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)
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E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to post your RFP to the ASLA Colorado website.
6th Annual HALS Challenge
Historic American Landscapes Survey
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 6th annual HALS Challenge, Colorado is invited to document modernist landscapes unique to our state. The designs of renowned modernist landscape architects like Church, Eckbo, Kiley, Halprin, and Rose are well known and many times well documented but the lesser known works of regional designers need to be recognized and documented. Which modernist landscape architect have shaped our region? What works have had an impact on Colorado’s landscape and the profession of landscape architecture? The challenge is for every state to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these often overlooked and rapidly vanishing resources. If you have questions about this project or are interested in participating please contact: Ann Mullins, 970-925-7559, email@example.com
2015 Doors Open Denver: Explore Our City Inside Out
The 11the annual Doors Open Denver, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, is the premier event showcasing Denver inside out. On Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26,
Denver buildings will open their doors to the public for exclusive and rare viewing opportunities, exposing the inside of Denver’s unique urban fabric.
This year’s event highlights Denver classics, then and now. Headquartered at the newly renovated Union Station, a historic landmark at the center of many new developments, the event will showcase new buildings that are transforming the urban landscape while also complementing historically beloved buildings.
Insider tours guided by architects, landscape architects, historians and other experts add to the richness of the weekend’s offerings. For more information, including a list of all participating locations, details about FREE sites and tours, as well as paid insider tours, visit www.doorsopendenver.com. Engage with Doors Open Denver on Facebook, Instagram (@denverarchitecture) and Twitter(@denverarchfound).
Jamestown Volunteers Needed Spring 2015
The flood of 2013 devastated the small Boulder County mountain town of Jamestown, Colorado. Volunteers from all over the country, along with numerous non-profits and governmental agencies have helped the town in its recovery process by rebuilding roads, water systems, septic fields, a fire hall and numerous private residences.
There are approximately 35 homeowners whose yards were damaged or destroyed in the flood, that are still in need of help recovering. There is a volunteer effort underway to help with this project. Ft. Collins Wholesale Nursery and Boulder County Extension Service are on board, as well as volunteer groups from all over the country.
Volunteer crews are already busy raking and gathering rocks and debris left over from the flood. As this project has taken shape, the end goal for spring of 2015 is to help the homeowners place approximately 150 donated trees that are to be planted on June 21, as well as place donated paths and garden boxes.
There has been one meeting addressing landscape design: homeowners were given an overview of the process, with handouts of items to consider, as well as a plant list of the trees available for the donated planting on June 21. The homeowners were asked to research their own existing conditions, and their wants and needs, as much as is possible. With that in hand, the next step is to provide 1 hour of landscape assessment to each of the 35 at their homes, to help place the paths, boxes and trees.
This is an opportunity for up to 10 Landscape Architects to come to Jamestown and spend one hour with up to 4 homeowners, all on a Saturday morning this spring, to be scheduled as things solidify.
Would you be interested in helping out with this project? Jamestown is a great little community, you will love the experience!
Contact: Becky Martinek
Nature's Design Associates, LLC
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.
Get the latest on:
- Changes in the Laws
- Changes in the Board’s Rules and Policies
- Changes in Application Deadlines
- Changes in the Structural PE Examination
- Requirements for Landscape Architects
- Board Statistics
- Renewal Information
- Enforcement Activity
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.
Colorado State University ASLA Student Chapter
The American Institute of Architects
American Planning Association
U.S. Green Building Council
Urban Land Institute
Green Industries of Colorado
GreenCO Green Pages Directory 2013
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado