February 2018  

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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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: February 7, 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


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


EMI is seeking a Landscape Designer with expertise in Hardscape, Landscape Materials and Installation processes to assist with the design / renovation of commercial, multi-family and high end residential projects.  This position reports to the Landscape Architect and is based in our Dublin, OH area headquarters.


The Designer will support the projects of the Landscape Architect, complete independent projects and prepare designs in support of account managers/sales staff.  Duties include conducting field assessments, preparation of base maps, participate in meetings to facilitate & create solutions in-line with budgets and site challenges. Produce finished plans for presentation and construction drawings as needed. Assist with project coordination through completion.    


Landscape Design Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or experience with 2-5 years’ experience in landscape design or construction industry.

Proficient in the following programs: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Bluebeam Revu.

Proficient in reading and analyzing plans and specification documents. Knowledge of landscape terminology, plant materials, construction materials & design coordination.

Advanced computer, math and interpersonal communication skills.


Review designs with Landscape Architect & Production Staff to determine construction methods and generate cost estimates.

Conduct field analysis and prepare AutoCAD base maps to facilitate the design process.

Request quotations from material suppliers and trade subcontractors

Create effective designs for Account Managers as assigned.

Create and maintain databases with information for subcontractors and vendors including accurate material costs from suppliers.

Organize, review and log quotes in accordance with file management structure.

Participate in project review meetings with owner or owner’s representative as needed.

Perform additional assignments as assigned.

This position will require 40 – 45+ hours per week. This is a salaried, exempt position and is eligible for EMI’s full company benefit program. Travel, when required is generally limited to the Columbus Metro region. EMI is an EOE firm.


Please submit a resume with salary requirements and a portfolio in digital format to Joe Lewis, Employee Services Manager, at

Additional EMI information may be viewed at


The Planning and Landscape Architecture Division of AECOM Cleveland is actively seeking a hardworking, landscape architect/designer with 2-5 years of professional landscape architecture or closely related experience.  We are looking for a candidate who is ready to learn and assist with all aspects of the design process in a fast-paced design studio.  AECOM Cleveland’s Planning and Landscape Architecture group has a diverse portfolio of work ranging from ecological restoration to urban design.  Job assignments will include the development of the following:

  • Master Plans
  • Feasibility Studies Conceptual Plans
  • Visual Simulations
  • Project Narratives
  • Site Analysis
  • Construction Documentation
  • Presentation Graphics
  • Reports
  • Grant Applications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required
  • 3+ years of experience as a designer
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to utilize Adobe InDesign
  • Ability to utilize Adobe Illustrator
  • Autocad/Civil 3D experience
  • Microsoft Excel or Word
  • Sketchup

Preferred Qualifications

  • ArcMap
  • Rhino
  • Revit
  • Construction oversight
  • Public speaking experience


If you are interested in learning more, please click on the link below.


Human Nature, Inc. is a Cincinnati-based Landscape Architecture and Planning design firm with award-winning projects throughout the Midwest. Located just outside downtown, on the edge of Eden Park, we offer a creative studio environment focusing on place-specific design with a wide variety of design services and multi-disciplinary staff. We continue to grow our talented and dedicated team of professionals. We are seeking a candidate with 2-5 years of experience, who has education and proficiency in landscape architecture.    A strong candidate will have:

  • Proven strong technical and production skills
  • Familiarity with all stages of design
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in an open-studio team environment
  • Good communication skills and be proactive
  • Ability to coordinate well with other disciplines
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of project types and scales


  • Landscape architecture, and/or engineering degree(s) from an accredited school(s);
  • Proficiencies in CAD, Revit or Civil3D is required
  • Proficiencies in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchup, and other industry standard programs is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required
  • demonstrate a background in moving innovative design projects forward 


No telephone inquiries and no hard copy submittals, please.  Please send a letter of interest, resume and portfolio in digital format only to Tracy Flanagan, Office Manager,

Additional information about Human Nature can be found at

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