2015 Michigan ASLA Executive Committee Ballot – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Attention Fellows, Members and Associates.

Hopefully you have now received your ballot, though we recognize that it is far later than intended for many of you, with an inexplicably wide range of delivery dates to the membership across the state.  In fairness to all voters given the number of open positions and candidates, we are postponing the due date again one full week to October 5, 2015.  We will accept ballots postmarked by that date.

Please also note that candidate Kim Dietzl for Associate Member at Large should have been removed from the ballot, hence a biography for her was not included.  We appreciate all of your patience and participation with the ballot process this year!

2015 MiASLA Annual Meeting – October 1, 2015

2015 MiASLA Annual Meeting

To learn more about the MiASLA Annual Meeting, click on the image above!

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

Register Online Today!

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 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


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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2015 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 2015 Form.  (pdf)


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Landscape Forms





Pine Hall Brick


Miracle Midwest


Playworld Midstates





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.