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October 2018  

2018 OCASLA Professional and Student Award Winners

2018 OCASLA Professional & Student Award Winners
Award of Excellence: 
ZIEGLER PARK | HUMAN NATURE + GLASERWORKS
Honor Award: Design | Constructed
EDGEWATER BEACH HOUSE | ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN GROUP
Honor Award: Residential Design
A ROOFTOP FOR LIVING | VIRGINIA BURT DESIGN, INC.
Merit Award: Design | Constructed
DORRIAN GREEN | MKSK
Merit Award: Design | Constructed
TEACHER/DYER COMPLEX OUTDOOR EDUCATION COURT | HUMAN NATURE, INC.
Merit Award | Planning & Analysis
OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTH GREEN MASTER PLAN | AECOM
Merit Award: Residential Design
CLASSIC COURTYARD: REIMAGINED | VIRGINIA BURT DESIGN, INC.
Student: Merit Award
TOWPATH TERMINAL METRO PARK CENTER | GARRETT RUBIN + JACKIE CHEN
Student: Merit Award
BOAT CITY | LINGHUI ZHANG
CLICK HERE to see the 2018 OCASLA Awards Booklet

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Ohio Chapter ASLA Welcomes Shannon Himes!

Shannon Himes was appointed the Executive Director of the Ohio Architects Board and the Ohio Landscape Architects Board in September of 2018. Ms. Himes is a licensed attorney who has spent the past 14+ years in government service in both legal and administrative roles. Prior to joining the Board staff, she served first as Division Counsel and later as Superintendent of the Division of Industrial Compliance at the Ohio Department of Commerce. The Division regulates all matters regarding the commercial construction industry, and houses the state’s building department as well as the Board of Building Standards, the Board of Building Appeals, and the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board.

Ms. Himes graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in psychology in 1993. She went on to attend law school at the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1997. Ms. Himes was a litigator in the private sector before becoming a hearing officer for the Ohio Department of Public Safety in 2004. She joined the Department of Commerce in 2007 at the Division of Securities working in enforcement and outreach, before moving to the Division of Industrial Compliance.

For more information on the Ohio Landscape Architects Board: https://www.arc.ohio.gov/About-Board

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Legislative: Occupational Boards Sunset Bill Enacted!

Legislative: Occupational Boards Sunset Bill Enacted!

Senate Bill 255, to sunset each occupational board unless affirmatively re-enacted, passed the Senate and House, with ratification of all amendments, now awaiting the Governor’s consideration.

Unclear is whether the Governor might veto the legislation because of the difficulty it will cause in managing executive agency boards.  Every year, 20% of all boards will expire, requiring affirmative renewal.  At risk include the Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, and Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Boards.

The legislation also prohibits creation of any new board until an independent study verifies that the intent is to protect the health and safety of the public, and is not enacted merely to hinder competition.

In a last-minute deal, the General Assembly “log-rolled” House Bill 211 into the passed version of the sunset legislation to prohibit new boards. The HB 211 language creates a new Ohio Home Inspector Board to license and regulate home inspections.

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Ohio Landscape Architect Re-elected as Regional Director of International Organization

CLARB

1840 Michael Faraday Drive
Suite 200
Reston, Virginia 20190
571.432.0332
www.clarb.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ohio Landscape Architect Re-elected as Regional Director of International Organization


RESTON, VIRGINIA (UNITED STATES) – October 18, 2018 – Patrick J. Beam has been re-elected to a two-year term as Region 2 Director for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) which he will serve through September 30, 2020.

As the Region 2 Director, Beam will lead members from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin as the jurisdictions which make up the region.

Beam will continue his service in this role, of which he was first elected in 2016, and has previously served CLARB as the Region 2 Alternate Director (2014-2016), and a Board Participant of the CLARB Welfare Pilot Project Ohio since 2014.

In his home state, Beam has served as a board member on the Ohio Landscape Architects Board since 2006 and most recently was reappointed for a third term, which will end in November 2022. He has also served as the Maumee Valley Section Treasurer for the Ohio ASLA Chapter. Beam is also a Board Member of Scenic Ohio and is involved with many charities and environmental organizations in his local community.

Beam earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and is licensed in Ohio. He currently is owner of Beam Designs LLC and is CLARB Certified.

About CLARB
Since 1970, CLARB has been dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. CLARB works to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards for education, experience and examination required for the profession of landscape architecture. CLARB’s members include the licensure boards that regulate the profession of landscape architecture in the United States; District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

For more information, please contact Missy Sutton, CAE, Member Engagement Manager, at msutton@clarb.org or 571-432-0332.

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: October 3, 2018

Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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MIAMI SECTION | SOCIAL EVENT: CAFE X - NOVEMBER 2018

This month’s Cafe X is at College Hill Coffee Co. and Casual Gourmet in North College Hill Thursday, November 08, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM!

Warm up over a hot cup of Joe or tea and some good conversation!

Location:

College Hill Coffee Co. and Casual Gourmet
6128 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
http://www.collegehillcoffeeco.com

 

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MIAMI SECTION | CINCINNATI ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS: NATIVE PLANT SYMPOSIUM

The Cincinnati Zoo Botanical Garden's (CZBG) are proud to welcome retired Xavier Professor Dr. Stanley Hedeen and renowned Ohio naturalist Jim McCormac to the program. Kelly Norris has been blazing the horticultural lecture circuit and rapidly becoming a favorite. He will be joining us, along with Anna Brooks, a top landscape designer from SW Michigan. Brian Jorg from the CZBG will also speak. You will not want to miss this program!


When:

Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Location:

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://store.cincinnatizoo.org/webstore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=EDUP&C=HORT

 

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KSU PRESENTS: KEEP ON “KEEPING ON”: DESIGN INSPIRATION IN THE AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

KSU/ College of Architecture and Environmental Design Education Presentation

Landscape Architects working in either fragile ecosystems along exposed coastlines and barrens or the canyons of densely populated urban fabric, face the challenge of reversing ecological degradation in the age of the Anthropocene. Recent work in delicate, sensitive ecosystems, including successes and opportunities in design and building high-quality and functional landscapes affected by climate change will be presented.

Virginia Burt creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and institutional organizations through her eponymous firm, founded in 1996. For over 30 years, Virginia has created healing gardens and sacred spaces that reveal their natural context and sensitively support those who use them. Clients including Cleveland’s University Hospitals and Ontario’s Juravinski Cancer Centre, value Virginia’s respect for place and human wellness dimension of each project. Virginia’s international award winning work is widely recognized, including National awards from both ASLA and CSLA.

When:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where:

The Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative 
1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200 
Cleveland, , OH 44115
http://vburtdesigns.com/about/philosophy/

 

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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

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PARKS AND TRAILS DIRECTOR
$85,000 - 110,000

We are seeking a qualified Director of Parks & Trails to plan, manage and grow our Parks & Trails Client Service Group. Projects may include grant coordination and writing, interpretive sign design, multi-use paths and trails, natural open-space restoration and system design, parks and trails master planning and design, park facility programming, regional trail and greenway plans, waterfront park design, and zoological park design. This position will assist principals and the leadership team in building and elevating the Environmental Design Group brand for parks and trails, developing and implementing the group's business plan, and developing and driving employee programs that foster a positive work environment and help develop each employee to their full potential.

 

As a Director at Environmental Design Group you will:

·         Ensure that assigned projects are completed within budget and schedule while meeting client needs, business objectives and design guidelines.

·         Establish and oversee implementation of technical protocols.

·         Oversee technical and business operations of Service Group.

·         Lead associate training and professional development opportunities.

·         Develop program and annual budget for regional capital expenditures.

·         Ensure technical production complies with applicable laws and standards.

·         Monitor progress, provide financial control and ensure the quality of projects.

·         Hire, develop and lead all Associates within Service Group.

·         Manage service group's financials; develop and grow top-line revenue and financial targets; develop and manage financial model for staffing and resources.

·         Guide the development and implementation of the group's business plans; translate overall business strategies to functional area strategies and tactics; successfully convey organizational mission, vision, values, and strategies company- wide.

·         Identify project risks and monitor/mitigate risk throughout the project lifecycle.

·         Author and implement business development strategies, including client relationship development, client pursuits, new introductions, and revenue procurement for the Group.

·         Build and Elevate the Environmental Design Group brand for your Service Group and across all Service Groups in the organization.

·         Attend networking events, trade shows and technical conferences for business development purposes.

 

Qualifications

Education: Bachelors or Master's in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Civil Engineering

Experience: 10-15 years

Supervisory Experience: 7+ years

Licensure: PE, RLA, AICP

Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.

Analytical and creative thinking.

Excellent leadership and organizational skills in a team-oriented environment.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Work hours are typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional evening work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day.

 

Supervisor Responsibility

This position will manage technical and professional staff members. Management activities include interviews and hiring decisions, training new staff, performance management, resource allocation and resource forecasting.

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Faris Planning & Design is currently looking for a Landscape Architect/Designer to join our team.

We are a Land Planning & Landscape Architecture firm in Columbus, Ohio which works on a broad spectrum of project types including residential, commercial, office, and industrial. The primary function of this position will be a support role, assisting the staff in meeting deadlines for various projects and with day to day office tasks.

Position Description:

  • Assist with production of site plans, elevations and various other presentation materials for a variety of project types
  • Hand-drafting and computer-drafting of plans and sketches
  • Digitally render site plans and associated exhibits for various projects
  • Assist with production of construction drawings
  • Help with day to day office functions

 

Experience/Education Requirement:

  • Undergrad degree in Landscape Architecture (at minimum)
  • 0-2 years of experience (no minimum experience required)

 

Skills Required:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and transition from tasks smoothly and efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be a self-starter
  • Excellent visualization skills with digital media, good hand graphics are a plus
  • Basic knowledge of local plant material is a plus

 

For more information about our firm please visit, www.farisplanninganddesign.com

To apply for the position, please send your resume and portfolio to info@farisplanninganddesign.com

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