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, […]


State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor For Immediate Release: January 10, 2014 GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FORMER NYC COUNCILMAN JAMES GENNARO JOINS THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of former New York City Councilman James F. Gennaro as Deputy Commissioner for New York City Sustainability and Resiliency at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. “This year, the State is reimagining New York for a new climate […]

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:  

A|Ns first-ever Best Of Design Awards

The Architect’s Newspaper introduces its first annual Best Of Design Awards, a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements. We are accepting submissions in six categories: Facade Fabrication Project Student-initiated Built Work Interiors Landscape Building of The Year Winners will be published in our January print edition and online. The Best of Design Awards is sure to be one of our most anticipated issues of the year. REGISTER* Registration deadline: November 22, 2013 Submission deadline: December 9, 2013 […]

Save the Date for the ASLA-NY Holiday Party

ASLA-NY will be celebrating the holidays, and a great year, on Friday, December 6th at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street. Costs and details to follow.

Rebuild by Design – Request for Comments

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REBUILD BY DESIGN TEAMS’ RESILIENCY-DRIVEN IDEAS 10 teams of international design and resiliency experts released their ideas for ways to make the region more resilient to future storms and other climate events—now we need your feedback. The Rebuild by Design Teams—selected from more than 140 applicants from around the world—have conducted extensive research and public outreach to develop their resiliency concepts. On Monday, they were unveiled at public events in New York and New Jersey. […]


CALLING ALL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WITH SOMETHING TO SAY! One of the goals of ASLA-NY is to raise the profile of landscape architects and get you at the table for the discussions going on in and around the city about issues important to or related to landscape architecture.  Our chapter actively seeks speaking opportunities for our members however we need more members to participate in these speaking engagements.  To that end, we are forming a “Speakers Bureau” and asking those of […]

Letter from ASLA-NY President Laura Starr

To the American Society of Landscape Architects: On November 1st I will be ending my tenure as the President of our New York Chapter and welcoming President-elect Nette Compton in succeeding me. It has been an honor and a challenge to serve in this position. My goal as President was to rebuild our organizational infrastructure, recreate our image, and improve our relationships with sister design-related organizations, so as to enable the ASLA better to promote our profession and serve both […]


from NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White today joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol and Council Member Stephen Levin to cut the ribbon on a brand new headquarters building with community space and an accessible green roof in Bushwick Inlet Park. The $31 million construction project, funded by Mayor Bloomberg, also includes a new playground, and the creation of public access to the waterfront at the water’s edge. The additions to Bushwick Inlet […]