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SandRidge Energy Commons Landscape Complete

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It’s finished! Or at least the first phase is completed, and we’re very excited to share some photographs by Scott Shigley of the landscape design at SandRidge Energy’s headquarters in… Read More >

McGovern Centennial Gardens Project in Hermann Park Breaks Ground

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Today, the Hermann Park Conservancy in Houston, TX breaks ground on its largest project ever, the McGovern Centennial Gardens.  Hoerr Schaudt’s design for the gardens transforms 15 acres of the… Read More >

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Garden Blooms

Posted on by Alison Strickler

It’s Spring in Des Moines, Iowa. Last autumn, Nick Fobes posted a bit on what it took to complete the World Food Prize garden. Last weekend, we sent a photographer… Read More >

When Designing Planters, Remember the Plants

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Every now and then in our travels we get a kick out of finding design solutions that are at the opposite pole of how we approach something. So as… Read More >

A Green Roof Threesome

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  We’re excited that the Illinois Chapter of the ASLA just awarded its highest honor for our design of three green roofs at one of the largest mixed-use complexes on… Read More >

Uptown Normal Wins Smart Growth Achievement Award from U.S. EPA

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  We are very pleased to announce that our firm’s project, Uptown Normal Circle, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a Smart Growth Achievement award, which… 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 >

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 >

New Designs and Landscape Emphasis for Buckhead Atlanta Development

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Several weeks ago we posted about what makes a great urban street.   This week, partner Douglas Hoerr had the chance to show some of these ideas to press gathered… Read More >

Vertical Greening in Cities: Patrick Blanc Lectures in Chicago

Posted on by Erich Sprague

  The renowned botanist and designer Patrick Blanc’s work seemingly defies logic; entire gardens grow vertically without soil, and stand out dramatically against the traditional facades of the city. Blanc… Read More >

Don’t Park Here: It’s Park(ing) Day

Posted on by Alison Strickler

  Did you see anyone participating in Park(ing) Day today, the annual event where participants take over a metered parking space to create a mini-park (or something like it) for… Read More >

Designing an Urban Garden for Kids

Posted on by Jeff Mis

  It’s no secret that as Landscape Architects we are always looking for new ways to engage people in landscapes.  Many of the projects we do focus on getting people… 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 >

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 >

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