August 2017  

    2017 OCASLA 13th Annual Golf Outing

    The Annual Golf Outing has become a great philanthropic event and is attended by 60+ Landscape Architects from around the state of Ohio. This is an outstanding opportunity to network and socialize with members of the profession all while benefiting a great program!

    Registration ends August 11th.

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    2018 OCASLA Elections Open Until August 18

    The 2018 Ohio Chapter of ASLA elections are now open for all current members. Voting is open until Friday, August 18th at 5pm. All of these elected positions will take effect immediately following the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO in Los Angeles (October 20th). To vote, login to the "Member Area" at and click on "Surveys" on the left-hand side of the page. Thank you!

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    Save the Date for the 2017 OCASLA Fall Educational + GALA

    This year we are back in Columbus at Via Vecchia Winery for the Fall Educational + GALA. The 2017 OCASLA Awards will be announced at the GALA. Don't miss one of the biggest OCASLA parties of the year! Early Bird Registration is now open at

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    Welcome New OCASLA Members!

    Welcome to our new members Elizabeth Clark, Cathy Marshall, Elle Mengon, Cameron Starner, Haoran Wang, and
    Kimberly Williams. Make sure you say "Hi!" to them at your next OCASLA event!

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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA National News: August 9, 2017

    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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    Classified Ads


    Our Company Founded and originated as a full service landscape design build firm in 1984, KGK has impacted the local industry through a combination of relentless quality, design creativity, problem solving, leadership, and trustworthiness. Today KGK continues to strive for excellence through its guiding principles of approach, process, and implementation.

    In 2017, KGK announced the addition of Derek Kuryla, PLA, ASLA to further broaden our range of skills, creativity, and as an extension into landscape architecture and urban design services. His background and knowledge in landscape architecture, urban design, and master planning acquired from The Ohio State University and Columbus-based design firm, MKSK Studios, will allow KGK to take on diverse design challenges, whether public, private, commercial, or residential.  From conceptual design to construction detailing, master planning to project implementation, KGK places an emphasis on consistency and innovation that has led us to an industry wide recognized reputation and level of respect.

    Construction Project Coordinator, Full Time Position In support of our diverse set of design build services, we are seeking a Construction Project Coordinator to provide integral components to ensure the success of our large and small scale design and or design/build projects. During the pre-contract phase the coordinator is responsible for all front end tasks to ready the project for the design phase.  Onsite measuring, site analysis and CAD drafting as well as product research are key responsibilities. Once the project is in production, the coordinator is responsible for material procurement, inventory management, scheduling assistance, and construction administration. Three years’ experience in related position and Associates Degree or higher in Construction/Project Management, Landscape Architecture, or a related field is required.

     For an in depth look at job qualifications, skills responsibilities please visit


    Position Title: Park Planner

    Full -Time (40 Hours per Week)


    At-Will Employment 

    Number of Openings: One (1)

    Division/Department: Planning & Operations

    Qualifications: (see below)

    Salary: $20.16 - $23.85 Hourly
    $41,932.80 - $49,608.00 Salary

    Posting Dates: August 11, 2017 until position is filled

    Resume, Letter of Interest and Application to:

    Attention: Human Resources
    Re: Park Planner Position
    9160 Robinson Road
    Chardon, OH 44024-9148

    P: 440.286.9516

    F: 440.286.1285

    Apply Online At:



    Geauga Park District Invites applications for the position of:

    Position Title: Park Planner (40 hours per week)

    Salary: $20.16 - $23.85 Hourly
    $41,932.80 - $49,608.00 Salary

    Posting Dates: August 11, 2017, until position is filled

    Position Description:
    Prepares park, facility, and trail plans, designs, and construction documents. Manages consultants in the planning and engineering of parks, facilities, and trails. Manages and administers minor construction projects and contracts.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform essential duties to expected performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as required for persons with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    - Plans and designs construction and renovation projects. Assists in the preparation of long- range development plans and park master plans; prepares specific site plans and detailed designs; prepares construction documents for park renovations and improvements.

    - Working with the Director of Planning & Operations, develops request for qualifications, evaluates statements of qualifications submitted by consultants.

    - Manage planning and design project prepared by engineering and architectural consultants; oversees the contract; ensures project goals are met; communicates with internal and external stakeholders; review and approve invoices.

    - Develop plans, designs, and specifications that enhance various natural habitats and systems that are environmentally sensitive and sustainable and are compatible with Park’s Natural Resource Management Plans.

    - Prepare bid and proposal documents, manage bidding process, evaluate bids and proposals, prepare contracts for assigned construction projects.

    - Administer assigned construction projects by executing contract documents, approving payment applications, preparing change orders, and verifying compliance with regulatory requirements. 

    - Manages contractor performance by monitoring adherence to plans and specifications, quality control, budget adherence, and schedule performance

    - Responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans, strategic plans, along with all phases of individual project development including but not limited to conceptual design, master planning, design development, cost estimating, construction document preparation, public bidding, construction administration, and field representation.

    - Assist in the administration of grants.

    - Prepares presentation level graphic plans, maps and supporting documentation utilizing ArcView GIS, AutoCAD, Google Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Programs.

    - May prepare and deliver presentations to the Board of Park Commissioners and public groups, such as civic organizations, boards, user groups, the general public and Park District staff.

    - Assists in the coordination and acquisition of all required permits and regulatory agency reviews including but not limited to GSWCD, OEPA, USACE, and other regulatory agency reviews.

    - Assists in the preparation of estimates of probable construction costs for planned/ future construction projects.

    - Assists in the research, identification, composition, preparation and submission of grants.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. A combination of appropriate education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:

    - Bachelors of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, or Civil Engineering related fields with a minimum of one to five (1-5) years of related experience.

    - Professional registration and/or state licensure as a landscape architect, planner or civil engineer is preferred but not required.

    Additional Information:

    Geauga Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider
    Division: Planning & Operations
    Department: Planning & Natural Resource Management

    Reply in writing to:

    Attention: Human Resources
    Re: Park Planner Position
    9160 Robinson Road
    Chardon, OH 44024-9148

    Apply online at:
    FAX: (440) 286-1285


    greenland engineering is looking for a Landscape Architecture Designer in Cleveland, Ohio. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of architects, civil engineers, planners and others, to provide design and production support on a variety of landscape architectural projects. Project emphasis includes: K-12 and higher education, healthcare, and commercial market, as well as, land planning on commercial development. If you are interested in an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in a supportive and collaborative environment, please submit your resume and a sample of recent work.

    Landscape Architecture Designer The position will help clients plan, design, and implement projects. Applicant should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, a PLA license, and a minimum of 2 years of experience is preferred.


    • Designs and manages landscape architecture projects.
    • Develops, modifies and reviews drawings for landscape architecture projects.
    • Demonstrates creative thinking abilities and contributes to firm-wide design excellence and problem solving.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the relationship between design and constructability.
    • Ability to incorporate Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
    • Participates in managing client relationship.
    • Assures Greenland document standards are met and archives documents appropriately. 
    • Assists in preparation of proposals; participates in interviews and public presentations.
    • Understands company agreements, contracts and deliverables and assures standards for project management are met.
    • Actively promotes collaborative and innovative culture.


    Required Skills

    • Proficiency in AutoCAD
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Proficiency in Photoshop and Sketchup graphic software preferred.
    • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environment.
    • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.


    If you are interested in an exciting, challenging and rewarding career submit your resume and a sample of recent work to: or mail to:

    Greenland Engineering, Attn: HR, 4133 Erie Street, Willoughby, OH 44094

    Visit our website at:  


    LDA architects, Inc., an award-winning architecture firm based out of offices at the historic Agora Theater in Midtown Cleveland, OH, is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Landscape Architect to join our team. Our firm is dynamic and growing, and blessed with talent and passion. As a member of the LDA team, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and will be pushed to be well-rounded and knowledgeable in multiple practice areas.


    For more information download job description below.

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