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$2000 Grant Opportunity for Emerging Professional Landscape Architects.
From 4/1/2016 through 5/31/2016, up-and-coming Landscape Architects can compete for the opportunity to visit New Orleans and attend the 2016 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Meeting & Expo. Twenty-one winners will each be awarded $2,000 to help cover attendance, as well as receive national recognition.
This grant competition is designed to accelerate individuals’ careers in Landscape Architecture. It was created and funded by ANOVA®, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Eric Gilbert, CEO of Anova, believes that education and sharing ideas drives personal growth. “Attending the ASLA Annual Meeting is a great way to network with other landscape architects from around the world and learn about the latest trends, products, problems and solutions in landscape architecture.”
Winners will be selected by a respected panel of professional, registered Landscape Architects who will judge answers to the following question: What change would you make in your region if money were no object? Entries require a short title, an explanation no greater than 500 words and an original hand drawn sketch. Judging is based on creativity, clarity of communication and regional specificity. See full details at: www.anovafurnishings.com/
Please join the University of the District of Columbia, DC Housing Authority, and other key partners on the morning of May 21 to witness the fruits of your labor at the launch of East Capitol Urban Farm for the Spring 2016 season.
(20 minute walk from King St. Metro if wish to avoid traffic congestion)
May 27: Deadline for Nominations for City of Alexandria Beautification Awards
See the nomination form for details and categories: Alex Nomination Form .
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward
February 20, 2016 – September 5, 2016
National Building Museum
This black-and-white photograph, Sunrise over East Lawn taken at the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana emphasizes the design of the landscape using light, tone, and contrast.
Alan Ward, FASLA, occupies a unique position in landscape architecture. He is a renowned practitioner of the craft, demonstrated by his award-winning work as a principle at Sasaki; he is also an accomplished photographer of the landscape. Working mostly in black and white, Ward focuses on the fundamental material that constructs the landscape: grain, texture, bright light, dappled shade. By denying us the familiar green lawns and foliage, colored blooms and surfaces, Ward’s large format photographs challenge us to see the landscape with new eyes.
These photographs reveal Ward’s dual interests in the generational influences that past landscapes have had on the present and the use of photography to arrest fleeting moments of esthetic experience.
From the historic landscape of Middleton Plantation in South Carolina, to the recently competed National September 11 Memorial in New York, the elements of landscape architecture—trees, ground cover, hedges—continue to grow, change, and even die. The expansive photo collection takes viewers around the United States, from Fountain Place in Dallas to local locations like Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition also illustrates the process of making these images, including the panoramic and 4×5 cameras used to capture these images. Today we take photographs with our phones and share them often without making a single physical print. Before digital technology, photography was the chemistry of capturing light. These photographs began in the darkroom, as developed negatives, test prints, and enlargements.
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Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward is made possible by support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation.
From seminars about the latest on pre-fabrication to next-level firm marketing to tours of the region’s fascinating new projects, DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges of working in Metropolitan Washington.
Take part with over 700+ architects and design professionals and change your career trajectory! Connect with old friends and colleagues across the design world while you visit more than 70 exhibitors.
And you can earn AIA, AICP, GBCI, IIDA, LACES, and PDH continuing education credit at this unique interdisciplinary conference!
DesignDC 2016 will take place August 24-25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center; August 26 will feature tours in DC, MD, and VA.
AIA|DC, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA Northern Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA – MAC), the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA – NCAC), and the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (POASLA)
AIA Baltimore; Association for Preservation Technology International, Washington, D.C., Chapter (APT DC); American Society of Interior Designers Washington Metro Chapter (ASID); Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA); US Green Building Council – National Capital Region (USGBC-NCR); NAIOP Maryland/DC; ULI Washington
SAVE THE DATE!
2016 VA ASLA Fall Conference and Awards Program
September 16-17, 2016