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Landscape Architects March For The Climate

by April Philips

During this year’s ASLA Mid-Year meeting, on Saturday April 29, The Peoples Climate March occurred in Washington DC. Members from the Board of Trustees and The Chapter Presidents Council took part during their busy 3 day schedule to attend the march. April Philips, Carolyn Orazi and Elizabeth Boults were excited to represent our chapter and the ASLA in taking a stand for the environment and our planet we call home. Thousands attended and marched down Pennsylvannia Avenue and our group even made it in a front page photo in USA Today! April headed up the poster creation team and others marched with an ASLA banner. It was a breathtaking event to participate […]

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Stanford University Landscape Inspiration Tour

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by Andy Nowak

Frederick Law Olmstead gained much of his design influence from personal adventures, and for those who spent a sunny Saturday afternoon touring various projects at Stanford University, many of us walked away, feeling like Olmstead, with a light bulb over our heads. Thanks to Stanford University’s Cathy Blake and Krista Grote, and the generous sponsors: TekWay, BrightView, Gardenside Ltd., Landscape Forms, and Victor Stanley, this ASLA-NCC event inspired us all through this cherished experience.

As you approach Stanford University driving down the iconic palm drive with oak woodlands on either side of the road you […]

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Tournesol Tour

Chris Lyon, Chris Kent and John Denman

Tournesol, a long time sponsor of ASLA-NCC, was asked by Director Gifford Bautista if they would host an ASLA-NCC Lecture and Facility Tour event, and without skipping a beat, agreed. With some coordination the event was scheduled June 9, 2017 at Tournesol’s Union City Facility, where Member’s and guests were treated to a presentation video, by Troy Nottingham, Tournesol representative, which qualified for 1 PDH credit.

After the presentation, which covered roof garden installation issues, custom Tournesol products which solve installation issues, and suggestions for the designer when working over difficult roof top situations, the group was given a very informative tour of the facility by Tournesol President, Chris Lyon. Chris […]

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ASLA_NCC Celebrates Student Achievement

On a gloriously sunny May afternoon at Blake Garden in Kensington, ASLA-NCC president Elizabeth Boults presented award certificates to outstanding students in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program at UC Berkeley. Students are nominated by faculty and are required to present their work to a jury of chapter professionals. This year’s jury consisted of Ms. Boults and past president David W. Nelson. Award winners were:

Certificate of Honor
Danielle Chan (Undergraduate)
Myra Messner (Graduate)
Angela Mimica (Graduate)

Certificate of Merit
Lauren Bergenholtz (Graduate)
Natali Ovalles (Graduate)
Andrew Saephan (Undergraduate)

If you are interested in serving on next year’s jury, please contact eboults@asla-ncc.org.

 

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Advocacy Day 2017

by Elizabeth Boults

ASLA-NCC president-elect Carolyne Orazi, national ASLA president Vaughn Rinner, and ASLA-NCC Trustee April Philips attend the Advocacy Awards reception

On April 27, representatives from the Northern California Chapter joined with colleagues from around the nation to participate in Advocacy Day 2017 in Washington DC. Each spring, a large contingent of landscape architects meet with members of the US Senate and House of Representatives to promote the profession of landscape architecture and ask Congress to support initiatives critical to our values and practice. This year we advocated for funding and support of TIGER grant programs, the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Our appointments […]

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LATC Public Forum on Educational Requirements for Licensure

by Elizabeth Boults

The Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC) is reviewing existing education and training requirements for licensure “to ensure that there are no barriers to the landscape architect profession for qualified individuals.” ASLA California Council has drafted a response opposing any broadening of the existing requirements, with suggestions for an appeals process for individual cases and adoption of a future ‘best practices’ model for licensure reciprocity. If you would like to voice an opinion on this issue, feedback will be accepted by LATC until April 17. Letters can be mailed to: LATC, 2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95834; or sent to latc@dca.ca.gov.

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Emerging Professionals Group Heads to the South Bay

by Gifford Bautista

Every third Tuesday, of every month, the ASLA-NCC Emerging Professionals group has a happy hour event where young professionals can network with other emerging or established professionals in the Bay Area. On Friday, March 17th, the ASLA-NCC Emerging Professionals group got together on St. Patricks Day at Tied House Brewery & Cafe, in Mountain View, for some tasty food and green beer. Daniel Fonda, from Peninsula Building Materials Co. (PBM), was on site showcasing a variety of materials that the company offers such as natural stone and brick. As emerging professionals, meeting with industry vendors provide an insight of numerous materials that will aid them in their own design.

Interested in attending future ASLA-NCC EP events? […]

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Northern CA Chapter Instagram Takeover Day

by Katrina Majewski
Social media:
Is A) an easy way to check out funny cat gifs and brownie recipes?
or B) a tool for connecting and communicating?

The correct answer is both! The ASLA Northern California Chapter (#ASLANCC) has been continuing to focus on the latter, especially in April, which is World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2017).

ASLA national invited all chapters in the nation to participate in WLAM in a special way in 2017. All chapters are having a separate day to takeover ASLA National’s Instagram account, in which we could post whatever our heart’s desire.

The ASLANCC put out a call for participants, and received some excellent, high quality submissions, and flooded the ASLA National Instagram account.

One of our submissions […]

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Landscape Architect Peter Walker, Known Worldwide, Wins Inaugural Brettell Award in the Arts

Special congratulations to Peter Walker. Landscape architect Peter Walker is the first recipient of the $150,000 Richard Brettell Award in the Arts. The award honors an artist whose body of work demonstrates a lifetime of achievement in his or her field.

“I can say without fear of contradiction that Peter Walker is the dean of American landscape architects. Still vital in his early 80s, he and his firm work actively in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. A simple list of their landscape designs at all scales would fill pages.” Rick Brettell, Art critic, Dallas News. >MORE

 

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Red Carpet Evening at the Port Workspaces 2017: Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

by Elizabeth Boults

 

 

 

On a stormy night in Oakland, overlooking the iconic Kaiser rooftop garden, ASLA-NCC members gathered to network and acknowledge each other’s distinguished work. Eighteen projects were recognized this year from a record number of entries to our chapter awards program. The jury, composed of landscape architects and allied professionals from the Arizona Chapter, commented on the high quality work being done in the bay area. Congratulations to all!

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ASLA-NCC President, Elizabeth Boults

Carmen Erasmus (Awards Chairperson), Gifford Bautista (E.P. Chairperson), Katrina Majewski (P.R. Chairperson)

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