Leaders of Influence

Los Angeles Business Journal. January 2024. Welcome to the sixth edition of our annual supplement honoring LA’s most influential women in the construction, architecture and engineering fields. The building industry offers great opportunities for advancement for women. In fact, the industry has managed to avoid any gender pay gap, with women actually making about 1% more than men in average income.

Pick Low Maintenance Paving

Houzz. January 22, 2024. By Marianne Lipanovich: Picking the right plants is often the first thing people think of when planning an easy-care landscape. Carefully choosing hardscape and finishing materials also can go a long way toward reducing maintenance and enhancing outdoor enjoyment.

Pick Low Maintenance Plants

Houzz. January 15, 2024. By Marianne Lipanovich: Putting the right plants in the right spots is the foundation for any low-maintenance landscape. We spoke with 12 landscape professionals from eight design firms in different regions around the country to learn the plants they recommend to homeowners looking to create an easy-care (or easier-care) garden — and the plants to steer clear of. Read on to find out their advice and choices.