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Intra Human Esemplastic®

Public Concentration:

IntraHuman Esemplastic uses its architectural expertise to provide architectural services, design ideas and solutions to the public/private sector for City/Regional Planning making effective, positive changes to man’s environment in actual projects. Intra Human Esemplastic offers design consulting and implementation services to private/public concerns such as:

                A. Advised on City Buses in the process of city purchasing new natural gas buses

                B. Advised and drafted floor plan on public buildings construction leading to project architects

                modifying building materials for public library.

                C. Plan, submit historical preservation project, wrote architectural draft for private or public concern which lead to National Register of Historic Places registration for school.

                D. Represented city in Washington, D.C. presenting historical project to U.S. representatives and U.S. Senators.

                E. Developed architectural site presentation for architects.

                F. Have registered architects/landscape architects on tap for any projects

                G. Assisted in saving historical preservation project on behalf of architect regarding public Zoo.

        Because of the foregoing, Intra Human Esemplastic has gravity and meaning in and impact on the field of architecture/landscape architect/historical preservation on a global scale.

 

Additionally, IHEsm  is the architectural division of Human Utilities Whole Armour® which handles all matters relative to all architectural matters for the company.

 

ARCHITECTUAL NEWS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

ASLA Opposes Executive Order on Design Mandates

 

Seattle Courthouse

United States Federal Courthouse. Seattle, Washington. PWP Landscape Architecture.

 

The American Society of Landscape Architects President Wendy Miller, FASLA, issued the following statement on a proposed Executive Order to impose uniform design mandates on federal architecture: 

 

"The American Society of Landscape Architects has profound concerns about a proposed executive order that would impose uniform style mandates on federal building projects. Our nation’s design professionals are admired around the world for their creativity, innovation, and diversity of thought. Designers of the built environment should not be confined by arbitrary constraints that would limit federal building projects to a single style.  ASLA believes that the public interest is best served by a collaborative place-based process that continues to produce federal projects that reflect the unique needs and values of each community and its citizens."

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

  

Landscape Architecture Organizations
Spend Two Days Exploring the State of the Profession

 

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

 

On January 9th and 10th, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina, representatives from seven landscape architecture organizations met to explore and champion the state of the profession. The representative organizations included:

 

 

The two days of discussion explored how landscape architecture organizations can come together to affect change, inform policy, promote mutual objectives, and identify areas of further collaboration. The objectives of the meeting were to:

 

  • Create and promote opportunities for real interventions for climate change through landscape architecture
  • Increase diversity, equity, inclusion and reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities throughout the profession
  • Address threats to professional licensure in North America
  • Understand the state of landscape architecture education, enrollment and accreditation in North America
  • Increase student participation in and awareness of our organizations
  • Explore solutions for the potential gap in the numbers of landscape architects in the industry, whether retiring or coming into the profession.

 

The landscape architecture organizations have met yearly since 2002.

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

ASLA STATEMENT ON THE COP25 MEETING IN MADRID, SPAIN

 

Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2019) – Today, the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) released the following statement on the United Nations COP 25 meeting in Madrid, Spain.

 

 

Today marks the beginning of the COP 25, a pivotal international summit on the climate crisis, being held in Madrid, Spain. This meeting almost didn't happen - there were many challenges and obstacles to face. But organizers and world leaders made an important choice: We can't wait for tomorrow to make decisions about a climate crisis that threatens the health, well-being, and survival of people and communities in every nation on Earth right now.  

 

Sea levels are rising. Wildfires and severe storms are becoming increasingly intense and frequent. Climate change is real, it is happening now, and ASLA supports the United Nations' dedication to addressing the climate crisis before us. 

 

ASLA is a proud signatory of the We Are Still In Declaration, calling on U.S. leaders to fulfill the nation’s commitments made in the Paris Climate Agreement. We were disappointed that this Administration filed official paperwork to withdraw the U.S. from that agreement, and sincerely hope they reverse this decision. 

 

Landscape architects understand that "climate change" isn’t just a term on a page – it’s a constant reality in their work. They use nature-based solutions to plan and design projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make communities more resilient to climate impacts. They design green roofs, green complete streets, living shorelines, and other forms of green infrastructure projects that both sequester greenhouse gases and manage water and air quality.

Landscape architects, working with nature, design smart climate solutions for all communities - and those are exactly the kind of solutions we need right now. ASLA is proud to support the goals and principles of the COP 25 and urge all leaders in the United States and around the world to act with a profound sense of urgency merited by the crisis we face.

 

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URBAN DESIGN SELECTED AS NEW STAND-ALONE CATEGORY FOR NATIONAL ASLA AWARDS PROGRAM

 

ASLA Professional and Student Awards in Urban Design will recognize projects that activate networks of spaces that mediate between social equity, economic viability, infrastructure, environmental stewardship, and beautiful place-making in the public and private realm.

 

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ASLA 2019 Professional General Design Honor Award. Sundance Square Plaza, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. / Photo Credit: Sundance Square

The Professional and Student Awards bestowed by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) are the oldest and most prestigious honors in the profession. This year, ASLA is proud to announce the addition of a new award category for both professionals and students –  Urban Design. 

"The world around us is shifting to a more urban population and by the year 2050 it is anticipated that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. Well-crafted and beautifully designed projects have the ability to transform communities, drive economic development, impact large numbers of people, and completely change one’s perception of place," said Doug Hoerr, FASLA, CEO and Principal at Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, who helped lead the effort to create this new category as part of the ASLA Honors & Awards Advisory Committee. 

For both the ASLA Professional and ASLA Student awards programs, juries comprised of leading landscape architects select a number of Honor Awards in Urban Design, and may select one Award of Excellence. These new awards are an opportunity to highlight the best urban design projects around the globe. 

"Urban Design as a separate award category in the ASLA’s Honors and Awards Program now gives special recognition to the profession’s achievements in those respects," said Thomas Schurch, ASLA, who helped lead the effort to create this new category as Co-Chair of the ASLA Urban Design Professional Practice Network. "Within the highly competitive and greater design community that includes our peer professions, landscape architecture can now better showcase and promote the vast array of our capabilities in shaping a rapidly changing urban realm." 

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ASLA 2018 Student Residential Design Award of Excellence. Baseco: A New Housing Paradigm, Harvard University Graduate School of Design. / Photo Credit: Julio F. Torres Santana, Student ASLA

Submissions for the new Urban Design category will be accepted once the Call for Entries opens later this fall. 

 

To read more about the origins of this new category, see our article in LAND.

 

Background on the ASLA Awards Programs

Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe. Winners of these prestigious awards are chosen by a jury that represents the breadth of the profession, including private, public, institutional, and academic practice, and exemplify diversity in professional experience, geography, gender, and ethnicity. Submissions are judged blind. 

Professional Awards are presented in seven categories: General Design, Residential Design, Urban Design, Analysis & Planning, Communications, Research, and the Landmark Award. In each of the first six categories, the Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards. It is not guaranteed that an Award of Excellence will be selected each year, as it is up to the jury’s discretion. Only one Landmark Award is presented each year.

 

Student Awards are presented in eight categories: General Design, Residential Design, Urban Design, Analysis & Planning, Research, Communications, Student Collaboration and Student Community Service. Like the Professional Awards, the jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards. It is not guaranteed that an Award of Excellence will be selected each year, as it is up to the jury’s discretion.

 

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About ASLA

 

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

 

 

 

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ASLA Announces 2019 Professional & Student Award Winners

The ASLA Awards represent the highest honor in the profession of landscape architecture. 

 

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ASLA 2019 Award of Excellence in General Design, Heritage Flume / STIMSON / Photo by Ngoc Doan

 

Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2019) – Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2019 Professional and Student Award winners. 

 

Chosen from 544 submissions, this year's 36 Professional Award winners represent the best of landscape architecture in the General Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Communications, and Research categories. In addition, a single Landmark Award is presented each year. 

 

A full list of this year's Professional Award winners can be found at www.asla.org/2019awards

 

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ASLA 2019 Student Honor Award in Residential Design, Retreat Yourself: Moving Ground, Preserving Place by Andy Lee, Student ASLA; Chelsea Kilburn; and Kari Roysendal

 

Chosen from 368 submissions, this year's 26 Student Award winners represent the bright future of the landscape architecture profession in the General Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Research, Communications, Student Collaboration, and Student Community Service categories.   

 

A full list of this year's Student Award winners can be found at www.asla.org/2019studentawards

 

"ASLA's Professional and Student Awards programs are the oldest and most prestigious in the profession. This extraordinary and diverse array of winners represent both the best of landscape architecture today and the brightest hope for our future," said ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA. 

 

"This year’s awards reflect the global nature of landscape architecture and demonstrate to professionals and the public alike how our profession addresses some of the world’s most pressing problems, including climate change and resilience, livability, and the creation of healthy and equitable environments."

 

All Professional and Student Award recipients, their clients, and advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture on Monday, November 18, in San Diego, California. There are still complimentary press passes available. 

 

Background on the ASLA Awards Programs

 

Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe. Winners of these prestigious awards are chosen by a jury that represents the breadth of the profession, including private, public, institutional, and academic practice, and exemplify diversity in professional experience, geography, gender, and ethnicity. Submissions are judged blind. 

 

Professional Awards are presented in six categories: General Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Communications, Research, and the Landmark Award. In each of the first five categories, the Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards. It is not guaranteed that an Award of Excellence will be selected each year, as it is up to the jury’s discretion. Only one Landmark Award is presented each year.

 

This year's Professional Jury included: Andrea Cochran, FASLA (Chair); Henri Bava; Kofi Boone, ASLA; Gina Ford, FASLA; Deb Guenther, FASLA; John King, Honorary ASLA; Pam Linn, FASLA; John Vinci; and Keith Wagner, FASLA. Joining the Professional Jury for the selection of the Research Category were representatives on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA): Stephanie A. Rolley, FASLA and Galen Newman, ASLA. 

 

Student Awards are presented in seven categories: General Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Research, Communications, Student Collaboration and Student Community Service. Like the Professional Awards, the jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards. It is not guaranteed that an Award of Excellence will be selected each year, as it is up to the jury’s discretion. 

 

This year's Student Jury included: Linda Jewell, FASLA (Chair); Diana Fernandez, ASLA; David Gouverneur; Robert Gray, ASLA; Damian Holmes; Kendra Hyson, ASLA; Maki Kawaguchi; Signe Nielsen, FASLA; and Daniel Tal, ASLA.

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


ASLA-Backed Living Shorelines Act Clears Another Hurdle In Congress



Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2019) – The Living Shorelines Act, which ASLA is working diligently to shape and help move through Congress, cleared a major hurdle in the road toward final passage.

The bill passed a full committee markup in the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources with a bipartisan vote of 22-13. The move comes after ASLA members took action, sending thousands of messages to lawmakers about the importance of this legislation.

"The Living Shorelines Act is a critical piece of legislation addressing the damaging effects of the ongoing climate crisis. It will give coastal communities the vital tools and resources to adapt to sea-level rise and more frequent, severe storms through nature-based solutions," said Roxanne Blackwell, Esq., Hon. ASLA, Director of Federal Affairs at the American Society of Landscape Architects.

"ASLA would like to thank House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee Chairman Jared Huffman (CA) for their leadership in getting us to this point. We also thank Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., who has introduced this legislation and worked to move it through the legislative process.  ASLA will continue working with Congress to ensure this vital bill becomes law."

This vote comes amidst a week of global Youth Climate Protests and the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, all aimed at pressuring leaders here in the United States and around the world to take more aggressive action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Earlier this week, Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, called on leaders to "adopt national policies that incentivize investment in nature-based solutions to help communities adapt to the impacts of the climate crisis."

The Living Shorelines Act is exactly the kind of bipartisan legislation needed to begin addressing these issues - assisting localities, states, and nongovernmental organizations with developing, and implementing green and nature-based infrastructure along our shorelines. 

Learn more about ASLA's long-standing support and work on the Living Shorelines Act. 

See President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA's full statement.

 

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ASLA President's statement on U.N. Climate Action Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2019) – Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced support for the goals of the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York City to stop the increase in emissions by 2020 and dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.

 

"As the world's leaders gather in New York this week, ASLA calls for all governments convened to adopt national policies that incentivize investment in nature-based solutions to help communities adapt to the impacts of the climate crisis, with a greater focus on the disproportionate impacts faced by vulnerable and underserved communities," said Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, President of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  

 

"Members of ASLA agree to a code of environmental ethics, which states they will make 'every effort within our sphere of influence to enhance, respect, and restore the life-sustaining integrity of the landscape for all living things.' This, to me, is the Hippocratic Oath of a landscape architect – one that we live every single day, in every project we take, in everything we do. It is my earnest hope, and the hope of ASLA as an organization, that the leaders gathering in New York will heed the calls of climate strikers, scientists, and people around the globe to take bold action and protect our planet from the perils of the climate crisis."

 

ASLA is one of 63 cultural institutions that have signed the We Are Still In Declaration. Some 3,800 leaders representing 15 million Americans and $9 trillion of the U.S. economy have signed the declaration, committing to the goals outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement and America’s contribution to it. 

 

You can read President Shawn T. Kelly's extended remarks at https://dirt.asla.org/2019/09/23/nature-is-our-best-defense-against-climate-change/

 

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About ASLA

 

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ASLA Publishes Guide to Universal Design

The guide highlights innovative landscape designs that make outdoor spaces accessible to all.

 

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Washington, D.C. [August 20, 2019] — Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects published a Guide to Universal Design.  

 

Everyone navigates the built environment differently, with abilities changing across a person's lifespan. One billion people, or 15 percent of the global population, experience some form of disability. The global population of people over 65 years of age is expected to double by 2050, totaling 1.6 billion people. Universal design means that everyone, regardless of ability or age, can access and participate in public life. 

 

ASLA's guide provides a comprehensive view of which communities are underserved by the built environment. It also offers a set of new universal design principles that address the needs of deaf or hard of hearing, blind or low vision, autistic, neurodevelopmentally and/or intellectually disabled, and mobility-disabled adults and children, as well as concerns for older adults. These include: accessible,comfortable, participatory, ecological, legible, multi-sensory, predictable, and walkable/traversable

 

 "This guide serves as an entry point into Universal Design, asking designers to assess our existing design models and projects, and to include disabled folks as stakeholders and experts in the design process," said Alexa Vaugh, Associate ASLA, a landscape designer at OLIN. "As a Deaf landscape designer, I am elated that landscape architects, designers, planners, elected officials, and beyond have started to think about Universal Design."

 

Landscape architects, urban planners, elected officials, and community advocates can implement these real-world solutions in their communities to ensure that the built environment is accessible to all. 

 

"As our society ages, those of us involved in creating public places must understand the unique challenges that accessing public spaces has for older adults," said landscape architect Brian Bainnson, ASLA, founder of Quatrefoil, Inc. "The simple concepts captured in this guide provide clear, achievable steps that will make our public spaces safer and more accommodating for everyone." 

 

More About the Guide

 

The ASLA Guide includes hundreds of freely-available case studies, research studies, articles, and resources from non-profit organizations around the world. 

 

Projects and solutions are organized around different types of public space that landscape architects and planners design: neighborhoods, streets, parks and plazas, playgrounds, and public gardens. 

 

New design principles identified ensure that public spaces are:

o   Accessible

o   Comfortable

o   Participatory

o   Ecological

o   Legible

o   Multi-Sensory

o   Predictable

o   Walkable / Traversable

 

The guide was developed with the assistance of an advisory group that includes disabled landscape architects, designers, and experts: Danielle Arigoni, director of livable communities, AARP; Brian Bainnson, ASLA, founder, Quatrefoil Inc.; Melissa Erikson, ASLA, principal, director of community design services, MIG, Inc.; Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA, partner, Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates; Clare Cooper Marcus, Hon. ASLA, professor emerita of architecture and landscape architecture and environmental planning, University of California, Berkeley; Danielle Toronyi, OLIN;Alexa Vaughn, Associate ASLA, Deaf landscape designer at OLIN.

 

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About ASLA

 

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

 


 

ASLA Announces 2019 Honors Recipients

 

Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2019) —Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces the 2019 Honors recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest awards ASLA bestows each year. Honors will be presented at ASLA’s annual President’s Dinner during the Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego, CA this November.

 

In addition, ASLA is proud to announce the induction of six honorary members in 2019. Honorary membership is among the greatest ASLA honors given to non-landscape architects in recognition of notable service to the profession. Since its inception in 1899, ASLA has inducted only 231 honorary members.

 

Additional information on this year’s honors recipients and honorary members is available at our 2019 ASLA Honors website.

 

2019 Honors Recipients

 

 

Carol Franklin, FASLA

Philadelphia, PA

 

"Ecological design suggests a richer and more complex achievement – where designers will work from a deep understanding of how the world is actually put together and from this understanding will create new 'organic' designs. These designs – for buildings, landscapes, cities and regions – will, I hope, be timeless, beautiful, and functional."

- Carol Franklin, FASLA

 

In recognition of her lifetime of achievements as a practitioner, educator, author, speaker, and advocate, and for her relentless drive to move the profession of landscape architecture into the future, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award the 2019 ASLA Medal to Carol Franklin, FASLA.

 

 

 

 

Douglas Reed, FASLA

Cambridge, MA 

 

In recognition of his decades of exceptional design work, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award the 2019 ASLA Design Medal to Douglas P. Reed, FASLA.

 

 

Kimberlee Douglas

Philadelphia, PA

 

In recognition of her work to share the values and benefits landscape architecture with communities, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award the 2019 ASLA Community Service Award to Kimberlee Douglas.

 

 

Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA

Redlands, CA

 

In recognition of sustained and significant contributions to landscape architecture education, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal to Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA.

 

 

 

Julie Hensley, ASLA

Folly Beach, SC

 

In recognition of her contributions to the management and conservancy of natural resources and public landscapes, theAmerican Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award The LaGasse Medal – Landscape Architect Professional to Julie Hensley, ASLA.

 

 

 

Sally Jewell

Seattle, WA

 

In recognition of a career fighting to protect, preserve, and expand access to parks and public lands, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award The LaGasse Medal – Non-Landscape Architect Professional to Sally Jewell.

 

 

 

Heritage Landscapes, LLC

Norwalk, CT

 

In recognition of the distinguished body of work influencing the professional practice of landscape architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award The Landscape Architecture Firm Award to Heritage Landscapes, LLC.

 

 

 

The Landscape Architecture Foundation

Washington, D.C.

 

In recognition of outstanding leadership in advancing research and expanding academic scholarship, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award the Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence to the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF).

 

 

 

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

Newport, RI

 

In recognition of his career-long commitment to environmental leadership, stewardship, and preservation, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award The Olmsted Medal toU.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

 

 

2019 Honorary Members

In recognition of their outstanding service to the profession of landscape architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to award honorary membership to:

 

 

Thomas Bradshaw

Raleigh, NC

 

Candice Damon

New York, NY

 

Daniel Martin

Hudsonville, MI

 

Kitty Stoner

Annapolis, MD

 

Tom Stoner

Annapolis, MD

 

Marc Treib

Berkeley, CA

 


 

 

ASLA Elevates 22 Members to the Council of Fellows

 

Washington, D.C., June 11, 2019—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership, management, knowledge, and service.

 

ASLA will formally recognize its 2019 Fellows at the ASLA 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture, November 15-18, San Diego. Additional information about the 2019 Class of Fellows, as well as previous ASLA Fellows, is available on the ASLA Council of Fellows webpage.

 

2019 ASLA Fellows

 

 

Diane Jones Allen, ASLA

DesignJones, LLC and University of Texas, Arlington

 

Diane Jones Allen received her nomination in Service from the ASLA Council of Fellows Executive Committee. From the beginning of a career that has spanned over 30 years, service to others has been a guiding force. Shortly after graduate school at the University of California Berkeley, where she received a master’s degree in landscape architecture, Diane became a community planner for the the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, focusing on community engagement and master plan development for minority communities. She manifests her commitment to service through her current professional practice, DesignJones, LLC, where she works pro bono with communities in New Orleans still recovering from Katrina. Through her academic position at the University of Texas Arlington, she worked with communities in North Texas and provided service opportunities to the next generation of landscape architects. Diane serves on the Board of Directors for the Landscape Architecture Foundation and its Diversity and Climate Change Task Forces. Her voice at the Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future was a wake-up call for a greater understanding of these issues and the links between them.

 

 

 

Michael L. Boland, ASLA

Presidio Trust, San Francisco

 

Michael Boland received his nomination in Leadership/Management from the Northern California Chapter. Applying his ideals at San Francisco’s Presidio, a singular place of national significance, he has led and managed the transformation of this former army post into a beloved public space. For nearly three decades, he has inspired this transformation in collaboration with the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy. To establish the Presidio as a model of sustainable park design and management, he worked closely with an array of world-class professionals to create a wide range of facilities and cultural, recreational, educational, and service experiences that connect diverse audiences to the Presidio’s unique history and ecology. Simultaneously, he played a critical role in the creation of the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park by establishing a collaborative design process that actively involved a community reeling from the impact of the AIDS crisis. Michael’s distinguished and inspirational professional engagement exemplifies the best of landscape architecture.

 

 

 

Michael Boucher, ASLA

Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture, Freeport, Maine

 

Michael Boucher received his nomination in Works from the Boston Chapter. Michael’s craft is characterized by an ability to skillfully apply clear principles to a wide range of biomes, project scales, and architectural approaches. He strives for all his designs to be not only durable, but to endure in the memories of those who experience them. In collaboration with Canal 5 Studio, he led the extensive redesign and construction of Canal Plaza, which brought new life to an underused and once dreary space in downtown Portland, Maine. Actively engaged in the community, including the Portland Society for Architecture, the Maine Audubon Society, and the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, he has also taught in the MIT Department of Architecture as a studio instructor and served as a “reader” supporting thesis students and their advisors. Michael’s simple and restrained designs contribute to the greater conversation about the importance of creating timeless, lasting designs that advance the aspirations of our evolving profession.

 

 

 

Hallie Boyce, ASLA

OLIN, Philadelphia

 

Hallie Boyce received her nomination in Works from the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter. During 25 years of practice, Hallie has dedicated herself to creating landscapes that transform the lives of individuals and entire communities, while encouraging the next generation to become stewards of the environment. One of her earliest projects in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the revitalization of Booker T. Washington Park, historically the city’s first public park reserved for African-Americans. This project helped Hallie develop an approach to design that fosters deep collaboration with clients, communities, and stakeholders. Since that first project, she has focused her skills on strengthening neighborhoods, celebrating culture, and reflecting on a community’s past while providing a fresh vision for its future. Hallie reminds us of our responsibility as landscape architects not just to design beautiful, resilient places, but to serve the greater public good by infusing every landscape with a community’s highest collective aspirations.

 

 

 

Mark Brands, ASLA

Site Workshop, Seattle

 

Mark Brands received his nomination in Works from the Washington Chapter. Mark has built a professional practice over three decades that has been focused on the enrichment of the public realm. Over a wide range of projects—from the largest developments in the Pacific Northwest to small, volunteer-led improvement efforts—he brings a spirit of collaboration that emphasizes an inclusive approach centered on design equity. The result is built work that reflects the character, values, and needs of the local community. Mark’s deep commitment to social and environmental responsibility is reflected in his encouragement of multi-modal transportation with trails and bicycle infrastructure; the design of beautiful spaces for people to socialize, relax, and collaborate; and a commitment to immersing people in nature-rich environments. His multi-faceted approach to sustainability is evident in community planning projects, such as his award-winning work with the Commonwealth Conservancy in Santa Fe to develop the Village at Galisteo Basin Preserve. Featured as an exhibit at the National Building Museum, this project celebrates the cultural heritage of the region while emphasizing the use of sustainable materials and construction. Mark’s work in equitable design reinforces landscape architecture’s role in raising community voices and expressing them in well-crafted work.

 

 

 

Kevin W. Burke, ASLA

Atlanta BeltLine Inc., Georgia

 

Kevin Burke received his nomination in Leadership/Management from the Georgia Chapter. In charge of overseeing the design and construction of the BeltLine project’s parks, most of the multi-use trails, and streetscapes, Kevin has clearly demonstrated the full breadth of landscape architecture’s role in shaping communities. The award-winning park and the $600 million increase in adjacent private development has become a national model for a successful urban infill project. At the ribbon-cutting, a local community leader looked around and said: “This is so much more than we were expecting!” First in Boston on the Big Dig project, then when he moved to Atlanta, Kevin’s career has been underpinned by a strong belief in his fiduciary duty to put the public’s interests first. An active chapter member since moving to Georgia, he has been an invaluable voice in raising the chapter’s advocacy profile in Atlanta and the state. His charisma, energy, and “no nonsense” mentality has made a dramatic impact on how a new generation of landscape architects approach the profession.

 

 

 

Glen Dake, ASLA

DakeLuna Consultants, Los Angeles

 

Glen Dake received his nomination in Service from the Southern California Chapter. Glen serves on the board of the nation’s largest water utility where he fights for projects and programs that respect natural systems and show demonstrable improvements to watershed health and wildlife diversity. A committed community volunteer, Glen joined with other activists in 1992 to found the non-profit Los Angeles Community Garden Council, which uses community gardens to improve neighborhood social cohesion. This effort increased the number of gardens in Los Angeles County from 50 in 1993 to 125 in 2018, building resilience and improving the health of families living around the gardens. In 2013, Glen joined the board of the California League of Conservation Voters. Elected president in 2018, he worked to evaluate and endorse candidates for the California legislature who advocate strong environmental agendas and support legislation that improves the state’s environmental performance. Recognized as an effective leader among landscape architects and allied professionals, Glen has provided new opportunities for landscape architects to share in public-policy decision-making.

 

 

 

Lisa Delplace, ASLA

OEHME, van SWEDEN, Washington, DC

 

Lisa Delplace received her nomination in Works from the Potomac Chapter.  Lisa’s experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya required rapid adaptation to new and distinct surroundings, which sharpened her awareness of cultural, social, and environmental influences on people and the planet. This experience served her well as lead landscape architect on complex projects in geopolitically sensitive locations such as Kabul, Afghanistan, and Katmandu, Nepal. The learned lessons Lisa brought to the firm of OEHME, van SWEDEN expanded the firm’s ecological approach while placing a new emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration between designers and scientists in such projects as the Great Basin Shoreline Restoration at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Tippet Rise Art Center at Fishtail, Montana. In a career that spans four decades, Lisa has demonstrated excellence through a diverse, award-winning body of work at every scale that furthers the connection between people and nature.

 

 

 

Andrew Fox, ASLA

NC State University College of Design, Raleigh

 

Andrew Fox received his nomination in Knowledge from the North Carolina Chapter. Among his many achievements during his distinguished career, Andrew received the prestigious 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the International Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture; established the award-winning NC State Design + Build Studio; and launched his department’s inaugural “Design Week” program, an exemplary educational engagement experience in keeping with the land grant mission of NC State. His scholarship focuses on resilient design for coastal regions and green infrastructure, work that has had significant social outcomes for people in marginalized communities. Under his leadership the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (DCCL), which he founded, has become a national model for resilient design research and education.  Andrew’s achievements, contributions, and impacts on faculty, students, and the profession have significantly enhanced the profession’s collective body of knowledge, capabilities, and influence.

 

 

 

Robert J. Gibbs, ASLA

Gibbs Planning Group, Birmingham, Michigan

 

Robert J. Gibbs received his nomination in Knowledge from the Michigan Chapter.  Described as one of the most influential practitioners negotiating the intersection between environmental design and urban retail, Robert Gibbs’ expertise has been sought by some of the most respected architects, mayors, and developers across the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Over a career that spans more than three decades, he has planned or advised over 500 cities, institutions, and new towns. His book Principles of Urban Retail Planning has become a valuable resource for cities and new towns. For over two decades, he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education Program. Robert has been recognized for his role in pioneering the programming and planning techniques essential to both the creation of competitive downtown shopping districts and the development of market-based, walkable mixed-use town centers. An acknowledged international innovator and leader, Robert has broadened the understanding and respect for landscape architects by the public, real estate industry, and related professionals.

 

 

 

Robert E. Grese, ASLA

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Robert Grese received his nomination in Knowledge from the Michigan Chapter. Robert’s research and teaching have emphasized an interest in community, an appreciation of landscape heritage, the restoration of environmental integrity, and the building of connections between people and landscape. These themes are also emphasized in his leadership at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, transforming the properties for both university and community enjoyment. An advocate for ecological design, emphasizing regionally native flora, he has also researched themes in environmental stewardship, building a deeper understanding of the benefits gained from participating in volunteer stewardship programs and the motivations that keep volunteers engaged. His book Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens reawakened many to Jensen’s advocacy for a regional approach to landscape design. Throughout his 34 years in academia, Robert has contributed broadly to a deeper understanding of ecological design and landscape history through scholarship and teaching, as well as through his leadership and community service activities.

 

 

 

Robert Hewitt, ASLA

Clemson University, South Carolina

 

Robert Hewitt received his nomination in Knowledge from the Northern California Chapter. During a period of more than two decades as a Professor of Landscape Architecture at Clemson University and the Pennsylvania State University, Robert has gained recognition for an impressive range of accomplishments, receiving 30 significant university and state, regional, national, and international awards of distinction for research, scholarship, creative works, teaching, and publication. A versatile and passionate educator, he has fostered critical design thinking, guiding thousands of future professionals to a better understanding of the scope of landscape architecture, teaching more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses at universities on four continents. His research and practice demonstrate the potential of professional and academic practice models based on the notion of a “designer-scholar.” As a consummate mentor, innovator, teacher, and practitioner, Robert has encouraged learning through leadership, advising students throughout their education and as they transition to emerging professionals.

 

 

 

David D. Jung, ASLA

AECOM, Hong Kong

 

David Jung received his nomination in Works from the ASLA Council of Fellows Executive Committee. David’s body of work is best understood as an expression of his belief that thoughtful design is social. He views landscape as a unifying agent, integrating people and place into the fabric and infrastructure of our cities. Two of his many transformative award-winning projects illustrate this commitment. Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and the West Kowloon Terminus High Speed Rail holistically integrate landscape into the city’s urban infrastructure to address Hong Kong’s aspirations for a robust, green public realm. He also serves the profession, working with the region’s other practitioners and academics, connecting through teaching and lecturing on the significance of design and landscape architecture in the development of urban communities. David passionately believes the legacy of landscape architecture is derived from its civic and social commitment and its responsibility to make the world and our living environment a better place.

 

 

 

Mike E. Lanaux, Jr., ASLA

CARBO Landscape Architecture, Alexandria, Louisiana

 

Mike Lanaux received his nomination in Works from the Louisiana Chapter. Early in his career, Mike had the opportunity to participate in a work-study program at the Life Planning Office in Tokyo, Japan. His exposure to Asian sensibilities, reflected in ancient temples, landscapes, and contemporary Japanese residential work, has led to an appreciation of the power of simplicity in design. His awards include the Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center in Orange, Texas; the Indian Springs School/Landscape Laboratories in Birmingham, Alabama; and the St. Landry Parish Visitors’ Center in Louisiana. In the latter project, the design is a total integration of building, site, and landscape, each engaging the other through formal relationships and sustainable strategies. The simple palette of materials draws from the regional architectural vocabulary and includes recycled brick and longleaf pine flooring salvaged from local buildings. Stormwater rain gardens frame the exhibition hall entry and serve as a bio-filter collecting roof runoff, cistern overflow, and parking area drainage. His extensive portfolio and experience have significantly deepened the understanding and appreciation of landscape architecture.

 

 

 

Ming-Han Li, ASLA

Michigan State University, East Lansing

 

Ming-Han Li received his nomination in Knowledge from the Michigan Chapter. A leader in landscape architecture, planning, and transportation, Ming-Han has developed an impressive cross-disciplinary research agenda that transcends professional boundaries. His publications in landscape performance, bioretention stream water management, low impact development, streambank soil bioengineering, and landscape architecture pedagogy have been widely recognized in the United States and internationally. An engaging teacher, he has influenced students in landscape architecture, urban planning, watershed management, and civil engineering, and was named in 2016 one of the 25 “Most Admired Educators” by the Design Futures Council. His prominent role in the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) has created more opportunities for young researchers, junior faculty, and students to publish scholarly works. In a distinguished career that spans over two decades, Ming-Han has advanced the stature of the profession by fostering interdisciplinary knowledge across landscape architecture, urban planning, and engineering.

 

 

 

Brice Maryman, ASLA

MIG/SvR, Seattle

 

Brice Maryman received his nomination in Service from the Washington Chapter. Brice began his volunteer service to the landscape architecture community in 2003 as the volunteer co-director of Open Space Seattle 2100. Brice carried the imperatives of Open Space Seattle forward in the work of a fledgling non-profit, Great City. As chair of the Green Infrastructure Committee, he was instrumental in forming a diverse coalition to pressure the Seattle City Council to renew the Parks for All Levy. To better respond to increased homelessness in the city’s streets, parks and other spaces--driven ironically by Seattle’s economic success--Brice applied for and received the 2017-2018 Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership from the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Through his HomeLandLab project and podcast, he explored the complexity of homelessness, collecting diverse perspectives to develop empathetic responses that designers can employ when working in the public realm. Brice’s volunteer commitments reveal his unwavering commitment to inclusive urban environments that support human and ecological health. Over his career, he has led diverse partners to fortify both the physical and public policy environments that allow landscape architects and allied professionals to better confront the challenges of the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

Mimi McKay, ASLA

McKay Landscape Architects, Chicago

 

Mimi McKay received her nomination in Works from the Illinois Chapter. With a passion for social justice, Mimi applies the same expertise honed on residential projects to her work in the supportive and affordable housing sectors. On over 45 projects, she has transformed socially and environmentally challenging sites into productive landscapes, places of food production, sources of unique programming, and catalysts for social interaction and community building, while instilling a sense of pride in their residents. On projects such as Chicago’s City Gardens, Harvest Commons, Buffet Place, and Detroit’s Rosa Parks Apartments, she designed landscapes that are infused with respect for the people who use them. Her commitment to quality affordable housing extends to volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity, where she has been a board member, leveraged relationships with suppliers to obtain materials, and provided pro bono landscape designs. Her award-winning work sets a standard of social consciousness for landscape architects and designers nationwide.

 

 

 

Allyson Mendenhall, ASLA

Design Workshop, Denver

 

Allyson Mendenhall received her nomination in Leadership/Management from the Colorado Chapter. A LEED-certified landscape architect with over 20 years of professional practice experience, Allyson directs the firm’s content, project, and quality management standards, as well as research and the landscape performance process. Many of the programs she leads serve as national models for transforming professional practice. She shares her knowledge regularly with other design practitioners through lectures and speaker panels, and is widely sought after both nationally and locally for board leadership roles. As a board member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, her leadership in the organization’s Research Committee helped to define the Landscape Performance Series and set a new standard for the profession. In her community, Allyson serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Colorado and is a mayor-appointed Trustee of Denver Botanic Gardens, where she helps choose landscape architects to design high-profile capital improvement projects. Her innovative landscape architecture practice has long served as an example and inspiration for the profession.

 

 

 

Kate Orff, ASLA

SCAPE and Columbia University, New York City

 

Kate Orff received her nomination in Leadership/Management from the New York Chapter. Known for leading complex, creative, and collaborative work processes that advance broad environmental and social prerogatives, Kate calls attention to the most distinctive natural attributes of a given place, while her community outreach strategies extend the boundaries of landscape architecture. Under her leadership, her firm, SCAPE, has developed designs and framework plans that artfully integrate climate resilience and habitation creation, and connect communities from Boston to San Francisco. An associate professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, she has partnered with scholars across the university and recruited experts from interdisciplinary fields to develop a new curriculum and cutting-edge research that puts climate change at the forefront. Through her groundbreaking work, award-winning projects, publications, and thought-provoking research, Kate is paving the way for new levels of awareness and activism for landscape architecture as a collaborative, solutions-based profession.

 

 

 

Cheri Ruane, ASLA

Weston & Sampson Design, Reading, Massachusetts

 

Cheri Ruane received her nomination in Leadership/Management from the Boston Chapter. In 2006, Cheri was recruited by Weston & Sampson where she quickly rose from Senior Landscape Architect to Vice President and Practice Leader of Landscape Architecture. As President of the Boston Chapter, she improved the visibility of landscape architecture throughout the Commonwealth and increased the relevance of the chapter among Massachusetts and Maine practitioners. A compelling speaker with an engaging sense of humor, Cheri has been sought after as a spokesperson in academic, professional, and advocacy settings, as well as by the media and volunteer organizations. From PBS’s “Need to Know” to Architectural Digest, Cheri has used these opportunities to ensure that landscape architecture is better understood by the public. During her design work at Lincoln Park in Somerville, Massachusetts, she led her team, the city’s residents, and local students to develop a park to enrich the community, provide much-needed fields and play spaces, and enhance the neighborhood’s sense of place. A dedicated ambassador for the profession, Cheri elevates landscape architecture within her firm, across the industry, and among the public.

 

 

 

Brian Sawyer, ASLA

Sawyer/Berson, New York City

 

Brian Sawyer received his nomination in Works from the New York Chapter. A noted classicist, Brian has brought together the practices of landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design to create engaging spaces in both modern and traditional styles. Beginning with his mentorship with Robert A.M. Stern, Brian has fostered a seamless connection between landscape and architecture. Notable projects have included the site design and gardens for the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, his alma mater, as well as the design and development of the Aspen Highlands Village for Hines Development. To date, his work has earned two national ASLA Honor Awards from the New York Chapter, and four Stanford White Awards from the New York Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Brian’s unique interdisciplinary approach to design in both modern and traditional vocabularies has increased the visibility of landscape architecture with ever-larger audiences.

 

 

 

Jason G. Wilke, ASLA

Waukesha County Department of Parks & Land Use, Wisconsin

 

Jason Wilke received his nomination in Leadership/Management from the Wisconsin Chapter. Throughout his 20-year career, Jason has consistently proven his ability to leverage his extensive professional experience and his holistic perspective as a landscape architect to influence the planning, development, public policy, and best management practices of the community he serves. Under his leadership as alderman, Wauwatosa became the first city in Milwaukee County to have a full-time, in house landscape architect in a planning and development capacity. His efforts have produced a more resilient community with a green infrastructure system that benefits the environment and the community’s health, while setting precedents for other local, state, and federal officials to look to for land planning, development projects, and open space preservation.  Jason’s career has helped the public better understand the role the profession plays in creating safe and resilient communities in the face of global climate change and social inequality.

 

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Landscape Architects LEED By Example

 

                          Photograph by: Jacquelyn Bianchini

From left to right: ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA; ASLA CEO and Executive Vice President Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA; and Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council

 

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2019) – Across the country, landscape architects design outdoor environments that are climate-resilient and sustainable. The American Society of Landscape Architects is proud to LEED by example.

 

The ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. was officially awarded LEED Platinum certification. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council presented the certification to ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA and ASLA CEO and Executive Vice President Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, during a reception for the ASLA Board of Trustees and Chapter Presidents Council.

 

“ASLA has been a valued partner of USGBC’s in promoting the power of green infrastructure and its ability to impact the lives of people and communities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council. “Achieving LEED Platinum for their renovated headquarters in Washington, D.C. is another sign of their commitment to creating sustainable spaces that prioritize the health and well-being of people. Their leadership in the development the SITES certification system and dedication to healthy, sustainable landscapes is vital to promoting a better quality of life for us all.”

 

The ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture, the headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects, is a showcase for sustainable design excellence. The 12,600-square-foot headquarters, located in the historic Chinatown district of Washington, DC, was built in 1995 and completely renovated in 2016 with a focus on maximizing energy efficiency, occupant health and comfort, and sustainable design. ASLA worked with architecture firm Gensler and landscape architecture firm Oehme van Sweden to build a new Center that embodies the mission, vision, and values of the Society.

 

ASLA advocates for land use practices that conserve and protect water resources and eliminate water pollution. To that end, the green roof was created in 2006 – one of the first of its kind in the District of Columbia. Since that time, ASLA has monitored and recorded the roof’s ability to absorb and cleanse stormwater, cool the air, and reduce building energy use. The renovation incorporated a water-harvesting system to collect stormwater for reuse in the irrigation system. The system has multiple flow meters and sensors to monitor not only the stormwater collection volume but also the amount of water applied to irrigation. Any excess water flowing off ASLA's Green Roof is captured in a ground-floor, 700-gallon cistern and used to irrigate the green roof and the new outdoor patio space, which is filled with native plants and green walls.

 

The American Society of Landscape Architects is routinely recognized for best workplace practices. ASLA was recently named a Platinum Employer Ambassador by the D.C. Department of Transportation's goDCgo initiative, which honors organizations that provide staff with innovative benefits and incentives to reduce vehicle miles traveled.

 

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About ASLA

 

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

 

 


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Larson Electronics, a company that specializes in industrial grade lighting solutions, has announced the release of a 12 watt rechargeable LED floodlight equipped with a USB cord and a cigarette plug adapter to connect to a cigarette plug receptacle.


Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Title XVI Funding Opportunity Announcements
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Title XVI Funding Opportunity Announcements
Title XVI Authorized Projects FOA provides funding for entities with congressionally authorized water reclamation and reuse projects and Title XVI Feasibility Studies FOA provides funding for entities seeking to develop new water reuse feasibility studies

Walker Zanger Unveils New Lava Stone Stardust Tile Collection Walker Zanger Unveils New Lava Stone Stardust Tile Collection
Textured basalt and metallic glaze highlight tactile design trend


 
Milgard Now Offers Moving Glass Wall Systems in Custom Sizes Milgard Now Offers Moving Glass Wall Systems in Custom Sizes
Milgard® Windows & Doors announced that their Moving Glass Wall Systems are now available to order in custom sizes for retrofit and replacement patio doors.

Exclusive Art Exhibit on Loan from Dawson Cole Fine Art Debuts at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Exclusive Art Exhibit on Loan from Dawson Cole Fine Art Debuts at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Even Though the Summer Sun Has Set, Summer Memories Last Forever at The Oceanfront Resort
  Summit Medical Group Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center
Summit Medical Group Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center
Partnership with No. 1-Ranked Cancer Care Center and Physician-Owned Multispecialty Group Expands Services into Northern New Jersey


Crescent Hotels & Resorts Opening Soon the DoubleTree New York Times Square West Crescent Hotels & Resorts Opening Soon the DoubleTree New York Times Square West
Construction of the new DoubleTree New York Times Square West, managed by Crescent Hotel & Resorts is nearing completion and expected to open in December 2016.


Manhattan Gets its First Certified Passive House
Manhattan Gets its First Certified Passive House
Baxt Ingui Architects' Historic Landmark Townhome Receives Dual Certification


WRA Architects & Pate Architects designed Midland ISD Bunche Elementary Wins Design, Planning, and Community Award At State Annual Convention
WRA Architects & Pate Architects designed Midland ISD Bunche Elementary Wins Design, Planning, and Community Award At State Annual Convention
The modern new building for Midland's ISD Ralph Bunche Elementary School was chosen at the 2016 TASA/TASB Convention in Houston to receive three design awards. Local architectural firm Pate Architects joint-ventured with WRA Architects to design the new building for Midland Independent School District.


Africa’s Largest Data Center Builds on PENETRON
Africa’s Largest Data Center Builds on PENETRON
The largest data center in Africa, Teraco’s center in Isando, South Africa, is built on PENETRON crystalline technology. Set to officially open before Christmas, the facility is now undergoing final testing and certification.


Deep in Extremist-Affected Territory - The World's Largest Green Mobile Network Comes Up Quietly
Deep in Extremist-Affected Territory - The World's Largest Green Mobile Network Comes Up Quietly
Gurgaon, India Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) announces successful completion of the world’s largest solar-powered mobile network installation impacting 18 million citizens in 22,688 villages in record time.


Port of Kalama Commission Votes to Expand Kalama River Industrial Park with 120,000 Square Foot Building for Light Industrial & Manufacturing
Port of Kalama Commission Votes to Expand Kalama River Industrial Park with 120,000 Square Foot Building for Light Industrial & Manufacturing
Collins Architectural Group awarded building design contract to address demand for more light industrial space


Port of Kalama Commences Maintenance Dredging of Marina in October
Port of Kalama Commences Maintenance Dredging of Marina in October
The dredging project, which is planned to accommodate fishing season and sports enthusiasts, is scheduled to remove materials that have naturally settled in the marina. The Port conducts maintenance dredging to provide for the safety and enjoyment of recreational visitors.
  Hollaender® Interna-Rail® VUE Railing System Provides Variety of Aesthetic and Functional Solutions at Downtown Indianapolis YMCA Hollaender® Interna-Rail® VUE Railing System Provides Variety of Aesthetic and Functional Solutions at Downtown Indianapolis YMCA
The new YMCA at CityWay in downtown Indianapolis, turned to Hollaender® Manufacturing for a handrail system to complete the new facility. The design called for a cost effective and versatile railing system that was able to accommodate both glass and metal infill panels.

Groundwater Recharge in Upper Colorado River Basin May Hold Steady Under Climate Change
The Bureau of Reclamation and USGS published a report that shows Simulated future groundwater recharge through 2099 is generally expected to be somewhat greater than the historical average in most decades due to an anticipated wetter future climate in the basin under the most advanced climate modeling projections.

 


Ziegler Closes $13.625 Million Financing For Terwilliger Plaza, Inc.

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $13,625,000 fixed-rate Series 2016 Bond issue for Terwilliger Plaza, Inc. (the Corporation), a long-standing Ziegler client.

 

 

 

  World-Renowned Interior Designer Jonathan Rachman Introduces J. Rachman, The Store: Now Open in San Francisco
A treasure trove showcasing every imaginable object he collects, creates and adores. An homage to his Balinese heritage and love of European "old school" fancy.
  Republican River Basin Study Informs Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska about Future Water Management
The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Republican River Basin Study, which identifies adaptation strategies that address water management challenges in the basin. The Republican River basin covers approximately 16 million acres and lies primarily within the Ogallala Aquifer.
  New Moen® Kelsa™ Faucet and Sink Combination Offers Intuitive Features and Streamlined Installation for an Easy-to-Do DIY Project
Faucet And Sink Pair Offers Complementary Convenience In The Kitchen
   
Supports employment of people with disabilities and benefits for those who cannot work

 

     
  Green Dot Creates Bioplastic Identifier for Global Citizen Festival

 


 
Newly Opened University Medical Center New Orleans Features Cambridge Architectural Mesh for Aesthetics, Solar Shading and Fall Protection
Replaces Facilities Damaged by Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Ago This Week

 
American Forest Foundation Announces New Initiative Across 13 Southern States Regarding Sustainably Managed Wood
Meeting market needs through family-owned forests, while protecting and enhancing forest health and wildlife habitat.

 
Crawford Technologies Kicking Off 20th Anniversary Celebrations at 'GRAPH EXPO 2015'
One of many reasons to stop by CrawfordTech's booth - #344 - at GRAPH EXPO 2015 in Chicago from September 13-16, 2

 

Rise in Commercial HVAC Deployments & Growth in Industrial Activity to Drive the Global Cooling Towers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cooling Towers markets. Global market for Cooling Towers is projected to reach US$2.7 billion by 2020, driven by growth in HVAC deployments particularly in commercial construction projects, steady rise in industrial/processing activity and subsequent rise in demand for efficient cooling technologies.

 

Sioux Chief Launches StrongArm™ Product Video
Hailed for savings directly related to installation and labor time, Sioux Chief’s StrongArm bracketing systems provide a clean and strong solution for Stub Outs. Sioux Chief’s StrongArm video demonstrates the high quality and versatility of the product .

 
  Buyers At Legacy At Millennium Park Find What’s Missing In Today’s Luxury Condominiums In Chicago: Choices Buyers At Legacy At Millennium Park Find What’s Missing In Today’s Luxury Condominiums In Chicago: Choices
Variety of plans, views and prices is a welcome oasis amid a landscape of diminishing options for new-construction luxury condominiums in Chicago.

 

 
  HOK Team Selected to Design New Global Hub for Biomedical Research in Italy HOK Team Selected to Design New Global Hub for Biomedical Research in Italy
World-class research facility to be global hub for biomedical research and development
 
  Toll Brothers to Develop its First Master Plan Community in North Houston, Texas Toll Brothers to Develop its First Master Plan Community in North Houston, Texas
Toll Brothers Acquires 692 Acres in Montgomery County
  HNTB Projects Honored in Roads & Bridges Top Bridge List for 2012 HNTB Projects Honored in Roads & Bridges Top Bridge List for 2012
Firm earns four of ten spots, including the No. 1 11th Street Bridges project in Washington, D.C.

 

 
  Based On Confidential Information, First of its Kind 525 Feet High Skyscraper is Being Considered in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Based On Confidential Information, First of its Kind 525 Feet High Skyscraper is Being Considered in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Satellit Development has learned that a 525 feet high skyscraper is under design and will become the tallest building in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
 
  DEKO TILE Expands Product Line With Bold New Patterns DEKO TILE Expands Product Line With Bold New Patterns
In their continuing goal to provide the widest variety of floor tiles available online, DEKO TILE has added yet another stunning line up of tile options. Among the highlights of the new additions are the Cracked Glass Ceramic Mosaic Tiles, the Hexagon Mosaic Tiles, the Basketweave Mosaic Tiles, Stripe Mix Mosaic Tiles and the Squared Polished Mosaic Tiles. These are all extremely attractive alternatives to a plain floor covering. Available in 1 square foot pieces, these new patterns can elevate the decor styling of any room.

 

 

 
  US Federal Contractor Registration: Obama Meets with Labor Leaders over ‘Balanced Plan’ Preparation US Federal Contractor Registration: Obama Meets with Labor Leaders over ‘Balanced Plan’ Preparation
Shortly after his re-election campaign win, President Obama is preparing to meet with numerous labor leaders at the White House to resolve economic issues. The purpose of the ‘Balanced Plan’ that Obama will be urging Congress to pass with correct the economy while still avoiding deep cuts to programs like Social Security and Medicare. Small business owners and contracts will be affected drastically with the increase of taxes. If small businesses are interested in Government contracts available, they can currently be viewed online by sites such as Federal Business Opportunities FBO.gov). US Federal Contracting Registration helps businesses connect with government procurement officers around the nation to network for federal government awards/employment.

 

 
  Meet EarthCam at ENR's Best Projects of 2012 Event Meet EarthCam at ENR's Best Projects of 2012 Event
Webcam Technology Documented Some of the Year's Most Important Construction Projects
 
  FilterPave® recycled glass porous pavement appeals to fashionable upcyclers to join eco-elegant luxury brand movement at filterpave.com and Greenbuild 2012 FilterPave® recycled glass porous pavement appeals to fashionable upcyclers to join eco-elegant luxury brand movement at filterpave.com and Greenbuild 2012
Relaunch includes a luxury bicycle 'Upcycling" giveaway.

 

 

 
  Larson Electronics’ Magnalight Introduces 6000 Watt 480 Volt Portable Work Site Light System Larson Electronics’ Magnalight Introduces 6000 Watt 480 Volt Portable Work Site Light System
Larson Electronics LLC announced the addition of the 6000 watt CM-4X15M-25-480V-3P for operators looking for portable 480 volt work site lighting. Equipped with four 1500 watt adjustable metal halide light heads, this Magnalight work site lighting system can be used from the ground or elevated via crane for work site area illumination.

 

 
  Spirax Sarco is Getting Ready to Host a Steam Boiler Operator Training Course Spirax Sarco is Getting Ready to Host a Steam Boiler Operator Training Course
This seminar covers all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

 

 
  Interior Desires UK are Shortlisted for The 2012 Society of British Interior Design (SBID), International Design Awards Interior Desires UK are Shortlisted for The 2012 Society of British Interior Design (SBID), International Design Awards
Award winning interior designers Interior Desires UK have been short listed for the 2012 Society of British Interior Design (SBID), International Design Awards in the Entertainment Space category for their design of the legendary venue “The Scotch.”

 

 
  Registration Opens For WOC 2013 Registration Opens For WOC 2013
This well-known industry mega-show is the only annual international commercial construction trade show for the concrete and masonry industries featuring 1,200 exhibiting companies and an expected 50,000 registered concrete and masonry professionals.

 

 
    Perkins+Will and Cobalt Win Top Award in the Workplace Total Category at Interior Design Award Gala
Perkins+Will’s design for Cobalt Engineering’s new Vancouver corporate headquarters earns two honors from the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia
 
  Just in time for Winter, Quality Glass Block and Window Helps Reduce Energy Costs for Property Owners Just in time for Winter, Quality Glass Block and Window Helps Reduce Energy Costs for Property Owners
The exterior of a home is commonly referred to as the shell or envelope. This shell is susceptible to air infiltration from several sources. This infiltration is one of the reasons energy bills steadily incline year after year.
 
  HNTB’s Joe Lawton Named CMAA Fellow HNTB’s Joe Lawton Named CMAA Fellow
Designation is the highest honor given by the Construction Management Association of America

 

 
    Howard S. Wright wins $54 million in senior housing projects
Columbia Pacific Advisors selected Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, as the construction manager for several senior housing projects.
 
  Whirlwind Steel Completes Construction of Elgin, TX Public Works Office Whirlwind Steel Completes Construction of Elgin, TX Public Works Office
Houston-based metal building manufacturer, Whirlwind Steel Buildings, was selected by the City of Elgin, TX to erect a 4700-square foot public works facility.
 
  CCCA Cites Potential Legal Liabilities for Manufacturers and Installers of Category Communications Cables Made with Copper Clad Aluminum Conductors CCCA Cites Potential Legal Liabilities for Manufacturers and Installers of Category Communications Cables Made with Copper Clad Aluminum Conductors
The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association, Inc. (CCCA) has published a new white paper that examines the possible legal liabilities of manufacturers and contractors who install multi-conductor communications cable made with copper clad aluminum conductors.
 
  EarthCam Releases Time-Lapse of Renovation from Lady Liberty's Point of View EarthCam Releases Time-Lapse of Renovation from Lady Liberty's Point of View
CrownCam Documents Efforts for Public Reopening on the 126th Anniversary
 
    WPL Publishing Webinar to Examine the Fundamentals of Joint Ventures in Construction
The interactive webinar is suited for construction contractors, owners, and their attorneys who are interested (or should be interested) in learning more about the pros and cons of joint ventures. This event will not serve as an abstract legal dissertation, but it will present and discuss issues surrounding joint ventures in a practical, commonsense
 
  Economy Experts Join Forces For The First Construction Economic Webcast After The Vote: “Post-Election - Where is Construction Headed?” Economy Experts Join Forces For The First Construction Economic Webcast After The Vote: “Post-Election - Where is Construction Headed?”
Chief economists from Reed Construction Data, The AGC and the AIA provide construction economy forecasts for 2012 into 2013.
 
  Hitachi Construction Machinery Launches SkyAngle Peripheral Vision Support System Hitachi Construction Machinery Launches SkyAngle Peripheral Vision Support System
Developed in conjunction with Clarion Co., Ltd, SkyAngle is a new camera monitoring system that captures synthesised images from several wide-angle cameras mounted on the truck and displayed on a monitor in the cab. This technology provides a comprehensive “bird’s-eye view” focused on the machine and its surroundings.
 
  TenTen Design Build Premieres at Green School Summit in Pasadena, CA TenTen Design Build Premieres at Green School Summit in Pasadena, CA
PENCON Construction and Weston Miles Architects have joined forces to provide design/build services for projects using the latest sustainable products
 
    Society of Manufacturing Engineers Receives U.S. Department of Energy Grant to Focus on Energy Conservation
SME receives grant to partner SME Student Chapters with existing Industrial Assessment Centers
  Alabama’s Historic Homes and Holiday Lights Alabama’s Historic Homes and Holiday Lights
Alabama’s gardens, trails, historic homes and parks light up for the holiday season. Visitors can see historic homes and mansions decorated with lights and holiday finery at 40 events across the state.
  DistrictBuilder Wins ‘Data Used for Social Impact’ Award at Strata Data Innovation Awards 2012 DistrictBuilder Wins ‘Data Used for Social Impact’ Award at Strata Data Innovation Awards 2012
Part of the O’Reilly Strata Conference & Hadoop World Conference, the Strata Data Innovation Awards recognize innovation in big data and data science. DistrictBuilder is a software platform developed by the Public Mapping Project with software engineering by Azavea and has enabled the public to generate several thousands of redistricting plans nationw
 
  Roads & Bridges magazine names four HNTB projects to 2012 Top Roads List Roads & Bridges magazine names four HNTB projects to 2012 Top Roads List
Rankings highlight firm’s expertise in creative funding, management and design strategies
 
  Sullivan Solar Power Launches the Final Phase of Funding for the San Diego Solar Program Sullivan Solar Power Launches the Final Phase of Funding for the San Diego Solar Program
San Diego Residents Take Advantage of Countywide Program Filling Two Phases of Incentives
 
  A New Range of High Security Locks with Built-In Alarms Now Offered by Houston Locksmith A New Range of High Security Locks with Built-In Alarms Now Offered by Houston Locksmith
Houston Locksmith is a full service professional provider commercial, residential, motorcycle and automobile services. They now offer a complete line of high security locks from internationally renowned brands that enhance the safety and security of residences and commercial establishments. www.aadvantagesafeandlock.com
 
  Who Designs the Coolest Architecture in Orange County? Local Architects Give their Picks Who Designs the Coolest Architecture in Orange County? Local Architects Give their Picks
This year, architectural planning & design firm, LPA Inc., receives five peer-reviewed honors, which include a 25-year Award, for design work at the Tustin Marketplace.
 
  Gruen Associates Adopts aecKnowledge Curricula Gruen Associates Adopts aecKnowledge Curricula
aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced online continuing education (CE) for architects, engineers and construction professionals, announces that Los Angeles-based Gruen Associates has adopted their online continuing education curricula for in-house learning.
 
  Boutique Design New York to Feature Unique Networking Spaces by BBG-BBGM and King & Grove Hotels Boutique Design New York to Feature Unique Networking Spaces by BBG-BBGM and King & Grove Hotels
Extraordinary spaces designed by BBG-BBGM and King & Grove Hotels will inspire attendees of the 3rd annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY), taking place November 11-12, 2012 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The two spaces, both designed with networking in mind, will offer more than 5,000 attending interior designers, architects and purchasing executives an opportunity to connect outside the busy aisles and booths.
 
  Musée d’Orsay Adds to Growing List of Museums and Art Galleries Specifying SoLux Lighting Musée d’Orsay Adds to Growing List of Museums and Art Galleries Specifying SoLux Lighting
Museums and Art Galleries like the van Gogh Museum, National Gallery of Art, and Musée d’Orsay depend heavily on lighting to display priceless works of art. SoLux has become the de facto lighting standard due to its optimal presentation and superior preservation properties. Quoting Guy Cogeval, director of the Musée d’Orsay, "You should see the masterpieces of the gallery lit by SoLux lights! The Moulin de la Galette, by Renoir and our five Cathedrals by Monet have never looked so fantastic. Many thanks."
 
  American Society of Interior Designers and Dwell Media Announce National Partnership American Society of Interior Designers and Dwell Media Announce National Partnership
ASID Moves its National Conference to Dwell on Design, June 2013, Los Angeles
 
  Translational Research Institute Shaded in Sunny Orlando by Cambridge Architectural Mesh Translational Research Institute Shaded in Sunny Orlando by Cambridge Architectural Mesh
Facility opens wearing a stainless steel mesh facade.
 
  Patterson Pope Takes Over Sales Territory for Walter Hopkins Company Patterson Pope Takes Over Sales Territory for Walter Hopkins Company
Patterson Pope has taken over the sales territories of Alabama and Georgia that were previously served by the Walter Hopkins Company.

 

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  Commercial Installation & Construction Company Honored with Outstanding Customer Service Award Commercial Installation & Construction Company Honored with Outstanding Customer Service Award
Cassidy Turley held its Second Annual Vendor Meeting and Awards Presentation in September where Commercial Installation & Construction Company was presented with the Outstanding Customer Service award.
 

Wohl Associates Acquires Used Stainless Steel 1000-Gallon Double Motion Jacketed Kettle/Tank, 316
Wohl Associates announces the availability of a Used Stainless Steel 1000-Gallon Double Motion Jacketed Kettle/Tank, 316. The double-motion mixing kettle, model 1000U9MS, is jacketed for 100 PSI at 338 degrees Fahrenheit. It features a double-motion scrape surface agitator driven by a 15 horsepower 3/60/230-460 volt gear motor. With an inside diameter of approximately 72 inches and approximately 3 inch diameter center bottom outlet with a hand-operated valve, the kettle is set on stainless steel legs for maximum portability, as well as a stainless steel hinged lid with a rectangular viewing port.

 

 

  The Home Depot and Projectmates Construction Program Management Software Win Constructech Gold Vision Award The Home Depot and Projectmates Construction Program Management Software Win Constructech Gold Vision Award
Congratulations to The Home Depot for winning the Constructech Gold Vision Award for its innovative use of Projectmates construction management software.

 

Rainbow International® Tops 300 Franchise Units in U.S. and Canada
Fast-growing restoration and cleaning franchise announces expansion

 

 

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