LAN’s Top Announcements 2016/17

A round-up of Landscape Architects Network’s 2016/17 announcements.

2016 was a year filled with experimentation (launch of the eBooks series) and consistency (another year in which we were ranked in the Top 5 for landscape architecture websites in the world) for Landscape Architects Network (LAN).

However, before I dive in, we would like to give a big round of applause to our loyal fans and partners! Thank you Adam Christopher, Building Trust International, Fire Pit Art, The Global Grid, Minimis, Permaloc, and Zinco for all of your support over the past year!

Landscape Architects Network’s Announcements 2016/17

As one of LAN’s most-tenured writers, Win is always exploring new writing styles and is eager to take on challenging tasks. Since joining us in 2012, Win has written countless articles, been featured in Paisea (a Spanish landscape architecture magazine), and attended Expo Milano 2015. Some of her top articles include Landscape Design Software – Which is Best? and How Bishan Park Became “The Central Park” of Singapore.

Win currently lives in Bath, United Kingdom and works as a Landscape Architect at Greenhalgh Landscape Architecture. She earned her BA in Landscape Architecture with Planning and her MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield.

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From Win Phyo’s article – Landscape Design Software- Which is Best? | Click HERE to read it.

The Fourth Annual Top 10 Projects of the Year is back, and it’s loaded with exemplary projects from six countries. This year’s recipients include the thoughtfully planned The Hills at Governor’s Island in New York, designed by West 8; the groundbreaking facility known as Max IV located in Lund, Sweden, by Snøhetta; and the whimsical playscape, Play Landscape be-MINE, created by CARVE + OMGEVING. Adaptive reuse and public open space were the key themes, and these trends will certainly continue into 2017 and beyond.

WATCH >>> Crescent Park

For a third straight year, LAN has been ranked in the Top 5 of Landscape Architecture websites in the world by The Global Grid. Similar to previous years, this ranking has been established based on the website’s level of traffic, as measured by Alexa International Analytics.

With more than 20,000 likes and more than 43,000 shares, this article claims the top spot for the most-viewed article of 2016. Aybige’s article examines four exceptional small gardens and why they were successful. From Hilgard Garden,  designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture, to Vale do Lobo Garden, created by Iúri Chagas, these examples demonstrate that well-designed small spaces can be impactful.

Hilgard Garden. Credit: Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Read our hit article 4 Awesome Projects for Small Garden Design Inspiration HERE! |Hilgard Garden. Credit: Mary Barensfeld Architecture

  • Announcing Erin Tharp as LAN’s New Content Director

LAN’s Writer of the Year for 2014 and 2015/16 became our Content Director this year. Erin brings a great deal of experience and a high level of creativity to the mix, and it shows in the team’s work. When not reviewing articles or providing guidance to team members, she is a Landscape Architect in Tennessee at her own firm, Tharp Design.

Now is a great time to join our VIP Club. From 30 percent off Timber Press books to access to exclusive LAN articles, the benefits are endless! Explore the complete list by clicking the headline above.

As an added bonus to support The Nature Conservancy’s goal to Plant 1 Billion Trees, LAN donates $2 USD for every new VIP Member who signs up for an annual subscription. To date, we’ve donated $570 to this great cause. Sign up  today to join this great mission!

To help our readers stay current, we’ve launched eBooks, which can be individually purchased. All VIP Subscribers receive a 40 percent discount. Currently, we offer four eBooks. Topics include an introduction to landscape architecture, green roofs, AutoCAD, and SketchUp.

The popular weekly news feature celebrates two years sponsored by our generous partner, Zinco. Typically published each Monday, this roundup covers incredible depth. On any given week, viewers may find project reviews, industry trends, op-eds, and much more from across the globe! Check out the next release on Jan. 9, 2017.

Finally, I’d like to thank the LA Team and all our loyal readers for a fantastic year! It’s your efforts that make Landscape Architects Network one of the premier destinations for projects, news, and trends in the world of landscape architecture.

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Have a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Announcements composed by Brett Lezon

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