Tag Archives: By K. Logan

Resilience Theater

Berger Partnership designs a green infrastructure facility that’s part of the neighborhood.

By Katharine Logan

The station models green infrastructure strategies to manage rainwater on a densely developed site. Courtesy Berger Partnership
The station models green infrastructure strategies to manage rainwater on a densely developed site. Courtesy Berger Partnership.

As climate change and urban growth stress the ability of combined storm and sewer systems to handle the volume of water besieging cities, infrastructure that would once have been relegated to industrial outskirts increasingly needs to fit within mixed-use neighborhoods. In south Seattle, the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station is meant to model replicable solutions while becoming “an integrated part of the community: accepted, acknowledged, actually liked,” says Michael Popiwny, the architectural design and mitigation manager for the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, who served as the senior project manager during the design phase of the facility. Continue reading Resilience Theater

Paths Forward

2022 Bradford Williams Medal Winner

As Canada comes to terms with a brutal colonial legacy, two landscape architect-led plans light the way toward reconciliation.

By Katharine Logan

The plan proposes a range of site infrastructure and interpretation, including a downloadable app with narration by Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in elders. Hemis/Alamy stock photo.

Across the Yukon River from Dawson City, up around 64 degrees latitude, the Top of the World Highway wends its way over 65 miles of unglaciated landscape to the border with Alaska. Continue reading Paths Forward

Weaving Place

As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will be making select stories available to readers in Spanish.

Atlas Lab connects Mariposa County’s future to the native landscape.

By Katharine Logan


Sourberry, red willow, redbud, sedge: These are some of the plants native to the meadows and creek sides of Mariposa County, at the mouth of California’s Yosemite Valley, where for thousands of years the women of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation have woven them into baskets—for gathering food, for cradling infants high and safe while the women work, and for receiving babies as they’re born. Continue reading Weaving Place

Leases to Destroy

Resource extraction companies are moving on public lands like never before.

By Katherine Logan

Formerly part of Bears Ears National Monument, the valley’s Cedar Mesa Sandstone monoliths date back 250 million years. The Navajo, to whom the valley is sacred, interpret them as ancient warriors frozen in time. Photo by Drew Rush.

Since the creation of the Antiquities Act in 1906, American presidents have had the authority, the honor, and the privilege of designating as national monuments the country’s most culturally and scientifically significant public lands—including, by corollary, some of the most spectacular, biodiverse, heritage-rich, and downright magnificent landscapes in America. Continue reading Leases to Destroy

Go! Fish!

Habitat benches and salmon skylights help fish feel at home.

By Katharine Logan

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New design for Seattle’s Elliott Bay Seawall will include habitat for young salmon and a glass-floored promenade to allow light into the ocean.

Before Seattle grew up on its shores, Elliott Bay was a bluff-backed beach, with intertidal marshes and mudflats providing a complex and varied habitat for birds, fish, and marine invertebrates. Its sloping beaches offered salmon a safe passage through shallow waters, with plenty to eat along the way. Continue reading Go! Fish!