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March 31, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
Central Park, one of New York's most beloved landmarks, is a masterpiece of landscape architecture filled with lawns, lakes and woodlands. To make sure visitors get the most out of their exploration, the Central Park Conservancy has launched a series of tours of its 843 acres; tours vary by subject, location and length. The 45-minute welcome tour focuses on the history and design of the park and is a good introduction for first-time visitors. The 90-minute premier tour gives visitors an insider's look at the Conservatory Garden, the landscapes around Belvedere Castle or the Andirondack-style features of the North Woods, among other areas.
October 5, 1986
The Landscape Architecture Foundation/California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship Fund expects to award $7,600 in scholarships to students pursuing landscape-oriented courses at designated Southern California schools. Juniors and seniors enrolled in eligible landscape architecture programs at UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo may apply for the scholarships. Last year, the organization awarded about $1,600 in scholarships.
March 3, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
One of the great joys of being a fashion critic is the ability to observe how designers all over the world riff on and reinterpret the L.A. look. Watching the spring runway collections, whether I was sitting at a runway show in the crumbling Beekman Palace in New York City or at a 13th century convent in Paris, I was dreaming of California. It wasn't just homesickness, though after weeks on the road, that could have been part of it. I was thinking about how the clothes would play here, how they might have been influenced by the vision of casual luxe that California has exported to the world, and how they might have been inspired by the landscape, art, architecture and attitude of this incredible place.
June 30, 1985
Hadfield & Associates Inc., a Monrovia-based landscape architecture firm, has merged with Florian Martinez Associates, which will keep its name and Tustin headquarters at 13132 Newport Ave. R. Dale Hadfield will become vice president of the combined firm, which has a regional office in Phoenix. Wyane M. Florian is president.
October 26, 1986
The top honor of the San Diego chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects--the President's Award of Excellence--went to Wateridge Pavilion, an Equidon project, with landscape architecture by DeWeese Burton Associates. The presentation of the award and 17 other Honor and Merit awards at the Meridian in downtown San Diego was hosted by Emmet L. Wemple, professor of architecture at USC and president of Emmet L. Wemple & Associates, Los Angeles.
September 27, 2000
Hideo Sasaki, 80, a landscape architect and educator who designed some of the country's best-known industrial parks, urban spaces and campuses. Born in Reedley, Calif., Sasaki grew up on his family's San Joaquin Valley truck farm and was working in beet fields in Arizona when he was placed in a World War II internment camp. After attending Reedley Junior College and UC Berkeley, he earned a degree in landscape architecture at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois.
June 4, 1989
Cal Poly Pomona architecture student Stacy Eisenberg has won the $2,000 first-place award in the Assn. for Women in Architecture's annual scholarship competition, according to scholarship chairwoman Wena Dows. Kay Radzik, who has completed an architecture program at Golden West College and will study at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was awarded $1,000 for second place. Third place went to Karen Butler, who is completing her second year of a master of architecture program at Cal Poly Pomona.
March 4, 1999
Applications for the Assn. for Women in Architecture's annual scholarships are available and due April 29. Any woman studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning or related fields may apply if she has completed at least one year in her major and is a California resident. Scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 will be presented at a June 1 banquet. Applications are available by contacting the association's office at 2550 Beverly Blvd.
October 1, 2012 | KURT STREETER
They were the best of friends, a trio of college seniors just weeks shy of graduating from Cal Poly Pomona and bursting into the world. First there would be a celebratory trip to Las Vegas. A flight on a small plane was arranged, and Frank Brandt couldn't wait to take it. Then he got sick. Terribly sick. It hit hard enough that he told Dennis Midas and Michael Young to go on their own. Hours later, on a dark tarmac at Ontario airport, Midas and Young boarded a single-engine Piper PA-28.
February 23, 2010 | By CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE, Architecture Critic
Santa Monica is lucky to have landed James Corner. That was my immediate reaction to the news that Corner and his New York-based landscape architecture firm, Field Operations, won a high-powered design competition for a new 7-acre park in Santa Monica's civic center. Corner, who collaborated with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the High Line, the elevated park in Manhattan that opened to great acclaim last year, is among the most creative talents in his field, with a knack for incorporating community input into his designs without blunting their ambition or effect.
February 7, 2008 | Emily Green, Special to The Times
IF Carson Kressley did a series on "How to Look Good Naked" for the home, the thing that he would need to coax off many of our houses would be the coy ring of hedging around the foundations. America needs someone as observant and funny as him to turn our homes toward the mirror, point to the line of shrubs running beneath the living room windows and ask: "Why? What is so ugly about the line where structure meets earth?"
December 17, 2006 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
IT was a year for stunning stand-alone buildings, including memorable U.S. debuts for Jean Nouvel and the Tokyo firm SANAA; as a result, no one could argue that the era of iconic architecture had run its course.
August 12, 2006 | Melissa Pamer, Times Staff Writer
"The first thing to understand," Mike O'Brien told students in his landscape architecture class, "is that you do not know how to use one of these things. They can be very, very dangerous." And then another admonition: "Do not pop wheelies!" O'Brien had just pulled two wheelchairs from the back of his car inside a parking structure at UCLA's Westwood campus, and he called for volunteers from the 30 assembled students enrolled in Human Factors in Landscape Architecture.
June 7, 2006 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The last time the American Institute of Architects descended on Los Angeles for its annual convention, downtown was desperate, Walt Disney Concert Hall was a moribund civic embarrassment, "design" was something schoolkids did rather than a middle-class fetish on sale at Target, and even the most ambitious architects tended to go about business never imagining that reaching the top of their field could transform them into star-magnitude international celebrities.
August 17, 1986
Three major categories have been announced for the third annual Southern California Design Awards Program, to culminate with a banquet and presentation ceremony Oct. 17 at the new Alicante Princess Hotel, Garden Grove.
September 15, 2005 | Dawn Bonker, Special to The Times
JUST try to coax Ruth Shellhorn into talking about that photograph of her at the White House more than 30 years ago, accepting an award from Pat Nixon. What was the award? "I don't know," Shellhorn says. At 95, it's understandable that a few details from a career spanning seven decades might grow fuzzy.
March 3, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Kiley, 91, who garnered praise around the world for his work in landscape architecture, died Feb. 21 at his home in Charlotte, Vt. The cause of death was not announced, but he had been in declining health . Kiley's body of work is extensive. He had landmark commissions for the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, parts of the Air Force Academy in Colorado and the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
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