April 2017  

Happy Landscape Architecture Month!

This month OCASLA is celebrating Landscape Architecture Month through unique events and social media:

  • Each day in April the OCASLA Instagram page is posting photos of landscapes and parks across Ohio, check it out HERE (can also be found on OCASLA Facebook page). 
  • The 2016 OCASLA Award Winners are currently being displayed in Columbus at the Center for Architecture and Design, and are also being featured in the April edition of Ohio Magazine.
  • The OCASLA Miami Section held an irrigation design workshop this month.
  • The OCASLA Buckeye Section participated in the Grange Audubon Center Earth Day clean up.
  • On April 29th the OCASLA Western Reserve Section will hold a tour at Belden Brick Company Plant #4

For more information and to see photos from these events please visit

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2017 OCASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO - Speaker Highlight: Forbes Lipschitz

2017 Ohio Chapter ASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO
Speaker Highlight: Forbes Lipschitz

Educational Session #2

Speaker | Forbes Lipschitz, Assistant Professor - Landscape Architecture Section, Knowlton School, The Ohio State University

Forbes' Bio: Forbes Lipschitz is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. She teaches both studio and seminar courses in landscape planning, geographic information systems, and representation. As a faculty affiliate with the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation, her current research explores the role of geospatial analysis and representation in rethinking North American agricultural territories. She received her Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a BA in environmental aesthetics from Pomona College in Claremont, California.

The OCASLA Annual Meeting is May 19th at COSI. Click HERE to register for the Annual Meeting.


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OCASLA Members Featured in The Dirt

Jerry Smith, FASLA of  SMITH | GreenHealth Consulting and Yumin Li, ASLA of POD Design have been working together on an American-style senior living development in China. Read about their exciting new project in The Dirt.

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OCASLA Awards Winner Spotlight: Cincinnati Connects Plan & Lakewood Park Solstice Steps

Cincinnati Connects Plan
Cincinnati, Ohio

Planning + Analysis - Honor Award

Human Nature, Inc.

The Cincinnati Connects plan is a collaboration between Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek, Cincinnati Department of Transportation, AECOM and stakeholders from across Cincinnati to develop a bold vision for a healthy, vibrant, and revitalized city that offers enhanced mobility and connectivity for all of its citizens through a robust active transportation network.


Read the full description and view all the images for the Cincinnati Connects Plan in the 2016 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

Lakewood Park Solstice Steps
Lakewood, Ohio

Design: Constructed - Merit Award

Environmental Design Group

From a landfill to beautiful lake views, the Solstice Steps at Lakewood Park created one the most regionally significant places for public lakefront access on Lake Erie’s coastline. It not only provides the privilege of lakefront views, but encourages residents and visitors to use the steps creatively. Its design orients visitors to enjoy the Lake, and has been a catalyst of newfound appreciation for the City’s surrounding natural resources and community investment. 


Read the full description and view all the images for the Lakewood Park Solstice Steps in the 2016 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

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Welcome New OCASLA Members!

Welcome to new members Jeremy Hinte and Frieda Boland! Make sure you say hello to them at your next meeting!

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: April 5, 2017

Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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"The Science of Scenery" by Dr. Andrew Lothian

The Science of Scenery by Dr. Andrew Lothian provides a rigorous examination of how we view scenic beauty, why we like it, and how it may be measured and mapped. This book may appeal to and provide a valuable resource to landscape architects, planners, psychologists, geologists and environmentalists. It is available on, for more information download the Book Flyer.

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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


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  •          Designs and manages landscape architecture projects.
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  •          Participates in managing client relationship.
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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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