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Landscape Architecture Magazine March 2015

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3 min.
backyard bait

SUNNIVA ROCKING CHAIR The ergonomic curves of the Sunniva Rocking Chair support your back while you rock. Designed by Brian Boggs of Brian Boggs Chairmakers, the rocker is part of the Sunniva Outdoor Collection, which includes a dining chair, an armchair, a settee, a swing and swing stand, and a cocktail table. The rocking chair is made from mahogany and secured with aircraft aluminum bands. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.BRIANBOGGSCHAIRMAKERS.COM. AGORA PLANTER COLLECTION Cliff Garten, ASLA, has partnered with Quick Crete Products to create the Agora Collection, which includes five Agora Planters—Fluo, Arris, Taxo, Shinness, and Solis (pictured)—as well as a line of site furnishings called Shear that includes a bench, a table, a waste container, a bike rack, and a bollard. The collaboration between Garten and QCP began when they worked together on…

13 min.
the drought will tell

Consider this a new model for a California native garden: wild enough to suggest natural beauty, disciplined enough to fit into suburban surroundings, and low maintenance enough to deserve praise for sustainability. Installed on the cusp of California’s latest extreme drought, the landscape for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, in the Silicon Valley town of Los Altos, was designed for a future of scarcer water. This is not some cold, cookie-cutter landscape around a tilt-up building that is typical of high-tech urgency and efficiency. It was designed to exemplify the foundation’s dedication to global environmental conservation as well as its deep local roots— the late David Packard, cofounder of Hewlett-Packard, lived on an apricot ranch in Los Altos Hills. Joni Janecki, ASLA, and her firm, Joni L. Janecki & Associates, fulfilled…

2 min.
leadership circle

Special thanks to the American Society of Landscape Architects for their annual in-kind support of over $100,000. BENEFACTOR Landscape Forms PATRON Civitas EDSA HOK IRONSMITH Sasaki Associates TBG Partners ValleyCrest Design Group ADVOCATE Aquatic Design & Engineering Paul Bambauer Robert & Carolyn Belden Burton Landscape Architecture Studio Mark Dawson Design Workshop Forum Studio Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Hunter Industries James Corner Field Operations Mia Lehrer Bill Main Jacinta McCann Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. Mithun OLIN PWP Landscape Architecture Ruppert Landscape SvR Design Company SWA Group Wallace Roberts & Todd PARTNER Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects Graham Landscape Architecture Adam Greenspan Jacobs Mathews Nielsen Forster Ndubisi The Office of James Burnett Rain Bird Reed Hilderbrand Associates Sweeney & Associates ASSOCIATE !melk Alta Planning + Design Altamanu Anchor QEA April Philips Design Works Frank Arentowicz & Sara Nichols J. Dwane Baumgardner BNIM Brown, Richardson & Rowe Bruce Dees & Associates Robert Chipman CMG Landscape Architecture Columbia Green Technologies Conservation Design Forum Corvus Design C. Christopher Degenhardt Barbara Deutsch Christopher Dimond dlandstuidio architecture + landscape architecture Thomas Donnelly Barbara Faga Kathleen Garcia GGLO GLS Landscape | Architecture Halvorson Design Partnership Hart Howerton Hewitt Architects, Inc. Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company KPB ARCHITECTS LAND COLLECTIVE LandDesign Landscape…

1 min.
bucket book

The Gardener’s Garden, conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors (Phaidon Press, 2014; $79.95), is a mammoth collection of more than 250 gardens from around the world ranging from the bizarre to the classic. The list, created by an international panel of garden experts, is a diverse mix of historic, modern, private, public, and just about every other classification you can think of. The book’s bare-bones design allows the gardens to speak for themselves, and the layout, arranged by region and country, visually builds a narrative of core historical and influential trends common to the respective countries. Although the book is a tad disproportionately stacked with American and European gardens, the examples chosen for the other regions easily hold their own. THE GARDENER’S GARDEN, CONCEIVED AND EDITED BY PHAIDON EDITORS , £49.95…

1 min.
head counts

NUMBER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS BY STATE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS PER CAPITA When you have more states with licensure for landscape architecture (all 50 now since 2010), you can expect growing numbers of landscape architects. In January, Julia Lent, ASLA’s managing director of government affairs, counted, as she does every couple of years, the names of resident licensees on each state’s licensure rolls and found there are currently 16,436 landscape architects in the United States. That’s an increase of 1,359 licensees (or 9 percent) over 2008. If you factor out Colorado, New Hampshire, and Vermont, which were later to licensure, the increase was 6 percent since 2008. Of 35 states with an increase, 19 had an increase of 10 percent or greater. By contrast, the number of architects has risen 3.3 percent since 2008;…

10 min.
diy, kiddo

“There is poop going into the East River,” the teacher says, sprinkling black specks onto a cutaway model consisting of buildings, streets, and sewer pipes. It is week three of design class at P.S. 15, the Roberto Clemente School, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and a group of third graders is participating in the New York City Playgrounds Program, which, led by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), transforms asphalt inner-city schoolyards into community parks. The teacher, Maddalena Polletta, who is TPL’s participatory design educator, is describing how storms can overwhelm New York City’s combined stormwater–sewer system and cause it to overflow. Seated around Polletta in a semicircle, the children are wide-eyed. “Your playground is impervious, which means that nothing can get through,” Polletta explains, using the model to demonstrate how…