2018 E-News

Emily Blackwell, Mike Askin, Lora Greco, Zak Pierce in LA!
NCASLA Executive Leaders Attend Chapter Presidents Council
Your executive leadership attended the Chapter Presidents Council in Los Angeles last month, which is always held in the days leading up to the Annual Meeting.  We have returned invigorated and full of ideas to build our nationally-respected North Carolina Chapter.
At the close of each Annual Meeting, the leadership for ASLA changes hands.  Gregory A. Miller, FASLA of the New Mexico Chapter is now serving as out National ASLA President.  He is seen here with our own new Chapter President Emily Blackwell at the President's Dinner in Los Angeles.  Please see Greg's bio on the national website: https://www.asla.org/BOT/
Blackwell with ASLA President Miller
Michael Askin
Passes The Gavel
Emily Michelle Blackwell, ASLA is now your NCASLA President!
We officially transferred the presidency from
Michael Askin to Emily at our Executive Committee meeting on November 10th at NC A&T.
Emily is a Landscape Architect with Stewart in their Charlotte Office.  She joined the Executive Committee as Secretary in the Fall of 2013, serving 3 years in that position and the past year as your President Elect, leading the multi-state planning committee Southeast Regional ASLA Conference.
Howard Capps, ASLA  of Howard T Capps & Associates in Wilmington has been selected to serve on the National ASLA Policy Committee.

Wendy Miller, FASLA will continue in her role as Vice President on the ASLA
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. To view the ASLA Executive Committee's full list of duties and the duties of individual officers, click on ASLA Bylaws, Article 8, at: http://www.asla.org/Leadershiphandbook.aspx.
Elizabeth Frere, MUD, ASLA was selected by the Executive Committee
to serve the second year of a 2-year term as Treasurer.  Elizabeth will be finishing out this term for Lora Greco's term as she was recently elected to President-Elect.  Elizabeth is a Landscape Architect and Project Manager in the Capital Projects group at UNC-Charlotte
Augustine "Auggie"  CM Wong, ASLA and former NCASLA Chapter President 2010-2011 was selected by the Executive Committee to serve a 1-year term as the Awards Chair, filling the position vacated by Nick Serrano, Associate ASLA whom has relocated to Washington, D.C..  Auggie leads his firm, CMW Design Strategies, located in the Charlotte area. Look out for announcement regarding the 2018 awards submissions soon! 
Advocacy Event: A permeable pavement demonstration was held on November 20th in Raleigh and attended by Congressman David Price.  Some of the landscape architects
NCASLA Past President Zak Pierce with Congressman Price and NCASLA Past President Keith Downing
 in attendance were able to share with Congressman Price our role of integrating these systems into the built environment to benefit the natural environment.  Congressman Price was named an Honorary ASLA member at the Annual Meeting in 2014, nominated by NCASLA for his consistent, long-standing support of our profession.
You may  have noticed some changes with our social media.  
NCASLA has restructured their Facebook page as a business page rather than an individual.  We are still transferring some things, but please make sure you are following our page titled
North Carolina ASLA You may link to it hereWe will be posting events, news, and articles on this page.
University Updates:
NC A&T has Great News!
  • The Landscape program was visited by the Accreditation Board in October and received re-accreditation with just 2 recommendations and a few conditions prescribed by the board
  • Carver Hall Studios will be going through renovations beginning in December to open up the classrooms spaces into a collective, more collaborative studio space.  To view Existing Layout and Proposed Layout
  • The  program's curriculum is also getting a renovation as they plan to transition into 6 credit hour studios for the 2018-2019 school year with a progressive track program that maps out how the student's skillsets will develop with each class in succession.
  • NC A&T plans to start a lecture series, so be on the lookout for those announcements in future ASLA E-Blasts!
John Robinson, ASLA a Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program for over 31 years passed last Thursday afternoon in Houston, Texas.  John will be interred in the National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  All cards or condolences can be sent to: Ben Robinson at 6126 Clyde St., Houston, TX 77007.  A celebration of John's life was held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Greensboro.
M. Elen Deming, FASLA, DDes became a Fellow of ASLA at the Fellows Investiture at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles last month.  NCASLA would like to extend a huge congratulations to Elen!   
She is seen in this photo with her former colleagues from the Illinois Chapter whom nominated her as a Fellow.
Professors Kofi Boone, ASLA and M. Elen Deming, FASLA, DDes will be serving on the Landscape Architecture Foundation Board as Vice President of Education
(Kofi) and Vice President of Research (Elen)
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