Landscape Architect & Specifier News

DEC 2018

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December 2018 33 The Connecticut Chapter of ASLA in 2018 maintained its tradition of providing high quality, high value continuing education programs in support of its members and allied professionals. Programs organized by the chapter, totaling more than 22 PDH/HSW, included training on Wetlands, Greenways & Pavements; The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand; Bulbs: Blends, Trends, and Old Friends; Lighting Fundamentals: Footcandles, Poles, and Pollution Prevention; Bituminous Clay Brick Pavers Installation; and the annual Residential Design Expo. In addition, CTASLA hosted a successful site tour of the Meriden Green, a stormwater management project that also created a new park and event space for the city, energizing the community and fostering economic development in the surrounding streets and neighborhoods. The program featured an overview by the team of designers from Milone & MacBroom, Inc., input from town officials and a guided walk of the site. Representatives from the Connecticut legislature and U.S. Congress were also on hand to supply input and insights to the discussion. In support of peer groups, and to help spread the word to key audiences, CTASLA participated as an exhibitor at the annual conferences of the Connecticut Urban Forest Council (October) and the Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetland Commissions (November). In support of another peer group, the Chapter gave its annual Connecticut Olmsted Award in April to the Bushnell Park Foundation for exemplary stewardship over three decades of the iconic green open space within Hartford's central business district. In June, CTASLA awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Killingworth, CT resident Gavin Figurelli, who attends Pennsylvania State University. Now in its 16th year, the Chapter's scholarship has awarded nearly $70,000 to worthy students pursuing education in landscape architecture. The Chapter's Emerging Professionals section in 2018 continued to service members new to the profession with LARE training workshops and social events for networking. A full third of the Executive Committee (including our President-Elect), are emerging professionals, suggesting enthusiastic leadership for the coming years! ASLA Connecticut Chapter Profile: The Connecticut Chapter of ASLA is a professional association of landscape architects, associates and affiliates with nearly 275 members across the state. Echoing the mission of our national organization, the American Society of Landscape Architects, CTASLA aims to lead, educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. We strive to advance the profession of landscape architecture in Connecticut by providing educational programs, publications, information and resources to our members and to those seeking to benefit from landscape architectural services. c dense urban zones. Passersby were treated to new and artful places to kick back and enjoy their surroundings during the workday. ASLA Colorado's annual Sketch Crawl and Watercolor Workshop led by Craig Stoffel, RLA at Hord Coplan Macht, and David Thorpe, Planner and Illustrator at Norris Design, took participants on a walking tour through Denver's urban core. With Denver's iconic Union Station as a backdrop, participants picked up new illustration techniques during the fun and interactive half-day workshop, held in October 2018. Also in October, ASLA Colorado's Annual Gathering was a night of celebration of our members, awards recipients, council fellows and sponsors. A beautiful fall evening provided the perfect environment to reflect on excellent design work being generated across the chapter. ASLA Colorado Chapter (Continued) Above, Left: A large group participated in the Sketch Crawl of Denver. PHOTO CREDIT: ASLA COLORADO Above, Right: Annual Gathering of ASLA Colorado PHOTO CREDITS: THE UNFOUND DOOR Above: Panelists discuss the legacy of Beatrix Farrand and the importance of preserving historic landscapes at a CTASLA program in Hartford. Above: Participants at the Meriden Green program get ready to tour the site, a stormwater management project that evolved into a new urban park, energizing the city of Meriden. Above: Despite some hot, hazy weather, the Emerging Professionals enjoyed a pleasant outing out on Branford Harbor on June 30. The event included a boat tour of the Thimble Islands followed by a visit to the Thimble Island Brewing Company's tasting room to cool off with some local beer. (From left: Rachel Gilroy, Katie Haas, Kate Montgomery, Oliver Gaffney, and Phil Schweiger) Left: Gavin Figurelli, a resident of Killingworth, CT and student at Pennsylvania State University, was the recipient of CTASLA's 2018 Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship.

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