100 Year Anniversary Short Film

ASLA-NY is so pleased to present this preview to a slightly longer film to commemorate our 100th Anniversary!

The intention for the film was to highlight historical events and persons that helped shape landscape architecture in NYC in the last 100 years, key accomplishments of our chapter and members and discuss what the future holds for our profession. This video was first shown at our President’s Dinner Gala on November 6, 2014. For more on our President’s Dinner click here

ASLA-NY 100 Year Anniversary Short Film from ASLA-NY on Vimeo.

Video Credits:
Videography: AD Lubow, LLC

Steering Committee:
Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA, Co-Chair
Stephen Koren, ASLA, Co-Chair
Kathleen Cholewka, ASLA
Adrian Smith, ASLA
Frank Varro, ASLA
Joe Disponzio, ASLA

Elena Brescia, ASLA
Joseph Disponzio, ASLA
M Paul Friedberg, FASLA
Ed Hollander, FASLA
Signe Nielsen, FASLA
Christopher Nolan, FASLA
Nicholas Quennell, FASLA
Laura Starr, ASLA
Donna Walcavage, FASLA
Annette Wilkus, FASLA

Photo Credits:
NYC Parks
The Central Park Conservancy
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Jennifer Nitzky, RLA, ASLA, ISA
SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC
Siteworks Landscape Architecture
Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
The Trust for Public Land

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Video: The Challenges and Rewards of International Practice

Published on Apr 22, 2014


Principals from New York and Boston area design offices will present on their international work and discuss in a moderated panel the unique challenges, considerations and rewards of working internationally. Speakers will highlight the particular business, design and construction aspects unique to international practice for this continuing education event.

Jason Hellendrung, Principal, Sasaki Associates, INC.
Laura Starr, Principal, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, PLLC
Yue Li, Partner, OLIN
Michael Weber, RLA, ASLA, Director of Landscape Design, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

Moderated by: Jennifer Nitzky, RLA,ASLA, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

Sponsored By: ASLA-NY

Expert Spotlight: Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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Published on May 5, 2014
National Building Museum

Kate Orff is a landscape architect focused on sustainable design and urban water landscapes. Her firm specializes in integrating natural systems and infrastructure. To rehabilitate New York’s infamously polluted Gowanus Canal, she combined marine ecology with landscape architecture in an innovative scheme called “oyster-tecture.” At Columbia, Orff directs the Urban Landscape Lab.

Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, New York, New York

See more at the National Building Museum’s exhibition Designing for Disaster: