This is Landscape Architecture

What is landscape architecture? It’s parks, campuses, memorials, reuse, residential design, urban revitalization and so much more.

Parks

In Queens, New York, the next generation of waterfront park is here. Hunter's Point South by Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss Manfredi shows how cities can transform their industrial waterfronts into healthy community magnets that will outlast any storm.

Campuses

At Salem State University in Massachusetts, a new residence hall offered the perfect opportunity for WagnerHodgson Landscape Architect to improve the campus' ecological health. A courtyard and green roof absorb stormwater runoff, protecting the nearby marsh from pollution.

Memorials

In Beirut, Lebanon, the scene of decades of violence, a new memorial by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture honors Gebran Tueni, a journalist assassinated by a car bomb. Stones etched with his name are meant to be taken, as they are continuously replenished.

Reuse

The Navy abandoned Philadelphia's Navy Yard in the mid-1990s but left a rich legacy of infrastructure and buildings that became the headquarters for Urban Outfitters. D.I.R.T. Studio salvaged left-over materials, reworking them into something boldly new.

Residential Design

In Sagaponack, New York, the Atlantic Ocean is slowly encroaching due to climate change. To escape rising tides, a couple moved their house 400 feet inland. There, LaGuardia Landscape Architects recreated the historic coastal landscape of dunes and meadows.

Urban Revitalization

Through an ambitious new plan, a multi-disciplinary team at Sasaki Associates is helping to revitalize TechTown, a knowledge district in midtown Detroit. The goal is to create a hub for innovation and collaboration through improvements to the public realm.

Rain Gardens

Caddo Parish, Louisiana, gets 5 to 6 feet of rain every year. Instead of flushing that water out into a ravine, Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects devised a beautiful system of rainwater harvesting and drainage that makes visible the movement of water through the landscape.

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