Join the Department of Landscape Architecture for the Charles H. Burger Landscape Architecture Lecture featuring Jennifer Guthrie, FASLA, of Guthrie + Nichol, on February 10 at 6 PM in Burns Auditorium.
Join the Department of Landscape Architecture for the Richard C. Bell Lecture featuring Mikyoung Kim, FASLA, of Mikyoung Kim Design, on April 1 at 6 PM in Burns Auditorium.
Join the Department of Landscape Architecture and NCASLA for the Lewis J. Clarke Lecture featuring Sara Zewde of Studio Zewde on October 16 at 6 PM in Burns Auditorium.
In the context of rapid urban development, a changing climate, and clarified political tensions, the narratives embedded in ecologies of memory offer creative departures for landscape architecture today. Sara Zewde will explore ecologies of memory, featuring recent design work in Philadelphia, Seattle, Houston, and Brazil.
Sara Zewde is founding principal of Studio Zewde, a design firm practicing at the intersection of landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. The studio is devoted to exploring the “aesthetics of being” and creating enduring places where people belong. Sara holds a master’s of landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a master’s of city planning from MIT, and a BA in sociology and statistics from Boston University. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and in 2018, was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 Under 40: People Saving Places” list. Her work has been exhibited at the 2016 and 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, in the Brazilian and U.S national pavilions.
To view the conference program and to register go to: http://apa-nc.org/2019-north-carolina-planning-conference-information/
The North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will host a Landscape Architecture Site Tour of the 1.5-mile Long Branch Trail in Winston-Salem, NC on October 2, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. The new trail, which opened in 2018, provides a seamless, fully-separated urban bicycle and pedestrian path, connecting downtown Winston-Salem to the Salem Creek Greenway.
Long Branch Trail provides a stunning linear landscape that connects downtown Winston-Salem to the City’s ever-expanding greenway network and is a prime example of the power of public-private partnerships to enhance downtown Winston-Salem as well as showcase the critical role landscape architects played in the success of the project.
Nationally recognized scholars from across the United States will convene to discuss the issues of race, culture, and landscape & how these factors formed a complex world of color on the American South.
Ms. Cochran will discuss the process of creating landscapes that make visible the ephemeral and transitory elements of our natural world. Through careful consideration of sequence, movement, and scale, Cochran suggests space by choreographing the experience to raise consciousness for the user, and allowing them to see the world through a different lens. Her work emphasizes the experiential qualities of the built environment to cultivate a deeper, timeless connection of the user to their surroundings and ultimately nature itself.
The workshop is given over a two day period. You can choose to attend the entire workshop for all four sections or you can choose to register for individual section(s).
Friday, September 20th - 8:00 - 11:30 am
8:00 - 10:00 am Introduction and Section 1 - Project and Construction Management
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:30 am Section 2 - Inventory and Analysis
Saturday, September 21st
8:30 - 10:00 am Section 3 - Design
10:00 - 10:30 am Section 4 - Grading, Drainage and Construction Documentation
10:30 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Section 4 (continued)
2:00 - 4:00 pm - Section 4 - Work "Grading and Drainage" problems and discuss problem solving approaches.
On September 20, 2019, NCASLA will participate in PARK(ing) Day!
PARK(ing) Day is an annual event in that encourages community members, students, and designers to transform parking spaces into temporary parklets. Taking place the third Friday of every September, PARK(ing) Day gives residents and passersby the opportunity to reimagine how streets can be used.
Events will be happening in the Coastal Section, Triangle Section, Charlotte Section, and Mountain Section. For more information on getting involved, contact the appropriate Section Chair or email email@example.com
Using Compost to Create Sustainable Sites and Manage Storm Water and Soil Erosion
Healthy soil is the foundation of successful landscapes. Soil restoration is at the core of ASLA’s Sustainable Sites Initiative, because it is essential for water conservation, climate protection, storm water management, and human and wildlife habitat. Soil and site best practices (which include compost) are now required in California (e.g., Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance), and in an increasing number of Low Impact Development and storm water projects (e.g., bioretention soils). And they can save the savvy practitioner money and time on a variety of development projects, as well as assure long-term planting success.
11:00 – 11:30 – Registration (please arrive prior to 11:30 to register, get your lunch, and get seated to allow for the full hour for the presentation)
11:30 - 12:30 – Lunch (provided) and Technical presentation – 1 CEU will be offered
12:30 – 1:00 – Optional facility tour
Mr. Ron Alexander is a horticulturist and the President of R. Alexander Associates, Inc., a consulting company specializing in product development for organic recycled products. He has almost 35 years experience working with compost and organic recycled products. Early in his career, Mr. Alexander was the Vice President of Marketing for one of the first compost brokerage firms. Since becoming a consultant he has authored the ‘Field Guide to Compost Use’, ‘AASHTO Specifications for Compost Use in Erosion Control’, and ‘Landscape Architecture Specifications for Compost Utilization’. Mr. Alexander was also the co-manager of the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program (national compost testing program), and is the author of many State and national compost application specifications.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event
Come out and join us for a fun trivia night hosted by Anova! Trivia will be capped at 25 and will be on a first arrival basis. We will start breaking into teams at 6, but trivia won't get started until 6:30 so everyone has a chance to get there from work. This is a free event. Don't forget to RSVP through the Evite invitation! If you are a member of NCASLA, it was sent to the email you registered with. If you did not receive an email, please check your junk or spam folder. Hope to see you on the 16th!
All NCASLA members are encourage to come to Raleigh to meet with their North Carolina Senators and Representatives to share with them the importance of landscape architecture throughout the State! Enjoy frozen lemonade with your legislators as you discuss current projects or policies that allow you to make a positive and substantial impact on our State’s economy and environment.
To attend or get more information, email email@example.com
Continuing Education for Professionals
The North Carolina Arboretum launches a new series of continuing education classes for landscape architects and other horticulture professionals this summer as part of its Adult Education Program. Expanding opportunities for skills training and education on current issues in the field, the classes are scheduled over Thursday and Friday, June 6─7, 2019. Using the Arboretum’s 434-acre site and buildings as a learning laboratory, the trainings cover designing for diversity, stormwater management, stewardship of historic landscapes, and ecological restoration and wetlands preservation.
Instructors for the courses are regionally and nationally recognized licensed landscape architects and planners with expertise in cultural and ecological landscape design, preservation and conservation as well as land development and construction management.
The classes have been submitted for CEU credit with NC BOLA (North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects). Registration is currently underway for the four classes, which can be taken singly or together. Full descriptions of the classes with information on the instructors is available on the Arboretum’s website under Adult Education Program Continuing Education offerings.
Ecological Design: Willow Pond
Instructors: Kim Williams and Owen Carson
Thursday, June 6 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $52 Member / $57 Non-member
Three hours LA CEU
Class Limit: 32
Learn about the Willow Pond project, an ecological restoration project underway at the Arboretum. Willow Pond will have a constructed (man-made) wetland with a planned outdoor classroom. Learn about the macro- and micro-ecological landscape of Willow Pond, the rare salamanders and other species that inhabit the site, and how site design will restore habitat for this species. Explore innovative stormwater design and how creation of wetlands in the site will restore and enhance the habitat for all kinds of flora and fauna and create an engaging space for visitors too.
Kimberly Williams is an Environmental & Recreational Planner who has led efforts in regional and community planning (from county to multi-state scale), open space and recreation planning and design, environmental and transportation planning, and site design.
Owen Carson is a Botanist/Ecologist with a deep understanding of conservation ecology and natural system functions. He works collaboratively with landscape architects/designers to guide the preservation, conservation and/or land development process. -----------------------------------------
Designing for Diversity
Instructor: Susannah Horton
Thursday, June 6 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
$52 Member / $57 Non-member
Three hours PDH
Class Limit: 32
Landscape architects are vital in planning and designing parks, streetscapes, communities, downtowns, and urban and rural environments. In an increasingly diverse society, the landscape architecture profession as a whole should consider more ways to celebrate and recognize social and cultural diversity along with economic ecological diversity through programming and designing. Are projects more successful when we as designers acknowledge the dynamics of culture, class and/or gender? Are projects less successful when we do not recognize or acknowledge cultural legacies of the existing landscapes? This class will look projects located in racially and culturally diverse areas in North Carolina that through robust community involvement strategies and culturally sensitive design considerations have generated plans endorsed by the communities they serve and the city governments that serve the constituents.
Susannah Horton is a registered landscape architect with experience in both professional practice and academics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture as well as a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Clemson University. Horton has worked with the landscape architecture and planning firm Design Workshop since 2012, and teaches landscape architecture at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. -----------------------------------------
Reading the Historic Landscape
Instructor: Glenn Stach
Friday, June 7 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$52 Member / $57 Non-member
Three hours PDH
Class Limit: 32
What makes a designed landscape historic or significant? How should we steward the legacy of design and history across our most beloved and culturally significant spaces? In a world where perceptions of history evolve with each successive generation, history enthusiasts, stewards, and design professionals face questions regarding the importance of history to inform landscape experience and shape the future. This class will discuss the practice and theory of landscape preservation, and how to assess and apply its tenants to landscape stewardship, and design.
Glenn Stach is a one of a growing number of nationally accomplished experts practicing within the field of cultural landscape preservation today. With many notable works to its credit, Stach’s Asheville-based firm collaborates with like-minded clients and partner organizations interested to cultivate an enduring vision for the nation’s beloved historic sites and public landscapes. -----------------------------------------
Stormwater: Looking at the Whole Picture
Instructor: Drake Fowler
Friday, June 7 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
$52 Member / $57 Non-member
Three hours PDH
Class Limit: 32
As Western North Carolina continues to receive record rainfall, stormwater management is a critical issue in this region. In this class we will explore storm water systems that have been designed to accomplish their site specific goals. We will explore how these systems use multiple low impact development methods interconnected to treat and use captured storm water. Finally, the class will tour the active Willow Pond project and parking renovation at The North Carolina Arboretum which will show how these techniques are working in concert to be stewards of our natural systems.
Drake Fowler is the Arboretum’s chief business officer and chief operations officer. Fowler is a licensed landscape architect in North Carolina and has managed the offices for one of the country’s top design firms. As a landscape architect, he has worked in city planning, site master planning, complete street design, wayfinding, and low impact design. His projects have won national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and are certified platinum for leadership in energy and environmental design.
Link to registration https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/professional-development/continuing-education/
The Charlotte Section will be touring Optimist Hall before it opens to the public followed by a networking event at NoDa Brewing. Members of the NCASLA Executive Committee will also be joining us for this event, so come meet them in person!
Optimist Hall is an adaptive re-use development that is helping to bridge the gap between Uptown and NoDa. The building is an 1890's mill building that is redeveloping space into office, restaurant, food hall, retail, and a brewery. Once it opens, it is anticipated to be one of the go to places in the city. This tour will allow you access to the building and site before it opens to the public.
This event will include a brief tour of the inside of Optimist Hall and then have the opportunity to walk the exterior of the site. Since the site is not complete a hard hat and vest will be required particularly while we are walking through the interior of the building. The office tenant should be leaving at the end of the day, so please use the parking lot at the end of the N. Brevard Street. We will meet under the canopy on the patio adjacent to Parkwood Avenue. Once parked, it will be clearly visible from the parking lot.
After the tour, please join us at NoDa Brewing for a networking event sponsored by Landscape Forms. If you miss the tour, please join us at NoDa Brewing (2921 N Tryon St) from 7pm-830pm.
We look forward to seeing you on May 17th!
*This event will be held rain or shine. RSVP Required for Tour. Email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
As part of World Landscape Architecture Month, NCASLA is hosting the 2019 Golf Tournament & Social on April 26.
To be held at The Crossings Golf Club in Durham, this tournament is sure to offer a good time and even better networking!
2019 NCASLA Golf Tournament & Social
The North Carolina Chapter will be taking over the National Instagram account on April 5th! Keep an eye out!
Join SiteOne Landscape Supply for a free one-hour course designed to provide you with a basic understanding of natural stone thin veneer application. During this course you will also explore the natural stone’s beauty and durability, learn the history and best uses for different types of stone veneer, how thin veneer is produced and common application techniques. After the one-hour classroom portion, we invite you to join our hands-on demonstration of proper installation techniques in our outdoor display. We will also have a lunch without course speaker, facility tours, opportunities to sign up for our monthly plant availability list, and you can meet key suppliers who will be on site.
· Explore the history and best uses for different types of veneer
· Learn how natural stone thin veneer is made and what product variations are available
· Discover the advantages over anchored veneer and manufactured stone
· Learn about application techniques and opportunities
Date: April 4, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: SiteOne Landscape Supply
12660 US 64 Hwy., E.
Apex, NC 27523
Please RSVP to Blake Hall (Blake.Hall@timmons.com) by March 20, 2019
Landscape Architecture Lecture: Kurt Culberston
April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DATE: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
LOCATION: Burns Auditorium, NC State College of Design
TIME: 6 p.m.
Plan to attend the Richard C. Bell lecture by Kurt Culbertson of Design Workshop entitled "Toward an Ecology of the City"
Kurt Culbertson, Chairman and CEO of Design Workshop, an urban design, land planning, and landscape architecture firm with offices in Aspen, Colorado, and nine other cities. Mr. Culbertson received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate from Southern Methodist University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Landscape Architecture from the Edinburgh College of Art. Mr. Culbertson is a former Fulbright scholar, and a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Design Forum, and Dumbarton Oaks. He has received 35 national and state awards for his work, including the Pierre L’Enfant Award for International Planning from the American Planning Association and the 2013 Award of Excellence in Planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 2016, he was awarded the ASLA Medal – the highest honor bestowed on a member of ASLA.
View the lecture program with more information about the speaker, the lecture and links to other LAR lectures.
Continuing Education credit will be available for the lecture.
SiteOne is hosting a one-hour course on natural stone veneer at their Mooresville location on March 28th from 11:30am to 1:30pm. There will be lunch with the speaker, facility tours, opportunities to sign up for their monthly plant availability list, and you can meet key suppliers on site as well. This event will be available for 1 LACES HSW credit. Please keep a look out for an EVITE and RSVP by March 20th so SiteOne can plan accordingly for food.
We look forward to seeing you all out there!
Please join NCASLA--Coastal Section at the NCASLA table (10 seat capacity)
WDI Economic Luncheon: Resilience and Growth: Downtown and Beyond Downtown
Keynote Speakers: Governor Roy Cooper, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo & New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, Jr.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019--11:30 am to 1:00 pm
WHERE: Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please reserve your seat at the NCASLA table by clicking HERE
NCASLA Members $25.00 (Over 50% savings!)
REGISTER BY: 03/22/19 (Space is limited to ten total tickets. Early registration advised)
For more event info: https://www.wilmingtondowntown.com/events/2019-downtown-economic-series-luncheon