July 2017 Print

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Kelly Named President-Elect

Shawn Kelly, FASLA, PLA Chosen as 2017-2018 President-Elect: Congratulations goes out to WI ASLA’s very own Shawn Kelly for being elected the 2017-2018 President Elect for ASLA.  We’re happy for you and wish you the best of luck during your tenure as President Elect, President, and Past President. More Info.

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In Memoriam

Philip Howard "Phil" Lewis Jr., age 91, passed away on Sunday night, July 2, 2017

The Wisconsin Chapter ASLA is saddened with great loss to the Landscape Architecture profession and community with the passing of Philip Howard “Phil” Lewis Jr on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Phil’s exemplary dedication and contributions to Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, the United States and world-wide is legendary for the profession and education of Landscape Architecture.  As a dedicated public servant, educator, and author he has been recognized locally and internationally.

He and his wife  Elizabeth “Libby” Lewis who was a founding member of the Capital Region Advocacy Network for Environmental Sustainability while on the Dane County Parks Commission for over 26 years had worked with Phil to establish the E-Way.  The Dane County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors dedicated the Madison Environmental Corridor System to Phil and Elizabeth Lewis for the contributions on September 12, 2013.  The Lewis Family then helped established the Friends of Dane County Parks Endowment which is managed by the Madison Community Foundation.

Memorials may be made to the Madison Community Foundation where gifts will be used to support the Friends of the Dane County Parks Endowment (Please identify your gift as a memorial for Phil Lewis, see:

Checks can also be made out to: Friends of Dane County Parks Endowment and mailed to: Andy Lewis, 3302 Glacier Ridge Road, Middleton, WI 53562).

Phil’s Life and Career


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ASLA Advocacy...

Recently, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) spending bill that eliminates ALL funding for the highly successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. 

Soon the full House of Representatives and the Senate will consider the fiscal year 2018 transportation spending bill. Now is the time to contact your congressional members to urge them to support funding for the popular TIGER program that provides transportation planners, like landscape architects, the flexibility needed to design transportation projects that fit the unique needs of communities. Since 2009, landscape architects have accessed TIGER to create innovative multimodal transportation projects that include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transit and transit-oriented development projects, and more.  

Send a Message urging your legislators to support funding for TIGER today.

 Send a Message Now!

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Call for Potential National Officer Candidates

The ASLA Nominating Committee will convene during the upcoming annual meeting in Los Angeles to prepare the 2018 national officer slate. The committee requests your help now in identifying potential candidates for the following offices:

    2019 President-Elect

    2019-20 Vice President, Finance

    2019-20 Vice President, Membership

    2019-20 Vice President, Professional Practice.

 Deadline to submit is August 11

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Member Milestones

15 Year ASLA Milestone: Jeffrey P. Maloney, ASLA

5 Year ASLA Milestone: Tiffany Kafka, Affiliate ASLA

Promotion: Quinn Evans Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Brenda Williams, ASLA to Principal. She provides the firm with leadership as a landscape architect with a focus on the conservation of cultural landscapes.  News.

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Park(ing) Day 2017

PARK(ing) Day this year will be Friday, September 15th, and will be here before you know it!  So start your planning today!  Have questions about hosting your own installation, or interested in getting involved with WI ASLA’s efforts?  Let us know at president@wiasla.com  Similar to last year, ASLA is having a contest where they will pick their favorite student and professional parklets and put them in Landscape Architecture Magazine.  So let’s give them some fun Wisconsin installations to consider!

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Clean Lakes Alliance Design Competition

The Clean Lakes Alliance is sponsoring a design competition for Warner Beach of Lake Mendota.  More information.

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Garden Dialogues 2017: WI - Caldwell Farm/Sept. 9, 2017/Bristol, WI

Garden Dialogues 2017: WI - Caldwell Farm / Sep 09, 2017 / Bristol, WI

This exclusive Garden Dialogue, which will be moderated by Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF’s president and CEO, features a walking tour of the farm with Dennis Domer, author of the definitive biography Alfred Caldwell: The Life and Work of a Prairie School Landscape Architect, a former distinguished professor at the University of Kentucky and the University of Kansas, and a close colleague of Caldwell for twenty years; Ron Henderson, the director of the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Program at Illinois Institute of Technology and founding principal of L+A Landscape Architecture; and finally, Richard Polansky, an orchardist, estate manager, and a long-time employee and friend of Alfred Caldwell. Polansky has worked on Caldwell's estate in Bristol, WI since 1982, carrying out building and maintenance projects sustaining Caldwell's ideas and building practices. Since Caldwell's death in 1998, he continues working with Caldwell’s children and grandchildren to ensure lasting accessibility and preservation of the farm.

 2.0 LA CES™ Professional development hours will be available to attendees, pending approval.

 Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

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