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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.

LA Licensure Renewal Fact Sheet (pdf)

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)

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Submit a Request for Proposal for Your Project

E-mail [email protected] to post your RFP to the ASLA Colorado website.

Heron Pond Master Plan
The City and County of Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative are soliciting proposals for the Heron Pond Master Plan. The Request for Proposal documents are available via BidNet® at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. Responses are due by 12:00 p.m. MST, August 22, 2016

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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.

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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.
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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.

ASLACO Public Welfare Research Study December 2015 (pdf)
ASLACO Public Welfare Research Study Executive Summary August 2015 (pdf)

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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)
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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!

More Information (PDF)

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2016 HALS Challenge: Documenting National Register Listed Landscapes

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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:

Ann Mullins
[email protected]

Hals Website »
Last Year's Winners »

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GreenCo Resources

General GreenCo Information >>
Tree Planting Recommendations >>
Pest and Weed Management in Colorado >>

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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.

More Information>>

To place an order go to www.greencofoundation.org or contact Don Godi at [email protected].

Donald H. Godi & Associates, Inc.

Landscape Evaluation and Litigation Report (pdf)

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
aiacolorado.org

American Planning Association
apacolorado.org

U.S. Green Building Council
usgbccolorado.org

Urban Land Institute
colorado.uli.org

Green Industries of Colorado
greenco.org

Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado
alcc.com