Natural Surface Trail Design and Construction @ Alta Planning + Design, Inc
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ASLA Members – Free
Non-Members – $20

Presenter: Christopher Bernhardt, Principal, C2 Recreation Consulting LLC

Natural surface trails, also known as soft surface trails, are in high demand, fitting into locations as diverse as urban parks to federally designated Wilderness. Designing and constructing natural surface trails requires expertise to ensure that the resulting work doesn’t negatively impact the surrounding environment, can be maintained by the land management agency, and is beneficial to the user, whether the trails are intended for hikers, runners, mountain bikers, or equestrians.

Martha Schwartz: My Existential Crisis and Other Random Acts
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Martha Schwartz: My Existential Crisis and Other Random Acts

September 13, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | $5 – $15 | Ziba Auditorium, Portland OR

“This will be a two-part presentation: The first part will be about the work of Martha Schwartz Partners that spans from the very early installation works to the most recent work being done by the practice. The work will show an evolution of scale and approach to design.

“The second part of the presentation will be sharing my own concerns about climate change, the conflicts this knowledge has brought which has resulted in the re-evaluation of my own priorities as a professional. I am in a transition now as I am beginning to learn more about climate change and how we, as a practice, might fundamentally change our approach to design. As a teacher, my goals have shifted to teaching students how we, as landscape architects, can respond meaningfully to climate change.”

5:30-6:30pm Social Hour – Food and drinks provided
6:30-6:45pm Opening Lecture by Andreas Stavropoulos (BASE Landscape Architecture)
6:45-7:45pm Main Lecture by Martha Schwartz
7:45-8:00pm Questions/Answers


ASLA has a number of free tickets reserved for emerging professionals. Contact to get yours.

For tickets, and for more information about this event, visit Portland Design Events.

Portland “End of Summer” Happy Hour @ Rogue Eastside Pub. (formerly the Green Dragon Pub)
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Portland "End of Summer" Happy Hour @ Rogue Eastside Pub. (formerly the Green Dragon Pub) | Portland | Oregon | United States

Join ASLA for a celebration of the end of summer, with a happy hour at the Rogue Eastside pub generously sponsored by NW Recreation. Details below. For more information, contact

Date: September 25th

Time: 5:30-7:00

Location: Rogue Eastside Pub (formerly the Green Dragon Pub): 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, Ore. 97214

Sponsor: NW Recreation

Beer and snacks provided!

Design Events Portland: License to Party
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Design Events Portland: License to Party

This event is presented by Portland Design Events. For more information, visit their event page.

September 29, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free | Peninsula Park, Portland OR

“The first annual Licensed to Party will recognize and celebrate everyone (and their families) who recently got licensed in ArchitectureLandscape Architecture, or certified in Interior Design. We’ve rented out Peninsula Park for the day, all are welcome to attend!”

2018 Oregon Trails Summit
Oct 4 – Oct 5 all-day

The 2018 Oregon Trails Summit is just around the corner! Join the Oregon Trails Coalition in Bend, October 4th-5th. LACES continuing education credits available!

Don’t delay! Registration closes September 25th.

Portland’s New Ecoroof Requirement: New Design and Maintenance Strategies @ DOWA – IBI Group
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Portland’s New Ecoroof Requirement: New Design and Maintenance Strategies @ DOWA – IBI Group | Portland | Oregon | United States

As of July 9, 2018 Portland’s new Central City zoning code will require all new buildings of 20,000 sf or more to install ecoroofs. After 22 years, since the first ecoroof was installed on a Portland residential garage, the city has enacted one of the most comprehensive Ecoroof (Greenroof) mandates in the United States. This was no easy decision, yet after many years and the construction of more than 600 ecoroofs the city had the experience and confidence to pursue such a requirement. Tom Liptan, FASLA, Green Infrastructure Consultant and former Portland Ecoroof Program Technical Manager will discuss ecoroofs in detail beginning with a look at some of Portland’s first ecoroofs and concluding with a discussion on innovative ecoroof strategies.

The presentation will highlight the following topics:
· Portland’s first ecoroofs installed in late 1990s and early 2000s and the most pertinent lessons
· Development of the industry through to today, with attention to pertinent successes and bumps in the road related to architecture and ecoroof design
· New ecoroof techniques for design and O&M that are proving cost effective and durable, especially as these techniques apply to the city’s new ecoroof requirement
· Emerging and innovative green infrastructure techniques

More information: HERE.

Please register to attend: HERE.

The Care and Management of Mature Trees in an Urban Setting (Eugene, OR)
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Scott Altenhoff – Urban Forestry Management Analyst, City of Eugene – Parks and Open Space

Oregon Electric Station
27 East 5th Avenue, Eugene 97401

There is a set menu – please email for more information.
We are fortunate to have Brad Graham from TripStop sponsoring this event. All of the meals are free of charge!

This presentation will explore some of the unique characteristics of older trees and the considerations involved with caring for them in an urban setting. Just as older people have distinct characteristics and health management needs, so do older trees. This talk will highlight some of the techniques and technologies that can be employed to maximize the health & benefits of older trees and minimize their costs & liabilities. Numerous case studies and local examples of older trees in Eugene will be discussed and showcased.

1) Provide audience with an understanding of how older trees differ from younger trees in terms of their form, function, value, benefits, liabilities and management needs.

2) Provide audience with an appreciation of why older trees are often worth preserving/ investing resources in rather than removing and replacing them

3) Provide audience with an understanding of some of the specific techniques/technologies that can be utilized to preserve and manage older trees

Scott Altenhoff is the Management Analyst for the City of Eugene’s Urban Forestry Program. Scott has been working as a municipal arborist/urban forester for the City since 2005. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years as a commercial arborist and forest surveyor, based in Eugene but working throughout the Pacific Northwest. Scott has a longstanding passion for big, old trees and the wide variety of organisms that depend on them. In 2004, he co-founded the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute in an effort to raise public awareness about the importance of trees and old-growth forests. For several years, Scott taught courses in Beginning and Advanced Arboriculture at Linn-Benton Community College. Scott received a B.A. in Classics (Latin, Greek, and Ancient Philosophy) from the University of Oregon, and is currently working on a graduate certificate in Urban Forestry through Oregon State University. Scott is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor and currently serves as a board member with the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA).


This event generously sponsored by Tripstop

Continuing Education Fall 2018 Workshop: Successful Integration of Landscape Architecture in Your Infrastructure Project @ Reed's Crossing
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Click here for more information on the event.

Event Registration: or call 503.643.8710

OMSI Science Pub Lecture
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OMSI Science Pub Lecture
Back to the Night: Why Bringing Back the Stars is Not Just for the Birds 
Most of us live in cities that are ablaze—from billboards to parking lots to streetlights—even while we sleep. Today, 80% of North Americans live in places from which they cannot see our own home galaxy because of the fog of light pollution. The overabundance of light at night has dire ecological consequences for plants, birds, fish and other wildlife, as well as for human health and culture. In this talk, biologist Mary Coolidge will explore the night’s wondrous mysteries and ask the question: Can we restore dark skies while simultaneously crafting vibrant, beautiful, and safe nighttime cityscapes?  
McMenamins Mission Theater

1624 NW Glisan, Portland

RSVP now for tickets: 
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This event is open to all ASLA members. Tickets are free to the first 15 people to RSVP.
Other details:
Join us at 6pm to enjoy refreshments and trivia. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
More info from OMSI here.
LARE Prep Sessions, presented by WASLA
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

The Washington State Chapter of the ASLA Student and Emerging Professionals Committee presents LARE Prep Sessions with Corson Learning

The WASLA Student + Emerging Professionals Committee will be hosting LARE Preparatory Sessions in Seattle, WA for Section 1: Project and Construction Management and Section 4: Grading, Drainage and Construction Documents. Cheryl Corson of Corson Learning ( will be leading the prep sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day for the participants.

Save the Dates!

Section 1 – Friday, November 2nd

Section 4 – Saturday, November 3rd

Location – Seattle, WA

Registration page:

Registration is open to all regardless of WASLA membership or location. Space is limited space so don’t delay registering. Early bird pricing ends September 10th. Registration ends on October 26th. Upon registering, the S+EP will send specific locations and daily schedules.

For more information, contact Michelle Richmond at WASLA.