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Alabama
Alabama Chapter —

Chapter coordinator: Chad Watkins, ASLA, cwatkins@gulftel.com


Alaska 
Alaska Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Oona Martin, ASLA, oonam@tnh-inc.com


Arizona 
Arizona Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Diana Smith, ASLA, diana@aia-arizona.org


Arkansas 
Arkansas Chapter

Chapter coordinators: Dirk Thibodaux, ASLA, dthibodaux@sbcglobal.net or Patricia Bryant, pbryant@ceieng.com


California
San Diego Chapter
April 2: An educational session on environmental education and the interaction of natural and built environments. This day's topic: Coastal design and landscape-wide conservation planning, featuring the Chula Vista Nature Center and San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Invited lecturers: Barbara Moore of the CVNC, Victoria Touchstone of the SDNWR, and Ted Godshalk of the Paradise Creek Educational Park

April 9 from 9:00 am to 12 Noon: ASLA members will coordinate the cleanup of Florida Canyon (near Balboa Park) on the C2B Cleanup day, This annual event, coordinated by I Love A Clean San Diego, is responsible for the cleanup and removal of trash from regional parks, canyons, creeks, and beaches.

April 26: Author and publisher James Grayson Truelove, Getting Your Work Published. The lecture will be preceded by a cocktail mixer (6:00 pm) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. This presentation is part of a series in which ASLA will feature outstanding practitioners sharing their thoughts on important social and design issues affecting their own work and society in general.

Chapter coordinators: James L. Taylor, ASLA, jim@lightfootpg.com or David McCullough, ASLA, david@mlasd.com
 

 

Northern California Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Michael Scheele, ASLA, mpscheele@hotmail.com

 

Southern California Chapter
April 28:
A presentation by the Orange County Fire Authority on fire prevention, lessons learned from recent fires, mitigation, etc. and a tour of their new facilities in Orange County.

Chapter coordinators: Paul Wong, ASLA, wongp@landarcwest.com, and Vicki Phillipy, sccasla@aol.com

 

Sierra Chapter

Chapter coordinators: Keith Wilson, ASLA, kwilson@hlagroup.com or Rebecca McNeil, ASLA, mcneilrj@c-b.com


Colorado 
Colorado Chapter
April 16 and 17: Produced by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, "Doors Open Denver" is a free two-day event that allows you to go behind the scenes at more than 80 of the city’s significant architectural gems and lesser known treasures. Participants can take self-guided or expert-led tours, which will feature historic sites, tall buildings, places of worship, mansions, transportation hubs, architects’ offices, school and college buildings, and much more. For more information, please contact Ginger White, Project Manager, at 303-640-6944 or by e-mail at ginger.white@ci.denver.co.us

April 21, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, Wells Fargo Atrium, 1700 Broadway, Denver: The bimonthly "Mingle with Architects and Designers" mixer, an event co-sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects. This celebration of Architecture Week will feature the "Outside the Box" exhibit. For more information please contact mngmntplus@qwest.net.

Chapter coordinators: Courtney MicRikard, ASLA, cmrdesign@comcast.net or Janet Meisel-Burns, ASLA, meisej@ci.loveland.co.us


Connecticut 
Connecticut Chapter

April 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building (adjacent to the State Capitol) in Hartford: A celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday and legacy of Connecticut parks and landscapes. Speakers include Norma Williams, ASLA; CT Chapter president Rod Cameron, ASLA; State Senator Bill Finch, whose “Olmsted Day” bill is currently making great progress in the Connecticut legislature; CT DEP Deputy Commissioner David Leff; and UConn landscape architecture student Barbara Yeager, who will present her preliminary research on the Connecticut Olmsted Legacy Trail. Birthday cake and refreshments will follow the presentations.
 

Chapter coordinator: Jeff Mills, executivedirector@ctasla.org


Delaware 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

A landscape architect from the Central Section will meet with 10-12 students from the Hempfield School District, Lancaster County, and review the role that landscape architects play in the design of exterior spaces with a specific focus on the design of facilities for pedestrians. Following the review with the students, they will be asked to wear pedometers (as supplied by the ASLA) to keep track of the distance that they walk daily, logging the number of steps. At the end of the 2 weeks, the students will be asked to complete a walkablility survey for one of their walks. The Chapter has agreed to provide the students with the greatest total distance walked with a prize. The primary focus of the activity is to increase the students awareness of their environment and to show them the role that the profession of landscape architecture has within their communities.


Schedule as follows:
April 12 -14 , 2005 - Meet with Students
April 18 - 29 - Recording Walking Activities
May 5 - Complete Walkablility Survey

April 27, Woodward Hills Cemetery, Lancaster: To assist the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), members of the Central Section have prepared a base map showing trees at the Woodward Hills Cemetery, which is the only final resting spot in Pennsylvania for a U.S. President, President James Buchanan. The base map will be used by the ISA to set up a work plan for providing maintenance on the trees. On April 27, a tree will be planted at the Cemetery in support of the effort.

Chapter coordinator: Lisa Kuntz Vavro, ASLA, lvavro@chatham.edu


District of Columbia 
Potomac Chapter

Volunteers will be participating in a series of spring tree plantings along Washington, D.C.'s streets and parks. The trees help clean and cool the air, reduce polluted storm water runoff, and help make neighborhoods more beautiful and livable. The schedule of tree plantings is as follows:

April 2, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.: Barry Farms Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Rd., SE
April 9, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, 4300 Anacostia Ave., NE
April 17, 11 am. - 3 p.m., Fort Stanton Park, : A special native trees project on National Youth Service Day with the National Park Service across from the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE.
April 29, 10 a.m. (tentative) : DC Arbor Day Celebration, Burrville Elementary School, 801 Division Avenue, NE

Chapter contact: Barbara Deutsch, bdeutsch@caseytrees.org

National ASLA Activities

April 4, 6:30–8:00 pm at the National Building Museum: Joanne Westphal, MD, ASLA, a physician and landscape architect, will discuss "Design for Health", from active living to the latest findings regarding therapeutic garden design, including Alzheimer's gardens, healing gardens, and more. This program is presented in collaboration with ASLA. $10 Museum and ASLA members, $15 nonmembers, free to students with valid student IDs.

April 25, 7:00–8:30 pm at the National Building Museum: Landscape architect Walter Hood, ASLA, transforms neglected areas of the urban environment into parks that celebrate local history and provide public gathering spaces. Principal of Hood Design in Oakland, California, he will discuss his firm’s projects, including Oakland’s Splash Pad Park and the landscape design for the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. This program complements the exhibition OPEN: New Designs For Public Space. Mr. Hood’s travel is provided by the American Society of Landscape Architects. $12 Museum and ASLA members; $17 nonmembers; $10 to students with valid student IDs. Prepaid registration required. Please click here to register.


Florida
Florida Chapter
April 23rd: Orlando ASLA section volleyball tournament. In conjunction with that event, the chapter will be hosting a Boy Scout/Girl Scout Merit Badge University, teaching the kids about landscape architecture and helping them achieve their landscape architecture badges. There will also be displays on site by some of the local firms that are participating, in an effort to educate passers-by.

Later in the month, there will be book donations to many libraries around the state, including past issues of Landscape Architecture magazine, and influential books among the profession such as Frederick B. Stressau’s Florida my Eden.

Chapter coordinator: Mike Miller, ASLA, mmiller@canin.com


Georgia
Georgia Chapter

April 3

Golf Tournament
Chateau Elan Golf Club & Resort
Braselton, Georgia

Jointly sponsored by:

Georgia ASLA Chapter and the
School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia

April 21

23rd Tri-State ASLA Conference
Georgia, South Carolina & North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
“Community, Culture, Conservation & Creativity” 

April 28

Landscape Architectural Luncheon & Celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Birthday
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Speaker: William Alexander of the Biltmore Estate on “Olmsted’s Crown Jewel”

Chapter coordinator: Dale M. Jaeger, ASLA, dale@jaegerco.com


Hawaii
Hawaii Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Stan Duncan, ASLA, sduncan@pbrhawaii.com


Idaho
Idaho/Montana Chapter


Illinois
Illinois Chapter — read the press release

April 26th, 12:30pm, Agassiz School, 2851 N. Seminary, Chicago, IL 60657: Local landscape architects will work with 4th, 5th and 7th grades students to assess safe walking and biking routes around the area of the school.


April 19: 2005 Career Day

8:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.: 4th and 5th Grade Students at Hill School, West Aurora School District, 724 Pennsylvania Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60506.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: High School District 211, 214, and 220, Forest View Educational Center Fieldhouse, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.
 

April 21, 6:30 pm, Jefferson Tap: "Green Drinks", Program on Design for Active Living with Foresight Design Initiatives, an Illinois-based non-profit organization that has been creating cross-disciplinary collaborations to foster sustainability in the practices of the design industry. Three prominent Illinois-based landscape architects who have created exemplary works showcasing design for active living with sustainability in mind will be featured.

April 27: Frederick Law Olmsted Professional Mixer, Riverside Public Library, 4:30-7:00pm with the Illinois chapter of the American Planning Association. This event will include a presentation by the Olmsted Society and a walking tour around the Riverside community area.

April 30, 11 am - 5 pm, Festival Dia del Nino 2005, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison Street, Chicago: The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum and the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children present the Festival Dia del Nino Chicago, a celebration of the arts and healthy lifestyles featuring music and dance performances, nutritious snacks, wellness testing and activities for children and families. Supported by Chicago Park District "Chicago WorksOut" program. A two-mile walk from the Museum to the UIC Pavilion will include a walkability and bikeability survey. In addition to participating in the survey, Illinois ASLA members will have representatives and desks at both locations of event. This event is for all ages and admission is free. For details about the festival or the pre-festival walk visit www.mfacmchicago.org

Chapter coordinator: Astrid Haryati, ASLA, HaryatiAS@teng.com
 


Indiana
Indiana Chapter — Read the press release

April 6: Student Office Hop & Past President Roundtable
Place: Tour: Various Indianapolis Firms; Past President Roundtable: Browning Day Mullins & Dierdorf, 626 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. tour; 5:00-6:00 Dinner & Roundtable. 
This event will provide the opportunity to the student chapters at Ball State University and Purdue University to gain exposure to the profession in Indiana as they visit selected firms. The day will end with an INASLA Past President Roundtable discussion focusing on the current trends in the profession. Invited panelists for the roundtable include:
Dean Hill, ASLA, INASLA President 2003; Deane Rundell, ASLA, INASLA President 2000; Nola Albrecht, ASLA, INASLA President 1995; C. Edward Curtin, FASLA, INASLA President 1992, 1993; Margaret Storrow, ASLA, INASLA President 1991; and Joann Green, ASLA, INASLA President 1985. For more information contact Katie Clark.

April 16: Columbus, Indiana, People Trail Dedication
Place: Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 East 17th St., Columbus, IN
Time: 2:00 p.m.
INASLA is pleased to join with the City of Columbus as a sponsor for the dedication of the new PeopleTtrail segment. In promoting "Design for Active Living," the event will feature walks, runs, biking, and other activities. For more information, contact Ed Curtin, ASLA, at ecurtin@columbus.in.gov.

April 23: Earth Day Indiana Celebration 
Place: Downtown Indianapolis American Legion Mall
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm rain or shine
INASLA is sponsoring a booth at this event, so stop by and see us! The free, outdoor festival offers live music, children's crafts, exhibits, food, entertainment, alternative energy vehicles, and much more. For more information visit www.earthdayindiana.org.

April 30: INASLA Family 5K Run/Walk
Place: Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN
Time: Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate "Design for Active Living" at INASLA's 2nd Annual Family Fun Run/Walk. A National Landscape Architecture Month T-shirt is included in the participation fee. Registration is available online at www.inasla.org or contact Corrie Meyer, Associate ASLA, at cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com. Family, guests, and even pets are welcome!

Month of April: 2004 INASLA Professional Design Award Exhibit
Place: Various
Don't miss the 2004 INASLA Professional Design Award Exhibit - on display during the month of April at both Ball State University and Purdue University.

Chapter coordinators: Corrie Meyer, Associate ASLA, cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com, Scott Siefker, ssiefker@hntb.com
 


Iowa
Iowa Chapter
April 6
Time: 7:00 am – 8:30 am: The Fourth Annual Legislative Breakfast:
Landscape architects will meet with members of the Iowa House and Senate to educate them on how the profession has an impact on the daily lives of Iowans. Local landscape architects will display presentation boards of projects that involved Vision Iowa and Iowa Values funding to show the legislators how decisions they make on revenue streams impact local landscape architects. The theme this year is “Landscape Architects – Making a Difference for Iowans."

Chapter coordinators: James A. Host, ASLA, jhost@bcadesign.com


Kansas
Prairie Gateway Chapter — In anticipation of National Landscape Architecture Month in April, the Wichita Section of the Prairie Gateway Chapter has been working on two community service projects to be completed this spring. Both projects are in the McAdams Neighborhood of north-central Wichita and involve assistance from the City of Wichita's Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) and Parks and Recreation Department.

 

The first project is the design and construction of a pocket park on the southeast corner of 11th and Indiana. This small, former residential lot will have a play area with a rubberized safety surface, new landscaping, and seating. The second project is the design and construction of neighborhood identification signage at five to seven locations around the neighborhood fringe.

It is anticipated that there will be construction going on in April.

Chapter coordinator: Jim Schuessler, ASLA, jschuessler@bnim.com

 


Kentucky
Kentucky Chapter


Louisiana
Louisiana Chapter

ASLA members will conduct career day talks at local high schools. Bikeability/walkability checklists will be passed out during the presentation. Dates and times as follows:

  • April 15, 9:00-9:45 a.m., 9:50-10:20 a.m.:
    Baton Rouge High School
    2825 Government St.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806

  • April 27th, 8:00-11:00 a.m.:
    McKinley High School
    800 East McKinley Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

April 17: Members will be setting up a booth at Earth Day in Baton Rouge. For more information, please go to www.earthdaybr.org.

Chapter coordinator: Reed Richard, ASLA, rrichard@hntb.com


Maine
Boston Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Vicki Carr, info@BSLAweb.org


Maryland
Potomac Chapter

Volunteers will be participating in a series of spring tree plantings along Washington, D.C.'s streets and parks. The trees help clean and cool the air, reduce polluted storm water runoff, and help make neighborhoods more beautiful and livable. The schedule of tree plantings is as follows:

April 2, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.: Barry Farms Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Rd., SE
April 9, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, 4300 Anacostia Ave., NE
April 17, 11 am. - 3 p.m., Fort Stanton Park, : A special native trees project on National Youth Service Day with the National Park Service across from the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE.
April 29, 10 a.m. (tentative) : DC Arbor Day Celebration, Burrville Elementary School, 801 Division Avenue, NE

Chapter contact: Barbara Deutsch, bdeutsch@caseytrees.org

National ASLA Activities:

April 4
Time: 6:30–8:00 pm Lecture at the National Building Museum
: Joanne Westphal, MD, ASLA, a physician and landscape architect, will discuss "Design for Health", from active living to the latest findings regarding therapeutic garden design, including Alzheimer's gardens, healing gardens, and more. This program is presented in collaboration with the national ASLA. $10 Museum and ASLA members, $15 nonmembers, free to students with valid student IDs.

April 25
Time:
 7:00–8:30 pm Lecture at the National Building Museum: Landscape architect Walter Hood, ASLA, transforms neglected areas of the urban environment into parks that celebrate local history and provide public gathering spaces. Principal of Hood Design in Oakland, California, he will discuss his firm’s projects, including Oakland’s Splash Pad Park and the landscape design for the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. This program complements the exhibition OPEN: New Designs For Public Space. Mr. Hood’s travel is provided by the American Society of Landscape Architects. $12 Museum and ASLA members; $17 nonmembers; $10 to students with valid student IDs. Prepaid registration required. Please click here to register.

 

 


Massachusetts
Boston Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Vicki Carr, info@BSLAweb.org


Michigan
Michigan Chapter — Read the press release

The Michigan Chapter of ASLA will be performing Walkability Audits in conjunction with the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness as part of the statewide Safe Routes to School Initiative. Please contact the state coordinator, Alex Nikoloff, at 800-434-8642 or anikoloff@michiganfitness.org for more information.

April 7, 4:00 pm: Washington Elementary School, 1400 N. Vernon Ave., Flint, MI 48506
April 11, 2:30 pm: Winans Elementary School, 5601 W. Michigan, Lansing, MI 48917
April 14, 9:15 am: Johnson Elementary School, 20701 Wohlfeil, Taylor, MI 48180
April 15, 9:30 am: Westlake Elementary School, 1184 24th Street South, Battle Creek, MI 49015
April 18, 4:00 pm: Stanton Elementary School, 710 North State, Stanton, MI 48888
April 22, 9:45 am: Clear Lake Elementary School, 2085 W. Drahner Rd., Oxford, MI 48371
April 27, 4:00 pm: Cherry Creek Elementary School, 12675 Foreman Rd., Lowell, MI 49331

April 21st, 4:00-8:00 pm: Social mixer at the Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor. All are invited and encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, local professionals, and others to mingle in a fun, casual setting.

Chapter coordinators: Doug Schultz, ASLA, dschultz@roweincorp.com
Alex Nikoloff, anikoloff@michiganfitness.org
 


Minnesota 
Minnesota Chapter — read the press release

 

SCAPE

April 16: Design Charette for New City School, Minneapolis MASLA members will collaborate with New City School in a day long charette to assist the school in developing innovative ideas for its schoolyard and assessing the walkability and bikeability of its neighborhood. Located in northeast Minneapolis, New City School is a public charter school in its second year of operation. It recognizes the importance of a well-designed learning environment to its mission, and the school is excited about the prospect of the charette. Learn more about New City School at:

www.newcitycharterschool.org/Mission_Goals.html

April 24 – April 30: MASLA Display at the Minnesota State Capitol Building MASLA will be promoting the profession and recognizing the work of members with a display in the Minnesota State Capitol Building’s North Corridor that will be seen by legislators, their staff, and the general public. Highlights will be: the unique skills that landscape architects can offer; recent award winners; valued places; the upcoming 2006 national convention; and recognition of the Capitol Building’s 100th Anniversary.

Chapter coordinator: Michael Jischke, ASLA, mjischke@srfconsulting.com


Mississippi
Mississippi Chapter — read the press release

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has proclaimed the week beginning April 24th as Mississippi Landscape Architecture Week. The Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has scheduled several events across the state to raise public awareness of the values of landscape architects for Mississippi communities.

April 21, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Clinton Park Elementary School, 911 Old Vicksburg Road, Clinton, MS:
Local landscape architects in Clinton will work with elementary students to design their own playground. Students will draw and design their own ideal versions of a playground for the new school.

April 22, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm: MSASLA Annual Golf Tournament at Elm Lake Golf Course. Click here to register.

April 24 - 30: Mississippi Landscape Week: Hattiesburg Landscape Architecture Week. Mayor Johnny DuPree has declared the week of April 24 as Landscape Architecture Week in Hattiesburg.

April 30, 12 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Landscape Architecture Merit Badge Workshop, Pine Burr Area Council Office, 6316 U.S. Highway 49, Hattiesburg, MS: Local landscape architects will present an afternoon workshop for Boy Scouts interested in earning their Landscape Architecture Merit Badges. To register, click here.

Starkville: Mississippi State University Student ASLA Chapter Walkability/Bikeability Surveys. The ASLA Student Chapter at Mississippi State University will be conducting surveys in the next few weeks with students at Starkville area schools to assess how safe the walking and biking routes are between their school and home. The results of this survey will be used to form a “report card” on the safety of pedestrian and biking routes in Starkville. Starkville in Motion, a local walking/biking advocacy group, will utilize the student surveys to plan and implement walking and biking trails near community schools.
 

Chapter coordinators: Bob Brzuszek, ASLA, rbrzuszek@msasla.org, Michael Gamill, ASLA, mgammill@thelandscapestudio.com
 


Missouri
Prairie Gateway Chapter

In anticipation of Landscape Architecture Month in April, the Wichita Section of PGASLA has been working on two community service projects to be completed this spring. Both projects are in the McAdams Neighborhood of north-central Wichita and involve assistance from the City of Wichita's Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) and Parks and Recreation Department.

 

The first project is the design and construction of a pocket park on the southeast corner of 11th and Indiana. This small, former residential lot will have a play area with a rubberized safety surface, new landscaping and seating. The second project is the design and construction of neighborhood identification signage at 5-7 locations around the neighborhood fringe.

It is anticipated that there will be some construction going on in April.

Chapter coordinator: Jim Schuessler, ASLA, jschuessler@bnim.com
 

St. Louis Chapter
APRIL 21-23: Earth Day activities with several other organizations in Forest Park.

April 30, 12 pm: Bike ride/roller blade/walk at the historic Old Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River, North St. Louis, MO (http://www.stlbiking.com). At noon, there will be a group photo and tour of the area by a representative from Austin Tao + Associates. All are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Parking can be found at North Riverfront Park along Riverview Drive and around the Gateway Arch.
 

Later in the month, the chapter will plant a memorial tree/grove honoring one of the chapter founders who recently died, Stuart Mertz, FASLA.

Chapter coordinator: Matt Maranzana, ASLA, matt.maranzana@hok.com


Montana
Idaho/Montana Chapter


Nebraska
Great Plains Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Patrick H. Wyss, FASLA, PatW@wyssassociates.com


Nevada
Nevada Chapter —

April 8: The Nevada ASLA will be adorning the streets of North Las Vegas with 50 banners celebrating NLAM. The chapter hosted a student competition at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning for the banner design, with the winner receiving not only the honor of having her design chosen, but also a cash prize. The banners will be reused and added to each year.

 

April 16, University of Nevada, Reno campus: A tree planting in honor of Frankie Sue Del Papa, former state attorney general and an advocate for tree planting and community beautification. Del Papa was a key figure in implementing a highway landscaping program with the Nevada Department of Transportation. Media coverage, local dignitaries, and associated professions have been invited and will be included in the festivities.

April 29, Las Vegas: A tree planting that will include several dignitaries, including Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. In addition, NASLA is a sponsor of the updated "Trees for Tomorrow" booklet, produced by several agencies and associations in Southern Nevada. With a first run of 10,000 copies, the booklet lists "best bets" for trees that thrive in Southern Nevada's harsh climate and will be distributed at no charge to students, schools and the general public. It will be officially released at the tree planting ceremony.

Chapter coordinator: Helen Stone, snasla@earthlink.net
 


New Hampshire 
Boston Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Vicki Carr, info@BSLAweb.org


New Jersey
New Jersey Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Nick Tufaro, ASLA, ntufaro@earthlink.net


New Mexico
New Mexico Chapter
April 29 and 30: As a part of Revolucion en las Calles and in celebration of Landscape Architecture Month in April, the local chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA) will team up with WALK Albuquerque members to lead walks which give a taste of the architecture and gardens surrounding downtown. These walks also offer a chance to share ideas about various elements of the built environment that enhance or impede walkability. Walks will begin at the Alvarado Transportation Center at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 29th, following the last session of the day. The walks are open to the general public, free of charge. The first 50 registrants for the walks will receive a pedometer courtesy of NMASLA.

Chapter coordinator: Robert Oberdorfer, ASLA, rtila@nm.net
 


New York
New York Upstate Chapter

Chapter coordinator: David Cutter, ASLA, david@seawaytrail.com

 

New York Chapter

Chapter coordinator: W. Dean Gomolka, ASLA, dean@wdgdesigns.com


North Carolina
North Carolina Chapter
April 21 - 23: The NC chapter is hosting the NC, SC and GA ASLA Chapters at the Tri-State Conference in Asheville, NC. On Friday night the 22nd, as a part of that Tri-State Conference and to celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month, we are holding a public lecture in downtown Asheville which will be promoted around Asheville. The speaker scheduled for the Tri-State Conference Public Lecture will be Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA. He is the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative. There will also be a display of award-winning landscape architecture projects from the SC, GA, and NC Chapters.

Chapter coordinator: Kelly Langston, kslang@ncasla.org
 


North Dakota
Great Plains Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Patrick H. Wyss, FASLA, PatW@wyssassociates.com


Ohio
Ohio Chapter
April 1, 4:00 pm, Independence Hall Auditorium, The Ohio State University: Learn the latest thinking about how the design of green roofs is increasing the sophistication of the design response, both from an ecological and an aesthetic perspective. Renowned green roof designer Roger Schickedantz, AIA, will discuss William McDonough + Partners’ philosophy and goals, the basic ecological and environmental benefits of green roofs, and how the incorporation of green roof strategies has influenced the design work of the firm. The public is invited to attend this event at a special reduced rate in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month.

Chapters coordinators: Beth Adamson, Affiliate ASLA, ocasla@ocasla.com
 


Oklahoma
Oklahoma Chapter —

Chapter coordinator: William Cole, ASLA, cole@provalue.net


Oregon
Oregon Chapter
April 15:
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Pratt & Larson Building, 1204 SE Water, Portland, Oregon:
Announcement of the Student Design Charrette winners for the Festival of Flowers from the University of Oregon. Present will be University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts College Chair Robert Melnick, FASLA, whose contributions to the field will be recognized by the chapter, and University of Oregon Professor Kenny Helphand, FASLA, will give a kickoff lecture in the "Pacific Northwest Design - a Retrospective" series.

Chapter coordinators: Dave Walters, ASLA, dwalters@migcom.com, Tim Gish, timg@landscapeforms.com
 


Pennsylvania 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

A landscape architect from the Central Section will meet with 10-12 students from the Hempfield School District, Lancaster County, and review the role that landscape architects play in the design of exterior spaces with a specific focus on the design of facilities for pedestrians. Following the review with the students, they will be asked to wear pedometers (as supplied by the ASLA) to keep track of the distance that they walk daily, logging the number of steps. At the end of the 2 weeks, the students will be asked to complete a walkablility survey for one of their walks. The Chapter has agreed to provide the students with the greatest total distance walked with a prize. The primary focus of the activity is to increase the students awareness of their environment and to show them the role that the profession of landscape architecture has within their communities.


Schedule as follows:
April 12 -14 , 2005 - Meet with Students
April 18 - 29 - Recording Walking Activities
May 5 - Complete Walkablility Survey

April 27, Woodward Hills Cemetery, Lancaster: To assist the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), members of the Central Section have prepared a base map showing trees at the Woodward Hills Cemetery, which is the only final resting spot in Pennsylvania for a U.S. President, President James Buchanan. The base map will be used by the ISA to set up a work plan for providing maintenance on the trees. On April 27, a tree will be planted at the Cemetery in support of the effort.

Chapter coordinator: Lisa Kuntz Vavro, ASLA, lvavro@chatham.edu


Rhode Island
Rhode Island Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Brad M. Muoio, ASLA, bmuoio@glala.com


South Carolina
South Carolina Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Jessica McClung, ASLA, rem@lowcountry.com


South Dakota
Great Plains Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Patrick H. Wyss, FASLA, PatW@wyssassociates.com


Tennessee
Tennessee Chapter:

April 6, 9:30 am, City Hall, 6400 Stage Road; Bartlett, Tennessee: The City of Bartlett has proclaimed April as Landscape Architecture Month. Mayor Keith McDonald will present the proclamation in his office at City Hall. All members and associates are invited to attend this proclamation ceremony.

April 20, 8:00-11:30am: Capitol Hill Day at Legislative Plaza in Nashville, TN. The Tennessee chapter has also prepared career discovery brochures for local high schools that will be taken to guidance counselors.

Chapter coordinator: Katie Guenther, Affiliate ASLA, katieguenther@comcast.net


Texas
Texas Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Brent A. Baker, ASLA, brentb@landdesignstudio.com


Utah
Utah Chapter
April 26, 7:30 am-1 pm, Main Street, Wells Fargo Tower, 23rd Floor, 299 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT: A symposium titled "The Vibrant Downtown" - presentations and discussions about urban design. Co-sponsored with AIA, APA, ULI, and local universities. $30 per person, $15 for students with IDs, free to members of the media. Registration fees increase by $10 on the day of the event; last day for pre-registration is April 10. Price includes continental breakfast and box lunch. Online registration is available.
 

April 27, 7:00 pm., Salt Lake City Main Library, 4th floor conference room: Utah ASLA's first annual "Olmsted Lecture." Presentation about Olmsted, Central Park, and Christo's gates by Mike Timmons, ASLA, Utah State University professor, and Mark Johnson, FASLA, president of Civitas. At the Salt Lake City downtown Library. This event is free and does not require registration.

Chapter coordinators: Tim Havens, tim.havens@att.net or Kelly Gillman, ASLA, kelly@crsarchitects.com


Vermont
Vermont Chapter


Virginia
Virginia Chapter
April 30: WALK AND ROLL RICHMOND: Follow one of eight designated bike and pedestrian routes to Brown’s Island for a 10:00 a.m. celebration of the Governor’s "May is Bike Month" proclamation. Time spent walking, running, biking, or otherwise rolling will help meet the metro-Richmond goal of 100,000 minutes of activity. Routes vary from two to seven miles, with and return rides available. Exhibition space at Brown’s Island is available to local organizations for just $10. Details at www.bikewalkrichmond.org.

Chapter coordinators: Luigi Mignardi, ASLA, LMignardi@comarchs.com or Linda James, LJ-VAASLA@cox.net

 

Potomac Chapter (Metropolitan DC area) —

Volunteers will be participating in a series of spring tree plantings along Washington, D.C.'s streets and parks. The trees help clean and cool the air, reduce polluted storm water runoff, and help make neighborhoods more beautiful and livable. The schedule of tree plantings is as follows:

April 2, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.: Barry Farms Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Rd., SE
April 9, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, 4300 Anacostia Ave., NE
April 17, 11 am. - 3 p.m., Fort Stanton Park, : A special native trees project on National Youth Service Day with the National Park Service across from the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE.
April 29, 10 a.m. (tentative) : DC Arbor Day Celebration, Burrville Elementary School, 801 Division Avenue, NE

Chapter contact: Barbara Deutsch, bdeutsch@caseytrees.org

National ASLA Activities:

April 4, 6:30–8:00 pm at the National Building Museum: Joanne Westphal, MD, ASLA, a physician and landscape architect, will discuss "Design for Health", from active living to the latest findings regarding therapeutic garden design, including Alzheimer's gardens, healing gardens, and more. This program is presented in collaboration with ASLA. $10 Museum and ASLA members, $15 nonmembers, free to students with valid student IDs.

April 25, 7:00–8:30 pm at the National Building Museum: Landscape architect Walter Hood, ASLA, transforms neglected areas of the urban environment into parks that celebrate local history and provide public gathering spaces. Principal of Hood Design in Oakland, California, he will discuss his firm’s projects, including Oakland’s Splash Pad Park and the landscape design for the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. This program complements the exhibition OPEN: New Designs For Public Space. Mr. Hood’s travel is provided by the American Society of Landscape Architects. $12 Museum and ASLA members; $17 nonmembers; $10 to students with valid student IDs. Prepaid registration required. Please click here to register.


Washington
Washington


West Virginia
West Virginia

Chapter coordinator: Pete Williams, ASLA, pete.williams@terradon.com


Wisconsin
Wisconsin Chapter —

Chapter coordinator: Pamela Linn, ASLA, plinn@waukeshacounty.gov


Wyoming 
Colorado Chapter

Chapter coordinator: Janet Meisel-Burns, ASLA, meisej@ci.loveland.co.us