Tag: Landscape Architecture

Planning with an Eagle Eye: Highway Project Brings Bird-Watching Bonus

By Chris Silewski, PLA If you have a public space to design, it’s best to ask the public what they would like designed. Then be ready to work with the many public sector entities, businesses, and organizations that all need the project to fit in reasonably with surrounding infrastructure and stakeholders’ dreams for the future.… Read More »

Pocket Parks Bring Life to Unused Spaces

The Town of Mercer, Wisconsin, found a perfect spot for a pocket park on donated land between a utility building and a business’s parking lot. Communities can get a whole lot more out of their pockets than lint and a little spare change when those pockets are miniature parks loaded with possibilities to make unused… Read More »

LEED Certification: Is It Worth Obtaining?

The Westlawn Gardens project in Milwaukee was certified as the world’s highest-rated LEED Neighborhood Development at the time it was built. Ayres partnered with Torti Gallas Partners, which provided this photo. By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) started about 25 years ago as an effort to build smarter,… Read More »