Become a Licensed Landscape Architect and Stand Out from the Crowd
ASLA Colorado encourages landscape architecture licensure in order to maintain a high level of competence and training for the protection of the public and the profession. Click here for licensure information and to apply for or renew your license with the Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects.
For information on using the PLA (and other) designations after your name, please review: ASLA National's Professional Licensure: Universal Designation
February 2015 - Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA): Grading Certifications and Grading Design Statements (pdf)
Submit a Request for Proposal for Your Project
E-mail [email protected] to post your RFP to the ASLA Colorado website.
Eagle River Park RFQ
The Town of Eagle has posted an RFQ for professional firms to provide design services. Submittal should be made by a team consisting of a civil engineer and landscape architect that have worked together in the past. CLICK HERE for RFQ. CLICK HERE for an addendum.
ASLA Community Service Opportunity - Beaver Ranch Community Design Workshop
The National Park Service is looking for volunteers for the Beaver Ranch Workshop on October 6-8. CLICK HERE for detailed description.
LAF Announces New $25,000 Fellowship for Landscape Architecture Professionals
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its new LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. This $25,000 year-long fellowship is an opportunity for mid-career and senior-level landscape architects to explore, research, develop, and test the next big ideas and initiatives that will bring about positive change and expand the impact of landscape architecture. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Green Industries of Colorado Releases Endorsements of Legislative Candidates
GreenCO met with several legislative candidates to assess their knowledge and support of several issues identified as important to our industry and associations. The items we identified as priorities are:
- Invest in Colorado businesses- uniform sales/use tax definitions and applications, no new fees or mandates to businesses.
- Water policy- conservation, new technology (Best Management Practices) and increased storage.
- Ballot process revision
- Regulatory reform
- Construction defects
- Vocational & technical education expansion
- Invest in Colorado infrastructure, water/transportation.
CLICK HERE to see the list in GreenCO's press release.
Design Concepts Celebrates 35 Years of Thriving, Innovating and Shaping Communities
Founded in July 1981 by ASLA Fellows, Axel Bishop and Robby Layton, Design Concept's earliest mission was to design socially- thoughtful spaces to bring people together. Carol Henry, president of the firm, says "This remains a core of our design and business philosophy. Hard work and great projects and clients have made our business a success story over the past 35 years." CLICK HERE to learn more about Design Concepts.
Landscape Waste and Surplus Wanted
Do you have any landscape-related projects now, or upcoming, where there will be products or materials being removed that would be a candidate for "repurposing"? Do you know of surplus inventories that could be "repurposed"? This could include items that have been depreciated out, over-orders on a job, inventory from a project that got cancelled, for example fencing, bridges, pavers, timbers, poles/pipes, playground tiles, structural members, etc. CLICK HERE to learn more about using, buying or selling.
ASLA Colorado Public Welfare Research Study
Advocacy Through Research: Evaluating and Communicating the Public Welfare Benefits of Landscape Architecture Projects
This 2015 report describes a way to collect and communicate information about the public health, safety and welfare benefits of landscape architecture projects to build understanding of the value of projects, the profession, and the need for licensure of landscape architects. Jointly funded by ASLA Colorado and ASLA National, the research builds upon a 2010 study done by The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) that defined public welfare in the context of landscape architecture and identified seven impact areas where landscape architecture benefits the public welfare. Key elements of the ASLA Colorado report are a case study evaluation tool to gather the public welfare benefit story of a project, and a template for presenting that information in an easy-to-understand format.
Opportunities to Serve: Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board 9-14-2015
The LAAB develops and communicates the accreditation standards, rules and procedures for conducting the accreditation process. The LAAB is the official accrediting body for first professional programs in landscape architecture, for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The accreditation process is a non-governmental, voluntary system of self-regulation: its core is the concept of self-evaluation of each program and evaluates each program on the basis of its stated objectives and compliance to externally mandated minimum standards. Here is a List of programs accredited by LAAB. More Information (pdf)
World Landscape Architecture Program 2015
Along with ASLA chapters across the country, we are continuing the "World Landscape Architecture Month" campaign to extend for the remainder of 2015. It continues to be a successful outreach to both domestic and international landscape architects. As April has come and gone, we have revised the hashtag to post your "Designed By a Landscape Architect" photos to #ThisIsLandArch. For those that would like to post something by other means, simply email your photo to [email protected] and we will do the rest. This is a fantastic way to showcase your work!
2016 HALS Challenge: Documenting National Register Listed Landscapes
The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 to document our country's dynamic landscapes. Much progress has been made in identifying cultural landscapes but more is needed to document these designed and vernacular places.
For the 7th annual HALS Challenge, The National Park Service invites you to document National Register listed landscapes from your region of the country. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Currently there are 90,540 total with 1,752,995 contributing resources. Many of these listings represent or include landscapes. Submission deadline is July 31. If you are interested please see link below and/or contact:
The Green Industries Data Toolbox
The Green Industries Toolbox is a new publication from the GreenCo Foundation. It is designed as a comprehensive guide to useful information and was compiled by Donald Godi and Zachary Johnson. This is a must have for anybody engaging in fieldwork.
Donald H. Godi & Associates, Inc.
Your Connection to the Information You Need
ASLA Colorado maintains a strong commitment to the outdoor-built environment, our talented member base and our depth of industry resources. Visit the websites below to expand your knowledge of related professions and to view topics of interest.
The American Institute of Architects
American Planning Association
U.S. Green Building Council
Urban Land Institute
Green Industries of Colorado
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado