ASLA Ask Me Anything with Mark Focht, FASLA

The next ASLA Emerging Professional Committee “Ask Me Anything” event is scheduled for May 9 at 3 p.m. EDT featuring our member and past ASLA President, Mark Focht, FASLA. We encourage all emerging professionals to participate in the event, which will be broadcast live on the ASLA Facebook Page.

Frederick Law Olmsted to be inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame – June 5

Noted writers Ron Chernow, William Kennedy, Suzan-Lori Parks and Lillian Ross are among the eight members of the 2017 Class of Inductees into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.  The four are expected to be in attendance at the induction on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Princeton Club of New York. Rocco Staino, who serves as the Director of the Empire State Center for the Book, made the announcement on February 20, 2017. The Center for the Book is […]

Member Spotlight: David Seiter

David Seiter is design director and founding principal of Future Green Studio where he oversees a staff of twenty-five creative, hardworking and talented individuals. A long-time Brooklyn resident and urban explorer, David enjoys investigating the complex ecology of our cities in order to reveal the nuances of the urban landscape in subtle, poetic ways. With keen attention to sustainability, David is continually exploring how to integrate landscape into the built environment in innovative and environmentally responsible ways. David is author […]

Five Landscape Performance Education Grants Available for Fall 2017

Last year the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) included “landscape performance” and many measurement-related requirements in its revised LAAB Accreditation Standards for all bachelor’s and master’s level landscape architecture programs. The revised standards take effect starting with landscape architecture programs scheduled for accreditation reviews in fall 2017. To help programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, LAF’s Landscape Performance Education Grants allow select university faculty to develop and test models for courses, such as research and methods, site planning and […]

100 Resilient Cities Infrastructure Project Competition

When infrastructure projects are carefully conceived to cut across multiple sectors, and involve the community, their impact is exponential, making them fundamental building blocks of more resilient cities and societies. That’s why we are working with our partner AECOM to recognize resilience-building infrastructure projects – 10 projects globally that are either underway or completed, and 10 shovel-ready projects in the United States – that have these qualities and can address the most pressing challenges of our time. These projects lay […]

APA NY Metro Chapter and the APA LGBTQ in Planning Division Receive Grant to Advance Healthy Communities

APA NY Metro Chapter and the APA LGBTQ in Planning Division have received a $45,000 grant to help build local capacity for integrating planning and public health. The Planners4Health initiative is part of APA’s Plan4Health three-year, $9 million program to help communities combat determinants of chronic disease – lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods. Funding for the initiative is provided through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through the initiative, […]

Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees

Many people prune their trees in spring and summer. DEC recommends holding off on pruning oak trees until winter to protect them from oak wilt, a deadly tree disease. The video, ‘Winter Pruning For Oak Wilt Prevention’ (2 minutes) highlights why it’s important to prune oak trees from October – February instead of during the spring and summer, if pruning is needed. Pruning during the winter can protect oaks from becoming infected because the beetles that spread the disease are dormant. These beetles are […]

2017 ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship Recipient

2017 ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship Recipient Rivka Weinstock University of Pennsylvania MLA Candidate Rivka Weinstock is a first-generation American artist and designer. She’s an MLA candidate in her second year at the University of Pennsylvania. Rivka holds a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts, with a concentration in painting, from Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College. She approaches her design work through a poetic and ethical lens, weaving aesthetics, history and process, as well as pressing socio-political […]

Memorial for Bradford M. Greene, FASLA on April 22

Bradford M. Greene, FASLA, noted landscape architect with Clarke & Rapuano‑—and inveterate advocate for open space, historic preservation and land use planning—passed away on December 25, 2016.  He was 96. He was active for many years on the Boards of the Municipal Art Society, Metropolitan Museum and Staten Island Museum and served on the Art Commission, the City’s design review panel and was an active member of the NY Chapter of ASLA for many years, including as President. Brad was […]

2019  AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence 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 architecture.

Students enrolled in, and recent graduates (2019 graduation year), of an accredited architecture, landscape architecture, and planning programs are also eligible.

For more information and to enter a submission, click here