Thaw-Scape Scrutiny

Federally funded research will help set a baseline for how to build in the Arctic.

By Zach Mortice 

Utqiagvik, Alaska, where the researchers will be examining surface hot spots where melted ice pools. Photo by Andrew Shea/Arctic Design Group, 2017.

 

In Alaska, beyond the Arctic Circle in North Slope Borough, Indigenous communities practice subsistence whale hunting. To store the whale meat, tribal communities dig ice cellars in the permafrost, a major infrastructural feat, as a 50-ton whale can feed thousands. Continue reading Thaw-Scape Scrutiny

Finding Community in the Floodwaters

Designers from SCAPE’s New Orleans and New York offices talk about the lessons from Hurricane Ida, in and out of the office.

By Jennifer Reut

In early September, a few days after Hurricane Ida raked through Louisiana on its way up the East Coast, three designers from SCAPE Studio met up on Zoom to talk with Landscape Architecture Magazine’s Acting Editor, Jennifer Reut, about Ida’s aftermath. Continue reading Finding Community in the Floodwaters

Licensure on the Line

This article is also available in Spanish

Years of politically motivated attacks have put professional licensure at risk. Now, the design professions and their allies are banding together to protect it.

By Stephen Zacks

The state of Virginia has regulated landscape architecture as a profession since 1980, certifying practitioners through its professional occupational agency. In 2010, landscape architecture became a licensed profession in the state.

Continue reading Licensure on the Line

Art Director’s Cut: Worlds Away

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM.

“Inside out pond garden.”

–Chris McGee, LAM Art Director

Courtesy Glenstone Museum.

From “Worlds Away” by Glenn Dixon in the September 2021 issue, about PWP Landscape Architecture’s Glenstone museum outside Washington, D.C., where landscapes that shift through the seasons complement monumental sculpture.