Call for Volunteers: ACE Mentor Program

NY ASLA is looking to steward the landscape architecture community’s involvement with ACE Mentoring. 
ACE is a free after-school program that engages high school students (9-12) in a project that focuses on Architecture, Construction, and/or Engineering. Typically, an architecture, construction, and/or engineering firm hosts a group of 12-25 students that meet twice a month at their office between October – June to develop technical skills and design around a chosen project, and then the group presents their project in June. Though there is a Host Firm, there is also a supporting cast of mentor firms that participate on each project as well and help to inform students of the professional relationships involved in building a project.

ELA Launches New Webinar Series Free “A Focus on Sustainability”


ELA is launching a free webinar series on sustainable landscaping for professionals beginning on September 17th.

The interactive webinars will be taught by experts from across the country who are known for their expertise in specific areas of sustainability. Topics covered include a deeper look into soils, native and invasive plants, water management, designing a sustainable landscape, sustainable maintenance, organic lawn care, the “good business” of sustainable landscaping, and sustainability as a healthy landscape option.

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Design Opportunities (“DO”) proposed building projects: Designers Needed

“DO” comes to you courtesy of the American Society of Landscape Architects-New York

under  agreement with National Building News

What is “DO”?

Design Opportunities is a monthly listing of Proposed Building projects or renovations for which owner or developer will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) … a proposed design … within the near future.

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Volunteer to do a OHNY Weekend Landscape Architecture Tour

Open House New York (OHNY) weekend is an unparalleled citywide cultural event in October that showcases hundreds of NYC’s most architecturally and culturally significant spaces and places, many not usually open to the public, in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.  OHNY weekend attracts over 45,000 diverse visitors who are interested in learning more about architecture, engineering and design in NYC.

NY Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards


NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) is taking entries for its inaugural Innovation in Design Awards! The Innovation in Design Awards (IDAs) is a design competition that honors top design in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, kitchen, bath and innovative product. An exclusive panel of industry influencers will judge submissions. Winners will then be announced at an Awards Reception and Presentation on Wednesday, September 18th, at the Harvard Club in NYC!

Winning projects will also be featured in the winter issue of NYC&G. The NYC&G IDA’s benefit The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a charity organization that provides 6-to 18-year-old boys and girls with the programs and activities that instill a sense of competence, belonging and a sense of power and influence.

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RFP: Site Designs for Six River Accesses Within the Boundaries of the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Proposals for the following will be received by the Director of the Department of Purchasing and Central Services at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, New York 12701, (845) 807-0515, until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 19, 2013:

1. Professional Planning and Design Services for Assistance on Site Designs for Six River Accesses Within the Boundaries of the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. (R-13-35)

Specifications may be obtained from the Director at the above address.

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Cornell University Offers Training for Landscape Architects and Students of Landscape Architecture

Cornell University will offer two short programs in landscape architecture this summer: a two-day intensive workshop to prepare students for section four of the Landscape Architects Registration Examination (LARE), and a one-day program focusing on stormwater management and green infrastructure. Both programs will be led by Michele Palmer, a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell and the ower of Templeton Landscape Architecture & Planning.

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