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January 2018  

2018 OCASLA Strategic Planning Meeting

The OCASLA Executive Committee kicked off the a very successful 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting Friday, January 19th at the Hopewell in Downtown Columbus. The days topics included advocacy/lobbying efforts at the state and local levels, Public Relations Campaigns for Landscape Architecture, and bringing added value to our membership. We are looking forward to a great year. A big thank you to our sponsors and membership for your continued support and participation. 

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2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting: Save The Date

2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting - Save The Date!
 
Where: 
COSI
333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
 
When: 
April, 20th, 2018
9:00am-5:00pm

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Design With Unilock Happy Hour

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Western Reserve Section Winter Meeting & Social

Please join your local Western Reserve Section Landscape Architects for an evening of food, drinks and holiday cheer at BOMBA Tacos & Rum.

Space is limited, so sign up early. Deadline for registration is February 16th. Tickets include appetizers, dinner and of course, an open bar. The party will be held in a private room.

Registration is free for members and $15 for guests. Please visit ohioasla.org to RSVP.

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MITCHELL SILVER, NEW YORK CITY PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSIONER

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Akron Civic Commons, in partnership with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, GAR Foundation, JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller and the Akron Civic Theatre, invite you to join us for a community conversation with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on the importance of planning and design of our civic commons spaces. With over 30 years of experience, Commissioner Silver brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in urban planning, how people use outdoor space, and how to create what he calls "park equity." Tickets are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Knight Foundation

Mitchell J. Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). He is an award-winning planner with more than 30 years of experience and he is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. He specializes in comprehensive planning, place making and implementation strategies. As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver oversees management, planning and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas and other assets.

To read the rest of Commissioner Silver's bio, please visit:

https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/people/nyc-parks-commissioner

Please contact Katelyn Freil at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition at 330-374-5657 or kfreil@ohioeriecanal.org for additional information. 

When
February 08, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where:
Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main Street 
Akron, OH 44308

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ASLA Reminder: Call for Presentations for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo Are Open

ASLA is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO education program, taking place October 19-22, 2017 in Philadelphia. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our online system.  

In order to successfully submit a presentation for consideration, the following items are needed for each presentation: speaker names with a biography, a session title, marketing statement, learning objectives, outline, and sources. Submissions should speak to panel diversity and audience engagement. Additionally, all presenters must sign the speaker terms and agreement prior to the January 31, 2018 submission deadline.

Please visit the submission site for detailed information. 

ASLA members are invited to log in to the online system using their unique ASLA ID.

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: January 24, 2018

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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Landscape Architect/Designer | 2 - 5 Years of Experience

POD Design, a professional consulting firm providing a people oriented design approach to landscape architecture, planning, and urban design services, is looking for a talented, creative and self-motivated Landscape Architect/Designer to work in our Columbus, Ohio office. 

The successful candidate will work under senior landscape architects and will assist in the completion of a wide variety of landscape architectural projects. Our current work includes a wide variety of public and private projects. Responsibilities will include the preparation of design documents for projects ranging from community parks, tourism, entertainment, hospitality, master planning, private development projects and municipal projects from schematic design through construction plans. 

The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about landscape architecture and be able to work in an open, team environment.

Capabilities:

  • Entry level with at least 2 years of experience, preferably in a consulting environment.
  • Degree from an accredited Landscape Architecture program.
  • Superior document preparation, with an understanding of the landscape architect’s role in a consulting environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to research project requirements, materials and finishes, and current techniques that promote creative, environmentally responsible and technically sound solutions.
  • Strong AutoCAD skills, Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign and Photoshop, Google SketchUp and Microsoft Word and Excel experience is required.
  • Proficient hand graphic and drafting skills with above average presentation and communication skills are highly desirable.

 

Please email a PDF with cover letter, resume and examples of your most relevant work to jobs@poddesign.net. If your portfolio is larger than 5MB please include a link to download your work.

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Landscape Architect | Project Manager Level | 5 - 8+ Years of Experience

POD Design, a professional consulting firm providing a people oriented design approach to landscape architecture, planning, and urban design services, is looking for a talented, creative and self-motivated Landscape Architect to work in our Columbus, Ohio office. 

The successful candidate should be willing to provide practice leadership by working with staff, engaging in professional mentoring /guidance and possess strong technical and client relationship skills.

Our current work includes a wide variety of public and private projects. Responsibilities will include the preparation of design documents for projects ranging from community parks, tourism, entertainment, hospitality, master planning, private development projects and municipal projects from schematic design through construction plans. 

The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about landscape architecture and be able to work in an open, team environment.

Capabilities:

  • 5 - 8+ minimum years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture.
  • Degree from an accredited Landscape Architecture program.
  • Professional registration, LEED accreditation a plus.
  • Previous experience working on complex projects in all phases of design.
  • Excellent verbal and graphic communication skills, effective client relationship skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams of designers.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, multiple deadlines and multiple scales.
  • Superior technical ability, proficient in all phases of construction documentation.
  • AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign and Photoshop, Google SketchUp and Microsoft Word and Excel experience is important.

Please email a PDF with cover letter, resume and examples of your most relevant work to jobs@poddesign.net. If your portfolio is larger than 5MB please include a link to download your work.

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Faris Planning & Design, LLC is a Land Planning & Landscape Architecture firm in Columbus, Ohio which works on a broad spectrum of project types including residential, commercial, office, and industrial.  We are looking to expand our team by adding a landscape architect with 0 to 2 years of experience.  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 www.farisplanninganddesign.com

For consideration please submit the following information to info@farisplanninganddesign.com :

                -Resume

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

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE BY MONDAY, MARCH 12TH.

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Description:

Located in Hudson, Ohio, KGK Design Corporation is a full-service landscape design, construction, and maintenance provider to homeowners and businesses across Northeast Ohio. Construction documentation specialist supports the design team members by performing site analysis, CAD drafting, performing project and product research, completing conceptual or schematic plans into construction documents used by construction supervisors, and occasionally assisting in the production of 3-D modeling and graphic rendering. Two to five years’ experience in a related position and Associates Degree or higher in Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field is required.

Primary Job Functions: 

Project Measuring: Accurately measure buildings, site, topography, public and private easements, utilities, property lines, etc. on site and/or with GIS software. Take valuable site/project photos, make notes of all existing structures/inventory. Provide design staff with a detailed analysis/report of site for current/future project design purposes.

Site Surveys: Work with state licensed surveyors on administering and acquiring surveys for large scale projects (residential and/or commercial). Accurately building and/or altering site surveys in AutoCAD to KGK and industry graphic standards.

Project Basemaps: Create accurate and current basemaps from KGK performed “Project Measuring” or outsourced “Site Surveys” for internal use within KGK design studio.

Project Drafting: Helping aid designers with advancing sketches into detailed CAD drafted plans. Aiding the lead designer with advancing plans from the conceptual phase into schematic, design development, construction documenting, and construction administration phases of any given project.

Project Modeling: Creating 3-D models whenever needed throughout each design phase of a project. Also creating strong graphic renderings of scenes needed for design presentations performed by the lead project designer.

Project Permits: Administering and arranging municipality zoning approval and building department approval (if needed) based on final construction documents of the project, prior to construction commencing. Working with the lead designer and studio staff on any issues that come from approval or rejection of each department. Relaying information to the documentation specialist or sub-contractor/sub-consultants on what to alter in the drawings is a requirement.

Construction Documenting: Building complete and thorough construction documents sets based on KGK CAD standards for each unique design project. Each set of drawings will be used by the field staff to build each project. If changes occur during construction due to client requests, in-field adjustments, unforeseen circumstances, etc. that information will need to be adjusted on current construction drawings or additional construction drawings (addendums, bulletins, or sketches) will need to be produced once the client has signed off on design changes.

Bidding and Estimating Small Projects: Assisting and aiding with bidding and estimating small and large projects. Both commercial and residential.

Email: Dkuryla.1@gmail.com, or call 330-650-4337 for job inquiries 

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