Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s reputation was made at Sea Ranch. A new exhibit shows why she’s a supergraphics legend.
Photo by Nathan Keay.
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon forms space (or something close to it) with color.
Continue reading The Writing on the Wall
$1 billion in funding to reconnect divided communities is coming.
Landscape architects are ingrained systems thinkers and experts on how to balance infrastructure and the ecological imperatives of climate change, all while improving transit networks that bind people together. Significant portions of the more than $1 trillion infrastructure bill that became law late last year will be filtering down to communities, and landscape architects bring experience and expertise to these types of projects, including the
removal of highways, streetscape design, greenway planning, and especially those projects that seek to address incidences of transit infrastructure exacerbating existing economic and demographic inequalities. Continue reading Get Ready to Respond
New research into forests at the Arboreal Inquiries Symposium.
Forests are many things to many people—repositories of carbon, factories for our atmosphere,
near-sentient biological networks, and totems of climate change salvation, to name a few recent claims. But how can we understand forests separately from the way humans see them? Continue reading Trees on Their Own Terms
Stoss Landscape Urbanism’s design for the University of Michigan’s Gerstacker Grove melds ecological performance with technological proficiency.
Gerstacker Grove is the only major piece of landscape connective tissue on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. Photo by Millicent Harvey.
The Eda U. Gerstacker Grove on the University of Michigan’s
North Campus is the modern anti-quad. The North Campus is cloistered and suburban, separated from the main Central Campus by a mile-plus and the Huron River. Continue reading Northern Star
New research from the VELA Project looks at gender equity in landscape architecture education.
Research by Samantha Solano, ASLA, and TJ Marston from the VELA Project.
Samantha Solano, ASLA, and TJ Marston have peeked under the hood of gender equity in landscape architecture once again.
Continue reading Climbing the Ladder
Federally funded research will help set a baseline for how to build in the Arctic.
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