Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Publisher/Editor-in-Chief George Schmok Managing Editor Mike Dahl Academia Editor Greg Frank Regional Associations Editor Allie Lapporte National Associations Editor Chante' McKowan _______ Art Director Nicole Miller Senior Graphic Designer Dylan Brinkley Graphic Designer Jeremy Victor _______ IT Technician & Graphic Design Jerry Short _______ Advertising/Marketing 714-979-LASN (5276) x113 • 714-979-3543 (Fax) Print Advertising Sales Clint Phipps James McGehee Vince Chavira National Accounts Digital Sales Nathan Schmok Marketing / Sales Assistant Sergio Lopez _______ Executive Administration Amy Deane Office Administration Cynthia McCarthy _______ Trade Show Manager Margot Boyer Trade Show Sales & Marketing Representative Nathan Schmok _______ Director of Data Development Frank Vazquez Data Management Francisco Alvarez Grace Bennett David Ibriham Ana Linares Chase Reed Calvin Scott Amy Timar Oscar Villela Alex McBratney _______ Contract Fulfillment Coordinator/Jr. Graphic Designer Ryan Moore _______ Warehouse & Facilities Manager Javier Miranda _______ In Memoriam Don Roberts, FASLA; Kay Tiller; Frank Manwarren; David Brian Linstrum; Lois E. Schmok; Otto Edward Schmok Matthew 4:19 … And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." Find Us Online: 12 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Well . . . Summer is officially over, and hopefully yours was one to remember. With the economy growing steadily and construction leading the way, your summer should have been both fun and profitable. Mine was both, and what better way to end the summer than by putting together the annual Playground Issue. It's not hard to imagine that this issue is the funnest issue of the year. After all, it's all about play and the projects you put together to foster creative, educational and socially interactive play for today's increasingly isolated and device driven yutes (or should I say . . . Youths). Of course, when I was a kid, after walking three miles uphill both to and from school, we used things like trees, fences, dirt piles and ditches as our playgrounds. But today there doesn't seem to be as many opportunities for free play as we had back then . . . That makes these play areas not only necessary for kids, but also gives reason for communities to invest in playgrounds as social watering holes. Today we are seeing more and more play elements focusing on adults too. Exercise stations and coordination based elements are attracting adults from 20-90. In addition, at almost every new playground aimed at the kids, increasingly there are elements to keep the parents engaged as well. So enjoy this end of summer issue and get out to a playground and have some fun. I might just see you there . . . God Bless! George Schmok, Publisher Just Playin' Around . . . My summer fun included using the wide open ocean as a playground. The Dorado were plentiful, colorful, lots of fun to play with and you get the added benefit of a great summer bar-b-que as well! p u b l i s h e r 's l e t t e r

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