Landscape architect Scape Design Associates has been appointed to create a new public square in a major west London shopping area after beating shortlisted rivals Gillespies and Burns & Nice. The design will be developed with continued public consultation for planning application.
IMAGE SOURCE: King Street Regeneration
Michael Spencer, ASLA, is a landscape architect with 25 years experience who recently wrote an article in the Naples Daily News giving an outline of the profession and its wide scope. He also gives some advice on how to become an Landscape Architect and also licensing. Michael concludes with why someone should hire an LA?
Michael writes in one paragraph
As I listen to this fine music, there’s something on my mind for some time, so let’s take a small side trip. The topic? Just exactly what is a landscape architect (LA), anyway? What are the qualifications? What is the educational background?
To read more of the article go to the [SOURCE: Naples Daily News – Make it Green: What’s behind that MLA that gives a landscape architect expertise?]
It’s good to see a Landscape Architect in a newspaper highlighting the role of the profession. Maybe if your currently unemployed or underemployed it might be good idea to contact your local or city newspaper and offer to write an article about the profession.
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
“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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