June 2017  

    OCASLA Advocacy Success in H.B. 49!

    In addition to the OCASLA advocacy efforts earlier this year, this month OCASLA Trustee Jeannie Martin and OCASLA VP of Legislative Affairs Carmine Russo met with Ohio Representative Tim Schaffer to discuss House Bill 49 and other issues important to landscape architects. Tim is Chair of the Ohio House Ways and Means committee, and was supportive of the landscape design sales tax removal from the HB 49 Bill.

    House Bill 49 was passed in the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate this month, and does not re-include any reference to Landscape Architects. The House removal of the Sales Tax is confirmed.

    We would like to thank our Legislative Committee lead by our Lobbyist Luther Liggett, Esq., all those that attended our In-State Advocacy Day on May 3 at the Ohio Statehouse, as well as the legislators who supported the sales tax removal. Our collective efforts, including writing letters to the finance committee, and our In-State Advocacy day, have successfully lobbied to defeat this provision.

    Feel free to reach out to our Executive Committee with any questions or concerns you may have at

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    OCASLA Awards Winner Spotlight: Scioto Greenways

    Scioto Greenways
    City of Columbus / CDDC
    Columbus, Ohio

    Design Constructed - Award of Excellence


    The Scioto Greenways project has transformed the very essence of Downtown Columbus and its riverfront by reconnecting the downtown with the Scioto River through the use of greenspace reclaimed from the removal of the Main Street low head dam. A stunning 33 acres of new greenspace was created along with 1.5 miles of bike paths, pedestrian walkways, sitting areas and recreational access for canoeing and kayaking and is now overwhelmingly enjoyed by the community. 


    Read the full description and view all the images for Scioto Greenways in the 2016 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA National News: May 17, 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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    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.
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    •          Ability to incorporate Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
    •          Participates in managing client relationship.
    •          Assures Greenland document standards are met and archives documents appropriately. 
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    Greenland Engineering is an equal opportunity Employer. 


    Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, Ohio is looking for a new landscape architect. To read more about the position description and qualifications, please click this link:

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