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.
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.
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.
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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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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|Thu Mar 12 @12:00AM - 11:59PMnLA EXPO|
|Fri Mar 13 @12:00AM - 11:59PMnLA EXPO|
|Fri Mar 13 @12:00AMnLA EXPO|
|Thu Mar 19 @12:00AMnLA Bash 2015|
|Fri Mar 20 @12:00AMnLA Bash 2015|
|Sat Mar 21 @12:00AMnLA Bash 2015|
|Thu Apr 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PMnPALAPA II|
|Sat Apr 11 @12:00AMnASLA Student Field Trip|
|Tue Apr 14 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PMnASLA Ex Com Meeting|
|Sat Apr 18 @12:00AMnDescanso Gardens|