Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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90 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 8 8 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 9 0 University of Hawai'i Adds MLA Program For the first time in the school's history, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, the flagship school of the University of Hawai'i System, will offer a master's degree in landscape architecture (MLA) beginning in the fall semester of 2018. Students enrolled in the MLA program will acquire knowledge on facets of contemporary landscape architecture with a focus on sustainable design practices in subtropical, Hawaiian and Asia Pacific environments. The curriculum was accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board and is the first such program in the state's history. It is open to enrollment by any applicant with a bachelor's degree in any field of study. "Hawai'i, with its rich natural and cultural history and manifold environmental and social challenges, provides a unique place of learning and opportunity for cutting-edge landscape architectural research, teaching and practice," said Judith Stilgenbauer, MLA program director. The announcement of the new program elicited quite the response on the school's website, as posted comments from different people display their jubilation regarding the incorporation of this degree to the school's curriculum. Anyone wanting more information on the MLA degree at the college are urged to contact Judith Stilgenbauer at jstilg@hawaii. edu or visit . Instant Green Walls A new online supplier of Epiphytes, also known as air plants, which survive and thrive without soil, has recently launched. Known as, it is the pet project of Peter Chivers and Trevor D. Toms of Thrive Landscape and Design in Golden, Colo. These plants pull their nutrients and moisture from the air. The company will market them to design professionals for customers such as "city apartment dwellers who want something modern and trendy, businesses that want to make a statement, or anyone who wants a little more greenery in any space". The company also offers consultation, design, installation and maintenance services for large custom projects in commercial and residential spaces – able to tailor a look through, custom fabricated materials and lighting options. Maintenance on the plants is as minimal as misting with a clean spray bottle filled with tap water two times per week. The air plants can also be taken out of their frames and soaked in a tub of water for one hour once every week or every two weeks.

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