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University of Maryland
This year marks the 47th LABash conference, an annual student-planned conference for landscape architecture students and professionals in North America. This year’s conference will be held at the University of Maryland from March 23-25, 2017.
Landscape architecture professionals, current students and professionals from related fields such as urban planning, architecture, urban design, and art join to celebrate landscape architecture, learn new skills, network with other students and prospective employers, and gain inspiration for their work and future career. The conference allows students to develop educationally and professionally as young landscape architects. Most importantly, the conference instills in students a sense of empowerment, community, and a drive to succeed.
This two-day course is presented by Design Corps, the SEED Network, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National, the M.S. in Sustainable Design Program at The Catholic University in DC. Participants will learn skills and methods to pro-actively engage in community-based design through professional fee-based projects. The Public Interest Design Institute curriculum is structured around the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) process and metric, which provides a step-by-step guide for practice, documentation, and showcasing of public interest design projects. Successful participants will earn SEED Certification and professional continuing education credits.
Learning objectives include:
- Finding new clients and public interest design projects
- Learning about new fee sources and structures
- Learning methods of working with a community as a design partner
- Leveraging other partners and assets to address project challenges
- Maximizing a project’s positive impact on a community
- Moving beyond LEED to measure positive social, economic, & environmental impact
- Understanding public interest design and how it is re-shaping professional practice
Click here for more details and registration. Approved for 11.5 hours LA CES.
2017 Women in Architecture Series:
Resilient Design –Civic Culture
Now April 12
The 2017 Women in Architecture Series will explore how architects, landscape architects, designers, planners and developers are responding to new vulnerabilities surfacing around the world. This session will examine resilience through the lens of civic culture. Speakers will address solutions that designers are uniquely positioned to offer, and provide a glimpse into what’s on the horizon for resilient design.
Approved for 1.5 hrs. LA CES credit.
Click here for details and to register. Pre-registration deadline is April 7.
Influential Modernist Landscape Architect Lawrence Halprin Featured in New Exhibition at the National Building Museum Thru April 16
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Lawrence Halprin. Photo by Roger Foley. Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
A traveling exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) opened November 5, 2016, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Timed with the centennial anniversary of Halprin’s birth, the exhibition features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin’s major works, ranging from recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the 1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. and capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco. Titled The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, the exhibition both honors the influential designer and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy. The exhibition is organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in collaboration with the National Building Museum, and will remain on view through April 16, 2017. The National Building Museum’s presentation of the exhibition will include original drawings and other artifacts that will not appear at subsequent exhibition venues.
The exhibition is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Design Arts and the Hubbard Educational Foundation.
Coolidge High School Cleanup
April 22, 9am-2pm
Celebrate Earth Day and World Landscape Architecture Month by joining the Potomac Chapter ASLA and the Landscape Contractors Association MD, DC, VA members in the Garden to do a Spring Cleanup with the support of the Coolidge Alumni Society.
Please come prepared to do garden work with your tools and expertise. We will need wheel barrows, shovels, rakes and clippers but also bring pencils, cameras and paper to sketch out the garden and capture it as it is right now!. We plan to start by 9 and will work through 1 or 2, so bring a lunch too. We have also been given the national ASLA Instagram account for the day, so be ready to take some photos to post!!!
The Potomac Chapter ASLA was awarded ASLA’s 2012 Community Service Honor Award for their work on the Calvin Coolidge High School Garden, Greenhouse, and Guide.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Bloom (DC Water).
Guided tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden
May 6, 11am
Potomac Chapter ASLA members only.
Join fellow Potomac Chapter ASLA members for an outdoor, guided tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden. Because space is limited to 25 people, this event is only open to current Potomac Chapter members. An optional event, such as brunch, may be added, after the tour. You can let us know of your interest when you register.