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ARC Workshops and Labs start next week! This is free help for your art and design classes. Visit http://academyart.edu/workshops-onsite to download a schedule. There is also unique online support…

Are Smart Parks the Parks of the Future?

Among other surprising factors, smart parks conserve water, groom themselves, activate and deactivate, self-heal, and improve public health for their visitors without a negative impact to the…

Spring 2018 Landscape Architecture Workshops and Language Labs

Dear All Landscape Architecture Students, Get the grades you want this semester: attend a workshop! Workshops are like office hours with instructors: Arrive any time within the workshop time slot.…

From Shanghai to San Francisco, A Tale of Two Degrees

Kaye left her family home in Shanghai about 7 years ago, headed to Santa Barbara, California to pursue a degree in Psychology. “On my mother’s side, they’re all doctors; on my father’s side they’re…

Get Involved with Cultural Landscapes

In the Landscape Architecture community, it is important to stay connected and involved. The Cultural Landscape Foundation provides a platform to do just that. You might be wondering: What is a…

Water’s Effect on Society

"Water is a precondition for human existence and for the sustainability of the planet." Understanding the flow of water is a cornerstone and essential piece of becoming a landscape architect. Water…

New San Francisco Planning Department Guidelines Make a Statement About San Franciscans

The San Francisco Planning Department released a revised list of 24 guidelines for site design, architecture, and public spaces. The list (below) is adorned with words that incite egalitarianism and…

Humanizing History Through Landscapes

How are race and history represented in landscapes? A landscape is like a museum in itself. It is an artifact of history and can present questions to invoke critical thinking. In this article,…