Stormwater Regulations, Low Impact Development (LID) Facilities, and Protecting Stormwater Quality During Construction. @ Oregon Electric Station
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Ed Fredette, City of Eugene Engineering, Erosion Prevention Specialist

Event Location/Time:
Oregon Electric Station
27 East 5th Avenue, Eugene 97401

Lunch Menu:
There is a set menu – please see attachment for choices


One of the new roles in Landscape Architecture is designing landscapes to accommodate and pre-treat stormwater to remove pollutants before the water is discharged off of the site. The Department of Environmental Quality prioritizes vegetated treatment over mechanical, so the design and plantings are often developed by Landscape Architects.

Ed will discuss opportunities and challenges with designing and constructing LID treatment facilities. Because these facilities can receive many times the volume of sediment/pollutants during construction than the facility is anticipated to remove over its’ entire lifespan after construction, protection of these facilities during construction is critical.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand Clean Water Act implications for local municipalities regarding stormwater treatment and management

2) Gain insight into Stormwater treatment facility design, and construction. Review “lessons learned” from the first few years of constructing these facilities.

3) Learn about construction Stormwater management and permitting. Gain insight into potential impacts to Stormwater quality during construction and learn about methods and measures used to prevent or minimize impacts during construction.

About the Speaker:

Ed Fredette holds bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Forest Recreation Resource Management, from Oregon State University. He also has a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon.

Ed has worked for private companies, city municipalities and even Federal agencies designing and constructing recreation facilities, and supervising landscape construction and maintenance crews. He is well versed in design, construction and maintenance considerations.

Ed has been working for the City of Eugene for over 10 years in a few different capacities including land use planning, and natural hazard mitigation planning. He now works in the City’s Engineering division, protecting the City’s Stormwater system from impacts from construction activities. He works in the Erosion Prevention Program, serving as a permit reviewer, inspector, enforcement agent and program educator.

Ecology and Architecture: Integrating Bird Safe Design @ Oregon Zoo Education Center
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 25, 20176-9 pm,
Program begins promptly at 6:30 pm

Oregon Zoo Education Center
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland OR 97221


Keynote address by Bruce Fowle of FXFOWLE Architects, followed by a panel discussion with regional experts. 

Reception featuring Elk Cove Winery, Ecliptic Brewing, host d’oeuvres, and raffle items by Patagonia.


What: A forum focused on designing the city as habitat and integrating ecosystem level considerations into building design.

Window collisions kill up to 1 billion birds every year in the U.S. alone. With rapid development in our region, it is critical that we develop creative solutions that minimize hazards for birds while synergistically meeting building performance, sustainability and design objectives.


Who: The event is geared toward architects, planners, developers, LEED consultants and design professionals and is an opportunity for professionals in the field to discuss bird safe design and to explore synergistic approaches to pushing sustainability measures to new levels.


Where: Oregon Zoo’s new Education Center, a Net Zero, LEED gold, bird safe building that integrates custom patterned acid-etched glass.


RSVP: The event is free! More information and to register, visit:


Sponsored by: The Audubon Society of Portland, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, The Intertwine Alliance, Opsis Architecture, and University of Oregon School of Architecture & Environment, and Portland State University School of Architecture

sketchpdx URBAN SKETCH CRAWL @ 10 Barrel Brewing
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn Japanese garden design with both your hands and your heart @ Portland Japanese Garden
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm


Intermediate level: July 19 – 30, 2018
Beginner level: September 20 – 27, 2018


In 2018, Portland Japanese Garden is honored to offer Beginner and Intermediate level Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart seminars. These 12-day, hands-on seminars are designed to serve professionals in garden design, construction, and maintenance.

Each seminar is taught by visiting Japanese instructors and Portland Japanese Garden staff. A traditional, hands-on learning process focusing on stonework is supplemented with preparatory theoretical and practical instruction in topics including garden design, traditional tool use, and the culture of tea.

The seminars immerse learners in not just the techniques but the cultural heart of the Japanese garden. Admission is open to staff of Japanese gardens, landscape design and construction professionals, and students of landscape disciplines.

To apply or learn more:

Application for the 2018 seminar will open November 1st, 2017.

2017 Design Awards Soiree @ Elysian Ballroom
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening celebrating the best in landscape architecture!

Early bird member ticket sales for the 2017 Design Awards Soiree begin on Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 15.

Columbia Cascade/Timberform graciously returns as our Event Sponsor. Thanks to Steven Kirn, David Gaston, and the entire Columbia Cascade/Timberform team!

Click HERE to purchase your 2017 Design Awards Soiree Tickets