Southern California Chapter Member, Ron Gregory brings to our attention an article featured in November's Issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. A colleague and licensed landscape architect Shelly Solomon is also a biologist, water quality restoration specialist and an environmental filmmaker, with many years experience in resource and environmental planning, design, and compliance. Solomon has documented [...]
Good news! Created in 2007, Frederick Law Olmsted: The Father of Landscape Architecture video by ASLA Southern California Chapter is now online! Based on Don Marquardt's popular live state presentation of Frederick Law Olmsted's life and accomplishments, this 37-minute video concentrates on Olmsted's early life influences, many failures trying to find a successful career, and [...]
A vital new resource, the NACTO Urban Street Stormwater Guide illustrates a vision of how cities can utilize one of their best assets—streets—to address resiliency and climate change. The guide outlines the strategies to creating streets that serve as truly public spaces, while delivering social and economic value, protecting resources, and reconnecting natural ecological processes. [...]
On April 29, ASLA Leaders meeting for their Mid-Year business meetings in Washington, DC took time out to participate in the People's Climate Movement March in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people, including landscape architects, not only participated in the People's Climate Movement March in Washington, D.C., but other cities around the country to demonstrate opposition [...]
On March 29, the Colorado Senate passed SB 17-218, legislation that would extend landscape architecture licensing and continue the landscape architecture licensing board until 2028. Several days prior to the full Senate vote, the Colorado Chapter testified at a hearing on the legislation. The bill is now before the Colorado House of Representatives and is [...]
Over 4,000 state legislative bills were introduced by late February in Sacramento (a record number for the beginning of the state's two year legislative session). Among the many bills are several measures that could impact many state licensees if legislators decide to make the entry into different professions easier. The upside for the agencies is, [...]
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is thrilled to announce the Fellows and recent Olmsted Scholars selected for this inaugural year of the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership! Congratulations to our very own Southern California ASLA Member, Claire Latane', one of four Fellow LAF Fellows named for this inaugural year of 2017-2018. Two Olmsted Scholars [...]
The National Park Service, in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects, decided to give Laguna the designation, allowing it to join the ranks of more than 700 sites similarly honored across the United States, according to a news release from local advocates.
After 30 years of practice, Melendrez is pleased to announce a new studio identity, RELM, dedicated to cultivating urban life. Click here to view a short video announcing their new name.
On September 16th, design firms throughout the county sought out parking spots to transform into pop up parklets for the day in an effort to bring awareness to the need for more urban-oriented park space. ASLA Chapters and their firms were given an opportunity to advocate ASLA’s Park(ing) Day initiative and the profession as curious [...]