American Society of Landscape Architects

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Landscape Architecture Magazine

Landscape Architecture Magazine May 2019

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1 min.
brick is creative

Freedom Walkway connects a community When landscape architect Laurel Holtzapple got the assignment for Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, South Carolina, she needed plenty of creative latitude. She found it with our brick pavers. Using a red and cocoa running bond, Holzapple created a walkway winding past dazzling tile patterns, locally excavated stones and polished granite cylinders for seating. A basketweave pattern designates a gathering spot. It’s a space to walk, relax and connect. Holtzapple’s award-winning Freedom Walkway honors a moment in civil rights history with an inviting public concourse where Pine Hall Brick pavers join Rock Hill’s past with the present and the future. Ready to create with brick? Learn more at: AUTHENTIC CLAY PAVERS World’s largest supplier of clay pavers.…

2 min.
landscape architecture magazine

EDITOR Bradford McKee / ART DIRECTOR Christopher McGee / SENIOR EDITOR Jennifer Reut / COPY CHIEF Lisa Schultz / EDITORIAL DESIGN ASSISTANT Emily Cox / CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Brian Barth; Jessica Bridger; Sahar Coston-Hardy, Affiliate ASLA; Jonathan Lerner; Jane Margolies; Zach Mortice; Anne Raver; Timothy A. Schuler; Alex Ulam; James R. Urban, FASLA; Lisa Owens Viani EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Falon Mihalic, ASLA / ChairHaley Blakeman, ASLA / Vice President,CommunicationsCamille Applewhite, ASLABenjamin Boisclair, Associate ASLAKofi Boone, ASLAConner Bruns, Student ASLAKassandra D. Bryant, Student ASLAFarah Dakkak, International ASLAUjijji Davis, ASLAWilliam Green, ASLARobynne Heymans, Student ASLABrian Jencek, ASLADalton M. LaVoie, ASLAMaren McBride, ASLATobie E. Merrill, ASLACleve Larry Mizell, ASLAErin Monk-Tharp, ASLAForster O. Ndubisi, FASLACharles Kene Okigbo, ASLAFern Lan Siew, Associate ASLAKathleen Trejo, ASLA EDITORIAL Tel: 202-898-2444 PUBLISHER Michael D. O’Brien, Honorary ASLA / ADVERTISING SALES 202-216-2325 SENIOR SALES MANAGER Daryl Brach / SALES MANAGER Gregg Boersma / SALES MANAGER Kathleen Thomas…

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EMILY COX (“Combining Confluences,” page 192) is the editorial design assistant at LAM. Her e-mail is “A good drink has a way of bringing people together, but it’s not often that you see it support local environments, too. It was a lot of fun to hear about this kind of community collaboration with the ‘Local Cause’ craft beer project.” KATHARINE LOGAN (“Linked In,” page 66) is an award-winning writer based in the Pacific Northwest. She focuses on intersections of design, sustainability, and well-being. You can reach her at “More than a delightful proposal for improving pollinator habitat, Bergmann’s project is a meditation on the implications of civilization-scale design. Her grief for Earth’s increasing extinctions has resulted in a work of beauty and hope.” GOT A STORY? At LAM, we don’t know what we…

3 min.
up to here

The rivers are rising this spring. In the Missouri and Mississippi River Basins, the U.S. Geological Survey map showed dozens of stream gauges above flood stage in early April, many by eight to 10 feet. Farms and towns in the river bottoms of southeastern Nebraska and northwestern Missouri were once again inundated, and once again the people whose properties were underwater were pointing to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and, by extension, environmentalists for their plight. Last year, 372 plaintiffs along the Missouri River won a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the corps for “a taking of their land without just compensation.” When they first filed suit in 2014, the plaintiffs stated that their land had been “subjected to flooding during 5 of the last 7…

8 min.
no guarantees

We read with great interest, and much frustration, Andrew Lavallee’s article on plant warranties (“Life Insurance for Plants,” February). Lavallee brings up some very good observations regarding whether there is a need for warranties, and in our opinion, there is a need for contractors to warranty the plants they install, but there is so much more to the story. As is expected with articles in LAM, the perspective is from the eye of the landscape architect. The perspective is that the LA designs the project, presents it to the owner, and then bids out the work. In most cases, the lowest bid gets the job. The job gets built. And when problems arise, it goes back to the contractor. The installer’s perspective is that they did what they could for the…

3 min.
runoff report card

The Chesapeake Bay’s health has declined for the first time in a decade, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 2018 State of the Bay report. The foundation’s biennial assessment relies on monitoring data and field observations to determine how pollution is affecting the estuary’s water quality and habitat, and this time it gave the bay an overall score of 33, the equivalent of a D+. The primary cause for the decline, according to the report, was record-breaking rainfall in the region, particularly in 2018, which flushed high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and debris into the waterway. Sediment runoff and algal blooms, which deprive the water of oxygen as algae decays, have contributed to a decrease in water clarity as well. Even more worrisome, says Beth McGee, the foundation’s director of science…