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Firms and Projects Announced for LAF's 2013 Case Study Program

The site (before and after) is the former location of George Washington University Hospital. The hospital was razed in 2003, and the new hospital (in background of vacant lot and in the after image) was erected in 2002. Work did not begin on the vacant lot until 2008. The lot is now the courtyard of the Avenue development. The landscape architecture is by Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Before image: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
After image: Craig Kuhner

Twenty design firms and 24 built projects have been selected for the Landscape Architecture Foundation's (LAF's) 2013 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program CSI is a research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty-student research teams with leading practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects. LAF reports over 30 firms applied to participate. Projects were selected based on design innovation, potential to produce comprehensive quantified benefits, availability of baseline information and the firm's commitment to the research collaboration.

Participants from each firm will work on teams with faculty research fellows and student research assistants to evaluate the performance of the projects, and produce case study briefs for LAF's Landscape Performance Series (LPS). LPS is an online interactive set of resources to give designers, agencies and advocates tools to quantify the benefits of landscaping, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.

The 20 design firms participating in the 2013 Case Study Investigation and their projects are:

Alameda County Surplus Property Authority
-Tassajara Creek Restoration

Conservation Design Forum
-Ann Arbor Municipal Center
-Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

de la fleur LLC
-One Drop at a Time

Design Workshop
-Capitol Valley Ranch
-Cascade Garden
-Riverside Ranch

Fred Phillips Consulting
-Yuma East Wetlands

Ground, Inc.
-Parc Nouvelle: A Tapestry of Experiences and Planting

Hitchcock Design Group
-Boneyard Creek Restoration: Scott Park and the Second Street Detention Basin

-Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home: Green + Wired

Living Habitats
-Chicago Botanic Garden Lake Shoreline Enhancement Projects

-Napa River Flood and Watershed Protection

The Office of James Burnett
-Klyde Warren Park

-Simon and Helen Director Park

PWP Landscape Architecture
-UT at Dallas Landscape Improvements

Richard Burck Associates
-Watch Factory

-Carmel Clay Central Park -Millikin State Park & Harbor /font>

Stoss Landscape Urbanism
-Erie Street Plaza

SWA Group
-Buffalo Bayou Promenade

Terry Guen Design Associates
-63rd St Beach
-Jackson Park

-Dutch Kills Green

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
-Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

LAF expects to see case study briefs from the firms this fall.

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