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ASLA announces 2019 Honors recipients

Selected by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest awards ASLA bestows each year. The 2019 recipients include: Carol Franklin, FASLA; Douglas Reed, FASLA; Kimberlee Douglas; Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA; Sally Jewell; Julie Hensley, ASLA and more.

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ASLA elevates 22 Members to the Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced yesterday that it has elevated 22 members as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership, management, knowledge, and service.

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Landscape architects LEEDⓇ by example

The ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. was officially awarded LEED PlatinumⓇ certification. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council presented the certification to ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA and ASLA CEO and Executive Vice President Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, during a reception for the ASLA Board of Trustees and Chapter Presidents Council.

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ASLA is still in

“In the Paris Agreement, the U.S. made a commitment to reduce our carbon emissions and start combating this growing threat to our communities. While some may want out, ASLA is still in,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects. “We applaud the House of Representatives for taking bold steps in H.R. 9 to uphold U.S. commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement – and for including an amendment addressing the need for environmental and climate justice in this process.”

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AIA event celebrates women in architecture and design

Leaders from top architecture and design organizations celebrated women in design at an event Tuesday night co-hosted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Part of a series that explores the imperative of expanding diversity in the architecture profession, the “Women in Design” event acknowledged the contributions and accomplishments of women in the design field.

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ASLA celebrates World Landscape Architecture Month by showcasing influential landscape architects

As our climate changes, our communities are put at greater and greater risk. Flooding has increased. Wildfires have increased. Sea levels have increased. People, families, and communities are seeing the effects – and the problem is only getting worse. April is World Landscape Architecture Month and throughout the month, the American Society of Landscape Architects will celebrate the ways in which landscape architects are designing a greener, more sustainable future.

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ASLA celebrates major advocacy win as permanent authorization of the Land & Water Conservation Fund is signed into law

“From Black Rock Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, to North Tangipahoa Parish Park in Louisiana, to Crescent Harbor Playground in Alaska, LWCF gives landscape architects the ability to plan and design parks and recreational facilities that are resilient, beneficial, and beautiful outdoor spaces,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects. “The permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is an incredible victory for ASLA, our members, and our partners. This critical program will help lead our nation to a healthier, more sustainable future that is accessible for all.”

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ASLA Statement on the Fourth National Climate Assessment

The climate assessment report is a clarion call to action, challenging those who plan and design within built and natural environments to “mainstream adaptation and mitigation into land-use, hazard mitigation, development, and capital investment planning.” We couldn’t agree more. Landscape architects are ready and eager to contribute their wide-ranging skills and problem-solving talents to meet the many challenges brought on by climate change while improving the quality of life in communities everywhere.

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Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, Installed as New President of ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has installed Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, PLA, as its president for the 2018-2019 term. Kelly was sworn in during the October 22 President’s Dinner at the ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia. He succeeds Gregory A. Miller, FASLA.

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ASLA Business Survey Shows Steady Conditions for Landscape Architecture Firms

Business is picking up for landscape architecture firms, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey for the third quarter of 2018. Based on the responses of 121 primary firm contacts, the survey indicates that billable hours and inquiries for new work have improved from the previous quarter. Hiring plans have remained steady.

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New York City’s Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Spring Street Salt Shed are the first LEED-certified New York City Department of Sanitation facilities. Photo credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto

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Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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