Botanical Garden

The Naples Botanical Garden in southwest Florida is not just a pretty plant museum. strong advocates for these sorts of amenities. Not only did Schaal apply this thinking to his own work, but Holley had him brainstorm ideas for activating other parts of the garden as well. Of course, this doesn't mean Holley thinks botanic gardens should abandon their more traditional educational role. This feeling tliat you can create gardens that are fun and funky (and maybe a little silly sometimes) doesn't...

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation is raising awareness of notable designed landscapes and the individuals who created them. By Daniel Jost, ASLA HEN IN 1958) my architectural college hired a young landscape architect from California named Richard Haag to teach its would-be designers, there were few books on the shelves of our library that he could ask us to read remembered Laurie Olin, fasla, last fall, at a conference sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The story of...

Heavy Metal

An arboretum casts roots in a leading role. ARBORETUMS aim to celebrate trees, so there's no better place for sculptor Steve Tobin to exhibit 17 of his Steelroots sculptures than the Morton Arboretum, west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. lam doing the same thing, except I'm using sculpture and you don't liave to water mine, Tobin says. I make icons (if nature. The pieces are idealized versions of roots diat incorporate figures and symbols, allowing the open lines of the pieces to be energized by...

Game On

Keita takahashi, a creator of innovative video games, has turned his hand to designing a playground in Britain. The site, part of the 19th-century Wood-thorpe Grange Park in Nottingham, was chosen by Takahashi for its sloping topography. Hie playground will join the park's tropical hothouse, playing fields, formal gardens, and other visitor attractions. Though it's still in an early phase of development, the play area, says Iain Simons, a United Kingdom video game festival organizer who...

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I architects to work together on the master plan and develop individ- a ual gardens that would have a unique feel the Millennium Park approach. I iolley enlisted Schaal Truskowski Raymond Jungles, S FASLA Ellin Goetz, FASLA and Made Wijaya to design thegardens, and he hired LakelFlato to design a new visitor's center. Holley says quite a bit of time was spent orienting the design team to the area. So often, the temptation in Florida is to be of somewhere else, says Goetz, whose firm, Goetz +...

Moving Cooler

An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cambridge Systematics, Inc. This report offers hard facts and describes the science behind the significant, long-term impact that various transportation and land use strategies can have on improving the environmental quality of areas. Land use is one of nine categories ot strategies considered by Moving Cooler, and the effectiveness of each strategy in cutting greenhouse gas emissions is measured against a baseline...

Board Of Trustees President

Scott, FAS LA president-elect Jonathan M tidier. FAS LA immediate past president Angela D. Dye, FASLA vice presidents Pamela T. Blough, AS LA Gary A. Brown, FASLA Brian*,). Dougherty, FASLA Mark A. Focht, FASLA Richard S. Hawk , FASLA Stephanie V, Landregan, ASLA executive vice president IVancy C. Soiuerville, Honorary ASLA secretary Mary L. Hanson, Honorary ASLA treasurer Michael O'Brien trustees Ellis L. Antnnez, FASLA Caron N. Beard, ASLA Hunter L. Beckllam, ASLA Donald E. Benson,...

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Circular Landscape Architecture

The circular benches for viewing the river, meant co symbolize the skaters' lines and the Olympic rings, did lose their intended look among the tents and temporary walkways. The prominent runnels that carry water from the roof and the walkways co the water treatment ponds were active during the rainy first week of the Games, and the trash they picked up was unsight ly, collecting at the ends of each runnel. The showcase elements of the venue, the net sculptures and red boardwalks over the water...

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(Continuedfrom Page 140) Not only were numerous tents located outside the new building, but the sice instantly becameatop attraction for the millions of visitors clamoring to get a view of the Olympic cauldron. Unbeknownst to site designer Bruce Hemstock of Vancouver's PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc., his open plaza was chosen as the home of the flame. Literally thousands of people at any given time were pushing to get a view and a picture of it. Unfortunately, the Olympics organizers...

The Bench Place To Relax

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Steam Drawing

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Shrubs And Woody Ground Covers

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Landscape Architects and the Vancouver Olympics I enjoyed the article describing the work of Vancouver landscape architects in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. However one interesting fact was missed. I prepared the master plan for Whistler Village. The master plan included writing the architectural program for ail of the village buildings that regulated mass, form, and function to ensure the creation of view corridor's and the maximization of sunlight into public spaces. This work...