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ASLA Unveils New Virtual Reality Video of Park in Dallas

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a virtual reality (VR) video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. The video takes viewers on a vivid journey through this park built over a highway. It is narrated by landscape architect James Burnett, FASLA, president of OJB Landscape Architecture, which designed the park. Created using…

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Vectorworks Launches Seminar, Social Event Series

12 October 2017 — Last month, Vectorworks released its 2018 version and hosted its third annual Design Summit. Now the company is headed across the U.S. with a series of FREE seminars and social events. Vectorworks product specialists and local users will be presenting on topics relevant to the architecture and landscape design industries. Each…

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ASLA Convenes Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change

16 September 2017 — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is convening a blue ribbon panel to make comprehensive public-policy recommendations for mitigating and adapting to climate change through resilient design. Composed of 11 experts from across various disciplines, the panel will make recommendations that will ultimately save lives and affordably protect cities from future natural…

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Vectorworks Releases Version 2018

16 September 2017 — Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has announced the English-version release of its 2018 Vectorworks software. The release includes Vectorworks® Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as Vision. New this year is BraceworksTM, a structural load analysis add-on module targeted to designers and riggers working on temporary…

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2017 Brick in Architecture Awards

The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards were presented to 35 winners in 19 states for outstanding and resilient design that incorporates clay brick. Judged by independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) premier design competition generated 91 entries this year with Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in eight categories.   The eight…

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Hardscaping and Landscape Architecture: Better Living Through Masonry

Everyone knows that Americans need to get outside and get active. Report after report shows that obesity and inactivity are making us sicker and shortening our lives. Despite all the studies and surveys, convincing us to shed our sedentary ways has proven to be a tough sell for health advocates. Masonry may be part of the solution, making the great outdoors a place where more of us want to be.…

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Hardscaping and Landscape Architecture: Ball State University’s Architecture Offering

While I was visiting Savannah, Ga., earlier this year, I was waiting to cross at an intersection when I spotted a girl wearing a t-shirt that said “architecture.” Being the inquisitive type, I asked her if she was studying architecture. She said that indeed she was, at Ball State University (BSU) in Muncie, Ind. Her mother, who was with her, explained that the young woman was studying landscape architecture and was in her first year. Because all of us were obviously on our way somewhere, I asked the student for her contact information so that I could ask some questions about her studies, and I gave her my business card.…

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Lighting the Way to Added Value

Good companies are always looking for ways to add value for their customers. The best ones are able to grow their business while doing it. Bahler Brothers, a design-build firm in Connecticut, has discovered that outdoor lighting adds substantial value to their masonry projects. Combining masonry and lighting extends the hours their customers can enjoy their outdoor living area. This was the case with a recent Bahler Brothers installation in Massachusetts that won a 2016 Hardscape North America Project Award in one of the residential categories.…

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Landscape Architecture Firms Report Subdued Conditions

According to the newest American Society of Landscape Architects’ Business Quarterly survey, business conditions flattened for landscape architecture firms during the first three months of 2017. Firms reported a dip in billable hours and hiring plans for the first quarter, while inquiries for new work picked up from the previous quarter. However, a comparison of multiple years…

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Licensure of Landscape Architects Now the Law in D.C.

April 10, 2017 — According to a press release from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), landscape architecture licensure is now law in the District of Columbia. On April 7, Law Number L21-0249 passed the final step of U.S. Congressional review and is now in the process of being implemented. Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president…

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