Landscape Architect & Specifier News

DEC 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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42 Landscape Architect and Specifier News ASLA San Diego Chapter (Continued) Left: Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear presented the award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship in the for-profit business category to Rich Risner, owner of Grounded Landscape Architecture. Middle: At the ASLA National Advocacy Day, San Diego chapter president Michael Brennan met with Congresswoman Susan Davis. Right: TB Penick's Jason Avila served margaritas on the second hole of the golf tournament. The event raises money for a community grant that various organizations can apply for. The winner is selected for their ability to raise public awareness about landscape architecture. c ASLA South Carolina Chapter Profile: For more than 100 years, the American Society of Landscape Architects has promoted the landscape architecture profession and advanced the practice through advocacy education communication and fellowship. As the national professional association for landscape architects, ASLA has more than 15,000 members and 49 chapters representing all 50 states, U.S. territories and 68 countries around the world. ASLA members enjoy many benefits and discounts with their annual dues. Two of the most important benefits as identified by members are ASLA's efforts to raise awareness of the profession and legislative advocacy on issues that matter most to the profession including licensure. By Clint Rigsby, SCASLA President This has been an incredible year for our ASLA South Carolina Chapter! On behalf of our Executive Committee, I'd like to thank each of our members and volunteers for your active participation in this year's exciting events. Our chapter hosted PARK(ing) Day and three regional Education Days across the state. Paired with our annual state advocacy Legislative Breakfast and Chapter Awards program, these events were a tremendous success, providing our membership with practical and inspiring continuing education offerings, enjoyable fellowship and networking opportunities. This month I was privileged to meet with chapter presidents and trustees from across the country at the national ASLA meeting in Philadelphia. At the conference, two of our state's beloved landscape architects, W.Scott Parker and Mary Haque, were elevated to the Council of Fellows. Mary is the first female to be elevated in South Carolina. Both are well-deserving of this honor and continue to serve as an inspiration to our members. We are excited about the upcoming year, including being the host state for the 2019 ASLA Southeast Regional Conference this June 2-4 in Greenville, S.C. Please be on the lookout for a "save the date," early-bird registration, call for presentations, and call from the regional awards program. We are expecting between 300-400 landscape architects to converge on the Upstate for this first-class regional event. [2017 was the inaugural ASLA SE Regional Conference in Charlotte and coordinated with two other chapters, ASLA North Carolina (host) and ASLA Georgia.] Above: Group picture in front of the State Capitol with state representative and ASLA Fellows chapter member in the bowtie - Honorable Gregory Duckworth, FASLA To view more about Associations, including news, events and photos visit a search the name of the assocation as the keyword. Left: National ASLA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. when SCASLA members met with their SC legislators (three members with their US House of Representative, Honorable Mark Sanford).

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