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The New Shanghai Natural History Museum

Posted on by Hoerr Schaudt

Hoerr Schaudt collaborated with Perkins + Will to design the landscape and public plazas of the new Shanghai Natural History Museum, an exciting new cultural institution that is currently under… Read More >

Optical Illusions and Landscape as Art

Posted on by Brett Weidl

During a recent trip to Houston, TX Jon Brooke and I were lucky enough to visit the newest art installation by James Turrell that recently opened at Rice University called:… Read More >

Garden Views – Inside/Outside

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Just some eye candy based on a theme today. Enjoy!          

Family Courtyard on the Lake

Posted on by Alison Strickler

This week, Architectural Record profiled a pair of family residences in Michigan’s Harbor Country for which we designed the landscape. Not surprisingly, the feature highlights photographs of the architecture, designed… Read More >

Holiday Reading List: Great Books on Landscape Architecture and Design

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Stumped on a gift for someone interested in landscape architecture, design, or garden design? Here are some of our faves, for a wide variety of skill levels and interests, ranging… Read More >

Realigned: How to ‘Move’ Architecture with Landscape Design

Posted on by Rick Reineke

  Historic campus quads require careful and often subtle design responses to balance heritage with contemporary demands. Earlier this fall, we completed a careful landscape ‘edit’ to the University of… Read More >

Entering the Garden Landscape: Garden Gates

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  I frequently hear the words ‘mystery’ and ‘sense of discovery’ used here as defining qualities that are important in a garden landscape, and creating an intriguing threshold is one… Read More >

News: World Food Prize Foundation Garden Opens to Public

Posted on by Nick Fobes

  News: World Food Prize Foundation Garden Opens to Public   This weekend, the World Food Prize Foundation opens the doors of the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates… Read More >

Through the Eyes of a Landscape Architect: Seattle’s Best

Posted on by Brett Weidl

    Over time, I’ve gradually learned to perfect my summer travels – meaning A LOT of walking, experiencing a city to the fullest by compiling a list of the… Read More >

Civic Landscapes: Places for People

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Last week, the city of Toronto mourned the death of a prominent and beloved political figure, Jack Layton.  The expression of that sorrow transformed Nathan Phillips Square, the vast,… Read More >

Survey: What was your favorite place to spend time on your college campus?

Posted on by Morgan Caputo

  Not long ago, we attended an event at the Society of College and University Planners that asked this question. The results surprised people in the room and we’d like… Read More >

What Makes a Great Urban Street?

Posted on by Morgan Caputo

  We recently had the opportunity to think about what makes a streetscape feel or be urban. As part of the exercise, several people from our office collected images of… Read More >

Notes on Landscape Design: Morningstar’s Green Roof Terrace

Posted on by Simon Prunty

  If you’ve ever shopped in 108 N. State at the corner of Washington and State, chances are you haven’t been aware that a green roof hovers above you about… Read More >

What’s Out There Weekend: Celebrating Chicago’s Landscape Heritage

Posted on by Peter Schaudt

  Landscape architecture is by nature, ephemeral. As designers we plan for this, designing for the moment of installation as well as for the changes that will occur as living… Read More >

Sustainability in the Landscape: Traditional Design and Green Solutions

Posted on by Jon Brooke

  As I looked through my issues of Green Source and other green-oriented publications last week, I kept thinking, “where is the traditional architecture?” Given the content of most green… Read More >