June 2018  

Congratulations Grads!


A huge Congrats from the Ohio Chapter of the ASLA to the students of Kent State University and the Ohio State University for graduating and earning your Landscape Architecture degree. We are looking forward to watching you grow as a professional and the impact you will make on the profession!



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2018 OCASLA Professional + Student Awards | Call For Entries




Past awards juries have valued both large and small scale works that exhibit creativity while solving some of the world's most complex issues. This year's Award Recipients will receive publication in the 2018 Awards Booklet and the OCASLA website.The Awards Booklet will be available at the GALA 2018 which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio in the fall.

For information on last year's winners see the 2017 Awards Booklet!

The OCASLA Awards Program features six juried categories:

  •          General Design | Constructed
  •          General Design | Not Constructed
  •          Residential
  •          Planning + Analysis
  •          Communications + Research
  •          Students (Must be currently enrolled or recent Spring 2018 graduate)




The awards program is juried by a diverse group of professionals and local practitioners who will convene on Thursday, August 2nd at The Vue in Columbus, Ohio to review submittals and select the winners. The announcement of winners will be made at the 9th annual GALA 2018 in the fall. 


All entries must be purchased and submitted online: There are TWO separate deadlines, you must first register with your entry fee to receive an entry number assignment in order to submit your project by the final deadline.


--Friday, June 22nd @ 5:00pm | Entry Fee, Entry Form and Number Assignment

--Friday, July 20th @ 5:00pm | Dropbox Upload


1. Entry Fee Payment, Entry Form and Number Assignment:

  • Online credit card payment accepted only - Visa and Mastercard accepted.
  • Click HERE to submit entry fee, see deadline above. 
  • Individual payment required for each entry submittal.
  • Email entry form to, see deadline above.
  • OCASLA will send you a separate email with the Dropbox link after receipt of entry fee and entry form.          
  • Submittal documents (except for the entry form) are NOT required at time of entry fee payment.


2. Dropbox Upload

  • See Required Dropbox Upload Checklist below for submittal documents.
  • Items must be received by deadline date, no exceptions.
  • Any missing information results in disqualification.
  • Please send questions or comments to:



Required Dropbox Checklist (Please read all):

Labeled .ZIP Folder with Submittal Number Label Only (One labeled dropbox folder per entry with assigned Submittal Number including all required images and documents)

Items located within Dropbox Folder:

Descriptive Data Summary Form (Completed and Saved in Microsoft Word format, see download files below)

Concealed Identity Form (Completed and Saved in Microsoft Word format, see download files below)

Plant List Form, Optional (Completed and Saved in Microsoft Word format, see download files below)

Project Image PDF (A multi-page PDF document containing a maximum of (15) pages of drawings and/or photographs shall be uploaded for juror review):

The PDF file shall be numbered sequentially using your assigned Entry Number. For example, if your assigned Entry Number is 100, your PDF pages should be labeled as 100.01 to 100.15. To insure proper presentation sequencing, your PDF file should be saved as your entry number, for example 100.pdf, and placed in a separate folder inside your Dropbox folder titled 'Project Title - Images' 

Only PDF files will be accepted, dimensions should be 3300 pixels x 2550 pixels, at 300 pixels per inch (8.5"x11"). Page captions should be properly labeled on the page to correlate with the page names and no more than 40 words per pageAny pages with more than 40 description words per page will result in disqualification, this does not include text on plan graphics or any other graphic text. (See templates available for download below.)

One (1) 36”x 36” PDF Display Graphic (Saved in high resolution 200 ppi (pixels per inch) format. In the event of a winning entry, the graphic will be printed and displayed at GALA 2017 and at the Center for Architecture and Design. The Display Graphic should be a way to explain the project to the public. The display should include a  'Project Identification Label', such as a firm logo with the project name and location, and may also include brief written statements. (Please save the  Display Graphic as follows: 'YourProjectName_Display.pdf')

 **Communications + Research Category Entrants Only- Unlike the other categories, submissions in the Communications & Research Category may include alternate items. If submitting a booklet or video, a copy of the booklet or video should be included with the entry submission. To the best extent possible (without editing or defacing the communications item) please conceal the identity of the author, publisher, etc., on the item.


All questions should be directed to OCASLA at

Text documents should be saved in Microsoft Word format. Templates are available for download below.

The use of powerpoint presentations (unless they are part of the Communications + Research Category) will result in disqualification.

Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by OCASLA. OCASLA will provide proper photography credit when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees.

Please note that the Press Release Form that was required last year is NOT required this year.

Good Luck!


$150.00 ASLA Member - Professional Award Registration

$200.00 Non-ASLA Member - Professional Award Registration

$30.00 SCASLA Member - Student Award Registration

$50.00 Non-SCASLA Member - Student Award Registration

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Join the Ohio Chapter of ASLA for our 14th annual golf outing on Friday, August 17th, at Chapel Hill Golf Course, a Golf Digest's Best Places to Play!!!!

About the Golf Outing

The Annual Golf Outing has become a great philanthropic event and is attended by 60+ Landscape Architects from around the state of Ohio. This is an outstanding opportunity to network and socialize with members of the profession all while benefiting a great program!

We are proud to announce that all proceeds go to the Student Chapter of ASLA at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University and the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University. The Student Chapters use these valuable funds as a kickstart fundraising event for the upcoming school year. This year's fundraising goal is $2,500 and we need your help!

Not only will a round of golf be used to help reach this year's goal, but a number of sponsorship opportunities have been established as well to assist OCASLA in reaching our goal. Please see the various levels of sponsorship below.

Registration + Driving Range Use - 8:30 - 9:50 am

Shotgun Start - 10:00 am


Golf Participants Package

Each golfer will be provided with:

- 2018 Golf Outing Memorabilia (T-shirt and/or Hat, etc.)

- Unlimited Beverages

- Door Prizes

- Lunch

- 2" Pork Chop Dinner (A Chapel Hill Staple)

- Use of the Driving Range + GPS systems

- Goodie Bag

 - A Great Time with Fellow Landscape Architects + Hopefully Great Weather!


Registration Deadline - Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


Golf Outing Theme

OCASLA + SCASLA (OSU/KSU) are proud to announce this year's theme:


        Love the 80s? Are you a hippie child at heart? Well, get ready to show off your innerself and come dressed to impress.


Dress from head to toe in your favorite decade regalia and be handsomely rewarded! Prizes given to the best dressed team and the best dressed individual. Even if you are not interested in prizes, be prepared for that awkward family photo opportunity! Can you picture it now? Why don't you dress and find out for yourself who will win?


Golf Outing Awards

Participating golfers compete in a best ball scramble with the opportunity to win awards for 1st, 2nd and last place. Each individual golfer also has the opportunity to compete for longest putt, longest drive, and closest to the pin.


See more pictures from the 2017 Golf Outing here!


OCASLA Annual Golf Outing A-La-Carte Sponsorships


$350    Hole Competition Sponsor


$ 650

Beverage Cart

Meet + Greet Sponsor



Take an opportunity to drive around the course and spend some one-on-one time with each golfer. Have a few samples on hand to display or hand out information on your latest product. Sponsorship includes two 18" x 24" recognition sign boards, one on each side of cart.

$ 550


Master of Ceremonies Sponsor



Be the dinner Master of Ceremonies and hand out the prizes to each winning golfer while taking the brief opportunity to mention your company. Set up a table with samples or brochures on your product and take the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with current and potential clients. Sponsorship includes one 18"x24" recognition sign board.

$ 550

Box Lunch

Meet + Greet Sponsor



Greet golfers as they arrive after their first 9 holes and get lunch. Show them samples of your product and your latest brochures. Sponsorship includes one 18" x 24" recognition sign board at the lunch table.


$ 500


Goodie Bag Sponsor



Be part of the goodie bag experience. Have your product information and any other items which you would like to include within the bag. Sponsorship includes one 18"x24" recognition sign board.

$ 425

4 Person Team + Hole Sponsor



Put together a team of your choice and gain a recognition sign board at a tee box as well. Sponsorship includes four rounds of golf and one 18" x 24" recognition sign board at a tee box.


$ 400


Team Photo Sponsor



This year's team photo is designed around the infamous awkward family photo!!! Help supply props to each team as they come through the turn and get their team photo taken. Maybe even photo-bomb a few of them!!! Sponsorship includes one 18"x24" recognition sign board.

$ 300

Tee Box

Meet + Greet Sign Sponsor



Hang out at one of 18 tee boxes with product samples and brochures. Get creative and spend some time with each golf team as they play the course. Sponsorship includes one 18" x 24" recognition sign board at a tee box.

$ 250

Sign Sponsor



Be recognized as a supporter of the OCASLA Golf Outing. Sponsorship includes one 18" x 24" recognition sign board at a tee box or green.

*** All sponsorship opportunities are on a first-come-first-served basis.


How to become a sponsor

Simply go to the register now tab below or you may also contact us at and indicate the sponsorship opportunity you would like to purchase. Act fast as sponsorship opportunities close on Thursday, August 8th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.!


Individual Golfers

Looking to golf but don't have a team of 4 golfers to golf with? No problem, we are able to take individuals, as well as two and three golfers. Once you register, we will assign you with either other landscape architects or vendors to complete your team.



If you have any questions please email the us at

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$550.00 Dinner - Master of Ceremonies Sponsor

$500.00 Goodie Bag Sponsor

$425.00 4 Person Team + Hole Sponsor

$400.00 Team Photo Sponsor

$300.00 Tee Box - Meet + Greet Sign Sponsor

$250.00 Sign Sponsor

$300.00 Non-Sponsor 4 Person Golf Team

$80.00 Individual Golfer

$40.00 Student Golfer

$0.00 OCASLA Volunteer

$0.00 Student Volunteer


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2018 OCASLA Fall Educational + Gala | Save The Date

Save the Date for the 2018 OCASLA Fall Educational + Gala held in Cleveland, OH!

When: Friday, October 5th

Where: Aloft Cleveland Downtown
1111 W 10th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

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Noel Kingbury at The Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203

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Miami Section | Save Local Waters : Rain Garden Workshop


June 25, 2018
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sanitation District No. 1
1045 Eaton Drive
Ft. Wright , KY 41017

This unique workshop for all Greater Cincinnati landscaping professionals will further their knowledge and skills on rain gardens, helping them offer custom solutions to both their residential & commercial clients.

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Lakewood Summer Solstice Celebration


June 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Lakewood Park Solstice Steps
14532 Lake Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107

Celebrate the onset of summer and the longest day of the year at Lakewood Park Solstice Steps on Thursday, June 21 @ 6:00 pm.

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: June 13, 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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