MiASLA Summer Social – Grand Rapids – 07.23.15

Founders Social Invite

2015 MiASLA 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.  This year, 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.

Entry Deadline: July 31, 2015 at 5 pm

2015 MiASLA Chapter Awards Criteria (pdf)

2015 MiASLA Chapter Awards Entry Form (pdf)

2015 MiASLA PowerPoint Template (ppt)

Chicago – Land Up 2015

Land Up 2015.  More than 100 landscape architects from around the region gather to learn how to better market their firms, their services and abilities.  Great speakers.  Education.  Knowledge sharing.  Networking.  Socializing with peers.  The Illinois chapter of the ASLA cordially invites the Michigan chapter to join us for Land Up.
Land Up returns to Chicago on July 31.  This year Land Up kicks off on July 30 with a cruise on Lake Michigan to take in the city scape.  The cruise will be followed by a welcoming dinner that evening at McCormick & Schmick’s.
The AIA Chicago chapter will host Land Up in its space on E. Upper Wacker Drive.  Speakers include:
  • Geoffrey Baer of WTTW
  • Beth Botts of the Chicago Tribune
  • AJ Goehle, senior designer and strategist at Luci Creative
  • CJ McClanahan returns by popular demand with a new topic
Bring a contingent.  Visit the Land Up web site:  https://www.landupnow.com.

28th Annual MiASLA/Contractors/Suppliers GOLF CLASSIC – July 29

Mark Your Calendars and Register Today
for our 28th Annual Golf Classic

Michigan American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors and Landscape Material Suppliers present the 28th Annual Golf Classic!

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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)

 

Can’t wait for the golf outing to get here? Register Now online!
Click here to download our registration form.

#MIgolfclassic15

2015 MiASLA Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!

2015 MiASLA Annual Meeting

Make your hotel reservations at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti today!  CLICK HERE

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:

HONOR AWARD

McLaren Proton Therapy Center – Courtyard Garden, Flint, MI

PEA, Inc.

 

MERIT AWARDS

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:

HONOR AWARD

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

SmithGroupJJR

 

 

Landscape Architectural Sustainability:

HONOR AWARD

Warren Technical Center Walking Path, Warren, MI

PEA, Inc.

 

Historical Significance:

MERIT AWARD

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 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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