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


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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