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National Landscape Architecture Month
 

 2007 National Activities

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
April 3, Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Spotlight on Design: James Corner, ASLA — field operations
Since founding his New York-based studio field operations in 1998, James Corner, ASLA, has reinvigorated the role of contemporary landscape design in the United States and abroad. In projects that include New York's Fresh Kills Park and The High Line, his work breaks down traditional barriers to reveal landscape architecture as a process. In addition to his practice, he is the Chairman of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several award-winning books, including Recovering Landscape (1999, Princeton Architectural Press). Following the lecture, he will sign copies of his books. This program is held in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month. 1.5 CEU (AIA) / 1.5 CPE (ASLA) $12 Museum and ASLA members and students; $20 nonmembers. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.


NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
April 26, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Greening a River: The Four Mile Run Restoration Plan
The Four Mile Run Restoration Plan provides a bold framework to revitalize and restore the lower portion of the beleaguered waterway that forms the boundary between the city of Alexandria and Arlington County in Northern Virginia. The plan's initiative includes stream bank restoration in an effort to restore wildlife habitats and improve water quality. In a moderated panel discussion Elliot Rhodeside, ASLA, and Deana Rhodeside, ASLA, principals of the Alexandria-based landscape architecture firm Rhodeside & Harwell, Inc., and Bill Hicks with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, will discuss the master plan and the important cross-jurisdictional cooperation that made it possible. This program is organized in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month. 1.5 CEU (AIA) / 1.5 CPE (ASLA) $12 Museum and ASLA members and students; $20 nonmembers. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
 

NACAC Career Discovery Mailing

As part of our National Landscape Architecture Month activities, a mailing will be sent in April to 2,200 secondary school guidance counselors who are members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The mailing will include a cover letter asking them to promote landscape architecture as a career path, a copy of our Career Discovery brochure in Spanish and English, and a copy of the April issue of Landscape Architecture magazine.

 


2007 Chapter Activities

Chapters

A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / K / L / M /
N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / W / X / Y / Z

Alabama
Alabama Chapter —

Chapter Coordinator: Chad Watkins, ASLA, lchadwatkins@yahoo.com, or 251.948.7181.


Alaska 
Alaska Chapter

Garden Design Workshop
Lectures: March 27th and April 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Individual Workshops: April 7th 10:10am-12:10pm or 12:50-2:50pm (actual times to be arranged)
BP Energy Center
Anchorage, AK

Participants will learn the art of landscape design and plan their own garden at a series of lectures and workshops presented by the Alaska Chapter.

Lecture topics on March 27th and April 3rd include: Introduction to Garden Design, Understanding Your Site, Understanding Climate and Microclimate, Developing a Concept Plan, Common Landscape Problems (how to avoid them and how to solve them), Detail and Art in the Garden, and Plants for the Garden.

The individual workshops on April 7th will allow the participants to individually develop a unique garden plan with a landscape architect.

Careers in Landscape Architecture School Presentations
April 2007
King Career Center
Anchorage, AK

Dwayne Adams, FASLA, will present a power point slide show about careers in landscape architecture to students at the King Career Center.

For more information, contact: Mark Kimerer, ASLA, mkimerer@landdesignnorth.com, or (907) 276-5885.


Arizona 
Arizona Chapter

Design Excellence
April 2nd– 6th
University of Arizona
College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture Bldg
1040 N. Olive Ave.

Design Excellence is an annual student organized exhibition and competition of design work produced during the school year. Statewide firms and suppliers contribute to awards for projects selected by a jury of Chapter members. The award ceremony is Friday, April 4th from 6:00-8:30pm in the College Of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Gallery. Awards will be made at approximately 7:00pm. Chapter members are invited. Refreshments served.

For more information, contact: Helen Walthier, Student ASLA, helenw@email.arizona.edu.

Lecture – Topher Delaney
T. Delaney inc. – seam studios
April 13th, 4:30 pm
University of Arizona
AME Building, Room 202
N.E. corner Speedway Blvd. & Mountain Ave. Tucson, AZ

San Francisco based landscape designer and artist Topher Delaney will give a public lecture sponsored by the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. After being diagnosed with cancer, Topher promised that if she survived she would devote herself to creating gardens that would heal for hospitals and give sanctuary to those in need in other venues. She kept that promise and her lecture will focus on her many executed projects that have brought her international acclaim. Open to the public and professional community.

For more information, contact: Ronald Stoltz, ASLA,rstoltz@u.arizona.edu, or 520-626-7730.

MLA Conference
April 23rd -24th
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ

The Master of Landscape Architecture Conference is an annual conference highlighting graduate theses and master’s reports. Each student will present a synopsis of their work followed by a question and answer period. The conference is open to the university and professional communities. A reception is planned at the conclusion of the conference on April 24

For more information, contact: Oscar Blazquez, Blazquez@u.arizona.edu.

2006 Arizona Awards Exhibit
ASLA Student Honor and Merit Awards
Sigma Lambda Alpha Inductee Announcement
and Reception at Arizona State University
Exhibit: April 2nd-6th
Reception April 4, 5-8pm
Arizona State University, College of Design, “Red Square”

This is an opportunity to display the 2006 Arizona Chapter Award recipient boards at the college which includes architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. The reception will allow students and professionals to meet and connect. The ASLA ASU Student Honor and Merit Awards will be announced and awarded as well as the new inductees into ASU’s Chapter of Sigma Lambda Alpha.

For more information, contact: Jim Coffman, ASLA, coffmanstudio@hughes.net.

“An Inconvenient Truth” – Presentation, Showing and Challenge
April 12th, 6:30 pm
Arizona State University
Downtown Phoenix Campus
The Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (The PURL)
234 N. Central Avenue, 8th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004

A free showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” will be introduced through a special presentation by M. Scott Johnson, the Senior Outreach Representative for Defenders of Wildlife, and one of a select group of individuals chosen to train with former Vice-President Al Gore and his Climate Project faculty. Johnson, a native Arizonan, spent three days with Mr. Gore and his team of scientists learning about the underlying science and emerging solutions for global climate change.

The movie will be followed by a direct challenge from the ASU ASLA Student Chapter to individuals, organizations and firms to commit to specific actions that will counter the negative effects of global warming.

For more information, contact: Diana Smith, Affiliate ASLA, diana@aia-arizona.org, or (602) 258-8668.

 


Arkansas 
Arkansas Chapter

University of Arkansas Earth Day Student Tree Planting
April 22nd
Willow Heights
Fayetteville, AR

The Students for Environmental Sustainability group at University of Arkansas (co founded by Shannon Wallace, Student ASLA) celebrated Earth Day by planting trees at the Willow Heights subsidized housing complex in Fayetteville with the help of several young residents. They were also featured on KUAF's (a local NPR station) "Ozarks at Large" that day.


A child helps plant a new tree on Earth Day in Fayetteville, AR.

 

The City of Fayetteville’s Celebration of Trees
April 7th
Downtown Square and Town Center
Fayetteville, AR

The City of Fayetteville gives free trees to the citizens as an Arbor Day Celebration at the opening of the Farmer’s Market. Arkansas ASLA will have a booth at the Celebration of Trees and give Landscape Architecture magazines to adults and the Arkansas Chapter’s coloring books to children as part of the event to help educate the public at large about landscape architecture.

For more information, contact: Melissa Evans, ASLA, melissa@eblandworks.net, or (479) 444-9367.

Butterfield Elementary School Visit
Fayetteville, AR

A Power Point presentation is to be given by a member of the Arkansas Chapter on what landscape architecture is and what impact the profession has in the world and in our own back yard. In conjunction with the presentation, coloring books created by the Arkansas Chapter will also be given to the students. The coloring books are about how a neighborhood park can be improved through design and construction to solve drainage problems and create a more usable space. This presentation is to be incorporated into the art curriculum and the teacher will utilize the coloring books to have the students design their own park.

For more information, contact: Kim Hesse, ASLA, khesse@rauschcoleman.com, (479) 466-7158.

Landscape Architecture Display at the Fayetteville Public Library
Fayetteville Public Library
Fayetteville, AR

The Arkansas Chapter is working with the Fayetteville Public Library to create a table top display about landscape architecture. The display would be set up for the month of April and include several landscape architecture books which are currently in the library’s catalog. The display will provide information about landscape architecture to the public as part of the National Landscape Architecture Month Celebration. Arkansas ASLA plans to purchase a book for donation to the library’s collection.

For more information, contact: Melissa Evans, ASLA, melissa@eblandworks.net, or (479) 444-9367.

Central High School Visit
Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Chapter president and University of Arkansas School of Architecture representatives will visit Central High School in Little Rock to brief counselors, teachers, and selected students. The objective is to establish an ongoing relationship between the chapter and school leaders.

For more information, contact: Frances G. Beatty, ASLA, fbeatty@uark.edu, or (479) 575-5617.

Luncheon to celebrate Jo Luck, Honorary ASLA
March 30th
Little Rock, AR

Jo Luck, CEO of Heifer International, was recently given an honorary membership in ASLA. To celebrate her accomplishments and introduce her to several Arkansas Chapter members, we are holding a luncheon in her honor.

For more information, contact: Frances G. Beatty, ASLA, fbeatty@uark.edu, or (479) 575-5617.


California

North California Chapter

San Diego Chapter-

Landscape Architecture Merit Badge at Boy Scout Fair
April 21st
Qualcom Stadium Parking Lot

San Diego members participated in a Boy Scout Fair where they offered partial Landscape Architecture Merit Badges to over 60 young scouts. They passed out Landscape Architecture magazines, and showed the career discovery DVD.


Darren Solano, Associate ASLA, and Boy Scouts at the Boy Scout Fair.


For more information, contact: Chris Gustard, ASLA, chris@gmplandarch.com.

I Love a Clean San Diego’s 5th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup
April 28th
9:00am - 12:00pm
Florida Canyon (Balboa Park)

Members and volunteers from the profession and community come together to scour Florida Canyon for trash and recyclables as part of a county wide effort at several different sites from the foothills to the coastline.

For more information, visit: www.ilacsd.org or contact Morgan Justice-Black, volunteers@cleansd.org or (619) 291-0103 ext. 3003.

Landscape Architecture Profession Presentation at Local San Diego County Schools
Date TBA

The San Diego chapter will be going to one or more middle and high schools around San Diego County and presenting to them the profession and what it takes to be a landscape architect.

For more information, contact: Chris Gustard, ASLA, chris@gmplandarch.com.

Southern California Chapter

Student Outreach Program with Orville Wright Middle School
First 3 weekends in April (April 7th , 14th, and 21st)
Orville Wright Middle School
Los Angeles, CA

This is a continuation of the Southern California chapter's outreach to students which began last year -- to introduce them to landscape architecture as a profession. The initial project started with teaching an art class to design a park. More than 90 people came out to break ground on one design, which will be installed over three weekends. This effort is also being coordinated with LAUSD and funds have been donated from the Mayor along with free trees from the LA Conservation Authority.


Stephanie Landregan, ASLA, works with a student on her park plans. 
Orvile Wright Park volunteers at the groundbreaking.

For more information, contact: Stephanie Landregan, ASLA, stephanie.landregan@mrca.ca.gov, or 323-221-8900, ext.184.

Earth Day Event, City of Beverly Hills
April 22nd
9:00am - 1:00pm
Beverly Hills, CA

The event is held to raise great environmental awareness and inspire the community to get involved in sustaining the life-giving gifts of the Earth. UCLA’s Extension program will participate and share a booth with the Southern California chapter.


Southern California Chapter booth at Earth Day event in Beverly Hills.

 

Career Day, Santa Ana Unified School District
April 20th
McFadden Intermediate School
Santa Ana, CA

For more information, contact: Vicki Phillipy,sccasla@aol.com.


Colorado 
Colorado Chapter


Northern Region-

Education outreach in local schools
Boulder, Lafayette, and Louisville, CO

CCASLA will go into local schools and talk to the students about what a landscape architect is, what they do, and how students can pursue a career as a landscape architect. There may also be an opportunity to take some students on a field trip to a near by built project designed by landscape architects.

For more information, contact: Kurt Munding, ASLA, Kurt@dcla.net, or 303-664-5301

Western Region-

Ideas Charette
Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs); Vail
Valley (Avon, Vail, Edwards, Eagle)—pending; Durango—pending.

CCASLA members will conduct ideas charettes within each valley/geographic area with local landscape architects to tackle a key issue facing each area. The issue should be atypical of what the general public believes landscape architects do—transportation, river corridor master planning, etc—and should distinguish the profession as leaders in creating solutions for complex problems.

For more information, contact: Sheri Sanzone, ASLA, sheri@bluegreenaspen.com, or 877-429-7499.

Southern Region-

LA Month Food Drive
Colorado Springs, CO

All CCASLA affiliates in the Southern Colorado area and the Springs Rescue Mission will participate to collect non-perishable food items during the month of April to donate to an organization in the area.

For more information, contact: Cody Funk, Associate ASLA, Cfunk@ttplan.net.

Denver Region-

Second Annual Jane Silverstein Ries Lecture and Dinner
April 20th
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place

This year’s speaker will be author and historian Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, who is also a landscape architect, preservationist, and coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative. The event is hosted by the Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation, The Colorado Chapter of ASLA and various landscape architecture firms of Colorado. Students and faculty of the University of Colorado and Colorado State University have been invited. Following dinner and the lecture, the students will be honored by the profession and the faculty for outstanding academic achievement. The JSR Foundation will also award this year’s student scholarships.
5:30pm: cocktails; 6:00pm: dinner; 7:00pm: lecture; UCD/CSU awards to follow.

Please contact Donna Ralston at (303) 830-6616 for reservations or additional information.

Sculpture in Landscape Architecture
April 26th
Boulder, Lafayette, and Louisville, CO

This event will serve as a social and education event for participants to interact with landscape architects and discover careers in landscape architecture. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a stone sculpture that will serve as an icon of a new public landscape. CCASLA members will first meet at a local sculptor’s studio and discuss local landscape architecture before they start work on a granite sculpture. Chevo Studios will also sponsor the event.

For more information, contact: Dennis Brookie, ASLA, dbrookie@nuszer-kopatz.com, or 303-534-3881.
 


Connecticut 
Connecticut Chapter

Landscape Architecture Exhibit at Legislative Office Building (LOB)
April 2nd -11th
Legislative Office Building (LOB)
Hartford, CT

An exhibit of works of landscape architecture and overview of the profession, as well as an Olmsted connection, will be on 30-35 mounted boards on 150 feet of wall space in the walkway between the State Capitol and the neighboring Legislative Office Building. Boards describe the many facets of landscape architecture in Connecticut, including recent Design Award winners and other boards submitted by member firms. In addition they created a half dozen boards about the profession.


Students view information about landscape architecture at Connecticut Legislative Office Building.


For more information, contact: Jeff Mills, Affiliate ASLA, executivedirector@ctasla.org.

2007 Olmsted Day Celebration
April 26th
P.T. Barnum Museum
Bridgeport, CT

Over 60 landscape architects, elected and municipal officials, town historians and others passionate about the study and preservation of historic landscapes, attended the Frederick Law Olmsted Day Conference and Celebration in Bridgeport, CT on Olmsted’s birthday! The program, co-hosted by CTASLA, The Connecticut Olmsted Heritage Alliance (COHA) and the City of Bridgeport, included presentations on Olmsted designs and their adaptive reuse over the decades (including lessons from Philadelphia’s extensive Fairmount Park), updates on landscape preservation efforts around Connecticut, dozens of inspirational photographs, an in-depth look at Olmsted parks in the City of Bridgeport, and a three-hour bus tour of the vibrant public spaces that have given Bridgeport the nickname “Park City.”

CTASLA vice president Rod Cameron presented the Connecticut Olmsted Award to State Senator Andrew Roraback (R-Goshen). The Connecticut Olmsted Award is given annually by the Connecticut Chapter to a person or organization who exhibits stewardship of the land and environment as a driving force in their actions.
 


State Senator Bill Finch (a COHA board member) and State Senator Andrew Roraback cut the Olmsted birthday cake.


For more information, contact: Norma Williams, ASLA, norma_williams@sbcglobal.net, or (203) 431-5866.

-CTASLA member Elena Pascarella, ASLA, also participated in a Career Day at Fitch High School in Groton.
 


Delaware 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

Eastern Section-

"Oasis in the Nation's Capitol - The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden"
Lecture by Jim Kaufmann, Sculpture Garden Manager
April 12th
Temple University at Ambler campus

Also at Temple:
The John Collins-landscape architect-retrospective opening on Frederick Law Olmsted's birthdate-
April 26th (running through June 15th, 2007)


Western Section-

Vandergrift Improvement Program Charrette

April 14th
Vandergrift, PA

Members of the Western Pennsylvania-Delaware chapter, landscape architecture students at Chatham College, representatives from Sustainable Pittsburgh, and community activists involved in the Vandergrift Improvement Program, Inc. (VIP), will meet with the public in a design "charrette." Here they plan to bring ideas to the table for changing or improving the landscape in Vandergrift.


Members of the Vandergrift Improvement program charrette.

For more information, contact: Tom Swisher, ASLA, TSwisher@Pennoni.com.


LA Social
Friday, April 20th [tentative]
Location TBA

For more information, visit: http://www.landscapearchitects.org/.


Florida
Florida Chapter

Regional Pattern Book Charette
April 28th
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL

This charette will produce images and text that will be compiled into a pattern-book for growth. The FL|ASLA’s Committee on a Sustainable Environment (CoSE) is responding to a request by www.myregion.org chairpersons who have asked for the Florida chapter to develop new language, new governance and visuals to help communicate and implement the vision laid out by the HSWG? (How Shall We Grow?) initiative.

For more information, contact: Mack Cope, ASLA, mackcope.edc@earthlink.net.

ASLA Florida A&M University Section-

ASLA Open House
April 11th – 13th
FAMU School of Architecture
Tallahassee, FL

The ASLA Tallahassee Section & FAMU MLA Advisory Council will have displays and presentations of student work, hosting of students from different majors and backgrounds, aimed at encouraging social interaction and creating awareness of the landscape architecture program, and presentations by advisory committee, and the Tallahassee Section. Lunch will be shared by the students with the Tallahassee Section and the advisory council. There will also be a career awareness presentation at FAMU DRS high school.

On April 11, FAMU had their Open House, where they hosted a large number of undergraduate students currently enrolled in the architecture program. At this event, they had a socially interactive presentation where the values and benefits of landscape architecture were showcased. And, in response to this event, a number of students expressed their interest to join the Master of Landscape Architecture Program.

April 12, featured the Landscape Architecture Advisory Council (LAAC) meeting, where FAMU was glad to see that many members showed up and deliberated on several issues which currently concern their landscape architecture program and would potentially benefit the students of the program.

They also hosted a Landscape Architecture career presentation by the ASLA Tallahassee section to 9th and 10th graders from the FAMU Developmental Research School. Once again this event recorded success, as several high school students expressed an interest in the profession of Landscape Architecture and asked for enrollment procedures.


FAMU students at the Open House on campus.

For more information, contact: Lucy Diala, Student ASLA, lucydialal@yahoo.com.

Proclamation by the City of Palm Coast
April 17th, 9:00 AM.
 


Georgia
Georgia Chapter


Hawaii
Hawaii Chapter

Outreach to Native Hawaiian School
April 5th
Halau Kumana School
Manoa, Honolulu, HI

“Design with Nature” is a presentation to a Hawaiian language immersion school’s graduating class. The focus is to steer students to become environmental stewards of Hawaii through a career in landscape architecture. The Hawaii chapter is currently working on establishing a landscape architecture degree program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, focusing on sustainability.

For more information, contact: Stephen Haus, ASLA,hauss001@hawaii.rr.com, or 808-941-6148
 


Idaho
Idaho/Montana Chapter

Members of the ID/MT chapter are working with a class of advanced learning students, 4th & 5th grades, to design a dog park for the City of Coeur d' Alene. The project involves not only weekly interactions with the students for over 2 months, but also a serious introduction to landscape architecture for the students and to the design process as well. Curriculum match up goals will include exercises in research, writing, math, science and speaking.

The students prepared a presentation to the school board which received an email of thanks from the school superintendent. They are now in the process of scheduling the City Council presentation.


A student uses Google Earth in the computer lab to help place the proposed dog park.


For more information, contact: Jon Mueller, ASLA, jon@hatchmueller.com.

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous
April 13th-14th
Holiday Inn Parkside
200 South Pattee Street
Missoula, MT

The Idaho-Montana announces their chapter conference, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. This year’s theme, “Big Sky, Broad Challenge: Facing Growth & Preserving Place,” will focus on the dramatic development pressures that are being felt throughout the Rocky Mountain west and how landscape architecture professionals can be an integral part of the land use planning process.
Keynote speakers will include: Greg Yoko, President and Editor-in-Chief of Land Development Today, and ASLA President-Elect Perry Howard, FASLA. Another panel, “Emerging Trends: The Future of Landscape Architecture,” composed of nationally recognized professionals will explore the trends driving the demand for change in the character of the built environment.

For more information, contact: Kent Watson, FASLA, kentwla@aol.com, or at (406) 721-3500, or contact: James Pool, ASLA, wonder_land@qwest.net, or at (406) 829-8918.

 


Illinois
Illinois Chapter

50 Trees for 50 Schools
50 different Chicago Schools

This City event is in celebration of Arbor Day, NLAM, and Environmental Month in April. ILASLA is collaborating with the City of Chicago and its partners to plant one or two trees at each of 50 selected schools around Chicago. This event will include an educational session targeting primarily 4th grade students about how to care for trees and the outdoor environment.

Additional partners include: City of Chicago, US Forest Service, Morton Arboretum, and Openlands Project.

Please visit www.il-asla.org for more information or contact, Jeffrey A. Fahs, ASLA, education@il-asla.org, or 773-380-7953.


Harper College Career Fair
April 17th
Harper College
Palatine, IL

ILASLA will attend the Harper College career fair at this junior college to help students seeking an associate’s degree “Discover Careers in Landscape Architecture”.


Local high school students learn about the landscape architecture profession at the Harper College career fair.

 

Please visit www.il-asla.org for more information or contact, Jeffrey A. Fahs, ASLA, education@il-asla.org, or 773-380-7953.


 


Indiana
Indiana Chapter

2007 Olinger Lecture
The Art of Survival: Recovering Landscape Architecture in China
Presented by: Kongjian Yu, International ASLA
April 26th, 7:00pm
Purdue University, Deans Auditorium of Pfendler Hall (formerly Entomology Hall)

For more information, contact: Corrie Meyer, ASLA, cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com.

Indianapolis by Design 3: Public Design Matters
April 13th
Kite Conference Center
30 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN

Join CAP:IC (College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center), AIA, and ASLA for a celebration of AIA's 150th Anniversary and National Landscape Architecture Month with the third edition of CAP:IC's Indianapnolis by Design conference series. This time the focus is on why public design matters. The afternoon conference will be keynoted by Jeremy Harris, former mayor of Honolulu and leading advocate for sustainable cities. Registration for this event is required. Complete conference information, including registration, can be found online at www.indianapolisbydesign.org.

CAP: Indianapolis Center Open House
April 13th
CAP: Indianapolis Center
Indianapolis, IN

To kick start the month of April, INASLA will be hosting an open house to their new home; the CAP Indianapolis Center. The evening will showcase not only the new office space acquired by the chapter but also projects completed by local members. This event is intended to display the many possibilities that landscape architecture holds. Allied professional organizations including IPA and AIA will also be invited.

Student Site tours
April 4th

Students from Ball State and Purdue University will have the opportunity to interact with professionals by way of a variety of site tours. The students will be invited to several downtown locations to discuss the design process with the firm responsible for the project. The afternoon will end with a pizza dinner and one-on-one discussion with practicing professionals.

INASLA night with the Pacers
April 15th
Downtown Indianapolis

INASLA will be hosting an afternoon with the Pacers when they play the New Jersey Nets. INASLA will be featured on the big screen during the game and members will have a chance to go down on the court and shoot a free throw. As part of the afternoon, we will also have a central gathering location for members.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
April 21th
IUPUI: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

For the first time, INASLA will form a team that will participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event. Not only will the money raised by the team go to support a wonderful cause, but they can use the opportunity to promote landscape architecture and designing for healthy living.

Continuing education lunch chats
April 3rd ,12th , 17th, and 26th
CAP: Indianapolis Center
Indianapolis, IN

INASLA will host a series of lunch time chats throughout the month of April. These lunch time chats will count towards continuing education credits which are needed by licensed professionals throughout the state. These sessions will be held at CAP:IC and lunch will be provided for the participants.

Annual Awards Boards Display
Ball State University (Muncie, IN) and Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

This annual exhibit highlights winners of the 2006 INASLA Professional Design Awards program.

INASLA student awards juries
Ball State University (Muncie, IN) and Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

Each year Indiana members are invited to attend either the Purdue or Ball State student award juries. This process allows members to be involved in the selection of student Merit and Honor award recipients from each school.

Arbor Day Tree Planting
Date TBA

INASLA has agreed to team up with the City of Columbus, Indiana to sponsor and participate in their annual Arbor Day Tree Planting program. This event would be a way for the membership to educate younger children on the benefits of tree planting, and the basics of the profession.

For more information on any of these events, contact: Catherine Clark, ASLA, caclark@hntb.com.
 


Iowa
Iowa Chapter

The Iowa chapter is having “30 Days of Landscape Architecture" with a listing of events where every day in April has an event relevant to the profession.

30 Days of Landscape Architecture

April 1st
Gov. Culver Proclaim April National Landscape Architecture Month

April 2nd - 3rd
Landscape Architecture Month Display
Cedar Rapids Public Library

April 2nd
Banners in the East Village Installed
Des Moines, IA

April 3rd
Iowa Arboretum: Book Buds…"F"
Iowa Arboretum

Alphabet Fun for Kids! Come join us for stories, songs and activities as we ‘play our way through the alphabet!’ Feel free to bring an item to show-and-tell for the letter of the day. Fee: $.50 per child with a family, $1 per child for non-members.

April 4th
Lobby Day Event
For more information, contact: Chris Della Vedova, ASLA, cdbca@bcadesign.com.

April 5th
Iowa Chapter ASLA 2007 Convention: “Celebrating the Diversity of Landscape Architecture”
Hy-Vee Hall of Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

“Celebrating the Diversity of Landscape Architecture” will teach landscape architects about the diversity within their field. The conference will be conducted in a workshop format to yield smaller audiences and promote interaction. These four educational, informative and interesting sessions are different by design. The registration brochure may be found at www.iaasla.org. Registration Deadline is March 30, 2007.

For more information, contact: Kim Wagner, Affiliate ASLA, ia-asla@assoc-serv.com, or (515) 225-2323.

April 6th
Statewide Prairie Rescue
State of Iowa
Iowa Natural Hertitage Foundation
For more information, visit: http://www.inhf.org/upcomingevents.htm.

April 6th
Meredith Test Garden Open To Public Fridays 
Fridays, 12:00noon-2pm
Des Moines, IA

April 7th
"Trees and Their Challenges"
by Dr. Jeff Iles of the Iowa State University Extension
Marshalltown, IA

Marshalltown Garden Club meeting at the Fisher Community Center for an 11:30am potluck luncheon, 12:30pm meeting, 1:00pm program "Trees and Their Challenges" by Dr. Jeff Iles of the Iowa State University Extension. This program will be repeated at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to this free program.

For more information, call: 753-5544 or 753-3899.

April 8th
Travel the Iowa's National Scenic Byway: Iowa Great River Road

April 9th
City of DSM Proclamation
City Hall
For more information, contact: Kevin Moran, ASLA, kcmoran@dmgov.org.

April 10th
2007 Small Town in the Bioeconomy
Ames, Scheman
For more information visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bioeconomy/communityfutures.

April 11th
LA Presentation at SE Polk HS Turf Grass Class
Runnells, IA
For more information, contact: Joe Bohlke, ASLA, joebohlke@clearchannel.com.

April 12th
Garden Railroad Display Training
Reiman Garden
Ames, IA
6:30-7:30pm

In April a garden railroad display will be installed in the Children’s Garden. Volunteers are needed all summer to help “interpret” the display by answering questions and assisting in keeping the train running smoothly between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily (and especially on the weekends).

For more information, visit: http://www.reimangardens.com/en/education_and_events/.

April 13th
Meredith Test Garden Open To Public
Fridays, 12:00noon-2pm
Des Moines, IA

April 14th
Friends Workday for the Friends Prairie
Neal W. Smith Wildlife Refuge
9:30am

Encounter fellow prairie enthusiasts and actively participate in helping the refuge. Meet at the Prairie Learning Center for task assignments and instructions.

April 14th
Iowa Arboretum: Edible Mushroom
10am
Ankeny, IA

It’s time to get out and hunt for those woodland treasures. Dr. Lois Tiffany, Professor of Botany at Iowa State University, will give this informative presentation on edible mushrooms. She will start with early season mushrooms, such as morels, and continue through to late season mushrooms. Learn about different types of edible mushrooms and when and where to hunt for them.

April 14th
Workshop for Beginning and Advanced Vegetable Gardeners
Bettendorf, IA
For more information, visit:http://www.mastergardener.iastate.edu/news/update07mar16.html#quadcities.
 

April 15th
Gardening Today Radio Show with Mohamad Khan and Eileen Robb
WHO Radio 1040
Carol Henderson from Iowa Gardening Magazine will be discussing National Landscape Architecture Month.


April 15th
Grimes Farm & Conservation Center
Marshalltown, IA

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. For more information, call: 641-752-5490.

April 16th
Visit the Mississippi River Museum
Dubuque, IA
For more information, visit: http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/visit.htm.

April 17th
Iowa Arboretum: Book Buds…"G"
Iowa Arboretum

Alphabet Fun for Kids! Come join us for stories, songs and activities as we ‘play our way through the alphabet!’ Feel free to bring an item to show-and-tell for the letter of the day. Fee: $.50 per child with a family, $1 per child for non-members.

April 17th
Lecture: Roaming the Great Midwest: People, Places and Plants
6pm
DM Botanical Center
DebWiley, Garden Editor, Midwest Living

April 18th-19th
PGASLA Regional Conference

April 18th
ISTMA Baseball & Field Building Workshop
Iowa Cubs Baseball
Des Moines, IA
Host Manager, Chris Schlosser
For more information, visit: http://www.iowaturfgrass.org/.

April 20th – 22nd
ISU LA Student Temporary Garden Installations
VEISHA, Ames, IA

April 21th
Jasper County Prairie Burn
For more information, visit: http://www.tallgrass.org/news.html.

April 22nd
Earth Day
For more information, visit: http://www.tallgrass.org/news.html.

April 22nd
Earth Day Festivities
Cedar Falls, IA
For more information, visit: http://www.co.blackhawk.ia.us/hartman/index.html.

April 23rd
National Parks Week
For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/npweek/.

April 24th
Travel the Iowa's National Scenic Byway: Loess Hills
For more information, visit: http://www.dot.state.ia.us/scenic_byways/loess_hills.pdf.

April 25th
Three Cairns, Andy Goldsworthy
Des Moines Art Center
Self-Guided Tour
For more information, visit: http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/dreampics/index.php?fuseaction=gallery.viewPhotos&exhibition_id=4&photo_id=263&pageNumber=1

April 26th
Lovely Ladybugs: Gardening activity for young gardeners
6:30 pm
Oskaloosa, IA

Registration due 3 days prior to the session. $2.50 per child; accompanying adult is free. Mahaska County Extension Office, Oskaloosa. For more information, visit: www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska, contact 641-673-5841, or email striegel@iastate.edu.

April 27th
Governor Culver Arbor Day Celebration
10am
Iowa State Capitol, West Terrace
Join volunteers as 78 trees will be planted as part of the West Terrace.

April 27th
Arbor Day
Iowa Arboretum

The 2007 theme is Trees are Terrific in all shapes and sizes…and at the Iowa Arboretum where there are tons of terrific trees! Join us for our annual dedication in the Governor’s Oaks collection, presentations by students, a ‘celebrity-reader’ story time, and Smokey Bear will be handing out goodies for the kids!

April 28th
Arbor Day Celebration
10am
The Enabling Garden
near 1st Ave. S. and 8th Street, behind the HyVee.
Bring a garden chair! For more information, contact: ISU Polk County Extension, (515) 261-4221.

April 29th
Iowa Wine Trail: Spring Wine Break
Iowa Wine Trail
Eastern Iowa
For more information, visit: http://www.iowalifechanging.com/calendar/wbsrchcal.asp.

April 30
2007 Bricks in Architecture Awards Deadline
For more information, visit: www.gobrick.com/ArchitectureAwards.


Kansas
Prairie Gateway Chapter

LINKS Event: Breakfast on the Farm
April 21st, 8:00am
Hermes River Farm Nursery
20000 W. 47th Street
Shawnee, KS 66218

PG-ASLA members, family, and friends are invited to attend a morning of landscape plant material education, green industry networking, nursery landscape distribution center tours, and a pancake breakfast.

For more information, contact: Eric Soriano, Affiliate ASLA, at esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com or at, 913-888-2414.

Presentation on Kessler & KCMO Parks System
April 27th, 10:00am
Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Kurt Culbertson's avocation is landscape history and he is the author of an unpublished biography: Landscape of the American Renaissance: The Life and Work of George
Edward Kessler. Kurt is chairman and CEO of Design Workshop, as well as, Santiago,
Chile, and Sao Paulo, Brasil. His practice involves a wide range of projects including resorts, master planned communities, urban design, and gardens.

For more information, contact: Mitch Zeller, ASLA, MZeller@HNTB.com.

2nd Annual Central States Conference 
“Inside the Outside Environment: Emerging Technologies in Landscape Architecture”
April 19th and 20th
Country Club Plaza Embassy Suites
Kansas City, MO

The Iowa Chapter, St. Louis Chapter, Great Plains Chapter, and Oklahoma Chapter will be joining forces to put on their annual conference. The conference will provide regional landscape architects a chance to listen to some exciting speakers, talk with vendors while learning about new products, and network and socialize with fellow professionals from various Cities during a variety of events. This conference will also be open to the local chapters of AIA, APA, APWA, ULI and USGBC members. These events include an awards luncheon, speaker sessions, trade show, tours and student portfolio presentations; all spread over two exciting days.

For more information visit: http://www.pgasla.org/conference.htm or contact Keith Billick, ASLA, kbillick@hntb.com.

Mattie Rhodes Foundation Courtyard Ground Breaking
April 12th, 5-7pm
915 West 17th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108

This community service project will set the foundations for a courtyard between existing art studio buildings that will incorporate a healing space for Art Therapy, an entry space for guests and students, a central space with an outdoor classroom and stage, and service area that will provide security and needed storage. The Prairie Gateway chapter intends to help clear the site, find donors for materials, and work with their large group of volunteers to accomplish as much of the primary structure as possible throughout 2007.

For more information visit: http://www.mattierhodes.org/index.htm or contact Keith Billick, ASLA, kbillick@hntb.com.


Kansas State University Student Chapter-

Service-Learning and Design/Build Rain-Garden Demonstration Project for KSU’s International Student Center
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

The KSU student chapter is designing a plan to implement a rain-garden to reduce stormwater runoff into Campus Creek near K-State’s International Student Center (ISC). They are currently working with students to take an October 2006 planning/design charrette ideas to a more detailed design level. They will soon will move forward with final design/construction documents, acquiring necessary materials (plants, stone, etc.), and arranging for use of tools and equipment. The rain-garden will be constructed involving local contractors, KS Student Chapter members, and KSU students from two courses. Following construction, A Designer’s Guide to Rain-Garden Planning, Design and Implementation, will be prepared to document the process for the benefit of others considering ways to reduce impacts caused by ill-tempered stormwater runoff.

Additional participating organizations include: KSU-Dept. of Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning; College of Architecture, Planning & Design; Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment, KSU-Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering; KSU Facilities and Landscape Advisory Committee; WaterLINK – A Kansas Campus Compact Project; State of Kansas Department of Heath & Environment, Bureau of Water; USEPA; Prairie Gateway chapter ASLA members; local/regional consultants, nursery staff, contractors, and other suppliers and technical supporters.

For more information contact: Lee R. Skabelund, ASLA, lskab@ksu.edu.


Kentucky
Kentucky Chapter

Cincinnati Flower Show
April 21st - 29th
Lake Como at Coney Island
Cincinnati, Ohio

Part of the Landscape Architecture Month activities for the Kentucky Chapter involved supporting displays from 2 local firms at the 2007 Cincinnati Flower Show held in Coney Island, a historic amusement park located on the banks of the Ohio River.

The display of CDP Engineers; a multi-disciplinary firm from Lexington, Kentucky; featured an interactive rain garden, highlighting many principles of Low Impact Development (LID) design. The display contained a cutaway section of traditional turf lawn and a rain garden alternative with deep rooting native plants allowing visitors to witness difference in drainage patterns that occurred between the two mediums.

The design/build firm of Egbers Land Design, Inc. from Florence, Kentucky built an outdoor terrace garden on the banks of Lake Como. The award winning Tuscany Garden display was so well received by the patrons of the garden show; it will now be a permanent display at Coney Island. In addition to the garden display, Geoffrey Egbers, ASLA, owner of Egbers Land Design, Inc. was a featured speaker for the Flower Show’s lecture series. His presentation titled ‘Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect – Who to hire?’ combined with the distribution of complimentary Landscape Architecture magazines brought an awareness of the distinction between the professional landscape architect and the non-professional designer.

For more information, contact: Pamela Hays, ASLA, phays@egberslanddesign.com, or 859-371-2555.

 


Louisiana
Louisiana Chapter

The Louisiana chapter will be working with LSU students on promoting landscape architecture by making presentations to high school students throughout the state.

For more information, contact: Jose L. Barro, ASLA, jose.barro@shawgrp.com, or 225-389-4102.
 


Maine
Boston Chapter


Maryland
Maryland Chapter

Clemyjontri Playground Event
April 20th, 10:00am
6317 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA

The Maryland, Potomac, and Virginia Chapters will host a celebration of inclusionary playground design that provides a place where children of all abilities play together to help raise awareness about landscape architecture and how it affects our lives. The event will also honor The Fairfax County Park Authority, The Fairfax County Park Foundation, and Mrs. Adele Lebiowitz, who donated 18.5 acres of her McLean estate for the park and playground.

During the event, children began arriving at 7:45 AM, and by the time the Chapter’s celebration was over, there were over 100 children of all ages playing. School buses routinely pull up to drop off children from nearby schools to play at CLEMYJONTRI. And when the carrousel was opened for the landscape architects and County government attendees, the children flocked to the carrousel to take a ride.

For more information, contact: Valorie LaCour, ASLA, lacour@GEFielder.com.

2007 Landscape Architecture Month Forum
April 12th
Morgan State University, MD

The forum will examine the idea of the "Shifting City" through the lens of new development. The forum will pose the following questions: what makes new development "responsive" to the systems of the city? And what is the developer's role in responding to the systems of the city?

For more information, contact: Glenn L. Smith, ASLA, 443-885-1898.

Landscape Architecture Month Lecture
April 19th, 6:00pm
Morgan State University, Performing Arts Center
Argonne Drive at Hillen Road

Everett Fly, FASLA, of Everett Fly and Associates in San Antonio, Texas will be the featured speaker at this Morgan State University event.

For more information, contact: Michelle Kasper, ASLA, MKasper@mragta.com, or 410-792-9792.

 


Massachusetts

Boston Chapter
 


Michigan
Michigan Chapter

Art in the Landscape
April 26th
Michigan Capitol grounds
Lansing, MI

A vertical studio project will be designed as part of course work for landscape architecture students at Michigan State University. Parameters will be given to student teams to design and construct a temporary sculptural display. Efforts are being made to allow the display to occur on the front grounds of the State Capitol in Lansing. Design professionals and possibly representatives from the Capitol Building, State Department of Management and Budget or Legislators may also be involved in the critique of the student designs.

For more information, contact: Doug Schultz, ASLA, communications@michiganasla.com, 810-341-7500.
 


Minnesota
Minnesota Chapter

Site Design and Patio Installation for Lao America Cultural Center

2648 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN

A team of students and professionals will meet regularly to build a patio and garden area for the Lao America Cultural Center. The Center serves as a community cornerstone for the Lao American population of the Twin Cities and the surround region.

The Minnesota Chapter will work with the AFH (Minnesota Chapter of Architecture for Humanity), to develop the design and produce drawings. MNLA (Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Association) will be installing the designs and helping with the search for materials.

Design teams will meet and work during the month of March. The target date for this project is to have installation completed by late April.

For more information, contact: Rich Koechlein, ASLA, Richard_Koeschlein@URSCorp.com, or 612-373-6886.

Streetscape Design and Community Mural for Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood
2500 Block of 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN

The design team of MASLA will do a conceptual streetscape design for the entire block and focus on the storefront area and parking lot of the Hiawatha Antique and Hennepin Overland Train Museum for more developed designs. Incorporated in the design will be a large mural on two sides of the building that will be developed and painted with the help of the community. The design may also include a patio and walk built with pervious pavers, trellises and plants.

MASLA will also work with AlleyKatz, a non profit organization dedicated to creating strong community places and involving kids and neighborhood groups in the process; The Standish Ericcson Neighborhood Association; students at Roosevelt High School; community muralists; and the storefront business owners.

Design teams will meet and work during the month of March. The target date for this project is to have the first phase of installation completed by the fall of 2007.

For more information, contact: Kate Lamers, ASLA, kate.lamers@bonestroo.com or 651-967-4534.

-MASLA also participated in two career fairs at Edison High School and Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, MN where they had a booth and a chapter member with drawings, maps and handouts.


Mississippi
Mississippi Chapter

Landscape Architecture Month Celebration 2007
May 11th, 5 pm
Mirror Lake Plaza
Flowood, MS

Join the Missisppi Chapter as they recognize Mississippi landscape architects for their efforts in advancing the profession through NLAM activities. Also, you will meet Sadik C. Artunc, FASLA, the newly appointed Landscape Architecture Department Head at Mississippi State University. Enjoy live music and heavy hors d’ouvres at the Medallion Award Winning Mirror Lake Plaza.

For more information, contact: Alan Hoops, ASLA, ahoops@msasla.org, or 601-941-5837.
 


Missouri
Prairie Gateway Chapter

LINKS Event: Breakfast on the Farm
April 21st, 8:00am
Hermes River Farm Nursery
20000 W. 47th Street
Shawnee, KS 66218

PG-ASLA members, family, and friends are invited to attend a morning of landscape plant material education, green industry networking, nursery landscape distribution center tours, and a pancake breakfast.

For more information, contact: Eric Soriano, Affiliate ASLA, at esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com or at, 913-888-2414.

Presentation on Kessler & KCMO Parks System
April 27th, 10:00am
Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Kurt Culbertson's avocation is landscape history and he is the author of an unpublished biography: Landscape of the American Renaissance: The Life and Work of George
Edward Kessler. Kurt is chairman and CEO of Design Workshop, as well as, Santiago,
Chile, and Sao Paulo, Brasil. His practice involves a wide range of projects including resorts, master planned communities, urban design, and gardens.

For more information, contact: Mitch Zeller, ASLA, MZeller@HNTB.com.

2nd Annual Central States Conference 
“Inside the Outside Environment: Emerging Technologies in Landscape Architecture”
April 19th and 20th
Country Club Plaza Embassy Suites
Kansas City, MO

The Iowa Chapter, St. Louis Chapter, Great Plains Chapter, and Oklahoma Chapter will be joining forces to put on their annual conference. The conference will provide regional landscape architects a chance to listen to some exciting speakers, talk with vendors while learning about new products, and network and socialize with fellow professionals from various Cities during a variety of events. This conference will also be open to the local chapters of AIA, APA, APWA, ULI and USGBC members. These events include an awards luncheon, speaker sessions, trade show, tours and student portfolio presentations; all spread over two exciting days.

For more information visit: http://www.pgasla.org/conference.htm or contact Keith Billick, ASLA, kbillick@hntb.com.

Mattie Rhodes Foundation Courtyard Ground Breaking
April 12th, 5-7pm
915 West 17th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108

This community service project will set the foundations for a courtyard between existing art studio buildings that will incorporate a healing space for Art Therapy, an entry space for guests and students, a central space with an outdoor classroom and stage, and service area that will provide security and needed storage. The Prairie Gateway chapter intends to help clear the site, find donors for materials, and work with their large group of volunteers to accomplish as much of the primary structure as possible throughout 2007.

For more information visit: http://www.mattierhodes.org/index.htm or contact Keith Billick, ASLA, kbillick@hntb.com.


 

St. Louis Chapter

St. Louis organized a tour of the recently completed improvements to Forest Park and had their biggest public turnout at an NLAM event in a while. Many attendees thought the event was very informative and fun. Everyone learned something new about this magnificent historic open space we know as Forest Park.

For more information visit: http://www.stlouisasla.org/ or contact Lenn Miller, ASLA, MillerL@pbworld.com.


Montana
Idaho/Montana Chapter

Members of the ID/MT chapter are working with a class of advanced learning students, 4th & 5th grades, to design a dog park for the City of Coeur d' Alene. The project involves not only weekly interactions with the students for over 2 months, but also a serious introduction to landscape architecture for the students and to the design process as well. Curriculum match up goals will include exercises in research, writing, math, science and speaking.

The students prepared a presentation to the school board which received an email of thanks from the school superintendent. They are now in the process of scheduling the City Council presentation.

For more information, contact: Jon Mueller, ASLA, jon@hatchmueller.com.

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous
April 13th-14th
Holiday Inn Parkside
200 South Pattee Street
Missoula, MT

The Idaho-Montana announces their chapter conference, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. This year’s theme, “Big Sky, Broad Challenge: Facing Growth & Preserving Place,” will focus on the dramatic development pressures that are being felt throughout the Rocky Mountain west and how landscape architecture professionals can be an integral part of the land use planning process.
Keynote speakers will include: Greg Yoko, President and Editor-in-Chief of Land Development Today, and ASLA President-Elect Perry Howard, FASLA. Another panel, “Emerging Trends: The Future of Landscape Architecture,” composed of nationally recognized professionals will explore the trends driving the demand for change in the character of the built environment.

For more information, contact: Kent Watson, FASLA, kentwla@aol.com, or at (406) 721-3500, or contact: James Pool, ASLA, wonder_land@qwest.net, or at (406) 829-8918.
 


Nebraska
Great Plains Chapter


Nevada
Nevada Chapter —

NASLA Banner hanging
Entire month of April
City of North Las Vegas and Clark County Community College – Cheyenne Campus

45 NASLA banners designed by UNLV Landscape Architecture program student Sandy Low (winner of the 2005 design competition) will be on display along City of North Las Vegas streetscape.

For more information, contact: Helen Stone, Affiliate ASLA, stonepeak@earthlink.com, or 702.454.3057.

Chapter visit by ASLA President Patrick Caughey
April 18th
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Las Vegas, NV

ASLA President Patrick Caughey, FASLA, will be the lead educational speaker at the NASLA monthly chapter meeting and luncheon. Discussion of topics concerning the Nation and Western Region, include: National priorities, issues and concerns, and green solutions that would raise awareness in our region. The chapter meeting is sponsored by Kalamazoo Materials Landscape Decorative Rock.

For more information, contact: Helen Stone, Affiliate ASLA, stonepeak@earthlink.com, or 702.454.3057.

Northern Section-

Rob Thayer, FASLA, of UC Davis evening reception
April 12th
Reno, NV

Rob Thayer, FASLA, will be the educational speaker on the general topic of landscape architecture. Local AIA membership and Truckee Meadows Community College students will also be participating.

For more information, contact: Ron Blakemore, ASLA, at 775.322.2074.

Lecture Series “Landscape Architects”
April 4th
Reno, NV

Featuring local talent exhibiting their work in the region, the lecture series will include presentations about landscape architecture as a career. Truckee Meadows Community College students will also be participating.

Lecture Series “Student Day”
April 11th
Reno, NV

Local high school and Truckee Meadows Community College students will mix and mingle with professionals to discuss available career options and opportunities

Lecture Series “ASLA in the Media”
April 25th
Reno, NV

Elaborate media event focusing on landscape architecture as a career, a public/private business, and an educational tool for the general public. Truckee
Meadows Community College students will also be participating.

For more information on the three Lecture Sereies, contact: Ron Blakemore, ASLA, at 775.322.2074.


New Hampshire 
Boston Chapter


New Jersey
New Jersey Chapter


Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA
"Recent Work"

April 10th

On Tuesday, April 10, the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture was pleased to present the 2007 Margaret O. Cekada Memorial Lecture, given by Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, Principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and the Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Mr. Van Valkenburgh is a Fellow of ASLA and of the American Academy in Rome. He was awarded the 2003 National Design Award in Environmental Design by the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt Museum and has been the recipient of grants from numerous organizations including the Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He received a BS in landscape architecture from Cornell University and an MLA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tree Tour of the Historic, Frederick Law Olmsted Designed
Lawrenceville School Campus
April 21st

Elaine Mills, ASLA, NJASLA Second Vice President; and The Lawrenceville School’s Environmental Club, led a walking tour of the historic campus and the trees of Lawrenceville on April 21st. The tour coved tree identification techniques for the average person, and a discussion of how these trees came to be so magnificent.

Though the School was founded in 1810, the central portion of the school, known as The Circle, was planned in 1883 by Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of Landscape Architecture in America. It is this portion of the campus that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Olmsted created a planting plan for the campus in 1886, utilizing saplings that were leftovers from his work at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. His vision of a “Museum of Botany and Dendrology” remains an important asset for The School and the wider community. A number of his rare and original trees remain for us to enjoy today. For more information, visit: http://www.lawrenceville.org/.

Awards

Along with an annual resolution from the Governor’s Office and participating Counties and towns around the state, the Chapter presented NJASLA Environmental Stewardship Award citations to honor:

Bette Midler, entertainer and founder of the New York Restoration Project,
a volunteer program revitalizing neighborhood parks and gardens in New York City and the Five Boroughs.

Lisa Simms Director of the New Jersey Tree Foundation,
who is in her tenth year conducting training of volunteer groups and distribution of free tree saplings to support National Arbor Day Celebrations
in all areas of the Garden State.

The Middlesex County Freeholders Board in their continuing efforts as regional advocates for Urban Forestry, Open Space and Farmland Preservation.

and various other county and local officials and volunteers for advocating tree planting projects and hosting Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 27) celebrations.
 


New Mexico
New Mexico Chapter

Clean-up Day
April 14th
Los Padillas Elementary School

Along with APS & USGBC, and their sponsor, Heads Up Landscape Contractors,
NMASLA will be cleaning up the outdoor learning area and making it useable again for the students.

For more information, contact: Ken Romig, ASLA, kenr@dpsdesign.org, or 505-761-9700.

Donating LA Magazine to Public Libraries
Albuquerque, NM

NMASLA will be donating a subscription of Landscape Architecture magazine to a few public libraries around Albuquerque. This will give the public a chance to read about landscape architecture.

For more information, contact: Jill Brown, ASLA, jbrown@sites-sw.com, or 505-822-8200.

 


New York
 

New York, NYSCLA Chapter —

Open Studio
April 26th

The first 'Open Studio' took place during Landscape Architecture month this April. About 35 landscape architects and designers visited Thomas Balsley Associates, for wine, cheese and socializing. Participants strolled the office that evening, meeting TBA staff members and perusing project photographs displayed throughout the office. Senior associates, Dale Schafer and Michael Koontz gave a short presentation and discussed recent projects the firm has been involved with. The informal setting was a great way to socialize with colleagues, to show them recent projects the firm has been working on and to introduce new landscape architects to the Manhattan scene!

The New York City chapter of ASLA and Thomas Balsley Associates sponsored the event. It is the first of more to take place at firms around the city. It's a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, to show friends what projects are on the boards and to entice prospective employees.
ASLA is currently scheduling more Open Studios for the months ahead, at firms throughout the City. Firms large and small are encouraged to participate.

For more information, please contact Liz Pulver, ASLA, at 212-684-9230 or liz@tbany.com.

Green Roof Lecture
by Kate Bakewell and Rob Crauderueff
April 25th
Center for Architecture

Kate Bakewell, a Landscape Architect at Hart Howerton Associates, and designer of several significant green roofs throughout the city, gave an in-depth presentation about current green roof practices. During her presentation, Kate presented a variety of images displaying current green roof practices, along with technical details- offering specific soil and planting techniques. Kate discussed the implications for storm water run-off, and the relationship of rooftops to the heat island effect. She noted that green roofs actual extend the replacement time for roofs and discussed the benefits of 'cool roofs' as well.

Joining her, was Rob Crauderueff, Program Coordinator at Sustainable South Bronx (SSB). Kate and Rob worked closely on the SSB's Smart Roof Demonstration Project in the Bronx and shared with us images of that project along with lessons learned. Rob noted that that very week of the lecture- Mayor Bloomberg had proposed new tax incentives for installing green roofs throughout the city.

LaGuardia Park Children’s Garden Collaboration Celebration
April 11th, 6:00-8:00pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

Celebrate Landscape Architecture Month and Architecture Week at a wine and cheese reception to mark the design of a new children’s garden to be built in the shadow of Fiorello LaGuardia’s statue. All of the sponsoring organizations (including: Friends of LaGuardia Park, AIA New York, the Center for Architecture Foundation, and the Columbia University graduate program in Landscape Design), and children and adults collaborated and donated their talent to produce the design for this important little urban space across the street from the Center for Architecture.

For more information, contact: Adrian Smith, ASLA, asmith@adriansmithlandscape.com, or 917-592-8753.

Collaboration in the Garden: Creating Restorative Environments

April 16th, 6:00-8:00pm
The Arsenal, Central Park, 3rd floor gallery
65th Street, New York, NY

When designing accessible spaces for “special needs” populations, one designs for everyone, not just for the disabled. The Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden in the Cleveland Botanical Garden, winner of the 2006 National and New York Chapter ASLA Honor Award, was created to accommodate the full range of the human condition. This presentation will outline the collaborative approach used to incorporate nature, healing, and design in the development of the Restorative Garden. It will also explore the renovation and expansion of a treasured Library Reading Garden into an exemplary setting that expresses the restorative powers of nature.
Participating organizations include: City of New York; Parks & Recreation; Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture; David Kamp, ASLA.

For more information, contact: Adrian Smith, ASLA, asmith@adriansmithlandscape.com, or 917-592-8753.

New York Upstate Chapter-

Franciscan/Vietnamese Peace Garden
Syracuse, NY

NU-ASLA will plan a service project in conjunction with The Center for Community Design Research at SUNY-ESF (CCDR). It will provide professional volunteer assistance to students in preparing plans for small open space community projects, and identify a professional landscape architectural firm that will utilize conceptual plans and work with the owner to prepare final construction documents. NU-ASLA will design a series of community workshops in the planning and design of a peace garden.

The Saturday event (date TBA) will celebrate the completion of the schematic phase of the project and neighbors will all be invited to attend.

For more information, contact: Cheryl Doble, csdoble@syr.edu, or Sam Gordon, samg@homehq.org.

22nd Bradford G. Sears Lecture
April 10th
SUNY ESF, Marshall Auditorium
Syracuse, NY

Presentation titled “Change, Continuity & Civic Ambition” by Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, Coordinator of the Historic Landscape Initiative for the National Park Service. Additional sponsors include, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and LAND/scape Club.

For more information, contact: Caroline Bailey, cbbailey@esf.edu, or (315) 470-6544.

28th George J. Albrecht Memorial Lecture
April 26th
SUNY ESF, Marshall Auditorium
Syracuse, NY

Presentation titled “Toward More Sustaining Communities” by Diane Dale, ASLA, Coordinator of Community Design at William McDonough + Partners. Additional sponsors include, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and LAND/scape Club.

For more information, contact: Caroline Bailey, cbbailey@esf.edu, or (315) 470-6544.

Frederick Law Olmsted Birthday Party
April 29th, 2pm
Genesee Valley Park, Carousel Shelter
Rochester, NY

The Rochester Olmsted Parks Task Force is hosting a Frederick Law Olmsted Birthday Party. There will be a guided walking tour of the historic park, (one of the three in the original Rochester Park System designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.) a photo display of the original park plan, and cake. NU-ASLA may be ready to launch the brochure on historic Genesee Valley Park, now in development by the Landmark Society.

For more information, contact: JoAnn Beck, ASLA, JoAnn.Beck@CityofRochester.Gov, or (585) 428-6601.
 


North Carolina
North Carolina Chapter

Reaching Out to NC High Schools
Statewide in North Carolina throughout April

Members of NCASLA across the state are going to conduct either a mail or phone campaign to contact the over 400 high schools in the state. They will contact the guidance counselors or principals to discuss the profession and explain the specific requirements that need to be met for students applying to the two Landscape Architecture programs in the state. They will provide them with a copy of the ASLA Career Brochure and contact information to reach the local chapter. Where possible, they also will provide contact information for a local landscape architect with whom students can meet to discuss the profession.

For more information, contact: Mindy Arthur, mindyarthur@laccintl.com, or 910-352-4110.

Coastal Section-

Lower Cape Fear Earth Day Celebration: The Heat is On!

April 21st
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Hugh MacRae Park
Wilmington, NC

Several environmental exhibits were on display, including various organizations and businesses and a booth for the NCASLA. The booth promoted the landscape architecture profession and highlighted the theme for Landscape Architecture Month “Discover Careers in Landscape Architecture.” Members of the North Carolina chapter created a display promoting the landscape architecture profession. They distributed tons of free Landscape Architecture magazines and career discovery brochures. They also received many questions about planting plans along with inquiries from prospective students. Other activities for children focused on taking care of the planet and included: biodegradable bubble making, a touch tank, soils searches, oyster shell recycling, and much more.

For more information, contact: Sara Burroughs, ASLA, sburroughs@hadenstanziale.com, or 910.791.8383.

Coastal Section Design Competition for the “Wilmington Children’s Museum Entrance Garden”
March 12th - April 12th
Winner to be announced the week of the April 23rd
Wilmington, NC

The Coastal Section of the NC Chapter will be hosting a design competition for the Wilmington Children’s Museum Entrance Garden. This event will be publicized and juried by the Wilmington Children’s Museum as a way to highlight and celebrate the profession, and give back to the community. The competition will allow local landscape architects an opportunity to participate in a competition and show the community about the profession.

For more information, contact: Sara Burroughs, ASLA, sburroughs@hadenstanziale.com, or 910.791.8383.
 


North Dakota
Great Plains Chapter


Ohio
Ohio Chapter

Earth Day 2007: A Year in a Day
April 21st
Columbus, OH

OCASLA will be participating in the Earth Day Celebrations by creating a volunteer work-group that will be working to beautiful the Columbus area through tree planting and urban clean-up. The goal is to get 500 People working for 4 hours each, equaling the time one person spends working an entire year (A Year in a Day). The entire event will be zero waste to the landfill, and have countless other “green” aspects. Participants will then enjoy an afternoon of celebration at the local Goodale Park. Participating organizations include, Sierra Club, The Columbus Foundation, Corna/Kokosing, Great Lakes Brewing Co., The CW, Whole Foods Market, and Columbus Recreation and Parks.

For more information, contact: Sarah Topy, sarah.topy@sierraclub.org, or Brett Kahren, Associate ASLA, bkahren@msidesign.com.

Environmental Education Council of Ohio Conference
April 26th- 29th
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Dayton, OH

The Ohio chapter will be an exhibitor at the conference, distributing educational information about landscape architecture to educators attending the conference.

For more information, contact: Elise Donaldson, Associate ASLA, elise@envision-works.com, or 937.396.1134.

Cincinnati Flower Show
April 21st - 29th
Lake Como at Coney Island
Cincinnati, Ohio

Part of the Landscape Architecture Month activities for the Kentucky Chapter involved supporting displays from 2 local firms at the 2007 Cincinnati Flower Show held in Coney Island, a historic amusement park located on the banks of the Ohio River.

The display of CDP Engineers; a multi-disciplinary firm from Lexington, Kentucky; featured an interactive rain garden, highlighting many principles of Low Impact Development (LID) design. The display contained a cutaway section of traditional turf lawn and a rain garden alternative with deep rooting native plants allowing visitors to witness difference in drainage patterns that occurred between the two mediums.

The design/build firm of Egbers Land Design, Inc. from Florence, Kentucky built an outdoor terrace garden on the banks of Lake Como. The award winning Tuscany Garden display was so well received by the patrons of the garden show; it will now be a permanent display at Coney Island. In addition to the garden display, Geoffrey Egbers, ASLA, owner of Egbers Land Design, Inc. was a featured speaker for the Flower Show’s lecture series. His presentation titled ‘Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect – Who to hire?’ combined with the distribution of complimentary Landscape Architecture magazines brought an awareness of the distinction between the professional landscape architect and the non-professional designer.

For more information, contact: Pamela Hays, ASLA, phays@egberslanddesign.com, or 859-371-2555.

 


Oklahoma
Oklahoma Chapter —

March 25th
The Oklahoma Chapter kicked off NLAM by setting up a booth at Philbrook Museum in Tulsa at the speaker and Landscape Architect, Mary Palmer Dargan's, ASLA, presentation. We handed out the flyers that the national website provided on Landscape Architecture as well as pamphlets our
chapter had put together a few years ago.

Entire month of April
Landscape Architecture students at Oklahoma State University made a 15' banner for landscape architecture month and hung it on Ag Hall where the landscape architecture classes are held. Additionally, upper level students are going to put on a "Student Led Workshop" for the lower level students. In this workshop they will demonstrate graphic techniques they learned in their internships.

April 14th
Michael Crumb, ASLA, met with Tulsa area Boy Scout Troup 26, ages 6th grade to 12th grade, to achieve a Landscape Architecture Merit Badge. They visited a local park, Centennial Park, to do an inventory on the existing planting. He presented the power point presentation provided on the
national website and passed out the flyers from the website and our chapter pamphlets.

Michelle Bryant, ASLA will be teaching young elementary students about landscape architecture sometime during this month. She will be using the
coloring books supplied by the website and hopes to do a presentation to three different classes.

Brian Dougherty, ASLA, (OK Trustee) participated in several events, including:

He gave a program on April 2nd at OSU Extension (Oklahoma City) on Landscape Planning that was at capacity for the room and presented another topic, 'Annuals in the Landscape' on April 10th at OSU Extension.

April 4th, he spoke to the Green Thumb Garden Club about new trends and plants for the landscape. The Green Thumb Garden Club is one of the oldest garden clubs in Oklahoma City.

April 9th, he met with business and neighborhood participants along the 5 mile 10th street corridor about the possibilities for turning the blighted
area around. He invited Kelly Coffman, ASLA, to present the River Corridor /Landfill Project that is within a mile of 10th street corridor. This project
won an award at the Central States Conference. They presented an upbeat 'possibilities' presentation from Landscape Architects perspectives.

April 10th, Brian also worked with a group of College students from Oklahoma Christian University planting the trees that will surround the new Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center at The Children's Center in Bethany. The students were made aware of the thought behind the design and the benefit that the Landscape will play as part of the Center.

He will be having a Landscape Architect on his Radio Show when they visit the Dolese Block plant in Oklahoma City where they make the Keystone walls and other hardscape materials.

Brian also just completed working with one Eagle Scout candidate and is currently working with another candidate on projects for the new 'park' at
The Children's Center. These projects involve the students entire troops and so he has had the opportunity to talk about what parks mean to the
community and how scouting guided me into the Landscape Architecture profession and how satisfying it was for him.

For more information, please contact: Barbara Tartar, ASLA, brtartar@cox.net.
 


Oregon
Oregon Chapter

Ira Keller Forecourt Fountain Festival
April 12th
Ira Keller Forecourt Fountain
Portland, OR

Working with the Portland Water Bureau and Portland Pars and Recreation, the event makes a celebration out of the annual start-up of public fountains in Portland. A dance artist, Linda Johnson, will develop a pedestrian still life for the festival entitled “a lunch time”. 40 Portlanders have invited to participate in the still life and each will receive a red umbrella and lunch in a red bag. They will be asked to walk to the fountain at noon carrying the red umbrella and then have lunch in a location designated by Johnson. This convergence on the fountain will be an abstraction of what occurs on a regular basis without organization and point at the value these spaces play in our everyday lives. Bill Thompson, FASLA, Editor of Landscape Architecture magazine, will be the Master of Ceremonies

Balloons, live music, coffee and snacks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public!

And later that evening…

Bill Thompson Publication Discussion
Bill Thompson, FASLA, will be gathering with landscape architects and allied professionals to discuss options and methods for getting work published and recognized by the press.

For more information, contact: Beth Flanagan, ASLA, at bflanagan@walkermacy.com, or 502-288-3122.
 


Pennsylvania 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

Eastern Section-

"Oasis in the Nation's Capitol - The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden"
Lecture by Jim Kaufmann, Sculpture Garden Manager
April 12th
Temple University at Ambler campus

Also at Temple:
The John Collins-landscape architect-retrospective opening on Frederick Law Olmsted's birthdate-
April 26th (running through June 15th, 2007)


Western Section-

Vandergrift Improvement Program Charrette

April 14th
Vandergrift, PA

Members of the Western Pennsylvania-Delaware chapter, landscape architecture students at Chatham College, representatives from Sustainable Pittsburgh, and community activists involved in the Vandergrift Improvement Program, Inc. (VIP), will meet with the public in a design "charrette." Here they plan to bring ideas to the table for changing or improving the landscape in Vandergrift.

For more information, contact: Tom Swisher, ASLA, TSwisher@Pennoni.com.

One Day Design Charrette
Vandergrift, PA
Saturday, April 14 [tentative]

LA Social
Friday, April 20th [tentative]
Location TBA

For more information, visit: http://www.landscapearchitects.org/.


Rhode Island
Rhode Island Chapter —

Forest Hills Nurseries Design Consultations
April 28th
301 Knollwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Partnering with Forest Hills Nursery, Inc., RIASLA will offer free 15-minute design consultations to homeowners. Homeowners should bring photos of their home and ideas of what they’d like to accomplish for some creative design solutions.
Information about the profession and ASLA will also be made available.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Steven Pilz, ASLA, sjpilz@cox.net, or at 401-316-8722.

Landscape Architects at Nurseries
April 22nd
10am – 2pm
Seven Arrows Nursery, Attleboro, MA

and

April 28th
10am – 2pm
Sylvan Nursery; Dartmouth, MA
Schartners Farms; Exeter, RI
Lawn Beauticians; Inc, Cranston, RI and others TBD

A landscape architect will be available for free design advice for local community residents and nursery clientele. The objective is to provide a community outreach and to establish working relationships with local nurseries.

For more information, contact: Alan R. Ahlstrom, ASLA, a.ahlstrom@havenwoodllc.com, or 401-727-9958.

RIASLA Web Page Launch
April 2nd

The Rhode Island Chapter will be officially launching its new website at http://www.riasla.org.
It will feature recent design award winners, contact information, calendar of events, LARE review information, and links for various resource information, organizations and universities. The page will start as a brochure style page and will be evolved over the coming year. Additional sponsors include: Brilliant Lighting, Chapter Sponsor and Deanna Rapheal, Web Designer

For more information, contact: Timothy Gerrish, ASLA, gerrish@mcgolfdesign.com, or (508) 278-3407.

"Pink Elephants: Myths, Fantasies, and Realities of Practice"
April 5th
6:30 pm
RISD Bayard Ewing Building
331 South Main St.
Providence, RI

An evening panel discussion on different forms of landscape office practice with panelists: Paul Nakazawa, architect/ business consultant; Laura Solano, of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Shauna Gillies-Smith, of Martha Schwartz Inc.; and Mikyoung Kim, ASLA, landscape architect.

For more information, contact: Colgate Searle, ASLA, searleandsearle@cox.net.

URI Lecture Series- "Design & Sustainability: Are They Mutually Exclusive?"

April 5th
7:00 pm
Weaver Auditorium, URI Coastal Institute, Kingston campus.

Topic: "Design & Sustainability: Are They Mutually Exclusive?" presented by Warren Byrd, FASLA, principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz, Charlottesville, VA . This series is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island (URI) and Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA). Lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture hall is handicapped accessible.

URI Lecture Series- "Sustainable in a Material World"
April 19th
7:00 pm
Weaver Auditorium, URI Coastal Institute, Kingston campus.

Topic: "Sustainable in a Material World" presented by Meg Calkins, ASLA, Associate Professor, Ball State University. This series is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island (URI) and Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA). Lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture hall is handicapped accessible.

For more information on both lectures, contact: Will Greene, ASLA, wagre@uri.edu, or 401-874-2983.

RISD River Symposiums
April 12th, 6:30 pm
April 13th, 9:00 am

April 12th - Lecture by Julie Bargmann, of d.i.r.t studio, RISD Bayard Ewing Building, Room 106, 331 South Main St., Providence, RI.

April 13th- Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Admission is free. Symposium sessions to be held at Conley Wharf, 200 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI. Please RSVP to: mlewis@risd.edu, or 401-454-6591.

For more information, contact: Colgate Searle, ASLA, searleandsearle@cox.net.

22nd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
"Something Old, Something Green: Sustainable Strategies for Historic Preservation"

April 14th, 8:15 am
Tolman High School, Pawtucket, RI

Registration is from 8:15 to 9:00 am at Tolman High School followed by keynote address,“Defining Green: Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation”, presented by Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, Principal for Preservation, Goody Clancy, Boston. Presentation of the 2007 State Preservations Awards will follow the keynote address. The conference includes a full day of workshop sessions and tours with a closing session from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

For more information on the conference, or to view a complete conference schedule and downloadable registration form, visit the commission's web site: www.preservation.ri.gov/conference. Or contact, Janet Balletto, janetballetto@cox.net, or 401-732-1009.

Student Mentor Day
Date and location: TBD

Students at University of Rhode Island (URI) and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will be touring varied landscape achitecture offices throughout the state.

For more information, contact: Carin Beth Lightbown, ASLA, carinbl@aol.com, or (401) 782-6326.
 


South Carolina
South Carolina Chapter

 


South Dakota
Great Plains Chapter


Tennessee
Tennessee Chapter —

Stone Hall Design Charrette
April 10th
Metro Nashville Parks Department

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASLA will work with the Metro Nashville Parks Department and the Nashville Civic Design Center to create a master plan for the newly acquired property to be the Stone Hall Park along the Stones River Greenway in Hermitage, Tennessee. A design charrette will be held to create a plan of action the Parks Department will use to allow safe pedestrian and vehicular traffic, identify the location of a new restroom facility and restore historic gardens adjacent to the historic stone home that will become the City’s newest nature center.

For more information, contact: Betsy Clapsaddle, bclapsaddle@lrk.com, or 615-726-1110.
 


Texas
Texas Chapter

For more information, contact: Randy Phillips, ASLA.


Utah
Utah Chapter

Utah Annual Meeting
April 19th - 21st
Springdale, Utah (Zion National Park)

The 2-day event was held in Springdale, Utah - gateway community to spectacular Zion national Park. Events included an update on professional activities and developments in the southern Utah area, an inspirational keynote address that addressed the powerful influence nature can have on the lives of children, and of course, visits to Zion National Park with an emphasis on the role of landscape architects.

Mike Empey, staff representative of Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) addressed landscape architects and friends assembled at the Utah Chapter Annual Meeting. Empey and others discussed changes in the Southern Utah region that are relevant to the profession, including recent HALS activities, and provided suggestions for establishing and maintaining contact with congressional leaders in Washington D.C.

Lisa Ogden, Zion National Park landscape architect, discussed the challenge of balancing the needs of nearly 3 million visitors per year in the sensitive red-rock park environment. Meeting participants included practicing professionals, students and sponsors. Events were varied, incorporating lectures with hikes and mountain bike tours, and concluding with an awards banquet and participation in local Earth Day celebrations.

For more information, contact: Mark Vlasic, ASLA, markv@ldi-ut.com.
 


Vermont
Vermont Chapter

Vermont Public Space Awards
April 24th
Vermont State House

Vermont Public Space Awards recognize special exterior or interior spaces accessible to the public, which have been defined or enriched by design or planning. They also recognize regulations which promote positive public uses. The Governor will present the awards at the Vermont State House. Participating organizations include: The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Vermont Planning Associations, The Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, The Vermont Urban Forestry Council, and The Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

For more information, contact: Claire Humber, ASLA, chumber@segrp.com, or Jim Donovan, FASLA, jdonovan@wilbursmith.com.
 


Virginia
Virginia Chapter

Clemyjontri Playground Event
April 20th, 10:00am
6317 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA

The Maryland, Potomac, and Virginia Chapters will host a celebration of inclusionary playground design that provides a place where children of all abilities play together to help raise awareness about landscape architecture and how it affects our lives. The event will also honor The Fairfax County Park Authority, The Fairfax County Park Foundation, and Mrs. Adele Lebiowitz, who donated 18.5 acres of her McLean estate for the park and playground.

During the event, children began arriving at 7:45 AM, and by the time the Chapter’s celebration was over, there were over 100 children of all ages playing. School buses routinely pull up to drop off children from nearby schools to play at CLEMYJONTRI. And when the carrousel was opened for the landscape architects and County government attendees, the children flocked to the carrousel to take a ride.

For more information, contact: Valorie LaCour, ASLA, lacour@GEFielder.com.

Green Urbanism Spring Conference
April 13th
River Farm
Alexandria, VA

Co-sponsored by the Potomac Chapter, Green Urbanism will be presented as an overview by the keynote speaker, Kristina Hill. Topic speakers will include Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, ASLA, Kevin Tankersley, ASLA, and Heather Whitlow. In the afternoon a moderator will orchestrate a lively discussion with the panel of the morning speakers and the audience to discuss project experience and trends relating to Green Urbanism.

For more information, contact: Nancy Christoph Rodrique, nrodrique@landmarkdg.com, or (757) 473-2000.

2007 VA ASLA Biennial Professional and Student Awards Program
Awards Ceremony: April 13th
Old Town Alexandria, VA

The purpose of the VA ASLA 2007 Biennial Professional and Student Awards Program is to recognize excellence, exemplary performance, and significant contributions within the landscape architecture profession of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This also encourages the application of visionary and progressive solutions to the issues, problems and opportunities challenging landscape architects. The Awards Program will also provide a forum for the review and evaluation of work currently shaping our environment.

For more information, contact: Terry Clements, ASLA, tclement@vt.edu or (540) 231-6683.

Jamestown Maple Tree Planting on Capitol Square
May 1st
Capitol Square
Richmond, VA

The Virginia Chapter is donating a Jamestown Maple in honor of National Landscape Architecture Month and the Jamestown 400 Celebration. It will be planted on Capitol Hill during the grand re-opening ceremonies of the Virginia State Capitol Restoration Project. Watkins Nursery will be an additional sponsor.

For more information, contact: Daniel Malone, Associate ASLA, dmalone@wegnet.com.

Brick Inscriptions for Stanley Abbott on Capitol Square
May 1st
Capitol Square
Richmond, VA

The Virginia Chapter, is donating a Walkway Brick with an inscription in honor of Virginia landscape architect, Stanley Abbott, to be located on the Capitol Hill walkway during the Virginia State Capital Restoration Project.

For more information, contact: Doug Mettler, dmettler@carltonabbott.com, or 757-220-1095.


 


Washington
Washington

Mailed copies of Landscape Architecture magazine to each of their state representatives with a note about their licensure goals.

Chapter Coordinator: Matt Porteous, ASLA, porteous@hewittarchitects.com, or 206-624-8154.


Washington, DC (Metropolitan DC area)

Potomac Chapter

Clemyjontri Playground Event
April 20th, 10:00am
6317 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA

The Maryland, Potomac, and Virginia Chapters will host a celebration of inclusionary playground design that provides a place where children of all abilities play together to help raise awareness about landscape architecture and how it affects our lives. The event will also honor The Fairfax County Park Authority, The Fairfax County Park Foundation, and Mrs. Adele Lebiowitz, who donated 18.5 acres of her McLean estate for the park and playground.

During the event, children began arriving at 7:45 AM, and by the time the Chapter’s celebration was over, there were over 100 children of all ages playing. School buses routinely pull up to drop off children from nearby schools to play at CLEMYJONTRI. And when the carrousel was opened for the landscape architects and County government attendees, the children flocked to the carrousel to take a ride.

For more information, contact: Valorie LaCour, ASLA, lacour@GEFielder.com.

Green Building Solutions for Washington, D.C.
April 4th, 6:30pm
Chevy Chase branch of the D.C. Public Library
5625 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
(near McKinley Street, N.W.)
Washington, DC 20015

A panel discussion featuring Nancy Somerville, Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, and Barbara Deutsch, ASLA, will look at some of the problems D.C. is facing, including: stormwater runoff, cleaning up the Anacostia, and clean air. The panel will offer some real solutions that are either currently happening or could happen and open it up for questions and further discussion.

For more information, contact: Dave Gantt, david.gantt@dc.gov, or 202-282-0021 or visit: http://dclibrary.org/branches/cch/.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
April 3, Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Spotlight on Design: James Corner, ASLA — field operations
Since founding his New York-based studio field operations in 1998, James Corner, ASLA, has reinvigorated the role of contemporary landscape design in the United States and abroad. In projects that include New York's Fresh Kills Park and The High Line, his work breaks down traditional barriers to reveal landscape architecture as a process. In addition to his practice, he is the Chairman of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several award-winning books, including Recovering Landscape (1999, Princeton Architectural Press). Following the lecture, he will sign copies of his books. This program is held in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month. 1.5 CEU (AIA) / 1.5 CPE (ASLA) $12 Museum and ASLA members and students; $20 nonmembers. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.


NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
April 26, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Greening a River: The Four Mile Run Restoration Plan
The Four Mile Run Restoration Plan provides a bold framework to revitalize and restore the lower portion of the beleaguered waterway that forms the boundary between the city of Alexandria and Arlington County in Northern Virginia. The plan's initiative includes stream bank restoration in an effort to restore wildlife habitats and improve water quality. In a moderated panel discussion Elliot Rhodeside, ASLA, and Deana Rhodeside, ASLA, principals of the Alexandria-based landscape architecture firm Rhodeside & Harwell, Inc., and Bill Hicks with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, will discuss the master plan and the important cross-jurisdictional cooperation that made it possible. This program is organized in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month. 1.5 CEU (AIA) / 1.5 CPE (ASLA) $12 Museum and ASLA members and students; $20 nonmembers. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Green Urbanism Spring Conference
April 13th
River Farm
Alexandria, VA

Co-sponsored by the Potomac Chapter, Green Urbanism will be presented as an overview by the keynote speaker, Kristina Hill. Topic speakers will include Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, ASLA, Kevin Tankersley, ASLA, and Heather Whitlow. In the afternoon a moderator will orchestrate a lively discussion with the panel of the morning speakers and the audience to discuss project experience and trends relating to Green Urbanism.

For more information, contact: Nancy Christoph Rodrique, nrodrique@landmarkdg.com, or (757) 473-2000.

2007 VA ASLA Biennial Professional and Student Awards Program
Awards Ceremony: April 13th
Old Town Alexandria, VA

The purpose of the VA ASLA 2007 Biennial Professional and Student Awards Program is to recognize excellence, exemplary performance, and significant contributions within the landscape architecture profession of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This also encourages the application of visionary and progressive solutions to the issues, problems and opportunities challenging landscape architects. The Awards Program will also provide a forum for the review and evaluation of work currently shaping our environment.

For more information, contact: Terry Clements, ASLA, tclement@vt.edu or (540) 231-6683.


West Virginia
West Virginia


Wisconsin
Wisconsin Chapter

The Wisconsin chapter will be doing a display at the Capital Rotunda again this year and will be handing out Landscape Architecture magazines. They are also doing a tree planting at the Capital, a proclamation, and a magazine article.

For more information, contact: Pamela Linn, ASLA, plinn@waukeshacounty.gov.
 


Wyoming 
Colorado Chapter