RIASLA 30th Anniversary GALA

The RIASLA 30th Anniversary GALA overlooking Narragansett Bay at Cliffside in Newport was great fun! The Executive Committee would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our members for their past and continued support and give special recognition to our sponsors listed below.


Photos from the evening

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A look through 30 years of RIASLA




URI Landscape Architecture Lectures 2016-2017

2016-2017-lecture-series-final-8-5x14_1September 22 Matthew Cunningham, Principal, MCLD LLC, Stoneham, MA
Title: “Gardens Evolve”

October 6 Kona Gray, PLA, ASLA, Principal, EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title: Global Design – “The Future of Landscape Architecture”

October 27 Mark Johnson, FASLA, President, Civitas, Denver, Colorado
Title: “Landscape Architects on the Leading Edge of Urbanism”

November 17 Gina Ford, ASLA, Principal, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA
Title: “Landscape Humanism in Practice”

December 1 Lara Ajemian ’07, Leblanc Jones Landscape Architects and Ken McClure ‘08, Halvorson Design Group, Boston MA
Title: TBA

March 2, Kristina Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, University of California at Berkeley
Title: “Strategies for future shores: An honest assessment of the unthinkable”

March 23 Tara Vincenta, ASLA, Principal, Artemis, Bridgeport, CT
Title: TBA

April 6 Cheri Ruane, ASLA, Spurr Design Group, Boston, MA
Title: TBA

April 20, Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Title: “Why Not Cultural Systems”

Lectures begin at 7:00 P.M. and will be held in the Chemistry Building BURP 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 and the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Charles Birnbaum’s lecture is being cosponsored by Victor Stanley. 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.

Join Us To Celebrate The 30th Year Of RIASLA at the Ocean Cliff Hotel in Newport RI!


Come join us for an evening of camaraderie of Members old and new overlooking Narragansett Bay

DATE: September 29th
PLACE: Ocean Cliff Hotel and Resort 65 Ridge Road, Newport RI
TIME: 5-9pm

Deadline: September 12th (Note: no refunds after 9/12)
Questions? Contact Jenn Judge at gravellyhilldg@yahoo.com or 401.465.8282

Dinner Newport Shore Plated Dinner
Choice of Lobster, Steak, Chicken or Vegetable
Clam Chowder
Soft Shell Maine Steamer Clams with Broth/Drawn Butter Corn on the Cob
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Corn Bread and Butter
Deep Dish Apple Pie
Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea/Lemonade
Cash Bar

ASLA Member $75.00 USD
Non ASLA Member $95.00 USD
ASLA Student $40.00 USD
Non ASLA Student $55.00 USD
Meal Choice


Alternatively complete this form:30th Party Form and send via mail with your check payable to RIASLA

c/o Karen Beck
248 Spring Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832


Dear Friends,

I reach out to you about an important issue for Landscape Architecture in the state of Rhode Island. Each year, DesignIntelligence (DI) by Greenway Communications conducts a survey to rank landscape architecture schools that is distributed to professionals in landscape architecture and design firms.

We have two phenomenal programs of landscape architecture in this state: an MLA program at RISD and a BLA program at URI.  We would like to make sure that these programs remain and prosper!

Please take a moment to complete the DI survey to help ensure that your opinions are registered. The survey closes TODAY – Friday, June 10, 2016. We truly hope you can participate in this opportunity.

You may respond using the online survey for Landscape Architecture.


The Summit is a week away!

LA02The 50th Anniversary Celebrate has sold out, but it isn’t too late to register for the Summit.$580 for 16.75 PDHS, lunches, snacks, and 70 fantastic speakers and panelists. No concurrent sessions – all attendees see every presentation and panel.


LAF Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future

Landscape Architecture Foundation

On June 10-11 in Philadelphia, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is hosting an unprecedented Summit to set the course for landscape architecture to make its vital contribution in the 21st century. Join the best minds and rising leaders to help propel the profession forward! LAF celebrates 50 years with this historic event.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lafoundation.org/summit
Early Bird registration ends April 1.

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