The Contemporary Austin Announces Finalists for Laguna Gloria Master Site Plan

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Louis Grachos, Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin, announces three internationally renowned landscape architects as finalists in creating a Master Site Plan for Laguna Gloria, Austin’s picturesque historic treasure.

The main stipulation in the Request for Qualifications was for the selected firm to develop a comprehensive Master Site Plan that fully incorporates the twelve acres of Laguna Gloria while laying the groundwork for the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park and respecting the existing historic 1916 Italianate Driscoll Villa, the fifty-year-old Art School, and the vibrant ecology of the site.

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ASLA announces 2013 Honors

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) today announced the 2013 Honors recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the Honors represent the highest awards ASLA presents each year.

2013 Honors List
ASLA Medal: Warren T. Byrd Jr., FASLA, will receive the ASLA Medal, the Society’s highest award for a landscape architect. Byrd taught full-time for 26 years at the University of Virginia, serving seven years as chair of the landscape architecture department.
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Reed Hilderbrand to redesign Speed Musuem landscape

89.3 WFPL reports

The landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand from Boston will redesign the Museum’s setting along South Third Street on the northwest corner of the University’s Belknap campus. At present the Speed hopes to be in a position to unveil the new master plan in Spring 2010. The Board of Governors has approved a $40 million capital campaign for the design, construction, furnishings, and endowment support.

Read more at the [SOURCE: 89.3 WFPL | Speed Museum Gets $10 Million Pledge]

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