Landscape Architect & Specifier News

DEC 2018

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December 2018 41 San Diego ASLA Profile: This chapter's mission is to lead to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Their vision is a world where the built and natural environments coexist in harmony and sustainable balance where all peoples can express their diverse heritage and their individual desires to grow and thrive and where we as a profession can substantially contribute to the process of achieving these ends. Highlights from this year include: Rich Risner, owner of Grounded Landscape Architecture, which promotes environmentally-sensitive landscapes using drought-tolerant plants and landscape planning that creates spaces in appropriate balance with nature, won the Excellence in Environmental Stewardship award, given to organizations for their commitments and dedication to environmental awareness and for demonstrating outstanding eco- friendly practices and contributions to the community of Encinitas. Ilisa Goldman, founder, owner, and principal of Rooted In Place, a local landscape architecture and consulting firm, won Circulate San Diego's Local Hero Award: given to an individual who has, among other things, served as a community advocate dedicated to improving mobility choices and smart growth principles, and has generated community interest and political support for their improvement plans. Goldman specializes in creating dynamic outdoor learning environments for children of all ages to play, learn, and develop a relationship with nature. One project she was involved with is the Loma Portal Elementary School's Ecological Schoolyard. Through her efforts, the school's students have an amazing outdoor science lab, and the staff has a healthier environment in which to teach and work. At the Cabrillo National Monument, the Native Plant Garden was created with a grant from the association. The San Diego Chapter of the California Native Plant Society assisted in securing the grant and provided project management support and expertise. Above: Attending the Fall Lecture was (from left) president elect Phil Armstrong, lecturer Jamie Phillips and lecture chair Matt MacLeod. Left: The CirculateSD 2017 Momentum Award was given to Ilisa Goldman by Lori Holt Pfiler. Above: Frank Kawasaki (KTUA) and Jim Kuhlken (Ret Rick Engineering) attended the 2018 Design Awards. Above: Ilisa Goldman, ASLA and a representative from ARTS Receive the 2018 Chapter Community Grant from VP of community relations Jennifer Webster, ASLA. Left: The 39th Annual ASLA San Diego Golf Tournament, this year called Luau on the Lake, included (from left) Greg Steele (Rain Bird), golf chair Phil Barnes and Brittany Borden (Rain Bird). The event netted around $32,000. Above: The Tom Leader Lecture in the spring included (from left) Rich Risner, Phil Armstrong, Kathy Garcia, lecturer Tom Leader, Nate Magnusson and Matt MacLeod. Above: Mark Steyaert, ASLA, asked the Del Mar City Council to take the Parks Pledge. To view more about Associations, including news, events and photos visit LandscapeOnline.com a search the name of the assocation as the keyword. Above: The San Diego 2018 President's Award Team was from Spurlock Landscape Architects: (from left) Ryan McKay, Yi Su, Amelia Capron, Leigh Kyle, Emily Dowgiallo and Chad Evans.

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