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Walking the Walk

Fifteen years in the making, a new public space reunites Chicago with the river that runs through it.

By Jane Margolies

An accessible walkway at the River Theater blends seamlessly with the site. Photo by Kate Joyce Studios.

“Isn’t it hot?” Gina Ford, ASLA, asked excitedly, waving a well-jacketed arm around her on a cold morning this past fall as she, the architect Carol Ross Barney, and Terry Ryan, FASLA, met up at the Chicago Riverwalk to show me around. Continue reading Walking the Walk

Diana Balmori, FASLA, 1932-2016

An early sustainability advocate and critic of the iconic suburban lawn died earlier this month.

By Jane Margolies

Diana Balmori Photo copyright Margaret Morton, 2009.
Diana Balmori. Photo copyright Margaret Morton, 2009.

Diana Balmori, FASLA, a pioneering member of the profession and founding partner of Balmori Associates, a landscape and urban design firm based in New York, died November 14 at her home in Manhattan at the age of 84. The cause of death was lung cancer. Continue reading Diana Balmori, FASLA, 1932-2016