When: Monday, March 13, 9 am-6pm and Tuesday, March 14, Green School Tour, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest Banquet Center (downstairs from the Cascade Grill inside the main entrance
Who should attend: School administrators and facilities staff, teachers, PTA members, community school advocates, environmental education professionals, nature play and recess advocates, landscape architects, child health care professionals and the general public
Cost: $50 general attendees
$40 individuals who are staff of Intertwine Partners and school administrators and staff
$30 Green School tour on Tuesday (lunch included)
Join us for a full day of educational and strategic sessions where we will think more deeply about how to best leverage our school grounds to develop students who are physically active, achieve more academically and become more engaged future stewards of our environment.
Our keynote presenter will be Cam Collyer who is the Executive Director of Programs at Evergreen, a Canadian organization whose mission is “Inspiring action to green
cities”. He oversees Evergreen’s national suite of programs that focus on the design, stewardship and animation of public lands which includes the award winning national school ground greening program – Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds.
A full agenda will be available shortly. RSVP here to reserve a spot!
Symposium includes lunch and networking wine and beer reception. CEU’s are available for teachers in attendance.
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New and renewing members of ASLA have access to numerous benefits, discounts and professional development opportunities with payment of their annual dues.
Free with membership:
ASLA membership designation on business cards, resume, work profile, etc.
Landscape Architecture Magazine subscription (digital or print)
Professional Practice Networks (a choice of 1 from 18 networks)
Firm Finder listing for your firm
LAND, the biweekly national ASLA e-newsletter
Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS)
JobLink résumé posting
Access to ExCom monthly meetings held in downtown Portland
Discounts on the following with membership:
National ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO registration fees
National ASLA Professional Awards entry fee
Oregon ASLA Design Symposium registration fees
Oregon ASLA Design Awards registration fees
JobLink job postings
LARE preparation courses
Online learning continuing education
Beginning in 2017 ASLA is changing the structure of membership dues for emerging professionals, and Oregon ASLA is raising chapter dues for full and affiliate members by $5 from $80 to $85 per year. Associate member dues will not change and will remain at $45 per year. Click here for details
For more information on other membership benefits and discounts, visit:
Awareness and Advocacy
Two notable (and likely unknown) benefits of membership are Oregon ASLA’s efforts to raise awareness of the profession and legislative advocacy on issues that matter most to the profession. In March 2016, Oregon ASLA’s President Laurie Matthews and other Oregon LA’s met with staff members from the offices of Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) to discuss key issues and federal funding bills on the horizon. The group also apprised the lawmakers of design and planning projects of importance to the State and region, such as the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.
Substantial and Diverse Networking and Professional Development Opportunities
Oregon ASLA strives to provide a wide range of opportunities for networking , professional development and continuing education. Oregon ASLA members should consider participating with the following committees, groups, and events in 2017:
Emerging Professionals Committee: The EP Committee seeks to engage with new professionals in the first five years of their career. Events include free sketching meet-up groups, plant nursery tours, design charrettes for local non-profits, and interdisciplinary trivia nights.
Education Committee: This committee exists to determine criteria and review professional development activities for licensed professionals in Oregon, as well as help connect members interested in creating LARE study groups as well as events with PDH credits.
Design Symposium + Design Awards Planning Committee: The two biggest events each year require the helping hands of our dedicated members to carry it off! Members who volunteer often can receive discounted event rates. Attendance at the Design Symposium can count towards Professional Development Hours (PDH).
Fellows + Honors Nomination Committee: The Committee is always looking for current Fellows interested in helping to identify, evaluate and nominate exceptional landscape architects from our community to the national circle of ASLA Fellows.
Executive Committee: There are 16 voting positions and two non-voting positions on the ASLA Executive Committee with appointments ranging from 2 to 3 years. The sitting Executive Committee puts out a call for nominations in the summer. Those interested in serving should contact the Executive Committee for consideration.
Shadow Mentor Day: Each year, students enrolled in University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture programs take advantage of an opportunity to visit landscape architecture offices across the region. The event is coordinated with the student chapter of ASLA and can include a social hour event.
Urban Design Panel: Portland’s Oregon ASLA members are invited to be part of a team of local professionals to assist the City in maintaining high standards of urban design, and to review projects and policies related to our built environment. The Urban Design Panel is open to members of three professional organizations (AIA, ASLA and APA) and provides a combined, focused voice for the goals and needs that are relevant to our community and our members.
For more information and a calendar of opportunities for 2017, visit: http://aslaoregon.org/events
Lastly, all new and renewing Oregon ASLA members are encouraged to update their contact information to ensure they receive chapter communication. Send your updated information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you around in 2017!
The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Kiley Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the 2017-18 academic year. While the Kiley Fellowship is awarded competitively on an annual basis, successful Fellows are eligible to have their academic appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of Lecturer, dependent upon review of their teaching, research and creative practice.
This initiative is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the history of pedagogic innovation at the GSD as well as the century of leadership in landscape education within the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Deadline for receipt of applications: February 10, 2017
The Portland Japanese Garden’s new International Institute for Japanese Garden Arts and Culture is a new educational initiative at the garden, launching in 2017.
The Institute teaches the traditional skills and techniques for creating and stewarding Japanese gardens for future generations while also acquainting students with the heart and soul of aesthetics at the root of Japanese garden design, construction and maintenance.
The Institute provides instruction to help meet design, construction and maintenance needs of Japanese gardens serving communities across North America, with a low student-teacher ratio that allows for individual consultation. The three-tier Waza to Kokoro training program is the Institute’s main program, but the Institute also hosts short master-level workshops, public lectures by prominent writers and lecturers, and other programs that integrate gardening skills with cultural knowledge. Our goal is to provide a place in North America to learn the skills and techniques (waza) for creating and stewarding Japanese gardens while acquainting students with the cultural heart and soul (kokoro) of Japanese garden arts.
The Institute is currently accepting applications for “Waza to Kokoro – Hands and Heart: The Use of Stone in the Japanese Tea Garden,” August 25 – September 5, 2017, the first official seminar to be hosted in the new Kengo Kuma-designed Cultural Village at the PJG. The focus will be on stonework taught in the traditional hands-on method offered in the context of the culture of the way of tea—an immersive learning experience of not just the techniques but the cultural heart of the Japanese garden.
The 2017 seminar will be offered to 16 experienced students led by Portland Japanese Garden staff and visiting garden artisans from Japan. Early bird registration is available to help keep costs to a minimum.
Click here for more information.
Presentation learning objectives:
Recognize hazards for birds in build environment
Identify best practices in preventing collisions
Integrate and synergize bird-safe approaches with other design objectives
Find and utilize resources on bird-safe construction