Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 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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Today Dodge City, with a population of around 30,000 people, serves as a support center for the local agricultural industry while still holding on to its colorful past of cowboys and cattle runs with multiple art installments and its nickname as the "Cowboy Capital of the World." About a thousand miles away in Phoenix, Arizona, a landscape architecture firm was about to get a request from a citizen located in that historic mid-American town to bring their (somewhat) little house on the prairie, more into the modern. This all came about because the homeowner was a family friend of one of the founders of that design firm, Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture. The firm's co-founder, Allison Colwell, ASLA, LEED AP, picks up the story from here. 44 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Dodge City, Kansas, conjures up tales of the Old West when the frontier town served as a way station on the Santa Fe Trail, which became the Santa Fe Railroad. Buffalo hunts, cattle drives, Indian wars, cowboys, gunfighters and saloons, are just part of the imagery of this historic region set on the prairielands of the American Great Plains. by Mike Dahl, LASN // Landscape Architecture by Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture Refreshed A Prairie House

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