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RECENT NEWS

ASLA CO BOULDER SOCIAL
Date Posted:
September 3, 2014

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The Boulder area summer social held on August 14 and hosted by DTJ DESIGN treated members to great local food and drink including from The Post Brewing Co. and Boulder Ice Cream.  Quint Redmond of AgriNETx shared his work in changing world food systems through the concept of Agriburbia that integrates aspects of agrarianism with land development. Mikl Brawner of Harlequin's Gardens shared his extensive of knowledge about local plants and the important role organic gardening plays in our profession.  DTJ provided custom Colorado raffle prizes to attendees.  The event was sponsored by Churchich Recreation.

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DESIGN CONCEPTS ANNOUNCES NEW LEARNING LANDSCAPES
Date Posted:
August 27, 2014

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Design Concepts recently announced the grand opening celebration of a new Learning Landscape at Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST), Conservatory Green Middle School, and High Tech Elementary School.

See the Press Release (pdf)  for more information.

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ACT II OF THE 2014 SUMMER FILM SERIES
ON AUGUST 7 AT TAXI
Date Posted:
August 15, 2014

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The second ASLA Colorado Movie Night series was scheduled for July 31 but was moved to August 7 due to the rainy week.  There were 14 hardy souls in attendance at the rescheduled event despite some lingering drizzle and rain.  The featured outdoor film was “Art in the 21st Century”.  The third and final film will be scheduled for September.  Thanks to Landscape Forms and ANOVA for sponsoring this event.

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ASLACO BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
Date Posted:
August 13, 2014

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The first of four sessions in the ASLA Colorado Business Boot Camp series was held at CPS Distributors in Westminster on Thursday, August 7, 2014.  This session focused on Design Budgets and Contracts.  Speakers included Dean Pearson from the Architerra Group, Steve Coughran from Coughran Consulting, and Sue Rossberg from the RMH Group.  For information on the three remaining sessions send an email to info@aslacolorado.org.  Photo from the November 2013 session.

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VALLEYCREST DESIGN GROUP HIRES NEW STAFF
Date Posted:
July 18, 2014

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ValleyCrest Design Group is pleased to announce the following additions to its Denver office.  Kartika Rachmawati, PLA, LEED and Amina Adnan both bring unique skills to the firm. For more information, please see the New Staff Press Release.

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ACT I of the 2014 Summer Film Series on June 26 at TAXI
Date Posted: July 1, 2014

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ASLA Colorado had 22 people show up at TAXI's outdoor theater for ACT 1 of the Summer Film Series: "The Human Scale". It was a great documentary that challenged our assumptions on modernity while investigating the design of public spaces in five cities and how to put people at the center of the equation.   Look for ACT 2 coming out in mid-July!  Thanks to IRONSMITH for sponsoring.  For more information contact Anna Cawrse at acawrse@designworkship.com.

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ASLA CO Elevates Axel Bishop to the Council of Fellows
Date Posted: June 23, 2014

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Axel Bishop, of Design Concepts, received his nomination, for Leadership/Management, from the Colorado Chapter. A leading advocate promoting sustainable landscapes, stormwater management, and learning landscapes in the West, he helped found the Xeriscape Council. He redesigned and codified regional stormwater and drainage systems as naturalized recreational amenities. And he forged new educational frontiers in landscape design for school districts in multiple states. He possesses a unique ability to align citizens and government entities in support of fundamental changes in land design. Many of his ideas are now common practice across America. He also laid the early groundwork to protect the integrity of the practice of landscape architecture for Colorado’s multi-decade re-licensure efforts. His Bachelor of Parks Administration and Landscape Architecture is from Texas Tech University.

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City of Boulder’s Pilot “Parklet” Unveiled
Date Posted: June 10, 2014

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On May 28, 2014 the City of Boulder’s pilot “Parklet” project was unveiled in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.  A six-member volunteer team of Landscape Architects called “Doors Open” won the design competition in March and the construction was conducted May 16-18 with the help of “Coalesce” which is a design and metal fabricator.  For more information on this project contact Sandy Brown at 303-618-9262 or email sandyjae@comcast.net.  You can also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bouldercoloradoparklet.

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2013 Awards Event Media Coverage
Date Posted: June 2, 2014

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The May/June 2014 issue of Colorado Green Magazine (published by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado for the Rocky Mountain Region) featured highlights of the 2013 ASLA Colorado Awards Event in the “Industry Awards” issue.

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ASLACO Events Postcard - 2nd Quarter
Date Posted: June 2, 2014

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ASLA Colorado’s second event postcard is printed and out.  This is a very special project spearheaded by Kelly Moore of CIVITAS and is our way of getting the word out about various events in the months to come.  Our annual sponsors also receive recognition that they justly deserve.  The cards are available as handouts and if you would like copies contact Kelly at kmoore@civitasinc.com, 303-571-0053 extension 180.

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ASLA National Chapter President’s Council Meetings
Date Posted: May 15, 2014

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ASLA Colorado board members visited members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation as part of the ASLA National Chapter President’s Council meetings in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  From left to right, David Gregory (President Elect), Mark Tabor (Trustee), Robb Berg (President).

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ASLACO Legislator of the Year Award
Date Posted: March 31, 2014

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In March ASLA Colorado Government Affairs Committee David Sprunt (left) and Executive Director Greg Williams (right) presented Colorado Senate Majority Leader Rollie Heath with the Legislator of the Year award for his work in 2014 on SB 13-161.  ASLA Colorado worked with Senator Heath last year to successfully add reciprocal language to the licensure statute for engineers and architects.  Contact Greg at  info@aslacolorado.org for more information.

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ASLACO New Member Postcard
Date Posted: March 10, 2014

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ASLA Colorado has a new product for members which is an oversize color postcard (approx. 5.5” x 8.5”) that we send out to new, prospective, and lapsed members to encourage their engagement or re-engagement in chapter activities. This project is the brainchild of Kelly Moore, Membership Director.

For extra copies or more information contact Kelly at kelannemoore@gmail.com or call 970-779-0799. Future issues will have sponsor logos on the “mailing label” side which will help increase sponsorships.

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2013 AWARDS EVENT MEDIA COVERAGE
Date Posted: February 5, 2014

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Click Here for the full page piece.  Thanks to CREJ!

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VALLEYCREST DESIGN GROUP HIRES NEW STAFF
Date Posted:
January 27, 2014

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ValleyCrest Design Group is pleased to announce the following additions to its Denver office.  Eliot Hoyt, LEEG GA and Abigail Eichenbaum both bring unique skills to the firm. For more information click here.