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Alabama
Alabama Chapter —


Alaska 
Alaska Chapter

Alaska's leading landscape architects will provide two evenings of instruction, and a two-hour Saturday workshop. During the workshop, each homeowner will be teamed with a designer to develop landscape plans for their yard. This event is an opportunity for homeowners to learn about landscape design as well as innovative design elements and then create a design for their home, cottage or cabin. Cost for the classes and workshop is $225.

Please call 279-2688 for more information, or email: ehuggin@earthscape.alaska.com

Garden Design Workshops
April 19th & 26th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Classroom sessions at BP Energy Center

Design workshop
April 29th (appointment times to be scheduled)

Chapter Coordinator: Oona Martin, ASLA, OonaM@tnh-inc.com


Arizona 
Arizona Chapter


Arkansas 
Arkansas Chapter

March 31st
Celebration of 30 year of Landscape Architecture in Arkansas
Come join your colleagues and friends for dessert and drinks at La Maison des Tartes in the Mill District, Fayetteville. We will start at 7:00 p.m., and be entertained by the Atomic Kings. Check out their website: http://www.myspace.com/atomickings . This celebration is hosted by the Arkansas Chapter of ASLA. We invite everyone to contribute to a new ASLA scholarship for landscape architecture students at the University of Arkansas.

April 1st
City of Fayetteville Celebration of Trees
This is in conjunction with the opening of the Farmers' Market. Join us in the morning for an Arbor Day Celebration in which the City of Fayetteville gives free trees out to the citizens. Arkansas ASLA will have a booth/table at the event with information about landscape architecture for adults and children.

April 28th
Garvan Woodland Gardens Symposium in Hot Springs.
This year's topic-THE NATURE OF GOLF-will introduce and explore how golf courses are a smart land use choice for superfund sites and brownfields. Panelists will also discuss the environmentally friendly approaches to design and management. This event is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can earn four (4) professional continuing education credits for landscape architecture and architecture. Visit the UA School of Architecture website or contact the Department of Landscape Architecture for registration information: Dana Ledbetter, Office Manager, at 479-575-4907 or dledbett@uark.edu.

April School Visits
- Kim Hesse is heading up this effort in Northwest Arkansas. She and Alan Ostner plan to visit elementary school classes and possibly high schools to present and discuss landscape architecture with the students.

Chapter Coordinator: Frances G. Beatty, ASLA, fbeatty@uark.edu


 

California

North California Chapter
Events: TBA

Southern California Chapter

April 11th
Career Day at McFadden Intermediate Middle School
Santa Ana, CA
8:15am - 2:30pm

April 28th-30th
ASLA Southern California Chapter Member Retreat: "Governing the Profession . . . From the Walls Out"
UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA
Contact: 714-838-3615; sccasla@aol.com

April 23rd, 9am - 1pm
City of Beverly Hills Public Works Department Earth Day
Beverly Hills Farmer's Market, Civic Center Drive
Event Contact: Lisa Han, City of Beverly Hills Dept. of Public Works; (310) 288-2822; lhan@beverlyhills.org.

The Public Works Dept. in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills has reserved an area at the Beverly Hills Farmer's Market for an Earth Day Celebration. The Southern California Chapter of ASLA (SCC/ASLA) will be participating along with other environmental groups, as an outreach to the community "to teach the community the many ways in which to participate in the effort of sustaining the life-giving gifts of the Earth." This event is open to the public.

Chapter Coordinator: Vicki Phillipy, SCC/ASLA Executive Director, sccasla@aol.com

Sierra Chapter-

UC Davis Student Chapter-

April 17th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ASLA Reception and Exhibition
Putah Creek Lodge in the UC Davis Arboretum
In honor of National Landscape Architecture Month, the event gather together faculty, alumni, professionals, and students of landscape architecture. The event is also meant to welcome the three accreditors who will be reviewing our program from April 16-19. There will be light hor d'ourves and refreshments served.

For more information, email:ucdasla@gmail.com


 

Colorado 
Colorado Chapter

April 23rd
1st Annual Jane Silverstein Ries Memorial Lecture and Banquet

Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place in Downtown Denver, CO.
This event will feature noted author and urbanist Witold Rybczynski, author of the of the New York Times rated Notable Book of the Year, A Clearing in the Distance: Fredrick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century.

The lecture and banquet will be held at the Denver Athletic Club, located at 1325 Glenarm Place in Downtown Denver. The cost is $50 per person. The cocktail hour will start at 5:00 p.m., dinner will follow at 6:00, with the lecture beginning at 7:00. The Student Awards Program will take place after the lecture.

Registration is made by pre-payment only. Tickets will not be available at the door. Payment (via MasterCard, Visa, or personal check made payable to CCASLA) is due by 5:00 p.m. on April 20th to Donna Ralston- fax: 303-220-5833, phone: 303-850-7587.

April 22nd-23rd
2nd Annual Doors Open Denver
Denver, CO
Produced by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, this is an annual FREE event offering residents and visitors the opportunity to experience Denver’s works of architecture and landscape architecture over one weekend of self-guided and expert-led architecture tours. The goal is to enable the public to view the build environment in a new way by giving them the opportunity to spend some time with knowledgeable professionals.
Detailed information about the tour will be posted at: www.denvergov.org/doorsopendenver/

The Southern region plans to sponsor a design charette for youth participating in local Boys’ and Girls’ club programs, and make career day presentations at local schools. To assist with these events, please call Southern Director Jeff Haley at 719-385-6523.

The Western region hopes to sponsor a community service project to complete some maintenance and deferred capital repair projects at Grand Junction’s Botanic Gardens. If you’d like to help out with this event, please call Shawn Cooper at 970-244-3869.

Northern Director Doug Moore is spearheading efforts to lead concept charettes to plan improvements at schools in Fort Collins and Windsor. If you are interested in supporting this effort, give Doug a call at 970-224-6143. Let’s celebrate our profession this month!

Regional Chapter Coordinators:

Denver metro region: Brian Braa, ASLA, bbraa@mac.com
South region: Jeff Haley, jhaley@springsgov.com
North region: Doug Moore, ASLA, dmoore@fcgov.com
West region: Shawn Cooper, ASLA, shawnc@ci.grandjct.co.us

 


 

Connecticut 
Connecticut Chapter

April 26th
"2006 Frederick Law Olmsted Day Conference"
Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT
Nationally renowned speakers include Charles Beveridge, Hon. ASLA, and program includes bus tour of prominent Olmsted landscapes in Hartford area. Joint event with CTASLA and the Connecticut Olmsted Heritage Alliance (COHA). Details and registration information for the Inaugural Frederick Law Olmsted Day Celebration and Conference are now online at http://www.ctasla.org. Registration for the event must be made by April 17th.

Chapter Coordinator: Aris W. Stalis, ASLA, astalis@bscgroup.com


 

Delaware 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter


 

Florida
Florida Chapter


 

Georgia
Georgia Chapter


 

Hawaii
Hawaii Chapter


 

Idaho
Idaho/Montana Chapter


 

Illinois
Illinois Chapter

April 6th, 6pm
Event Spaces: Millennium Park, the Olympic Games, and the Spectacular Future of Public Place
In partnership with Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chapter will host a lecture at the John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery. The lecture, entitled Event Spaces: Millennium Park, the Olympic Games, and the Spectacular Future of Public Place, will feature Panelists Alexander Garvin, Alex Garvin & Associates, New York; Edward Uhlir, Project Director, Millennium Park, Chicago; Charles Renfro, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York.

OPEN: New Design for Public Space Exhibition
In conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chapter will continue to sponsor the New Design for Public Space Exhibition, which runs from January 28 through May 7, 2006. The exhibition investigates the evolving conditions of public space in Chicago – from the spectacular new Millennium Park to the development of streets and gardens in neighborhoods throughout the city. To provide global perspective, OPEN includes twenty contemporary public spaces on six continents. The exhibition on new public space around the world was organized by the Van Alen Institute of New York with its Chicago narrative developed by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Tree planting events and educational sessions
(multiple dates in April and May)
In partnership with the City of Chicago, U.S. Forest Services, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Morton Arboretum and Openlands Project’s TreeKeepers, the Chapter will participate in tree planting events and educational sessions targeted for 4th grade students about caring for landscape and outdoor spaces, and a career in landscape architecture at 50 schools throughout the city. This program will include special tree planting programs with the Arbor Day Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation

Proclamation
The Chapter secured Landscape Architecture Month proclamations from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. This demonstrates the level of support from state and local government leaders for the landscape architecture community.

Chapter Coordinator:  Astrid Haryati, education@il-asla.org

Events: TBA

 


 

Indiana
Indiana Chapter

April 3rd
Ball State University Speaker
Recent Work of Christine Ten Eyck from Phoenix, Arizona. This lecture is an annual Charles Sappenfield Lecture. For more information go to www.bsu.edu/cap/event/

April 7th, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Technical Review Workshop for LEED-NC
Attend the LEED workshop presented by the U.S. Green Building Council at Ball State. Gain the knowledge needed to maximize building performance, achieve LEED certification and take the LEED Professional Accreditation Exam. To register go to: www.usgbc.com

April 8th
Southern Indiana Trail Community Charette
A great opportunity for INASLA Southern Members to get involved! Come to a charette to benefit the community of Huntingburg, IN. For more information contact Judy Olinger at judydidit@psi.net

April 12th, 11:30 am - 1:00pm
INASLA Continuing Education Luncheon 
“What can I do with my professional license?” The luncheon will be held on at the CAP Indy Center.

April 12th
Student Office Hop
Ball State and Purdue Landscape Architecture students will visit various Indianapolis Downtown firms to discover many different aspects of the profession.

April 13th
Purdue University Speaker
Recent Work of Jim Platchett. This lecture is the annual Olinger Lecture and will be held in the Dean’s Auditorium of Pfendler Hall. For more information contact Bernie Dahl, FASLA at bdahl@purdue.edu

April 15th
Purdue Brick Bowl
A competition between Purdue Landscape Architect Students and other Landscape Architect Students around the state. The competition revolves around designing a site feature established by professionals. For more information contact Matthew Kirkwood at mkirkwood@purdue.edu

April 17th
ASLA BSU Award Juries
Help jury projects submitted from Ball State Students for the National Students Award Program.

April 19th, 20th, 21st
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Lunch Charettes
3-day lunch charette for an Indianapolis Community. The project includes designing park facilities for residents of the neighborhood.

April 22nd, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Earth Day Festival
On the War Memorial Square in Downtown Indianapolis.

April 29th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
INASLA 3rd Annual Family 5K Run/Walk
This event will be held at Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN.
We will celebrate after the event with a barbeque in the park. A National Landscape Architecture Month T-shirt and dog bandana is included in the participation fee. Family, guests, and even pets are welcome!

Chapter Coordinator:  Corrie Meyer, ASLA, cmeyer@schmidt-arch.com


 

Iowa
Iowa Chapter

April 1st
ASLA Banners will be installed on the poles leading to the State Capitol

April 4th
ASLA Lobby Day

April 6th
First Annual Iowa Chapter of ASLA - Texas Hold'em Tournament

April 20th
Bob Dyas Day
This will be a walking tour of plants, followed by a design Charette with High School students. The entire Bob Dyas day is dedicated to the "Discover Landscape Architecture" theme. We are inviting kids out and introducing them to Landscape Architecture.

April 20th
Iowa Chapter ASLA Awards ceremony

April 20th
Award the Second Annual President's Medal

Chapter Coordinator: Emily Lawson, ASLA, Emily.Lawson@TERRUS.com

 


 

Kentucky
Kentucky Chapter

April 19th, 6:30pm
Regenerative Design Lecture
Young Library Auditorium, University of Kentucky

Landscape Architecture lecture series sponsored by the ASLA Kentucky chapter, in coordination with the University of Kentucky. Will feature speaker Keith Bowers, President, Biohabitats, Inc. discussing the David Spaeth Memorial. As part of the April Landscape Architect Month Activities the chapter will be hosting a reception afterward the April lecture to celebrate the profession with both regional professionals and guests attending the lecture.

Chapter Coordinator: Pamela Hays, ASLA, phays@egberslanddesign.com


 

Louisiana
Louisiana Chapter

April 12th
Baton Rouge Mayor Holden and Metropolitan Council Proclaim Landscape Architecture Month, present proclamation to ASLA Louisiana Chapter President Dana Nunez Brown, ASLA, and Planning Commission Director Troy Bunch.

April 21st
Park from Park(ing)
100 block of Third Street, all day – Free
Celebrating National Landscape Architecture month, landscape architects will install a park for the day in an onstreet parking space. Workers, visitors, and residents of downtown are invited to come to Third Street and enjoy the park.
For more info go to: http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/parking/ or call 225-381-3139

Chapter Coordinator: Dana Brown, ASLA, dbrown@browndanos.com


 

Maine
Boston Chapter


 

Maryland
Maryland Chapter


 

Massachusetts

April 8th
New England Greenway Consortium at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass, Amherst, will be celebrating Landscape Architecture month by holding their 8th Annual Greenway Symposium. The symposium will include panel discussions from various New England Greenway State Agencies, Regional Planning Agencies as well as private Landscape Architecture and Planning firms involved with greenway planning and implementation. Some of the speakers include:

Eric Weiss from ECGA
Jeff Ciobotti from RTC
Peter Flinker, ASLA, from Dodson Associates

The Symposium will start 9am and will end at 4pm. Lunch will be included in the registration fees of $50. The symposium promises to be a stellar event that will provide opportunities to renew connections.

Contact: Stella Lensing, slensing@larp.umass.edu.

Boston Chapter
TBA


 

Michigan
Michigan Chapter

April 20th, 9am- 5pm
Spring Institute: Strategies for Sustainable Land Use
Lansing Radisson

Planning the physical layout of land uses in our communities is fundamental to sustainability. Many factors have contributed to the haphazard, inefficient development patterns known as sprawl, including single use zoning, low-density growth, state and federal policy, and infrastructure investments. The complex problems shared by communities across Michigan are evidence of the impact of urban sprawl—increasing traffic congestion and commute times, air pollution, loss of open space and farmland, inequitable distribution of economic resources, and the loss of a sense of community.

Spring Institute 2006 is devoted to providing planners, landscape architects, and community leaders with the tools and resources necessary to transition from poorly managed development patterns to planning practices that create and maintain efficient infrastructure, ensure a sense of community, and preserve natural systems.

Spring Institute is a collaborative program offered by MAP and MASLA
MAP/MASLA Member: $85 Non-member: $100 (includes lunch, instruction, and handouts)

April 13th
Participation in a statewide trail conference held in Flint, MI, hosted by Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

  • CIP Michigan Medallion Project banner displayed at Capitol for 1 week
  • Coordination with "Public Health' month with Mi Dept of Community Health
  • Individual participation in various local Safe Route to School activities throughout the state by MASLA members

Chapter Coordinator: Doug Schultz, ASLA, dschultz@roweincorp.com


 

Minnesota

April 24-25
The Minneapolis Park Summit will be held at the Weisman Theatre at the Weisman Museum.

Minnesota Chapter

April 7th
37th Annual MASLA 2006 Awards Dinner
Keynote address: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
317 on Rice Park, St. Paul
5:30pm: Social Hour, 7:00pm: Dinner and Program

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


 

Mississippi
Mississippi Chapter


 

Missouri
Prairie Gateway Chapter

St. Louis Chapter


 

Montana
Idaho/Montana Chapter

April 8th, 9am
Hillner Park Restoration Day
The Lockwood School group will have a cleanup and park restoration day at Hillner Park in Billings, MT.

On February 8th the Yellowstone County Parks Board heard a presentation by the Lockwood Schools' 6th Grade Leadership Class. CTA LandWorks has been helping the Continuing Education Group with their Restoration Plan of a nearby community park in Lockwood; Hillner Park. Robert Gollehon of CTA has been helping with the project in doing some site evaluation and mapping and CTA LandWorks has been guiding the class through Programming, Site Analysis, Concept Design, and Master Planning of the Park. The Parks Board unanimously approved the class' request for assistance in cleaning up, lighting, and tree work in the month of April and supported the Master Plan for Renovation on a Phased Basis.

Chapter Coordinator: Eirik Heikes, ASLA, eirikh@ctagroup.com


 

Nebraska
Great Plains Chapter


 

Nevada
Nevada Chapter —


 

New Hampshire 
Boston Chapter


 

New Jersey
New Jersey Chapter

We have a seminar planned in conjunction w/ Freylinghuysen Arboretum and Bartlett Tree Experts. We are also looking into a possible walking tour, NLAM Banner Project in some Olmsted Bros. designed parks in Union County, NLAM proclamations from the Governor, Union County Bd. of Chosen Freeholders, some town mayors, etc. We are also looking into a joint project in Union County in the Olmsted Brothers parks (such as a volunteer invasive weed removal, or planting demonstration project).

Chapter Coordinator: Jeff Tandul, ASLA, OLMSTEAD3@aol.com


 

New Mexico
New Mexico Chapter

April 22nd, 9:30am- 1:30pm
SOCLAS Community Project
Valle Vista Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM
The University of New Mexico Society of Landscape Architecture Students (SOCLAS) and NMASLA (New Mexico chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects), in conjunction with the National Park Service, the 1000 Friends of Albuquerque, the Alliance for Active Living, and the Vecinos del Bosque Neighborhood Association, are sponsoring a community mapping activity in support of the Safe Routes to School and Ditches to Trails initiatives. We will be mapping routes and potential trails around and extending out from the Albuquerque Valle Vista Elementary school area (total area still TBD). Training for volunteers will be provided prior to the actual mapping day.

Chapter Coordinator: Lisa Burkstaller, Student ASLA, lburkstaller@yahoo.com


 

New York
New York, NYSCLA Chapter —

April 6th
Accurate Engineering Associates "Outdoor Lighting Design Criteria - Codes and Standards" (includes info about the Dark Sky Initiative).

April 11th, 6:30pm
John Gwynne, Wildlife Conservation Society, Gabon's, New National Parks (Africa).

April 20th, 5:00-7:00
Tour of Material ConneXion Resource Library (an innovative materials library for designers)

April 22nd, 10:30am
Queens Botanic Garden Hardhat Tour (Earth Day event) - Co-sponsored w/ USGBC for tour of sustainable building and site construction.

Chapter Coordinator: Liz Pulver, liz@tbany.com


 

North Carolina
North Carolina Chapter

Triad Section-

April 20th
Greensboro’s Center City Park Luncheon
This event will be a progress report for Center City Park by the landscape architect from Halvorson Design Partnership in Boston, Bob Uhlig, ASLA. NCASLA will present a citizens award to volunteers from Action Greensboro, John Bell and Alexa Aycock for their contributions of time and energy. Kicking off the event will be an invitation only fund raiser lunch at Café Europa and end with Bob Uhlig’s "Bird’s Eye View" presentation from the parking deck overlooking the park.

Week 2- Career day at the NC&T landscape architecture program

Week 3 - Walking tour of a new TND in north Greensboro and we are going to ask the developer for a vacant retail space to allow local LA's to display their work.

Week 4- Residentially oriented with a design/build firm here that employs about 5 LA graduates (one from A&T).

Chapter Coordinator: Kelly Langston, Association Manager, kslang@ncasla.org


 

North Dakota
Great Plains Chapter


 

Ohio
Ohio Chapter

April 28th
Ohio Chapter Annual Meeting
Columbus, Ohio
The annual meeting is meant to act as the conclusion to landscape architecture month in Ohio. Our annual meeting will take place throughout the entire day. There will be several continuing education sessions during the day. In the evening we will have a banquet honoring the State's design award recipients. We will also have a speaker during the evening banquet.

In addition to our annual meeting, each section (we have 5) will be doing their part to honor landscape architecture month.

Chapter Coordinators:

Western Reserve- Josh Tooker, ASLA, j2ker@sbcglobal.net
Buckeye Reserve- Matt Leasure, ASLA, mleasure@kinzelmankline.com
Miami- Eric Sauer, ASLA, eric@envision-works.com
Maumee Valley- Tim Bockbrader, ASLA, tbockbrader@edgela.com and Roger Warner, ASLA, rwarner@buckeye-express.com
Ohio State University- Seth Baker, ASLA, baker.809@osu.edu


 

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Chapter —

April 12th
University of Oklahoma College of Architecture is hosting Greg Witherspoon of Design Workshop for a lecture

-First year MLA students will be exhibiting (outside University of Oklahoma’s campus) full size gates that they designed and constructed for the Jacobson House Native Art Center to raise awareness of the profession on campus.

Chapter Coordinator: Bryan Dillingham, ASLA, bryan_dillingham@alabackdesign.com


 

Oregon
Oregon Chapter

April 6th
Fountain Festival
In partnership with the Portland Water Bureau, will celebrate this urban treasurer and landmark place. Commissioner Randy Leonard will ceremoniously turn on the fountain.
10am-11am, Forecourt Fountain, SW Third Avenue and Clay Street, Portland, OR

April 6th
Black Box Exhibit
Will feature 24 original diagrams, sketches and watercolors that reveal Lawrence Halprin's inspiration for his landmark work in Portland
5:30pm, AIA Gallery, 315 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, OR

April 7th
"Revolve or Evolve-Where to Now?" Symposium 
This one-day symposium explores the question of how do we, as designers, developers, and citizens, keep the Pacific Northwest's greatest qualities while allowing for economic growth. This is the culmination of a larger 15-month project titled, Pacific Northwest Design - a Retrospective.
8:00am, World Trade Center 2, Portland, OR

April 8th
Day of Tours: Pacific Northwest Legacy and Evolution
A day of field sessions/tours to explore some of the region's landmark open spaces, gardens, sustainable landscapes and urban treasures.
World Trade Center 2, Portland, OR

April 29th
OR ASLA Biennial Design Awards
6:00pm, Lawrence Gallery, 903 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR

See website for more details:
http://www.aslaoregon.org/cip/explore.htm

Chapter Coordinator: Tara Byler, ASLA, tarabyler@hotmail.com


 

Pennsylvania 
Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

April 7-8th
Annual PA/DE Chapter ASLA Meeting
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

PA State Coordinator: Chris Brown, ASLA, cbrown@derckandedson.com


 

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Chapter

April 28th, 7 pm
Design Awards Recognition
All Members and Student Members are invited to attend to celebrate the Award Winners:
L + A Landscape Architects
Katherine Field and Associates
Where: The Mews Tavern
456 Main Street, Wakefield, RI
All Members and Student Members are invited to attend.
Cost: Free Hors d'oeuvres with a Cash Bar

April 10th
Student Mentor Day
The Student Mentor day matches up approximately five landscape architecture firms providing a half-day of mentoring to a student in either the Rhode Island School of Design or University of Rhode Island LA programs. This allows each student to shadow a professional for part of a day's work, going to meetings, presentations, providing design services. It introduces the students to what the "real world" is like, and provides an introduction to both the firms and the future potential employees to one another.

April 22nd, 10am -12pm
Designer Forum
The Designer Forum is providing free landscape design services at one of four nurseries: Sylvan Nurseries in Westport, MA; Schartner Farms in Exeter, RI; Central Nurseries in Johnston, RI; and Lawn Beauticians in Cranston, RI.

Chapter Coordinator: Karen A. Beck, ASLA, KBeck@Commonwealth-Eng.com


 

South Carolina
South Carolina Chapter

April 12th
Clemson University Awards Program
Brooks Center, Clemson SC
Barry Anderson, Treasurer SCASLA will represent the chapter at the Clemson University Awards Program at the Brooks Center, Clemson SC. He will be presenting the 2006 ASLA Student Honor and Merit Awards.

April 20th, 1pm
The Westin Poinsett, Greenville, SC
Greenville area Landscape Architects and architects are invited to a luncheon with Knox White, Mayor of Greenville, Nancy Whitworth, Greenville's Director of Economic and Community Development, and other city and county representatives. Both Mayor Knox White and Nancy Whitworth will give presentations.

April 21st – 22nd, 8:30am - 3:30pm
SCASLA/Landscapes for Learning Symposium
Long Middle School, Cheraw, SC
Landscapes for Learning, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects have been working with Long Middle School to envision and implement a series of outdoor learning areas on the School's campus. This symposium will assemble South Carolina School System Administrators & Teachers; LMS students, parents and teachers, community volunteers; SCASLA, CU Student Chapter SCASLA and LFL to discuss the latest trends in integrating teaching methodologies and practical hands-on learning techniques that advance environmental awareness among youth. For more details contact: Barret D. Anderson, ASLA, bdandrs@CLEMSON.EDU

April 24th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charleston National Landscape Architecture Month Celebration

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
A reception celebrating landscape architecture in the state of South Carolina. We will be honoring Mayor Joe Riley, recipient of the Olmstead Medal and Steve Livingston, recipient of the LaGasse Medal. For more details contact: Glen R. Gardner, ASLA, glen@swlandarch.com

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


 

South Dakota
Great Plains Chapter


 

Tennessee
Tennessee Chapter —


 

Texas
Texas Chapter

April 5th-6th
2006 Texas State ASLA Conference

South Padre Island Convention Centre
South Padre Island, TX

The South Texas Section is hosting the event and for the first time ever it is being held on South Padre Island. Conference topics will include pertinent subjects such as tidal estuaries and dune stabilization, along with the standard CEPH opportunities, such as the ADA seminar. In addition to this, we have been working hard to see that you have a great time while on the island. In lieu of the annual golf tournament there will be a fishing tournament. The awards banquet will be a laid back festive event, beach attire required.

Chapter Coordinator: Brent A. Baker, ASLA, bbaker@bwmgrp.com


 

Utah
Utah Chapter

April 4th
USU Sustainability Conference

April 11th
Olmsted Lecture - Legacy Parkway Design Presentation
Governor's Proclamation - Presentation honoring Susan Crook and HALS program Reception

April 21st
Service Project - TBD

April 24th
Education Project - TBD

April 26th
Chapter luncheon - ASLA Month Wrap-up
Postcard competition winners announced

Chapter Coordinator: Brian Carver, ASLA, Bcarver@utah.gov


 

Vermont
Vermont Chapter


 

Virginia
Virginia Chapter

April 21st, 9am-4:30pm
Water Quality Innovations in Management: The Hampton Roads Experience
Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Improving and maintaining water quality is a major issue in the Commonwealth, and nowhere more than in Hampton Roads, where major rivers and the Chesapeake Bay come together and flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Government, business and citizens all must play a part.

Speakers include: Tayloe Murphy, Keynote Speaker, John Carlock, Deputy Executive Director, Physical Planning, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Pete Burkhimer, P.E., President, Engineering Services, Inc., Chesapeake City Council, Jeffrey Wermers, President, Wermers Development, Inc., Richard Street, Appointed Director for the City of Fredericksburg, Dan Malone & Scott Blossom, Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc., Joe Rieger, Director of Watershed Planning, The Elizabeth River Project, and Barry Frankenfield, L.A., ASLA, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation.

Chapter Coordinator: Susan Curp, ASLA, Susan.Curp@timmons.com


 

Washington
Washington

April 1st and 29th
Historic Landscape Walking Tour
A public walking tour of a significant historic landscape to draw awareness of the local resource and educate the public about landscape architecture.

Duwamish River Restoration and Clean-up WASLA Community Service Project
WASLA members will work with Seattle community members to design, clean and restore the shorelines of the Duwamish River through their community.
April 1, 6-8pm
Living Barge Native Plant Demonstration Project
Open House, Seattle WA
April 22, 10am
8th Avenue/Gateway Park Restoration/Clean-up Projects, Seattle WA

Career Discovery
WASLA is promoting Landscape Architecture as a viable career choice to local Kindergarten through 12th grade students by providing various school presentations throughout the spring of this year.

For more details go to: http://www.wasla.org/

Chapter Coordinator: Matt Porteous, ASLA, Porteous@hewittarchitects.com


 

Washington, DC (Metropolitan DC area)

April 3rd, 12 noon - 2pm
The American Public Health Association
National Public Health Week kick-off event
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC- Room G-50 in Dirkson
"Designing Healthy Communities: Raising Healthy Kids"
Since 1995, APHA has celebrated National Public Health Week, focusing on issues of importance to improving the public's health. This year, the focus of the week is children's health and the built environment.

During our kick-off briefing we will highlight the 5 problems and 5 solutions facing our communities as they relate to children's health and the built environment. The audience will hear from members of 5 communities across the country that have successfully implemented these solutions, and serve as models for others to build healthier communities and raise healthier kids. Lunch will be served.

For questions, or additional information, contact Kate Sweeney at (202) 777-2513 or kate.sweeney@apha.org.
www.nphw.org

Potomac Chapter

April 29th, 10am-1pm
The Confluence of Water and Design on the Mall
A tour of four featured designs, located along Washington, DC's National Mall. The tour, interpreted by the projects' contributing designers and expert fountain consultants, will describe the design process, the conceptual origins of the water features, and the multifaceted details created especially to achieve some of the unique water effects of the projects.

The tour will feature the following projects:
National Museum of the American Indian [EDAW]
World War II Memorial [Oehme, van Sweden & Associates]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial [CMS Collaborative]
George Mason Memorial [Rhodeside & Harwell]

Registration begins at 9:30 AM. The tour begins at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW.

Space is limited. Tickets are only available online.
For tickets, and for more information about the tour, please visit: http://www.potomacasla.org/water/

Chapter Coordinator: Lisa Delplace, ASLA, led@ovsla.com


 

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