The essential list of #periodicals for first degree programs in #Architecture

This post is for information professionals working with architecture collections, as well as proactive architecture and design students who are curious about how their library’s holdings stack up against peer institutions. I personally have at one time represented both of these audiences. As a student, I was enrolled in a landscape architecture program that at … More The essential list of #periodicals for first degree programs in #Architecture

#ASLA award of excellence to the #Digital #Library of #LandscapeArchitecture History

Those interested in the history of landscape architecture take note: there’s a new award winning tool that aims to help students fully contextualize and visualize iconic places through a virtual tour interface of sorts. Its called the Digital Library of Landscape Architecture, and it was developed by Benjamin George of Utah State University’s Department of … More #ASLA award of excellence to the #Digital #Library of #LandscapeArchitecture History

Learning about #preadaptation and the emergent #ecology of cities at Swarthmore’s Woody Plants Conference

I was at the Woody Plants Conference back in July at Swarthmore College, and particularly enjoyed a talk by Peter Del Tredici entitled “Preadaptation of Plants to Specialized Urban Niches in Northeastern North America”. Del Tredici recently retired from Arnold Arboretum as a senior scientist emeritus after 35 years of service, and has taught at … More Learning about #preadaptation and the emergent #ecology of cities at Swarthmore’s Woody Plants Conference

Hilltop Arboretum

I visited Hilltop Arboretum toward the end of March, and while the climate was pretty perfect [partly sunny, near 80], much of the flora in the arboretum was just far along enough to be appreciated. The 14 acre property is situated on a highpoint about six miles south of the LSU campus, of whom also … More Hilltop Arboretum