January 2018 Print

President's Message

Happy New Year!

With the holiday season behind us we now shift into high gear for another season of activities with the WI ASLA 2018 Annual Spring Conference and the WI ASLA Professional and Recognition Awards Reception.  These are two of the Chapter’s most prominent events, showcasing the best of landscape architecture and the value of ASLA by providing the opportunity to become better landscape architects through continuing education, create bonds of fellowship and collaboration through networking and social events, and celebrate projects and individuals that exemplify landscape architecture through our awards program.  If you’re a frequent conference and reception attendee, we look forward to seeing you again during the two-day celebration.  If you have not attended, please consider it.  There is no better event in Wisconsin to be part of the landscape architecture community.


Jonathan L Bronk, PLA, ASLA
WI ASLA Chapter President 

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Welcome to our new members and congratulations to our members celebrating significant milestones as ASLA members! 

10 Year ASLA Milestone / Evan Kasper, ASLA

Do you know someone celebrating a professional milestone?  Let us know!

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2018 Annual Spring Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the WI ASLA 2018 Annual Spring Conference Feb 28 and March 1st, 2018.  We will be back at Union South on the UW-Madison Campus and have a full schedule of activities and continuing education sessions lined up.  Our theme this year is Equity, Ecology, Economy.

Go to http://wiasla.com/meetinginfo.php?id=37&ts=1515109281 to register and learn more about the conference.

Conference Highlights:

1.  Satisfy your life long learning and license requirements by earning up to 13 LA CES certified CEUs, including one ethics credit required for Wisconsin LA License

2. This year’s Keynote Speakers include:       

  •          Nancy Somerville, Honorary ASLA / Executive Vice President and CEO, American Society of Landscape Architects
  •          Chris Counts / Counts Studio
  •          Maria Counts / Counts Studio
  •          Dee Merriam, FASLA / Community Planner at Centers for Disease Control
  •          Ethics Panel Discussion moderated by Fred Harrington, PhD / Edgewood College


3. Meet vendors and learn about new products at the Vendor Expo

4. Recognize the best of Wisconsin landscape architecture at the WI ASLA 2018 SpringSocial & Awards Reception
5. Support UW-Madison Landscape Architecture student scholarships and Student ASLA Chapter at the Silent Auction
6. Share ideas and network at the Women Designers Meet & Greet
7. Enjoy the winter landscape with a Tour of Allen Centennial Garden via a short walk through UW-Madison Campus. Tour led by Garden Director Ben Futa.
8. Let loose, relax, and bowl a few games at the WI ASLA After Hours Social 

Spring Conference Details & Registration


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2018 Sponsorship Drive

Our sponsors play a critical role in supporting Chapter programing ranging from advocacy, continuing education, mentorship, fellowship, professional recognition, student support and scholarships, and professional awareness and recognition. We have a lot of optimism, excitement, and hope for the upcoming year and we look forward to continuing our sponsorship partnerships and making new ones.  

To learn more about becoming a WI ASLA sponsor go to our Sponsorship Catalog

Thank you to those who have already signed on as sponsors for 2018 and thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

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WI ASLA 2018 Professional & Recognition Awards

WIASLA is accepting entries for the 2018 Professional and Recognition Awards!

In an effort to encourage broader participation, there are new subcategories available in the General Design and Analysis and Planning categories.

Visit the chapter website for additional information:  http://wiasla.com/Professional_Design_Awards

The deadline for entries is Friday, January 12, 2017.

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Exhibit/The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley

If you are looking for a good reason to get out of the cold, or just haven’t seen it yet, please take time to view the Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley Exhibit created by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). It is currently on display at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning through January 12th, 2018.  

For more information / The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley-Milwaukee

Park at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union Garage (Lot 22) / UW-Milwaukee Transportation Map

Sponsors /          UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning
                            Wisconsin Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
                            The Cultural Landscape Foundation
                            Margarete Harvey, ASLA
                            Milwaukee Downtown

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LAF Student Scholarships and Fellowships

LAF is now accepting scholarship applications. Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship/fellowship.

The application deadline for all awards is February 1, 2018.

For more information: https://lafoundation.org/scholarship/scholarships-and-fellowships/

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Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship

The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Kiley Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the 2018-19 academic year. While the Kiley Fellowship is awarded competitively on an annual basis, successful Fellows are eligible to have their academic appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of Lecturer, dependent upon review of their teaching, research, and creative practice.

This initiative is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the history of pedagogic innovation at the GSD as well as the century of leadership in landscape education within the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 1, 2018

For details and more information, please visit Kiley Teaching Fellowship or send an email to kileyfellowship@gsd.harvard.edu.

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2018 ASLA Honors Call for Nominations Open

The call for nominations is open for the 2018 ASLA Honors. These prestigious awards recognize individuals and organizations for their lifetime achievements and notable contributions to the profession of landscape architecture. The deadline for all nominations is January 30, 2018.

For more information go to https://www.asla.org/land/LandArticle.aspx?id=52323

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ASLA Call for Presentations

ASLA is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO education program, taking place October 19-22, 2018, in Philadelphia. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our online system.

Deadline is January 31st, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.

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Clean Lakes Alliance Design Competition

The Clean Lakes Alliance is sponsoring a design competition for Warner Beach of Lake Mendota to envision a future for Warner Beach in which the area is enhanced in terms of water quality, sustainability, community access and placemaking while promoting the health, happiness and well-being of the community.

Submission deadline is Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST


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Featured Platinum Sponsor Victor Stanley

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