Halprin, the tribal elder of American landscape architecture

Lawrence Halprin, 93 passed away earlier this week. A great landscape architect who designed hundreds of projects throughout his 60 year career and was famous for such designs as the Roosevelt Memorial, Ghirardelli Square, a 1.5-mile walkway overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem; a new pedestrian approach to Yosemite Falls.

The New York Times quoted Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation as saying in relation to Halprin:

“He almost single-handedly reclaimed the city as the purview of the landscape architect,”

Read more about Lawrence Halrpins career at
NYTimes.com – Lawrence Halprin, Landscape Architect, Dies at 93

Washington Post – Urban projects won wide acclaim for American landscape architect

San Francisco Chronicle – Lawrence Halprin – landscape architect

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West Harlem Piers Park opens in NY City

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber today joined community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of West Harlem Piers Park. The $20 million, two-acre park connects West Harlem to the Hudson River greenway and features a docking pier, a fishing pier, bicycle and pedestrian paths and landscaped open space.”

SOURCE: City of New York

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Congratulations to new members of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects

PRC Board Exam Results reports

“The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 11 out of 22 passed the Landscape Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Landscape Architecture in Manila this March 2009.

Registration for membership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects, Inc. (PALA) will start on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

Following is the list of Successful Applicants:

AGUNDAY, RICHARD PIA
APALIS, CHARISSE SINAY
BASMAN, ANNA TALIA SUMANDE
BUENAVENTURA, BERNARD CALICA
CABALLERO, GABRIEL VICTOR AVES
GONZALES, ROMULO JR ANCUELO
LICERIO, LOU VINCENT CACAPIT
NADAL, CATHE DESIREE SUAN
PACTAO, NIÑO JESS TAGUM
REYES, GEORGINA EMILY VELASCO
REYES, KRISTOFFERSON PRADO”

SOURCE: Landscape Architects Board Exam Results for March 2009 » PRC Board Exam Results

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Group presents recommendations on improving Port Angeles – Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Daily News reports

“Creating a presence of both Port Angeles and the downtown area would be one way to create a more inviting city, a group of architects told Port Angeles leaders and citizens on Wednesday night.

Carol Mayer-Reed, Portland, Ore.-based landscape architect as a member of the consultant team.

read the full article @ the Peninsula Daily News – Group presents recommendations on improving Port Angeles

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