December 27, 2010
in Announcements, Calendar, Community, Education, Resources, Sustainability
Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7-9 PM
Ecotrust Building, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Rm., 721 NW 9th Avenue
Through the Portland Plan â€“ Inspiring Communities Series we will learn about how other cities are tackling economic development, community health, education and equity. Weâ€™ll also be exploring how to create complete communities and make the most of our natural systems. Listen to some innovative ideas from the world's best and brightest thinkers, a panel of local experts and your fellow Portlanders. Have your questions ready! Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett will discuss Designing for Environment and Community.
Cynthia Girling is a professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on neighborhood scale planning, and design for open spaces with naturally based stormwater. With Professor Ronald Kellett, she co-directs the elementsLAB, a research group that creates tools and processes for designing and measuring low environmental impact neighborhoods.
Girling and Kellett are co-authors of Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community (Island Press, 2005), and she is an author of Yard, Street, Park: the Design of Suburban Open Space (with Kenneth Helphand, Wiley, 1994).
Ronald Kellett is a professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. His research links issues of environment and sustainability to the form and spatial patterns of cities. He holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture and has practiced and taught architecture and urban design at the Universities of Oregon and British Columbia. His work has contributed to the development of environment- and sustainability-oriented urban design knowledge, prototypes, standards, guidelines, design tools and indicators.
December 13, 2010
in ASLA, Education, Emerging Professionals, General, Meetings, PDH, Urban Design
The Fall Emerging Professionals Workshop & Happy Hour had a great turnout, with 24 attendees including: EP members, ASLA members and nonmembers and persons from other agencies including BES & PBOT. Many participants took advantage of the 1.5 PDH credits and recieved certificates were handed out at end of the tour.
Kandy Welch from Harry L. Stearns gave a demo at the beginning which outlined basic lighting principles and types, and there were several rounds of Q&A prior to leaving for the tour.
The tour, stopped and viewed 7 built projects making use of all types of lighting. Kandy answered questions along the way and took foot-candle readings with a light meter.
- Suspended overheads
- Post-mounted floods
- In-grade and post/stake mounted uplights / accents
- Bollard lights
- Wall and Step lights
- Submersible lights
- Custom lighting applications
Over half of the group met at Bridgeport for the Happy hour, which was a great networking opportunity for the several EPâ€™s in attendance. Also, several of the seasoned ASLA members called themselves â€œRE-emerging professionalsâ€ and explained they intend to participate in future events... so keep that in mind for future events.
Stay tuned for more Emerging Professionals events in the next year via the web or by joining the facebook page.
December 8, 2010
in Announcements, ASLA, Conferences, Education, National
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for education sessions for the 2011 annual meeting and EXPO, October 30-November 2 in San Diego. Individuals who are interested in presenting are encouraged to submit an online proposal. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 21, 2011.
Surveys show that the top reason attendees register for the annual meeting is the education program. The web site below provides detailed information about the meeting and the audience.
Click here to submit education program proposals.
We hope that you will consider submitting an education session proposal for the 2011 ASLA annual meeting and EXPO.
December 2, 2010
ASLA has released its 2011 professional and student awards call for entries. Award recipients receive featured coverage in the October issue of Landscape Architecture magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and student advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego, October 30 â€“ November 2, 2011. The award winning projects will be featured in a video presentation at the ceremony and on the awards website following the event.
2010 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Shanghai Houtan Park: Landscape as a Living System | Shanghai, China
Turenscape, China and Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture | Image via ASLA - Photo: Kongjian Yu
The ASLA awards program features six categories:
The student awards program also features the Student Community Service Award and Student Collaboration categories.
Check out the 2011 Jury Members here.
Entry forms and payment must be received by:
â€¢ Friday, February 25, 2011, for Professional Awards
â€¢ Friday, May 6, 2011, for Student Awards
Submission binders must be received by:
â€¢ Friday, March 11, 2011, for Professional Awards
â€¢ Friday, May 20, 2011, for Student Awards
In need of inspiration? View the ASLA 2010 Professional and Student award-winning projects.