When practicality outweighs the aesthetic

December 13, 2007,AEDT

The Seattle Department of Transportation is trying to figure out where new trees should be placed in medians along a stretch of Southwest Admiral Way to address sight-distance issues raised by the community. The medians were replaced as part of | Read More

Winners announced for Portland Courtyard Design Competition

December 12, 2007,AEDT

The City of Portland invited designers to produce design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. | Read More

People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEDT

A debate over whether UC Berkeley should sponsor an open competition to choose a new design for the historic site erupted after People’s Park Community Advisory Board member and architect Sam Davis suggested holding a competition last week. While some | Read More

Local Landscapers push for more work visas

December 9, 2007,AEDT

Mark Borst headed for Washington, D.C., last week, hoping to boost the flow of labor back and forth across the Mexican border. The president of Allendale-based Borst Landscape and Design Inc. was among 500 American businessmen lobbying their congressional representatives | Read More

Ecosystem equation

December 9, 2007,AEDT

Wal-Mart turned to landscape architectural and environmental consulting firm Earth Source Inc. To help Wal-Mart comply with environmental laws, Allen County-based Earth Source and related company Heartland Restoration Services Inc. designed and built a replacement wetland several times larger than | Read More

Public art: Who decides? — baltimoresun.com

December 9, 2007,AEDT

What is it about public art that sparks such passionate debate? It usually begins with a generous impulse: to honor a prominent citizen, beautify the city, show respect for the importance of art in our lives. But the process of | Read More

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