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TLS team “Common Ground” selected for Resilient by Design Challenge

After receiving 51 submissions and undergoing an extensive jury process, Resilient by Design are thrilled to announce the 10 winning Design Teams who will participate in the Bay Area Challenge. This Design Team cohort includes designers, urban planners, architects, engineers, and other resilience experts with local, regional, national, and international expertise. TLS Common Ground team has a foundational understanding of the Bay Estuary environmental gradients, expertise in urban infrastructure strategies for climate change and coastal adaption, on building socially responsive architecture engendered with authentic community development, economic strategies that engage open space, and a unique scientific and artistic understanding for incrementally making landscapes more legible. It is a collective ethos of practical futurism.  Our approach explores the Pacific-Specific, dual dynamic of flooding through incremental sea level rise and the instantaneous seismic risk of these same lands.  Titled Common Ground, we investigate the incremental and...

Senbo returns from successful artist residency

TLS designer Senbo Yang participated in I-Park Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program on August 2017 and achieved significant recognition with a nomadic art installation DRIFTING. As a landscape designer and interdisciplinary artist, Senbo is specialized in fusing conceptual thinking with the craft of artistic making. Among over 600 applicants, Senbo is the only landscape architect candidate accepted in I-Park 2017 general residency program. His training at the Rhode Island School of Design helped him to  observe and transform the 480-acre campus into an art piece that explores inner peace in unsettled situations. "I feel at home everywhere because I am at home nowhere". DRIFTING is an attempt to visualize the feelings one goes through during times of transition. For Senbo, the idea of a bed with white sheets is representative of a safe place. As an international student, Senbo has moved between spaces for...

TLS Wins Sanlin Bund Ecological Park International Competition, Shanghai

The City of Shanghai has announced TLS Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, California as the winner of an international competition for the Sanlin Bund Ecological Park in Shanghai, Pudong. This new 241 hectare urban park is part of a key civic initiative encircling the city to create major “Green Lungs” and combat the effects of global warming in a city of 24 million with exploding urban density. The park is about "working the land" and is energized by weaving together diverse strands of Sanlin culture - symbolized by the local " Dragon Lion Dance".   More Details: http://tlslandarch.com/portfolio_page/shanghai-sanlin-eco-valley/ Related Article:https://www.designboom.com/architecture/tls-landscape-architecture-sanlin-bund-ecological-park-competition-shanghai-09-08-2017/?utm_content=buffer7cbb6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer  ...

Tom Leader Interview with ArchiDogs

Tom Leader interviewed by ArchiDogs, discussing Lion Mountain Park, the importance of natural systems, and how backpacking drew him into the field....

Boulder Civic Area Under Construction

Construction of the Boulder Civic Area park has begun, with bridge foundation work and the air-drying of salvaged wood from thinned out trees....

One Pratt Master Plan Approved

The One Pratt master plan was presented at a supportive community meeting at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and approved by the Birmingham City Council to proceed toward working drawings and starting construction in Spring 2017....

Wei Chen Now Senior Associate & Asia Practice Director

We are pleased to announce that Wei Chen is now a Senior Associate and Asia Practice Director. He has made immeasurable contributions to our team and has been a key leader in many TLS projects, including two recent competition wins, Suzhou Shishan Park and Kunming Wujiaba. Congratulations, Wei!...

Clean Parks, Clean Water

Railroad Park was a featured case study in a recent report from the Trust for Public Land, "Clean Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure."...