Entries by ASLA-NY Director

Success for Landscape Architects at the New York City Department of Buildings

  ADVOCACY UPDATE: Difficulty achieving project approvals from the Department of Buildings has been an on-going challenge for landscape architects. Most department officials only focus on buildings – after all that’s the name of their agency. But in the spring of 2011, Landscape Architects began experiencing absolute road blocks at the agency. To gain DOB approval Landscape Architects had to pay an architect or engineer to sign and seal their landscape drawings and forms. This was even necessary when the […]

The Cultural Landscape Foundation seeks applicants for 2014 Fellowship position

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is now seeking applicants for the Sally Boasberg Founder’s Fellowship position for Summer 2014. Founded in 1998, TCLF is the only not-for-profit in America dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its designed landscape legacy. The fellowship honors the late Sarah S. (Sally) Boasberg, a founding TCLF Board Member, devotee of horticulture and great landscape design, and unrelenting advocate for education. The position, which is paid and […]

How Landscape Architects Can Contract with GSA – FREE Webinar

FREE webinar! How Landscape Architects Can Contract with GSA  Thursday, February 6, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern  This webinar will be a tremendous opportunity to learn how to get in on the ground floor of some contracting opportunities specifically for LAs. During this 45-minute session, ASLA members will hear from GSA’s National Design Director for Landscape Architecture, Christian Gabriel, ASLA, and GSA contracting specialist Joseph Imamura, ASLA, about how landscape architects can contract with the agency to work on upcoming federal projects. Specifically, […]

2014 Urban Agriculture Conference – Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals The Horticultural Society of New York presents the 4th Annual Urban Agriculture Conference (UAC), May 29 & 30, 2014. We are inviting proposals for workshops in all areas of urban agriculture. Proposals must be submitted by January 31, 2014. In order for urban farming to continue to be a viable solution to feeding a city, it must be productive. This year’s UAC will focus on the success stories. Who is producing large quantities of food? How are they […]

Thanks for a fantastic year! And here’s to another one!

2013 – a Year of Programs We hope you had an opportunity to attend one or more of our great programs this past year. ASLA- NY offered more than 50 CEU’s on various topics in 2013. From numerous Post-Sandy panels/lectures and other storm-resiliency-related topics to Landscape Architecture Month programs on Green Infrastructure to Green Playgrounds to our June conference on climate change to our many tours for Archtober and NYCxDesign week, among other exciting programs, we had expert and engaging […]

ASLA-NY Executive Director Participates in Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Forum

Our Executive Director, Kathy Shea, recently participated in The Rockefeller Foundation’s “Building Urban Resiliency” Innovation Forum.  The day included presentations from leaders such as Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, Mayor Khalifa Sall of Dakar, Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, Vice Mayor Claudia Restrepo of Medellín, and Dr. Thomas Frieden of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control about their past experiences, innovative ideas and suggested approaches to building resilience.  The attendees then convened into small groups and shared their expertise […]

ASLA State Advocacy Priorities for New York

Earlier this fall, ASLA issued the first-ever State Advocacy Priorities Survey to find out more about the issues that matter to landscape architects at the state and local level.  If you answered the survey, thank you!  If not, it is critical that you participate.  We need to hear from you to ensure that we fully understand the issues that matter most to our members.  Please fill out this short survey by December 6! Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StateAdvocacyPriorities2013