December 2018  


April 19, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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The Exchange at Bridge Park
6520 Riverside Dr
Dublin, OH 43017


2019 Ohio Chapter ASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO


Join the Ohio Chapter of ASLA on Friday, April 19th at The Exchance at Bridge Park for one of the biggest Chapter gatherings of the year. 

This year's meeting offers 3 Sessions that are worth 6 HSW LACES CEUs. Our Vendor EXPO will be available to all registrants throughout the day, so come see what new products they are offering for 2019!


2019 Ohio Chapter ASLA Annual Meeting Fees

Early Bird Fees (to be announced)

Normal Fees (to be announced)

Late Fees (to be announced)


---Tickets May NOT Be Purchased at the Door & NO Refunds are Accepted.


2019 Annual Meeting Agenda (6 HSW LACES CEUs) 

Agenda to be announced 


2018 Annual Meeting Sessions + Speakers Bios

Speakers to be announced


2019 OCASLA Vendor EXPO Registration

  • OCASLA Platinum and Gold Sponsor EXPO Table | FREE* 
  • Vendor EXPO Table | $550 (Includes 1 Lunch)
  • Vendor EXPO Lunch | $30 (Additional Lunches for Additional Vendor Guests) 

*Vendor Table is included in Platinum and Gold sponsorships ONLY. Silver sponsors must pay the non-sponsor rate. See the Sponsorship Flyer for more details.

Click here to register for EXPO table!

Contact [email protected] with any questions or special setup requirements.


Student Portfolio Table

Are you looking for summer internship students? Or better yet full-time employment opportunities for an entry-level position?

OCASLA in conjunction with OSU, KSU and UC will have a student portfolio table as well as a job postings table and board.

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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:

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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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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: December 4, 2018

Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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Cafe X returns in January 2019 at The 86 Uptown!

Please join us to enjoy the company of other members over a hot cup of Joe or tea and some good conversation!

Click Here for more information. 

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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!


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



Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220


Click Here for more information.

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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.


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


The Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative 
1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200 
Cleveland, , OH 44115


Click here to register

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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


MKSK is a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm known for creative solutions addressing economic, social, environmental, historical, and cultural challenges within our cities.  Our 90+ person team of Landscape Architects and Urban Planners, spread across 7 offices in 5 states, craft public places and spaces to transform, inspire, and perform successfully.


MKSK focuses on the planning and design of downtown, waterfront, neighborhood, cultural, and campus environments.  Our relationships with cities, institutions, and private sector clients span generations. We are passionate about our work and the legacy of our practice!


We are looking to add an early career professional landscape architect to our growing studio in Cincinnati, OH.  MKSK offers competitive salary and benefits and we emphasize workplace flexibility.  We understand the need to balance work and life.  Please apply by submitting a resume and portfolio to [email protected].


Primary responsibilities will include:

Practice under senior professionals to produce various planning, design, and presentation documents.

Collaborate within project teams to perform project tasks, goals and design objectives.

Assist project managers to define and track projects.

Learn and master computer programs and standards. Mentor other staff as appropriate.

Develop design, graphic, communication, management and client skills.

Participate in continuing education both inside and outside the office.


Skills Required:           

Ability to work and collaborate in team environment and effectively meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

Proficiency in AutoCAD and ESRI ArcGIS software.

Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch-Up, and InDesign software.

Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook software.


Education and Experience Requirements:              

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in landscape architecture plus 2-5 years’ experience.


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,

To apply for the position, please send your resume and portfolio to [email protected]

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