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!
333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
April, 20th, 2018

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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 to RSVP.

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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:

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

February 08, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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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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


Rachel Robinson Design Landscape Architecture is a small firm committed to strong design impacting meaningful change.  We strive to enrich the lives of others while improving the environment. We design an array of interesting projects working collaboratively with other professionals and contractors to meet the objectives of every client.  Our design work is varied, interesting, challenging and provides opportunity to learn and make a difference daily.  The firm is located in Mt. Adams, one mile from downtown Cincinnati and a half mile from Eden Park.

Main Responsibilities include:

Assist in all phases of design including drawing production work, site analysis, conceptual to master planning, cost estimating, design development, construction documents, bidding and site observation.


  •        Proficiency in AutoCad, Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office
  •        Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related design field
  •        One to two years of experience in Landscape Architecture, preferred
  •        Strong communication and teamwork skills with an open, friendly demeanor
  •        Excellent attention to detail, time management, prioritization, organizational skills
  •        Experience working independently

The position is 30-35 hours week, Monday-Friday.  No travel required.  To learn more about Rachel Robinson Design, please visit our website  Qualified candidates, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to  Competitive compensation.


The Short North Alliance has an immediate opening for a new position: Deputy Director, District Projects & Operations

Organization: The Short North Arts District has exploded in terms of new development, new businesses, new residents, and ever increasing visitors. With that growth, our organization has experienced an increased demand for our existing programs and services along with an acute need to develop new programs and services to meet the evolving requirements of keeping the Short North Arts District the most vibrant spot in the Columbus region. 

The job description and application instructions for this new position are available on our website here: 

Description: We're looking for a skilled project manager with a keen focus on details and a creative mind to help develop and launch new parking and mobility programs, to help support a growing public art program, and to help the ongoing operations of Short North Alliance services and projects in the public realm to continue to thrive.

Interested applicants should apply through The deadline is 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Short North Alliance
21 E 5th Ave Ste 103
Columbus, OH 43201
p) 614.299.8050


JOB TITLE: Landscape Architect/Designer

Pashek + MTR, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is an award-winning landscape architecture and community planning firm committed to improving our environment. We create exceptional places that connect people with the natural world and each other. Our work spans botanic gardens, education, healthcare, community planning, and parks and recreation.

We are currently seeking a registered landscape architect or landscape designer with 2-4 years of professional experience to join our team. Candidate must be a proactive self-starter with the following qualifications:

• Degree in LA (BLA or MLA) from an accredited College or University
• Proficient in AutoCAD 2015 or newer, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Design Suite
• Experience with grading, planting design, materials and technical aspects of landscape architecture
• Experience with construction detailing and/or construction administration
• Experience working with project teams on projects of various sizes
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Attention to detail and problem solving
• Strong organizational skills
• Sustainability focused
• Proficiency in Arcview is a plus
• Dog friendly

Typical tasks would include assisting with project design and renderings, attending client and public meetings, cost estimating, preparing construction documents, permitting and municipal approvals, contract administration, project bidding, and construction observation. Construction documents include layout drawings, grading plans, planting plans, construction details, and specifications. Projects range in scope from master planning and feasibility studies to schematic design and construction documents.

We offer a causal work environment, competitive salary, retirement plan, and medical/dental/vision insurance. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender, or any other protected characteristic. Please email resumes, references, and work samples to



 Landscape Architecture/Management

Full-time or Part-time

Capstone Properties, a full-service, forward looking real estate company is looking for a landscape architect/design professional that also will provide property management leadership. 

This diverse position will encompass roles in landscape architecture/design, property management, and managerial leadership.  Projects include design and development of a master-planned “eco-village” residential community; 20-acre woodland city park; 1,800-acre woodland preserve; and more.   The position will work with a team of real estate professionals and have the opportunity to impact highly visible community resources and projects in Athens.  


The full-time positions would encompass property management responsibilities that include leasing within a dynamic, professional, team-oriented work environment with multiple businesses.  The position will have roles in marketing, including website design and maintenance, accounting and financial record keeping, leasing, and more.   The manager will work with a skilled, experienced leadership team and will be part of the executive team at Capstone.  


Finally, the position will also be involved with real estate thought leadership on a national level through service to a leading real estate professional association, including support of research activities.


The candidate will also be supported and encouraged to establish and lead their own landscape architecture design firm targeting 3rd party (non-Capstone) work in the Athens, Ohio area.



  • Landscape architecture majors; MLA a plus
  • Able to both execute local, small scale projects in the field as well as function in national, professional settings
  • Extremely strong comprehensive technology skills, including graphic and web design
  • Ability to multi-task and combine activities in design, property management, research, and client relations
  • Ability to work with wide cross-section of customers and the public
  • Ability to work independently with significant organizational responsibility


Position located in Athens, OH.  Vehicle and housing may be provided.  $40,000 to $65,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications. 


Visit to learn more.


Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to:

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