April 19th – ASLA National Leaders Express #408
April 5th – ASLA National Leaders Express #407
March 22nd – ASLA National Leaders Express #406
March 13th – ASLA National Leaders Express #405
February 23rd – ASLA National Leaders Express #404
February 9th – ASLA National Leaders Express #403
January 26th – ASLA National Leaders Express #402
January 11th – ASLA National Leaders Express #401
December 22nd – ASLA National Leaders Express #400
December 15th – The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship opportunity at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design
December 8th – ASLA National Leaders Express #399
December 1st – AIA’s ‘This Is Phoenix’ Design Competition – 2nd Place Awarded to ASLA Member Tiffany Halperin of The Urban Culture Design Project
November 15th – ASLA National Leaders Express #398
November 17th – RFP City of Mesa – Main Street Prototyping Festival
November 15th – ASLA National Leaders Express #397
October 28th – ASLA National Leaders Express #396
October 28th – ASLA National Leaders Express #395
October 28th – ASLA National Leaders Express #394
September 19th – ASLA National Leaders Express #393
September 19th – ASLA National Leaders Express #392
July 13th – Landscape Architecture Foundation Founders’ Award 2016
July 11th – ASLA National Leaders Express
June 17th – Arizona Forward 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards
May 18th – ASLA National Leaders Express
May 12th – 30×30 Challenge!
March 17th – 2016 NOLA Grant!
March 8th – SO Regionals in Tucson!
March 1st – Science Olympiad Pictures
February 1st – Sunset Review Update
December 9th – State Committee Recommends Continuance of BOTR
Arizona Chapter of the ASLA attend State Commerce and Workforce Development and House Commerce Committee of Reference for the Sunset Review of the Arizona Board of Technical Registration, Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The Joint Committee unanimously recommended the continuance of BoTR for eight years.
Pictured left to right: Jim Coffman, RLA; Robert Shuler, Lobbyist for AzASLA; Rick Campbell, and Galen Drake, RLA. Not pictured: Craig Coronato, FASLA
October 18th – City of Scottsdale – Civic Center Mall Master Plan Public Meeting #1: Input Gathering
Join the City of Scottsdale for their first public meeting on Wednesday, October 28th at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Two sessions will be held, one from 8-10 am and the second from 6‐8 pm. The same material will be presented at each session, beginning with a presentation from the project team followed by opportunities for you to tell us what is important to you. Click here for more information
September 18th – Dennis Flynn, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun is giving away a free home to a disabled Veteran (it was a Super Bowl event but there have been numerous road blocks) over hear 12th Street & Hatcher. The City is asking for a landscape plan for the front of the house before the home can be placed on the site with a crane….it is a modular home that was the show piece for Champions Homes at the 2014 National Convention in Las Vegas…..the City would like it to be low maintenance.
If you are interested in helping out this non-profit please connect with Dennis at the contact information below. Click here for the layout
September 18th – ASLA is going to be making a big push for PARK(ing) Day (9/18). To encourage participation, ASLA is holding a social media contest. It’s pretty simple: ASLA is asking people to share pictures of their PARK(ing) Day parklets on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, [insert social media platform that uses hashtags here], etc. with the hashtag #ASLAPD. In addition to sharing these pictures, we’re going to choose one professional and one student parklet we see on social media with the hashtag and put them in the (probably based on the October deadline) November issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. Below you’ll find the basic rules of the contest/how to participate. You can also find the information (on Parking Day, including ASLA insurance) on the…PARK(ing) Day Web Page: http://asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=46872
September 8th – On September 8th the TCC Historic District (the Eckbo landscape) was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It met the criterion of ‘exceptional significance’, which means that it was determined eligible despite the fact that it is not yet fifty years old. In addition it was listed at the National Level of Significance, which confirms its important position in the history of American landscape architecture. There are perhaps only a half dozen properties in the US that hold this degree of distinction.
June 23rd – The AZASLA Gala Board Exhibit has found itself at the City of Mesa!
Pictured from left to right City of Mesa’s Zac Koceja, RLA, Donna DiFrancesco, Conservation Coordinator and Smithgroup|JJR’s Valerie Ahyong, ASLA
June 11th – Pamela Graf, a local Landscape Architect, passed away on Thursday, June 4th at the age of 61. During her professional career in Scottsdale, Pam “left her footprints,” figuratively and literally, on many projects such as: Gainey Ranch, Desert Highlands, Desert Mountain, Lost Canyon, DC Ranch and on numerous residences throughout the Valley and in other states. She will be missed, however, she will be remembered and appreciated by residents of these communities who, every day, are the beneficiaries of her talent and legacy.