December 9, 2013
The Oregon State Landscape Architect Board (OSLAB) will convene by teleconference on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 12:00 -12:30 PM for a brief meeting to clarify and memorialize Board action on an ongoing rulemaking project. During the meeting, the Board may also consider administrative matters.
Meetings of the Board are open to the public. Parties interested in the regulation and practice of Landscape Architecture are invited to attend. Interested persons may join the meeting at the Board office located at The Association Center, 707 13th Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97301.
The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for person with disabilities should be made at least 72 hours before the meeting to Marilou Arrobang, Registration Specialist, 503.589.0093.
For additional information, please direct your questions to the Board office. See also the Board website at: http://www.oregon.gov/landarch/Pages/index.aspx
November 24, 2013
The University of Oregon is organizing their annual Shadow Mentor Day on Friday January 31st, 2014. ASLA's Student Chapter organizes the event every year. Invitations were sent out recently to firms asking if they would like to participate. If you have not seen an invitation yet, but would like to find out more about participating, please click this survey to sign up. Commitments are needed no later than December 15th.
This is an excellent opportunity for landscape architecture students to spend a day with firms learning more about the profession, recent projects and networking with local designers. It is an equally valuable opportunity for local firms to get to know current students, find out more about emerging research areas and build relationships with the next generation of landscape architects.
There will be a morning reception to welcome the students to Shadow Mentor Day, so please mark your calendars to hold the date. We are hoping to organize an informal social hour at the end of the day - stay tuned for details.
November 21, 2013
City of Portland Street Seat program: call for design firm contact information
The City of Portland has just released information about its 2014 Street Seat Program. As part of this release, a list of design and construction firms who are available to develop applicant’s design proposal will be available on the project website. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/streetseats
The list of firms will be available for applicants as a link from this webpage: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/469942
If you are interested in the Transportation Bureau including your firm’s information, please send the following details to StreetSeats@PortlandOregon.gov. Please also include a photo example demonstrating your experience in this area as it will be included on the page next to your information.
1. FIRM NAME TITLE
2. Contact: [Name]
5. Web: [web address]
6. Experience: [max 100 word count]
7. Services Offered: [maximum word count 50]
8. Fees/Pricing Information: [max word count 100]
9. Photo: send as JPEG, formatted to 400 x 400 pixels
Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park. Based on similar programs in San Francisco and New York City, the program enlivens the streetscape by creating spaces for Portlanders to enjoy seating and a meal or a drink outdoors, which in turn enhances street vitality and benefits local businesses.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation experimented with a pilot Street Seats project in 2012 and instituted an ongoing program in spring 2013. Today, Portland has eight Street Seat installations. A map of these locations can be found online here: http://batchgeo.com/map/1068620591f4e8eb6104a69753ec8e4e
For inspirational photos please click through photo galleries of Portland and San Francisco installations.
Thank you so much for you interest and participation,
SARAH FIGLIOZZI | Bicycle Program Specialist
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
1120 SW 5th Avenue | Suite 800 | Portland, OR 97204
T 503.823.0805 | F 503.823.7576
October 24, 2013
Thank you to the many ASLA members who took the time to meet the ASLA Oregon Executive Committee candidates and vote on open positions. We are pleased to welcome back Arica Duhrkoop-Galas and Justin Lanphear as re-elected Willamette Valley Co-Chairs. In addition to those currently holding positions, here are some new faces to the ASLA Oregon ExCom:
President-Elect: Mauricio Villarreal
Native to Bogota, Columbia, Mauricio is a an award-winning landscape architect and a founder of Portland-based PLACE design studio. In addition to his 25+ years of experience, he is also active in lecturing and mentoring while offering his time and design talent to civic and professional organizations. He looks forward to devoting his time in this new position toward promoting "unity within the landscape architecture community and to increase collaboration and a level of visibility for landscape architects with allied professionals."
Vice President for Member Services: Robin Wilcox
Robin Wilcox is a licensed landscape architect specializing in active transportation and urban design with Alta Planning + Design. When she is not climbing Cascade peaks or playing music, she is speaking at conferences and volunteering with groups like Architects in School. Her focus in this new role will be "working on state-wide advocacy efforts to support landscape architecture professionals."
Student Liaison: Brigitte Huneke
Brigitte recently entered professional practice as a landscape designer at Lango Hansen, after graduating with her MLA. She has volunteered for numerous events with ASLA Oregon and considers those to be "some of my most valuable educational experiences as they helped prepare me to enter the profession and began to engage me with landscape architecture design communities outside of Eugene." She intends to strengthen the existing avenues of interaction between students and professionals, and creating more opportunities for meaningful exchange.
Treasurer: Gill Williams
With over twenty years of experience, Gill is currently the Oregon Regional Business Development Manager at David Evans and Associates. Much of his experience has focused on design, permitting and development of public parks, open space, sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects. His involvement with ASLA began in 1990 and he has formerly held the position of Oregon's Trustee. "I have always felt it important to participate and actively promote our profession both locally and nationally."
Communications Chair: Renee Wilkinson
Renee is a landscape designer with Alta Planning + Design, the author of Modern Homestead and creator the sustainable living website HipChickDigs. She combines her understanding of consumer behavior toward designing landscapes that provide refuge, recreation and opportunities for people to connect with nature. She is excited to help ASLA Oregon "streamline communications, making it easier for the landscape architecture community to share ideas, inspiration and relevant news."
October 11, 2013
(via LAND:To keep everyone fully informed about activities at ASLA, LAND will run these periodic updates to highlight recent actions and accomplishments by topic area.)
Governance and Administration
President Tom Tavella, FASLA, recently attended the Arkansas Chapter Awards Banquet, which was held in Little Rock.
President-Elect Mark Focht, FASLA, participated in the MLA Public Lands Seminar at Temple University. Focht's panel, facilitated by Darrell Morrison, FASLA, Columbia University, focused on public land management strategies. Other participating organizations include the National Park Service, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Wissahickon Watershed Association.
President-Elect Focht also attended the Tennessee Chapter's annual meeting in Memphis, where he participated in the chapter's award presentations and presented two education sessions-one about ASLA programs and priorities, and the second as the lunch keynote address on green infrastructure.
Government Affairs VP Chad Danos, FASLA, attended the Michigan Chapter's annual meeting on September 12 in Lansing and the Indiana Chapter's annual meeting on September 20 in Carmel. Both presentations highlighted ASLA's advocacy program and provided participants with advocacy tools and techniques to become more engaged in advocating on behalf of the profession.
EVP Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, and Government Affairs Managing Director Julia Lent, Hon. ASLA, attended the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board's (CLARB) meeting last week in Minneapolis. Somerville provided an update on ASLA's programs and priorities, while CLARB shared news regarding state licensing, including new Texas requirements that require all licensees-including those from out of state-to submit to an FBI background check. CLARB is also exploring how states might incorporate the definition of welfare into landscape architecture regulation.
EVP Somerville participated in the American Planning Association's Daniel Burham Forum on Big Ideas at the National Building Museum (Washington, D.C.). The focus of the panel was "Planning Our Future." Somerville discussed issues, trends, and challenges in community design and planning, including water, resiliency, restoration, economic revitalization, and human health.
EVP Somerville won first place in the Washington Business Journal's (WBJ) Healthiest CEO Challenge. ASLA was also named one of the 50 Healthiest Employers in D.C., by the WBJ, coming in sixth in the category of businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
ASLA hosted more than 30 students and staff from Ball State University (Indiana) on Monday. The group was interested in learning more about the design and benefits of the green roof.
ASLA activated the advocacy network to inform members about how the federal government shutdown could affect landscape architects.
Reminder: Take a few minutes to fill out the first State Advocacy Priorities Survey to help chapters prepare for 2014. To ensure a robust response the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 18. ASLA staff will compile the results and provide a state-by-state breakdown of the key issues to each chapter's leadership to arm them with the tools to effectively plan for future chapter advocacy efforts. If you have questions please contact Government Affairs Managing Director Julia Lent. Click HERE to take the survey.
ASLA hosted the Potomac Chapter's Government Affairs Committee on Monday, September 23, to discuss licensure for landscape architects in the District of Columbia. Staff has learned that the D.C. Board of Architecture and Interior Design may consider a bill to regulate the profession at its upcoming October meeting. ASLA has been providing support to the Potomac Chapter since hearing that the board was interested in regulating landscape architecture in January.
The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference has approved two of ASLA's education session proposals: "The Cost of Green Infrastructure: Cheaper than We Thought," and "Putting a Price on Parks: The Economic and Health Benefits of Parks." The conference will be held in Denver February 13-15, 2014.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
The 2013 ASLA Awards fill this month's LAM, which is on its way to readers. The full slate of Student and Professional awards, along with the ASLA medals and honors, appears in this 228-page issue. Once again, ASLA is providing the list of available sources of materials and other products in the award-winning projects in a list near the back of the magazine. The whole issue is free online to everyone at Zinio, via social media, and through the magazine's website. See related "Land Matters" in this issue of LAND.
Jennifer Reut has joined as LAM's new staff writer/editor. Reut earned her PhD in architectural history at the University of Virginia, where she taught and studied with Elizabeth Meyer, FASLA. She previously worked at the American Historical Association as an editor of its magazine, Perspectives on History. Jennifer's blog, Mapping the Green Book, documents a fascinating research project for which she has received broad recognition from historian colleagues and the media.
Publishing and Resource Development
The ASLA 2013 professional and student awards were announced on Tuesday. The press release was translated into French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese in order to maximize the international media impact, given that several award-winning projects are located outside the United States.
Registration for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO is going strong. International registration is very strong as well, with attendees coming from Canada (110), China (27), UK (10), and Australia (5) in addition to a number of other countries. Ticket sales are also very strong. Pricing for registration and tickets will go up again on October 18, so be sure to sign up now.
A webinar was held for EXPO exhibitors, and nearly 50 exhibiting companies participated. The webinar was recorded and will be emailed out to the remaining exhibitors.
Public Relations and Communications
A press release about the 2013 Professional and Student Awards was distributed Tuesday, October 1, via several wire services. Local media in the markets with honored projects were contacted. The release has also been translated into Spanish, French, German, and Chinese and was distributed internationally. At this writing, the two sites had attracted more than 20,000 pageviews. The awards have been written about in the Austin Business Journal, Lawn & Landscape, ArchNewsNow, Planetizen. Interest also came from Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Architects and Artisans, Austin's KLRU Central Texas Gardener TV show, and Albany Patch. In addition, Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, tweeted about Crown Sky Garden at Lurie Children's Hospital earning an Honor Award in the General Design Category.
A statement about the federal government shutdown was posted on the ASLA website and released to media yesterday. Planetizen included part of it in an article about cities that would be harmed the most by the shutdown.
The Landscape Architect's Guide to Boston, in its first few weeks, has received more than 10,000 pageviews. Press pickups include ArchNewsNow (which goes out to 25,000 subscribers), Metropolis Magazine's POV blog, Planetizen, and World Landscape Architect. Through Twitter, some 250,000 people have been exposed to it thus far.
PR and Communications Coordinator Phil Stamper attended the National Building Museum's Big Build Festival on September 21 to introduce children to landscape architecture. Stamper also took to the streets for PARK(ing) Day on September 20, visiting 11 of the 25-30 booths from D.C. organizations, including many firms representing the ASLA Potomac Chapter. Pictures of the pop-up parks can be seen here.
The PPN Online Learning program presented five webinars in September. Each offered professional development hours through LA CES and were hosted by the Water Conservation, Children's Outdoor Environments, Healthcare & Therapeutic Design, and Campus Planning & Design PPNs. Attendance ranged from 41 to 68 attendees. In early October, four of the presentations will be added to the growing list of available recordings on the PPN Online Learning web page.
The Committee on Education sent the second annual fall program survey to the accredited programs of landscape architecture this week. The purpose of the survey is to present an overview of the current status of landscape architecture education to help inform ASLA.
The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES™) currently has 196 active providers, offering 1,064 courses. There are five applications pending review.
October 10, 2013
(via Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA)
As a member of the ASLA Annual Meeting Education Advisory Committee, I’m very proud of the program we’ve put together for the 2013 Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 15-18, in Boston and I want to encourage you to plan now to attend the meeting. Many of our nearly 300 speakers are leading the most challenging design commissions in the world today. Here are just a few of the design programs and speakers I’m excited about:
We’ll go Inside the L.A. Studio with Mikyoung Kim, Peter Walker, Claude Cormier, and Patrick Blanc
Bring your sketchpad because we’re getting back to the basics of hand drawing with Laurie Olin, Michael Vergason, and Warren Byrd (Sun-A06) . Jim Richards, Richard Alomar, Chip Sullivan, and Robert Chipman will lead formal sessions and (FS017, Sat-B04) and the Sketch Boston program
Explore planting design with W. Gary Smith, Sandy Clinton, Patrick Cullina, Ed Hollander, Bruce John Riddell, and Michael Van Valkenburgh (Sat-B02, Sun-A04, Mon-A01)
Peter Schaudt, Richard Shaw, and Eric Kramer will present Adapting and Interpreting Modernist Era Landscapes (Fri-A01)
Mia Lehrer and Ignacio Bunster-Ossa will talk about a landscape approach to green infrastructure (Sun-B09)
Discuss urban parks with Tom Balsley and Matthew Urbanski (Fri-D09 and Sat-B08)
Eric Groft and British landscape designer Tom Hoblyn will talk about designing native landscapes (Sat-A07) and Tom will present a Learning Lab about winning the Chelsea Garden Show (EXPO, Sun., 11:00 am-12 Noon)
We’ll hear about the GSA’s Design Excellence program (Fri-B07) and LA’s cool new Grand Park (Fri-D07) from Mark Rios
Shavaun Towers, Warren Byrd, and I will discuss transformative campus design (Sat-A09)
We’ll learn about urban agriculture in the public realm from David Rubin (Sat-A02)
Mikyoung, Thomas Woltz, Sarah Goldhagen, and I will explore beauty—now there’s an underutilized word--and performance (Sat-B09)
Hallie Boyce, Faye Harwell, and Alain deVergie will take us on a tour of the State Department’s EPIC Design Excellence program (Mon-D03)
And there are over a hundred more programs that are just as amazing. Register by October 18 to save.
Please join us in Boston to celebrate Design with a capital D!
Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA
Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
October 10, 2013
2013 Design Awards Jury Announced
View Juror Bios
Entry Submissions Due
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by 4:00pm
Download Call for Entries PDF
Design Awards Soiree
Friday, November 1st, 2013
Multnomah Athletic Club Ballroom
1849 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon
***Complimentary parking available***
Design Awards Schedule
6:00-7:30p - cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, mingling
7:30-9:00 - welcome, introductions, awards presentation
9:00-10:30 - coffee, dessert, mingling
ASLA Member $65.00
ASLA Member Guest $65.00
Non-Member Guest $85.00
Full Table (seats 8) $520.00
Purchase Design Awards Soiree Tickets
Our friends at Columbia Cascade / Timberform
October 9, 2013
(via Willamette Valley Chapter)
Please join us for our first lunch program of the fall season, next Thursday October 17th at noon at the Oregon Electric Station. Have you been wondering what is happening with the EmX lately? What about all those signs in West Eugene? How can you get involved? Who’s in charge of this thing?
The design phase of the West Eugene EmX Extension is underway with extensive streetscape improvements planned along the Eugene’s major east-west travel corridors. The project’s lead landscape architect Justin Lanphear, ASLA, and John Evans, LTD’s Senior Project Manager will discuss the project’s key components and its many design opportunities and challenges.
John Evans is Lane Transit District’s Senior Project Manager, responsible for the planning and implementation of LTD’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, one of the most highly regarded BRT systems in the US. John’s success in the management and implementation of controversial projects is grounded in efficient and collaborative problem solving and his commitment to improving the urban experience. John has worked in transit, land use planning, and development throughout Oregon, Northern California and Western Washington. His experience includes positions as co-owner of a commercial redevelopment business, a regional transit and land use project manager, and as an urban design, environmental and transportation planning consultant.
We will need a final head count for the restaurant so RSVP as soon as you can. Sorry for the short notice! We hope you can make it.
ASLA Oregon, WVS Co-Chairs
October 6, 2013
ASLA is committed to supporting its 49 chapters as they work to influence public policy in all 50 states and DC. As ASLA Chapters prepare for 2014, ASLA wants to hear from you on the issues that matter to landscape architects in your state. Please take a moment to complete this survey, which is intended to provide data that help guide future Chapter advocacy efforts and identify potential volunteers to develop and implement an advocacy plan for your chapter.
Remember, this survey is intended to help ASLA chapters shape public policy at the state level. In early 2014, you will have the opportunity to help shape ASLA’s federal priorities.
To learn more about ASLA advocacy, see www.asla.org/advocacy
October 3, 2013
via University of Washington Dept of Landscape Architecture
The Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council and the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture are sponsoring an exhibit of emerging landscape architectural projects by northwest practitioners. OUT/in/FRONT: Landscape Leading is open to all projects, proposals, or activities where the work of landscape architects plays a prime role (contractual or not) in shaping the built environment.
This exhibit is an annual event fundraiser to inspire students and professionals and illustrate the breadth of work taking place in the profession.
September 3 Call for Entries
October 18 Registration Deadline – form & fee
November 1 Project board delivery 10:00-4:00pm | 348 Gould Hall
November 4 Exhibition Opening + Reception 6:00-8:00pm | Gould Hall Court
November 16 Exhibition Closes
Professional Advisory Council
The Department of Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council (PAC) is a volunteer group of practicing landscape architects, formed to support the Department’s teaching, outreach and fundraising efforts. The PAC participates in various departmental events, serves as a sounding board for the Chair, and provides valuable input to the Department on professional issues, trends and opportunities as they relate to the teaching of landscape architecture. In doing so, it connects the Department with the professional community, grounds the program in actual practice, and expands the capacity of the Department at a time when University resources are limited.
For more details, please visit Out in Front event page.
October 2, 2013
The Portland Design Festival is an annual city-wide celebration showcasing the full spectrum of design disciplines. Staged from 2009 through 2012 as the Portland Architecture + Design Festival, the Festival reflects the collaborative nature of contemporary design culture. The Portland Design Festival fosters public discourse and awareness of design and design practices, and invites participation in an extended conversation about the issues and ideas shaping design and its role in our daily lives.
The 2013 Portland Design Festival is presented by the The Center for Architecture, a 501(c)3 non-profit, in collaboration with many of Portland’s finest corporations and cultural organizations. This year's festival is co-chaired by Brian Cavanaugh of Architecture Building Culture and Daniel Kaven of William Kaven Architecture.
The schedule includes inspiring exhibitions, tours, speakers and more. Find out more details at the PortlandDesignFestival.org that happen throughout the month of October. And make sure to swing by the Pecha Kucha event during this festival on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30-7:00pm to see short presentations showcasing and celebrating local efforts to integrate “design” and “community”.
October 2, 2013
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2013 Professional Awards and Student Awards this week. The awards honor the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from across the U.S. and around the world. High-resolution images and full project information can be viewed here.
The October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is available online for free viewing. October's LAM will be featured on the end-caps of the magazine sections in nearly 500 Barnes & Noble stores beginning October 14. The awards will be presented at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston on Monday, November 18. ASLA will present 33 awards selected from more than 534 entries.
Find out more details about the award-winners at ASLA's News Page.
October 1, 2013
Hello Eugene-area friends of ASLA (and others who might be in Eugene)! The University of Oregon student ASLA chapter is pleased to invite you to the first social event of the new school year.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:00pm
WHERE: Pegasus Pizza on 14th Street in Eugene
WHAT: Networking with local professionals, meeting new classmates, eating free pizza, and a chance to win prizes!
Please mark your calendars and consider joining us.
ASLA UO Student Chapter Executive Board
Carol Stafford, Tristan Fields, Nick Drummond, Will Green, Fraser Stuart
September 26, 2013
via Portland Design Festival
The Portland Design Festival has announced the winner of the inaugural Street Seats competition; 'Lift', by Bob Trempe, won the honor of having his design built on the street outside of the Center for Architecture (CFA). Construction will be completed by October 3, so be sure to make your way over to 403 NW 11th Avenue in Portland and check it out for yourselves.
October 3 is also the date of the Opening Night Party at the CFA, 5:30-10:00pm. This free event will have food, drink, entertainment, and great design - what's not to like? While you are celebrating the newly constructed street seat, consider how you, as a LA/designer, can be a part of the street seats scene. See you there!
See Winning and Runner Up Designs Here
Opening Night Details
September 25, 2013
via Becca Cavell, AIA
The DoCoMoMo Oregon chapter invites you to join them at their first National Tour Day and visit Lawrence Halprin's creation, Portland Open-Space Sequence.
When: October 5, 2013 - 10:30am
Where: Meeting point to be shared with those registered
Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members/$5 students
Register: RSVP to email@example.com
Find More Details About the Event Here
September 19, 2013
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and DePave (a local non-profit that works to pull-up impermeable surfaces) have teamed up for the Portland Design Festival (October 3-10th). We are showcasing and celebrating local efforts to integrate “design” and “community”. We’re looking for presenters to do short, pecha kucha style presentations.
Where: Jack London Pub, 329 SW 4th Avenue, PDX, OR
When: Thursday, October 10th from 5:30-7:00pm
We no longer need presenters, but encourage you to join us for the event! Jeff Schnabel will be moderating and we have a stellar lineup of presenters from firms and communities around town including Sera, Greenworks, Herrera, PSU's Architecture Department, Our Happy Block, among others.
What is Pecha Kucha??
Pecha Kucha is the art of concise presentations. A pecha kucha presentation is 20 slides that advance automatically every 20 seconds for a fast-paced, fun, presentation. It is about the project and the delivery!
For more information visit www.pechakucha.org and visit PortlandDesignFestival.org for more details on events going on in October.
September 17, 2013
ASLA OREGON CHAPTER
2013 DESIGN AWARDS
Download Call for Entries PDF
Our friends at Columbia Cascade / Timberform
September 17, 2013
via Arthur Graves, ASLA Oregon Chapter Education Chair
Breaking news! If you are planning on taking the LARE in the near future, there will be an event this Thursday (Sept. 19) that you will not want to miss.
Where: White Owl Social Club, 8th and Main, Portland
When: This Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6-8pm.
Who: It is specifically intended to help those preparing for the LARE network and ask questions
Why: A number of recent LARE takers will be there to help de-mystify the test for those with questions. Also, information regarding our 3 part LARE prep webinar will be unveiled.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 29, 2013
PARKS & NATURAL AREAS PLANNING MANAGER
Open until filled
Salary: $87,502 - $121,291 Annually
Under the direction of the Natural Areas Program Director, this position works to coordinate all aspects of site and regional system planning and parks and natural areas planning. Responsible for participating in setting strategic direction and policy in coordination with the director and interdisciplinary management team. Will oversee implementation of key elements of the voter-approved levy, including the development of new access to natural areas. In the coming years, Metro anticipates embarking on a system plan for the regional portfolio of parks and natural areas. The planning manager will play a key leadership role in developing this plan.
Include a resume and cover letter describing your experience as it relates to the duties of this position.
BA in planning, environmental sciences, geography, landscape architecture, business administration or a related field, five years experience leading or supervising staff, and two years related project management experience.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
August 29, 2013
via Rebecca Wahlstrom, ASLA Oregon Public Awareness Representative
Public Awareness Representative News
This month the ASLA thanks Robin Lee Gyorgyfalvy as she steps down from her role as the chapter Public Awareness Representative (PA Rep). She served in the post for three years and felt it was time for someone else to take the reins for a while. Robin has been instrumental in shaping the Understory events and subsequent ASLA public awareness campaigns. The new PA Rep is Rebecca Wahlstrom, who will now serve as the contact person if you are having an event, project opening, or awards gala that you would like promoted, as well as being the organizer for new PA campaigns.
Rebecca has a master list of media contacts in T.V., radio, business journals and newspapers that she is eager to put to good use – getting landscape architects and their work in front of the public eye. Be sure to contact Rebecca at least 3-4 weeks in advance, so the media of choice has a chance to get your event on the schedule. Let’s work together to further educate the public on all the wonderful things that landscape architects accomplish!
If you have a landscape architecture event that you would like promoted – contact Rebecca Wahlstrom.
Check out the recap of the recent PA Summit
August 7, 2013
via Portland Design Festival
Designers! Are you ready to prove your street smarts to the rest of Oregon? Be the team that gets to design the Street Seat that will be outside the Center for Architecture for two months during the Portland Design Festival. Submissions are due August 21, so grab your friends from architecture, civil, and other allied design fields and get creative!
Submissions Due; August 21, 2013
Winners Announced; September 1, 2013
Build; September 20th-30th, 2013
Project Completion; October 1, 2013
Cost; $25 Students/$50 Professionals
Project Parameters and More Event Information
July 30, 2013
via the ASLA Oregon Chapter Emerging Professionals Committee
The THICKET - Special Edition
Election Kickoff Party
ASLA Oregon Executive Committee
ASLA Oregon's Emerging Professionals Committee will be hosting a “meet and greet” session for this year's nominated candidates for open positions on the Executive Committee Board. Come get to know the new candidates to make an informed decision this election!
Thursday, August 8th, 5:00 - 7:00pm
White Owl Social Club
Southeast 8th and Main
Assorted Appetizers Courtesy of ASLA Oregon!
Download Event Flyer
July 30, 2013
via Carol Stafford, UO ASLA Student Chapter President
As many of you know (either currently or just a faint memory), being a student is an extremely stressful and busy time of life. Many exams to be passed and life decisions to be made. Keeping that in mind, it is the Oregon ASLA Chapter's delight to introduce some extraordinary students who will take on student chapter leadership roles in the 2013-2014 school year. Well done! We look forward to working with you and seeing great things in the coming year!
2013-14 UO Student ASLA Executive Board
Carol Stafford, President
Tristan Fields, Vice President
Fraser Stuart, Secretary
Will Green, Treasurer
Nick Drummond, Student Outreach
July 29, 2013
via Derrick Eberle, WASLA Chapter
Our friends in the Washington Chapter/ASLA are issuing a Call for Proposals, a nation-wide search targeting innovative speakers for their conference April 8-11th, 2014. Submittals are due September 18, 2013.
As their Press Release states; "The Washington Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) and the Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) are issuing a Call for Proposals for our first joint conference. In the spirit of collaboration and our conference theme, “Engage, Experience and Enjoy,” we invite parks and recreation staff, landscape architects, allied professionals and vendors to the professions to submit proposals that reflect the synergy of these two like-minded organizations."
For questions contact;
WASLA CEC Co-chair, Keith Bates at email@example.com or 206-280-8410
WRPA CEC Co-chair, Joanna Puthoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-295-0588
Find More Details and the Call For Proposals Here
July 29, 2013
via Arica Duhrkoop-Galas, Willamette Valley Section (WVS) Co-Chair
Calling all students and emerging professionals in the Willamette Valley area - your ASLA WVS and the AIA are teaming up to host the 24th Annual AIA-SWO People's Choice Awards Celebration, Friday August 23rd through Sunday August 25th. As the website states; "The intent of these awards is to educate and inspire our fellow citizens by showcasing architecture, interiors and landscape architecture projects created within the Southwestern Oregon Chapter area or by members of our Chapter. The program demonstrates to the public the role of the architectural profession in enhancing the built environment."
Are you particularly proud of a certain project or research that you did in the past year? If so, here is your chance to let people know about it - the public will vote on their favorites in each category and the winners announced in September. Sound interesting? Find out more and get updates at the event Facebook page; www.facebook.com/AiaSwoPeoplesChoiceAwards or click the links below.
Find details here
Find entry form here
July 28, 2013
PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSISTANT
OPRD Seeking Planning and Landscape Design Assistant
This position will provide support to the Integrated Park Services team with graphic, research, design and document preparation for park comprehensive planning and landscape designs for Oregon State Parks. Responsibilities include gathering digital mapping data, applying OPRD’s Comprehensive Planning approach and completing related support tasks, site survey work, assisting with planning illustrations, concepts and site plans, meeting presentation prep, website information, and extensive graphic support using AutoCad, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Sketch-up.
Two years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture or related field (i.e., Planning, Design, Construction Drawing) AND a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture or related resource area, or three additional years of related (pertinent) experience;
OR one year of experience in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture or related field (i.e., Planning, Design, Construction Drawing) AND a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture or related field (i.e., Planning, Design, Construction Drawing);
OR a Doctorate degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture or related field (i.e., Planning, Design, Construction Drawing).
Find job number OPRD13-0075 on the Oregon State Jobs page at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm
June 24, 2013
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT / LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects is looking for a talented landscape architect/designer to fill a senior level position within our firm. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. A BLA or MLA is required, and the applicant should have 8-10 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture with an emphasis on design, strong project management, and excellent communication and graphic skills. Self-motivation, teamwork and an insatiable appetite for all things design are essential to this position, as is a fully developed knowledge of construction documentation. Experience with 3D modeling is preferred.
Founded in 2000, Lango Hansen Landscape Architects provides a wide range of services in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. The firm has been recognized nationally and has successfully designed public parks, urban plazas, educational campuses, mixed-use developments, private residences and temporary installations. Kurt Lango and Jane Hansen lead a design studio of dedicated individuals that approach each project as an opportunity to create innovative and compelling environments.
To find out more about our firm, please visit our website at www.langohansen.com.
Email letter of interest, resume and design portfolio to email@example.com (not to exceed 10mb).
June 18, 2013
via ASLA National website
"The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) today announced the 2013 Honors recipients. Selected by ASLA's Board of Trustees, the Honors represent the highest awards ASLA presents each year."
Full Listing of Medal Award Winners Here
June 17, 2013
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT / LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
2.ink Studio is an award-winning, design intensive landscape architecture studio located in Portland, Oregon. The firm’s current work engages higher education, healthcare, parks and open space, high end residential and urban mixed use settings. We are seeking a qualified candidate with 1 to 3 years of experience to share our commitment to design excellence and exceptional client service.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate:
· Superior graphic skills including assembly of presentation packages and 3D rendering.
· Excellence in Conceptual Design through Documentation.
· Exemplary written, verbal, and graphic communication skills, including hand drawing and computer assisted presentations.
· Strong technical and construction skills and the ability to clearly communicate in construction documents.
· Ability to prepare comprehensive technical drawing sets including construction details and specifications.
· Ability to meet aggressive project deadlines, manage diverse projects and work well within a team setting.
· Expertise in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency in Rhino and Sketchup preferred.
· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.
· Ability to begin work by July 15, 2013.
2.ink Studio offers a competitive compensation package including paid holidays and vacation, as well as medical and dental insurance. We are an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please submit a single pdf file (10MB limit) including letter of interest, resume, references, and digital portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not provide links to online portfolios. No phone calls please.
June 6, 2013
via Christine Valentine, OSLAB Administrator
This serves to notify you of a special teleconference meeting of the Board scheduled for Thursday June 20, 2013 from 9-11 AM. Please see the attached notice and agenda for more details.
Please direct any questions to me at the Board office.
For more information about OSLAB, visit us online at: http://www.oregon.gov/landarch/Pages/index.aspx
Christine Valentine, Administrator
Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners (OSBGE)
Oregon State Landscape Architect Board (OSLAB)
707 13th St. SE, Suite 114, Salem, OR 97301
Phone OSBGE: 503-566-2837
Phone OSLAB: 503-589-0093
Meeting Notice - June 20
Meeting Agenda - June 20