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October 2017  

Congratulations to the 2017 OCASLA Award Winners!

This year OCASLA received 37 entry submittals for the Awards Program. Over the summer the Awards Jury selected 10 professional and student projects, resulting in 4 Honor Awards and 6 Merit Awards.

Following the annual OCASLA Fall Educational on Friday, September 29th in Columbus, the OCASLA GALA was held at Via Vecchia Winery where the 2017 Award Winners were announced. 

Read about this year's award winners in the 2017 OCASLA Awards Booket

 

 

 

 

2017 OCASLA Award Winners:

PROFESSIONAL HONOR AWARD WINNERS

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Clinical Sciences Pavilion
Cincinnati, Ohio – MKSK
Category: Design Constructed

City of Columbus Green Business & Urban Agriculture Strategic Plan
Columbus, Ohio – MKSK
Category: Communications + Research

R. Garden - A Modernist Reflection
Cleveland, Ohio – Virginia Burt Designs Inc.
Category: Residential

 

PROFESSIONAL MERIT AWARD WINNERS

Pizzuti Sculpture Garden
Columbus, Ohio – IMPLEMENT
Category: Design Constructed

CenturyLink Technology Center
Monroe, Louisiana – EDGE
Category: Design Constructed

Cleveland Museum of Natural History: Perkins Wildlife Center and Sears Garden
Cleveland, Ohio – AECOM
Category: Design Constructed

Discovery District Placemaking Plan
Columbus, Ohio – MKSK
Category: Planning + Analysis

LSU Comprehensive and Strategic Campus Master Plan
Baton Rogue, Louisiana – NBBJ
Category: Communications + Research

 

STUDENT AWARD WINNERS

The Olentangy Bikeway
Columbus, Ohio – Ryan Hillyer
2017 Honor Student Award Winner

ReMEDiation: A Green Infrastructure Plan For The University of Cincinnati's East Campus
Cincinnati, Ohio – Zoe Kusnier, Karyn Loughrin, Binita Mahato, Samantha McLean, Alyssa Wissel McClearnon
2017 Merit Student Award Winner

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Ohio Landscape Architecture Award:

Smart Columbus - Columbus, Ohio  www.columbus.gov/smartcolumbus/home

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation - Columbus, Ohio  www.columbusddc.com

 

Congratulations to all the 2017 OCASLA Award Winners!!

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The City for Tomorrow: The New Urban Agenda for Franklinton

As Columbus is predicted to double its population by 2050, a significant proportion will occur as densification of established urban areas and surrounding neighborhoods. Over the past two decades Columbus has witnessed an unprecedented transformation, outstripping all other major cities in the Midwest.

This event will look to explore Franklinton, its successful developments, neighborhood opportunities, and other forward thinking ideas. (Event Includes Lunch and 4.5 Learning Units) 

When: November 17, 2017
8 to 9 AM Networking and Coffee
9 AM to 3:30 PM Program
Closing Remarks at 3:30 PM

Where: Columbus IDEA Foundry

Cost: $50

BPT- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3104962

Webpage- http://aiacolumbus.org/index.php/programs-events/the-city-for-tomorrow 

 

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2017 World Design Summit

Members of ASLA are invited to the World Design Summit 2017, 16-25 October in Montréal. This is the first edition of our international event which will bring together practitioners of all design disciplines, in order to foster cooperation and communication, provide a platform for professional advancement, and demonstrate the tremendous power of design and design thinking to create viable, sustainable solutions to global social and environmental challenges.

With over 600 registered speakers tackling global issues through design, this is not just another design Congress. This is an opportunity to take an active part in kickstarting a global initiative. Connect with colleagues from across the design disciplines and see our renowned  keynotes, including Alexander AravenaJan GehlHaruko Tsusui and more.

Only 5 weeks remain until the World Design Summit and Congress. For a limited time, we are offering a special discount to non-member associations. Just enter the promo code ASSOCIATION10 to receive 10% off the price of a congress registration ticket.

Your promo code is valid until October 16th.

Learn more : https://worlddesignsummit.com/congress/landing-landscape-architecture

We are looking forward to welcoming you next October in Montreal!

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Baumer Lecture Series

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ASLA 2017 Professional and Student Award Winners

Congratulations to Amy Taylor (OSU) on her Student Honor Award in the category of Research!

Check out the other 2017 ASLA Professional and Student Award Winners!

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: October 18, 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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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

2017-09-06:

https://neorsd.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=10680&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Job Description 

Project Manager - (10680)

Description

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Manages and/or assists in the planning, design, and construction of stormwater capital improvement projects to meet the organization’s needs on time and within budget while improving effectiveness. The Project Manager is responsible for managing projects under the Stormwater Construction Plan, and is functionally responsible for the people related to each project from within the department and cross functions throughout the District. Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

- Develops and manages the scope of each assigned project. Critically examines, assesses, and evaluates data, current procedures, processes, and alternatives to improve environmental impact and costs. Makes recommendations for courses of action that further District goals to include scope, required resources, and outcomes.

- Manages and/or assists in the planning, design, and construction of stormwater construction projects by coordinating resources and cross functional teams, including outside consultants to meet objectives. Ensures work is carried out per project plan on time and within the specified budget. Plans short-term objectives, budgets, and schedules for each project.

- Manages procurement and administration of outside professional consultants, including developing consultant short lists and Request For Proposals (RFPs). Reviews consultant proposals and recommends award of consultant contracts.

- Analyzes data and processes to maintain the time line and integrity/quality assurance of current projects. Utilizes problem analysis and problem-solving skills, evaluating all feasible alternatives. Recommends best solutions and courses of action to meet current project objectives and to identify potential new projects.

- Identifies problems, researches possible solutions, analyzes, and critically examines the data researched, evaluates all possible alternatives, and recommends one or more solutions. Presents solutions for discussion to obtain agreement on a preferred solution.

- Builds and maintains strong public relations by encouraging support and participation in District related activities that align with community environmental goals.

- Prepares agendas and conducts meetings within the project groups and status meetings.

-May act as a mentor to Engineers and Technicians.

-Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

EDUCATION

- Candidate must possess Bachelor degree, preferably in Engineering, Construction Management, or closely related field.

 

EXPERIENCE

- Four (4) years of project management and stormwater experience is required. Industry experience in stormwater is required. Experience must include the use of project management tools, managing more than one small- to medium-project at a time, and proven success in completing projects on time and on budget with documented results. Experience within a comparable organization or a consulting firm is a plus.

- Experience must include one (1) year of supervising, managing, and/or leading people, projects, and/or processes with proven successful results.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

- Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record in accordance with the District’s acceptable guidelines.

- Current State of Ohio Professional Engineer’s (PE) License is preferred

 

KNOWLEGDE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

- Candidate must possess knowledge in Engineering principles, practices, concepts, methodology, planning, design techniques, and project planning tools/software. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint is preferred, as well as familiarity with project tools, such as MS Project or Primavera.

- Candidate must possess strong project management, leadership, and motivation skills; team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills; strong analytical skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail; written, verbal, and presentation skills. Must be able to make recommendations and gain input and agreement within the organization; and effectively manage multiple tasks and assignments in a fast-paced work environment.

- Candidate must possess the ability to be reliable and punctual in reporting to work as scheduled.

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

- MENTAL: Candidate must frequently compare, compute, compile, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information; must instruct, communicate, and negotiate with others while exhibiting strong interpersonal skills.

- PHYSICAL: Candidate must possess the mobility to operate computers and office equipment, which may require repetitive arm and hand movements. The employee frequently sits and occasionally stands and walks.

- VISUAL: Candidate must possess near acuity (i.e., clarity of vision at 20 inches or less) to read printed material or material on a computer screen.

- NOISE: Candidate will typically work in a quiet environment, but at times may be exposed to loud noise.

- ENVIRONMENT: Candidate may be exposed to extreme weather, atmospheric conditions, wet and/or humid environments, and hazards up to 30% of a typical work day. Candidate must wear eye and ear protection and breathing apparatuses in the plant and/or field.

- RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Candidate must possess the ability to wear required respiratory protection devices in accordance with the Sewer District Policy, including not having facial hair that interferes with the face piece-to-face seal.

 

DISCLAIMER: The information outlined in this job description indicates the general nature and type of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities or competencies required of employees within this classification.

 

NEORSD, an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, recognizing the full range of human differences and similarities. Through our unwavering efforts to leverage the potential of our diversity, we continually strive to build and foster an environment that respects each individual. We encourage and promote innovation, and provide opportunities for all employees to interact, communicate, and realize the full potential of their talents. 

 

Our Employee Benefits & Wellness Programs

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including: Health Insurance Coverage, Various Retirement Planning Options (Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and Deferred Compensation Plans), Group and Voluntary Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Assistance Program, Free Parking at our facilities, Corporate Discounts, and More!  We also have a very active Health & Wellness Program that promotes a life/work balance. 

Primary Location: Administration Euclid Ave

Work Locations: Administration Euclid Ave    

Job: Administrative

Organization: District Admin

Schedule: Full-timeMinimum Salary: $67,241Maximum Salary: $84, 051

Job Posting: 09/06/2017, 11:40:39 AM

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

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

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