Now Open! ASLA-NY Emerging Professional reVISION Grant

Eligibility 
The Candidate must be an Emerging Professional in landscape architecture between the ages of 20 and 35 and have earned a degree or advanced degree in landscape architecture by October 1, 2020. The Candidate must be one of the following: A member of ASLA-NY, working in, or a resident of New York City or Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange or Rockland county.

Deadlines 
Submissions will be accepted between October 16, 2020 and October 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM. 

Judging 
ASLA-NY Chapter Officers will select the 5 best essay responses.

Winner Notification 
Winners will be notified by Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 

To Apply 
For entry into the Grant Competition candidates must submit the following: 

Full Name 
Age 
Landscape Architecture Program / Degree Received / Graduation Date
Address 
Phone Number 
Email 

Optional Information:
ASLA Member Number
Employer

Candidates must respond to the following two essay prompts: 

How would you benefit from attending the National Conference – reVISION: ASLA 2020? (100 word limit)

What new or different Membership Benefit is missing from ASLA-NY and what would members gain by having it?  (250-350 words)

CLICK HERE to apply
 
This grant is generously sponsored by Anova
 

 

TCLF: Landslide® 2020: Women Take the Lead

South Cove, Battery Park City, New York, NY, 2020. Photo by Barrett Doherty, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation-1

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today released Landslide, its annual thematic report and exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead, timed to the centennial of women’s right to vote, focuses on sites across the country designed by women (there are twelve entries, two of which include multiple sites). The sites in Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead represent achievements by women during the course of the twentieth century.

View press release here

The twelve Landslide 2020 sites are representative of a much larger story. While this report is issued on the centennial of the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, it also coincides with nationwide social upheaval highlighting and addressing long-standing injustices and disparities. Within the profession, inclusion and equity for Black, indigenous, and people of color continue to be significant issues. ASLA notes that only one percent of its members identify as African American and four percent as Hispanic or Latino. ASLA provides resources to women and people of color in navigating the profession, in part, because of these discrepancies. Studies of roadblocks for women in the profession in the 1980s and again in the 2000s have consistently pointed to the incompatibility between this career and family life, an issue addressed in the Landslide video interviews with Martha Schwartz and Alison Hirsch. There are themes that certainly would have resonated with professional women landscape architects—many of whom never married or had children—more than a century ago. But life-work balance is only one issue in a complex web of equity concerns. As Heidi Hohmann, Director of Graduate Education in Iowa State’s School of Landscape Architecture noted in the January 2006 issue of Landscape Journal, women’s relationships with men in the twentieth-century landscape architecture workplace were “by turns abasing, pleasant, supportive, patronizing, and truly collaborative.” 

In the exhibition’s introductory video, Thaisa Way provides a brief overview of women landscape architects in the twentieth century, while Alison Hirsch addresses her dual role as a mother of two young children and a university professor, and Sara Zewde (ASLA-NY Member) speaks pointedly about being a Black woman in the profession. Landslide 2020 is, by design, not encyclopedic, but rather meant to spur greater inquiry and dialogue about women and landscape architecture, and hopefully to contribute to the broader conversation about diversity and inclusion.

The Landslide 2020 exhibition had originally been conceived as a traveling photographic exhibition that was to debut at the Boston Architectural College. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic necessitated a solely digital format. In the end, this constraint afforded a special opportunity: to feature richly produced Zoom interviews with some of the leading voices of the profession, many of whom contribute personal anecdotes about the featured designers and other insights. TCLF hopes that these rare recordings will serve as an inspiring and valuable resource for generations to come.

View the Introductor video here: https://youtu.be/zw2N1XZGmCs 

Anova 2021 LARE Grant Competition: Open for Submissions

Current licensed professional landscape architects can submit unlimited nominations of any individuals who meet the following two requirements: eligible candidates must have an LAAB-accredited degree in landscape architecture, and meet the state board requirements. Click here to view individual state requirements for eligibility. Nominators should confirm the nominee is ready to take the exam.

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Nomination will be accepted until 12:00pm PST on  November 13th 2020

CLICK HERE  for Nomination form

TCLF’s Sixteenth Annual Silent Auction Goes Online

Register Now for The Cultural Landscape Founda tion’s (TCLF) Sixteenth Annual Silent Auction, being held exclusively online for the first time. Bidding will run September 21 – October 5 and will feature dozens of works of art created by landscape architects, architects, artists, photographers, and others. This year’s auction includes works by Lawrence Halprin, Amy Lamb, Cindy Sherman, and Elyn Zimmerman.

More information and registration here

 

Entries Open 9/7 for 2020 AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The New York chapters of the AIA and ASLA organize an annual awards program to celebrate design excellence in transportation and infrastructure architecture. The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognizes built and unbuilt projects for their design, innovation, and impact.

Projects reflecting the partnership’s commitment to sustainability, community engagement, social equity, and civic architecture will be celebrated. The awards program, subsequent publications, and events will raise awareness about the critical role that well-designed infrastructure plays in our cities, our communities, and our lives. This awards program is co-sponsored by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the ASLA NY Chapter.

The awards program, first launched in 2018, has received over 100 submissions and has recognized truly outstanding projects submitted by national and internationally known firms in addition to smaller local practices. See the 2018 and 2019 award winners and jurors.

The jury will be a diverse group of prominent professionals’ representative of the national design community. Each entry is judged for design excellence, and that the project has met its individual requirements or program. Entries are weighed individually, not competitively.

Registration will open on September 7, 2020. Submission deadline extended to November 9, 2020. See more submission details here.

New York State Board for Landscape Architecture Extends Online CEU approvals

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the New York State Board of Education has extended continuing education (CE) self-study to those licensees who registrations are due to renew through May 1, 2021 to complete up to 100% of the CE requirements as self-study, provided the CE is taken from a Department-approved provider.  For further information and complete requirements, please visit the OP website at   http://www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19.html#COED

2020 ASLA-NY Election Results

ASLA-NY is pleased to announce the results of our 2020 elections. We are thrilled to welcome back our continuing Board Members and Trustee and excited for what the future holds with our new faces!  Thank you to our outgoing Board Members and the contributions you have made to our Chapter, we are extremely fortunate for your service.

 

President-elect:  Carl Carlson

Trustee:  Jennifer Nitzky

Treasurer:  David Russo

 

In-coming / continuing Board Members:

Wendy Andringa

Suzanne Greene

Matt Houser

Nick Pettinati

Kimberly Tryba

 

New board members will begin terms in October and join our current board members who will be entering the second year of their 2-year term:

President: Elizabeth Moskalenko

Secretary: Annie Bergelin

Board Members:

Jason Bajor

Anna Ceraulo-Jalazo

Jordan Guerrero

Anchalee Phaosawasdi

Nancy Prince