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Message from the Chapter Trustee

What can be said about the events of the past few months at ASLA National? There is a mixed bag of news: membership is down from the past few years; fiscal security of the organization was rocked by a few down turns; the Executive Committee decided to replace Executive Vice President, Nancy Summerville; the new [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:19:03-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Industry News|

My Story – by Pamela Brief, ASLA

As a child I loved drawing, painting and photography. Art was a big part of my life. I had great teachers in high school and was encouraged to attend art school. However, by that time my mind was already made up. I had decided much earlier that I would study landscape architecture. That decision was [...]

By |2019-08-27T10:51:27-07:00August 27th, 2019|Member Stories|

Two firms create a future together …..

CORONA, California - BMLA Landscape Architecture and Duane Border Design are set to partner in a new and innovative way—one that quietly blends the strengths of both firms in an effort to position each brand for future, sustainable growth. Both firms bring a passion for sustainability and distinct points of view to the table. BMLA's [...]

By |2019-08-26T14:22:00-07:00August 26th, 2019|Industry News, Los Angeles Region, Orange County, Uncategorized|

Chapter Elections – Super Members Needed!

Are you ready to elevate your career and your firm to the next level? Seize the opportunity to advance your leadership skills and expand your network by joining the ASLA Southern California Chapter Executive Committee. No other organization provides you with access to the most creative and successful design professionals. We are growing our membership, [...]

By |2019-07-29T12:44:30-07:00July 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

National Complete Streets

The National Complete Streets Coalition, of which ASLA is a steering committee member, worked to have the Complete Streets Act of 2019 (S. 2077, H.R. 3663) introduced in Congress. The measure would require states to set aside funds for Complete Streets’ projects, create a statewide program to award funding and provide technical support, and adopt [...]

By |2019-07-25T12:27:43-07:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Landscape Architecture as a Stem Discipline

Expanding recognition of landscape architecture as a STEM discipline is a major focus for ASLA and the topic of today’s meeting with the STEM Education Coalition at the Center today. As a new partner of the coalition, Education and Accreditation Director Kristopher Pritchard and Career Discovery and Diversity Manager Lisa J. Jennings presented an overview [...]

By |2019-07-25T12:31:26-07:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

MacArthur Park – A 3-Day Charette

Conducted by the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) on December 14, 21st through January 11, 2019; the 3-day Charrette served the following purposes: 1) To enhance community benefits of Measure W funding and the pending MacArthur Park Master Plan. 2) To engage diverse skills insights, and abilities in the process of restoring [...]

By |2019-07-01T10:17:38-07:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

2019-2020 Call for Chapter Nominations

The Southern California Chapter encourages members to participate in the Chapter's leadership by serving on the Executive Committee. Service on the Executive Committee will enable you to learn more about your profession and enjoy the benefits of networking and working with fellow members of your industry. For the 2019-2020 Leadership Year, five (5) positions are [...]

By |2019-06-28T12:29:32-07:00June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal: Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA

Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn has been at California Polytechnic University for nine years, where she serves as Department Chair, Acting Graduate Program Coordinator and Professor at the graduate and undergraduate levels, serving one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in the country. She is active in the Southern California Chapter of ASLA and the Council [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:58:33-07:00June 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

My Story – by Steve Lang, ASLA

My love of the outdoors and plants is in my DNA. My grandfather owned a nursery and my grandmother was a plantsperson with a green thumb. As a kid I spent many hours assisting in planting and tending their terraced garden and was intrigued with the fishponds and fountains that enhanced their landscape. It wasn’t [...]

By |2019-06-26T10:53:31-07:00June 25th, 2019|Member Stories|