Landscape Architect & Specifier News

DEC 2018

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36 Landscape Architect and Specifier News ASLA Iowa Chapter (Continued) time with members. Coinciding with the Spring Conference was Iowa State University's annual P.H. Elwood Lecture, held on campus. Many chapter members stayed in Ames for this event and were inspired by the meaningful content presented by Shannon Nichols of GGN. As March ended and April began, so did World Landscape Architecture Month – Governor Kim Reynolds even declared it so in an official state proclamation! The Iowa State University landscape architecture students participated in a day-long social media take- over of National ASLA's Instagram account and members continued to support ASLA by posting to their personal social media accounts. The chapter's annual Golf Outing was held in Polk City this year and offered great opportunities for networking, socialization and sharing of experiences with one another. The next event on our calendar, our Fall Conference was quite successful and brought people to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid. The format for this event offered both standard lecture-style presentations as well as opportunities to enjoy time outdoors. Our members heard from many experts in their fields as well as Iowa State University students sharing impactful learning experiences from their academic careers. As part of the conference, our chapter president took the opportunity to recognize chapter member and long-time volunteer Matt Carlile with the 2018 President's Award. Matt has volunteered on the Executive Committee for over 20 years and most recently concluded his second term as Iowa's Trustee. Matt has been an extremely valuable leader for the chapter and we owe much of our success to his passion for and service to our society. Our Chapter was proud to learn about a group of our very own Iowa State University students winning a National ASLA Award of Excellence in the Student Community Service category for their work with the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Ind. We took the opportunity to celebrate their successes and support them financially in their attendance to the awards ceremony in Philadelphia during the ASLA National Meeting. Congratulations to students Matthew Iekel, Krithika Mohan, and Jenna Niday, as well as their faculty advisor, Julie Stevens and thank you for your meaningful work within our state! We have much to be proud of in 2018 and we look forward to even more success, especially in continuing to implement our Strategic Plan, throughout 2019! Above: Attendees at the Fall Conference pose for a photo at the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid, Iowa. Left: Chapter President, Bruce Niedermyer presents Matt Carlile with the 2018 President's Award for his many years of valuable service and leadership. Above: Chapter members Jim Host and Garret Munch meet with Iowa legislators to discuss landscape architecture within Iowa. c ASLA New York Chapter Profile: ASLA-NY was founded in 1914 (the second chapter of the national organization) to advocate for and serve members studying and practicing landscape architecture in the New York Metropolitan-Long Island region, which extends from the northern tip of Westchester County to Montauk including New York City. Above: The association held its President's Dinner on November 8. Judging by these pictures from the photo booth, fun was on the menu. Right: Organized by the Chapter Awards Committee, the annual Design Awards, intended to bolster local visibility, acknowledge and promote the work of membership, and publicly recognize excellence in landscape architecture, were presented formally in April. Above: In June, ASLA-NY put on a pollinator panel. To view more about Associations, including news, events and photos visit a search the name of the assocation as the keyword.

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