The pros and cons of adopting BIM have oversized impacts on smaller firms.
Small landscape architecture firms face a unique set of challenges when deciding whether to adopt Building Information Modeling, also known as BIM.
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For Falon Land Studio, trial and error yields a fluid sculpture for a public park.
In early 2020, the artist and landscape architect Falon Mihalic, ASLA, of
Falon Land Studio was chosen to create a public art piece for Houston’s historic Meander, Market Square Park. Continue reading Art Work →
New tools give landscape designers a better view of what’s thriving and what’s just surviving in the soil.
The microBIOMETER test uses a few simple components and a smartphone app to quickly deliver soil microbiology results. Photo by Prolific Earth Sciences.
Republic Square in Austin, Texas, is one of the city’s most historic, sensitive, and heavily trafficked public green spaces. In the heart of downtown, it’s one of the original four public squares dating back to the city’s founding. Continue reading Who’s Around Underground? →
This article is also available in Spanish Smart lighting can save energy, enhance public safety, and encourage social life, but designers worry those benefits come with an uncalculated cost to privacy.
If you lived in Paris in the 17th century, you paid the taxe des boues et lanternes, the tax on mud and lanterns. The levy paid for the maintenance of the city’s streets and its system of lanterns, a network of some 5,000 tallow candles suspended in glass cases 20 feet above Paris’s streets, and one of the earliest examples of public street lighting in the world. Continue reading The Dark Side of Light →
An ASLA Student Award-winning project challenges outdated death practices.
John Whitaker’s Dark Matter project posits a memorial landscape that is a forum for collective action and protest. Image courtesy John Whitaker, Student ASLA.
One of the most startling projects submitted for the 2020 ASLA Student Awards was Dark Matter—a proposal that uses landscape as a transmission medium for the ecological values of the deceased.
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The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM.
Photo by David Godshall, ASLA.
From “The Wild World of Terremoto” in the
April 2020 issue by Timothy A. Schuler, about the playful, protean, and punk rock work of California’s Terremoto. “In Terremoto’s world.”
–Chris McGee, Art Director
A proposed building and landscape ordinance could shape the future of bird-friendly design in Chicago.
The interior plantings of the Michigan Avenue Apple Store blend with the reflections of the exterior plantings on Chicago’s waterfront. Photo courtesy Bumble Dee/Shutterstock.com.
On a mild Friday in early May, Ted Wolff took a personal day and drove to the
Ballard Nature Center in Altamont, Illinois, to catch a glimpse of Lewis’s woodpecker, a nearly foot-long, pink- and white-breasted bird native to the western United States. Continue reading Lethal Glass Landscapes →