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ASLA announces newest honors recipients

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Tuesday announced its 2017 honors recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest awards ASLA presents each year. The honors will be presented at the president’s dinner on October 23, held during the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 20–23, in Los Angeles.

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Innovative STEM partnership builds stormwater garden designed by and for students at Philly high school

In December 2015, the CH2M Foundation awarded a grant to The Nature Conservancy to develop the STEM education pilot project at W.B. Saul High School’s campus in Philadelphia. The goal of the partnership is twofold: To increase student interest in green STEM careers through access to mentors and project-based learning in the fields of science and engineering, and to engage the school community around the value of green infrastructure solutions that create healthier urban environments such as the rain garden that students, teachers and volunteers installed Wednesday.

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ASLA Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget Proposal

“Our recent actions include the May 15 submittal of a letter signed by nearly 2,000 landscape architects and other supporters urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to change course and work to continue federal carbon reduction programs and regulations, fund scientific research and make it accessible to the American people, and honor the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.”

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ASLA elevates 23 members to the Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated 23 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2017. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

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Registration Opens for 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles

The annual meeting is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. The 2017 theme, “Common Ground,” reflects how landscape architects design common areas—including streets, parks, markets and gardens—where people meet and interact, creating and celebrating community, according to ASLA President Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA.

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ASLA Survey: Landscape architecture firms report subdued conditions

Business conditions flattened for landscape architecture firms during the first three months of 2017, according to the newest American Society of Landscape Architects’ Business Quarterly survey. During the first quarter of this year, firms reported a dip in billable hours and hiring plans, while inquiries for new work picked up from the previous quarter.

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BarberMcMurry architects and Shepley Bulfinch announce opening of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital expansion

BarberMcMurry architects (BMa) and Shepley Bulfinch are pleased to announce the official opening of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Surgery and NICU addition and renovations. Located in Knoxville, the new $75 million, 271,121 SF tower houses a 14-room surgery platform, multi-specialty outpatient clinics, and a 44-room all-private neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to meet the growing demand for pediatric health services in the region. This expansion and the accompanying renovation of vacated space in the old building fulfills the goals of Children’s Hospital’s strategic master plan, significantly upgrading its facilities and enhancing Children’s Hospital’s visibility as the region’s only comprehensive pediatric center.

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Gothic Landscape to acquire Terra Pacific Landscape

Gothic Landscape, one of the largest privately owned landscape companies in North America, yesterday announced it has acquired Orange County, California-based Terra Pacific Landscape, one of the premier landscape service providers to Class A commercial properties in Southern California.

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The $50 million Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business embodies the next evolution in business school design. The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects. Photo: © Kevin Scott

The $50 million Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business embodies the next evolution in business school design. The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects. Photo: © Kevin Scott

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