Members-Only Opportunity! Victor Stanley Factory Tour

Members-Only Opportunity!
Victor Stanley Factory Tour

Victor Stanley invites ASLA members to be their guest for an informative tour of their Maryland factories, and a day of sightseeing in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD from June 3rd – 6th, 2017.

On the factory tour, participants will learn about Victor Stanley’s production processes and innovative solutions for the manufacture of site amenities. While at the factory, participants will also tour our Engineering and Graphic Arts departments to meet firsthand the professionals behind the design and engineering of their custom tooling, fixtures, machinery, and products.

Victor Stanley takes care of airfare, rooms and meals. It’s a great opportunity you don’t want to miss. Space is limited! Contact Sarah Kwon, Corporate Business Developer, at sarahk@victorstanley.com for more details and to reserve your spot.


OLCA/ASLA Golf Tournament

Bring your co-workers, your colleagues, your clients – all are welcome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, shared cart rental, lunch and prizes.
Early bird registration ends Sunday, May 29. Sign up today!
Click here to download registration form.

Oregon’s new College of Design will boost innovation

The University of Oregon School of Architecture and AlliedArts will soon have a new name and a new organization designed to “enhance programs, bring increased value to degrees earned, and position students, faculty and staff for greater success.”

 

In a message to the campus community, Scott Coltrane, UO provost and senior vice president, announced his approval, which will transform the school into the College of Design.

 

“The quality of these programs is a pillar of the university’s strong reputation around the world,” Coltrane wrote. “These changes will build upon the university’s strengths, foster collaboration and innovation, and continue to create student experiences that are second to none.”

 

The name will officially change July 1, with the new organization on track for implementation with the start of fall term.

 

“The new model will give greater identity, flexibility, funding and philanthropy opportunities to each of the schools and components within the college while preserving the historic cross-disciplinary enrichment,” said architect Larry Bruton, a 1967 UO graduate, honorary member of the dean’s advisory council and former partner at ZGF Architects in Portland.

Read more in Around the O.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Brooke Freed, A&AA Direction of Operations, 541.346.3703, bfreed@uoregon.edu.


Seattle Parks & Recreation Planning and Development Intern

The Seattle Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a college student to gather research and inventory desired by the department, to work on standardization updates, to invigorate and enliven staff, to foster relationships between students and mentors.

This intern will focus on a renovation study of the historic Queen Anne Boulevard, an Olmsted designed Landmarked Street.  The focus of the intership will be to provide recommendations to the capital projects planning and development team as they plan future capital projects for this work.  Tasks will include an inventory of the current SPR owned streetscape, a condition assessment, research to inform historically appropriate design, and recommendations on how to sequence the renovation.  Work will also include cost estimating utilizing parks current estimating tools.  Deliverables include a proposal of renovation recommendations to be presented to members of Seattle Landmarks and to the Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks.

 

The Seattle Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a college student to gather research and inventory desired by the department, to work on standardization updates, to invigorate and enliven staff, to foster relationships between students and mentors.

This intern will focus on a renovation study of the historic Queen Anne Boulevard, an Olmsted designed Landmarked Street.  The focus of the intership will be to provide recommendations to the capital projects planning and development team as they plan future capital projects for this work.  Tasks will include an inventory of the current SPR owned streetscape, a condition assessment, research to inform historically appropriate design, and recommendations on how to sequence the renovation.  Work will also include cost estimating utilizing parks current estimating tools.  Deliverables include a proposal of renovation recommendations to be presented to members of Seattle Landmarks and to the Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks.

Educational Benefit to Student:

Inventory and analysis, research, simple design, cost estimating, presentation, creating a summary report.
Job Responsibilities

  • Data collection/inventory.
  • Simple design and compilation of a report of recommendations.
  • Research.
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Must be enrolled in an accredited educational program, preferably studying:  landscape architecture, Architecture, Planning, Environmental Science, Historic Preservation or a related field.

Undergraduate interns must maintain a satisfactory GPA of 2.0 or higher for the duration of the internship.

Experience:

  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone and email.
  • Ability to present in meetings, log information, listen and ask questions.
  • Is proactive and a leader.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with landmarks or historic projects.

Additional Information

Start/End Dates:  Intern will start as soon as possible and end in September.

Schedule:  Intern will work 20 hours/week and can schedule work hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Salary:  Undergraduates will be paid $16.12/hour.

How to Apply:  complete an online application and include the following:

  • Unofficial transcript including current classes and GPA
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Educational Benefit to Student:

Inventory and analysis, research, simple design, cost estimating, presentation, creating a summary report.
Job Responsibilities

  • Data collection/inventory.
  • Simple design and compilation of a report of recommendations.
  • Research.
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations.

 

The Seattle Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a college student to gather research and inventory desired by the department, to work on standardization updates, to invigorate and enliven staff, to foster relationships between students and mentors.

This intern will focus on a renovation study of the historic Queen Anne Boulevard, an Olmsted designed Landmarked Street.  The focus of the intership will be to provide recommendations to the capital projects planning and development team as they plan future capital projects for this work.  Tasks will include an inventory of the current SPR owned streetscape, a condition assessment, research to inform historically appropriate design, and recommendations on how to sequence the renovation.  Work will also include cost estimating utilizing parks current estimating tools.  Deliverables include a proposal of renovation recommendations to be presented to members of Seattle Landmarks and to the Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks.

Educational Benefit to Student:

Inventory and analysis, research, simple design, cost estimating, presentation, creating a summary report.
Job Responsibilities

  • Data collection/inventory.
  • Simple design and compilation of a report of recommendations.
  • Research.
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations.

Click here for more information.


2017 Design Symposium was a success!

A big thank you to Oregon ASLA and all of our awesome sponsors! Although it was a sunny Saturday to be outdoors, we brought the sunshine inside with thought provoking talks given by an impressive lineup of speakers, including Brian Jencek’s opening address on implementing The New Landscape Declaration to Rob Ribe’s talk on Climate Change and Wildfires, Gina Ford’s keynote on The 21st Century River City and Dean Apostol sharing his talk and new book on The Renewable Energy Landscape.

 


Call for Nominations

It’s that time of year again!

ASLA Design Symposium Sub-committee meeting

Amazingly, since this time last year, the Earth has revolved once more around the sun, and Oregon ASLA is seeking nominees to serve on our Executive Committee. Elections will occur in July and the results will be announced in mid-August. ExCom members transition into their new roles after the elections and officially begin their term of office at the end of October, after the ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO in Los Angeles.

 

Feeling the call to service? Got some ideas about how ASLA Oregon can improve? Feel free to nominate yourself, a colleague, an old classmate or mentor – anyone you think would be an advocate for landscape architecture on the state and national level. We’ve got a great team in place, and we’re excited about a great 2017-18. You may nominate folks (or yourself) for multiple positions.

 

ASLA Full, Fellow and Associate members can nominate individuals for the following open positions on our Executive Committee:

 

President-Elect: First year of a three-year commitment on the Executive Committee. One of the primary purposes of the office of president-elect is to provide the opportunity to become familiar with current chapter programs, budget and operations. The term of the president-elect is also used for planning and transition. Becomes President in the second year and Immediate Past President in the third year. Must be a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Trustee: Three-year term. The trustee represents Oregon ASLA at the national level by serving on the national Board of Trustees. The trustee may serve on a national task force, study group, or may be asked to represent the interests of national ASLA. The trustee shall attend the annual and mid-year meetings of the Board of Trustees. Must be a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Treasurer: Two-year term. The treasurer manages the inflow and outflow of money for the Chapter, maintains a record of accounts, and presents quarterly reports to the Executive Committee. Must be an Associate or a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Vice President of Member Services: Two-year term. The VP of Member Services leads our efforts to recruit and retain members and leads the Fellows and Honors Committee. The VP of Member Services oversees our annual Awards program and leads the committee that organizes the Annual Soiree in the fall. Must be a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Communications Chair: Two-year term. This person assists with the Chapter newswire, maintains and updates the website, posts to social media, and helps to inform members of events. Must be a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Emerging Professionals Chair: Two-year term. The EP Chair works to provide activities, events, and learning opportunities that are particularly useful to landscape architects early in their career. Must be an Associate Member of ASLA.

 

Student Liaison: Two-year term. The student liaison helps maintain communication with the ASLA Student Chapter at the University of Oregon and helps to facilitate student centered events such as Shadow Mentor Day. Also helps lead outreach to build awareness of the landscape architecture profession to youth and students. Must be an Associate or a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Willamette Valley Section Chair: Two-year term. This position represents our membership in the Willamette Valley region and plans educational and social events for members. Can be filled by one member as chair or two members as co-chairs. Must be an Associate or a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Crater Lake Section Chair: Two-year term. The Crater Lake Chair represents our membership in southeast Oregon and plans educational and social events for members. Can be filled by one member as chair or two members as co-chairs.
Must be an Associate or a Full Member of ASLA.

 

Interested in running for office but want to learn more about the job? Please contact Andreas Stavropoulos at presidentelect@aslaoregon.org.

Don’t delay! Nominations open tomorrow, April 26, 2017 and close May, 26, 2017 at the stroke of midnight.


Building Bend’s First Nature Reserve: Process, Policies and Design

March 10th was a beautiful day in Bend and the Riley Ranch Nature Reserve event was well attended.

Attendees enjoyed a slide show presentation and were encouraged to ask questions throughout. The group discussed the master plan process, site management decisions, the Citizen Advisory Committee, the permitting process, and designing for safety and accessibility. Following lunch, the group toured the site and discussed the trail system, vegetation management, wildlife uses of the site, and the overlook design process.
For more information about the project, contact Jim Figurski or Steve Roelof


Downtown Eugene – Request for Proposals

The City of Eugene is offering a new opportunity for those interested in joining the redevelopment momentum that continues in downtown Eugene and expands to the riverfront area. The City has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the sale of two city-owned properties, located at 8th & Mill and Broadway & Hilyard. Copies of both RFPs are attached to this e-mail, and can be found here:
https://www.eugene-or.gov/3498/41430/Requests-for-Proposals

8th & Mill (440 E. 8th Ave.)
The 8th & Mill Site is a 0.26-acre property that is currently a parking lot is located across from the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse to the north and Whole Foods to the west. The site is zoned C-2 (Community Commercial) and is in the Nodal Development Overlay Zone, which calls for higher density, mixed-use, pedestrian friendly development.

Broadway & Mill (703 E. Broadway)
The Broadway & Hilyard Site is made up of two parcels totaling 0.27 acres, immediately adjacent to the 66 Motel to the north and east on Broadway and across from Café Yumm to the south. The site is zoned C-2 (Community Commercial) is currently vacant and undeveloped.

Proposals must be submitted by 5pm Monday, May 1, 2017.
For more information, please contact Amanda D’Souza at 541-682-5540 or Amanda.m.dsouza@ci.eugene.or.us

2017 Design Symposium – Resilient Landscapes

By Jean Senechal Biggs

With increasing frequency and urgency, communities both small and large are being called upon to adapt to a changing world. 2017 brings new environmental challenges, economic uncertainty, a changing political landscape, and fast-evolving technology. The extent to which we can employ our skills to design, implement, and monitor resilient landscapes will have long-term consequences for humanity and the planet.

ASLA Oregon’s 2017 Design Symposium, Strength & Beauty: Resilient Landscapes, will explore how landscape architecture can address the impacts of a changing environment. Designers and academic researchers will gather for a day of learning and collaboration in an event that brings together over 125 landscape architecture professionals. VICTOR STANLEY is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

Gina Ford, ASLA, with Sasaki Associates will present this year’s Keynote Address, The 21st Century River City: Case Studies in Designing for Resilience. Her talk will explore case studies of how river cities across the United States are integrating ideas of environmental, cultural and economic resiliency through design.

Our Exhibitor’s Showcase will feature the latest in products and services from Victor Stanley, Maglin, Kompan, Rainbird, Ironsmith, Northwest Playground, Mutual Materials, Northwest Recreation, Cascadian Nurseries, Columbia Cascade, Forms + Surfaces, and Landscape Forms.

We’ll wrap up the day with ASLA Oregon After Hours, our happy hour in the Sentinel Hotel’s Renaissance Room. See old friends and make new ones as we continue to conversation. Maglin is this year’s Happy Hour Sponsor.

Join us – Register today, click here!
April 15, 2017
The Sentinel Hotel, Grand Ballroom
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland
$175 members | $225 non-members | $30 students
6 HSW PDH credits available

Sponsorships still available!
Our Symposium would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please consider becoming one today! Sponsorship level start as low as $175. Contact Jamie Hendrickson at vpchapterservices@aslaoregon.org to learn more.