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Landscape Designer Profile: Michelle Derviss Landscape Design

March 18, 2014
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Philosophy: “Inspirit the heart, imbue the senses, and inspire the eye of the beholder”

Photo by: Marianne Majerus

It is difficult to pinpoint when the living roof jumped from eco-fantasy to eco-solution — there have been startling and innovative green roofs all across the country and in Europe seemingly forever. But in my mind, technology and design caught up with the dream in 2008 when a sweeping marvel of native plants, wildflowers, and engineering was built atop San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences.

This article was first published in Garden Design March 2012

True Life: Steven Harris Architects

March 28, 2011
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Architecture books often use landscapes like garnish: a bit of green at the edges to decorate the main course. Not True Life: Steven Harris Architects (Princeton Architectural Press, $50). This weighty, satisfying look at the New York firm's first quarter century is comfort food for garden-hungry readers.

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