Embodying the Spirit of Collaboration

Andrew Elliott, ASLA

Not all landscape architects and civil engineers are cut from the same cloth; however, the methodologies employed by each profession when tackling design challenges tend to be somewhat consistent.

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Landscape of Hope

Ahmed Aly

The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission recently held an open design competition for a planned memorial on Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired, Ahmed Aly utilized his rendering and conceptual abilities to create a submission that he entitled “Landscape of Hope.” 

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Materials from School Design

Resources for Materials Transparency

In recent years, a new concept of what it means to define a building product as “sustainable” has taken hold. Focus has shifted to consider whole-life (i.e., “cradle to grave”) environmental impact, prioritizing the disclosure of ingredients that may be hazardous to human health. 

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Living for the City

Anne Fontaine, AIA

The appeal of urban life in a modern context continues to grow stronger by the day. Trendy mixed-use developments have highlighted the fact that any area can be “up and coming,” if the right amenities and conveniences are planned into the project. This is driving more developers to think about how to build an entire work-live-play experience.

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