Entries by ASLA-NY Director

ASLA-NY 2020 Scholarship Winners

Sarah Dornner, MLA Class of 2020 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award Sarah Dornner grew up in California at the edge of the Mojave Desert. She holds a BA in Art from UCLA and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. She received a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2020 from the City College of New York. She hopes to bring artful design solutions to a diverse public realm while creating more robust urban ecosystems that preserve biodiversity in […]

Black Lives Matter

ASLA-NY… stands against systemic racism and violence towards people of color stands against racial injustice and inequality stands to amplify black voices stands firmly committed to taking action We understand that actions are critically necessary to make change.  Landscapes play a vital role in society and there are many opportunities in our profession for us to build an equitable community.  There is much work to be done.  We welcome your thoughts and participation within our committees as we work towards […]

2020 Call for Nominations

  Are you interested in getting more involved in your profession by joining the Executive Board of the New York Chapter of ASLA?  Being part of the Board is a great way to promote the field of Landscape Architecture and support the professional community by guiding the direction of your chapter, developing great relationships with other Landscape Architects and impacting the future of the profession in the New York metro area.  Open positions for the New York Chapter include three […]

Announcing the opening of submissions to the 2020 AZ Awards!

 The 10th edition of the AZ Awards opens for submissions on January 2, 2020!   The AZ Awards is acknowledged for its influence and significance within the global design and architecture sphere and is a unique opportunity for architects and designers to receive the international exposure and acknowledgment that their exceptional work deserves.   Entries are juried by a panel of internationally renowned practitioners in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors.   Finalists and Winners are celebrated at the AZ […]

2019 AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

  AIANY + ASLANY are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.  These awards recognize exceptional design by AIA and ASLA members working in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. The awards program is open to registered architects, landscape architects, and planners. Built and unbuilt projects will be reviewed for their innovative design approaches to transportation and infrastructure. AIANY + ASLANY will recognize projects that reflect a commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic […]

NYC Charter Revision Commission: Make sure the reforms you care about are on the ballot in November.

  On Tuesday, the Mayor’s Charter Revision Commission released its Preliminary Staff Report on changes to the City Charter, the document that defines the functions, organization, powers, obligations, and liabilities of the New York City government. The Commissioners will now review that report and conduct a series of public hearings across the five boroughs to hear directly from New Yorkers on the reforms they care about most.  This is your chance to have your voice heard and make sure the reforms you care about are on the ballot […]

The Big Pre-Oscar Snub

From the Huffington Post, 8/23/2017 by Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Publicity still for Columbus showing male lead John Cho in the Miller Garden. Who got snubbed? That’s the question asked every year when the Oscar nominees are announced. Critics opine about the performances not recognized, and gossips wonder if those snubbed had meltdowns like the one comedic genius Catherine O’Hara’s character Marilyn Hack has in the brilliant satiric movie For Your Consideration (O’Hara, by the way, was snubbed for that performance. Sad!). Well, […]