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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
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward
Closes 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.
September 16, 2016
Image Credit: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
The Potomac Chapter of ASLA will participate in this annual event in which local community members, students, and designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets.
We want you to join PARK(ing) Day too! Contact us to see how can get involved in PARK(ing) Day and create your own temporary parklet. Post a picture of your PARK(ing) Day parklet on social media with #ASLAPD16 and it could appear in Landscape Architecture Magazine!
Click here for FAQs to help you: ParkingDayFAQ.
VA ASLA Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony
History, Resiliency, Design
September 16-17, 2016 | Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA
The 2016 Fall Conference will focus on recognizing and accommodating history, while providing resilient plans with quality design solutions. Leaders in resiliency and SITES are among the talented speakers who will be with us on Saturday. Field trips on Friday and Saturday’s program have been submitted for a total of (9) hours of approved LA CES™ credit.
Learn more about the educational sessions.
Learn more about the exciting tours available.
We do have a room block at the The Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel just minutes away from Fort Monroe. To reserve a room click on this link. You will be taken to their website where you will enter the arrival and departure dates, number of people, and then click check on availability. You can also call 866-375-6054 and give the reservation agent the code VLA. The hotel is less than 5 miles from Fort Monroe.
Upcoming NPI Seminars: September—Fredericksburg, VA
Section 106: A Review for Experienced Practitioners
Fredericksburg, VA—September 20-21, 2016
Review regulations, standards, guidelines, and related laws relevant to Section 106 review. Discuss issues, problems, and “tricks of the trade,” with an emphasis on ways to employ creativity and flexibility to reduce complexity and improve effectiveness. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-106rvw.html
Native American Cultural Property Law
Fredericksburg, VA—September 22-23, 2016
Review the federal laws intended to preserve Native American heritage through the protection of cultural practices and sacred lands. Examine the use of statutes as tools to manage tangible and intangible cultural property. Discuss government-to-government obligations, court decisions, and case studies to illustrate federal policies and practice. Consider the legal, cultural, and historical perspectives resulting from decisions affecting Native American cultural property. Learn how the consultation process enables tribes, federal entities, and other parties to achieve resolution.
Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-consult.html
NPI, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage.
Questions? Please contact us. Thank you.
CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
November 1 – 4, 2016
University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
ASLA Potomac Chapter members, save $50 on the following CitiesAlive registration items by using the code: ASLAPT5
• Delegate Pass
• Best Price Delegate Pass
• GRP and Emerging Professional Package
• Stormwater Engineering Package (Tuesday – Wednesday)
Rise to the Stormwater Challenge. Join green roof & wall industry leaders to discuss design, research and policy this November in North America’s foremost city for green roof policy and implementation – Washington, D.C. – for the 14th Annual CitiesAlive Conference.
This year’s conference will highlight advancements in living architecture design, research and policy, with a focus on stormwater management. Explore the science behind green roof and wall performance and learn how these technologies are enabling designers to meet municipal stormwater management requirements.
Discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive trade show, tour some of DC’s best green infrastructure projects, and enhance your professional practice with continuing education and networking events.
CitiesAlive is pending approval for up to 17 Continuing Education hours for LA CES, AIA CES, ASCE, BOMI, NLAP, APLD, CCA, and RCI.