Please join CTASLA and the Friends of Edgewood Park for a morning of history, discovery, and celebration of grand and historic Edgewood Park.
Edgewood Park: History, Discovery & Celebration
A CTASLA continuing education program
Saturday, May 21
9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Program Brochure — Register
Edgewood Park is a 123-acre urban oasis in the western section of New Haven. This historic park, molded by noted designers Donald Grant Mitchell, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., and Beatrix Farrand, has endured and evolved into a dynamic modern city park beloved by its local communities. The park also strongly influences the two historic districts of Westville Village and Edgewood Park and the West River neighborhoods that embrace it.
The event will be held in Lyric Hall, designed by noted architect C. J. Bailey and constructed in 1913 as the West Rock Theater, a spot in Westville where working men and women once came to be entertained by silent films and vaudeville acts. It has been reinvented and restored and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
CEUs: Program registered for 3.5 CEU credit hours with LACES and AIA-CES
*Note: 1 CEU (tour) subject to weather
8:15–9:00 Sign-in and continental breakfast
9:00–9:10 Welcoming comments—Barbara Yaeger, CTASLA VP
9:10–9:40 David Moser, ASLA, Landscape Architect, City of New Haven—“New Haven: How the City and Communities Foster Her Parks”
9:45–10:15 Semi Semi-Dikoko, President, Friends of Edgewood Park—“A Community’s Vision for Their Park”
10:15–11:30 Colin Caplan, Historian—“Edgewood Park: Historic Westville’s Green Mile”
11:30–12:15 Lunch and networking
*12:30–2:00 Walking study of historic Edgewood Park: Her History and Evolution to a Modern Park. Guided by Colin Caplan and Semi Semi-Dikoko.
*Notes: Morning lecture program is rain or shine; if there is severe weather, walking study of the park may be rescheduled. The walk will be approximately two miles. Most of the surfaces are paved, but there is a portion that is along a wooded dirt trail, so appropriate walking shoes are strongly advised.
827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
Join MDASLA for the annual MDASLA Orioles game as they host the Potomac Chapter, ASLA, and the Washington Nationals at Orioles Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, May 21. And come to a pregame happy hour at Pickles Pub at 2:00 p.m. The game starts at 4:05 p.m.
Get ready to cheer and share in some friendly competition with the guests from the Potomac Chapter as they watch their local baseball teams play each other in this Battle of the Beltways.
Check out the registration page for more information and to purchase tickets.
Space is limited so buy your tickets today!
Minnesota Women in Landscape Architecture
Join us for our first event on Tuesday, May 24
Don't miss this kickoff event and great opportunity to connect, network, and develop mentorships with other local women in the field of landscape architecture. We aim to create a professional networking and mentoring forum to support Minnesota women in landscape architecture including long-time practitioners, young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and women considering the profession. The group will meet three times a year, with this first year’s events focused on a theme of “Well-being.” So mark your calendar for this exciting event!
6:30–6:50 p.m. Light Refreshments and Cash Bar
6:50–6:55 p.m. Introductory Remarks by Joan Macleod
6:55–7:15 p.m. Landscape Architecture Speed Networking
7:15–7:35 p.m. Presentation by Marjorie Pitz, FASLA—Landscape Architecture Licensing and Our Role in Effecting Public Welfare
7:35–8:00 p.m. Discussion
8:00–8:30 p.m. Networking
We hope to have childcare available upon request at future events. This event is free. Donations welcome.
Register online by Friday, May 20
Questions about this event: Email Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-332-7522.
May 13, 2011
Western Reserve Section Event - Joint Association Happy Hour
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Battery Park Wine Bar
7524 Father Frascati Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
AIA / APA / ASLA / IIDA / ASID / NEORUG / CSI Joint Social Event
The Science, Services, and Performance of Sustainable Sites
Date and time: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle
Register online at www.uwbotanicgardens.org
The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens present this symposium on issues surrounding the Sustainable Sites Initiative. This daylong event will dig into the science behind and intent of the Sustainable Sites Initiative with a focus on how the SITES guidelines can transform our urban ecosystems, horticulture industry, and design and construction practices. Educational sessions and small group dialogue will identify the current obstacles and brainstorm ways to hurdle them. The day will build cross-disciplinary relationships, with focused discussion among horticultural specialists, landscape architects, nursery industry representatives, arborists, planners, scientists, landscape maintenance contractors, and city staff.
- Keynote address: Urban Ecosystem Services, by Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington and U.S. Forest Service
- The What and Why of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, by David McDonald, Affiliate ASLA, Seattle Public Utilities
- Salmon Safe Program: Local Performance Demonstrated, by Ellen Southard
- Urban Design and Sustainable Sites: Dual Performances or Dueling Performances?by Brice Maryman, ASLA, SvR Design Company
- Can Nurseries Meet the Objectives of SITES? by Tom Quigley, owner, Olympic Nursery, and past president, WSNLA
- Breakout groups discuss and report solutions.
A three-evening “Science of Sustainable Sites” series will follow the event, May 24, May 31, and June 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.