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APA, AIA, ASLA Design Review Session and Charrette
April 8, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
GateWay Community College
The City of Phoenix is moving forward with Reinvent PHX, and would like to work with ASLA to identify key landscape architects to participate in the upcoming work session. See AzASLA events page for more information.

The City is now transitioning to the Design Phase, where input is being made in advance of developing a form-based code. We have a design review, expert-focused work session scheduled with our consultant team led by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.

For more information, contact Irene Ogata,

Northern California
Students Take the Prize
Congratulations to the landscape architecture students at Arizona State University who took home multiple awards, including the ASLA award and Best of Show for their installation, “Inside Out,” at the 2013 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. Two entries created by local students (from UC Berkeley and from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University) earned silver medals for each of their award-winning installations.

This year, the garden creators were asked to base their designs on a country or geographic region. ASU drew inspiration from urban Mexican culture and architects Ricardo Legorreta and Luis Barragan. Their strong plant palette, innovative (re-)use of materials, and unique sculptural features created an ‘outdoor’ space that effectively evoked Mexico and showcased the comfort and intimacy of a residential garden.

California Sierra 
EPG Winery Tour
April 14, 2013, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Scribner Bend Vineyards, Clarksburg

Join ASLA as the Emerging Professionals Group hosts a private tour of the Scribner Bend Vineyards. The tour will be led by Jessica Johnson, enologist and assistant winemaker at Scribner Bend. Wine tasting included.

Free for ASLA members and their guests; $10 for non-members. RSVP required, limited to first 20 people. RSVP at

Southern California 
Building Sustainable Communities: Collaborations & Partnerships
This year's Green Cinema will feature "Women in the Dirt." For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Vicki Phillipy at 714-832-3616.

The 12th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo is Southern California's longest-running and largest sustainability and green building event focusing on the unique needs and concerns of municipalities.

Hosted annually by the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council and Southern California Gas Company, this event brings together thought-leaders in the industry with local government agencies, municipal policy makers, policy implementers, leading architects, and building industry professionals to further the development of a sustainable and energy efficient future for Southern California.

To register for the conference, click here.

Florida to Celebrate Annual Byway Day 
On April 5, citizens throughout the State of Florida will celebrate Byway Day. This event is designed to highlight Florida’s 23 state-designated Scenic Byway routes.

Visitors to Florida are encouraged to drive any of Florida’s unique Scenic Highways (or byways, as they are commonly known) on the weekend of April 5th. Each year the Florida Scenic Highways Program celebrates Byway Day in early April to coincide with wildflower bloom season.

Click here for more information.

Frederick Law Olmsted Annual Luncheon
April 19, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Atlanta History Museum
This luncheon features a lecture from Alan Banks, supervisory park ranger from the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The registration deadline is April 4. The fee to attend is $60 for ASLA members and $70 for non-members. Registration is available through the form on this page.

New York 
2013 NYASLA Design Awards
Exhibit: April 1 – 30, 2013
Reception: April 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Center for Architecture
Please come and see the amazing work in landscape architecture, design, and planning of the winners of this year’s NYASLA Design Awards. From a groundbreaking concept used for daylighting the Saw Mill River, to a wonderful use of the borrowed landscape in Meadowmere, to more than a dozen more innovative designs, these projects are portrayed through beautiful visual images of photographs, plans and drawings. Awards juried by the Texas chapter of ASLA.

To see the list of winners and for more information, click here.

2013 Awards – Call for Entries

The Utah Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is pleased to issue a formal call for entries for the 2013 Utah ASLA Awards Program.

Participation in the awards program helps to broaden professional boundaries, increase public awareness of the role of landscape architects, raise the standards of the discipline, and bring recognition to organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice and/or study of landscape architecture. A jury of qualified out-of-state professionals will review each submittal and determine winners in each award category.

For submission instructions, refer to the two forms on this page. The deadline for entries is April 5, 2013.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference
On March 23, President-elect Courtney Landoll and Past-president Carrie Culp introduced landscape architecture to young girls at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference at Bellevue College. The conference provided hands-on workshops presented by women in careers based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Courtney and Carrie led a series of three workshops, where the girls had the opportunity to design a park, complete with active and passive recreational opportunities, while minimizing impacts to the environment. 

The WASLA 2013 Conference, Breaking New Ground
WASLA welcomes landscape architects and designers, academics, allied professionals and vendors, and the public to attend their conference on May 10, 2013, in Tacoma, Washington. This year, rather than responding to trends, participants will examine ways they are redefining the field of landscape architecture. What new techniques and philosophies will have an impact on the way they design? What new methods are they using to provide more thoughtful landscapes? WASLA looks forward to a full day of enlightening discussions, diverse presentations and engaging interdisciplinary panels all followed by an evening reception at the Museum of Glass.

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