April 2016  

    Register Today for the OCASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO

    Join the Ohio Chapter of ASLA on Friday, May 6th at COSI for one of the biggest Chapter gatherings of the year. This year's meeting offers 4 Sessions that are worth 6 LACES CEUs. Our Vendor EXPO will be available to all registrants throughout the day, so come see what new products they are offering for 2016!

    Register by April 17th and save $25. Full and Half Day tickets available! Click here for the full list of meeting speakers and to register!

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    Help Celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month This April!

    How to participate in World Landscape Architecture Month:

    1. Download a “This Is Landscape Architecture” card here.
    2. Take a photo of the card at your favorite park, plaza or landscape architect-designed space.
    3. Upload the photo to Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms with #WLAM2016.
    4. See how others are celebrating at

    It's that easy! Download the instructions by clicking this link.

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    2016 OCASLA Advocacy Day - April 19th

    The Ohio Chapter of ASLA will be hosting its inaugural In-State Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. We will be modeling our day based on the national ASLA Advocacy Day held in Washington D.C. each year. 

    Nearly 20 landscape architects from across the state will visit with 6 Ohio Legislators to discuss various issues, including the Ohio Sunset Review Committee, House Bill 243 and statewide water quality concerns.

    Photos and details of the day's events will be featured in the next OCASLA newsletter.

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    Help Defend Licensure by Participating in the Landscape Architecture Task Analysis Today

    The landscape architecture community has seen an increase in threats to licensure over the last year. Do your part to help defend licensure and your scope of work by taking the 2016 Task Analysis survey. Your personal participation will support the profession, help protect the public’s health, safety and welfare and defend licensure.

    The Task Analysis, conducted by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), is a study of the profession that ensures the content of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E) remains legally defensible and relevant. The Task Analysis results are also used to defend your scope of practice as a landscape architect.


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    Wet or Electronic Stamp: Ethical Considerations

    Wet or Electronic Stamp: Ethical Considerations by Luther L. Liggett, Jr., Partner, Korhman Jackson & Krantz

    As technological advances race onward to achieve previously unimaginable computerized applications, design professional practice laws remain conservative in order to insure the highest level of professionalism and protection to the public.

    Before the age of computers, traditional practice and law required crimping or signing over a design professional seal, usually with colored ink to identify an original. But paper is a tool of the past, and today’s project owners develop construction documents on computers for ease of correction and transmittal.

    Ohio law accommodates electronic seals, provided that an Architect follows several different sets of rules promulgated for different purposes. This article will review those provisions of law.

    Click here to read the full article

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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA National News: April 13, 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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    Classified Ads



    Vizmeg Landscape, Inc. the leading Landscape Construction Company in Northeast Ohio is looking for a Landscape Design/Sales Project Manager to help manage our expansion.  We have built a solid reputation over the last 24 years and our business is continuing to grow.  We are looking for a highly motivated sales person who is able to create exciting landscape designs, sell the job, and then act as a project manager through its completion. Typical projects include high end residential or condo sites. Our team supports a collaborative work environment that values creativity, quality, as well as efficiency. We offer a great opportunity to further your career while working on some of the finest projects in our area.  The ideal candidate is expected to produce in excess of $1 million in sales annually and in return the company offers very competitive salary and commission plan along with great benefits. If you think you have what it takes an describe yourself as dedicated, genuine and knowledgeable, we want to talk with you.


              Represent Vizmeg Landscape Inc. through the sales cycle by:

    o    Understanding scope of work, from initial customer contact, through entire sales cycle, including design of landscapes, preparation of drawings, plans, preparing and present cost estimates, monitors and administers design construction contracts, coordinating with customers and landscape team

    o    Possess a solid understanding of project management and managing labor & material costs

    o    Working through service related issues and understanding how to meet customer expectations while maintaining a comfortable profit for the company

    •          Ability to prepare competitive proposals and to learn the art of negotiation
    •          Participate in the job costing efforts to ensure that work performed meets company requirements
    •          Handle customer inquiries regarding service and quality issues
    •          Continuous client interaction to ensure overall satisfaction and communicate up to date progress
    •          Responsible for billing projects to reflect actual job progress, ensuring all extras are documented,       accounted for and billed


    •          Technical knowledge needed to provide the range of services delivered to clients
    •          Comfortable following up on generated job leads, cold calling and marketing
    •          Minimum of 5 years sales experience in outside sales
    •          Must have demonstrated background using CAD and MS office Suite
    •          B.S. Degree in Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or related field
    •          Competent math skills and ability to calculate figures, including discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume
    •          Working knowledge of basic algebra and geometry for procurement of products and services
    •          Demonstrated critical thinking skills to solve both intellectual and practical problems
    •          Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism [formulas, graphs etc.] in its most difficult phases
    •          Willingness to work in a team based environment
    •          Adhere to company policies, standards and safety guidelines


    •          Exhibit excellent follow up practices  
    •          Professional, effective oral & written communication skills and professional appearance
    •          Demonstrate a “can-do” attitude and a strong work ethic committed to excellence

     EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer



    Job Description - CAD Designer/Project Manager

    Playworld Midstates is one of the leading playground and recreation suppliers in the Midwest. We are currently hiring for a CAD Designer/Project manager at our Ohio office in New Albany. At Playworld Midstates we design, supply and build recreational play and site structures for communities, schools, parks, churches, residential developments, child care facilities, RV communities and commercial campuses throughout Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. We represent top tier manufacturers of playground equipment, site furnishings, shelters, gazebos, and aquatic play equipment.


    •          Find and research all bid opportunities in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan
    •          Provide CAD design for 7 sales representatives
    •          Research architect specifications and plans for all public bids and RFP’s
    •          Get our suppliers approved as equal if necessary
    •          Match/equal competitors’ products for bids with drawings
    •          Estimate public bid preliminary pricing
    •          Produce all bid forms and documents to meet deadlines
    •          Produce submittals for successful bids
    •          Provide closeout documents as needed
    •          Manage contracts


    Playworld Midstates offers generous compensation and benefits package which includes:

    •          Health Insurance
    •          Simple IRA
    •          Vacation & Sick Time
    •          And More


    Contact Information:

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