Calendar

Dec
13
Thu
ASLA December Happy Hour
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
ASLA December Happy Hour

ASLA December Happy Hour
Thursday December 13th 5:30-8:00
Teote House Cafe
1615 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR

Sponsored by Victor Stanley.
Email mthood@aslaoregon.org to RSVP.

Dec
19
Wed
ASLA Oregon sketchPDX Holiday Event!
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
ASLA Oregon sketchPDX Holiday Event!

Join us for the final sketchPDX event of the year. Drinks and food will be covered, just bring a sketchbook and your favorite drawing tools. Emerging professionals, students, and all ASLA members are welcome to attend.

Where: Shift Drinks, 1200 SW Morrison St, Portland OR
When: Wednesday, December 19th

Let us know if you can make it, we’ll save you a seat! RSVP to ep@aslaoregon.org

Jan
17
Thu
Willamette Valley Event: The Ancient Problem of Horsetail
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Ancient Problem of Horsetail – Can We Design Around It

This lecture has been approved by the Oregon Chapter of ASLA for 1.0 Health, Safety and Welfare PDH for Oregon Registered Landscape Architects.

Speakers:
Dan Sutton, Senior Vice President, Rexius Forest By-Products Inc.
Marina Wrensch, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, CSI
Mark Spies, Landscape Construction Manager, Rexius Forest By-Products Inc.

Event Location/Time:
Oregon Electric Station
27 East 5th Avenue, Eugene 97401
12:00pm-1:30pm

RSVP/QUESTIONS: willamettevalley@aslaoregon.org

Presentation:
Horsetail is prevalent in the Willamette Valley and is one of the few unwelcome surprises that can quickly turn a carefully crafted masterpiece into a public eyesore.  This presentation will focus on learning more about how horsetail arrives to the project site, what the designer can do to help minimize its existence, and what can be done to eradicate or control it once it appears.  The discussion will be in a panel format including speakers with experience and/or expertise in each of the above areas.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand how soils are created and how horsetail gets introduced into soil mixes.
2) Understand what options are available to designers to minimize the occurrence of horsetail on a project.
3) Understand the most successful options to control and/or remove horsetail from a project site once it appears.

About the Speakers:
Dan Sutton: Senior Vice President, has been with the company since 1978.  He is responsible for overseeing the marketing and sales for Rexius, including product and service development. He is specifically responsible for the formulation of all the company’s soil blends for commercial growers, and landscape soils for both commercial and residential applications.  His 40 years of experience with Rexius gives him a great deal of practical insight into the various concerns with quality and performance of soils for their intended use.

Marina Wrensch was born and raised in Germany, where she graduated from university in 2001 as Graduate Engineer in Landscape Design. Marina received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Oregon where she graduated in 2005 with a bachelor and master’s degree in landscape architecture. She worked in landscape architecture for several years in Germany and since 2007 here in Eugene, both with Satre Associates and since early 2010 at Cameron McCarthy; she became licensed in 2011. Ever since graduating high school Marina has been exposed to horsetail in landscapes, both on the maintenance side in Germany and during her years as a landscape architect here in Oregon.

Mark Spies manages the Landscape Construction Department at Rexius which utilizes 45 employees to install residential and commercial landscape projects in the Eugene and Springfield area.  He is a licensed Landscape Professional, all phases, with the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board; a licensed contractor with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board; and a licensed commercial herbicide applicator. He graduated in 1984 from OSU with a bachelors in business and a horticulture minor and now has over 34 years of experience as a landscape professional. Through his years of experience, the avoidance and control of horsetail has been an ongoing challenge.

Feb
7
Thu
Portland Winter Lights Festival Walking Tour
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Portland Winter Lights Festival Walking Tour

Join us for a casual walking tour to explore the upcoming Portland Winter Lights Festival. We’ll be meeting first at the Portland Food Hall for refreshments before venturing out to see the exhibits in the West Waterfront Zone, and if we’re feeling warm and brave, continuing on to the Eastside Zone near OMSI.

Location: Portland Food Hall, 827 SW 2nd Ave
Time: Meet up at 5:30 for drinks and snacks, we’ll begin the tour around 6:15
RSVP: Let us know if you can make it! Email: ep@aslaoregon.org

More info about the festival here: https://www.pdxwlf.com/

Feb
28
Thu
ASLA OR Winter Happy Hour
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
29
Fri
sketchPDX
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
sketchPDX

Join us Friday, March 29th from 6-7:30PM for the next round of sketchPDX. Just bring your favorite sketch book and drawing tools. Drinks and appetizers are on us. We’ll be meeting at Punch Bowl Social on 340 SW Morrison, on the third floor of the Pioneer Place Mall. Send an email to ep@aslaoregon.org if you can make it so we can save you a seat!

Apr
4
Thu
Basic Irrigation Design: Beginning Design
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Irrigation Design: Beginning Design

Leading up to the ASLA Oregon 2019 Design Symposium, ASLA Oregon is pleased to present two Irrigation Design courses; Basic Irrigation Design, and Beyond Basic: Irrigation Design for Water Conservation. In an industry leading the charge for sustainable design through rating systems such as LEED, and SITES, this course will give you the knowledge needed to achieve water-conserving credits. Attendees may attend one or both events. The courses are LACES approved to earn professional development credits!!! See course descriptions below;

Day 1: Basic Irrigation Design: Beginning Design

Join course instructors from Toro Irrigation for a full-day, full immersion irrigation design course to learn the fundamentals of irrigation including all the goes into building an efficient design. The course will be perfect for professionals with little to no irrigation design experience. It will cover the principles of hydraulics, product selection, point of connection, layout specification details, pipe sizing, hydro zoning and plan development. Participants will receive training manuals and literature from the Irrigation Association as part of the course.

When: Thursday April 4th, 9:00am- 4:00pm
Where: McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Investment:
$30 including buffet lunch from McMenamins for ASLA members
$50 for non-members

Click here to register.

Questions? Email mthood@aslaoregon.org.

Join us after the course at the Kennedy School, Boiler Room pub for some snacks and beverages after the course is complete. 4:30-6:30pm.

Apr
5
Fri
Beyond Basic: Irrigation Design for Water Conservation
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beyond Basic: Irrigation Design for Water Conservation

Leading up to the ASLA Oregon 2019 Design Symposium, ASLA Oregon is pleased to present two Irrigation Design courses; Basic Irrigation Design, and Beyond Basic: Irrigation Design for Water Conservation. In an industry leading the charge for sustainable design through rating systems such as LEED, and SITES, this course will give you the knowledge needed to achieve water-conserving credits. Attendees may attend one or both events. The courses are LACES approved to earn professional development credits!!! See course descriptions below;

Day 2: Beyond Basic: Irrigation Design for Water Conservation

In the “beyond basic” course you’ll be provided a hydraulic refresher including pipe sizing, system capacity, and point of connection best practices. From there, instructors will lead a design segment covering water delivery device selection, system zoning, water conservation products, best applications, flow requirements, scheduling and much more! This course is perfect for professionals who have some irrigation background, looking to enhance their own skills in water conserving and efficient system design. Participants will receive training manuals and literature from the Irrigation Association as part of the course.

When: Friday, April 5th, 9:00am- 4:00pm
Where: McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Investment:
$30 including buffet lunch from McMenamins for ASLA members
$50 for non-members

Click here to register.

Questions? Email mthood@aslaoregon.org.

To celebrate the completion of the courses and the start of the ASLA Oregon 2019 Design Symposium, Toro is pleased to sponsor a Happy Hour at the McMenamins Kennedy School Boiler Room. Join us for snacks and drinks starting at 4:30, after the completion of the course.

Apr
6
Sat
2019 ASLA Oregon Design Symposium
Apr 6 all-day
2019 ASLA Oregon Design Symposium

The 2019 Design Symposium will be on April 6th, 2019, at the Oregon Zoo. Click here for more info!

May
7
Tue
2019 Urbanism Next Conference
May 7 – May 9 all-day