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National Landscape Architecture Month
 

Alabama
Alabama Chapter —

Piet Oudolf, Dutch Landscape Designer, Lecture
Date: March 27, 4 pm
Location: College of Architecture Design and Construction
B-6 Dudley Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama 36849.

Oudolf has come to the states to assist the Auburn University Student Chapter of ASLA with their National Landscape Architecture Month project on the Montgomery riverfront. The Auburn University Student Chapter of ASLA and Oudolf are creating a Master Plan of the 3/4-acre area encompassing the embankment to the right of the Montgomery Riverfront amphitheater and the "end zone" banking below the railroad tracks (this is near the Montgomery Biscuits Baseball stadium). Auburn landscape architect students held an all day charrette at the Montgomery Biscuit's stadium in February to kickoff the event. Students walked the site and discussed site opportunities and constraints with city officials and interested citizens. AULA students sketched ideas and presented a power point of potential concepts to the group. These concepts are now being put into a preliminary plan that will be sent to Oudolf next week to review.

For more information, contact:
Charlene LeBleu, AL ASLA Secretary, at cmlebleu@juno.com.

Bluff Park Elementary EcoScape
Date: April 5, 2008 |
Location: Bluff Park Elementary School, Hoover, Alabama

ASLA volunteers will work alongside local Scout troop to design and construct a gateway feature and path for the EcoScape project. Project will require creative re-use of assorted building materials and recycled paving. ASLA members will have the opportunity to impart lessons in design/build techniques, and creative problem solving.

For more information, contact:
Ben Wieseman, at bwieseman@kpsgroup.com or Jennafer Collins, at jennafer@collinsnetwork.net.


Arizona
Arizona Chapter —

Outdoor Circulation Space at Howenstine Magnet High School
Date: Five sessions between February 14 – April 30
Location: Howenstine Magnet High School
555 S Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-232-7300

The Southern Section is partnering with 8 core students and faculty of Howenstine Magnet High School to design and build an outdoor space in conjunction with the school’s major bus loading/unloading area. The project scope will include removing old asphalt in the area and incorporating trees, shrubs, water harvesting, tables constructed by the school’s building technology class, a shade structure, improving circulation and making the space universally accessible. The shade structure will be incorporated into the design based on a grant written by several students and awarded by Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers.

The project follows a basic outline that takes the students through the major steps involved in site selection, site analysis, design, and construction documentation during several weekly or bi-monthly classroom exercises and homework assignments. Some workshops may be divided into two or more classroom sessions depending on the complexity of the project.

Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Project Introduction Presentation by ASLA members
Site Analysis and Problem Identification Workshop
Concept Development Workshop- Brainstorming/Conceptual Planning/Design
Design and Development Workshop – Design/Drafting/Detailing Workshop

Compilation Workshop - Presentation Preparation/Estimating/Budgeting
Celebrate NLAM/Presentation of project to Howenstine High School (takes place in late April)
School Board/ Administration (District Officials, etc.)
ASLA Representatives (Jim Coffman, AZ-ASLA President, etc.)
Parents of Students

For more information, contact:
Lisa Ribes, at lribes@wheatscharf.com 
Senior Landscape Architect
Wheat Scharf Associates
442 N. Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-884-7911
520-884-7912

Outdoor Classroom and Reading Garden at Liberty Elementary School Collaborative Workshop with AzASLA
Date: February 22, 2008 through April 25th, 2008 (see below)
Location: Liberty Elementary School, 6th grade class
5125 E Marilyn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-493-6160

2/12/08 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Project Introduction
2/22/08 - Site Analysis and Problem Identification Workshop
3/07/08 - Conceptual Design Workshop
3/14/08 - Design Development Workshop
3/28/08 – Construction Documentation/Pre-Presentation Workshop
4/25/08 – National Landscape Architecture Month Celebration/Presentation
School Board/ Administration (District Officials, etc.)
ASLA Representatives (Jim Coffman, AZ-ASLA President, etc.)
Parents of Students

The Arizona Chapter’s Central Section is partnering with a 6th Grade class at Liberty Elementary School to celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month by holding a series of workshops aimed at introducing the students to the profession of Landscape Architecture. The primary goal of the workshops are to link the relationships of the lessons the students utilize in their current studies with the basic values and skills Landscape Architects exercise on a daily basis. To accomplish this, an existing social space on campus has been selected for the students to analyze, design, and present to the entire 6th Grade class. A secondary goal will be to bring the project to reality by assembling donors and volunteers to build the project over the summer, allowing the students to highlight a positive transition as they move from elementary to middle school.

The workshops follow an outline that takes the students through the basic steps involved in site selection, site analysis, design, and construction documentation.

For more information, contact:
Amy Schuchert, RLA, at aschuchert@lsdaz.com
Senior Landscape Architect
Logan Simpson Design Inc.
51 W. Third Street, Suite 450
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-1343 phone
480-966-9232 fax

Matt Boehner, at matt@campbellcollaborative.com
Senior Project Manager
The Campbell Collaborative
1747 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 306
Phoenix, AZ 85020
602-266-1644 phone
602-266-1607 fax

Arkansas
Arkansas Chapter —

Celebration of Trees
Date: April 5, 2008
Location: Fayetteville Downtown Square

The Arkansas chapter of ASLA helps the city of Fayetteville hand out free trees.  They also set up a booth and hand out magazines and colorbooks to event attendees.

For more information, contact:
Travis Brooks, at Travis.g.brooks@gmail.com
PO Box 3343
Fayetteville, AR 72702

California
San Diego Chapter

Poway Fire Revegetation
Date: March 29
Location: Poway, CA

Volunteers are needed to revegetate planters ravaged by 2007 fires at the entryway of Lake Poway on Saturday, March 29. Donations by Monrovia Growers and Walter Anderson Nursery will help ASLA members and volunteers from Cuyamaca College and Poway Girl Scouts to re-plant vegetation. Meet 9 am at the Lake Poway Entryway.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Jon Wreschinsky, ASLA, at jon_wreschinsky@johngallup.com
P.O. Box 81521
619-916-6956


Liberty Station Landscape Architecture Tour
Date: April 3, 4:30 pm
Location:
McMillin Company headquarters
2750 Womble Road
Point Loma, CA

Join Dennis Otsuji, FASLA and Principal of ONA, Inc. and representatives of the Corky McMillin Companies for a tour of the newly refurbished areas of the former Naval Training Center – now Liberty Station. After the tour, join us at 5:45 pm for a social hour at Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza. The tour starts at 4:30 pm at McMillin Company headquarters located at 2750 Womble Road, Point Loma.

For more information contact:
Jon Wreschinsky, ASLA, at jon_wreschinsky@johngallup.com
P.O. Box 81521
619-916-6956

Interrobang Lecture
Date: April 8, 6 pm
Location:
Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Featuring James Richard, AIA, and Kelly Bauer, FIIDA, founding partners and principals of Richard+Bauer Architecture. Registration and networking at 6 pm, lecture at 7 pm.

More information can be found here [pdf link].

Boy Scout Merit Badge Midway
Date: April 19, 8 am to 4 pm

Join ASLA members and sponsors who will talk to local Boy Scouts about the landscape architecture profession as part of the scouts annual merit badge day.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Darren Solano at darren@lightfootpg.com

I Love a Clean San Diego Creek to Bay Cleanup
Date: April 26, 8 am

Roll up your sleeves for our annual cleanup of Florida Canyon. Meet 8 am at the Rose Garden on the east side of Park Blvd across from the Reuben H. Fleet Space Museum.

For more information and to volunteer, contact: DJ Taylor at dtaylor@urbanarena.com.

 

California
Sierra California Chapter —

Yosemite Camping Trip
Date: April 4-6

A student/professional camping trip within the national park. A landscape/historic preservation tour led by Danny Schaible, landscape architect.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Dan Machado, at dfmachado@ps1la.com
PO Box 188232
Sacramento, CA 95818
209-544-3994

Presentation of Design Charrette Materials
Date: April 2008

In January 2008, over 50 designers, architects and landscape architects joined together to plan the zoo of the future.

For more information, contact:
Dan Machado, at dfmachado@ps1la.com
PO Box 188232
Sacramento, CA 95818
209-544-3994

 

California
Southern California Chapter —

High School Presentation
Date: April 15 or April 16th.
Location: Jordan High School ACE Academy, City of Long Beach.

Presenting to 11th Graders. Anna Mendiola, Chapter President Elect will be presenting.

ASLA Member Retreat - Biannual event
Date: April 18-20.
Location: Lake Arrowhead.

Open to all ASLA members. Theme: "Our Vision - Their Future". Speakers: Greg Yoko, Editor-in-Chief, Sustainable Land Development Today. Leslie Kerr, FASLA - "Sustainability Unique Perspectives". One additional speaker not confirmed.

Co-sponsored event with USGBC Orange County Chapter and AIA.
Date:Earth Day, Wednesday April 23rd.
Location: Orange County Museum of Art.

Chris Prelitz will be speaking. Live Band. ASLA So California, AIA Orange County and USGBC Orange County.

Elementary School Presentation
Date: No confirmed date - but at the end of April.
Location: White Oak Elementary, West Lake Village.

Jeff Hutchins, Chapter Treasurer will be presenting to school.


Colorado (emcompassing Wyoming)
Colorado Chapter —

Doors Open Denver
Saturday & Sunday, April 12th & 13th.

Doors Open Denver to celebrate "150 Years of Denver Architecture", It is a FREE two-day event that allows you to go behind the scenes of the city’s significant architectural gems and lesser-known treasures. Landscape Architects will be on hand to guide visitors through Denver’s historic parks and parkways.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Platte Forum: Nancy Locke (EDAW) and Courtney McRickard (Three Sixty Design) are teaming with Senior Horticulturists from the Denver Botanic Gardens to design an urban courtyard and garden for a non-profit group. Platte Forum is an innovative art center in downtown Denver that introduces underserved youth to the world of art. The program gives small groups of underserved youth a chance to participate in intensive workshops Learning Labs led by master artists Creative Residents. We are designing an outdoor space for classes, lectures, art openings and a space for reflective thought for artists and kids alike.

 

Connecticut
Connecticut Chapter —

2008 Olmsted Day Celebration
Date: May 2, 2008
Location: New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St
New Britain, CT 06052

“The Landscape as Art” is the theme of the conference to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted Day in Connecticut as enacted by the legislature to honor the Hartford native’s “legacy as the founder of American landscape architecture.” The event will be held at the recently opened addition to the New Britain Museum of American Art which overlooks Walnut Hill Park designed by Olmsted and Vaux in 1870. The grand views of the park from the museum almost make it part of the museum’s collection of American art. Morgan Fippinger from the museum and Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, the Executive Director of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, are the featured speakers, and after lunch and the traditional birthday cake, the president of the CTASLA will present the Olmsted Award. Updates from organizations in the state involved with cultural landscapes in Connecticut will follow as well as presentations of Olmsted’s ideas of landscape architecture as an art, and the history and current use of Walnut Hill Park. Time is also set aside for attendees to tour the galleries and the park with interpretive materials supplied to participants.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Mills, CTASLA Executive Director, at executivedirector@ctasla.org
205 North Farms Road
Coventry, CT  06238
860-742-7234

Legislative Office Building Display
Date: April 1-15, 2008
Location: Hartford, CT

Presentation boards covering various topics relating to the profession of Landscape Architecture will be displayed along the main corridor connecting the capitol building and the Legislative Office Building (L.O.B.). The content of these boards will include descriptions of the profession, graphic displays of the varied types of projects completed by LA’s as well as submissions from prior and current CTASLA design award winners. The intent of this display is to bring awareness of and promote the profession to the state legislators.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Mills, CTASLA Executive Director, at executivedirector@ctasla.org
205 North Farms Road
Coventry, CT  06238
(860) 742-7234                                         

L.A. Presentation to School Children (‘Each One, Reach One’)
Date: April 2008

Brian Robinson will provide a presentation to local elementary school children about the profession of Landscape Architecture.  Discussion will cover various elements of the profession as they relate to every day school curriculum including math, science & art.  Presentation will include the completion of a Green Roof Model as outlined in the list of potential LA Month activities on www.asla.org.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Mills, CTASLA Executive Director, at executivedirector@ctasla.org 
205 North Farms Road
Coventry, CT  06238
(860) 742-7234 

 

Georgia
Georgia Chapter —

Career Day @ DeRenne Middle School
Date: 3-12-08
Location: DeRenne Middle School, Savannah, GA

The Savannah Coastal Section of GAASLA will spend an afternoon presenting the profession of Landscape Architecture to middle school students and promoting NLAM activities in the Savannah area during the school sponsored Career Day.

For more information, contact:
Tanya Mandel (Savannah Section Chair), at tmandel@kri-eng.com
(912) 856-1849

Gallery Exhibit – selected works by L.A. students
Date: 4-1-08 thru 4-9-08
Location: Bertelsmann Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, GA

The Athens Academy, a coeducational, independent, college preparatory K-12 day school, is hosting a gallery exhibit of outstanding student work from the UGA School of Environmental Design. The show emphasizes the comprehensive scope of the Landscape Architecture program and our profession. The intent of the show will be to increase student and community awareness of the exciting opportunities provided through the field of landscape architecture.

For more information, contact:
Dale Hall (GAASLA President), at dhall@gaplanning.com
(706) 614-4491

Savannah Coastal Section Social & Kickball Game
Date: 4-4-08
Location: Guy Minick Youth Sports Complex, Savannah, GA

The Savannah Coastal Section of GAASLA will be providing a tour of the Guy Minick Youth Sports Complex as guided by the lead Landscape Architect, Valerie Hinesley. A kickball game and refreshments will follow.

For more information, contact:
Tanya Mandel (Savannah Section Chair), at tmandel@kri-eng.com
(912) 856-1849

Landscape Architecture Merit Badge Day
Date: 4-12-08
Location: ZT3 Placemaker Studio, 300 Mulberry Street, Suite 503, Macon, GA 31201

A local group of Boy Scouts will be taught differences between design professionals, basic skills required to design a project, how to select appropriate plants, and the importance of a good drainage plan. After accomplishing a list of requirements, the boys will be given a “Landscape Architecture Merit Badge”.

For more information, contact:
Zan Thompson (Middle Georgia Section Chair), at zan@ZT3Placemaker.com
(478) 742-0005

Student Visit to Green Roof @ ASLA National Headquarters
Date: 4-16-08
Location: Green Roof @ ASLA National Headquarters, Washington D.C.

A group of 40 grade school students (4th, 5th, & 6th grade) from Athens Montessori School will be chaperoned on a field trip to Washington D.C.. As part of the experience and to broaden the understanding of landscape architecture and the environmental focus of the profession, a visit to the Green Roof at ASLA National Headquarters is being scheduled.

For more information, contact:
Dale Hall (GAASLA President), at dhall@gaplanning.com
(706) 614-4491

“Green Cuisine” Speaker Luncheon
Date: 4-16-08, 12pm – 1:30pm
Location: Bonefish Grill, Savannah, GA

Brief description of event: Local landscape architect, Jo Claire Hickson, will be presenting the “Coastal Greenway Project” which is a planned hike & bike trail that travels along the coast connecting Florida to South Carolina. Continuing Education credits will be available for design professionals.

For more information, contact:
Jamie Csizmadia (President-Elect), at jcsizmadia@kerncoleman.com
(912) 651-1288

GAASLA Earth Day Booth with Green Roof interactive
Date: 4-19-08, 11am – 3pm
Location: Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

Brief description of event: The Savannah Section of GAASLA will be hosting a booth at the annual Earth Day event that will include an interactive task for children aged K-12 to create miniature Green Roofs. They will also handing out “What is a Landscape Architect” brochures and the “2007 GAASLA Awards” magazine.

For more information, contact:
Tanya Mandel (Savannah Section Chair), at tmandel@kri-eng.com
(912) 856-1849

Frederick Law Olmstead (FLO) Luncheon
Date: April 22, 2008
Location: Magnolia Hall, Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

The FLO Luncheon is a unique opportunity for Landscape Architects to get together to celebrate the National Landscape Architecture Month and the birthdate of the founder of the profession, Frederick Law Olmstead, and to learn more about his influence. The tentative speaker this year is Dr. Marianne Cramer, past Central Park Planner and current professor at the University of Georgia.

For more information, contact:
Maria Aragao Reese (Membership Chair), at mariareese@gmail.com

College & Career Fair
Hosted by Putnam County High School and the Eatonton-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Date: April 28, 10am-6pm
Location: Putnam County High School, Eatonton, Georgia

Landscape Architects from Williams & Associates in Athens, GA will provide Putnam County students and the community with insight into the vast career choices available in the field of landscape architecture as well as current career opportunities in Putnam County and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact:
Dale Hall, President, at dhall@gaplanning.com
P.O. Box 9803
Savannah, GA 31412
706-614-4491

 

Hawaii
Hawaii Chapter —

Assets School Career Day Presentation
Date: April

The Hawaii Chapter will present to a group of students using the ASLA National PowerPoint Presentation.

For more information, contact:
Brad Tinumra, at btanimura@beltcollins.com

 

Indiana
Indiana Chapter —

Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration
Date: Saturday, April 26
Location: Mill Race Park – Columbus, Indiana
Additional sponsors or participating organizations: Columbus, IN Parks & Recreation Department; local Boy Scout troops

The Columbus, IN Parks & Recreation Department will invite local Boy Scout troops to join in celebrating Arbor Day by planting trees in Mill Race Park. INASLA members will be present to assist, and inform them about the LA profession and many amazing & diverse career opportunities. ASLA career discovery materials will be provided to all.

For more information, contact:
Chris Marlow: Chris Marlow, (765) 285-1980, marlow@bsu.edu
Laura Garrett: (812) 376-2695, lgarrett@columbus.in.gov
Katie Clark: (317) 636-4682, caclark@hntb.com
Corrie Meyer (317) 263-6226, cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com
Dennis Murphy: (812) 376-2695, dmurphy@conceptcreationsinc.com
Nick Oskay: (317) 849-3120, noskay@holemanlandscape.com

Project Greenschools
Date: Exact dates not yet determined
Location: Location is not yet determined, but known to be an Indianapolis K-12 institution
Additional sponsors or participating organizations:
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI)

This is KIBI’s Outdoor Classroom program where students and teachers from local area schools work together to design and implement outdoor classrooms on their school grounds. Educational and implementation assistance from landscape architects will help them get their ideas on paper and built. INASLA members will be present to assist, and inform them about the LA profession and many amazing & diverse career opportunities. ASLA career discovery materials will be provided to all.

For more information, contact:
Chris Marlow: Chris Marlow, (765) 285-1980, marlow@bsu.edu
Laura Garrett: (812) 376-2695, lgarrett@columbus.in.gov
Katie Clark: (317) 636-4682, caclark@hntb.com
Corrie Meyer (317) 263-6226, cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com
Dennis Murphy: (812) 376-2695, dmurphy@conceptcreationsinc.com
Nick Oskay: (317) 849-3120, noskay@holemanlandscape.com

On-site High School Visits
Date: Multiple visits planned – exact dates not yet determined
Location: Locations are not yet determined, but are known to be various high schools across the state (e.g., Indianapolis, Muncie, Columbus, Ft. Wayne, etc.)

Selected INASLA members will pay visits to their old school (or local schools they know) to deliver and present Landscape Architecture career discovery materials (created by ASLA and INASLA); efforts will be made to coordinate with guidance counselors brief presentations to small student groups or classes.

Note: Once we determine dates and locations for Activities #2 and #3, we will forward them to you immediately.

For more information, contact:
Chris Marlow: Chris Marlow, (765) 285-1980, marlow@bsu.edu
Laura Garrett: (812) 376-2695, lgarrett@columbus.in.gov
Katie Clark: (317) 636-4682, caclark@hntb.com
Corrie Meyer (317) 263-6226, cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com
Dennis Murphy: (812) 376-2695, dmurphy@conceptcreationsinc.com
Nick Oskay: (317) 849-3120, noskay@holemanlandscape.com

 

Iowa
Iowa Chapter —

Landscape Architecture Month Banners
Date: April 2008
Location: Downtown Des Moines (Locust Street)

Custom designed banners promoting landscape architecture will be displayed between downtown Des Moines and the State Capitol building.

For more information, contact:
Alda Helvey, Association Manager, at ia-asla@assoc-serv.com
8345 University Blvd. Ste F
Des Moines, IA 50325
515-225-2323

Mount Vernon – Prairie Park
Date: April 2008

Hoffman Design Consultants is promoting sustainability within Mount Vernon, Iowa. Loren is volunteering to assist in planning and implementation of a 1.5 acre native prairie and wetland park within the community. The park is located adjacent to Highway 30 leading into town where over 10,000 travelers pass daily. Loren has explained the benefit of this sustainable landscape to the City Council members who have given immediate support for the project. Local residents, high-school students and Cornell College have committed to implementing this high visibility project, which in time will be used for educational purposes.

For more information, contact:
Loren Hoffman, at lhoffman@hd-consultants.com
Hoffman Design Consultants
319-373-5281


Kentucky
Kentucky Chapter —

ASLA Kentucky Events
Date: Throughout the month of April (and other months in the spring)

Held on February 24, 2008: We also want to encourage and support current students in the landscape architecture program at the University of Kentucky by meeting with them in their design studios, in addition to coordinating office visits to local design professionals.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Moser, at Sarah.Moser@EnvDesignInc.com
10904 Keene Road
Louisville, KY 40241
502.327.2890


Louisiana
Louisiana Chapter —

Design and Installation of Bioswales and wetland Area at Episcopal High School
Date: April 2008
Episcopal High School; Baton Rouge, LA

A series of bioswales and wetland area will be installed in the main courtyard at Episcopal High School to solve drainage and water quality issues and also as a site for teaching. EHS science teachers are developing courses to take advantage of BMP installation, operation, and maintenance.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Dana Nunez Brown, at dbrown@browndanos.com
225-381-3139

Downtown Baton Rouge Storm Drain Inlet Marking
April 2008
Downtown Baton Rouge

Teams will attach metal medallions to storm drain inlets that state, “No Dumping. Drains to Bayou.” We will complete all of downtown Baton Rouge and move to another area later in the year.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Dana Nunez Brown, at dbrown@browndanos.com
225-381-3139

NAHB Bioswales and Raingarden Installation
Date: April 2008
Location: NOLA
Additional sponsors: NAHB & EPA

In preparation for the annual conference of the NAHB to be held in New Orleans in May, the Louisiana Chapter will be installing Bioswales and raingardens at three new homes in New Orleans. The homes will be on tours taken by conference attendees. Dana Brown, ASLA will also give a presentation at the conference on the BMPs and their installation.

 

Michigan
Michigan Chapter —

50 in ‘08
April 2008

The Michigan Chapter has set a goal of giving 50 presentations on careers in landscape architecture in 2008.  The announcement will go to members in early march. We’ve created a web page as a resource.

http://www.michiganasla.org/resources/promote.html

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Ken Rapp
109 E. Madison
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-260-3533


Minnesota
Minnesota Chapter —

Featured Career Outreach at a Science Expo
Date: March 14
Location: Kenny School
5720 Emerson Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

We have two members presenting landscape architecture as a career at a Science Expo with an environmental focus in a public school. The volunteers will have a booth with boards and handouts provided by ASLA and supplemented with local examples of work and a model for students to view. The students will be presenting their science projects and the volunteers will have the opportunity to discuss environmental topics with them.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Diane Norman , at dianenorman@mac.com
1/2 Battle Creek Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota
651-274-3914

Career Fair Presentations
Date: April 2008
Location: Tentative locations are Roosevelt High School, Edison High School and Plymouth High School
Additional sponsors or participants: MASLA Volunteers are Tracy Sokowski, Ian Lamers, Peter McEnery and Nathan Ekhoff

Several MASLA members have volunteered to attend a career fair and present landscape architecture as an option. The schools listed above have been tentatively selected and MASLA will provide volunteers with handouts and presentation materials.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Diane Norman, at dianenorman@mac.com
1/2 Battle Creek Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota
651-274-3914

Classroom Design Activities
Date: To be determined
Location: To be determined
Additional sponsors or participants: Earlier in the year, MASLA volunteer Matt Wilkens led an exercise in zoo design with elementary school students.

MASLA has asked members to step forward and find opportunities to bring a design exercise presented by a design professional to a K-12 classroom.  Several members have expressed interest in this opportunity and MASLA is attempting to help them connect with interested teachers. Posted on the website are the lesson plans provided by ASLA and additional plans, including the zoo design project, will be added as they are completed. MASLA has also created a template outline to help volunteers get started and intends to build the webpage as a place with resources for ongoing activities with students.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Diane Norman, at dianenorman@mac.com
1/2 Battle Creek Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota
651-274-3914

Lao America Cultural Center
Date: To be determined
Location: 2648 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN
Additional sponsors or participants: Minnesota Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, (AFH) and Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Association (MNLA), Hedberg Aggregates. MASLA and AFH volunteer is Rich Koechlein who led the design process.

Brief description of event: In 2007 a team of designers from AFH, MASLA and the University of Minnesota created plans for the Lao America Cultural Center using pervious pavers left over from the national convention. The design was intended to create a usable outdoor area for this community building and to serve as a model for the use of pervious pavers and rain gardens in the neighborhood. This year the goal is to build both the hardscape and softscape elements of the plan, including a patio, retaining wall, building landscape plantings and terraced rain gardens that were designed to reflect the rice terraces found in Laos.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Diane Norman, at dianenorman@mac.com
1/2 Battle Creek Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota
651-274-3914

Designing Sustainability
Date: April 18th
Location: Como Conservatory Visitors Center
Additional sponsors or participating organizations: Anchor Block Company, Borgert Products, Applied Ecological Services, Bonestroo, Emmons Olivier Resources, Interlock Concrete Products, Irrigation Consultants and Control, Inc., Plant Health Care, Rainbow Tree Care, Prairie Restorations, Twin City Seed Company, Wausau Tile.

Day long education seminar covering sustainability and native plants. The speakers each have different specialties from specifications to plant selection to maintenance. There will also be a presentation on ASLA’s Sustainable Sites Initiative by Karen Nikolai. A panel discussion will cap off the event and our annual awards banquet social hour will begin after a small expo.

For more information, contact:
Ellen Stewart, at ellen.stewart@ci.stpaul.mn.us
300 City Hall Annex, 25 W Fourth Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
651-266-6380

Annual Awards Banquet
Date: April 18th
Location: Como Conservatory

Our Annual Awards Banquet is a time to celebrate landscape architects in Minnesota and catch up with what is happening locally. Our social hour will be followed by dinner and the state of the chapter address from our current president Joni Giese, ASLA. Guest speaker Darrel Morrison, FASLA from New York will present “If the Prairie Could Speak” which focuses on the works of scientists, novelists and poets relating to the prairie during a photo presentation of prairie images. Our Awards ceremony will follow.

For more information, contact:
Ellen Stewart, at ellen.stewart@ci.stpaul.mn.us
300 City Hall Annex, 25 W Fourth Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
651-266-6380

 

Mississippi
Mississippi Chapter —

Green Roof Model/City
April 2008

The Mississippi Chapter will be using the green roof model provided by ASLA, but creating a city; all of the boxes will be connected.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Bob Mercier
PO Box 254
Tupelo, MS 38802
662-844-6555

Green Roof Model
April 2008

The Mississippi Chapter will be using the green roof model provided by ASLA, to create mini-green roofs.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Michelle Guyton
PO Box 7356
Tupelo, MS 38802


Nevada
Nevada Chapter —

Discover Careers in Landscape Architecture Flyer Contest
Date: April 2008
Location: various

We will hold a contest for a flyer design depicting “Discover Careers in Landscape Architecture.” The contest will be open to members and student chapters. Once a winner is selected the flyer will be displayed in locations such as libraries, nurseries, boys/girls clubs, community centers, etc. for the entire month of April.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Amie Wojtech, RLA, ASLA (Vice President of Nevada, at adwojtech@pbsj.com
Chapter and Chair for NLAM Committee)
PBS&J 2270 Corporate Circle
Ste. 100
Henderson, NV 89074
702-263-7275 x3021


New Jersey
New Jersey Chapter —

Carreers Presentation and Screening of NJASLA “New Spin on the Earth” video Green to Green Day - NJASLA SPONSOR Member Joanne DeLorenzio, NJ Meadowlands
Date: March 28, 2008
Location: East Rutherford NJ School District

Presentation for High School and Elementary audiences of Landscape Architecture design process within a community involvement setting.

For more information, contact:
Nicholas Tufaro, at nick.tufaro@co.middlesex.nj.us
40 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 088901
732-745-3866

Promotion of ”NJDEP Global Warming Summer Challenge”
Date: Posting in April NJASLA Newsletter distributed to 600 readers
Additional sponsors or participating organizations:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Liberty Science Center

Elementary School Student/Parent team participate in program to research and perform home energy audits and submit to NJDEP for database survey and analysis of the public perceptions and activities in energy conservation implementation.

The Cadwalader Park Alliance presents Timothy Marshall Past Director of the Central Park Conservancy NJASLA
Sponsor Member:
Randall Baum
The Cadwalader Park Alliance
City of Trenton Parks Planning

Reception and lecture on the work of the CPC to implement a comprehensive management plan for Central Park and implications for general landscape preservation involving conservancy approach.

Closter NJ Green to Green Day - NJASLA SPONSOR Member Denise Mattes
Date: April 5, 2008
Location: Closter NJ School District

Exhibition by public and private sector providers of Green products and services

Promotion of ”NJDEP Global Warming Summer Challenge”
Date: April 23 and 30 at 4:00PM in Room 110
Location: Cook Douglass Lecture Hall
Additional sponsors or participating organizations:
Rutgers University SEBS Landscape Architecture Department

Rutgers University SEBS Cook Campus Landscape Architect Department Celebrates Landscape Architecture Month with final trio of Fall Lectures.


New Mexico
New Mexico Chapter —

School to World
April 2008

The New Mexico Chapter will have a booth at the largest career event in New Mexico focusing on 8th and 9th grade students.  Chapter members will be handing out Career Discovery brochures and fielding questions from intrigued students. In addition, they will be showing the showing the Career Discovery PowerPoint and a presentation of projects that the New Mexico Chapter has completed, and have a “Design Your Own Park” station where students can produce their own plans and take them home to share with family and friends.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Laurie Firor
308 8th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-764-9801


New York
NYSCLA Chapter —

High School Roof Garden Education
Date: April 4th, 2008
Location: High School for Environmental Studies
444 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019

Additional sponsors or participating organizations:
Friends of High School for Environmental Studies

Even though the High School already has a roof garden, ASLA is going to facilitate a design charrette in conjunction with the Friends of the HSES to make the garden even better. The focus of the event will be to challenge the students to put sustainable practices to work on their roof so they can feel good about their efforts to combat global warming – so much so that they are motivated to become landscape architects.

National President Perry Howard, FASLA, will be on hand to inspire the kids and to meet with the administration of the school.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Friends of High School for Environmental Studies
Nia Rhodes Jackson, at nrhodes@friendsofhses.org 
917-767-7902

Chapter: Ryan Kovac, rkovac@mnlandscape.com
212-431-3609


New York
New York Upstate Chapter —

Statewide Career Days
Date: April 2008
Location: various

All members will be making the effort to connect with a local Middle or High School to introduce the profession of Landscape Architecture to a group or class of students and answer questions. The Chapter is assisting with dissemination of information including flyers, display boards, power point presentation and other literature.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Michael Haas, RLA, ASLA, Chapter President, at mhaas@haas-la.com 
607-723-6005

Nicole Lipp, VP for Communications & Information, at nikilipp@yahoo.com
716-573-1212


North Carolina
North Carolina Chapter —

Charlotte Mecklenburg School Academic Internship Advisory Committee
Date: Not given
Location: Charlotte, NC

Charlotte we will speak to the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Academic Internship Advisory Committee about Landscape Architecture month and coordinate some kind of event to expose interns to Landscape Architecture albeit a brief discussion/Question and answer session. I will solicit people to help me with this.

For more information, contact:
Ben Simpson, ASLA, at ben@sitesolutionspa.com 

The Lower Cape Fear Celebration of Earth Day!
Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2008
Location: Hugh McRae Park, Wilmington, NC

We have a new theme this year- Earth Day 2008: trees please.
The theme is to bring awareness to the problem of deforestation, with a specific focus on canopy cover in New Hanover County.

Earth Day is a time to meet people from other organizations, get out your message, and recruit members, volunteers, and interested people. It is a fun day to be outside, talk to new friends, and learn about all the great things that are happening in our community. To make sure that the event is as interesting, entertaining, educational, and enjoyable as possible we would like to invite YOU to be at Earth Day 2008!

We encourage that all exhibitors come from an environmental standpoint, and that your display be as educational and interactive as possible. This makes it more fun for the people who visit your booth, as well as more fun for you!

For more information, contact:
Debora Steenson, at manager@ncasla
c/o Blue Star Services
1829 East Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.418.1325


Ohio
Ohio Chapter —

Local School Outreach
Date: April 21st – 25th
Location: Local elementary, middle or high schools

During the week of April 21st – 25th, local volunteers will be going into the classroom of area elementary, middle or high schools and conducting informative presentations about Landscape Architecture as well as perform learning activities with the children, as age appropriate.

For more information, contact:
Brett Weidl, at bkahren@msidesign.com or Elise Donaldson, at elise@envision-works.com
579 High Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085

 

Oregon
Oregon Chapter —

2008 Oregon Design Awards
Date: April 26, 2008
Location:
Northstar Ballroom
635 N Killingsworth Court
Portland, Oregon

This is the biennial Oregon Chapter Design Awards. It is the intent of this awards program to celebrate professional excellence by recognizing firms, individuals and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Oregon and beyond.

For more information, contact:
Chelsea McCann, at cmccann@walkermacy.com
111 SW Oak
Suite 200
Portland, OR
502-288-3122

2008 Fountain Festival
Date: April 10, 2008
Location: Salmon Springs Fountain, Downtown Portland
Additional sponsors or participating organizations: Portland Water Bureau and Portland Parks and Recreation

Lunchtime festival at one of the Cities premier fountains focusing on the future of parks. Pre School, elementary aged children and high school students, working with the ACE mentoring program will all develop their ideas for the future of parks. Their work will be exhibited at the festival that marks the start of the spring and summer season as Salmon Spring turns on for the first time.

Demonstration gardens will present ideas about park’s role in the future as it relates to habitat, urban agriculture, water, energy and technology and movement art.

An evening round table event will focus on Portland Park’s desire to develop more ideas about the future of parks in Portland. Leading landscape architects in the community will speak to the five themes that parks of the future will most likely need to embrace. The event will be a kick-off to the development of a spring 2009 conference.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Beth Flanagan, at bflanagan@walkermacy.com
111 SW Oak
Suite 200
Portland, OR
502-288-3122


Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter —

Each One, Reach One
Date: April 2008
Location: Various locations

In our effort for “Each One to Reach One”, we are to begin a campaign to distribute the Introduction to Schools of Landscape Architecture in Pennsylvania CD’s to local schools. We are looking forward to conducting these events and reaching out to our local communities.

Brief description of event:
The main effort by the entire PA/DE Chapter will be to distribute and present Introduction to Schools of Landscape Architecture in Pennsylvania, a CD created through an ASLA CIP grant, to local schools.

The Western Section of PA/DE Chapter will also conduct a Landscape Architecture Merit Badge Education Session with Local Boy Scout Troop. They will organize and present a one day course to the troop of Boy Scouts. This one day course will educate the scouts about the profession of landscape architecture. Through hands on work, this course will also teach the scouts some of the daily tasks completed by landscape architects. This course will benefit the scouts in their mission to receive a Merit Badge of Landscape Architecture.

The Western Section of PA/DE Chapter will also host a free networking Social for members and prospective members.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Lisa Kunst Vavro, Chapter President, at lvavro@chatham.edu
Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2826
412-365-1882

 

Potomac Chapter (Washington, DC)
Potomac Chapter —

The TIME:SPACE Project; 2008 Symposium
Date: April 28
Location: Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

The Potomac Chapter’s annual National Landscape Architecture Month Symposium will record the stories and experiences of our senior members as Pioneers of the Profession-many of whom have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the National Capital Area. This year’s Symposium will be held on April 25, 2008 at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD.

This event is a part of the TIME:SPACE Project (for which the Chapter received a 2008 CIP grant) that is currently being undertaken by the Chapter. In anticipation of the 2010 ASLA National Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, the TIME:SPACE Project will record the body of work by professional and student members of the Potomac Chapter. The TIME:SPACE Project will be the first-ever published record of people, history and places representing the past, present and future of the Potomac Chapter, as chronicled by past professional and contemporary student works and oral histories. The publication will be distributed at the National Meeting as a resource for attendees, and thereafter be regionally distributed.

For this year’s event, The Chapter speakers/round table participants, as Pioneers of our community will speak topically regarding the following:
Challenges to the future of the profession
Changes in the profession witnessed.
Evolution of one’s own practice/career as related to personal experiences.
Guiding high school students toward a career in landscape architecture

The Maryland Chapter is invited to attend the event. The event location at Brookside Gardens north of Washington, DC in Wheaton, MD, was specifically selected to provide geographic ease of access for their membership.

Green On The Screen
Date: April 17
Location: Morgan State University; Baltimore, MD

At the urging of the Potomac Chapter ExComm, the Va. Tech, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center Student Chapter of ASLA in Alexandria, VA has reached out to their cohorts at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Their April 17, 2008 event will be in a part of Morgan State’s 2008 Landscape Architecture Student Symposium. The VT Chapter will screen a series of environmental films at the University's state of the art McKeldin Student Center. The films were obtained through a Potomac Chapter 2000 CIP grant entitled “Green On The Screen” and is a continuing effort to raise public awareness regarding environmental issues in design and stewardship. A reception for the new Chair of Morgan State’s Program will follow. The event has been coordinated with the Maryland Chapter-they will also be in attendance.

Career Discovery in Landscape Architecture; National Capital Area
Career Discovery in Landscape Architecture is being incorporated into the Chapter’s NLAM programs by reaching out to interested students and faculty in several area high schools. This effort is taking place in March, 2008 in advance of the Items # 1 and #2 above as a means of cultivating additional exposure to the students. The March, 2008 efforts, present the scope of landscape architecture, invite students to offices for a first hand experience in the scope and range of landscape architectural projects. This effort is being stewarded by the Potomac Chapter's NLAM and TIME:SPACE committees and includes hands-on one on one collaborations between students and professionals as a means of engaging students in their potential for a career in landscape architecture. Candidate schools include Yorktown High School; Arlington, VA, TC Williams High School; Alexandria, VA and at least one selected public school in Washington, DC.

For more information and to volunteer, contact:
Ron M. Kagawa; President, at ron.kagawa@alexandriava.gov
703-838-5095 x322

Karen Kumm; President-Elect, at Karen.kumm@mncppc-mc.org
301-495-4554

Adele N. Ashkar; TIME:SPACE Project Committee Chair, at aashkar@gwu.edu
P.O. Box 18184
Washington, DC 20036-8184
202-994-0047


Rhode Island
Rhode Island Chapter —

Student Banner Display
April 2008

Display in prominent location our NLAM student design competition banners.  The vibrant banners will attract attention and promote National Landscape Architecture Month.

For more information, contact:
Tim Gerrish, RLA
Mungeam Cornish Golf Design
207 North Main Street
Uxbridge, Massachusetts  01569
508-278-3407

Landscape Architects and Nurseries Day
Last two weeks in April

The event provides free design consultation services to the public in cooperation with the participating nursery or garden center.

For more information, contact:
Tim Gerrish, RLA
Mungeam Cornish Golf Design
207 North Main Street
Uxbridge, Massachusetts  01569
508-278-3407

Career Day
April 2008

Attend Career Days at local high schools and speak to students about the landscape architect profession.

For more information, contact:
Tim Gerrish, RLA
Mungeam Cornish Golf Design
207 North Main Street
Uxbridge, Massachusetts  01569
508-278-3407

 

St. Louis
St. Louis Chapter —

Central States Conference; Moving Targets: Understanding Our Changing Landscapes
Date: April 21-23
Location: Eric P Newman Education Center, Washington University

An Annual conference of landscape architects, students and associated professionals, bringing together the ASLA chapters of Iowa, Prairie Gateway, St. Louis, Great Plains, and Oklahoma

For more information, contact:
Brad Furfaro, at 314-731-1112
Lenn Miller, at 314-206-4313

Building a Mini Green Roof
Date: April 14, 2008
Location: Bristol Elementary School, Webster Groves, MO

Brad Furfaro will be meeting with Bristol Elementary kindergarteners to discuss careers in landscape architecture and we will be constructing mini green roofs.

For more information, contact:
Brad Furfaro, at 314-731-1112


Tennessee
Tennessee Chapter —

Landscape Architects Merit Badge
April 2008

The Tennessee Chapter will help a local boy scout troop earn their landscape architect merit badge.

For more information, contact:
Sam Henry
6625 Lenox Park Dr.
Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38115


Utah
Utah Chapter —

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science Merit Badges
April 2nd and 9th, 2008 at 6:45 P.M.
Gossamer Way LDS Chapel
5246 West Gossamer Way
Riverton, Utah  84096

Additional sponsors or participating organizations:  Troop 1244 of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America, all scouts welcome.

Present the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science merit badges to scouting age youth in the neighborhood.  Attendee ages range from 12 to 17.  Discussion to include services performed by landscape architects, carrier path in landscape architect, and landscape architects in the environmental sciences.  All scouts are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:
Greg Graham          
772 East 3300 South, Suite 110, Salt Lake City Utah, 84106
gregg@edalandplanning.com                      
801-924-2296

“Gray Hair, Green Roots:  Seasoned Landscape Architect Oral Histories”
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Location:  St. George Branch, Washington County Public Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George, Utah
Additional sponsors or participating organizations:  Funded in part by a grant from the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Division of State History.

Public presentation of short, live oral history interviews with several “seasoned” landscape architects, followed by Q&A with a panel of local landscape architects.  The full oral history interviews were completed by a professional oral historian and chapter trustee Susan Crook.  Transcripts and tapes will be placed in the Utah State History Library and other public libraries around Utah to be available for public use and research.  Excerpts from the interviews will be used in a recruiting podcast by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University.

For more information, contact:
Susan Crook, ASLA, Trustee
1616 North Sage Drive, St. George, Utah 84770-6219
scrookla@gmail.com
435-773-7920


Vermont
Vermont Chapter —

Landscape Architect Presentation
April 2008

The Vermont Chapter member(s) will participate in a hands-on activity with the 1st and 2nd graders at Shelbourne Community School.

For more information, contact: Gail Henderson
802-878-4450



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