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DEC 2018

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December 2018 43 ASLA Southern California Chapter Profile: The ASLA Southern California Chapter encompasses the southern portion of California, south of the thirty-seventh (37th) parallel, including the Counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Current membership is 800 members. The purpose of the Chapter shall be the advancement of knowledge, education, and skill in the art and science of landscape architecture as an instrument of service in the public welfare. To this end, the Chapter shall promote the profession of landscape architecture and advance the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. On October 4, the chapter held their 2018 Quality of Life Design Awards. This is a bi-annual event; the last awards ceremony of this kind took place in 2016. The theme for this year's awards was "Celebrating the Tapestry of Southern California … Diversity Woven Together." Designs were judged on functionality; relationship to context; relevance to the profession, the public and the environment; the enhancement of quality of life; environmental responsibility; and sustainability. Participants could receive either an honor or merit award in fourteen categories. Some recipients of the Honor and Merit Awards include: • Rios Clementi Hale Studios • Studio One Eleven • LRM Landscape Architecture • Studio MLA • Lisa Gimmy LA • Pamela Burton & Company • Urban Water Group • Office of Outdoor Research • RRM Design Group • Brightview Design Group • Architerra Design Group For a complete list of Quality of Life Awards recipients, visit https://tinyurl. com/yb46n4vc . A landscape architect and Fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Ruth Shellhorn was the Southern California Chapter's first President beginning in 1946 serving for 3 years. She made her mark on ASLA as much as she did on her career. Named for Ruth Shellhorn's dedication, leadership and service to ASLA, this award was established in 2007 and is presented at the Chapter's Quality of Life Awards, by the Chapter's Executive Director, Vicki Phillipy. This year, two ASLA Southern California Chapter members were recipients of the Ruth Shellhorn Leadership Award on October 4. These recipients were Perry Cardoza, ASLA and Stephanie Landregan, FASLA. To view more about Associations, visit and search your association Go to LandscapeOnline.com a click the Associations/Events drop down. You can find, edit or add an association or event. For help or more information contact Allie Lapporte alapporte@landscapeonline.com , 714-979-5276 x139. Can't Find Your Association? Above: The ASLA Annual Meeting took place this year on October 19 – October 22 in Philadelphia. Held at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia Hotel On Sunday evening, October 21, thirty-two ASLA members were inducted into the 2019 Class of Fellows at the annual Fellow Investiture Dinner. Among the class of 2019 were three (3) members of the ASLA Southern California Chapter. • Andrew C. N. Bowden, FASLA (Right) Principal and Landscape Architect at Land Concern, Inc. • Deborah Deets, FASLA (Middle) Landscape Architect at the City of Los Angeles • Ying-yu Hung, FASLA (Left) Principal and Landscape Architect at SWA Los Angeles Above & Right: The Southern California ASLA Chapter held its 2018 Quality of Life Design Awards on October 4, at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. Above: From left: Pamela Brief, SoCal ASLA President and Stephanie Landregan, FASLA Left: Perry Cardoza, ASLA President, NUVIS, Inc., Costa Mesa Right: Stephanie Landregan, FASLA, Program Director at the UCLA Landscape Architecture Extension Program Los Angeles

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