[Landscape Northwest]
March 31, 1998

What's happening in the landscaping industry? The DJC's special landscaping section, "Landscape Northwest" looks at some of the major issues surrounding landscape designers and contractors and how some of the area's firms have responded to them.

In Blurring the edges of site, Section editor Clair Enlow talks with the principals of Jones & Jones, one of the area's leading landsape design firms, to examine some of the industry's newest and most innovative ways of blending architecture and landscape.

Other stories also examine some innovative ways landscaping is being used. Art and infrastructure looks at how landscaping is used to mask public utilities and facilities. And the folks at EDAW share some of their secrets to creating stunning rooftop gardens in Capturing space: urban rooftop environments.

Landscape Northwest 1998 also examines the landsape industry itself and the changes it faces in the coming years. Besides the always enlighening Industry survey, Lucy Bodilly looks at the consolidation trend in landscaping and how it impacts the industry.

You'll find these and other stories in this year's Landscape Northwest, which we hope serves as an informative look into this ever-changing industry.

- Journal staff

Blurring the edges of site
Jones & Jones is everywhere. Look around large and small open spaces -- from the shoreline of Lake Washington to Snoqualmie Pass or in any number of master planning documents in the region -- and you are likely to find that Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects has literally done the groundwork.
Captured space: urban rooftop environments
One of the most challenging design assignments a landscape architect can undertake is that of a rooftop garden.
A green year for landscape design
Brumbaugh; Worthy and Associates; Bruce Dees & Associates; WCA; Osborn Pacific; Nakano Dennis; Kobayashi & Associates; Talley & Kolb; Portico Group; Murase; R.W Thorpe; JGM; Gaynor; EDAW; Droll.
Consolidation may transform landscape contracting industry
Consolidation may change the way the landscaping industry is structured over the next few years.
Art and infrastructure
Faced with the reality of a prison or a sewage treatment plant in the neighborhood, the public is likely to think "out of sight and out of mind" when it comes to design. Without the intervention of an artist, a plant in Renton and an institution in Kent might have had few visitors and even fewer admirers.
The garden as healer
People relate to plants. That is the basis for therapeutic landscape design and horticultural therapy.
Integrated lighting brings high returns
An increasing number of corporations and commercial building developers are realizing that investing in landscape architecture and specialized exterior lighting for retail stores and office headquarters/campuses can benefit the company, community and environment.
Recovering the waterfront
Urban waterfront renewal isn't cutting edge terminology in today's professional landscape practice. And yet the term has never meant more.
Urbanizing the green spirit of our region
Many landscape professionals, government agency staff members, citizens and corporate volunteers are doing their part to invite back some of the green that has been crowded out of the region.
Art meets ecology in a wetland
Aligning things "unnaturally" is a quintessentially human activity.

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