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Retrospective on Landscape Architect Dan Kiley

Posted on by Peter Schaudt

  As one of landscape architect Dan Kiley’s former mentees, I am thrilled to see The Cultural Landscape Foundation identify him as a visionary Modernist landscape architect in its upcoming… Read More >

Gardens and Walkways in the University of Chicago’s Main Quad

Posted on by Alison Strickler

Last week we received the great news that our work at the University of Chicago will be given a Design Excellence Award by the Society of College and University Planners… Read More >

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 >

Urban Garden Design for a Historic Home

Posted on by Alison Strickler

We’re very pleased that the Illinois Chapter of the ASLA will give an honor award next month to the redesigned garden at a historic urban property in Chicago’s Wicker Park… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Inspired by Travel: Outdoor Rooms in San Juan

Posted on by Steve Gierke

  My travels abroad are typically spent searching out parks and gardens. I love learning about local plant culture and photographing my finds. My recent trip to San Juan Puerto… 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 >