Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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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Responding to the resurgence in new home construction, Oldcastle Architectural has created the position of national homebuilder representative and named Todd Jones to educate builders on best practices for using masonry and hardscape products in their home designs and community development. Jones comes from ULC-Landscape Architects and Contractors, a design build firm in College Station, Texas, where he served as vice president of operations. John Nicolaus has established his own firm, The Office of John Nicolaus, Landscape Architects and Urban Planners. Nicolaus, who has been practicing landscape architecture in Sacramento for 25 years, had most recently been a principal at Mogavero Notestine Associates. Citing the region's rebounding economy and need for experienced design professionals, Nicolaus felt the timing was perfect for establishing a new firm. M a h a n R y k i e l Associates, a Baltimore b a s e d l a n d s c a p e architecture, urban design, and planning firm, won design awards from the Maryland Chapter ASLA. The Children's Inn Play Garden at N.I.H won an Honor Award and the Druid Hill Park Lake Plan won a Merit Award. The awards were selected by a jury of peers that included members of the Vermont Chapter of ASLA and presented at an awards ceremony in Baltimore on April 24. Lydia Kimball, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, principal and project manager for Children's Inn Play Garden said, "It was truly a collaborative effort; it involved a group of very talented partners and volunteers, working together to realize a very special project." Alice Jones, also of MRA, was the lead designer. The Maryland Chapter selected its first recipient of the Award of Excellence. Catherine Mahan FASLA received this honor, based on her tremendous contribution to the landscape architectural profession throughout her entire career. Luke Haas has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., as a landscape architect. Haas has completed landscape design and site planning projects for residential and commercial developments, lifestyle centers, courtyards/ plazas and community parks. July 2014 89 m o v e r s & s h a k e r s Todd Jones Luke Haas John Nicolaus Mahan Rykiel Associates Lydia Kimball and Alice Jones accepted an Honor Award from Maryland Chapter ASLA. Catherine Mahan FASLA (center) is flanked by Dennis Nola (left) and Will Mahan. She was selected by the chapter's board to receive the Award of Excellence. It was given for her tremendous contribution to the landscape architectural profession throughout her entire career. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 8 1

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