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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: http://www.anovafurnishings.com/2017LAGrant.

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: www.lafoundation.org/declaration

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OCASLA Awards Winner Spotlight: Columbus Commons and Lincoln Hill Gardens

Columbus Commons
Columbus, Ohio

Design: Constructed - Merit Award

EDGE

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

MKSK

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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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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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

www.kgkgardening.com/openings/Construction-project-coordinator.pdf

2017-08-16:

Position Title: Park Planner

Full -Time (40 Hours per Week)

Non-Exempt

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

gpdjobs@geaugaparkdistrict.org

Apply Online At: www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 


 

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

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:

www.geaugaparkdistrict.org
FAX: (440) 286-1285
E-mail: gpdjobs@geaugaparkdistrict.org

2017-06-15:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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: hr@greenlandeng.com or mail to:

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

Visit our website at: www.greenlandeng.com  

2017-06-27:

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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