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Project Portfolio: Flat-out beautiful

May 2, 2014By

When an unusually flat site threatened to consume the view of the yard, the homeowners let the design team take some risks—and were rewarded with an outdoor space that’s the envy of the neighborhood. Brian Cossari, ASLA, a landscape architect for Wilton, Conn.-based Hoffman Landscapes, and his team were faced with a daunting challenge: The owners of a stately colonial... read more

ECI onboards Bobby Markowitz as senior landscape architect

December 11, 2013By

Ecological Concerns (ECI) and Central Coast Wilds Nursery, in Santa Cruz, Calif., welcomed landscape architect Bobby Markowitz, ASLA. Since 1990, Markowitz ‘s firm Earthcraft Landscape Design has designed landscapes using water-wise design and rainwater catchment systems. Incorporating his skills and expertise, ECI expects to be better able to address design issues critical to the important topic of water conservation in... read more

SITES certifies three new projects

November 27, 2013By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has certified three new projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes. The newly certified projects are Shoemaker Green, a university green space in Philadelphia that received two stars; Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C., which received three stars; and Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, which... read more

ASLA survey IDs Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

February 19, 2013By
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WASHINGTON—American homeowners increasingly are drawn to adding outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreation on their properties, according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The results also show demand for both sustainable and low-maintenance design. Landscape architects who specialize in residential design across the country were asked to rate the expected... read more

ASLA joins EPA ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign

February 19, 2013By

WASHINGTON—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign by enabling the power management, or sleep mode, on its computers and monitors. This simple step will help reduce the nation’s growing demand for electricity, save organizations money and help fight global warming. If all office computers and monitors... read more

ASLA, National Park Service celebrate Year of Public Service

February 6, 2013By
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WASHINGTON—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program have renewed a collaborative partnership that will celebrate ASLA’s Year of Public Service. Under this partnership, ASLA’s local chapters will volunteer in their communities to provide technical assistance for such outdoor resources as trails, bike paths, and other recreation facilities. In 2000,... read more