Landscape Architecture

April 22, 2022

Earth Day Tree Planting

It’s Earth Day, so of course, it made perfect sense to plant a tree! Because, we are a Landscape Architecture office, there were a few choices …

November 14, 2021

Two Years of Urban Landscapes

The holidays are coming and today, I reflect back on the past two years. Urban Landscapes, LLC was technically created as a business December 1, 2019. …

June 24, 2011

Urban Planning as a Satisfying Career

The following is a reply to an email from a College student in Colorado Springs interested in the Planning/Landscape Architecture field of expertise.  I have received a …

June 6, 2011

Landscape Urbanism vs. New Urbanism: Review of the Discussion at CNU 19

This past Saturday evening, I attended a much-anticipated discussion about landscape urbanism, sometimes referred to as ecological urbanism, at the annual Congress organized by the CNU in Madison, Wisconsin.

May 6, 2011

Expert Witness Landscape Architect: An Educational and Fullfilling Experience

Last fall, I was asked to be an expert witness for a landscape architecture firm who was the defendant in a lawsuit which claimed negligence against the company. Initially, I was admittedly hesitant as this was something that was foreign to me.

March 7, 2011

The Nexus of Smart Growth and Landscape Architecture

Olson Planning & Urban Landscapes celebrated one year of business this past week. It has been a tremendous year and great strides have been made in building a foundation of business for several years to come. I have been asked over this past year on a few occasions my ambitions...

November 12, 2010

Alternatives to Bluegrass for the Larger Areas in a Landscape

I am providing a few slides for a colleague of mine for the Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference upcoming next week on November 18 and 19 in Colorado …

October 23, 2010

Pueblo Landscape Architecture Video

I put the following video together upon completion of the landscape architecture drawings for the Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pueblo, Colorado.  The landscape architecture was …

May 26, 2010

Medians Returning to a More Natural State Via Budget Cuts. Instead, Let’s Grow Something Productive!

In Colorado Springs, it is no secret that our City is under major budget cuts.  We have made national news a few times in the past year for our …

May 12, 2010

Pueblo Justice Center Photos

The grand opening for the Pueblo Justice Center was last Friday, May 7. It was great to see the finished product of years of hard work. The …