After a year of planning and organizing we’re happy to report Southern California ASLA just pulled off one of the largest ASLA Annual Meetings ever! With over 6500 attendees, we’re now on the books as the second largest annual meeting, beating out Chicago and narrowly missing San Francisco. I’m honored to have served as Southern [...]
IT'S BACK! For the first time since 1996 the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo is coming to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20 - 23, 2017. Common Ground, the theme for this year's Annual Meeting, is an opportunity to celebrate with thousands of landscape architects and allied professionals who work every day to [...]
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 [...]
On Sunday, August 21, fifteen Southern California Chapter Emerging Professionals kayaked down the LA River. Led by two tour guides from LA River Expeditions, attendees got a visceral understanding of the LA River and why it is one of the biggest landscape opportunities in Southern California. The 2.5 mile, two-hour kayak trip down the “Sepulveda [...]
Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley
Mayor Eric Garcetti's office released a statement yesterday announcing that Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Oyler Wu Collaborative, and civil and structural engineering firm Psomas will design the final 12 miles of the San Fernando Valley portion of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Greenway would allow Angelenos to walk or bike from Canoga [...]