Letters from Co-Chairs
by Larry Porter, ASLA, CLA and Mark Hough, ASLA

Letter from Co-chair Porter 

The theme for this newsletter is, “Is your campus going green?” I would like to thank those individuals who provided material for this issue. The production of the newsletter is impossible without your efforts!

San Francisco 2007: Jim Horner, Campus Landscape Architect at UC-Berkeley and Robert Sabatini, ASLA, conducted an interesting campus tour for 18 members of our PPN. A wonderful lunch at the Faculty club provided an opportunity for some lively conversation and camaraderie.

The 26 members who attended the Campus Planning and Design PPN meeting represented a broad cross section of professionals and shared many of their thoughts and concerns.

Philadelphia 2008: Mark your calendars for Monday, October 6, 2008. The Campus Planning and Design PPN meeting is being held at the annual conference from 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. ASLA is organizing campus tours as part of the conference offerings. No informal tour will be conducted in Philadelphia this year.

I will be stepping down as Co-chair at the end of this year and Co-chair Mark Hough, ASLA, Campus Landscape Architect for Duke University, will be taking over as Chair. I would like to thank Mark for his efforts so far.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, issues, or concerns.
 
Larry Porter, ASLA, CLA
LAPorter@facilities.rutgers.edu

Letter from Co-Chair Hough

The SCUP Conference in Montreal this July was a great success and I was happy to see a number of landscape architects there. I was on the jury for the design awards this year and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following winners:

Excellence in Landscape Architecture:  

Honor Awards:
Yale University: Residential College Courtyard Renovations -- Landscape Architect: Towers/Golde, New Haven, Connecticut
North Park University: Campus Core -- Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt, Chicago, Illinois

Merit Award:
University of Virginia: Meadow Creek Regional Stormwater Management Master Plan -- Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts (with acknowledgement to Nelson Byrd Woltz of Charlottesville, Virginia and New York, New York, the landscape architect for a major portion of the project)

Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus: 

Honor Award:
Bennington College: Landscape Master Plan -- Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand, Watertown, Massachusetts

For a complete list of winners go to: http://www.scup.org/membership/awards/2008/

Out of a total of 170 submittals, only 12 were in the Excellence in Landscape Architecture category. The quality of work was high but it would have been nice to have more submittals to better reflect the magnitude of great work being done on campuses all over the country. I encourage both institutions and consultants to submit for this award next year; the call for entries will be in October, 2008. We are looking for ways to strengthen the relationship between SCUP and ASLA, and this PPN is a logical place to start.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia in October. We only get an hour and a half to meet officially as a group, but there is always an interesting mix of professionals from both the client and consultant side, and the dialogue is typically engaging and enlightening.

Mark Hough, ASLA
mark.hough@duke.edu

 
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