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The Western Meadowlark – Why it’s the LARC logo

We are excited to share our new Bay Area LARC logo! Included on the Bay Area LARC logo is a western meadowlark. Not only do LARC and lark sound the same, but the western meadowlark’s native range includes the Bay Area! The western meadowlark is important to ecosystems throughout [...]

2022-03-10T10:04:11-08:00October 2nd, 2021|

Community Reactions to Harvey Milk Plaza

Engaging with community members is crucial in creating landscape designs. Through design charrettes, community meetings, and other forms of public engagement, landscape designers can learn more about what community members value. One proposed design that has received both positive and negative feedback is the New Harvey Milk Plaza in [...]

2022-03-10T10:05:42-08:00June 1st, 2021|

Mental Health Awareness – Therapeutic Landscapes Network

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Bay Area LARC is sharing information about the Therapeutic Landscapes Network (TLN), an international organization that provides resources on designing green spaces that benefit people’s health and wellbeing. Spending time outdoors has been proven to have numerous mental health benefits including [...]

2022-03-10T10:03:10-08:00May 2nd, 2021|

Recommended by Patricia Algara

Patricia Algara, principal and co-founder of BASE Landscape Architecture, is dedicated to creating designs and sharing knowledge to foster a resilient future. She co-published the Pollinator Patch and Garden Manual for English and Spanish speakers to illustrate the processes, challenges and benefits of creating environmental and social resilience in [...]

2022-03-10T10:04:48-08:00April 1st, 2021|

WLAM and Earth Month – Bay-Friendly Landscapes

In celebration of World Landscape Architecture Month and EARTH month, the Bay Area Landscape Architecture Resources Community (LARC) is sharing resources on designing Bay-Friendly landscapes and examples of Bay-Friendly landscapes. The Bay-Friendly Landscape Guidelines were created by Stop-Waste.Org, a public agency that works to reduce waste in Alameda County, [...]

2022-03-10T10:03:36-08:00April 1st, 2021|

Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes: an Insignia Films Production

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Bay Area Landscape Architecture Resources Community (LARC) is sharing resources focused on women landscape architects. Our first Women’s History Month spotlight resource is the documentary, Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes, produced by Lauren DeFilippo and Amanda Pollak. This film tells the story of [...]

2022-03-10T10:06:06-08:00March 1st, 2021|

Black Excellence – Walter Hood

In honor of Black History Month, the Bay Area LARC is highlighting Black landscape architects who have made valuable contributions to the landscape architecture profession and have created positive change through landscape design. Walter Hood, a UC Berkeley professor and the owner of Hood Design Studio, is dedicated to [...]

2022-03-10T10:02:41-08:00February 2nd, 2021|
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