Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6 to 10pm RI ASLA Annual Holiday Party and Awards Banquet

Holiday-Invite 2017

In addition to purchasing your ticket below, please RSVP by 11/30 to with meal choice of beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Let us know if you can arrive one hour early to help set up. Look forward to seeing you!

Awards/Holiday Party 2017

RI ASLA members


Holiday/Awards Party 2017



Awards/Holiday Party 2017



You can also mail a check payable to Rhode Island Chapter ASLA to: Jenn Judge, P.O. Box 610, Wakefield, RI 02880

Thank you to our event sponsors:

O’Brien & Sons

Victor Stanley


Landscape Forms

As always we are grateful to our Chapter sponsors:

Victor Stanley

O&G Industries


Landscape Forms


Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Designs

Please see the press release below from the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission.  Design submissions are being accepted until December 15, 2017.  See below for more information or check out their website, here.


The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, on behalf of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Newtown, Connecticut, invites design submissions for a permanent memorial, to honor and remember the twenty-six victims of the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

All interested designers, including but not limited to landscape architects, architects, and artists, are invited to apply individually or as teams. Emerging design professionals are also encouraged to submit a design.

Kyle Lyddy, Chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission spoke to potential designers while explaining the importance of the work.  “With your submission, we hope that you will be purposeful with your thoughts, keeping in mind the reason your design is being sought, and are sensitive to the many individuals and families who have been impacted by that horrific day.”

A document called “Guidelines for Submitting a Design” will be available at as of Sept. 22, 2017. Phase I design submissions will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2017. Once accepted, the Memorial Commission and an advisory panel will review designs and create a short list to move forward into Phase II.

“While we have outlined a detailed document as a base for your work, we are hopeful this doesn’t limit the creativity of your submission,” Lyddy explained.

After a lengthy search for a site, the Town of Newtown was fortunate to receive a donation of land, by the Board of Trustees of the Social Boys & Athletic Club (SAC) of Sandy Hook, for the memorial.

The site is a 5.3-acre property in the community of Sandy Hook, which contains two open areas (former playing fields), two ponds, and woodlands. It is situated in a semi-rural area close to Sandy Hook Center. Neighboring and nearby properties include private residences, town land, and farms.

Individuals interested in submitting a design will be allowed access to the memorial via scheduled site walks and by appointment only.

Mr. Lyddy expressed thanks to the members of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, past and present, and others in the community who have played a role in navigating this process over the past several years. “It’s an emotional task. We’ve attempted to be diligent with our approach while ensuring every decision we’re making is guided by our mission statement of honoring those lost on that horrific day.”


Media Contact: Kyle Lyddy


Website / Design Submissions:



Green Roof Program

Join the Connecticut Chapter of ASLA as they present a full-day continuing education program on the planning, design and realization of unique amenity spaces above the street level!  The day also includes walking tours of nearby Constitution Plaza, Traveler’s Plaza, and Phoenix Plaza, part of the growing i-Quilt network providing connectivity to the exceptional assets of downtown Hartford — including parks, museums, public art and performance spaces, historic landmarks, modern architecture, and the Connecticut River. With a dozen exhibitors and six hours of training, this event will demonstrate how these exciting green pedestrian spaces are helping to rejuvenate our cities.

See the following link for more information and to register for this exciting event:

Connecticut ASLA – Designing Green Roofs & Plazas Conference

Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day

Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

URI East Farm, Kingston RI

A full day of training for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning and consulting.  

This is a terrific learning opportunity as well – so FIFTEEN (15) FREE STUDENT REGISTRATIONS are being offered, courtesy of the RI Nursery & Landscape Association. 

Presented in conjunction with RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Nursery & Landscape Association, IECA Northeast Chapter and E.J. Prescott.


See for more information!

Come join RIASLA for 3 DESIGNWEEK Events!

Please join Rhode Island ASLA as they host three events as a part of DesignxRI’s Design Week.  DESIGN WEEK RI is the annual showcase and celebration of design in Rhode Island and is being held from September 13th – September 24th.

These events are a great way to experience the diversity of landscape architecture in Rhode Island and network with design professionals!  Take a look at the links below for more information on each.  Look forward to seeing you there!


CANCELED :  Experiencing the breadth of Landscape Architecture in Newport – Thursday, September 14th @ 1:00 p.m.

CANCELED :  Explore the Blackstone Valley Bike Path from Cumberland to Pawtucket – Saturday, September 16th @ 10:00 a.m.

Sketch with RIASLA – Friday, September 22nd @ 8:30 a.m.

Doug Tallamy Lecture – Middletown, RI

Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will be speaking at the Chaves Garden in Middletown, Rhode Island this Saturday, July 15th at 10 a.m.  This is going to be a lecture you won’t want to miss!  Please call 401-846-0623 to RSVP.

Chaves Garden is located at 935 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842.


 The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects continues to encourage and recognize excellence in the practice of landscape architecture and to inform the public of the broad scope and value of landscape architecture services. The Executive Committee of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) hereby invites landscape architects and affiliated professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their pursuit to lead, educate and participate in the stewardship, planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environment.


L+A Landscape Architecture 2015 Honor Award Winner

Projects selected as worthy of an award will receive one of the following in each category:

  • Presidential Award of Excellence – One award may be presented (if merited) from all categories, determined by unanimous vote of the Jury, for work demonstrating exceptional contribution in the advancement of the profession.
  • Honor Award – The Jury may choose a limited number of Honor Awards to recognize superior professional accomplishment.
  • Merit Award – The Jury may select any number of Merit Awards to recognize outstanding professional accomplishment.
  • Special Recognition Award – The Jury may select a single project that recognizes the outstanding professional accomplishment and stands alone from the other entries in its attributions.


Winners will be recognized at the 2017 Holiday Party and Awards Banquet, which will be the week of December 4th. Check our website closer to the date for specific information.


The Professional Design Awards Program is open to all landscape architects registered to practice in Rhode Island, professionals in public or private practice of landscape architecture who reside in Rhode Island, affiliated professionals, faculty currently teaching at accredited Rhode Island landscape architecture programs, and students currently enrolled in an accredited Rhode Island landscape architecture curriculum submitting works associated with their academic pursuits.  Projects designed and completed after January 1, 2010 are eligible. Once the project receives an award, it is no longer eligible for future RIASLA Professional Award Programs.


An entry fee of $125 for ASLA members, $225 for Non-ASLA-Members, $25 for ASLA Student members and $50 for Non- ASLA Student members must accompany each submission.


Awards entry is a two-step process.

FIRST, you submit your entry form (link below) to and pay the entry fee by clicking the PayPal “Buy Now” button. Payment must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

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You can also mail a check payable to Rhode Island Chapter ASLA to: Karen Beck, 248 Spring Street, Hope Valley, RI 02832

THEN, instructions, a checklist and your unique login ID and password will be emailed to you for uploading your digital submittal to the RIASLA ftp site. Digital Entry must be uploaded by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 2nd 2017.

Additional information:

2017 RIASLA Professional Awards Program Entry Form

2017 RIASLA Professional Awards Program

Contact with questions or if you would like more information.