As the U.S. economy struggles to reassert itself, American landscape architects have pursued international design commissions on a record scale.
Through the use of case studies and cultural anecdotes, this presentation will explore the cumbersome yet rewarding work that several Bay Area firms are doing internationally. Topics will include design and planning opportunities, marketing, design process, and quality control of the built landscape.
This lecture is $10 for ASLA members, $15 for nonmembers, and free for students. Register here.
ASLA’s Year of Public Service—YPS 2013
It’s time to bring our chapter’s excellent work to light. The 2013 Year of Public Service (YPS 2013) has been established by the national ASLA Public Awareness Campaign to highlight the wide-reaching public-service activities readily performed by landscape architects, and to advocate for a higher commitment by all toward community service projects.
To find out more about YPS 2013 and to see the list of open projects, click here.
FLASLA Announces Inaugural Issue of Florida Landscapes
FLASLA is proud to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Florida Landscapes. This quarterly publication was developed specifically for Florida’s landscape architects.
According to FLASLA Chapter President Michael Miller, "Our goal is for the pages of this magazine to reflect our industry—the accomplishments, the hard work, the creativity, and all the people that make it possible.”
The magazine will include stories and photos of unique projects across the country, the latest legislative news, as well as information on events, products, trends, and more.
Investing in Education
Five years ago, under its then President Dale Hall, the chapter spearheaded an initiative through which GAASLA would commit to a $25,000 undergraduate endowment. This meant a gift of $5,000 per year for five years to establish a fund at the UGA College of Environment + Design. We have met that commitment every year with the help of our annual golf outing and other contributions, and I am proud to announce that on Friday, January 25, we were able to present the final funding to the college and the UGA Foundation.
In addition, we provided $1,000 from the chapter’s general fund to support an immediate award of the scholarship to a student this year. After 2013, the interest income generated from the endowment will fund the scholarship on its own, with excess funds being reinvested to grow the amount available.
Public Service Project 2013
February 23, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Outside the Box, Indianapolis
The ASLA Indiana Chapter will lead a design charrette as its 2013 public-service project. The sensory garden will be located along the northwest side of the building just outside the community room and will feature a water display, an exhibit specifically designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and much more.
Breakfast snacks and beverages will be provided, so please register here as soon as possible so ASLA Indiana can plan accordingly.
ASLA-MN 2013 Awards Celebration Call for Entries and Nominations
ASLA-MN is now accepting entries for professional awards and nominations for service and valued places awards. Entries and nominations are due Friday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m. Click the link above to learn more.
Historic Gardner's Basin Design Charrette, Atlantic City
Through a fast-paced half day of brainstorming and drawing plans, sketches, and illustrations, 30 professional landscape architects and six students of the Rutgers University Department of Landscape Architecture produced creative ideas for redevelopment of Atlantic City’s beautiful but underused aquarium, marina, and public park, Gardner’s Basin.
Read more here (via ASLA’s Year of Public Service).
Casacadia Emerging Professionals
February 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Green Dragon, Portland, Oregon
Casacadia Emerging Professionals is pleased to announce an Interdisciplinary Invitational. We are excited to present the opportunity for emerging professionals in green building to come together to chat about the challenges and rewards of our work. We are inviting architects, engineers, tradespeople, consultants, and designers to join the conversation. We seek to support collaborative work and a better understanding of process and profession in green building.
Feel free to forward this message to other emerging professionals interested in the green building industry. Learn more about the event here.