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LAF has selected 15 high-performing landscape projects for its 2016 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty-student research teams with design practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary landscape projects.
Participants from each firm will work with the 2016 CSI Research Fellows to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic performance of the selected projects. The resulting Case Study Briefs are published to LAF’s award-winning Landscape Performance Series database of over 100 projects.
This year’s cohort comprises a range of project typologies, including three waterfront parks, a stormwater treatment facility, an EPA Region headquarters, a stream restoration, and several landmark urban parks. The 2016 projects will add unrepresented geographies — namely Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, and Canada — to the Landscape Performance Series.
The 2016 CSI program kicks off in February and runs through early August. The resulting Case Study Briefs from these participating firms and projects will be published in the fall:
Fairview Environmental Park, Montgomery, AL
Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pennsylvania - Shoemaker Green, Philadelphia, PA
EPA Region 7 Headquarters, Lenexa, KS
Swope Campus Parking Lot, Kansas City, MO
- HNP Landscape Architecture
Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner Landscape, Auburn, AL
HtO Park, Toronto, ON, Canada Janet Rosenberg + Associates
- Kansas City Water Services Department
Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project, Kansas City, MO
- Mia Lehrer + Associates
Vista Hermosa, Los Angeles, CA
- Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
Corktown Common, Toronto, ON, Canada
- PFS Studio
Sherbourne Common Park, Toronto, ON, Canada
South Los Angeles Wetland Park, Los Angeles, CA
- SWA Group
Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, China
- Tom Leader Studio
Railroad Park, Birmingham, AL
We look forward to working with the firms and learning more about these amazing projects and their impacts!
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