Going Native! 8.8.2016 at Founders in Grand Rapids

Do you want to learn more about native plants & green infrastructure?

Come join us at Founders Centennial Room 8.8.2016 at 6 pm!

Cost is $15.00, includes one beer/drink and appetizers.

Proceeds will go to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and River City Wild Ones.

To register and pay, go to the Friends of GR Parks website: http://bit.ly/29ELIGu

Seats are limited so RSVP ASAP!

For more information, download the flyer (PDF)

2016 Michigan ASLA Chapter Awards Criteria Now Available!

Our prestigious Chapter Awards have been a great way to increase the visibility of high quality projects in the state of Michigan.  Both professionals and students are eligible to submit projects.

We have five outstanding award categories, including Landscape Architectural Design, Landscape Planning & Analysis, Landscape Architectural Research & Communication, Landscape Architectural Sustainability and Legacy.

NEW THIS YEAR!  All professional entries are asked to provide a 24×24″ poster (as PDF) that highlights your project.  MiASLA will print and mount the poster.  Posters will be on display at libraries around the state, starting in Ann Arbor in September.

Entry Deadline: July 29, 2016 at 5 pm

2016 MiASLA Chapter Awards Criteria (pdf)

2016 MiASLA Chapter Awards Entry Form (pdf)

2016 MiASLA PowerPoint Template (ppt)

29th Annual MiASLA/Contractors/Suppliers Golf Classic

Mark Your Calendars and Sign Up Today
for our 29th Annual Golf Classic

Michigan American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors and Landscape Material Suppliers present the 29th Annual Golf Classic!
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Where: Coyote Preserve Golf Club
9218 Preserve Drive Fenton, MI 48430

-   8:00 am Registration
-   9:00 am Shotgun Start
-   Lunch at the turn
-   A lot of games and prizes!
-   Dinner at 2:30 pm (including dessert)
 Click here to download a printable copy of the registration form (pdf)
Click here for Online Registration!

2016 MiASLA Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids, MI
Exhibitor Registration and Schedule now available!

Download Exhibitor Registration (PDF)

Download Exhibitor Schedule (PDF)

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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