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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 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

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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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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.    

SKILLS AND EDUCATION:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ROLES

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please submit a resume with salary requirements and a portfolio in digital format to Joe Lewis, Employee Services Manager, at JLewis@LandscapePros.com

Additional EMI information may be viewed at https://www.landscapepros.com

2018-09-25:

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. 

 

https://aecom.jobs/cleveland-oh/landscape-designer/647DA645CE734BEAA1F93C28A558DB99/job/

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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.

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