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August 21, 4:30-6:30pm
Turfgrass and Ornamental Grass Selection for the Landscape
Join us for an outdoor tour of the ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit at the US National Arboretum, starting with an educational presentation on turfgrass species, ornamental grasses and sustainable design.
US National Arboretum ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit coordinator Geoffrey Rinehart will present an in-class PowerPoint about the basics of site-specific turfgrass species selection for sustainable design and highlight some of the over 30 ornamental grass species that are showcased in the exhibit. University of Maryland and Virginia Tech turfgrass informational resources will be discussed. The second part of the session will include tour of the ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit to see first-hand how these grasses are used in the landscape.
2 CEUs pending.
Details and registration here.
Through August 31
Exhibition of Potomac Chapter Award-Winning Projects
District Architecture Center
This exhibition highlights award-winning works of landscape architecture from the 2018 Professional Awards of the Potomac Chapter, ASLA. The range of projects encompasses residential, private and public practice, and a variety of project types that includes parks, courtyards, plazas, historic landscapes, and public realm guidelines.
The exhibition illustrates the range in scale and scope of the landscape architecture profession and highlights the high quality of work being produced in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The Chapter’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, John G. Parsons, FASLA, is recognized in the exhibition, as are our three Edward B. Ballard Scholarship recipients.
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September 15, 12-4pm
Potomac Chapter Family Picnic
Bring your family and join your friends and colleagues for BBQ and fun. The Chapter will provide barbeque (pulled pork, chicken, cole slaw, and BBQ beans) and water. The picnic takes place rain or shine. Lawn games are welcome!
This event is open to current ASLA members and their family/guests, as well as our 2018 Potomac Chapter sponsors. You need to use the link in the email sent to all current members and sponsors on August 14 in order to register. If you didn’t receive the email or need the link again, please email email@example.com.
Thanks to BV Associates for sponsoring this event!
DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future
Early-bird deadline: August 1
The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Designing for the differently-abled or aging populations
- Creating healthier, more resilient, places to live, work and play
- Practice and project management
- New tools and strategies including data mining and virtual reality technology
DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges posed by working in Metropolitan Washington for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in the DC Metropolitan area. This three-day conference features two days of educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Washington Convention Center, and a third day full of opportunities to tour projects across DC, MD, and VA. Earn AIA, GBCI, AICP, IIDA, and LACES credits at all three days of DesignDC. Credits pending.
Click here for all the details and to register. Because Potomac Chapter ASLA is a partner, current Potomac Chapter members receive a discount of nearly $100!