About
National Landscape Architecture Month
 

We asked chapters and individual members to keep us up to date on their activities. Is your chapter not live? Tell us about your event with the Chapter activity form. We'll update frequently.

Alabama/Mississippi

Twin States Conference
April 11 - 13

Description:
Open your eyes to new possibilities when you join hundreds of landscape architects from the Gulf Region in Orange Beach, Alabama for the 6th Annual Twin States Conference.

Contact:
Rhea Williams
205.601.2345


Alaska
 
Garden Design Workshop in Juneau
Dates TBA

Description:
Practical, hands on, and most of all fun, the Garden Design Workshop presents the opportunity to learn about functional and beautiful garden design in our local climates and helps you develop unique landscape plans for your garden. This event is hosted by the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is our largest and most intensive community outreach effort. The Garden Design Workshop is an opportunity for local landscape architects and designers to reach out into the community and teach what they know to enthusiastic participants.

Contact:
Eric Ouderkirk


Arizona

 

NLAM Lecture Series - Irene Ogata, RLA
April 2

Description:
Creating your Special Place: How landscapes affect your sense of well-being and what you need to consider in designing your residential landscape.

Contact:
Irene Ogata


Sketch Crawl
April 6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Description:
For all who love to sketch, join Duane Blossom for a "Sketch Crawl" in Historic Old Town Scottsdale.

Contact:
Irene Ogata


NLAM Lecture Series - Becky Blaher, MLA  
April 9

Description:
The New Urban Site: A discussion on clever contemporary design and site-specific public places that invite and engage.

Contact:
Irene Ogata

 


NLAM Lecture Series - Emily Yetman, MLA  
April 16

Description:
Streets as Public Spaces.

Contact:
Irene Ogata

 


NLAM Lecture Series - James DeRoussel, RLA   
April 23

Description:
Green Streets and the Urban Forest: Thinking Outside of the Planter Box

Contact:
Irene Ogata

 


 NLAM Lecture Series - Linda C. Samuels  Daniel Morgan 
April 30

Description:
Sustainable City Project and Linking the Tucson Warehouse Arts District

Contact:
Irene Ogata

  


Arkansas

Golf Tournament 
April 12, 8:30 a.m.

Description:
The Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is hosting their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Rebsamen Golf Course in Little Rock. This four-person shotgun scramble, open to the public, will be held in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month and to raise funds for the Neil Hamill Park Scholarship for the University of Arkansas Landscape Architecture Department.

Contact:
Melissa Evans
479.263.6775


Earth Day Fair 
April 22.

Description:
Students and Professionals will be participating at the ASLA Chapter booth, handing out Landscape Architecture magazines and information about our profession.

Contact:
Melissa Evans
479.263.6775


 


Boston

 

Garden in a Cup Demo
April 20

Description:
Garden-in-a-Cup will celebrate NLAM by hosting a cup garden demonstration. Participants will plant cup gardens outside, and limited supplies will be provided. If possible, bring your own cups, watch them grow, and then distribute!

Contact:
Emily Josephs
617.623.2300 

 


California Northern 

Working Traces 
April 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Description:
Julie Bargmann, D.I.R.T. Studio, is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes. She will provide participants with a lecture at UC Berkeley in honor of NLAM.

Contact:
Anita Bueno

 

The Berkeley Thunderdome 
April 3, 12 - 2 p.m.

Description:
Round One of the College of Environmental Design’s premier debate series, featuring Julie Bargmann and Walter Hood, moderated by Kristina Hill. Also part of the 100 year anniversary of the Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning program.

Contact:
Anita Bueno


 

CLF's Golden Gate National Park Excursion 
April 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description:
The Cultural Landscape Foundation will host a daylong excursion through several of the Parks’ recently completed projects, with tours led by many of the landscape architects involved and senior representatives from the Parks’ stewards – the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and The Presidio Trust.

Contact:
Anita Bueno


ASLA-NCC Award Presentation  
April 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description:
Please join ASLA-NCC in celebration of their member's professional achievements.

Contact:
Anita Bueno

  


CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

 Meet the Fellows 
April 19

Description:
This event, in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month, is for emerging and seasoned landscape architecture professionals to network and learn from the best in the profession. 

Contact:
Patricia Trauth


CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN 

It's Time to Grow!
April 20

Description:
It’s Time To Grow is the theme of So-Cal ASLA and ValleyCrest's 2013 gathering at the Fillmore growing grounds, where attendees can mingle with each other, see the trees up close, and enjoy Spring in the nursery. 

Contact:
Vicky Phillipy
714.838.3615

 


Colorado 

Doors Open Denver- City Beautiful Then and Now
April 13 - 14

Description:
ASLA Colorado will provide tours and information on Denver's major parks and parkways. Early visionaries set aside land and designed the parks and parkways as part of the City Beautiful movement of the early 1900's. Today, the parks and parkways have become the heart and life of the City.

Contact:
Susan McCabe
303.386.6299  


 

Landscape Architecture Trivia Event
Throughout April

Description:
 For National Landscape Architecture month, we ran a month long "Landscape Architecture Trivia" event on our social media sites and received a good response from users.

Contact:
Jesse Young

Colorado State University LA Days Lecture
TBA

Description:
During the second week of April, Colorado State University in Ft. Collins kicked off their LA Days program with a lecture by Laurie Olin of the Olin Partnership. The following day ASLA board members from Denver attended a social at CSU followed by a lecture by Christine Reed of the Office of Cheryl Barton.

Contact:
 Jesse Young


 

 

Denver Botanic Garden Designer's Roundtable
April 27

Description:
The event connected homeowners with landscape architects in a dynamic environment of rotating design sessions intended to help the homeowners with their residential design challenges. We had very good feedback from both the participants and the staff at Denver Botanic Garden and intend to continue that momentum as well in years to come.

Contact:
 Jesse Young

 

 

 

 


Connecticut

Frederick Law Olmsted: Connecticut Yankee
April 17

Description:
CTASLA presents a night to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted: Connecticut Yankee, Wednesday April 17 at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport. Speakers will include author Justin Martin, who has written Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, and filmmaker Lawrence Hott, who has produced a documentary on Olmsted to be released in the Fall. The evening will also include a cocktail party, buffet, and birthday celebration for FLO. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship to promote education in landscape architecture.

Contact:
Jeff Mills
860.454.8922 


 

Legislative Office Building Display
April 1 - 15

Description:
The CT Chapter of ASLA will take advantage of 100 feet of display space in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford by hanging a display of our design award winners and other boards touting the contributions made by the state's landscape architects to the built environment and stewardship of land. The exhibit will run from April 1-15, and will be passed by hundreds of people daily, including legislators, staffers, and others doing business in the state's Capitol.

Contact:
Kristin Schwab

 

 


 Florida

Landscape Architecture Videoconference
April 23, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Description:
Doug Smith, President of landscape architecture and design firm EDSA, will give insight on the career of landscape architecture to students in grades 5 through 7. 

Contact:
Doug Smith
954.524.3330 


 

School Outreach
April 18

Description:
FLASLA will present to the "Peer-connectors" class at Lake Mary High School in Orlando. 

Contact:
Doug Smith
954.524.3330 


 

School Outreach
May 16

Description:
Though this falls outside of the month, FLASLA will continue the celebration through May with a presentation at Tropical Elementary School in Plantation, Florida.

Contact:
Doug Smith
954.524.3330 

 

 

  


 Georgia

Frederick Law Olmsted Annual Luncheon
April 19

Description:
This year's speaker is Alan Banks, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts. In more than two decades of work he has researched and developed a variety of landscape walking tours, lectures and presentations on the Olmsteds and their work.

Contact:
Ed Czyscon


Indiana  

First Friday Art Gallery: Significant Sites
April 5, 6 p.m.

Description:
Significant Sites features work from local landscape architecture firms covering a breadth of social, environmental and economic issues.

Contact:
Brian Staresnick


 

Student Office Tours
April 12

Description:
In partnership with Ball State and Purdue Universities, landscape architecture students will spend the afternoon visiting local offices. The students will convene in the afternoon for informal discussion and dinner.

Contact:
Brian Staresnick


 

 

Build Day
April 27

Description:
In February, INASLA members developed a design for a new sensory garden for Outside the Box. It is time to make the design into a reality. In joint with the Year of Public Service, volunteers will learn about the building side of landscape architecture as they help this great cause.

Contact:
Brian Staresnick


 


IOWA

Des Moines - Mayor's Annual Ride for Trails
April 20

Description:
For NLAM, Iowa is promoting landscape architecture at the Mayor's Annual Ride for Trails by placing educational signage along the event's riding trail, informing the public of landscape architects' roles in trail design. Additionally, a team of LAs will ride along the trail and volunteer at the rest stop with promotional t-shirts and educational materials.

Contact:
Jessica Fernandez

 

 

 


Kentucky

High School Presentations
April 17

Description:
KYASLA will speak to 150-200 visual arts students at a high school in Kentucky about landscape architecture. Additionally, educational materials will be handed out to students along with copies of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Contact:
Louis Johnson

  


Louisiana
Baton Rouge Better Block Parklet
April 13–14

Description:
The built parklet, part of the Baton Rouge Better Block event, will be an area for visitors to sit in movable furniture surrounded by shade trees within a food truck area.

Contact:
Leigh LaFargue

 


Michigan  

 

MiASLA Lobby Day
April 25, 9 - 1:30 p.m.

Description:
MiASLA will lead this important opportunity for landscape architects to speak with their state legislators to better inform them of the important role of landscape architecture in placemaking in Michigan and the relevance of licensure.

Contact:
Craig Hondorp


Minnesota

Student Portfolio Review
April 2

Description:
ASLA-MN supports developing the skills of the next generation of landscape architects. A panel of professionals will answer questions about their own work, then sit down with students in small groups to offer career and portfolio advice.

Contact:
Colleen O'Dell


 

Minneapolis 5k Recycle Run
April 21

Description:
The ASLA-MN Chapter's Women in Landscape Architecture Group will be participating as a team in the Minneapolis 5K Recycle Run to benefit Earth Day cleanup. Chapter members will be joined by friends and family and will wear a team t-shirt identifying themselves as landscape architects to hundreds of fellow racers and spectators.

Contact:
Colleen O'Dell


ASLA-MN Happy HourApril 25

Description:
In the spirit of outreach and networking, the ASLA-MN Chapter will host a happy hour with professionals in architecture, landscape design, engineering, and other allied professions on Thursday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Muddy Pig in Saint Paul MN.

Contact:
Colleen O'Dell


 

Concert by Bob Close, FASLAApril 27

Description:
To celebrate NLAM, ASLA-MN members and friends are invited to hear Bob Close, FASLA, perform with his band the Red Dog Band at Merlins Rest Pub in Minneapolis, April 27th at 8:30pm.

Contact:
Colleen O'Dell

 


Nevada
Daily NLAM Facebook Posts
Throughout April

Description:
Each day during the month of April our daily photos and quotes was e-blasted and posted on Facebook. These photos come from many of our talented Chapter member photographers who matched their beautiful images with inspiring quotes. This is always a favorite.
 
Contact:
Sherie Moore


Landscape Architecture Magazine Distribution
Throughout April

Description:
We also distributed Landscape Architecture Magazines to the busiest lobbies throughout the Las Vegas valley where people had time to go through the magazine and become familiar with landscape architecture. The Northern section also distributed to our state legislators. What a great way to promote the profession! 

Contact:
Sherie Moore


 

Designed by a Landscape Architect
Throughout April

Description:
We placed “Designed by a Landscape Architect” signs in public parks bringing attention to the wonderful landscapes our profession designs. 

Contact:
Sherie Moore


 

Springs Preserve Plant Sale Booth
April 6

Description:
With great weather, we manned a booth at the Springs Preserve Plant Sale for the second year in a row. We handed out activity sheets for children, packets of information for the Landscape Architecture program at UNLV, and seed packets for urban gardens. This afforded us time to answer questions from the public and present information on the profession to the community.

Contact:
Sherie Moore

CarrotMob
April 6

Description:
Although CarrotMob is a world-wide event, this was the first year it took place in Las Vegas. Keeping to this year’s ASLA theme of community service, we collaborated with Clean Energy Project Nevada and helped spread the word about a local business that is donating one day of profits towards energy improvements. We also helped out at the event which was truly ‘mobbed’. The business was able to implement many of the energy audit’s recommendations.

Contact:
Sherie Moore

Portfolio Review
April 9

Description:
Nevada Chapter, ASLA will come together to review the portfolios of nearly 20 UNLV School of Architecture students.

Contact:
Caryl Davies


 

Presentation
April 19

Description:
Our Northern Section has coordinated our participation with the Nevada Museum of Art and the Black Rock Institute to sponsor a presentation by garden designer Shirley Watts.

Contact:
Sherie Moore

 

Earth Day Volunteer Event
April 20

Description:
ASLA Nevada will join Project GREEN to rebuild/maintain the Pittman Wash trails and signs, remove irrigation lines, distribute wood chips on the trails, prune branches from the trails, remove litter and more -- all to make Pittman Wash an enjoyable, peaceful nature experience.

Contact:
Caryl Davies

 

 


NEW jersey

Pruning in the Park
April 13

Description:
A small team of landscape architects gathered in Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey to assist in the (awesome!) task of pruning the 4,000 cherry tree collection to help spruce up the Park for the annual Cherry Blossom Fest, held throughout the month of April.

Contact:
Nick Tufaro

 

Presentation at NJ Department of Environmental Protection
April 13

Description:
Past NJASLA VP, Jeremiah Bergstrom, and Advocacy Chair, Mark Anderson, made a presentation at a New Jersey Department Of Environmental Protection sponsored conference on “Comprehensive Water Resource Management CSOs, Green Infrastructure and Stormwater” at the Meadowlands Commission in Lyndhurst, NJ.

Contact:
Nick Tufaro


Healthy Community Design
April

Description:
NJASLA was happy to complete development and distribute to our 565 municipalities, through diverse venues and 20 partnering professional groups, over 5,000 brochures entitled “Healthy Community Design: What is it? What YOU can Do.”

Contact:
Nick Tufaro


Plaque Presentation
April

Description:
NJASLA will be installing an “Outstanding Public Vision” granite plaque at the entrance to the newly opened Middlesex Greenway in Metuchen, New Jersey. Honoring the efforts of Steven Strom, FASLA (1948- 2005), renowned author and past Chair of the Rutgers University LA program, and Allan Jacobs, PE, to champion the creation of a “Middlesex Greenway” over a decade ago.

Contact:
Nick Tufaro

 


NEW Hampshire / Granite StatE Chapter

Wings of Knowledge: Elizabeth Greenleaf Pattee Presentation

April 2, 7 p.m.

Description:
In honor of NLAM, presenter Susanne Smith Meyer, a landscape architect and Department head at New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), will lead a presentation on Pattee as part of NHTI's 2012-13 Wings of Knowledge lecture series.

Contact:
Susanne Smith Meyer

Dinner Reception and Educational Event 
April 26

Description:
On Frederick Law Olmsted's birthday, Lisa Cowan, PLA, ASLA, will speak about the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Rating System, high performance landscapes and the potential for SITES to transform land design, construction and maintenance practices.

Contact:
Granite State Landscape Architects

 


New Mexico

Walk. Bike. Ride.
April 19

Description:
Walk. Led by the Downtown Action Team, participants were invited to tour exciting downtown transportation and revitalization efforts on foot, including the 4th Street Mall and Historic Route 66. Bike. Participants traversed the city by bike, following portions of the existing 50-Mile Loop, with stops along the way to discuss proposed improvements to the City's trail infrastructure.

Contact:
Aaron Coffeen
505.850.6698 

 


New York

Currents in Green Infrastructure: Designs for a Sustainable New York City
April 1-30

Description:
Green Infrastructure has been growing throughout New York City, in parks, roadways and private property. Its impetus has come from many places, including city initiatives, responsiveness to climate change and site performance. This exhibition, hosted at The Horticultural Society, explores installations that are enhanced by their green infrastructure components, and in turn enhance the neighborhoods surrounding them. Projects on display include Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bushwick Inlet Park, and Queens Plaza, among others.

Contact:
NYASLA

 

Panel Discussion - Practical Steps in Designing and Constructing Green Infrastructure Projects
April 8, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Description:
NYC Department of Environmental Protection representatives will present a broad overview of the DEP GI grant program. Grant participants will present projects and lessons learned, sharing how others can successfully implement GI at various scales and locations.

Contact:
NYASLA


 

39th World Wide Sketchcrawl
April 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description:
Come join the New York ASLA Chapter during NLAM on its second annual sketch walk. The activity fosters the art of on-location drawing. On-location drawing focuses our attention on the details, color, structure and spatial relationships of designed environments. More than a rendering tool it’s a “seeing” aid.

Contact:
NYASLA


Lecture - Planting Green Infrastructure
April 16

Description:
Green infrastructure projects provide measurable improvements in water quality. Can they be designed to provide other ecological benefits as well? How do project goals influence plant choices, and how do plant choices influence project outcomes? In 2012 the New York Botanical Garden installed and planted two constructed wetlands. Hear how plants were selected for both projects, early observations of how they are performing, and what this suggests for designing multi-functional green infrastructure.

Contact:
NYASLA


 

Panel Discussion - Building Green Infrastructure
April 29

Description:
Green infrastructure projects often contain a relatively simple set of materials, yet making sure those materials are selected, installed and maintained so that they function together as intended requires specialized knowledge. This presentation and panel discussion will focus on some key materials for green infrastructure projects: soils, plants and permeable unit pavers, with emphasis on factors that can make for the success or failure of a green infrastructure project. 

Contact:
NYASLA

 

 


new york, upstate

"Women in the Dirt" Film Screenings
Buffalo: March 21
Syracuse: April 2
Ithaca: April 16
Watertown: April 18
Rochester: April 25
Albany: April 30

Description:
Women influence the profession of landscape architecture more today than ever before. "Women in the Dirt" highlights the work of seven award-winning women who have made their mark in the field: Mia Lerher, Andrea Cochran, Cheryl Barton, Isabelle Greene, Katherine Spitz, Pamela Palmer, and Lauren Melendrez. Though each has a unique body of work, their concerns overlap in the realm of sustainability and enduring design.

Contact:
Sue Steele
  

High School Presentations
Albany: April 10
Green Island: May 1

Description:
Heatly School High School students were chosen to participate in the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation's annual Job Shadow day Apr. 10 to learn about environmental related careers. Landscape architecture was also one of the careers presented. On May 1, Career Exploration sessions will be presented by a Landscape Architect to grades 9-12.

Contact:
Nanci Bateman
518.424.9381 


Ohio

Ohio Chapter ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting
April 9

Description:
This year's meeting is offering 4 - 1.5 hour LA CES HSW certified sessions, for a total of 6 CEU credits. A 25+ vendor expo will be available to all registrants through out the entire day, come see what new products each vendor is offering for 2013.Also, for the first time in OCASLA history, we are porud to have a diverse group of speakers which include a landscape architect, and architect, a civil engineer, and a lawyer.

Contact:
Carmine Russo


 

2013 Knowlton School of Architecture Graduating Senior Dinner
April 9

Description:
Awards presentation and dinner with the graduating class of Landscape Architecture students from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, faculty, staff and local area professionals.

Contact:
Carmine Russo

 

Athena Community Garden Volunteer Opportunity
April 13

Description:
Volunteer opportunity to plant trees, install pavers and spring cleanup for a garden designed and implemented by the Student Chapter ASLA at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.

Contact:
Carmine Russo


 

Frederick Law Olmsted Birthday Bash
April 26

Description:
Happy Hour and Social Networking with local landscape architects and allied professionals. Cupcakes to be provided.

Contact:
Carmine Russo

 

 

 


Oregon

Urban Agriculture Workshop
April 6

Description:
ASLA Oregon will lead a design charrette for a community garden at Central Oregon Community College as part of the workshop, sponsored by Oregon Food Policy Council. Oregon will also sponsor a table to create awareness for landscape architecture.

Contact:
Robin Gyorgyfalvy

 


Pennsylvania/Delaware

 

PA/DE ASLA Annual Meeting
April 19 - 20

Description:
The PA/DE Chapter kicked off state-wide efforts to identify and complete documentation of HALS eligible landscapes in Pennsylvania and Delaware during a presentation by the Chapter’s HALS representatives at its Annual Meeting in Rehoboth Beach.

Contact:
Carl Kelemen


 

Public Cleanup
May 1

Description:
To conclude a successful NLAM, the Eastern Section of PA/DE Chapter will hold a public clean up of the Norristown Greening site installed by the group last year. Included will be the replacement fo plant materials that did not make it over the winter and new perennial plantings.

Contact:
Carl Kelemen

 

 


Potomac / Washington dc

ASLA/AIA Happy Hour and Book Signing
April 3

Description:
Happy hour and book signing of The Complete House and Grounds by Caren Yglesias.

Contact:
Sarah Couchman

 


Sketching Session with Dennis Carmichael, FASLA
April 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Description:
Dennis will discuss the value of hand drawing skills and then lead participants through a series of drawing techniques, including the quick gestural field sketch, the slow meditation field sketch, eyelevel perspectives and axonometric drawings.

Contact:
Sarah Couchman

 


Walkable Bethesda - Lessons Learned 
April 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m.>

Description:
Discover Bethesda’s downtown and its award-winning open space plan, streetscape design and urban form. The lively, walkable downtown offers more than 20 public spaces, 200 restaurants and abundant public art.

Contact:
Sarah Couchman

 


Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Olmsted and America's Urban Parks
April 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Description:
This one-hour film examines the formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903), visionary urban planner and landscape architect. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Rebecca Messner.

Contact:
Sarah Couchman


Prairie Gateway / st. louis

Day on the Hill
April 10

Description:
After a several year hiatus, PGASLA and the St. Louis Chapter of ASLA will be heading to the hill. Please plan to join us on April 9th in Jefferson City as we advocate to our state senators and representatives on behalf of all landscape architects in the State of Missouri. This a critical time for our profession in the State of Missouri as we face challenges to our practice act, and it is imperative that we let the folks in Jefferson City know who we are and what we do.

Contact:
Ryan Bentley


  


Rhode ISland

Lecture - Rhody Natives Panel Discussion
April 14

Description:
Come celebrate 30 years of land protection work by the SK land trust. Rhode Island Natural History Survey botanist Hope Leeson will describe the Rhody Native program and its goal to promote the use of native plants grown from Rhode Island wild stock through seed collection and cuttings.

Contact:
Karen Beck


 

Lecture - Earthly Delights: The Art of Gardening with Wild Plants
April 20

Description:
At the intersection of art and nature lies a world of wild plants that, in the right hands, can be used to create extraordinary residential environments. In this lecture, we focus on the color, form, mass, texture, bloom, wildlife value, etc. of native plants to enliven the residential landscape. Through slides and hand-outs, participants will realize the advantages of low-maintenance and environmentally sensitive landscaping. Join us to discover a world of possibility in your very own backyard!

Contact:
Karen Beck

 

"Women in the Dirt" Film Screenings
RI School of Design (Providence): April 30
University of RI (Kingston): May 3

Description:
Women influence the profession of landscape architecture more today than ever before. "Women in the Dirt" highlights the work of seven award-winning women who have made their mark in the field: Mia Lerher, Andrea Cochran, Cheryl Barton, Isabelle Greene, Katherine Spitz, Pamela Palmer, and Lauren Melendrez. Though each has a unique body of work, their concerns overlap in the realm of sustainability and enduring design.

Contact:
Karen Beck


SOUTH CAROLINA

SCASLA Advocacy Day Luncheon
April 17

Description:
SCASLA Advocacy Day Luncheon will be held on the State House grounds. There will be a brief presentation about the profession of landscape architecture that explains how it helps shape the state of South Carolina.

Contact:
J.R. Kramer

 

 


Tennessee 

Knoxville's 'First Friday' Student Work Exhibition
April 5, 6 p.m.

Description:
In celebration of NLAM, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will offer a presentation of student works at the Downtown Design Studio.

Contact:
Isobel Ritch

 

 

Halls Outdoor Classroom Charrette
April 25, 8:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Description:
The East TNASLA Section will performing a Service Project for Landscape Architecture Awareness Month. They will be sponsoring a one-hour outdoor charrette hosted by Halls High in Knoxville, Tennessee to assist locating future plantings and site elements. They are joined in this civil project by Beaver Creek Nursery, whose owners have offered to donate the plants. The landscape architects will be assisting HOC Committee has been very responsive and welcomes our potential assistance. Cliff Brooks will provide the section with more details as they develop on this projects.

Contact:
Isobel Ritch

"Designed by a Landscape Architect" Sign Placement
April 1 - 30

Description:
The East TNASLA Section has printed "Designed by a Landscape Architect" signs to place throughout the city of Knoxville.

Contact:
Isobel Ritch  


Texas

 

Earth Day at Discovery Green
April 14

Description:
In celebration of NLAM, Texas ASLA will host a booth and interactive session to promote landscape architecture at Earth Day at Discovery Green.

Contact:
Eric Perez

 


Utah

Granary Row Project Charrette
May 10

Description:
Even though the date falls just outside of NLAM, ASLA Utah will keep the celebration going by hosting a service project charrette on Granary Row in Salt Lake City. The charrette will be put on as part of their annual meeting programming.

Contact:
Jolynn Atkinson


Vermont

 

Advocacy Day at the Statehouse
Mar 20

Description:
This is an important year for licensed Landscape Architects in Vermont. In December 2013, the Vermont office of Professional Regulation (OPR) will complete a report that will make licensing for Landscape Architects a permanent law in Vermont – or not. We are working hard to encourage our representatives at the statehouse to support licensure in VT, as the OPR report will determine whether or not the work of licensed Landscape Architects contributes positively to protect the health, welfare, and safety of Vermonters.

Contact:
Ann Milovsoroff


 

Upstream Downtown Workshop and Presentation
April 10

Description:
This workshop will discuss how Vermont’s historic downtowns and villages can thrive in a changing climate by making room for rivers and retooling our towns with greener infrastructure.

Contact:
Ann Milovsoroff


 

VT ASLA/NLAM Public Radio Ad
April 1-30

Description:
VTASLA will promote the profession and the organization by placing ads on Vermont's most listened radio station, VT Public Radio.

Contact:
Ann Milovsoroff


 


 

WashingtoN

 

Rain Garden Design Project with Seattle Public Schools
Various dates in April

Description:
WASLA is working with the Seattle Public School District to facilitate design and construction of an educational rain garden experience at one of the school district's elementary schools.

Contact:
Keith Bates


Beacon Hill Street Stories
Various dates in April

Description:
In the Street Stories program, Beacon Hill youths will create video stories of their experiences living and walking in the neighborhood, using provided iPod Touch devices to create and edit the videos. Students will also receive training including video technology and storytelling techniques. The finished videos will be shown at community events, displayed on local websites, and used to build a new kind of walking map for the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Contact:
Keith Bates



WISCONSIN

Capitol Display
April 8 - 12

Description:
University of Wisconsin at Madison (UWM) landscape architecture students will display their designs at the Madison Capitol Building for an entire week in honor of NLAM.

Contact:
Pamela Linn

Philanthropic Activity - Hank Aaron Trail Cleanup
April 20

Description:
Volunteers are needed to join landscape architects in cleaning up a local iconic landscape, Hank Aaron Trail, in honor of NLAM.

Contact:
Pamela Linn

 

 


ASLA National event

 

 

Raising Awareness on the National Mall (ASLA National Event)
April 30
Washington, DC

Description:
ASLA's PR & Communications team will join with prominent landscape architects from around the area to raise awareness of landscape architecture by talking with tourists about the profession and walking them through the Landscape Architect's Guide to DC.

Contact:
Karen Trimbath
202.216.2371

 

 


OTHER EVENTS

The Sustainable EXPO
Date TBA
Athens, GA

Description:
There will be a booth celebrating landscape architecture at the University of Georgia's Sustainable EXPO.

Contact:
Dixi Wang


Public Awareness Event (University of Arkansas Chapter)
April 30

 Description:
After great success in 2012, the landscape architecture students at the University of Arkansas will once again give out hot dogs and copies of Landscape Architecture Magazine, while talking to other students about landscape architecture.

Contact:
Melissa Evans

 


Designed by a Landscape Architect (University of Tennessee Chapter)
Throughout April

 Description:
In observation of April as National Landscape Architecture Month, the UT Student ASLA Chapter is placing signs at notable campus environments designed by landscape architects.

Contact:
Landscape Architecture Department


 

California State Assembly Resolution

 Description:
On April 17, 2013, the California State Assembly approved Resolution 714 declaring April 2013 in California as National Landscape Architecture Month

Contact:
Lisa Ann Worthington


 

National Building Museum Smart Growth Lecture
April 17

 Description:
How do designers measure success in urban revitalization projects? Landscape architect Kim Mathews, RLA, ASLA, principal of Mathews Nielsen, discusses resiliency and renewal through the lens of her firm’s Cinderella projects on New York City’s urban edge in celebration of NLAM.

Contact:
Patrick Kraich