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    June 2015  

    UPDATE! SUB. H.B. NO. 64 - SUNSET REVIEW COMMITTEE PROVISION ADDED!

    UPDATE! Sub. H.B. No. 64 - Main Operating Appropriations Bill

    June 23, 2015

    On behalf of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, we would like to thank everyone who responded to the Call to Action, as well as our many emails, and for those that reached out to their Senator in opposition of the provision in the Sub. H.B. 64 that proposed to eliminate the Ohio Landscape Architects Board and fold its functions into the Ohio Architects Board. 

    Last week, we informed you that an amendment to remove this provision was introduced by Senator Troy Balderson (District 20 - R) with support from Senator Randy Gardner (District 2 - R) and Senator Jim Hughes (District 16 - R). The Omnibus Amendment was approved by the Senate Finance Committee, passed by the full Senate, and has now been forwarded back to the House. This updated bill has eliminated the provision that required the merger of the Landscape Architects Board with the Architects Board. However, there was a new provision added to the Omnibus Amendment which requires the Sunset Review Committee to hold hearings on whether certain board mergers are warranted ("improve efficiency and save costs") and to make a recommendation to the General Assembly by June 1, 2016. The final version of Sub. H.B. 64 has been forwarded to Conference Committee in order to reconcile a final bill for signature by the Governor before the June 30, 2015 deadline.  

    Here is a link to track this bill as it makes its way to final passage and signature:  

    https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA131-HB-64

    See pages 4313-4314 on the Sunset Review Committee (also attached to this notice). 

    The Conference Committee will either approve the Sunset Review provision or remove it from the final bill entirely. In either scenario, this represents a major win for us in our advocacy efforts! 

    We will keep you informed until we reach an outcome, which should be later this week, or early next week at the latest.

    Again, thanks to all of you. It is this type of grassroots effort that is most impactful, both short term and long term to preserve the health and viability of our profession.

    Sincerely,

    Ohio Chapter ASLA

    Eugenia Martin, FASLA - Chapter Trustee - jeannie@cypstudios.com

    Carmine Russo Jr, ASLA - Chapter President - crusso@nbbj.com

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    UPDATE! Sub. H.B. No. 64 - Elimination of Ohio Landscape Architects Board

    UPDATE! Sub. H.B. No. 64 - Main Operating Appropriations Bill

    June 16, 2015

    On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Chapter of ASLA, we would like to first begin by thanking those that have mobilized, and acted quickly over the past week. Your voices have resonated with our elected officials.

    To summarize the issue that we face moving forward, below is a brief history of where we stand as of today and how we should move forward:

    1. The initial 2-year state budget was submitted by the Executive branch of government to the Ohio House for consideration. The Ohio House passed that budget, and passed it on to the Senate Finance Committee. There was no provision in the first two budget proposals for the elimination of the Ohio Landscape Architects Board. This provision was added during Senate Finance Committee meetings, and shared with the public on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The Ohio Chapter ASLA was notified on this date of this language, and mobilized quickly.
    2. We have contacted ASLA National and gone through the proper channels on what should be done, and how we should handle this threat. To be clear, this is not a threat to de-regulate landscape architecture licensure at the moment, but if passed would deal us a severe blow in our ability to regulate our profession, with the formation of a new Architects Board consisting of 5 architects and 1 landscape architect. The fear is that this is an initial step to a larger, more long term strategy for licensure, or lack thereof for our profession.
    3. The Senate Finance Committee holds hearings on the budget bill proposal, allowing for one representative to speak on each budget bill provision. Our Chapter Trustee, Eugenia Martin testified on the Senate Finance Committee floor on behalf of all landscape architects in Ohio, representing the Ohio Chapter ASLA, as well her own small business firm, CYP Studios. This testimony was submitted in writing and video recorded here at time 117:10: http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=146701
    4. Licensed Landscape Architects from across Ohio have called, emailed and written letters to their Senators to urge them to omit this language from the state’s 2-year budget bill. Our Chapter President, Carmine Russo Jr also submitted written testimony on behalf of the Ohio Chapter ASLA Executive Committee and our members, along with Eugenia, and members of the Ohio Landscape Architects Board to the Senate Finance Committee. We have also gained support, and written testimony from AIA Ohio, AIA Columbus, and ONLA.
    5. Public hearings on this budget bill are now complete, but there is more work to be done! At the moment, the Senate Finance Committee is having closed door caucuses to rectify the amendments in the 2-year budget bill. We were able to receive verbal support from several Senators including Senator Troy Balderson, Senator Randy Gardner, and Senator Jim Hughes on Thursday, including some that sit on the Finance Committee. We were able to have Senator Troy Balderson’s office submit an amendment on our behalf to omit the language that was submitted in the Senate Finance Committee by the deadline of 5pm on Thursday. Anyone that lives in Sentor Balderson’s district should take a moment to contact his office and thank him for his support and willingness to assist us at the last moment before the deadline. We are still in contact with his office as we move forward.
    6. Our work is not done! As we speak the Senate Finance Committee is considering all submitted amendments and trying to come to terms with a final bill that will be voted on by the full Senate on Wednesday, June 17. There are 24 hours left to contact your Senator, and Chairman Oelslager of the Finance Committee to urge them to oppose this provision, and accept Senator Balderson’s amendment proposal. Once this bill passes the Senate it will be forwarded to conference committee, including members of both the House and Senate to reconcile the two passed bills into one final bill for the Governor’s signature before the June 30 deadline.
    7. Only a groundswell of opposition can get this removed from the budget. Please continue to call your Senator at once (you can obtain the phone number here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) as well as urge your colleagues to do the same. In addition to phoning, please send an email to Senator Oelslager, Chair of the Finance Committee at sd29@ohiosenate.gov as well as your Senator. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

    We need to keep up the pressure until a final resolution is reached in the Senate. Once we know what the language is in that passed bill on Wednesday, we can determine our next steps.

    Please continue to monitor this situation by checking our website. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.

    Attached you will find a one-page document listing important talking points to familiarize yourself with before discussing with your Senator or House member. Also, attached is a document stating where the bill is in the 2-year budgetary process.

    Thank you for your help! Your voices do make a difference!

    Ohio Chapter ASLA Executive Committee

    Eugenia Martin, FASLA - Chapter Trustee - jeannie@cypstudios.com

    Carmine Russo Jr, ASLA - Chapter President - crusso@nbbj.com 

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    Congratulations to the 2015 Class of ASLA Council of Fellows!

    The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated 37 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2015. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service. The new class of Fellows will be recognized at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 6-9, in Chicago.

    Read full ASLA news article by clickng this link.

     

      Richard W. Espe, ASLA - MKSK - Columbus, Ohio

    Richard Espe, of MKSK, received his nomination, in Works, from the Ohio Chapter. The three pillars of sustainability—environmental, social and fiscal—are fundaments that have defined Espe’s 33-year career. From his early study of Ian McHarg’s philosophy to his current role as a firm leader, he has incorporated natural systems and green infrastructure, and educated clients along the way. Read Richard's full background by clickng this link.

     

      Brian Kinzelman, ASLA - MKSK - Columbus, Ohio

    Brian Kinzelman, of MKSK, received his nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Ohio Chapter. Kinzelman has made significant, sustained contributions to the advancement of the role of landscape architects and the recognition of the practice of landscape architecture through his noteworthy urban design projects and the promotion of prime project management landscape architect roles. Read Brian's full background by clickng this link.

     

      Virginia Burt, ASLA - Virginia Burt Designs - Burlington, Ontario

    Virginia Burt, of Virginia Burt Designs, received her nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Council of Fellows Executive Committee. Burt has international recognition that includes national ASLA and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects design awards. Her designs continuously attract the attention of industry professionals and clients across North America. At the vanguard of healthcare facility healing environments, she has developed a holistic approach that attends to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that weave together the meaning of gardens, genius loci and carefully elicited stakeholder input. Read Virginia's full background by clickng this link.

     

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    SITES Acquired by Green Business Certification Inc.

    Dear ASLA Members,

    We are excited to share news regarding the next phase for the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™). ASLA and the University of Texas at Austin have transferred ownership of the SITES Rating System to Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the LEED green building program from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and GBCI is now accepting applications for project certification under the SITES v2 Rating System.* 

    We are confident that GBCI's leadership of SITES will take the program to the next level and ensure its future growth and influence. ASLA will continue to contribute to the development of SITES as a member of the SITES advisory council and will support the Initiative through ongoing education and promotion activities. ASLA members will continue to be involved on the technical committees that support the Rating System. The role of ASLA, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden in the development of SITES will be recognized in SITES materials and communications. ASLA members are entitled to discounts for all SITES materials, certification, and, when developed, credentialing. 

    We encourage you to share this exciting news and the press release with your colleagues and clients. Interested project teams should visit http://sustainablesites.org/ to learn more. 

    Sincerely, 

    Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA
    ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO

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    design:ROLLS

    Join The Center for Architecture and Design & fellow urban enthusiasts for an architectural bike tour. Cruise the city's streets and discover what makes Columbus so exceptional. 

    The bike tours happen a couple times a year, where participants bike to different spots around the city and either an architect, landscape architect, or city planner will talk at each stop about new projects and development around each area.

    The Saturday, June 13th  tour will be stopping at the Lazarus building and will have someone from MKSK there to speak about the Scioto Greenways Project. The last stop is at the Big Bar and Grill on High St. where Keith Myers will be speaking about the University District development.

    There is typically a quick happy hour at the last stop. If you do not have a bike, you may be able to borrow a COGO bike at no additional cost.

    Tours leave from The Center for Architecture and Design:
    50 West Town Street, Suite 110
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Saturday June 13, 2015 
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

    Registration costs $25. Click here for more information.

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    OCASLA Maumee Valley Section Retirement

    OCASLA is considering retiring the Maumee Valley Section and joining it with the Western Reserve Section.

    For many years there has been low participation in the section, which may be due to the fact that there are roughly 20 members total in the area. We propose that the Western Reserve Section absorb the Maumee Section's activities and members, in order to combine section efforts and resources.

    The Maumee Valley Section will be retired in 90 days unless there is interest in keeping it active.

    Please send your comments to info@ohioasla.org before Friday, July 31st at 5pm.

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    Call for Chapter Election Nominees!

    OCASLA is opening a call for Chapter Officer Nominees until June 30th. Potential nominees must be Full or Associate ASLA members only.

    Open OCASLA Positions are below:

    1.       Chapter President-Elect 

    2.       Vice President of Education and Membership 

    3.       Vice President of Business Affairs

    4.       Vice President of Communications 

    5.       Vice President of Legislative Affairs 

    6.       Buckeye Section Chair 

    7.       Buckeye Section Chair-Elect

    8.       Western Reserve Section Chair-Elect

    Please send all nominations and questions to elections@ohioasla.org. Chapter elections will be held later in the summer.

    There are several benefits to joining OCASLA leadership. OCASLA leaders are directly involved with the national, state and local landscape architecture communities, and have the opportunity to oversee continuing education events.

    Please consider this great opportunity! 

     

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    Ohio State LABASH 2016

    Your support is needed to help create an innovative 2016 LABash! LABash is an annual conference for landscape architecture students in North America. 

    Next spring LABash will be hosted by the students from the Knowlton School of Architecture in Columbus, Ohio. Follow their planning activities at their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/labash2016osu?fref=nf

    The 2016 LABash Planning Committee has put together sponsorship opportunities to help fund their efforts. See the funding levels at their website: http://labash2016.com/#sponsors

     

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    World Landscape Architecture Month Wrap-Up

    This past April OCASLA was busy celebrating and promoting landscape architecture across the state and on social media. View all the WLAM event photo galleries HERE and search twitter for #WLAM2015 to see how the entire world celebrated. Below is a list of this year’s activities:

    ·         OCASLA exhibited the 2014 Award Winners in the street front window display at the Center for Architecture and Design in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibit was displayed during the month of April. See the photo gallery by clicking here.

    ·         The April issue of Ohio Magazine includes a one-page article featuring the 2014 Ohio ASLA Award Winners and World Landscape Architecture Month. Download the article by clicking here.

    ·         OCASLA participated in the In-State Virtual Advocacy Month by tweeting Ohio Representatives and Senators about Advocacy Issues related to Water & Stormwater Management, Community Design & Development and Small Business Growth & Development. #iAdvocate

    ·         Chapter Trustee Jeannie Marin, President Carmine Russo, President-Elect Karla Salmans and VP of Legislative Affairs Lynne Nischwitz went to the Hill in Washington, D.C. for ASLA Advocacy Day. In the days that followed they met for the Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) and Board of Trustees (BOT) where they discussed chapter leadership and the direction of our Society. See photos on our facebook page!

    ·         Chapter representatives were on hand at a booth at DesignColumbus 2015 to promote the benefits of landscape architecture.

    ·         The Western Reserve Section held a spring clean-up event at the Greek Cultural Garden in Cleveland. The day began with a historical overview of the cultural gardens followed by weeding and planting. Greece was Ohio’s Sister Country for WLAM 2015. See the photos HERE.

    ·         The Buckeye Section joined the Bosswood Tree Initiative to plant trees to celebrate Arbor Day and National Landscape Architecture Month at Dexter Falls Park. See the photos HERE.

    ·         The Knowlton School of Architecture held its annual Graduating Senior Dinner where KSA faculty and OCASLA Executive Committee members were present. See the photos HERE.

    ·         The 2015 OCASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO was held in early April in Columbus. Additional meeting details can be found in the next article.

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    Recap of the 2015 OCASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO

    This year’s meeting had much to offer, with a wide range of educational session topics and new product introductions from 25+ EXPO vendors.

    The speakers this year were Mark Focht, PLA, FASLA, First Deputy Commissioner, Parks and Facilities at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Immediate Past President of ASLA, Julia Czerniak, Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, Bradford McKee, Editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine and Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, Principal & Owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

    See the photos HERE.

    Prior to the Annual meeting, Mark Focht visited landscape architecture students at the Cleveland Urban Design Center (CUDC) in Cleveland and the Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) in Columbus. Mark participated in student review sessions and gave presentations to students and OCASLA members.

    OCASLA also held the Student/Speaker Essay Dinner at Hubbard Grill in Columbus the night before the Annual Meeting, where KSA essay winners and the Annual Meeting speakers have a lively discussion about the status of landscape architecture.

    Many thanks to our very skilled and knowledgeable speakers, vendors, volunteers and participants for making this year’s OCASLA Annual Meeting and related activities a success! 

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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA E-News: May 27, 2015

    Governance and Administration

    • President K. Richard Zweifel, FASLA, presented on ASLA programs and priorities at the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects conference in Mexico City last week.
    • Recently, Immediate Past President Mark Focht, FASLA, was the keynote speaker at the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign’s convocation—a long-standing tradition for the sitting ASLA president. Due to scheduling issues last year, President Zweifel and IPP Focht agreed to stand in for each other over the past two years.
    • The call for committee serviceopened in yesterday’s issue of LAND.  The process will continue to improve through the use of Survey Monkey, and special communications will target student and emerging professional audiences.  The call will close July 10.
    • Last week, Gensler kicked off the four-week design development phase for the Center for Landscape Architecture with a meeting at ASLA headquarters. The design team will hold weekly meetings with ASLA staff during this process to discuss and present design directions, including fixtures, finishes, and furnishes, but also storage and technology needs.  ASLA staff will hold regular meetings and communications with the advisory group during this process for their review and feedback.
    • Notifications for the 2015 class of Fellows is beginning this week via phone and email and will continue through the end of next week. An official announcement of this year’s class will appear in the June 23rd issue of LAND. The COFjury met on May 8at headquarters to review 89 entries from 32 chapters.

     

    Finance

    •  CFO Mike O’Brien has closed out April 2015 and the results are in line with the budget and prior year results. 

     

    Resource Development

    • The Campaign for theASLA Center for Landscape Architecture has raised $816,323, which is roughly 54 percent of the new goal of $1.5 million. To date, firms have pledged$282,797,ASLA chapters have pledged $361,229, with the balance donated by individual members and friends of ASLA.  To see who is supporting the campaign, please click here. If you or your firm would like to join the list of donors, please contact Director of Stakeholder Relations and Resource Development Ron Sears

     

    Government Affairs

    • Last week, the White House released its National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, an action plan developed through collaborative efforts across the Executive Branch, which outlines a comprehensive approach to tackling and reducing the impact of multiple stressors on pollinator health. The federal strategy also includes recommendations/principles submitted by ASLA that showcase the role and ingenuity of landscape architecture to foster vibrant, well-designed landscapes to improve pollinator health and vitality. ASLA issued a statement on the strategy, where EVP Somerville stated “sustainable landscape design practices—such as those supported by the White House strategy—contribute to the health of honey bees, monarch butterflies and other native pollinators. We are confident that implementation of the strategy will continue to highlight the expertise of landscape architects in contributing to pollinator health.”

     

    •  ASLA is preparing to sponsor a number of events around National Pollinators Week, beginning June 15, including a press conference, congressional briefing, and green roof tour and reception. ASLA is also working with House and Senate legislators to introduced legislation to promote pollinator health in federal rights-of-way.

     

    • Last week, both the House and Senate passed legislation to provide a two-month extension of our nation’s surface transportation programs.  Congress will have to begin work on a long-term bill and a funding strategy to address our nation’s surface transportation before July 31 when current law expires and the Highway Trust Fund drops below critical levels.

     

    • Federal Government Affairs Director Roxanne Blackwell met with federal landscape architectsat a meeting hosted by the Landscape Architecture Foundation on including federal landscape architecture projects in LAF’s Landscape Performance Series. The group also brainstormed on strategies to spread the word about landscape architecture opportunities in the federal agencies.

     

    • Director Blackwell represented ASLA at the Resilience Building Coalition meeting hosted by the American Institute of Architects, where Jesse Keenan, Research Director for Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) presented on the economics of resilient and adaptive buildings.

     

    • Last week, Government Affairs hosted the second quarter Advocacy Websummit. The webinar featured an Advocacy Day 2015 recap, updates on the latest state licensure action, and a preview of the Advocacy Summit (September 11-13 in Albuquerque, NM). The Websummit also included in-depth discussions related to local preservation issues, best practices on how to recognize legislators, and proactive strategies for restraints to practice issues.

     

    • Government Affairs is now on Twitter and encourages ASLA members to follow us @ASLA_Advocacy to keep up with urgent advocacy news. Don’t miss out on critical information about free webinars, grants notices, and policy reports on issues important to the profession.  If you need assistance with Twitter, contact Legislative Analyst Leighton Yates.

     

    Publishing

    • Revenue for the 2015 EXPO is up two percent from the previous week and represents 88 percent of the budget.

     

    • Advertising contracts for Landscape Architecture Magazine increased to 85 percent of the budget.

     

    Public Relations and Communications

    • Lauren Martella has joined the Public Relations and Communications team as marketing manager. She comes from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

     

     

    • Due to the success of the #WLAM2015 social media campaign, ASLA is extending it past April with a new hashtag, #ThisIsLandArch. The “Designed by a Landscape Architect” cards are an excellent way of simultaneously promoting the work of our members and raising awareness of the profession.

     

    Meetings

    • Registration and housing for the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO was strong with close to 650 registered in the third week of registration.  Pricing will increase after June 19. Remember to book your hotel room when you register to receive up to $75 off your registration fee.  Beware of housing room pirates claiming to offer cheap housing on behalf of ASLA.  Room poaching is an industry problem.  Experient is the only housing bureau authorized to book housing on behalf of ASLA. Register and book on online.

     

    Member and Chapter Services

    •   Today’s membership total is 15,473 (see details below):

     

    MEMBER CATEGORY

    TOTAL

    Affiliate

    651

    Associate

    2,002

    Corporate

    142

    Full Member

    9,652

    Full-Fellow

    745

    Honorary

    148

    International

    198

    Student Affiliate

    318

    Student

    1,617

     

    •  On May 21, the Emerging Professionals Committee hosted its first online Ask Me Anything “Google hangout” with the topic of navigating the job search process (22 participated). The EPC also met via conference call to discuss project updates, including three student chapter visits scheduled for the fall semester (WVU, UGA and FIU) and the status of the chapter mentor program guidelines.

     

    Professional Practice

    • On May 21, the Women in Landscape Architecture PPN hosted the Online Learning presentation Paths of Practice: Women in Public Service, which offered 1.0 PDH and was presented by Nette Compton, ASLA, Alison Kelly, ASLA, and Christa Wollenzien, ASLA. The recording is now available in the catalogue of recorded presentations.

     

     

    Deadlines and Reminders

    The Leadership Calendar can be accessed on the web.

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    Jobs

    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

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    Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will have a BS in Geography, Planning, Landscape Architecture or similar and 0-3 years of experience. Previously demonstrated written and oral presentation skills preferred. Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in ArcGIS/City Engine and associated databases, InDesign, Photoshop and planning visualization software. Must have knowledge of New Urbanism, Form-Based Codes, general master planning, landscape architecture and urban design concepts and practices and knowledge of Data Collection and Inventory methods. Must be willing to travel for projects as needed. Prior military service is favorable.

    Leading Innovation and Integrity...

    As members of a leading design, geospatial and infrastructure management firm, Woolpert employees inspire each other to be the best through their ingenuity, diversity and vision. With projects that contribute to the sustainability, security and efficiency of federal, local and private-sector clients across the U.S. and abroad, our employees appreciate rewarding careers that contribute to advances in the Architectural/Engineering industry while also knowing they’re serving the needs of some of the best communities and organizations around the world.

    Woolpert is looking for a highly motivated planner with 0-3 years for master planning projects for the Department of Defense. Projects would include Area Development Plans and Installation Development Plans that require knowledge and application of Form-Based Codes, LEED and other sustainable planning strategies. Potential office locations are in the St. Louis area or Dayton, OH. Woolpert, Inc. is a leader in the integration of planning/design, technology and geospatial systems. Candidate should have the willingness to proactively pursue new geospatial/graphic technologies and techniques. Tasks may include working as a part of integrated master planning teams, assisting in the research and preparation of reports, creating report and presentation graphics and traveling with project teams (potentially including international travel).

    Presenting Opportunities and Challenges at Every Turn...

    As a firm that recognizes the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through our excellent benefits package and competitive salaries.

    For consideration, please apply online at www.apply2jobs.com/woolpert by searching for Requisition Number 454 and clicking “Apply Now.”

    Woolpert is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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    EDGE is a collaborative studio of planners, landscape architects and urban designers. Our professionals create economically, socially and environmentally impactful solutions through purposeful planning and design. We are looking for a creative and motivated landscape architect and/or urban designer for our Columbus office. This individual will have the opportunity to participate in conceptual, schematic, and design development efforts for land development and urban revitalization projects for both private and public clients.  A successful candidate should exhibit strong design skills, site planning experience, and proficiency in hand drawing and computer graphics. 

    Desired skills and experience:

    •        Excellent graphic and verbal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse team members.
    •        Demonstrated project experience involving master planning, site planning, and detailed site design.
    •        Strong work ethic - independently and in a collaborative team environment.
    •        Proficiency in hand drawing and graphic software including Adobe CS6, Sketch-up and AutoCAD.
    •        Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, or other related design field

     

    Please email resume and portfolio to:

    Tedd Hardesty

    EDGE

    thardesty@edgela.com

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    Design office looking for responsible and enthusiastic Business Development Assistant for career path position.

    We are a thriving professional design office with 70+ Landscape Architects and Urban Planners with 5 offices in 3 states. We are in need of a professional Business Development Assistant to work out of our Covington, Kentucky office.  The Business Development Assistant will be a key professional, critical to the success of MKSK's business development and marketing programs.

    Required Experience & Skills

    Description of Position:

    • Supports firm Principals and the Director of Business Development on the delivery of marketing materials and contributes to the planning, co-ordination and delivery of business development activity.
    • Works with Business Development team to develop proposal and qualification materials
    • Develops and maintains knowledge of firm’s markets and experience
    • Assists with opportunity and/or market research
    • Updates collateral and/or social media/web information
    • Supports the planning and coordination of special events

    SKILL SET:

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite processing software
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Organizational skills, multi-tasking and excellent time management skills
    • Graphic design/layout abilities
    • Working understanding of A/E/C industry terminology and procedures
    • Understanding of marketing and business development principles

     

    This is a full time position which we plan to fill in the very near future.  Our excellent benefits package includes a competitive salary, three weeks paid time off, paid Holidays, and health insurance.  Working hours can vary depending on meeting critical deadlines but will be roughly 8:30 to 5:30.

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

    We can be found on the internet at www.mkskstudios.com

    Please respond via email with a cover letter and resume to Tom Porto at tporto@mkskstudios.com

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    Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will have a BS in Geography, Planning, Landscape Architecture or similar and 0-3 years of experience. Previously demonstrated written and oral presentation skills preferred. Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in ArcGIS/City Engine and associated databases, InDesign, Photoshop and planning visualization software. Must have knowledge of New Urbanism, Form-Based Codes, general master planning, landscape architecture and urban design concepts and practices and knowledge of Data Collection and Inventory methods. Must be willing to travel for projects as needed. Prior military service is favorable.

    Leading Innovation and Integrity...

    As members of a leading design, geospatial and infrastructure management firm, Woolpert employees inspire each other to be the best through their ingenuity, diversity and vision. With projects that contribute to the sustainability, security and efficiency of federal, local and private-sector clients across the U.S. and abroad, our employees appreciate rewarding careers that contribute to advances in the Architectural/Engineering industry while also knowing they’re serving the needs of some of the best communities and organizations around the world.

    Woolpert is looking for a highly motivated planner with 0-3 years for master planning projects for the Department of Defense. Projects would include Area Development Plans and Installation Development Plans that require knowledge and application of Form-Based Codes, LEED and other sustainable planning strategies. Potential office locations are in the St. Louis area or Dayton, OH. Woolpert, Inc. is a leader in the integration of planning/design, technology and geospatial systems. Candidate should have the willingness to proactively pursue new geospatial/graphic technologies and techniques. Tasks may include working as a part of integrated master planning teams, assisting in the research and preparation of reports, creating report and presentation graphics and traveling with project teams (potentially including international travel).

    Presenting Opportunities and Challenges at Every Turn...

    As a firm that recognizes the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through our excellent benefits package and competitive salaries.

    For consideration, please apply online at www.apply2jobs.com/woolpert by searching for Requisition Number 454 and clicking “Apply Now.”

    Woolpert is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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