2017 Annual Meeting2017-10-10T12:26:04+00:00

2017 Annual Meeting – Los Angeles October 20-23, 2017

10 Days!

Join us in welcoming the ASLA Annual Meeting to Los Angeles. This is a great chance to be an ambassador and host an international landscape architecture audience in Southern California. We want all our members to share their unique approach to landscape architecture with peers, colleagues and alumni. If you haven’t registered, please do it soon so you don’t miss out.

The Annual Meeting is loaded with ways to engage and participate including over 200 education sessions, exhibits of the latest technology and products at the largest ever EXPO, the Women in Landscape Architecture Walk and the first ever “Meet the Editors” event.

Also, many of our members are leading Field Sessions that provide insights and background into many of the most compelling designed and natural environments in the region. Spaces are going fast, but there are still opportunities to learn about remarkable projects and practitioners right in our own backyard.

Explore behind the scenes of Huntington Gardens at the ‘Back to the Future’ program, see the latest approaches to designing beachfront communities from Santa Monica to Malibu at ‘Day at the Beach’, or better understand the relationship between private and public open spaces in creating a thriving Downtown LA during the ‘Secure DTLA’ walking tour.

These are just a few of the programs we’re excited to have represent the Southern California Chapter of ASLA. Get involved and register today!

I want to thank USA Shade and Rios Clementi Hale Studios for hosting Chapter Mixers last month. They capped off a terrific year of events, appetizers and cocktails. We look forward to more of these events following the Annual Meeting, so keep an eye on the SoCal Chapter emails and events page.

Also, thank you to the firms who participated in Park(ing) Day last month. Each year brings amazing ideas from our local landscape architects and this year was no exception. SCCASLA would like to congratulate AHBE Landscape Architects who received the 2017 ‘Best of Show’ award. Their takeover of a parking space outside Whole Foods was a shock of verdant plant materials and topography that created an immersive experience in the heart of Downtown LA. For more information check out the SCCASLA website (http://socal-asla.org/news/).

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 12 days!. Be sure to stop by the Host Booth when you arrive to get a lay of the land and see the incredible work of the Host Booth Committee and if you have additional questions before then, visit the Southern California Chapter website (www.socal-asla.org).

As always, on behalf of the entire SCCASLA Executive Committee and Annual Meeting Co-Chairs, thank you for all your support. Together, we will make 2017 the best ASLA Annual Meeting ever!

Duane Border, ASLA
Chapter President, 2016-2017
2017 Annual Meeting Field Session Co-Chair


Continuing Ed Credits Approved

Earn continuing education credit with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES™), the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Construction Management Association of America (CMMA), and the New York and Florida licensing boards by participating in the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 20- 23 in Los Angeles:

  • 141 sessions have been approved by LA CES.
  • 122 sessions have been approved by AICP.
  • 10 sessions have been approved by GBCI for general credential maintenance.
  • 4 session have been approved for GBCI SITES for SITES AP maintenance.
  • 103 sessions have been approved by AIA.
  • 4 session have been approved by ISA.
  • 3 sessions have been approved by CMMA.
  • 109 sessions have been approved by the New York Board for Landscape Architecture.
  • 136 sessions have been approved by the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture.
  • Select from over 140 workshops, field sessions, general sessions, and education programs to earn up to 21 LA CES Professional Development Hours (PDH).

    Accreditation information for specific courses is now posted and can be searched on the ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO website.

    2017 Annual Meeting Chairs

    Andy Bowden, ASLA
    Andy Bowden, ASLAHost Chapter Co-Chair
    Principal at Land Concern, Inc., Santa Ana
    Baxter Miller, ASLA
    Baxter Miller, ASLAHost Chapter Co-Chair
    Principal at BMLA, Inc., Corona
    Nord Eriksson, ASLA
    Nord Eriksson, ASLAField Session Co-Chair
    Principal at EPT Design, Pasadena
    Duane Border, RLA, ASLA
    Duane Border, RLA, ASLAField Session Co-Chair
    Duane Border Design, Los Angeles
    Brent Jacobsen, ASLA
    Brent Jacobsen, ASLAHost Booth Chair
    Rios Clementi Hale Studios
    Stephanie Psomas, ASLA
    Stephanie Psomas, ASLAWomen in Landscape Architecture Walk Chair
    Pamela Burton & Company
    Dave Watts, ASLA
    Dave Watts, ASLALegacy Project Chair
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Martin Schwanauer, ASLA
    Martin Schwanauer, ASLAPR/Events Chair
    Martin Schwanauer Landscape Architecture