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.

Become a MARKITECT: Build Your Firm’s Marketing Strategy

On November 6, 2014, SMPS Michigan and AIA Michigan will bring together clients, content experts, principals, technical professionals, business developers and marketers in a session focused entirely on building your firm’s marketing strategy. No matter whether your firm is small or large, if you’re a technical professional or a marketer, or even if you are a sole practitioner, this session is for you. Over the course of the day, you will:

1. Learn how to truly differentiate your firm, and yourself, from the competition You will be exposed to cutting-edge research, best practices, benchmarks, and marketing and business development ideas undefined information not available anywhere else undefined to position your firm more solidly in your markets.

2. Leverage best practices in strategic planning, marketing and business development. techniques: Using these scalable approaches, you will be able to develop a tailored approach for your firm or career.

3. Identify partnering opportunities, and strengthen relationships you already have.
The conference will give you a chance to build critical relationships and access the connections among the AIA, SMPS and other industry partners that are attending the session.

4. Secure business intelligence.
During conversations, presentations, and Q&A, you will discover what others know about upcoming projects and opportunities to win work.

Date

November 6, 2014 – 8:00am – 4:45 pm

Location

Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

http://vistatech.schoolcraft.edu/

For more information, visit AIA Michigan’s website.

Built Environment Showcase – Michigan State University November 7, 2014

BESTT at MSU

2014 SITES Advertising Opportunities

2014 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 2014 and August 2014.  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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2014 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 2014 Form.  (pdf)

2014 REGION LEVEL SUPPORTER:

Victor Stanley, Inc.

 

2014 COMMUNITY LEVEL SUPPORTERS:

Landscape Forms

 

2014 SITE LEVEL SUPPORTERS:

Pine Hall Brick

 

 

Miracle Midwest

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.