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April 2020  

President's Message

Hello Ohio Chapter ASLA,
Due to the ongoing quarantine of COVID-19, we must postpone the Annual Meeting and Expo and Statehouse Day to TBD date in Fall 2020. The 2020 Ohio Chapter ASLA Board of Directors are working diligently to reschedule these event with venue, speakers, and exhibitors. While we are hard at work planning the day’s events, we wanted to ensure you that your registration will be retroactively applied to the new date and will not be subjected to additional charges should the event registration increase due to unforeseen circumstances. We will provide details on the Annual Meeting and Expo page as they are solidified. Please forward information along to attendees that you may have signed up by proxy.
In the event that the Fall date does not work with your schedule or other unforeseen circumstances occur, we will be offering full refunds for the event. If you would like a refund, please email our treasurer, Kari Hiatt ([email protected]) and copy Chris Laster ([email protected]).
We are also encouraged to have such great sponsors of the Ohio Chapter ASLA who are stepping up to provide members with virtual LACES approved CEU opporunities. Please take a look below and on the Allied Events Section of ohioasla.org HERE for updates.
ASLA National is also offering 2 Free to ASLA Member Webinars for a total of 3 LACES/HSW CEUs.

Rebroadcast: Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

This webinar is free for all ASLA members.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

2:00–3:30 pm ET
Join us on April 15 as we discuss how the dependency on tropical hardwoods is unsustainable given current rates of use, ecosystem degradation, and slow renewal rates. Fortunately, there are new alternatives that are durable, beautiful, and renewable. In this rebroadcast, you will learn how to use and work with thermally modified, acetylated, and polymerized woods, fused bamboo lumber, and black locust.

 

Rebroadcast: Drawing Matters: Exploring the Value of Drawing in Landscape Architecture - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

This webinar is free for all ASLA members.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2:00–3:30 pm ET
Join us on April 29 as we discuss why drawing still matters. Rather than the familiar debate over digital versus hand graphics, this session explores the value of drawing as a process connected to seeing, thinking, and engaging throughout design.

Please feel free to email us at info.ohioasla.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding this postponement. Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding while we navigate these uncertain times.
Stay safe and healthy,

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ASLA MEMBERS

ASLA Naitonal has pulled together some great resouces and guidelines to help professionals and studetns navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit the website below to learn more.

https://www.asla.org/COVIDResources/

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PINNACLE LIGHTING GROUP | EXTERIOR LIGHTING COURSE

Presenter: 

Trevor Rosendahl

Pinnacle Lighting Group

 

Pinnacle Lighting Group is honored to have been approved by the LA CES committee to offer an exterior lighting course for CEU credits.

We are offering a one-hour video conference on the Zoom video conference platform that will cover the following:

Proper Outdoor Lighting Practices

A. Design

B. V.E./Creating Budgets

C. Streamlining the process of Choosing Product/Specifications

D. Project Management-Installation Services

Creating Plans

A. Aesthetically Pleasing

B. Color-Kelvin, Lumens, Lenses & application

C. Energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprint

D. Safety & Security

E. Budget Conscience

F. Offering plans that meet all codes & compliance, such as photometrics and candle-foot, all while giving the customer options.

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ANOVA | THE MANUFACTURING OF MODERN SITE FURNISHINGS

Presenter:
David Traphagen
ANOVA
CONFERENCE POSTPONED?
Still need CEUs? WE got you covered.
We understand this is an unprecedented time and want to continue to wish you good health and safety. Many of us are missing the opportunity to connect and learn at events and seminars this spring. 
WE'd like to help give you a chance to continue to meet you learning golas by offering online "social distance" LA CES CEUs, whcih as HSW approved. 
This course will cover the manufactureing of Modern Site Furnishings for 1 CEU credit: 
The Manufacturing of Modern Site Furnishings
WE are offering two virtual meetings:
Wednesday, April 8th @ 4:00pm CST
Friday, April 10 @ 12:30 PM CST
Facilitated by: David Traphagen

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UNILOCK | ARCHITECTURAL PAVING SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES AND FINISHES

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COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS (CSPAP) WEBINAR

CEU Advertisement from Ohio Chapter ASLA Sponsor:

SERVICE SUPPLY LTD. INC.

Register HERE

 

LIVE WEBINAR

Thursday, April 16

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. EST

CEUs (HSW): .1 IACET / 1 LU AIA / 1 PDH LA CES

 

 

 

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs:

Effective Evidence-Based Practices

and Community Collaborations

 

Join us on, Thursday, April 16, for a live webinar from presenters and co-authors of the CSPAP book - Russ Carson, PhD, Master Instructor and Collin Webster, PhD. Learn about implementing physical activity opportunities across the school day and school context, that provide support structures for youth to engage in and benefit from a physically active lifestyle.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH | 2:00 - 3:15 P.M. (EST)

REGISTER

 

REGISTRATION CODE: CRAFT

 

Educational resources and continuing education certificates will be provided. CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours / .1 IACET / 1 LU AIA / 1 PDH LA CES.

DISCLOSURE: The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives. Learners receiving CEUs must meet the criteria for participation and achievement of learning objectives. 

 

DON'T MISS OUT...

Providing educational resources is a valuable service to offer to your customers. The webinars are eligible for CEU at no cost to your customer.

 

DOWNLOAD THE INVITATION TO SHARE OR DIRECT CUSTOMERS TO PLAYCRAFT NEWS!

Invitation

Learn More

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LANDSCAPE FORMS | URBAN LIGHTING & SPACE DESIGN: A LOOK AT DENVER'S 16TH STREET MALL

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: March 18th, 2020

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

2020-05-14:

The Wadsworth City School District is seeking statements of qualifications from architectural and design
professionals for the development and construction of a new Central Intermediate School facility and
invite you to submit a response. The deadline for submitting a response is no later than 4:00 p.m. on June
30, 2020. The school district’s Request for Qualifications is enclosed for your reference.

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Position Title:           Senior Landscape Architect Professional

Position Location:    Akron or Cleveland, OH

Salary Range:            $65,000-$75,000

Job Overview

Senior Landscape Architects at Environmental Design Group are design innovators, breathing life and passion into our design forms. They intuitively grasp the programmatic, functional and emotional components of landscapes and places. Their primary responsibility will be to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams executing all components of the projects, including preliminary planning and conceptual design, technical design development, design oversight, preparation of construction documents/technical specifications, and client interaction. Versatility and willingness to be flexible and take on a variety of tasks is essential.

 

We are seeking a qualified Institutional Client Services Senior Landscape Architect Professional to plan, design, and coordinate projects, serve as a senior technical advisor on multi- disciplinary teams working on projects of various complexity and assist the project manager or serve as the technical main point of contact with clients as directed. Projects will include master planning and site development, site evaluation and feasibility studies, detailed design and construction documents, and bidding and construction phase services.

 

As a Senior Landscape Architect Professional at Environmental Design Group you will:

 

  • Train, lead and mentor planning, design, engineering, technical and construction associates.
  • Present as subject matter expert for specialized area.
  • Provide oversight related to the scope, schedule, and budget for assessment, planning, design and capital improvement projects.
  • Perform and administer complex planning, design and engineering work requiring an exceptional level of professional training and experience.
  • Perform long-term budget and capacity planning.
  • Develop, implement and maintain planning, design and engineering standards, including standard specifications and drawings.
  • Identify project risks and monitor/mitigate risk throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Collaborate and regularly communicate with Director/Project Manager and other project staff on status of work, deliverables, schedule, and budgets
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with prospective and existing clients; participate in client events, tradeshows and industry associations; prepare technical white papers for industry associations; participate in public meetings and deliver presentations as requested

Qualifications

  • Education: BLA, BSLA, or MLA degree from an accredited university

  • Experience: 8+ years in professional consulting field.

  • Certifications: Licensed Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), LEED accreditation a bonus.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Passion for art, design and composition.

  • Exceptional level of design expertise and proficiency in developing design content in the areas of healthcare, corporate campuses, higher education, k-12 Education, and public realm projects, including all phases of planning design and construction.

  • Excellent understanding of grading and drainage design and ability to develop complex grading plans for site development projects.

  • Exceptional presentation skills. Public speaking and storytelling experience a plus.

  • Desire to work in collaborative teams and previous experience leading interdisciplinary design and planning efforts.

  • Knowledge of plant materials, terminology and planting design.

  • Excellent communication, time management, graphic and organizational skills.

  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.

  • 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.

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