I spent this past week in Liverpool attending the 2010 UK Landscape Conference, the annual event for Landscape Institute, where I had been invited to give a keynote address. In all honesty, I came to this event with the expectation that it would be very similar to an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual… Read more »
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I had a good talk with Jez Abbot from Horticulture Week about how the British export of its traditional landscape has been so successful that there is little interest in landscapes that are appropriate to its time and space. People are accustomed to boxwood and lush lawns as a designed space, so much that the… Read more »
In the January issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, I was fortunate to have my opinion about the state of our profession included on the back page. You can read my essay on the ASLA blog The Dirt. I’m thrilled that the post has spurred a few comments and here is my response to those: While… Read more »
I recently sat down with Michael Hammond from “This Week” with World Architecture News to talk about the significant role that landscape architecture plays in the urban environment. In cities, our contribution to the public realm is essential to cities that people want to work, socialize, recreate and live in. Landscape is a strong system… Read more »
Earlier this week ULI awarded our Beijing Finance Street project with their Award of Excellence. Beijing Finance Street is a 3.36 million-square-meter (36.2 million-sf) mixed-use development that features offices, luxury hotels, retail space, and apartments organized around a meandering central park. For me, this award is confirmation of the importance of this project type. ULI… Read more »
Just wanted to share the Video from SWA’s 50th anniversary which we did a couple years ago here in San Francisco. The spirit of the event was public outreach and education about public space and landscape. Please take a couple minutes and view the ‘planting seeds‘ video. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.