Category: Landscape Architecture

Splashpads Hose Down Cost of Fun in the Sun

By Blake Theisen, PLA The hottest trend in parks and recreation across the U.S. is ironically known for its cooling effects. It seems like every park or green space is spontaneously springing a leak. But these “leaks” are actually carefully designed and often whimsically outfitted splashpads with colorful features that purposefully hold children’s interest. And… Read More »

ADA Requires Park Designs to Keep People with Disabilities in Mind

By Blake Theisen and Travis Schroeder The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, providing comprehensive civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, and state and local government facilities. Title II of the ADA protects qualified individuals from disability-based discrimination in programs,… Read More »

Schreiber’s Passion Was Example of Why We Need Registered Professionals

Dave Schreiber was closely involved with the site design and planning for the Truax Campus of Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin. Dave Schreiber His dedication to raising the professional status of landscape architects through licensure is one of the many strengths of Dave Schreiber that recently made him the worthy recipient of the Wisconsin Chapter… Read More »