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Green RI 2019

IIDA NE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA will once again join together to host the 2019 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase on May 14, 2019. This year we are excited to announce a wonderful new venue; The WaterFire Arts Center. This space mixes industrial rawness with modern elements and features an open floor plan allowing all vendors to be together in one space. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials set up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors.

The event also includes an Earth Day sample collection so attendees have an opportunity to fill up a box (or three!) as they conquer their spring cleaning of their material library and donate unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:00 – 8:30 PM


WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street
Providence, RI 02908


5:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustainable Design Showcase & Networking
Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. CEU Programs are being finalized, please check back for more details on these programs.

5:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Earth Day Sample Collection
Donate your unused or unwanted sample materials! In the spirit of Earth Day, a sample collection effort has been organized for the day of the event so don’t forget to bring your old materials and samples! A drop-off location will be available at the entrance of the event. All samples donated will benefit Resources Recycling for RI Education. They are a registered 501c3 non-profit that help stimulate creative learning by offering low-cost and no-cost materials for educators.  Please contact Bethany Burns with questions,

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – CEU Presentation

DESIGNING FOR WELLNESS, presented by Chris Schaffner (Principal and Founder of The Green Engineer, Inc.)

We spend a majority of our days inside, so buildings should be designed and operated to support our wellbeing. A client looks to building/site designers and builders as the experts in providing this outcome. Third party certifications like WELL and LEED provide a framework for incorporating sustainable and healthy design for effective results. One example is EMD Serono’s project Sagamore – the first WELL Gold certified building in the US under the New and Existing buildings rating system, and LEED Platinum certified office.  1.5 ASLA CEU CREDITS


  • Tradeshow: FREE for everyone
  • CEU Course:
    • $5 for IIDA NE, AIAri, and RIASLA members
    • $25 for non-members
    • $10 students



We are excited to announce a new event space this year – The WATERFIRE ARTS CENTER in Providence.  This space mixes industrial rawness with modern elements and features an open floor plan allowing all vendors to be together in one space.  Click the link below to request and pay for your space. The event committee will review applications to ensure sustainable product compliance and follow up with any additional questions as needed. Additional table requests will be reviewed and granted in the order in which they are received at the end of the vendor enrollment period.

Vendor registration will close April 23, 2019.



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RIASLA Spring Social

Come and Join Us!


RIASLA Spring Social and Duck Pin Bowling – Wednesday, June 12th


Please join us for a fun night of duck pin bowling!   Bowling is not required to come and have fun, you may wear any shoes while bowling.  Teams of four will be selected at random… and bragging rights will be bestowed upon the highest and lowest scores.


Wednesday, June 12th 2019 5:30pm to 8:30pm+

Bowling starts at 6:30pm


Breaktime Bowl and Bar 999 Main St #1330, Pawtucket, RI 02860


Members and Guests:  Free

Appetizers will be provided

Cash bar—guests pay for own drinks as ordered.

We ask that you please RSVP individuals and groups to

Thank you and hope to see you there!

Generously sponsored by:

Abbington Associates

BETA Group, Inc.

Boston Light Source

Forms and Surfaces


Landscape Forms


Please forward any questions and comments:

For more information on the venue:

CityWorks Fellows Release RFP!

CityWorks is a participatory design studio that brings community members together to shape public space. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), we invite community members to submit a proposal for the design and fabrication of a new public design project along the downtown Providence Riverwalk.
Our 2019 CityWorks Fellows are seeking project proposals for Imagine Us Here: Cultivating Public Space for Community Resilience. We welcome proposals for projects that explore community resilience in the face of climate change, with the goal of creating an enriched place near the edge of the Providence River that brings people together in the face of climate change.
Please read the full Request for Proposals for more information, site constraints and proposal requirements.
There will be a Site Visit and Q & A Session in mid-February, date TBA.
Submit proposals to the CityWorks Fellows via email to by 5:00 pm on March 8, 2019.


New Jobs Postings

Head over to our Jobs tab to see two very exciting jobs through the City of Providence– Planner at Department of Planning and Development and grant-funded Landscape Architect position.

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RIASLA Holiday Party

Please join us on Wednesday, December 5th for the annual Rhode Island ASLA Holiday Party, generously sponsored by Landscape Forms.  The party will be at Red Stripe in East Greenwich at 455 Main Street.  We ask that you please RSVP and purchase tickets using the link below.  Thank you and hope to see you there!