July 11, 2016 - In today’s article “Frost Bank Tower Design Signals a 21st Century San Antonio,” the Rivard Report announced GGN’s role as landscape architect. Reporter Iris Dimmick explains that “as dramatic as the tower promises to be . . . the most transformative elements of the site plan are closer to the ground and on the street level surrounding the tower.”
“. . .The landscape design softens the lines between casual and commercial uses of the sidewalks and promenade. ’It embraces the landscape,’ GGN Founding Principal Kathryn Gustafson said. ‘Landscape architecture is everything that doesn’t have a roof on it. That’s a huge part of your life.’ ”
The 400,000 sq. ft. tower is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli for Weston Urban and its development partner KDC.
July 8, 2016 - Today Long Beach City officials broke ground for the new 22-acre Civic Center. The new mixed-use district includes a new City Hall, Port Headquarters and Main Library, along with a re-activated Lincoln Park and new residential, retail and hotel commercial development.
“We are so pleased to be a part of the revitalization of Long Beach’s downtown civic core and look forward to seeing the collective vision of the public and project team realized,” said Jennifer Guthrie, GGN founding principal.
The Civic Center is being developed under an innovative public-private partnership with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners and the City of Long Beach.
June 11, 2016 – On June 10 and 11, over 700 people attended the Landscape Architecture Foundation "Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future" at the University of Pennsylvania. The Summit was called to "critically reflect on what landscape architecture has achieved over the last 50 years and present bold ideas for what it should achieve in the future.” Jennifer Guthrie, President-Elect of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, worked with the LAF Board and LAF Staff to plan this successful event.