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2014

  • March 2014

    Landscape Performance Research - View as PDF

    • 2014 Fellowship Winner’s Paleoethnobotanical Research
    • 2014 Scholarship Winners
    • Landscape Performance at CELA Conference
    • Vectorworks to Estimate Performance
    • LPS Feature: Buffalo Bayou Promenade
    • Special Thanks: SPJ Lighting
  • February 2014

    Meeting Demand for Landscape Performance - View as PDF

    • Input Needed for Next-Generation LPS
    • Practice-Based Research Webinar
    • 2014 CSI Research Fellows Announced
    • 2014 CSI Projects and Firms Announced
    • LPS Feature: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    • Special Thanks: Landscape Communications
  • January 2014

    What’s Next for Landscape Architecture - View as PDF

    • ASLA Council of Fellows Adds Third Scholarship
    • Whats Next for #larch?
    • Should Design Education Include Ecology
    • LA Expo Leaders’ Reception to Support LAF
    • LPS Feature: Yuma East Wetlands
    • Special Thanks: Civitas

2013

  • December 2013

    Get Ready for 2014 - View as PDF

    • Thanks for a Great Year!
    • CSI 2014 Applications Due
    • Landscape Performance Education Grant Recipients
    • More Blog Posts from Olmsted Scholars
    • Give the Gift of LAF
    • LPS Feature: Carmel Clay Central Park
    • Special Thanks: CLASS Fund
  • November 2013

    Thank You! - View as PDF

    • Annual Benefit Sets New Record
    • Olmsted Scholar Events in Boston
    • Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes winner
    • 2014 Scholarships Announced
    • Welcome New LAF Board of Directors
    • LPS Feature: Napa River Flood Protection Project
    • Special Thanks: ASLA
  • October 2013

    A Year After Hurricane Sandy - View as PDF

    • Annual Benefit Tickets - Don’t Wait
    • 70 LPS Case Study Briefs and Counting…
    • 2014 CSI Program Applications
    • Olmsted Scholar Blog Feature
    • XTremeLA Tackles Coastal Adaptation
    • LPS Feature: UT Dallas Campus
    • Special Thanks: Office of James Burnett
  • September 2013

    New Resources, Grants, and Experiences - View as PDF

    • 20 New LPS Case Study Briefs
    • Landscape Performance Education Grants
    • Olmsted Scholar Blog Feature
    • LAF Celebrates Park(ing) Day
    • 2013 Annual Benefit - Register Now
    • LPS Feature: Dutch Kills Green
    • Special Thanks: ICPI Foundation
  • August 2013

    New Tools to Make the Case - View as PDF

    • Blog Reflections from CSI Researchers
    • New Videos: Innovative Methods to Assess Performance
    • 7 Back-to-School Case Studies
    • LAF Legacy Society: Jay Graham
    • 2013 Sweepstakes is Underway
    • LPS Feature: New EPA Stormwater Calculator
    • Special Thanks: Sasaki Associates
  • July 2013

    Traveling Vicariously - View as PDF

    • Blog Updates and Reflections from CSI Researchers
    • 2012 Annual Report Available
    • Interview with Jane Knight of the Eden Project
    • 2013 Sustainable Destination: Seattle
    • LPS Feature: Olympic Sculpture Park
    • Special Thanks: Andrew Schmidt
  • June 2013

    Ways to Learn and Support - View as PDF

    • LAF Annual Benefit - Register Now
    • Sustainable Destination: NYC Trip Report
    • On the Road at EDRA and Upstate NY ASLA
    • Coming Soon: 2013 Sweepstakes
    • LPS Feature: Blue Hole Regional Park
    • Special Thanks: The Toro Company
  • May 2013

    Late Spring News - View as PDF

    • Most Common Benefits in LPS Case Study Briefs
    • Call for Scholarly Works
    • Sustainable Destination: Napa Trip Report
    • LPS Feature: The Willow School
    • Special Thanks: Aquatic Design & Engineering
  • April 2013

    2013 Scholarship Winners - View as PDF

    • Meet the 2013 Olmsted Scholars
    • Winners of $25,000 and $15,000 Olmsted Awards
    • 2013 Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Winners
    • New Landscape Performance Track at CELA
    • LAF Receives Two Grants for CSI
    • Thank You to Our 2013 Scholarships Coordinator
    • LPS Feature: The Avenue
    • Special Thanks: Tom and Gerry Donnelly
  • March 2013

    Beginnings and Changes - View as PDF

    • 2013 CSI Firms and Projects Announced
    • $22,500 in LPS Analysis Grants Awarded
    • LAF and Landscape Performance at CELA
    • New Interview: Ben O’Neil of Liberty Property Trust
    • LAF Staff Changes
    • We’ve Moved!
    • LPS Feature: Central Wharf Plaza
    • Special Thanks: Liberty Property Trust
  • February 2013

    Transformative Initiatives - View as PDF

    • CSI Research Fellows Announced
    • The Economics of Change
    • Ecology in Urban Design Survey
    • Olmsted Scholar Nominee Submission Packets Due
    • LAF Resources on #LandscapeChat
    • LPS Feature: Beijing Olympic Forest Park
    • Special Thanks: LA Expo
  • January 2013

    Upcoming Events and Deadlines - View as PDF

    • Deadlines Approaching for 2013 Scholarships
    • New Online Scholarship Application System
    • LAF Charity Reception at the LA Expo
    • 100 Firm Campaign Nears Halfway Mark
    • 2012 “Readers’ Choice”
    • LAF is Hiring a Program Manager
    • LPS Feature: Frontier Project
    • Special Thanks: Landscape Forms

2012

  • November 2012

    Giving Tuesday - View as PDF

    • 2013 CSI Applications Due Nov 30 and Dec 31
    • New CSI Video
    • LPS Research Grants - $22,500 Available
    • Olmsted Scholars Program - New $15,000 Undergraduate Award
    • LPS Feature: Magnuson Park
    • Special Thanks: Kornegay Design
  • October 2012

    LAF Events Recap and 2013 Programs - View as PDF

    • 2013 Scholarships Announced
    • Annual Benefit Raises $160,000
    • Apply Now for 2013 CSI
    • Sweepstakes Winner Announced
    • New LAF Board of Directors
    • LPS Feature: 20+ New Case Studies Coming Soon
    • Special Thanks: ASLA
  • September 2012

    LAF Events at the ASLA Annual Meeting - View as PDF

    • LAF Annual Benefit - Register Now
    • Win a One-of-a-Kind Trip to NYC
    • LAF Events - Join us in Phoenix
    • “Assessing Performance” Education Session
    • Olmsted Scholar 5th Year Events
    • Leaders Roundtable Dialogue and Report
    • LPS Feature: Cherry Creek North
    • Special Thanks: SmithGroupJJR

    

  • August 2012

    End of Summer Updates - View as PDF

    • LAF Annual Benefit - Register Now
    • Win a One-of-a-Kind Trip to NYC
    • 2012 CSI Wraps Up
    • Guest Blog Posts from the 2012 Olmsted Scholars
    • New Planned Giving Website
    • LPS Feature: Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    • Special Thanks: Cold Spring Granite
  • July 2012

    CSI and Olmsted Scholar Updates - View as PDF

    • LAF Annual Benefit - Register Now
    • CSI Reflections on the Research Process
    • 2011 National Olmsted Scholar Update: Kate Tooke
    • LAF Blog to Feature 2012 Olmsted Scholars
    • Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes Kicks Off
    • LPS Feature: Teardrop Park
    • Special Thanks: Joe A. Shull, Esq.
  • June 2012

    Summer News - View as PDF

    • LAF Annual Benefit - Early Bird Registration
    • 2011 Annual Report Available
    • School Environments and Student Performance
    • Call for Scholarly Works
    • LAF ED Named ASLA Fellow
    • LPS Feature: Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration
    • Special Thanks: AECOM
  • May 2012

    CSI & LPS News - View as PDF

    • CSI Research Underway
    • Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus
    • More LPS Fast Facts
    • Sweepstakes Winner Returns From China Trip
    • LAF Annual Benefit - Save the Date
    • LPS Feature: Millennium Park
    • Special Thanks: Hunter Industries
  • April 2012

    2012 Scholarship WinnersView Online

    • 2012 National Olmsted Scholar Named
    • Meet the 2012 Olmsted Scholars
    • 2012 Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Winners
    • LAF Receives NEA Art Works Grant
    • Neirloom Vegetables of Southern Appalachia Research
    • Thank You to Our 2012 Scholarships Coordinator
    • Special Thanks: Rain Bird
  • March 2012

    Landscape Performance NewsView Online

    • Landscape Performance at CELA
    • Two New LPS Case Study Briefs
    • LAF Annual Benefit Sponsorships
    • LAF Webinars for Landscape Architecture Month
    • Special Thanks: Dennis Otsuji, FASLA
  • February 2012

    Scholarships, Students & MoreView Online

    • 2012 Scholarships - 2 Days Left to Apply
    • 2012 Olmsted Scholars Program Nominations
    • Olmsted Scholar Weekly Blog Posts
    • CSI Classroom Model Piloted at UW
    • Leaders Roundtable Report
    • Annual Benefit Venue Announced
    • Special Thanks: Jay Graham, FASLA
  • January 2012

    Research and Scholarship News - View Online

    • CSI Applications Due Jan 18
    • Olmsted Scholar Weekly Blog Posts
    • 2012 Scholarships - Apply Now
    • 2012 Olmsted Scholars Program Nominations
    • On Assignment in Afghanistan
    • 2011 Leadership Circle
    • Special Thanks: HNTB

2011

  • December 2011

    Happy Holidays! - View online
    Our regular e-Newsletter will return in January.

  • November 2011

    Many Reasons for Thanks - View online

    • Now Accepting Nominations for 2012 Olmsted Scholars Program
    • Olmsted Scholar Events in San Diego
    • Sweepstakes Winners Announced
    • Annual Benefit Sets New Record
    • New LAF Board of Directors
    • Special Thanks: ASLA
  • October 2011

    LAF Fall Events - View Online

    • LAF Annual Benefit - Register Now
    • 2012 Scholarships Announced
    • LAF at the ASLA Annual Meeting
    • Xtreme LA: Tucson
    • 2010 Sweepstakes Winner Returns from Philippines
    • Register for the 2011 Sweepstakes
    • Special Thanks: ValleyCrest
  • September 2011

    Landscape Performance Series - View Online

    • LPS at 1 Year
    • 25 New LPS Case Study Briefs
    • Landscape Performance in Design Education
    • Tell Us How You’re Using the LPS
    • Special Thanks: JJR | Roy Fund
  • August 2011

    Evidence & Outreach - View Online

    • Value of Green Infrastructure Guide
    • Summer CSI Wraps Up
    • Heavy Metals in Vegetable Gardens
    • The Understory 08.17.11
    • Special Thanks: Christopher D. Ellis, PhD, RLA
  • July 2011

    Summer News - View Online

    • Fast Fact Library Grows
    • LAF Annual Benefit - Early Bird Registration Ends Soon
    • Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes Underway
    • OSP Feature: Schoolyard Reform as Urban Greening
    • CSI Evidence is Mounting
    • LAF Staff Changes
    • Special Thanks: Kathleen L. Wolf, PhD
  • June 2011

    CSI & More - View Online

    • Case Study Investigation (CSI) Research Underway
    • New Mobile Versions of Landscape Performance Videos
    • Annual Benefit Early Bird Rate
    • LPS Highlights: Old Collier Golf Club; LID and heat-related fatalities
    • Philippines Trip Scheduled for 2010 Sweepstakes Winner
    • Special Thanks: AHBE
  • May 2011

    Landscape Performance & More - View Online

    • Fellows Selected for Case Study Investigation (CSI) Program
    • Performance of Sacred Places: New TKF Foundation Grants
    • LPS Highlights: ASLA Green Roof; Street trees and home value
    • LAF Annual Benefit Registration Online
    • John Deere Landscapes as Lead Annual Benefit Sponsor
    • LAF Summer Interns Wanted
    • Special Thanks: Ironsmith
  • April 2011

    Scholarship Programs & Winners - View Online

    • 2011 Olmsted Scholars
    • 2011 Scholarship Winners
    • National Olmsted Scholar Named
    • Establishing a Named Scholarship
    • Fellowship Winner Reimagines Detroit
    • LPS Wins Honor Award from Potomac & Maryland ASLA
    • Special Thanks: OLIN
  • March 2011

    New Opportunities for Faculty, Firms & Sponsors - View Online

    • 3 Opportunities for Faculty
    • CSI: Calling All Design Firms
    • LAF Annual Benefit Sponsorships
    • 2011 Scholarship Winners - 3 So Far!
    • Sweepstakes Destinations Announced
    • Special Thanks: Robert R. Cardoza, FASLA
  • February 2011

    Upcoming Events and Opportunities - View Online

    • EPA’s Proposed Stormwater Ruling
    • LAF Paid Summer Internship Program
    • Record Number of Olmsted Scholar Nominations
    • Upcoming LPS Presentations
    • Save the Date for The Sky’s the Limit
    • Special Thanks: AECOM
  • January 2011

    LPS and Scholarship News - View Online

    • More LPS Resources
    • New Financial Awards for Olmsted Scholar Finalists
    • 2011 Scholarships - Apply Now
    • 2011 Olmsted Scholars Program Nominations
    • Mission Santa Barbara Project Complete
    • Special Thanks: Rae L. Price, FASLA

2010

  • December 2010

    Seasons Greetings - View online
    Our regular e-Newsletter will return in January.

  • November 2010

    Many Reasons for Thanks - View online

    • LPS Resources are Growing
    • Olmsted Scholar Updates: New Interview and Blog Feature
    • Landscape Performance Series Call for Case Study Briefs
    • 2011 Scholarships - Apply Now
    • 2011 Olmsted Scholars Program Nominations
    • In Memoriam: Carl D. Johnson, FASLA
    • LPS at GreenBuild, Webinars Available
    • Special Thanks: Landscape Forms
  • October 2010

    LPS and Scholarship News - View online

    • 2011 Scholarships - Apply Now
    • Landscape Performance Series Call for Case Study Briefs
    • Landscape Performance Series Presentations & Webinars
    • Olmsted Scholar Blog Feature
    • Xtreme LA: Austin
    • New Sweepstakes Winner
    • Special Thanks: Steven G. King
  • September 2010

    Summaries from LAF Events - View online

    • Olmsted Scholars Honored at LAF Events
    • Landscape Performance Series Launches
    • Top Story! Raises over $100,000
    • 2010 Sweepstakes Winner Announced
    • Education Session: Landscape Performance Tools
    • LAF’s Incredible Summer Interns
    • Special Thanks: JJR/Roy Fund
  • August 2010

    LAF at the ASLA Annual Meeting - View online

    • LAF 25th Annual Benefit: Top Story!
    • New Videos Available
    • LAF Events at the ASLA Annual Meeting
    • Education Session: Landscape Performance Tools
    • Special Thanks: John Deere Landscapes
  • July 2010

    Scholarship Programs - View online

    • 2010 Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Winners
    • Urban Garden Research Underway for Fellowship Winner
    • 2009 Olmsted Scholar Update
    • LAF’s Named Scholarships & Fellowships
    • Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes: Philippines
    • Special Thanks: EDSA 
  • June 2010

    What’s New at LAF - View online

    • 2010 Olmsted Scholars
    • New Landscape Performance Series
    • All-New lafoundation.org: Coming in Sept
    • LAF Book Wins Great Places Award
    • Report from 2009 Sustainable Destination Winner
    • Special Thanks: HOK