News & Events
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April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)!
WLAM demonstrates how landscape architecture affects our daily lives. Each ASLA member can download a wallet-sized card with “This Is Landscape Architecture” on it to take pictures of it at designed spaces to share on social media. ASLA will showcase all of these efforts to create a national story about connecting students across the world collaborating ideas that promotes the landscape architecture profession.
Remember to share your favorite landscape-architect-designed spaces with #WLAM2017.
To find out more and download your card, click here.
2nd Annual — Anova Grant Competition
Entries due by April 30, 2017
Global climate change is impacting local conditions everywhere – how should Landscape Architects respond?
Submit your idea and a quick napkin sketch and you could win a $2,000 grant to fund your participation in the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. 21 grants will be awarded.
More details here.
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.
1.0 LA CES pending for this event. The following learning outcomes will be covered: creative methods to capture stormwater on site, design and construction issues using SITES, methods of waste diversion and reuse of materials.
May 13, 1-4pm:
Potomac Chapter ASLA Bike Tour
Join Potomac Chapter ASLA on an urban design and landscape architecture themed ride around DC. Riders will be guided throughout the District, stopping at several notable design landmarks. And the ride will end with a happy hour!
Note: There are 3 bike share stations in Foggy Bottom and several bike rentals, including Capital City bike tours and Bike and Roll, if you need to rent a bike for the event.
Stops will include (but are not limited to):
George Washington Square 80
(Studio 39 Landscape Architecture)
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
(Gustafson Guthrie Nichol)
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
(Michael Vergason Landscape Architects)
The Canal Park & the Yards Park
(Capitol Riverfront BID)
More details and registration here!
May 18, 6-9pm
Arena Stage at the the Mead Center for American Theater
Join us at our Annual Awards Gala on May 18 as we celebrate professional awards, student scholarships, and the lifetime achievement of awardees Beatriz Coffin, FASLA and Laurence Coffin, FASLA. Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, will deliver the keynote address on the New Landscape Declaration. Your ticket includes a reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, 3-course dinner, beer & wine.
This year will be like the Academy Awards – without the mixup at the end! Unlike previous years, awardees will NOT be notified in advance. This year all awards will be announced at the Gala. Register now so you’ll be in the audience as the winners are announced.
Save money by purchasing your ticket(s) by the April 30 early-bird deadline. The price goes up $40 after April 30. Because this is a catered and plated dinner, you must purchase your tickets no later than May 10. Cancellations will be accepted through April 30 and a cancellation fee of $25 will be applied. There is no fee if you’d like to transfer your ticket to someone else.
Special thanks to our Gala Sponsors: ANOVA, Landscape Forms, Tournesol Siteworks, and Victor Stanley, Inc.