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Can Parks and Memorials Happily Co-Exist?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.

2012's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

There are many reasons why landscape architecture "has gained stature in the public's imagination," as Alan Brake, Executive Editor at The Architect's...

Killing Modernism with Fuzzy Math, Bad Information and False Choices

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Modernism, despite the popularity of Mad Men and shelter magazines like Dwell, is under assault. Iconic works of architecture and landscape architecture from have a particularly high mortality rate.

2011's 10 Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

I submit this list of 10 notable developments in the world of landscape architecture to reflect on including new designs, significant transformations and influential publications.