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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 >

Landcapes in Time-lapse

Posted on by Alison Strickler

As I’ve arranged for projects both old and new to be photographed this season, I’ve been thinking a lot about how time is a critical component in landscape design. My… Read More >

Patterned Landscapes

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Patterns on unexpected surfaces fascinate me endlessly. On a visit to the Lincoln Park Conservatory last week my biologist friend wowed me in the fern room by showing me a… Read More >

Garden Design, Runway Sublime: Photographic Landscape in Fashion

Posted on by Tiffany Danielle

“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.” – Henry David Thoreau, American Poet and Philosopher (1817-1862) Like all designers, I am always looking for new sources of creative… Read More >

3 Urban Landscape Cultural Events to Get You Through February

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Or am I the only one who has a problem with February? We’ve been tossing around announcements of upcoming events that intersect with landscape design in one way or another… 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 >

Green Transportation

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  No, I’m not talking about sustainable infrastructure, green alleys, hybrid cars or anything else like it. Inhabitat posted about UIC Art and Design graduate Joe Baldwin’s contribution to this year’s… 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 >

Inspired by Travel: Chinese Scholars’ Gardens

Posted on by Rob Gray

  Peter Schaudt and I recently returned from a trip to China where we are in the beginning stages of a project outside of the city of Ningbo. While on… Read More >

Surface Landscapes

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  It’s not uncommon to approach someone at the sink in our office kitchen and discover that what they’re ‘washing’ has no relation to food whatsoever. Samples of pebbles, slabs… 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 >

Vintage Fare: Finding Treasures at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Antiques and Garden Fair

Posted on by Tiffany Danielle

  I always look forward to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual Antiques and Garden Fair. Each spring vendors, aficionados and exhibitors bring thousands of unique classical and contemporary garden furnishings… Read More >

Creative Urban Greening: My Green City

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Ok, I admit it, I’m awed by the understated power of a Kindle, but I still love books. And a fabulous new book landed on my desk this morning… Read More >