In 2018, the Oregon legislature passed the $5.3 billion transportation bill. In anticipation of the new work generated by this funding, ODOT providing instruction in their standards for landscape drawings and specifications. This presentation builds on a session given by Bob last year, and will provide more details on how provide contract documents that will obtain ODOT approval. In addition, the presentation will provide ODOTs requirements for roadside design wherein the Designer’s aesthetics, the taxpayer’s money and the traveling public’s safety are blended into a cohesive design.
Please Register Here!
Date: Wednesday June 27
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Speaker: Robert Marshall, PLA, CSPEC
PDH Credits: 1 HSW
Cost: Free for ASLA members, $20 non-members
Location: ODOT Region 1 Offices, Conference RM. A, 123 NW Flanders Street, Portland OR 97209
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.
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
ASLA has a number of free tickets reserved for emerging professionals. Contact email@example.com to get yours.
For tickets, and for more information about this event, visit Portland Design Events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: September 25th
Location: Rogue Eastside Pub (formerly the Green Dragon Pub): 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, Ore. 97214
Sponsor: NW Recreation
Beer and snacks provided!
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 Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or certified in Interior Design. We’ve rented out Peninsula Park for the day, all are welcome to attend!”
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.
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.
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 willamettevalley@aslaoregon.
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
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
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