Updates from ASLA


Projects and Initiatives Seeking Landscape Architects

February boasts a super-abundance of ASLA webinars and deadlines  from the ASLA Honors Call for Nominations closing on February 12, to the ASLA Conference Call for Presentations deadline on February 22 and the ASLA Professional Awards registration and payment deadline on February 23.

There is more to explore on ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page.

ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page provides information on everything from calls for papers to competitions. Below, we highlight recent additions. Anyone who would like to share an opportunity may submit information online.

Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery: Memorial Project Request for Qualifications
Deadline: February 20, 2024

The Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery (H&LS) Memorial Project Committee invites artists, designers, architects, multi-disciplinary teams, and other creators to express their interest in conceiving a site or sites on Harvard’s Cambridge campus for commemoration and reflection, as well as for listening to and living with the University’s legacy of slavery.

The Committee seeks expressions of interest from those with investments of thought and practice in memorialization, ritual, community-building, history, and questions about the future, and welcomes submissions from individuals, collaboratives, and teams rooted in traditional or non-traditional memorial practices at any stage of their career.

Call for Papers & Posters for the 2024 Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (AHLP) Conference
Deadline: February 19, 2024

The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (AHLP) invites submissions centered on the 2024 conference theme of Dynamism, Conservation and Many Voices in an Historic Urban Landscape. The AHLP Conference will explore issues of cultural landscape conservation in this highly dynamic context, balancing the protection of our tangible and intangible heritage with critical competing priorities. 

These include:

  • Housing provision
  • Climate-change response
  • Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples to redress generations of colonial impact and chart new futures
  • Supporting the diversity that makes our city a progressive, vibrant, culturally rich place in which to live

PLACE MATTERS Design Competition
Deadline: February 27, 2024

Portland State University has launched a design competition to generate bold ideas for its 44-acre downtown campus that will ensure vibrant, welcoming, safe, and creatively engaged places to serve students.

Other key goals:

  • Better connect with Portland’s downtown core
  • Aid in the city’s recovery
  • Highlighting PSU’s important role in the community, culture, and economy of the region

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Excellence Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2024
The SCUP Excellence Award honors achievement in strategic, integrated planning that results in exemplary buildings and grounds, institutional success, and careers that inspire. This award is a juried competition open to professional service providers and institutions that have prepared designs or plans for two-year and four-year colleges, universities, academic medical and research centers, and public or private institutions. [For more on SCUP, see James Moore, ASLA’s observations from the 2023 Awards.]

Redesign Everything Challenge
Deadline: March 13, 2024

With this global design competition, the design platform What Design Can Do is seeking creative solutions to address the climate crisis and kickstart the transition to a fair and circular future. Changemakers everywhere are invited to submit ideas to radically redesign the world we live in — our products, materials, stories, systems, services and spaces — through a circular and regenerative lens.

AgriVoltaics 2024 Student Design Competition
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2024
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2024

The AgriVoltaics 2024 Student Design Competition aims to inspire students to think creatively and holistically about energy integration across rural and urban landscapes. The purpose of this competition is to provide students an opportunity to develop innovate agrivoltaic design concepts that address community sustainability challenges across the food-energy-water nexus.

See ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page for other calls for submissions, competitions, and events.

For a comprehensive list of national events of interest to landscape architects, see ASLA’s Conferences for Landscape Architects page.

For more about fellowship opportunities for landscape architects, see ASLA’s Scholarships and Fellowships page.

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