2013 GreenBelt Awards
View the video to see a presentation recognizing local individuals, groups, and organizations whose work supports the mission of the Alaska Chapter of ASLA.
AzASLA 2013 Award Winners
The Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects hosted its annual Design Awards Gala at the Desert Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 4. Speaking at the event was the vice mayor of Phoenix, Bill Gates, and renowned landscape architect Jerry Van Eyck, founding principal of the New York-based design firm !melk. Click the link to learn more about the award winners.
NLAM 2013 Officially Recognized by California Legislature
In an effort spearheaded by California Department of Transportation Landscape Architect Lisa Worthington, April 2013 was officially recognized as National Landscape Architecture Month by the State of California. On April 17, the California State Legislature voted on and passed Resolution 714 “in honor of the legacy of landscape architects in shaping and protecting California landscapes.” The resolution was sponsored by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, who was steadfast in expediting the resolution to vote so that it could be passed during the month of April.
2013 Annual Meeting Registration Open
KYASLA has announced its upcoming annual conference to be held in downtown Lexington, June 28–29. Kicking off the conference will be a keynote presentation by Stan Harvey, principal of Urban Collage/Lord Aeck & Sargent and project manager of the Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District. The KYASLA Chapter will also be presenting the First Annual Grady Clay Community Vision Award to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray during this event.
Registration is now open. Please click the link to learn more and register online. Register by June 7 to get the early bird pricing.
Designing the Jake Sportsman Memorial Garden (via Year of Public Service)
When Jacob Sportsman—a 22-year-old Las Vegas resident serving in the U.S. Navy—passed away, the Las Vegas group Green Jelly decided to build a memorial garden for his family and friends with the help of Nevada’s ASLA chapter (NVASLA). Click the link to read the full story.
ASLA Oregon Chapter Symposium and Design Charrette
The theme of the 2013 Symposium and Design Charrette event is Nature of Space.
The nature of space is fundamental to how we design, interpret, and plan our living environments. This symposium seeks to address current trends, issues, and research on transformative spaces, adaptive reuse, spatial planning in landscape ecology, urban interventions, and evolving issues related to how we perceive and interact with the environment.
Registration is still open. Click the link to find out more information about the symposium.
Design Spectrum Series: Peter Exley Takes Fun Seriously
Join PGASLA for the third installment of the Design Spectrum Series at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Peter Exley elevates the standards of design for learning and play environments. His studio, Architecture Is Fun, Inc., collaborates internationally with museums, parks, learning facilities, and entertainment attractions to create meaningful and relevant play for children, families, and communities.
Registration is free and still open. Follow the link for more information.