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.


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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.

URI 2016-2017 Lecture Series




Lectures begin at 7:00 PM and will be held in the Chemistry Building, Beaupre’ 105 on the Kingston Campus of URI.  This series is co-sponsored by The College of Arts and Sciences, the Gaetano and Pasqualina Faella Memorial Endowment, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Bartlett Tree Experts.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  The lecture halls are handicapped accessible.  General questions may be directed to 401-874-2983 or to