March 2018  


The Ohio Chapter of ASLA will be hosting its third annual In-State Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. See our tentative schedule below!

We will be modeling our day based on the national ASLA Advocacy Day held in Washington D.C. each year. Please take a moment to let us know if you are interested in participating. We need your help!

We have had many issues in Ohio to discuss with our state legislators, from water quality issues in the Toledo area, to recent developments with the Ohio Landscape Architects Board and the Sunset Review Committee. 

Please Sign-Up today! Contact us with questions at


Advocacy Day Schedule:

2018 OCASLA Advocacy Day -- Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Location(s): Ohio Statehouse/Ladies' Gallery/1st Floor

Member Cost: Free; Members Only

Agenda: (Meet at Ohio Statehouse/Ladies' Gallery for Check-In)

1:00-1:15pm   Check-In and Registration

1:15-1:30pm   Welcome + Ohio Legislative Update  Carmine Russo, VP of Legislative Affairs

1:30-2:00pm   ASLA National Issues Summary  Eugenia Martin, VP of Government Affairs

2:00-2:30pm   Guest Speaker  TBD

2:30-2:45pm   How to talk with your Legislators?  Luther Liggett, Esq.

2:45-3:00pm   Group Picture in Statehouse

3:00-4:00pm   Legislative Visits  5 person maximum sign-up to each

4:00-6:00pm   Reception  Bar 41, Renaissance Hotel


Advocacy Day Links:

iAdvocate Network -

Landscape Architecture Licensure in the US

Notes and Numbers Fact Sheet

Tips for a Successful Meeting

Guide to Interacting with your Legislators

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Tour des Trees

July 29, 2018
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Columbus to Cleveland loop



July 29 - August 4, 2018 Columbus, Ohio

Are you a bike pedaling landscape architect?

Please consider participating in the 2018 Tour des Trees. It's an annual weeklong 500+ mile bike ride to benefit the TREE (Tree Research and Education Endowment) Fund, an ASLA sponsored organization that supports:
? Scientific research on urban tree care issues.
? Education programs related to trees.
? Scholarships for students aspiring to be green industry professionals.

Team ASLA has been formed for the ride for landscape architects to be a part of.

The ride takes place July 29 - August 4, 2018, beginning and ending in Columbus, Ohio and traveling through northern Ohio.


It is possible to ride for only one or several days!

For further information, to register as a rider (and Team ASLA member) or to make a donation, go to

Or - contact Team ASLA Captain David Gorden at or 317.849.3120

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Joint Association Happy Hour

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Miami Section - Event: CEU event - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Native Plant Symposium

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220


Pollinators are the very foundation of a healthy landscape ecosystem, serving both to control pest insects and to pollinate plants to support food producing plants for both wildlife and humans. A truly all-star lineup of speakers include Dr. Robert Geneve

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: March 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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