such as landscape architecture and interior design. ASLA Virginia Chapter members persuaded the governor to remove landscape architects from the list.

Robert McGinnis, FASLA, associate director at Kennon Williams Landscape Studio and a member of the Virginia ASLA branch government affairs committee, says interior designers and landscape architects are being targeted because people don’t know what they are doing . “They see the word landscape and think we are putting trees in the ground.” (Following…)

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Posted in ART, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, FEATURES, GARDENS, ONLINE ONLY, PHOTOGRAPHY, LEISURE, VIEWS, tagged Glenstone, Maryland, Museum, Potomac, PWP, sculpture on Sep 9, 2021 | Leave a comment ”

The things our art director Chris McGee hated leaving out in the current issue of LAM.

Courtesy of the Glenstone Museum.

From “Worlds Away” by Glenn Dixon in the September 2021 issue, about PWP Landscape Architecture’s Glenstone Museum outside of Washington, DC, where landscapes that change with the seasons complement the monumental sculpture.

–CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

As always, you can purchase this issue from Landscape architecture magazine in more than 250 bookstores, including many university and independent stores, as well as at Barnes & Noble. You can also purchase unique digital issues for just $ 5.25 from Zinio or order unique copies of the printed issue from ASLA. Annual subscriptions for LAM are $ 59 for print and $ 44.25 for digital. Our subscription page has more information on subscription options.

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