Category Archives: Science

The science behind it all.

8 Health Benefits of Being Out in Nature

Spring is finally here! Time to shake off the winter blues and get outside. We have the evidence to explain the health benefits of why you should be spending more time in nature. 1. Reduced Anxiety & Depression Rumination is what happens when you get really sad and you can’t stop thinking about it or…
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Accessible Design: Capitalizing on the Benefits of Nature

The West Studio presented Accessible Design: Capitalizing on the Benefits of Nature  at the 2016 WASLA conference ‘Imagine Tomorrow’.  This years theme questioned the past, present, and future of landscape architecture; in particular, what our future holds for the profession. Keynote speakers, Steve Austin JD ASLA and David Rubin ASLA FAAR, provided a bridge to reflect on our cumulative…
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2015 ASLA Conference

The West Studio got November off to an exciting start as we traveled to the 2015 ASLA Meeting and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. We arrived to unusually balmy temperatures and clear blue skies over this beautiful city. [caption id="attachment_3245" align="alignleft" width="277"] Ann and her fellow team delegates.[/caption] This year we are pleased to announce that our associate Ann Dinthongsai…
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