March 2017  

Register Today for the 2017 OCASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO

Join the Ohio Chapter of ASLA on Friday, May 19th 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 (4.5 HSW and 1.5 Non-HSW). Our Vendor EXPO will be available to all registrants throughout the day, so come see what new products they are offering for 2017!

Click here to register!

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2017 Anova Grant for ASLA Emerging Professionals

$2,000 Grant Opportunity for Emerging Landscape Architects.

From 4/1/2017 through 4/30/2017, upcoming Landscape Architects can compete in ANOVA’s 2nd Annual Grant Competition for the opportunity to attend the 2017 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Meeting in Los Angeles. Twenty-one winners will each be awarded $2,000 to help cover attendance, as well as receive national recognition.

How to win? Answer this question: Global climate change is impacting local conditions everywhere – how should Landscape Architects respond? Share your idea and submit a sketch for your chance to win. See full entry information at:

The grant is designated to accelerate individuals’ careers in Landscape Architecture and was created and funded by ANOVA, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Eric Gilbert, CEO of ANOVA, believes that education and sharing ideas drives personal growth, and attending the ASLA Annual Meeting will provide an exceptional opportunity for engagement, learning and networking.

Click HERE to download flyer.

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LAF New Landscape Declaration

LAF Issues Call to Action for Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has released the New Landscape Declaration, a bold vision and 21st century call to action for landscape architecture. The Declaration is the synthesis of the ideas from LAF’s historic Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, which brought 700 landscape architects to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia last June. LAF is now encouraging landscape architects across the globe to sign on to this ambitious vision, discuss, share, and work to turn the ideas into concrete actions.

To read the New Landscape Declaration and join the growing list of signatories, visit:

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OCASLA Awards Winner Spotlight: Columbus Commons and Lincoln Hill Gardens

Columbus Commons
Columbus, Ohio

Design: Constructed - Merit Award


Columbus Commons is a shining example of the potential of public/private partnerships, aggressive programming, adaptive re-use, and flexible design.  It includes a green roof lawn for 10,000 people, half an acre of gardens, a grove of 26 native oaks, two restaurants, and a world-class concert pavilion.  Built upon the parking garage and floor of the obsolete City Center Mall, the park has successfully hosted over 1200 events and 1,500,000 visitors in only 5 years.


Read the full description and view all the images for Columbus Commons in the 2016 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

Lincoln Hill Gardens
Dayton, Ohio

Design: Not Constructed - Merit Award


Lincoln Hill Gardens is the culmination of three years of visioning, planning, community input, and design with the intent to curb hunger in East Dayton through a sustainable, productive urban agriculture and community-oriented public space.  The vision plan utilizes a long-term phasing strategy to implement an urban farm, educational kitchen, natural playscapes, restoration of natural features, and a community green that celebrates the character and embraces the challenges of the Twin Towers Neighborhood.


Read the full description and view all the images for Lincoln Hill Gardens in the 2016 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

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Welcome New OCASLA Members!

Welcome to new members Chad Flowers and Timothy Rosenthal! Make sure you say hello to them at your next meeting!

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: March 22, 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


Cawrse and Associates, Inc. is a land planning and landscape architecture firm located on the east-side of Cleveland, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We are looking for a student entering his or her senior year in the Landscape Architecture program to join our team for the summer.

Work will include: base sheet preparation, assisting with site plans and landscape plans, construction detailing, plan rendering, 3D illustrations, and assistance with general office duties such as website updates and file archiving.

Applicants should have proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office. Previous professional office experience is a plus.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and portfolio to Ann Cawrse at

For more information about our company, please visit


Faris Planning & Design, LLC is a small Land Planning & Landscape Architecture firm in Columbus, Ohio which works on a broad spectrum of project types including residential, commercial, office, and industrial.  We have an immediate opening for an entry-level landscape architect.  No minimum experience is required.  The primary function of this position will be a support role, assisting the staff in meeting deadlines for various projects and with day to day office tasks. 

Position Description:    

-Assist staff with production of site plans, elevations and various other presentation materials for variety of projects throughout the design process.

-Hand-drafting and computer-drafting of plans and sketches from other employees for use in the design process.

-Digitally render site plans and associated exhibits for various projects throughout the design process

-Assist staff with production of construction drawings

-Assist with day to day office functions as required

-Assist with production of company marketing materials


Education Required:     

                -Undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture at a minimum


Skills Required:               

                -Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, SketchUp

                -Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and transition from tasks smoothly and efficiently

                -Excellent communication skills and ability to be a self-starter a must

                -Excellent visualization skills with digital media, good hand graphics are a plus


Skills Desired:

                -Basic knowledge of local plant material a plus


For more information about our firm, please visit


For consideration please submit the following information to :


                -Portfolio (in PDF format, 15 pages max.)

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