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  • Echo Park

    Echo Park Lake is one of the City of Los Angeles' crown jewels and a designated cultural-historic landmark. Read More
  • Benvenuto Residence

    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
  • Pete Domenici Courthouse

    This landscape renovation project drew on the history of both the site and the region to transform an environmentally unfriendly federal courthouse plaza into a model of sustainable urban design. The creative re-use of materials, comprehensive water management program, and use of solar power demonstrates how retrofitted sites can use public and natural resources more efficiently, and better connect with users Read More
  • Fremont Wellness Center

    In a Los Angeles neighborhood devoid of parks and gardens, the landscape architect collaborated with a city-wide school district to develop a community garden adjacent to a community wellness center on the grounds of a high school. Read More
  • Sands Bethworks

    The Landscape Architect proposed a simple, low-maintenance landscape that would salvage and repurpose many of the industrial relics abandoned on-site. To remediate water conditions, over 25 gravel and vegetated bioswales were built into depressed areas within the landscape, intercepting runoff and stormwater over 11 acres of land and functioning as natural water purifiers through percolation for eventual recharge of local aquifers. Read More
  • MLK Medical Center

    Using the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Medical Center Campus as a catalyst to create a “Community of Health and Wellness”, the project’s Planning Team developed a master plan that proposes a broad-based wellness approach with a 20-year implementation plan. The master plan features a series of practical and incremental improvements that foster strong community connections, establishes a new area identity and creatively addresses the social, economic, and environmental quality issues within this community. Read More
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President's Report

Baxter Miller, ASLA Chaptetr President

2015 – An opportunity for a new beginning. That is how I approach each New Year. The past is the past. There is nothing we can do about it. But we can use the lessons learned from our past to plan for our future.

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Trustee's Report

Perry Cardoza, ASLA

I would like to start by thanking you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your new Trustee.   The only down side is that Andy Bowden, our outgoing Trustee for the last six years, has termed-out at this position.  Over the past decade, Andy has volunteered countless hours as an unwavering advocate for our chapter, representing us on many important issues affecting our local membership as well as our profession.

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Chapter Events

Chapter News

  • If you missed the 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, view the You Tube Video for highlights.

  • ASLA joined with the American Planning Association and other allied organizations in sending a letter to congressional appropriators requesting funding for programs in the fiscal year 2016 (FY16) Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations legislation. THUD programs that ASLA actively support include the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

  • According to ASLA President K. Richard Zweifel, FASLA, ASLA has a longstanding commitment to inclusion and is communicating and educating about the landscape architecture profession to diverse communities. ASLA is undertaking outreach that includes a redesigned career discovery page for students, including "personal paths" video interviews with minority landscape architects, and an education hub for teachers launched last year.

  • The call for nominations for ASLA 2015 Honors is open until March 6, so please be thinking about deserving candidates to nominate for the medals, Landscape Architecture Firm Award, Community Service Award, and Honorary Membership.  Individual professional members and chapters may make nominations.  Guidelines for each honor are posted online. Any questions, please contact Honors and Awards Coordinator, Carolyn Mitchell.

  • Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during The 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago, November 6–9, 2015.  For more information about the submittal process, please click HERE


  • The first Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE) for the New Year will be offered April 6 – 18, 2015.

    Why is licensure important? The primary reason for states licensing landscape architects is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. I maintain that studying for licensure educates a landscape architect on how to be a greater success in career and business, providing a better quality of life.

  • January 7, 1930 - December 1, 2014

    Barbara Brinkerhoff, co-creator of Lifescapes International and an Orange County innovator, passed away on December 1, 2014.              

    She lived a full life and will always be remembered as a woman of great character. The 350 friends and family who attended her service at St. Andrews Presbyterian in Newport Beach, are a true testament to that fact. The Celebration luncheon, held at the Pacific Club, hosted 200 guests, with an "open mike" so that people could publicly share their experiences with Barbara. These were funny, loving and professional praises about her from those who worked and played with her throughout her long and fulfilling life.

  • The University of Southern California School of Architecture announces the appointment of Kelly Shannon as Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program and Landscape Architecture Discipline Head, effective January 1, 2015. She joins the USC faculty as Professor of Architecture.

    Dr. Shannon is currently Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape of the Oslo School of Architecture. She also holds a part-time appointment as Professor of Urbanism, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture at KU Leuven.

  • President Obama acknowledges landscape architects' role in rebuilding infrastructure.

  • 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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  • 33rd Annual CLIC/CLASS Fund Golf Tournament - June 15

    6 Mar, 15

    Newport Beach Country Club

  • BMLA and Ewing Irrigation Host - May 14

    6 Mar, 15

    Networking Social and BBQ

  • Solar Decathlon - A Reception with Team OC: October 15

    21 Mar, 15

    Crystal Cove

  • Eric Lloyd Wright Resource Center - A Tour and BBQ: September 26

    21 Mar, 15

    Joint Event with AIA Los Angeles

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Sat Apr 18 @10:00AM - 03:00PMnGrowing Grounds Tour
Wed Apr 22 @12:00AMnASLA Mid Year Business Meeting
Thu Apr 23 @12:00AMnASLA Mid Year Business Meeting
Fri Apr 24 @12:00AMnASLA Mid Year Business Meeting
Sat Apr 25 @12:00AMnASLA Mid Year Business Meeting
Fri May 01 @ 7:00AM - 09:30AMnLos Angeles Women in Green Power Breakfast
Tue May 12 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PMnASLA Ex Com Meeting
Thu May 14 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PMnNetworking Social & BBQ
Mon May 25 @12:00AMnMemorial Day Celebrated
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