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 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


$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.



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 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.




EDGE is an integrated team of planners, landscape architects and development consultants. We are project leaders and collaborative partners that balance creativity and functionality to create transformative environments. Our professionals provide innovative design solutions to architects, engineers, corporate clients, private developers, private and non-profit institutions, public agencies and municipalities in markets across the Midwest and South.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and resourceful marketing professional to join our collaborative team. As Marketing Administrator, you will support EDGE offices in Columbus, Toledo, and Nashville. This position will be based in our Columbus office. The primary responsibilities will be the execution of the company marketing strategy including the management of the company brand through various external communications. In addition, the individual will coordinate all proposal efforts and provide graphic support for marketing and project-related initiatives. Strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills are a requirement. Experience in the architecture, engineering, and/or construction industry is preferred.


  • Assist in writing and editing of content for website, social media, public relations, and project proposals in coordination with Principals and Practice Area Leaders
  • Coordinate all social media communication and content in coordination with company Principals and Practice Area Leaders
  • Produce proposal responses and statements of qualifications for project opportunities including customized responses and SF330 formats
  • Maintain marketing collateral materials including graphic layout and organization
  • Communicate and coordinate with consultant teams in response to RFP/RFQ solicitations
  • Assist in the preparation of strategic marketing events including trade shows, conferences, and sponsorships
  • Provide graphic support for project-related tasks including document/page layout, presentation layout, and photoshop renderings



  • College degree in related field
  • Strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)



Email your resume to Tedd Hardesty (


EMH&T is currently looking for a Landscape Architect for our Planning and Landscape Architecture studio.

This position will work under senior landscape architects and be responsible to assist in the completion of a wide variety of landscape architectural and planning projects. Our current work includes a mixture of various size public and private projects. Responsibilities will include the preparation of design documents for projects ranging from community parks, streetscapes, master planning, private development projects and municipal projects from conceptual schematic design through to construction document plans. The ideal candidate should be willing to work in an open, multi-disciplinary team environment and be enthusiastic about landscape architecture.

Key Competencies And Capabilities Necessary For Success Include

  • Superior document preparation, with an understanding of the landscape architect’s role in a consulting environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines
  • Ability to research project requirements, materials and finishes, and current techniques that promote creative solutions that are environmentally responsible and technically sound
  • Proficient hand drawing/rendering skills with strong presentation and communication skills are highly desirable

A successful candidate must have a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture, with at least three years of experience. The candidate should have strong Autocad skills, experience in Land F/X, Adobe Creative Suite including Indesign and Photoshop, basic knowledge of 3D rendering software is an asset as well as Google Sketchup and Microsoft Word and Excel.

EMH&T was ranked #1 Engineering Firm in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First Magazine.

For a full description and to learn more about worklife at EMH&T go to To apply, send your resume and cover letter to

EMH&T is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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