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2013 ASLA Class of Fellows

Susannah Drake, ASLA, is one of 33 members of the newly elected 2013 ASLA Class of Fellows. She is a principal with dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc in Brooklyn. Drake was elected to the 2013 ASLA Class of Fellows in the category of leadership and management. She is a trustee of the Van Alen Institute, former president and trustee of the New York Chapter of the ASLA, urban design professor at Cooper Union, and associate of the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. LASN will feature the entire 2013 ASLA Class of Fellows in the November ASLA Show Issue.
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Creating Space: Building Yards with Retaining Walls

When construction began on this Chicago-area residence in 2012, the homeowner knew that accommodations would have to be made for the steep grade change on the lot. Three separate stacked stone retaining walls, steps and decorative blocks were installed to make the space useable and family friendly.
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Duluth Town Green Fountain

A grassroots group of citizens in Duluth, Ga., brought together an architectural team from Sizemore Floyd and Jacobs Engineering Group to develop a master plan to revitalize a historic downtown area that had been bypassed by commercial developments in other areas. The old space was eventually transformed into a town green with an interactive fountain, amphitheater, bandstand, restaurant, park, and a new city hall.
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ASLA Residential, Hospitality Design Survey--98 Percent of LA Firms Specify/Purchase Outdoor Furniture, Appliances and Accessories for Projects

  • Residential Design Projects
  • 97% water features (ponds, pools, fountains).
  • 96% fireplace, firepit or other fire feature.
  • 91% outdoor kitchens.
  • 68% heating or cooling features.
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A Constructive Obstruction

The water feature at this home in South Barrington, Illinois, was originally a waterfall and small koi pond that was integrated with a multi-tiered deck. Asked to repair existing leaks, John Hayden of JJ Hayden, Inc., discovered that the deck was completely faulty and had to be demolished. This gave the contractor and the homeowners the opportunity to rethink the project. A large lounge spa with an upper pool, several sheer descents, two decks and a bridge to the patio resulted.
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Landscape Contractor/Design Build Maintain Invites Equipment Manufacturers to Showcase Their Equipment

LC/DBM, the magazine that equips landscape professionals for success, has put out a call for submissions for their October issue, the theme of which is the GIE Show. Send us information about your latest products to be considered for inclusion in our equipment review.
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Toro Digs Into Construction Equipment Market

Toro Co.'s expanding line of construction equipment includes the "Mud Buggy," a motorized, ride-on wheelbarrow originally produced by Stone Construction Equipment before Toro purchased that company's assets in April 2012. More new Toro equipment, including horizontal drills, utility trenchers and plows, will premiere at the International Construction Utility Equipment Expo in October.
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Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal Goes to LSU's Prof. Max Conrad
Max Conrad, professor of landscape architecture in LSU's Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture.
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Secrets of Ancient Roman Concrete Revealed

In a quest to make concrete more durable, an international team of geologists and engineers is taking inspiration from a concrete breakwater constructed by the ancient Romans, which has endured in the Mediterranean Sea for more than 2,000 years.
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Brick Maker CalStar Opens Second Miss. Plant

Green masonry firm CalStar will invest $8 million in a 100,000-square-foot structure in Columbus, Miss., establishing manufacturing operations for a variety of sustainable stone and masonry products that the plant should start to produce in the first half of 2014.
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Village Nurseries Acquires Miramar Wholesale Nurseries

Miramar Wholesale Nurseries in San Diego is a 170-acre wholesale operation with a commercial landscape center and a team of horticulturists.
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Registration Now Open for Irrigation Show

The Irrigation Association (IA), a membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals, has announced that registration is open for the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.
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OPEI New Officers & Directors

The OPEI, a non-profit organization that represents manufacturers and their suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment, has announced their 2013-2014 officers and directors.
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Hawk Moths' High-tech Survival Tool
A recent study shows that hawk moths might use ultrasound to defend themselves from preying bats.
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Rain Bird Launches Project PRS in Honor of Smart Irrigation Month

Project PRS is an initiative aimed at educating and informing professionals and homeowners about the water-saving benefits of pressure-regulating irrigation system components.
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Hostetter Gallery Presents Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture, June 27-September 2, 2013

The exhibit presents 50 photomontages of artists and landscape architects. A photomontage, by definition, is the cutting and joining of two or more photographs into a composite image. This technique is also applied with the use of editing software (e.g. Photoshop). This photomontage is by landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh, Claude Cormier and Gary Hilderbrand, using a 2007 image by John Stezaker.
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Encyclopedia of Play Science Released

IPEMA is a non-profit member organization that represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of playground equipment and surfacing. IPEMA also provides third-party product certification services for public play equipment and surfacing in the United States and Canada, ensuring compliance with ASTM and CSA trade standards.
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Schedule Changes for GCSAA Conference

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, a non-profit member association dedicated to golf course management, has announced schedule changes to their 2014 education conference and trade show.
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NRMCA Calls for Abstracts
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, which represents producers of ready mixed concrete, is seeking presentations for the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference.
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Stormwater Strategies in New Orleans

The New Orleans Wetlands Assimilation Demonstration Project is funneling treated wastewater into the Central Wetlands to rebuild the wetlands and eventually reestablish the cypress-tupelo forest.
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Dow AgroSciences Offers Online Product Training Program

Dow AgroSciences' new online training program provides in-depth learning on weed, insect and disease control.
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Belgard(R) Hardscapes Introduces Mega-Tandem(TM) Wall Block
Mega-Tandem offers national appeal because of design diversity that appeals to varying regional color trends. Available in three color blends, Mega-Tandem comes in 12 different facial textures with the classic look of natural chiseled stone. The size and connectors brings unmatched solutions for wall height.
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Dismiss Herbicide Approved for Ornamental Use
Dismiss Herbicide from FMC Professional Solutions is now labeled for use as selective weed control in containers, around field-grown ornamentals or in landscape beds.
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Toro Launches Comprehensive Drip Irrigation Online Resource

DripTips' educational website and eNewsletter provide complete guides to drip irrigation.
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Is that Brown Grass Just Distressed or Being Devoured?

Sod webworm larvae vary in color, from gray or light green to tan or brown. A physical characteristic that sets them apart from other species is their spotted backs. These larvae will grow to reach a length of approximately one inch.
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