Archinect - News 2017-08-18T12:27:09-04:00 Charles Birnbaum, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Gary Hilderbrand among 2017 ASLA Award honorees Justine Testado 2017-06-13T19:31:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T19:31:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="630" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects has&nbsp;bestowed their highest honors&nbsp;to&nbsp;a distinguished group of&nbsp;landscape architects,&nbsp;practices, and organizations&nbsp;in recognition of their influential contributions to the profession. This year's ASLA Award recipients include The Cultural Landscape Foundation founder&nbsp;Charles Birnbaum,&nbsp;Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies for the Community Service Award, to name a few.&nbsp;Winners will be honored at the president's dinner on&nbsp;October 23, during the&nbsp;2017 ASLA Annual Meeting &amp; EXPO in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>ASLA Medal: Charles Birnbaum&nbsp;</strong>- highest medal bestowed to an individual landscape architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo via The Cultural Landscape Foundation/Facebook.</em></p><p><strong>The Landscape Architecture Firm Award</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a> -&nbsp;</strong>in recognition of distinguished work that influences the profession</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Landscape architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Photo via GGN/Facebook.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>(Clockwise...</em></p> Landscape architecture firms report decline in billable hours and new gigs Julia Ingalls 2016-10-20T14:53:00-04:00 >2016-11-29T14:59:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest survey from ASLA, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Society of Landscape Architects</a>, reveals that the 188 landscape architecture firms that responded to the survey are planning to hire fewer people and seem to have fewer stable billable hours than they did the previous quarter. Only&nbsp;78.38 percent of surveyed firms reported stable billable hours for the third quarter of 2016, down from the previous quarter's&nbsp;82.67 percent. Check out the full report <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on architecture and economics:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index declines further; reflecting uncertainty over U.S. presidential election</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The era of aspirational pricing is over</a></li></ul> ASLA 2013 Student Excellence Award Winner: Natural Water as Cultural Water by Daniel Zhicheng Xu Justine Testado 2013-11-01T17:47:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:59-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel (Zhicheng) Xu, an undergraduate at Purdue University, recently won the ASLA 2013 Student Awards - Award of Excellence in the Analysis and Planning Category for his project "Natural Water as Cultural Water / A 30 Year Plan for Wabash River Corridor in Lafayette." The project is a stormwater management plan to achieve ecological and cultural resilience for the poor landscape conditions of the Wabash River in Lafayette, Indiana.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Top landscape architecture projects honored with ASLA 2013 Awards Justine Testado 2013-10-08T13:42:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T14:55:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced the list of the 2013 ASLA professional and student winners. The ASLA Awards honor the best public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from the U.S. and around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> “Brick Garden” by PBC+L Alexander Walter 2012-11-01T15:35:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:40:22-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North Carolina architects Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L) recently received a 2012 Certificate of Recognition from the NC chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their project, "Brick Garden," designed for the Triangle Brick Headquarters in Durham, NC.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #260 Nam Henderson 2012-04-16T22:45:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T08:10:02-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trust for the National Mall exhibited the final design concepts of the National Mall Design Competition last week....Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce, argued "It is really deplorable when all the renderings are depicting entertained crowds and happy go around shopping mall like experiences. The National Mall is much more meaningful when it houses 'people' voicing something in masses.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;offered up a report from SmartGeometry 2012 in Troy, New York.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SmartGeometry is an international community of academics and professionals who hold annual workshops and conference days at academic institutions around the world and the theme for this year (it&rsquo;s ninth) was Material Intensities</a>. This year featured clusters with titles like Bio-Responsive Building Envelopes, Gridshell Digital Tectonics, Reactive Acoustic Environments and Beyond Mechanics.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> The Trust for the National Mall exhibited the final design concepts of the National Mall Design Competition last week. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The concepts, created by the country&rsquo;s top designers including amongst others; snohetta; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ken Smith, Rogers Marvel and Peter Walker</a> re-envision three prominent National Mall locations: Constitution Gardens, Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater and Union Square. The winning designs, to be selected by a Jury of design experts, will be announced in May.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy...</a></p> Work Increasing for Landscape Architecture Firms, Survey Shows Alexander Walter 2011-07-28T18:56:04-04:00 >2011-07-29T09:55:12-04:00 <em><p>Three in four landscape architecture firm leaders reported steady or improving billable hours and inquiries in the Q2 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey. The national survey findings reflect continuing optimism for recovery in a key sector of the design and construction industry.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>