ASLA Chapter News
Each year the ILASLA recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the state of Illinois.
These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture, and expand public awareness of the profession and ASLA. The award winners will be recognized at Celebration, ILASLA's premier annual awards event; be published in the widely distributed folio awards e-book, and have their projects spotlighted on the ILASLA website.
The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2013. See a complete list of forms and templates and scroll down to ILASLA Awards-Call for Entries.
October 24, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
This Rain Garden workshop will provide additional information and instruction for those familiar with rain gardens but who need more information to build with confidence. In addition, the workshop will review the steps to start a rain garden program within a community.
The length of the educational portion of session is 5.25 hours, broken down as follows:
Design and Construction of Rain Gardens - 3 hours
Planting Recommendations - 0.5 hour
Rain Garden Maintenance - 0.5 hour
Program Development for Promoting the Installation of Rain Gardens - 1.25 hours
The workshop costs $25, with lunch and a rain garden book included. Please register.
On November 1, I will be ending my tenure as the president of our New York Chapter and welcoming President-elect Nette Compton in succeeding me. It has been an honor and a challenge to serve in this position.
October 31, 2:30-6:00 p.m.
Egan is a New York Times columnist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He writes frequently on conservation and ecological issues; his book The Worst Hard Time presents a history of the Dust Bowl, while The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America describes the roots of public land conservation in the United States as a result of an unprecedented natural disaster. Egan will be speaking on The Big Burn and the impacts of Roosevelt and Pinchot's ethics and policies on our public lands today.
November 1, 6:00-10:30 p.m.
Join us for a festive evening of great food and socializing as we celebrate our design community!
Submissions for the 2013 Design Awards will close on October 23. Please refer to this brochure for full eligibility and submission information.