November 2016  

    Landscape Architect Patrick J. Beam Elected as Regional Director for CLARB


    Ohio Landscape Architect Elected as Regional Director of International Organization

    RESTON, VIRGINIA (UNITED STATES) – October 26, 2016 – Patrick J. Beam has been elected to a two-year term as Region 2 Director for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

    As the Region 2 Director, Beam will represent CLARB members from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

    Beam has previously served CLARB as the Region 2 Alternate Director (2014-2016), and a Board Participant of the CLARB Welfare Pilot Project Ohio since 2014.

    In his home state, Beam has served as a board member on the Ohio Landscape Architects Board since 2006 and will continue to do so through 2017. He has also served as the Maumee Valley Section Treasurer for the Ohio ASLA Chapter. Beam is also a Board Member of Scenic Ohio and is involved with many charities and environmental organizations in his local community.

    Beam earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and is licensed in Ohio. He currently is a principal and an owner of Bassett Associates in Lima, Ohio, and is a CLARB Certified Landscape Architect.


    About CLARB

    Since 1970, CLARB has been dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. CLARB and its members work together to establish standards for education, experience and examination required for the professional licensure of landscape architects. CLARB’s members include the licensure boards that regulate the profession of landscape architecture in the United States; Puerto Rico; and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

    For more information, please contact Missy Sutton, Member Engagement Specialist, at or 571-432-0332.

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    Congratulations to the 2016 OCASLA Award Winners!

    This year OCASLA received 33 entry submittals for the Awards Program. Over the summer the Awards Jury selected 11 professional and student projects, resulting in 1 Award of Excellence, 3 Honor Awards and 7 Merit Awards.

    Following the annual OCASLA Fall Educational on Friday, September 30th in Cincinnati, the OCASLA GALA was held at the Anderson Pavilion where the 2016 Award Winners were announced. 

    Click this link to view the Fall Educational and GALA photo galleries.

    Read about this year's award winners in the 2016 OCASLA Awards Booket

    2016 OCASLA Award Winners:


    Scioto Greenways
    Columbus, Ohio – MKSK
    Category: Design Constructed


    Riverside Methodist Hospital Neuroscience Tower Landscape
    Columbus, Ohio – NBBJ
    Category: Design Constructed

    Cincinnati Connects Plan
    Cincinnati, Ohio – Human Nature, Inc.
    Category: Planning + Analysis

    Cincinnati Nature Center - Marge and Charles Schott Nature PlayScape
    Cincinnati, Ohio – POD Design & Rachel Robinson Design Landscape Architecture, llc
    Category: Design Constructed



    Columbus Commons
    Columbus, Ohio – EDGE
    Category: Design Constructed

    I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange Corridor
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – AECOM
    Category: Design Not Constructed

    Lincoln Hill Gardens
    Dayton, Ohio – MKSK
    Category: Design Not Constructed

    N. Residence
    Cleveland, Ohio – Virginia Burt Designs, Inc.
    Category: Residential

    Lakewood Park Solstice Steps
    Lakewood, Ohio – Environmental Design Group
    Category: Design Constructed



    The Temporary Zoo - A Post Industrial Landscape
    Columbus, Ohio – Joie Chan
    2016 Merit Student Award Winner

    Columbus, Ohio – Caitlin Brett, Mariel Fink, Kerry Gerich, Matt Hayes, Christa Radosavljevic
    2016 Merit Student Award Winner




    Ohio Landscape Architecture Award:

    Leonard S. Thomas - University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati, Ohio

    Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering (CDOTE) / Cincinnati, Ohio

    Ohio Chapter ASLA Service Award:

    William Lee Behnke, FASLA  / Cleveland, Ohio


    Congratulations 2016 OCASLA Award Winners!!

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    Remote Landscape Architecture Internship Opportunity

    With over 20 for-credit remote internships (can be completely anywhere in the world) and an alumni of over 150 students over the past 6 years, The Global Grid - Urbanist news. Local views - is the preeminent destination for landscape architecture students to develop a variety of skills - from blogging, photography, social media marketing, editing, and more. Skills that are vital in communicating and marketing their landscape architecture work.

    Visit to find out more and apply. Applications due 12/9/16.

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    Take part in the SITES “Battle of the States” competition!

    Register your SITES project by December 31, 2016, to help recognize the U.S. states leading sustainable landscape design and development. The states with the most registered SITES projects will be announced and profiled in 2017.

    The first ten projects to register after this announcement will receive a free copy of the SITES reference guide. All registered projects registered by December 31 will receive dedicated time with a GBCI representative to discuss their project. 

    The winning state will be announced in 2017 and highlighted as part of a campaign that focuses on the state and their leadership in sustainable landscape design, development and maintenance.

    The first ten projects that participate in the campaign and become SITES certified will be featured in an in-depth article profile on our website. They will also be featured as part of a press event, and additional event opportunities that arise. 

    Register your project at or email us at with any questions.

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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA National News: November 23, 2016

    Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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    OCASLA will update monthly any new job postings throughout the state of Ohio.

    Please click here to current postings.

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    The Geauga Park District is requesting general statements of qualifications for professional design services for 2017. Design services include but are not limited to land surveying, landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, geo-technical, archaeological and environmental restoration.

    Download the PDF below for full information.

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