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American Society Of Landscape Architects
The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects , with more than 15,000 members in 49 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world, plus 72 student chapters. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Annual Awards * 3 Founding members * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY The American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
(ASLA) plaque on headquarters building in Washington, DC. Organization founded 1899. The group was founded on January 4, 1899, to "establish landscape architecture as a recognized profession in North America", "develop educational studies in landscape architecture", and "provide a voice of authority in the 'New Profession'"
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Calvert Vaux
CALVERT VAUX (/vɔːks/ ; December 20, 1824 – November 19, 1895) was a British-American architect and landscape designer. He is best known as the co-designer, along with his protégé and junior partner Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted
, of what would become New York's Central Park
Central Park
. Vaux, on his own and in various partnerships, designed and created dozens of parks across the country. He introduced new ideas about the significance of public parks in America during a hectic time of urbanization . This industrialization of the cityscape inspired him to focus on an integration of buildings, bridges, and other forms of architecture into their natural surroundings. He favored naturalistic, rustic, and curvilinear lines in his designs, and his design statements contributed much to today’s landscape and architecture
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Ossian Cole Simonds
OSSIAN COLE SIMONDS (1855–1931), often known as O. C. SIMONDS, was an American landscape designer . He preferred the term \'landscape gardener\' to that of 'landscape architect '. A number of Simonds' works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Works * 3 Other * 4 References * 5 Further reading CAREERSimonds was born near Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
and, from 1874-1878 studied civil engineering at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
and, briefly, architecture with William Le Baron Jenney . In 1878 he joined Jenney's architectural practice in Chicago
Chicago
where he worked next to William Holabird . Shortly after receiving the commission to extend Graceland Cemetery , Jenney passed it on to his assistants who, in 1880, established the firm of Holabird 501 S. Thornton Ave
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LABash
LABASH is an annual student Landscape Architecture conference held in North America. Each year, LABash is hosted by a different University in the United States or Canada. Students and professionals, have traveled from Canada
Canada
and some as far away as South Korea
South Korea
and New Zealand to attend. The conference consists of guest speakers, workshops, design charettes , expos and social events. The annual event was founded by three Landscape Architecture students James Macgregor from the University of Guelph and Ted Baker and Al Reghr from the University of Toronto ]]. They traveled to several other landscape architecture schools in Canada
Canada
and the Eastern US to network and exchange knowledge and skills. In 1970, the first LABash conference was held at the University of Guelph, Ontario
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Professional Association
A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (also called a PROFESSIONAL BODY, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION, or PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY) is usually a nonprofit organization seeking to further a particular profession , the interests of individuals engaged in that profession and the public interest . The roles of these professional associations have been variously defined: "A group of people in a learned occupation who are entrusted with maintaining control or oversight of the legitimate practice of the occupation;" also a body acting "to safeguard the public interest;" organizations which "represent the interest of the professional practitioners," and so "act to maintain their own privileged and powerful position as a controlling body." Many professional bodies are involved in the development and monitoring of professional educational programs, and the updating of skills, and thus perform professional certification to indicate that a person possesses qualifications in the subject area
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American Society Of Landscape Architects
The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects , with more than 15,000 members in 49 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world, plus 72 student chapters. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Annual Awards * 3 Founding members * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY The American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
(ASLA) plaque on headquarters building in Washington, DC. Organization founded 1899. The group was founded on January 4, 1899, to "establish landscape architecture as a recognized profession in North America", "develop educational studies in landscape architecture", and "provide a voice of authority in the 'New Profession'"
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Samuel Parsons
SAMUEL B. PARSONS JR. (1844 – February 3, 1923) was an American landscape architect. He is remembered primarily for his accidental introduction of the fungus that led to the near extinction of the formerly widespread American chestnut
American chestnut
tree. SAMUEL PARSONS BORN 1844 New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford, Massachusetts
DIED (1923-02-03)February 3, 1923 New York City, New York
New York City, New York
OCCUPATION Landscape Architect PARENT(S) Samuel Parsons, Sr.CONTENTS * 1 American Chestnut Tree * 2 Life * 3 Balboa Park/City Park * 4 Notable Designs * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE American chestnuts Before the early 1900s one in every four hardwood trees in North America's eastern forests was an American chestnut
American chestnut

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John Charles Olmsted
JOHN CHARLES OLMSTED (1852–1920), the nephew and adopted son of Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted
, was an American landscape architect . With his adopted brother, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. , he founded Olmsted Brothers , a landscape design firm in Brookline, Massachusetts . The firm is famous for designing many urban parks, college campuses, and other public places. John Olmsted's body of work from over 40 years as a landscape architect has left its mark on the American urban landscape. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Selected works * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEIn 1852, John Charles Olmsted was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to John Olmsted and Mary Cleveland Perkins Olmsted. His father John, had contracted tuberculosis, and prescriptions of the day were fresh air and exercise
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Landscape Architecture
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and soil conditions and processes in the landscape, and the design of interventions that will produce the desired outcome. The scope of the profession includes landscape design ; site planning ; stormwater management ; environmental restoration ; parks and recreation planning; visual resource management; green infrastructure planning and provision; and private estate and residence landscape master planning and design; all at varying scales of design, planning and management. A practitioner in the profession of landscape architecture is called a landscape architect
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Charles N. Lowrie
CHARLES NASSAU LOWRIE (April 8, 1869 – September 18, 1939) was an American landscape architect and designer . He was one of eleven founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899 and was active in the City Beautiful Movement . Born in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania , he graduated of Yale College 's Sheffield Scientific School in 1891. Lowrie was the landscape architect for the Hudson County, New Jersey Park Commission for thirty years and designed several parks for the county's park system, including Lincoln Park and Pershing Field in Jersey City, Stephen R. Gregg Hudson County Park in Bayonne , Columbus Park in Hoboken and West Hudson Park . He was a member of the New York's Municipal Art Society . He was in charge of landscaping Red Hook Housing Project in Brooklyn. He was on the 1939 New York World\'s Fair staff
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Warren H. Manning
WARREN HENRY MANNING (November 7, 1860–1938) was an American landscape designer and promoter of the informal and naturalistic "wild garden" approach to garden design. In his designs, Manning emphasized pre-existing flora through a process of selective pruning to create a “spatial structure and character.” (Karson, 1997) An advocate for the conservation of the American landscape, Manning was a key figure in the formation of the American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
and a proponent of the National Park System . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Manning\'s "wild gardens" * 3 Gwinn: wild garden * 4 Notable contributions * 5 Projects * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Warren H. Manning
Warren H. Manning
was born in Reading, Massachusetts
Reading, Massachusetts
, to Jacob Warren Manning, who owned and operated a nursery
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Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED JR. (July 24, 1870 – December 25, 1957) was an American landscape architect and city planner known for his wildlife conservation efforts. He had a lifetime commitment to national parks, and worked on projects in Acadia , the Everglades and Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
. Olmsted Point in Yosemite
Yosemite
and Olmsted Island at Great Falls of the Potomac River in Maryland
Maryland
are named after him. He was the son of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. , and he and his brother John C. Olmsted created Olmsted Brothers as a successor firm to their father's. Very soon after his father's death, Olmsted stopped using the suffix "Jr.," but anything attributed to Frederick Law Olmsted after about 1896 is necessarily the son's work
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Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, D.C., formally the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and commonly referred to as "WASHINGTON", "THE DISTRICT", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States
United States
. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast . The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia
Virginia
each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria . Named in honor of President George Washington
George Washington
, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital
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