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ASLA Chapters Celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month

Here’s a sampling of events, either past or planned, around the country this month. Visit the National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM) site to see the full list and details.

Michigan
Palmer Park Presentation
April 19
Area landscape architects will present alternate master plan visions for Palmer Park, a 300-acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880s, to the public. The planning process is a MiASLA and MiCNU community service project.

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Minnesota
Teaching the Design Process Through Math
April
Minnesota Chapter members are introducing third graders at FAIR School in downtown Minneapolis to the landscape architecture design process through a mathematics class. Members are volunteering to collaborate with teachers to create a new curriculum and materials and to teach seven-week classes in April and early May.

New Jersey

Governor’s Proclamation
April
Governor Chris Christie congratulated the New Jersey Chapter of ASLA on its 50th anniversary and celebrated the importance of the discipline of landscape architecture in a statement to the public, before officially proclaiming April as Landscape Architecture Month in New Jersey.

North Carolina

Designing a Park with Students
April
Through the month, landscape architects and middle- and high-school students will work together to design a park.

Pennsylvania / Delaware

Design Charrette
April 10–12
The Western Section of PA/DE ASLA is holding a two-and-a-half-day charrette that will involve landscape architects and several sister professions along with members of the public.

Potomac

Meridian Hill Park Tour
April 26
Join Potomac ASLA for a continuing education workshop highlighting the history of Meridian Hill Park and providing a review of recent and current preservation projects planned for this historic landscape, designed and constructed from 1914 through 1936. The morning will begin with a walking tour of Meridian Hill Park led by Rebecca Karcher, Acting Chief of Interpretive Service for the National Park Service’s Rock Creek Park.

San Diego

Lecture: Mark W. Johnson, FASLA
April 8
Mark Johnson has achieved national recognition for leadership and design of complex urban park, plaza, waterfront, and public space projects. In San Diego he has been lead designer for the North Embarcadero, Convention Center Expansion, Lane Field, and Plaza de Panama projects.

Wisconsin
Capitol Display
April
University of Wisconsin at Madison landscape architecture students will display their designs at the Madison Capitol Building for an entire week in honor of National Landscape Architecture Month.

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