Posts tagged AHBE Landscape Architects


As President of AHBE Landscape Architects, I am very proud of our AHBE Lab contributors here who have participated in this online project the last several months. Our original purpose was to create a community dialog that reaches locally and globally to individuals and organizations who share our values and commitments to making a better planet. For me this has been a wonderful experience to listen, learn, and share issues that affect and inspire us here at AHBE on a daily basis, both a team and as individuals.

At risk of being too simplistic, non-academic, or opinionated, I want to share as a celebration of our natural world the beautiful landscape of Iceland. I hope you enjoy them. 

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Imagination. Innovation. Abstraction.

When is a river not a river? What are the impacts of landscapes of a temporary presence? Can plants be moved like furniture? Five years ago Expressions was produced to spotlight the trajectory of AHBE Landscape Architects founder Calvin R. Abe, a creative who admittedly had “never intended to be a landscape architect”, yet has shaped Southern California’s topography since establishing the firm in 1987.

Expressions documents the conceptual process behind three of his award winning projects – The No Name Garden, Infonet Headquarters, and The Los Angeles River Center – each embodying a different facet of his design philosophy, and in the process revealing how he utilized a lifelong desire to pursue the more abstract qualities of nature as constructible expressions imprinted onto the urban landscape.