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    When a Los Angeles‐based family began their search for a vacation home, they found their ideal setting on this 1.3 acre lot nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range north of Lake Tahoe. Read More
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President's Report

Andy Bowden, ASLA Chaptetr President

Happy Groundhog’s Day! I can’t believe that it’s February already. Spring is around the corner!

I’m sure that you’ve already seen it in our weekly broadcasts, but CLASS Fund (California Landscape Architecture Student Scholarship) is holding a celebration, in the spirit of Groundhog's Day, on Thursday, February 4th at TAPS Fish House and Brewery at the Marketplace in Irvine. The proceeds for this event go to help fund scholarships for students enrolled in accredited programs in landscape architecture and ornamental horticulture and irrigation sciences in California.

Trustee's Report

Perry Cardoza, ASLA

As we start a new year, I would like to welcome back Chapter President Andy Bowden, ASLA and our newly elected Board Members.  A special thank you to our outgoing National President Richard Zweifel, FASLA and Past President Baxter Miller, ASLA; both of whom have given countless hours representing our profession selfishly giving up much of their free time advocating on our behalf.  Their dedication is truly appreciated. 

Chapter Events

Chapter News

  • "I thank the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for acting to restore the Los Angeles River to its rightful place as one of America's most important urban waterways.

  • The landscape architecture program at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking applications for a visiting adjunct professor for Fall 2016. Applicants should be qualified to teach a landscape design studio and a materials and structures course in the Master of Landscape Architecture program. The position is full-time for a period of 3.5 months starting September 6, 2016. It is non-renewable and not tenure-track. Teaching and/or professional experience is desirable; a love of learning and designing is essential. A commitment to quality design teaching at the graduate level and in-depth knowledge and skill in digital representation is essential.

  • Call for Submissions will open July 1, 2016.  Watch for details to come

  • The ASLA Southern California Chapter encourages you to learn more about your profession and enjoy the benefits of networking and working with fellow members of your industry by volunteering to assist in the organization of the following association events, programs and activities.  For volunteer opportunities, contact the Chapter at 714-838-3615.



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  • BMLA BBQ - June 23

    29 Oct, 15

  • 34th Annual CLIC/CLASS Fund Golf Tournament - June 13

    16 Mar, 16

    Newport Beach Country Club

  • LAF Summit - The New Landscape Declaration - June 10-11

    14 Apr, 16

    Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit

  • 7th Annual AIA Orange County Art Walk - August 18

  • ASLA Annual Meeting - Los Angeles 2017

    22 May, 16

    October 20 - October 23

  • Quality of Life Design Awards - October 6

    22 May, 16

    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

  • LA River Kayak Clean Up Event - June 4

    27 May, 16

    USGBC Los Angeles Chapter

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For many years the SCC/ASLA has advanced the knowledge, education and skill of landscape architects in service to Southern California.

With over 675 professional and affiliate members and 200 ASLA student members, the chapter promotes the profession and advances the practice through careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

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Sat Apr 30 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PMnThe Great LA River Clean Up
Wed Jun 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PMn34th Annual CLIC/CLASS Fund Golf Tournament - June 13
Sat Jun 04 @11:00AM - 03:30PMnLA River Kayak Clean Up Event - June 4
Fri Jun 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PMnLAF Summit - The New Landscape Declaration - June 10-11
Sat Jun 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PMnLAF Summit - The New Landscape Declaration - June 10-11
Mon Jun 13 @ 9:30AM - 08:00PMn34th Annual CLIC/CLASS Fund Golf Tournament - June 13
Tue Jun 14 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PMnChapter ExCom Meeting
Thu Jun 23 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PMnBMLA BBQ - June 23

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