Congratulations to the seven project submissions that received the highest honors from Michigan ASLA’s 28th Annual Chapter Awards! Graphic representation coming soon. Landscape Architectural Design: HONOR AWARD Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, MI Michael J. Dul & Associates MERIT AWARDS Baylor University Sciences Building, Waco, TX Harley Ellis Devereaux Mill Creek Park, Dexter, MI …View full post
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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.View full post
Detroit’s Palmer Park alternative master plans presentations will be held at 10:00 am this Saturday, April 5, at Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second Avenue (south end of Palmer Park), Detroit, MI 48203.
Palmer Park is a 300-acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880s. The planning process is a MiCNU and MiASLA community service project whose volunteer firms include: Archive Design Studio, ASTI Environmental, Campbell Planning, Conservation Design Forum, Gibbs Planning Group, Hamilton Anderson Associates, Kenneth Weikal Landscape Architecture, livingLAB Detroit and Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C.
Contact David Mangum for details: email@example.com or Tel: 248-642-4800.
Save the Date: Wednesday, April 30th
New Stormwater Rules for Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Presentation
Wednesday April 30th, 12:15 pm at Washtenaw County Water Resource Office
705 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
MiASLA will be hosting a brown bag lunch discussing the new stormwater rules for the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner. Water Resources Commissioner, Evan Pratt, and Rain Garden Coordinator, Susan Bryan, will have a presentation on the new stormwater rules and lead a discussion on design implications for landscape architects practicing in the County.
More information to follow.
Registration now open for the Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference
May 8-9, 2014
Register by March 31 to receive the reduced Early Bird rate!
One can scarcely talk about infrastructure today without also including “green” infrastructure in the discussion. This is true in urban areas where stormwater and combined sewer overflow controls are needed by law. It is also true around the state where planning efforts are seeking to increase green amenities, and where options are being considered for replacing or expanding existing “grey” infrastructure. Michigan’s first statewide Green Infrastructure Conference is coming to Lansing on May 8-9, 2014. It is designed to help everyone associated with local development to overcome the commonly identified barriers to green infrastructure; whether codes and policies, capitol costs and maintenance concerns, modeling and design tools, or plants and soils issues. The conference will deal with it all and more! State and federal policies will also be discussed. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/deqworkshops, click on “DEQ Workshops.”
A first-of-its-kind Green Burial Conference will be held on October 11, 2014 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Green burial is a growing trend that is attractive to many but how to achieve it remains illusive. Learn about green burial options from local and national experts through panel discussion, presentation, and outdoor mock demonstration.
This conference is your opportunity to think about questions such as: Do you or a loved one want your body to go back to the earth naturally? Would you like this choice to be available in your local cemetery?
To explore such questions and issues, Merilynne Rush, Ann Arbor-based green burial educator and home funeral advocate, is joined by an impressive array of speakers from within and without the funeral industry. Discover the full web of choices. Learn the practicalities of how to do a natural burial; discuss current practices and what families want; and have the opportunity to network with professionals.
Speakers include Charles Morris, President, Green Burial Council International, Mike Mitchell, licensed funeral director, Jack Goodnoe, landscape architect and cemetery planner and Barbara Lucas, producer and host of “The Green Room” on WEMU public radio and CTN television
Families, individuals, funeral directors, cemetery workers and environmentalists are invited. As a bonus, A Will for the Woods, an award-winning green burial documentary chronicling one-man’s quest to leave a lasting legacy, will be shown Friday evening, October 10, at 7:30 pm with discussion to follow.
Space is limited! Tickets for both events are available at Eventbrite.com. Matthaei Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more information, contact Merilynne Rush at 734-395-9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.AfterDeathHomeCare.com
SAVE THE DATE:
2014 Michigan Chapter ASLA Annual Conference will be on Wednesday, September 10 at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo. More information to follow in the coming months.
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 email@example.com 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
Congratulations to the seven project submissions that received the highest honors from Michigan ASLA’s 28th Annual Chapter Awards! Graphic representation coming soon.
Landscape Architectural Design:
Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, MI
Michael J. Dul & Associates
Baylor University Sciences Building, Waco, TX
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Mill Creek Park, Dexter, MI
SmithGroup JJR, Inc.
Landscape Planning & Analysis:
Detroit Future City, Detroit, MI
Hamilton Anderson, Detroit Works Long Term Planning Team
Middlegrounds Metropark Master Plan, Toledo, OH
SmithGroup JJR, Inc.
River Raisin Heritage Corridor – East Master Plan, Monroe, MI
Beckett & Raeder, Inc.
Landscape Architectural Sustainability:
Delta Dental of Michigan Corporate Headquarters Campus, Okemos, MI
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.