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Feb
2
Fri
2018 Shadow Mentor Day @ Portland, Eugene, Bend
Feb 2 all-day
The University of Oregon ASLA Student Chapter is pleased to host the twenty-fifth annual Shadow Mentor Day on Friday, February 2, 2018.  For one day, students experience the working world of landscape architecture by spending a day with a professional. A learning experience for students and practicing landscape architects alike, this event has always been a great success made possible by the support of professionals like you. In recognition of your contribution to the landscape architecture community, we would like to invite you to participate in this year’s event.
To participate this year, please fill out the 2018 Shadow Mentor Day survey.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Auvil at .
Mar
12
Mon
One City/Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making @ The Armory
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the next Portland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play.

March 12What are we building?
March 19How will we move?
March 26Greening Portland

March 12, 19, and 26; 6-7:30 pm, followed by a reception. Admission: $5-20 each evening; students free.

More information is available on the event’s website.

 

Mar
13
Tue
NW Youth Careers Expo
Mar 13 all-day

Call for NW Youth Careers Expo Volunteers!

ASLA Oregon is participating in the NW Youth Careers Expo on March 13, 2018. This career-education event is attended by more than 6,000 high school students and shares a wide variety of career opportunities available to students. The event is organized by nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance.

As landscape architects and designers we will have the opportunity to show students what landscape architecture is – highlighting the fusion of art and science in our field. Additionally, we will share information about how to pursue a career in landscape architecture.

For many students this will be their first introduction to the field of landscape architecture. It will be a high-energy day, and should be quite inspiring.

ASLA Oregon is looking for members interested in volunteering!

Details
What: NW Youth Careers Expo
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

To Volunteer: Contact Liz Auvil at studentliaison@aslaoregon.org 

Mar
15
Thu
SketchPDX: Drawing Challenge Kickoff @ Senate
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SketchPDX has returned! Join us next Thursday, March 15th from 6:00-7:30PM. RSVP to ep@ASLAoregon.org.

This event is being organized by the Emerging Professional group from the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Mar
19
Mon
One City/Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making @ The Armory
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the next Portland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play.

March 12What are we building?
March 19How will we move?
March 26Greening Portland

March 12, 19, and 26; 6-7:30 pm, followed by a reception. Admission: $5-20 each evening; students free.

More information is available on the event’s website.

 

Mar
26
Mon
One City/Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making @ The Armory
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the next Portland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play.

March 12What are we building?
March 19How will we move?
March 26Greening Portland

March 12, 19, and 26; 6-7:30 pm, followed by a reception. Admission: $5-20 each evening; students free.

More information is available on the event’s website.

 

Apr
7
Sat
2018 Design Symposium: Healthy Places, Healthy People @ The Sentinel Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Apr 7 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, April 7 in downtown Portland to hear individuals from philanthropy, academia, non-profit, and the private sector speak about current efforts and accomplishments at the intersection of place and health through the lens of their political, economic, and social expertise.

Those who attend the full day symposium will be eligible for up to 6 professional development hours.

 

More information available on the ASLA Oregon website: http://aslaoregon.org/events/symposium/2018/

 

 

May
10
Thu
Safe, Secure, Invisible: Site Design Considerations @ Center for Architecture
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Safe, Secure, Invisible: Site Design Considerations
Charles Brucker, ASLA
Landscape Architect, Principal, PLACE

May 10
5:30-6:30
Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

FREE  Click here to register!

The presentation will introduce and explore the design considerations for developing sites that are safe, secure, and deter crime and other unlawful behavior. Through the use of developed projects and their related security standards, we will delineate ways to approach the planning, design, and documentation of safe, secure, sites. The conversation will utilize a broad spectrum of standards and design considerations to demonstrate thoughtful design solutions to common safety issues. Additionally, we will delve into more secure site design issues for federal and civic institutions.

May
17
Thu
Conserving Oak and Prairie Habitats in the Willamette Valley @ Oregon Electric Station
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Please email Rebecca Shepard and Kate Tromp van Holst at willamettevalley@aslaoregon.org for more information. RSVP required.

 

Presentation Description:

Oak and prairie habitats in the Willamette Valley Ecoregion are among the most imperiled in the Pacific Northwest. Heavily impacted by urban and agricultural development, conifer encroachment, and invasive species, and facing climate change and further population growth, numerous conservation planning efforts have identified a pressing need for their protection and restoration. Eugene’s 2,000-acre Ridgeline Park System offers the opportunity to contribute to this effort, and the City has been hard at work restoring oak and prairie habitats using a variety of techniques since 2007. This presentation will outline the City’s ecological goals and planning process, and draw on several recent projects to highlight considerations, complexities, and benefits of this work.

Presentation Learning Objectives:
  1. Ecological importance of and goals for oak and prairie restoration projects;
  2. Practical aspects of planning and implementing small to large-scale restoration projects, from scoping to implementation to project closure and long-term stewardship.
  3. Benefits and challenges of restoring and managing habitats in urban areas
About the Speaker:

Emily Steel is an Ecologist for the City’s Parks and Open Space Ecological Services Team. Emily has over 20 years of experience in ecological restoration, natural resources management, plant community monitoring, and avian use of restoration areas. Over the past decade, her work has focused on restoring oak savanna, oak woodland, and upland prairie habitats in the southern Willamette Valley. As a restoration ecologist, Emily develops science-based restoration plans for the City and partner organizations including The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and coordinates and implements oak and prairie restoration projects on natural areas in the City of Eugene’s 2000-acre Ridgeline Park System.

Jun
5
Tue
Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
Join us at the White Owl Social Club for free food and drinks, generously sponsored by Maglin. This is a free networking event open to all emerging professionals and ASLA members.

When: June 5th, 5-7PM
Where: White Owl Social Club: 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Cost: FREE
RSVP: Please let us know you are coming!  Send an email to: ep@aslaoregon.org.