Product News by Forms + Surfaces, Victor Stanley, ANOVA, and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Product News by Forms + Surfaces, Victor Stanley, ANOVA, and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Chapter News

2013 Design Awards Call for Entries

The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects announces its 2013 Design Awards Program. This program encourages the advancement, expansion, and recognition of the landscape architecture profession.  

As landscape architects, let us honor projects that blend environmental and artistic principles, emphasizing beauty, function, and the environment. These are the works of excellence that represent the value inherent to landscape architecture.

2013 LA Bash: Southern Comfort
March 21–23, 2013
University of Georgia CE+D

LABash is an annual student-run landscape architecture conference. The conference consists of guest speakers, workshops, design charrettes, expos, and social events. It was first founded by three landscape architecture students from the University of Guelph. The conference began as a road trip for the three students to various universities in North America with landscape architecture programs to meet, share, and exchange knowledge and skills with other students, faculty, and professionals. The first official LABash conference was hosted at the University of Guelph in 1970. It has since become a tradition for the conference to be held at a different university each year where current students, professionals, and alumni can come together to celebrate and learn about the profession.

For more information, click here.

A New Sensory Garden for Outside the Box (Year of Public Service Update)

Earlier this year, the Indiana Chapter of ASLA embarked on a partnership to design and install a sensory garden for a local nonprofit, Outside the Box (OTB). Located on the north side of Indianapolis, OTB is a provider of day, employment, and art services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. OTB views the 200 participants as capable individuals who can enrich their own lives by contributing to their community.

_SCAPE Magazine—Call for Submissions Summer 2013

_SCAPE magazine is now accepting fresh, distinctive article submissions for the Summer 2013 issue.

Each year, the ASLA-MN chapter adopts a theme to advocate activities performed in the profession that support a specific topic of interest. The year 2013 is the year of Healthy Living by Design, Bringing Life to Communities and Communities to Life. In the past decade, the healthcare industry and political leadership have been examining public health in a holistic approach. As health-related research has transected social and environmental fields, a strong link between human health and landscape architecture has become apparent. Research suggests that designing with nature can address attention deficit disorder, depression, diabetes, and obesity as well as encourage hospital recovery.

_SCAPE article submissions are encouraged to incorporate the yearly theme and focus on the positive effects that the landscape architecture profession has on community health and well-being. Suggested article topics and areas of interest include but are not limited to urban agriculture, climatology, health care facility design trends, park and trail trends, aging in place, healthy land use controls, and connecting communities with alternative modes of transportation—get those creative juices flowing!

NVASLA Announces UNLV Downtown Design Center Summer Camp Workshop
The Design Day-Camp at the Downtown Design Center (DDC)2 envisions preparing today’s best, brightest, and most ambitious high school students for the demands of tomorrow’s design challenges in architecture, landscape architecture, and interior architecture and design.

Young men and women will experience the living laboratory of collegiate studio instruction in downtown Las Vegas. Through community partnerships, classes will learn about the interrelated social, technical, and environmental aspects of the built environment. Students will share their insights with the general public and keep the lessons learned as they transition into higher education.

The workshop will be held June 10–18, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

For more information, including cost, eligibility, and registration instructions, click here.

Halprin’s Portland Plazas Listed in N.R.H.P.

The innovative series of downtown Portland fountain plazas by world-renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, according to the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.

Known individually as Keller Fountain, Pettygrove Park, Lovejoy Fountain, and the Source Fountain, the public plazas are located between SW Clay and Lincoln Streets and First and Fourth Avenues and are connected by a system of pedestrian walkways. They are collectively called the “Portland Open Space Sequence.”

“Portland is well-known for the 1970s and 1980s transformation of its downtown with great public spaces like Waterfront Park and Pioneer Courthouse Square,” said Randy Gragg, president of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy, the initiators of the nomination. “But it was Halprin’s fountain plazas of the 1960s that first made downtown safe for fun.”

Read more here.

San Diego
Networking & Lecture: “Education of a Designer—Finding Your Own Way”
March 28, 2013
NTC Command Center, Room 1

Join us for our first 2013 Lecture Series event. Ray Senes, ASLA, with ima Design Group is a senior urban planner with more than 20 years of experience working with landscape architecture firms. Ray will share his journey as a designer, highlighting the benefits of gaining experience through practice, professional education, and mentoring. For more information, click here.

This lecture is free with RSVP for ASLA members & students with ID, $10 at the door for non-RSVP and nonmembers. Please RSVP by March 25 to

Perspectives–February 2013 Issue

Click the link to see the most recent issue of Perspectives, featuring profiles of the Utah Annual ASLA Awards.

Inside this issue of the ASLA Utah Newsletter:

• President’s Message
• Pervious Concrete as Landscaping Medium
• APA Survey
• Job Posting
• Utah Annual ASLA Awards
• Buyer’s Guide

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