Tag Archives: Washington

Art Director’s Cut: Soldier Stories

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM.

“Long shadows along the National Native American Veterans Memorial in D.C.”

–Chris McGee, Art Director

Photo by Sahar Coston-Hardy, Affiliate ASLA.

From “Soldier Stories” by Kim O’Connell, photography by Sahar Coston-Hardy in the June 2021 issue, about three veterans memorials in Washington, D.C., that find new ways to connect to the city.

 

Home Away from No Home

Landscape architects can’t solve homelessness with just design. As Brice Maryman, ASLA, is finding, they have to grasp the phenomenon—and are only beginning.

By Jonathan Lerner

Blue tarps, reminiscent of refugee crises, announce the presence of unsanctioned encampments. Photo by Brice Maryman, ASLA.

One morning last March, Brice Maryman, ASLA, walked to his downtown Seattle office at MIG|SvR through linear parkland that hugs Interstate 90. Maryman recently completed a Landscape Architecture Foundation fellowship to explore the intersection of homelessness and public space; one result is his podcast HomeLandLab. Now he wanted to check on some encampments. Continue reading Home Away from No Home