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Houston’s Memorial Park Accelerates Visionary Plan with $70 Million Gift from Kinder Foundation

With a focus of creating the best urban park in America, Houston’s Kinder Foundation has granted $70 million to fast-track Memorial Park’s Master Plan, one of the nation’s largest and most distinguished restorations directed by Memorial Park Conservancy, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and Uptown Development Authority. Landscape architectural firm, Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), led the Master Plan’s design in 2015; incorporating vast public and stakeholder input as well as expert consults from ecological, biological, and conservation scientists. 

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ASLA Elevates 31 Members to the Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 31 members as Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

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Stantec awarded design and engineering for Albany Skyway, the region’s first elevated linear park

Capitalize Albany Corporation, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the City of Albany, has selected Stantec to complete initial design and engineering for the Albany Skyway, the region’s first elevated park. Once complete, this transformative project will serve as a vital connection between Albany’s downtown, Arbor Hill and Warehouse District neighborhoods and the Hudson River waterfront.

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American Academy in Rome Partners with Longwood Gardens on Designing Water

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) and Longwood Gardens are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Designing Water, a two-day symposium that explores the relationship of design and water across time, space, and scale. Created for professionals involved in the designing, planning, and managing of water systems, Designing Water brings together academic leaders and world-renowned design practitioners from Asia, Europe, and North America. Each presenter will bring their local perspectives to truly global interests and concerns—such as ecology, aesthetics, meaning, and public space—as they assemble at Longwood Gardens in the picturesque Brandywine Valley, immediately preceding the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in Philadelphia.

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World Peace Gardens to Launch Its Next Site in Algiers

The Algiers Peace Garden will adhere to the principles of permaculture to encourage the natural abilities of the plants in the garden to nurture, renew, and propagate themselves. The garden will thus include perennial plants and trees, reduce digging to a minimum, minimize the need for irrigation, and be fully free from the use of chemicals or fertilizers. In this way, the species present in the garden will reflect the principles of human peace—different varieties living and growing together to protect one another from problems they would otherwise encounter.

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CRJA-IBI Group Receives World Architecture News 2017 Landscape Award

CRJA-IBI Group is proud to announce that it has received the World Architecture News 2017 Landscape Award for its landscape architectural design of North Bank Bridge Park in Boston, Charlestown, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Selected from a shortlist of six international finalists, the award recognizes the North Bank Bridge Park project for reclaiming the post-industrial riverfront area in the vicinity of Boston’s Zakim Bridge and transforming it into a vibrant public park.

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Design Tips for Landscape Architecture in the Spring

Spring is here! For some, springtime can represent the start of something new and a period of revitalization. To that end, some architects may be considering new ideas for landscape design in order to spice up building exteriors. Creating an eye-catching landscape can sometimes prove challenging. However, spring can be a fantastic way to start anew with fresh ideas, beautiful colors, and new architecture.

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Unveils North Druid Hills Campus Plans

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta unveiled the proposed master plan for its new North Druid Hills Campus, which includes a replacement hospital, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, support buildings and more than 20 acres of greenspace and miles of walking trails and paths on site. Architecture and landscape design firms HKS and HGOR, Inc. worked with Children’s to take advantage of the acreage and views afforded by the campus’s location.

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"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

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