October 30 Kate Orff, URI Landscape Architecture Lectures 2014-2015

October 30            Kate Orff, Partner, Scape Landscape Architecture, New York City, NY

Title:       “Scape”

Orff’s work has been recognized by several publications including the New Yorker, National Geographic, the New York Times, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Her work mixes ecology and design to create landscapes that are beneficial for both humans and the environment.  Many of her projects help communities become resilient to face current and future problems such as climate change.

This lecture will focus on SCAPE’s project, “Living Breakwater for the South Shore of Staten Island,” which was awarded $60 million for the project after winning HUD’s Rebuild by Design competition.  Kate will also discuss her book, Petrochemical America, which explains the impacts of fossil fuel extraction on the environment.

Lectures begin at 7:00 P.M. and are held in the Weaver Auditorium on the Kingston Campus of URI. This series is co-sponsored by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, The Graduate School of Oceanography, The College of Arts and Sciences, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) and Landscape Forms. The Kate Orff visit is being co-sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  The lecture halls are handicapped accessible. General questions about the series may be directed to 874-2983 or to wagre@uri.edu. For Directions visit http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/OWT/Directions/index.htm

HGTV’s Newest Opportunity for Emerging Design Professionals- HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design Awards

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Greetings from HGTV! I’m reaching out to make your ASLA chapter aware of HGTV’s newest opportunity for design professionals; the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards.

We are celebrating young professionals, age 35 or below, who are doing awesome things in the world of residential design. We’d love to invite those who qualify in your chapter to submit their work for consideration. I’ve attached our digital ad and official PR release if you would be interested in getting the word out to your chapter members.

All 10 categories can be found at hgtv.com/freshfaces , as well as more information on how to enter the design competition.

We are particularly interested in seeing landscape architecture featured in more than just our “Best Outdoor Room” category.  From “Most Family Friendly Space” to “Most Unusual Space, ” there are multiple opportunities to highlight exterior residential design.

The entry period ends September 30th, with our panel of judges selecting six finalists for each category. The category finalists will be posted on HGTV.com for public voting this fall!

Please reach out with any questions, I’m happy to provide additional information.

Fresh Faces of Design Awards FINAL