2016 MiASLA Annual Meeting – September 28-29, 2016

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Check it out – information for the upcoming MiASLA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner!

Online Registration Now Available!

LAAAB Distinguished Speaker Series – Debra Guenther, FASLA

ANTHROPOCENE

Collaboration in an Era of Human Influence

September 22, 2016

MSU Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Meet and Greet, MSU Jazz Quartet, Optional Museum Tours

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Presentation

7:30 pm Jazz – Bites – Spirits

For more information or to RSVP, Register online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3095

29th Annual MiASLA/Contractors/Suppliers Golf Classic

A great big thank you to all of the sponsors, raffle donors and participants from our 29th annual MiASLA/Contractors/Suppliers Golf Classic!
Thanks to our promotional bundle supporters, Landscape Forms and Victor Stanley! And to our Gold sponsor, Great Lakes Recreation Co.! And to our beverage cart sponsors, Permaloc Edging and Great Lakes Recreation Co.! And to our cookie game sponsor, EJ!
Thanks to our hole sponsors: Beckett & Raeder, Hamilton Anderson, King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc, Landscape Forms, SmithgroupJJR, Toro, Unilock, Victor Stanley, VIRIDIS Design Group, and WHCanon Landscape Company!
Thanks to our raffle prize donors: Comerica Bank, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Cycle Safe, Coyote Preserve Golf Course, Landscape Forms, Thornapple Pointe Golf Club, Trex, Tournesol Siteworks, Unilock Michigan and Victor Stanley!
Last but not least, thanks to our fabulous golf committee, SuLin Kotowicz, John McCann, Dana Hernalsteen, Caitlin Jackson, Amanda Nawara, Kreg Hatfield, Kevin Stover, Stephanie Austin, and Craig Hondorp!!!

2015 Michigan ASLA Chapter Award Winners

Congratulations to the nine project submissions that received the highest honors from Michigan ASLA’s 30th Annual Chapter Awards!  Graphic representation coming soon.
Landscape Architectural Design:

MERIT AWARDS

e-Title, Troy, MI

Michael J. Dul & Associates, Inc.

 

Munger Graduate Residences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Beckett & Raeder, Inc.

 

Miami University M.E.T. Quad, Oxford, OH

SmithGroupJJR

 

Landscape Planning & Analysis:

HONOR AWARD

Ann Arbor Downtown Street Design Manual, Ann Arbor, MI

SmithGroupJJR

 

MERIT AWARDS

META Expo: A Grassroots Advocacy Project, Detroit, MI

Hagenbuch Weikal Landscape Architecture

 

Riverfront Master Plan, Perrysburg, OH

Harley Ellis Devereaux

 

Landscape Architectural Sustainability:

MERIT AWARDS

Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, MI

Progressive AE

 

The Preserve at All Saints, Waterford, MI

Land Planning and Design Associates

 

Landscape Architectural Legacy:

HONOR AWARD

Crosswinds Marsh, New Boston, MI

SmithGroupJJR

2016 MiSITES Advertising Opportunities

2016 MiSITES Media Kit can be downloaded here!  To reach approx. 600 recipients with printed quarterly publications and an additional 700 via e-mail for digital copies of the publication, sign up today!

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LARE Study Groups

MiASLA would like to assist in organizing informal study groups for the L.A.R.E. sessions in April 2016 and August 2016.  MiASLA will gather contact information for individuals studying for the L.A.R.E. in different regions of the state and help coordinate the formation of study groups.  We are also anticipating hosting a L.A.R.E. review session in October 2016.

If you are currently studying for the L.A.R.E and would like to participate in a study group, please email associate@michiganasla.org with your contact information including your name, phone number, and the preferred region of the state, as well as the sections and date of the exam that you are studying for.

Regions: Upper Peninsula, Northern, Western, Central, Southeastern

Find your Michigan Senator/Representative

Do you need a reminder of who your State Senator or Representative is?  Do you know who your Federal Senators and Representative are?  CLICK HERE for a link to the Secretary of State to look this information up!

MiASLA Legislative Talking Points

Posted 27 February 2013

The Arguments Against De-Regulation of Landscape Architects

Background:

Landscape architecture is a profession that blends creativity and science. Every day, landscape architects work to improve our communities and the environment, using their talents in planning, design and land‐use management. Projects that landscape architects design and contribute to include parks, urban design, residential developments, campuses, shopping centers, gardens, transportation facilities, corporate and institutional facilities and more. The profession became licensed in 2008 with Public Act 490.

The following are reasons to keep the landscape architect license in place here in Michigan:
  • If licensure is revoked, Michigan will be the only state that does not regulate landscape architecture.
  • Without a license to practice, every Michigan-based landscape architect will immediately be placed at a competitive disadvantage with a lack of reciprocity and inability to bring projects and work out of state back here to Michigan.
  • Landscape architects compete and collaborate with other design professions, such as architects and civil engineers. Without licensure, we simply cannot compete and our businesses cannot function. Licensure levels the playing field for Michigan landscape architects by eliminating this competitive disadvantage on a regional and national basis, even within our own profession.

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2016 Promotional Bundle Supporters

MiASLA thanks our generous Promotional Bundle Supporters!

To find out how you can support Michigan ASLA with a Promotional Bundle, Download the 2016 Form.  (pdf)

2016 REGION LEVEL SUPPORTERS:

Victor Stanley, Inc.

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2016 COMMUNITY LEVEL SUPPORTER:

Landscape Forms

 

2016 SITE LEVEL SUPPORTERS:

 

Miracle Midwest

 

Playworld Midstates

 

Unilock

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Join MiASLA Today!

Join MiASLA

Membership in MiASLA provides Landscape Architects with resources unavailable elsewhere, including a quarterly newsletter, admittance to all monthly meetings, opportunities to take part in activities throughout the year (such as educational programs, the annual golf outing, and the annual conference), and, most importantly, a voice in the shaping of our profession within the state of Michigan.