Landscape As Infrastructure – November 19, 2015 at 5 pm

bryce mirandaBryce Miranda of DTAH to deliver annual JJR Lecture

Event Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 5:00pm

Location: Dana Building Room 2024

Bryce Miranda  of DTAH in Toronto gives this annual Landscape Architecture address Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., in Room 2024. Bryce Miranda is a landscape architect, urban designer and partner with DTAH in Toronto. His public lecture, Landscape as Infrastructure, will illustrate how landscape architecture has become an essential resource in major projects in the Toronto area, and how new opportunities to consider landscape as infrastructure have been implemented and become vital to the basic physical and organizational structures in today’s society.

10th Biennial Graphic Workshop and Big Ten Design Charrette



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Wednesday November 18, 2015 Artists Arrive East Lansing (Marriott Hotel or similar).

6:30 Welcome Dinner Artists and Student Workshop Committee


Thursday November 19  Landscape Architecture Design Studios 304 – 306 – 307

11:00 – 11:45    Student Check-in and Seat Selection – Bagels, Fruit and Coffee

11:45 – 12:00     Introductions and Welcome – Katie A. Ling, Student Chapter President

12:00 – 3:30       Instruction with Artists Bill Johnson and Bob Chipman

3:30 – 4:00      Tea and Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00       Instruction with Artists Bill Johnson and Bob Chipman

6:00 – 6:30      Charrette Project Introduction: Design Team Assignments

7:30PM         LA Faculty Dinner with Artists – Coral Gables Restaurant, East Lansing

8:00PM         Social Activity for Students TBD by the Social Activities Committee


Friday November 20, 2015.  Landscape Architecture Design Studios 304, 306 and 307

8:00 – 9:00 AM  – Bagels, Fruit and Coffee

9:00 – 12:30     Instruction with Artists Johnson and Chipman

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:45     Instruction with Artists Johnson and Chipman

3:45 – 4:00     Tea and Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00      Instruction with Artists Johnson and Chipman

6:00                Design Charrette Q & A with Clients:

7:00 – 9:00     Team Bonding: Dinner: TBD Social Activities Committee


Saturday November 20, 2015 Charrette Design Day – site TBA at charrette introduction

8:00 – 8:15        Bagles Fruit and Coffee

8:15 – 9:00       Design Site Visit/Discussion with Community Leaders and Artists 

9:00 – 5:30        Charrette Design Production / Charrette Products Due 5:30 PM

6:00 – 7:00        Jury of Charrette Products/Student Pizza Dinner/Studio Clean-up

7:00                   Charrette Awards

8:00                   Workshop/Charrette Closing Event TBD by Social Committee

2014 Michigan ASLA Chapter Award Winners

Congratulations to the six project submissions that received the highest honors from Michigan ASLA’s 29th Annual Chapter Awards!  Graphic representation coming soon.

Landscape Architectural Design:


McLaren Proton Therapy Center – Courtyard Garden, Flint, MI

PEA, Inc.



Lake St. Clair Greenscape Project, Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township, Macomb County, MI

Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority


Visitor Entrance – Milford Proving Grounds, Milford, MI

PEA, Inc.


Landscape Planning & Analysis:


Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Master Plan, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI




Landscape Architectural Sustainability:


Warren Technical Center Walking Path, Warren, MI

PEA, Inc.


Historical Significance:


Bayfront Park, Petoskey, MI

Beckett & Raeder, Inc.

2015 SITES Advertising Opportunities

2015 SITES Media Kit is now available!  To reach approx. 600 recipients with printed quarterly publications and an additional 700 via e-mail for digital copies of the publication, click here for more information (or on the journal cover below)!

LARE Study Groups

MiASLA would like to assist in organizing informal study groups for the L.A.R.E. sessions in April 2015 and August 2015.  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.

If you are currently studying for the L.A.R.E and would like to participate in a study group, please email 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


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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To find out how you can support Michigan ASLA with a Promotional Bundle, Download the 2015 Form.  (pdf)


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Join MiASLA Today!


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.