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    August 2018  

    2018 OCASLA Fall Ed + Gala | Early Bird Registration Open Until Sept 7

    The Ohio Chapter of ASLA is proud to present the seventh annual 2018 OCASLA Fall Educational + GALA in Cleveland, Ohio. This event celebrates great landscape architecture and community planning achievements in Ohio's extraordinary cities. Participants who attend the Fall Educational will receive 4 LACES HSW CEU's.

     

    REGISTRATION PRICES + DEADLINES

    (**Participants may choose to attend both the Fall Educational and the GALA, or only one of the events. For example, a registrant can choose to attend the GALA only...just be sure to register for each ticket individually**)

    Please note: Registration is not accepted at the door for either event.

    Lunch + Tour (10:30am-4:10pm)

    • ASLA Member: $100 ($75 Early Bird)
    • Non-Member: $125 ($100 Early Bird)
    • SCASLA Member: $40 ($25 Early Bird)
    • Non-SCASLA Member: $55 ($40 Early Bird)

    GALA 2017 (6:00pm-10:00pm)

    • ASLA Member: $35 ($20 Early Bird)
    • Non-Member: $55 ($40 Early Bird)
    • SCASLA Member: $25 ($10 Early Bird)
    • Non-SCASLA Member: $35 ($20 Early Bird)

     

    Early Bird Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 5:00pm

    Tour Registration Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 5:00pm

    GALA Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 5:00pm 

     

    EVENT DESCRIPTION

    Fall Educational: Luncheon and Trolley Tours of Landscape Architecture Projects in Downtown Cleveland (Worth 4 LACES HSW CEUs)

    GALA: Food, Drinks, Music and the 2018 OCASLA Awards Ceremony

     

    EVENT DATE + TIMES

    Friday, October 5th, 2018

    • Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm @ Aloft Downtown Cleveland
    • Trolley Tours: 12:30pm-4:10pm @ Downtown Cleveland
    • GALA 2018: 6:00pm-10:00pm @ Aloft Downtown Cleveland

     

    VENUE ADDRESS

    Aloft Downtown Cleveland - 1111 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

     

    FULL SCHEDULE

    10:30-11:30am - Registration @ Aloft Downtown Cleveland

    11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch @ Aloft Downtown Cleveland

    12:50-1:50pm - Tours TBA

    2:10-3:00pm - Tours TBA

    3:20-4:10pm - Tours TBA

    4:10-6:00pm - Break

    6:00-10:00pm - GALA 2018 @ Aloft Downtown Cleveland

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Wear comfortable, closed toe walking shoes because we will be touring construction sites. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.
    • Participants may choose to attend both the Fall Educational and the GALA, or only one of the events. For example, a registrant can choose to attend the GALA only...just be sure to register for each ticket individually

    • Please note: Registration is not accepted at the door for either event.

     

    LIST OF SPEAKERS

    Speakers and Tours TBA

     

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Register by clicking the blue button below...See who's already signed up!

    TICKETS

    $75.00 Early Bird - FALL ED OCASLA Member

    $40.00 Early Bird - FALL ED Non-SCASLA Member

    $20.00 Early Bird - GALA OCASLA Member

    $40.00 Early Bird - GALA Non-OCASLA Member

    $10.00 Early Bird - GALA SCASLA Member

    $20.00 Early Bird - GALA Non-SCASLA Member

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    2 HR CEU EVENT | COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM TOUR

    2 HR CEU EVENT | COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM TOUR

    September 15, 2018
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 
    4850 W Powell Rd
    Columbus, OH 43065
    https://www.columbuszoo.org/
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    Join OCASLA on Saturday, September 15th @ 8:30 am for a 2 hr CEU event that will go behind the scenes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with Karen Schenk, RLA. Karen is the Director of Project and Site Design at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (CZA). Registration is FREE, but there are limited spots and participants MUST register for this event by Thursday, September 13th. A parking pass will be sent by email to give participants access to the Zoo before it opens.  

    The tour will include CZA’s Adventure Cove (under construction), the Polar Frontier (completed in 2010), and Heart of Africa (completed in 2014).  Tour of each region will address the design challenges of site, animal clientele and guest experience as well as address the codes and specialty permitting agencies that zoo’s work with to assure the best regard for the health, safety and welfare of the animals, staff and guests.

    This tour will take place at the zoo prior to its opening, so participants are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow the group to be scanned in together and allow the tour to start on time. If you are late and the tour has already begun, it is likely you will not be able to join the event.

    If you would like to stay in the zoo after the tour, participants may stay. Any family or friends that would want to meet up with you, will have to pay admission and join after the front gate opens at 9:00 am.  

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    MIAMI SECTION | SOCIAL EVENT : CAFE X - SEPTEMBER 2018

    MIAMI SECTION | SOCIAL EVENT : CAFE X - SEPTEMBER 2018

    September 13, 2018
    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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    Awakenings - Montgomery location
    9321 Montgomery Road
    Montgomery, OH 45242
    http://www.awakeningscoffeeandwine.com
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    The Miami Section will be once again having its Cafe X social hour this time at Awakenings – Montgomery. Join us to enjoy the company of other members over a hot cup of Joe or tea and some good conversation!

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    11TH EASTERN NATIVE GRASS SYMPOSIUM | 9/17

    11TH EASTERN NATIVE GRASS SYMPOSIUM

    September 17, 2018
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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    Bayfront Convention Center
    1 Sassafras Pier
    Erie, PA 16507
    http://www.bayfrontconventioncenter.com/
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    Join Us September 17-19, 2018

    Mark your calendar for the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. The event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. We have thirty (30) outstanding presentations and four (4) information-packed field tours for you to choose from. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center and the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott on the shores of Lake Erie.

    View Speakers + Presentations Here

    View Field Tours Here

    About the Location

    The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will take place at the lovely Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA, with premier lodging provided by the adjoining brand new Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront. You might not want to go home after enjoying these first class conference facilities and luxurious accommodations. Learn more about everything the Erie Lakeshore region has to offer at www.VisitErie.com. You can even download the new Hello Erie app to use during your stay.

    Join Mailing List Here

    Register Today

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    NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CENTER OPEN HOUSE

    NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CENTER OPEN HOUSE

    September 20, 2018
    4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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    Neighborhood Design Center
    1445 Summit St., Suite 300
    Columbus, OH 43201
    http://columbusndc.org/
     Directions

     

    JOIN THE NDC FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE!

    Come see what students and staff at the Neighborhood Design Center have been up to recently. We'll have snacks and drinks for you to enjoy while browsing a few exhibits that illustrate the diversity of our work. There will be a brief address at 6pm. Please register for the event by September 10.

    Thursday, Sept. 20
    4:30—7pm
    1445 Summit St., Suite 300
    Columbus, OH 43201
    Directions to our office and parking information.

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    MIAMI SECTION | SAVE THE DATE - PARKING DAY 2018

    MIAMI SECTION | SAVE THE DATE - PARKING DAY 2018

    September 21, 2018
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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    MIAMI SECTION | Save The Date - Parking Day 2018
    1114 Race Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
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    Save The Date! - Parking Day - September 21st!

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    MIAMI SECTION| SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE: SITES WORKSHOP

    MIAMI SECTION| SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE: SITES WORKSHOP

    September 22, 2018
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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    University of Cincinnati
    5470 Aronoff
    Cincinnati, OH 45221
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    MIAMI SECTION | CEU LEARNING EVENT: TREES AS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ROADSHOW

    MIAMI SECTION | CEU LEARNING EVENT: TREES AS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ROADSHOW

    September 26, 2018
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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    Moerlein Lager House
    115 Joe Nuxhall Way
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
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    Trees as Green Infrastructure Roadshow - Cincinnati

    Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30-7:30

    A free educational networking event about how to create healthy urban trees that can be used to efficiently and cost-effectively manage stormwater. Hosted at the fantastic Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    • FREE CEU  ·  FREE Food  ·  FREE Beer  ·

    Here's what we've got planned for you:

    • Review successful green infrastructure projects from across North America
      • Learn what helped the designers make them a success
      • Earn free CEU credit (LA CES approved, ISA and USGBC pending approval)
      • Hear from expert speakers
      • Network with your peers
      • Enjoy complimentary refreshments

    Please register for this event at the link below:

    REGISTER HERE!

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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA National News: August 8, 2018

    Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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    Jobs

    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

    0000-00-00:

    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.

    Qualifications:

    •        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 http://rrdla.com.  Qualified candidates, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to rsrobinson@fuse.net.  Competitive compensation.

    2018-08-04:

    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: http://shortnorth.org/employment-opportunities/ 

    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 employment@shortnorth.org. 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
    ShortNorth.org

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    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

    Qualifications:

    • 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, tflanagan@humannature.cc

    Additional information about Human Nature can be found at www.humannature.cc.

    2018-07-27:

    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 sthompson@pashekmtr.com.

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