Tag Archives: By B. Barth

Knock it Off

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In light of #MeToo and Time’s Up, design firms seek to bolster their anti-harassment policies and programs. Are these the right tools for the job?

By Brian Barth

The design industry’s #MeToo moment arrived in March, when the New York Times published allegations of sexual misconduct against the architect Richard Meier. Continue reading Knock it Off

Dream Cars

Boosters expect autonomous vehicles to free up vast amounts of urban space. Skeptics call that a fantasy.

By Brian Barth

As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will be making select stories available to readers in Spanish. For a full list of translated articles, please click here.

 

In March of 2016, the landscape architect Ron Henderson, FASLA, had the rare opportunity to visit Mcity, the autonomous vehicle research center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Continue reading Dream Cars

Let’s Beat It

In Southern Louisiana, Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture is helping the people of Isle de Jean Charles move away from a disappearing coast.

By Brian Barth / Photography by Julie  Dermansky

Substandard living conditions are a way of life here, as routine flooding has left most houses uninhabitable and threatened basic services for those that remain. Photo by Julie Dermansky.

Every year LAM honors two articles that stand out in the realm of landscape architecture with the Bradford Williams Medal—one that has appeared in LAM, and one from outside the magazine. After a nomination and selection process by the LAM Editorial Advisory Committee, this year’s 2017 Bradford Williams Medal LAM winner is Brian Barth for his article “Let’s Beat It,” below, which appeared in the October 2016 issue. Continue reading Let’s Beat It

BIM There, Done That

One practitioner defies the handicaps of building Information modeling for landscape, determined not to remain an exception.

By Brian Barth 

A perspective rendering of a University of California, Berkeley, residence hall courtyard was modeled and rendered within Revit, except for a final Photoshop overlay of plants. Image courtesy of O|CB.

Meghen Quinn, ASLA, has a secret. BIM—an acronym that puts moonbeams in the eyes of architects, but makes some landscape architects cringe—is her software of choice. Continue reading BIM There, Done That

Houston Bets on the Bayou

Parks and bike paths embroider the city in the Bayou Greenway Initiative Plan.

By Brian Barth

SWA Group hoped to garner bipartisan support for its vision of Keystone XL as a multiuse corridor.
SWA Group hoped to garner bipartisan support for its vision of Keystone XL as a multiuse corridor. Courtesy of SWA Group.

Kinder Baumgardner, ASLA, the president of SWA Group and the managing principal of its Houston office, is not the type of landscape architect to shy away from controversial ideas. Continue reading Houston Bets on the Bayou