Landscape Architect & Specifier News

DEC 2018

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32 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 2018 State Associations Reports CLASS Fund Profile: OUR VISION - Leading the design and stewardship of land and communities. OUR MISSION - Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning, and design of our built and natural environments. The Society's mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. ASLA Colorado Chapter Profile: Founded in 1973 under the direction of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), ASLA Colorado advances the profession by advocating the issues that affect members. The association provides professional education and programs and generates overall awareness for landscape architecture to the public through our public relations and government affairs efforts. The CLASS Fund Selection Committee, in coordination with CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture), is pleased to announce the completion of a $25,000 Research Grant Award, which was awarded to Professor Michael Volk and his research team at the University of Florida in 2017. Professor Volk led an interdisciplinary team to examine the role of Landscape Architects in mitigating climate change impacts and alternative design and implementation practices in the state of Florida. The CLASS Fund Research Award is made every other year to support a research project related to landscape architecture, horticulture or landscape contracting. Faculty from all CELA member schools in good standing within the continental USA are eligible to submit proposals. Faculty in landscape industry fields from other upper-level colleges and universities within the continental USA may also submit proposals. Over the 2018 calendar year, CLASS Fund also awarded $31,500 in scholarships to students in landscape architecture, horticulture and plant science programs at USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the UCLA Landscape Architecture Extension Program. The award recipients are as follows: Cal Poly Pomona • Morgan Ruby – University Scholarship • Sergia Carrillo – University Scholarship Cal Poly SLO • Tyler Ellison – University Scholarship • Silvia Viola – University Scholarship (A.B.) UC Davis • Joshua Davis – University Scholarship • Audra McClain – University Scholarship UC Berkeley • Arturo Fuentes-Ortiz – Landscape Architect Program • Brigitta Rehn – Landscape Architect Program UCLA • Pedro Bax – Landscape Architect Program • Terri Larronda – Landscape Architect Program USC • Catherine Valverde – Landscape Architect Program • Jing Wu – Landscape Architect Program Cal Poly Pomona • Sean McLaughlin – Horticulture/ Irrigation Science Cal Poly SLO • Jose Sandoval – Horticulture/ Irrigation Science UC Davis • Teska Hapig-Ward – Horticulture/Irrigation Science For information about CLASS Fund or to make a donation to the Campaign $2M Endowment Fund, please contact the chapter's executive director, Vicki Phillipy at vphillipy@classfund.org. c Above: CLASS Fund held a golf tournament and dinner on June 25 at the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club. In December 2017, ASLA Colorado hosted a Fireside Talk with Austin Troy, PhD Professor and Chair of Urban Design at CU Denver and Principal and co-founder of Spatial Informatics Group, LLC. Troy presented a growing body of research that indicates the occurrence of crime is associated with urban environmental design – particularly the distribution and condition of vegetation. The talk was followed with a lively open-forum discussion. A cozy crowd of 14 gathered to join in the conversation over brews and snacks. In July 2018, ASLA Colorado volunteers got to work with Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) – building cedar garden beds, pathways, and tilling/ composting soil in the new plots at Nome Park in Aurora, Colorado. PARK(ing) Day installations cropped up around Denver during September, peppering the city with eye-catching parklets in some of the city's most Left: Colorado volunteers gather together to work with Denver Urban Gardens. PHOTO CREDIT: ASLA COLORADO Above: Pictured is a gathering during Colorado's PARK(ing) Day, situated in Denver. PHOTO CREDIT: NORRIS DESIGN To view more about Associations, including news, events and photos visit LandscapeOnline.com a search the name of the assocation as the keyword.

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