April 19, 2001
A Special Section of

2001 Survey of Landscape Firms

Other Stories

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Common ground

Keeping history alive

Expanding services in times of slowdown: Thoughts on surviving and thriving with clients
New respect for the land drives highway design

Inviting nature back to the neighborhood

LEED and the landscape architect

New rules may kill off pesticide use

Giving street trees a better chance

New views of sustainable site design from Rainier Vista

Going digital

Shedding light on the watershed

Designing for the journey

Featured Stories...

roof garden
Seattle adapts to life at the top
Our State Environmental Policy Act may be a burden for designers and their clients. But today itís improving human habitat as never before. Consider the positive effects of SEPA on two-legged urban types living 40, 50, even 100 feet above ground. Click here to read more.

North Garden, 505 Union Station
Private projects become urban environments
The Puget Sound region may be riding a new wave of design awareness. Requirements for open space and bonus points for artwork, landscape and other public amenities, are causing developers to realize the value of these improvements, not just for leasing, but for keeping tenants as well. Click here to read more.

Seattle Chinese Garden: a people place
In China, gardens are created to be lived in, not just admired. Traditionally, Chinese gardens were cultural centers where poets wrote and recited, artists sketched and painted, and musicians composed and performed. Pavilions were placed throughout the garden to provide shelter from the elements for a variety of activities. And from each pavilion, the view of natureís beauty was meant to inspire. Click here to read more.

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