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2016-2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES RI ASLA PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AWARDS PROGRAM

 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.

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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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

FEES

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.

ENTRY PROCESS

Awards entry is a two-step process.

FIRST, you submit your entry form (link below) to rhodeislandasla@gmail.com 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 rhodeislandasla@gmail.com with questions or if you would like more information.

2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase

GreenRI is this Thursday, May 4 from 4:30-8:30pm at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center and all are encouraged to attend. If you haven’t signed up yet you can still walk in and register (it’s free for ASLA members). Many awesome vendors will be attending and showcasing their latest and greatest green products including:

Boston Cityscapes: living walls and live plants

EJ Prescott: porous pavement, reinforced grass pavement systems, living retaining walls, living fences, etc.

3Form: Resins and Pressed Glass

Victor Stanley: their sensor-enabled receptacle lid-assists with waste management

Unilock: Permeable concrete pavers

Modern Design Site Furnishings: Resysta litter bin with wood alternative

StormTree: tree filter systems for stormwater management and healthier tree growth

Deeproot: Silva cell- a shoring system for tree soil and stormwater

Read Custom Soils: rooflite Green Roof soil, stabilized stone dust, rain garden soil

Watson Mulch: AZEK paver brick from recycled plastics and rubber

O&G Industries: Natural stone products from the quarry to end users

Marshalls: Conservation Priora and Grassguard

and many more…

 

See below for detailed information.

IIDANE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA are joining together to host the 2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase this May. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees will 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 fill up a box (or three!) as you’re spring cleaning your material library and donate unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!

DATE & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, May 4, 2017

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – CEU Programs

4:30 – 5:30 pm “Trace it Back: A Course in Transparency” provides an overview of materials transparency and how it relates to green building, and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. A representative from 3form will explain product life cycle and how materials potentially affect the environment and health of building occupants.

5:30 – 6:30 pm The Living wall presentation by Green Plants for Green Buildings offers a comprehensive overview of living walls systems and their benefits. The presentation provides a summary of the research being done on living walls, requirements and design features for successful plantings, best practices, health and well being benefits, general costs and the overall benefits to the environment.

6:30 – 7:30 pm “Incentives, Assistance and Training: Demystifying Services to Support Your Energy Efficient and High Performance Sites, Buildings and Interiors” will explain how your next project can benefit from National Grid’s New Construction Services Program, presented by Kathleen Arthur of National Grid.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustainable Design Showcase & Networking
FREE to all – IDANE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA are joining together to host the 2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase this May. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, Attendees will be have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors.

5:30 – 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! 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. A drop-off location will be available at the entrance of the event. Additional information to come – check back soon!


LOCATION

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI


ATTENDEE REGISTRATION 

Product Showcase & Networking
Free! Pre-registration is preferred.

CEU Pricing
IIDA, AIA, & ASLA Members: Free
Non-members: $25
Students: $10

Pre-registration is now closed. You may register onsite so please feel free to join us


VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

Does your company offer sustainable products that you would like to share with the Rhode Island design community? This is your chance to show off your products to many of the architects, interior designers, and landscape architects in the Rhode Island area. Space is limited! 

The cost is $350 for one (1) 6’ table. Requests for additional tables may be granted if space allows. Please indicate that request on your application.

Registration is now closed for vendors. Please feel free to e-mail with questions and we will keep you on the list to contact next year.

QUESTIONS?

Email Melissa Bagga at rhodeislandasla@gmail.com

Join us for a Sustainable Sites training series (9 CEUs)

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TO AVOID LATE FEES REGISTER BY JANUARY 31st.

Individual ASLA Member $270
Non-Member $345

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olin-2Canal Park in Washington DC, a SITES 3-star pilot project. Image courtesy of OLIN.

Rhode Island Chapter of ASLA invites you to join us for a three part series on Sustainable Sites (SITES) presented by Steve Benz, SITE Green Solutions, LLC. SITES is the most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes and is supported by the US Green Building Council. Visit the Sustainable Sites Initiative website for more information. This is part of our landscape architecture continuing education event series (LACES 9.0 LU/HSW)

A DEEP DIVE INTO SITES ™

Part One:  An Introduction to SITES v2
SITES: Analysis and Planning

February 14th 2017
Part Two:  SITES: Soil and Vegetation
SITES: Water and Materials

February 27th 2017
Part Three:  SITES: Human Health, Education and Performance
SITES: Construction, O and M, Innovation

March 13th 2017

LOCATION

URI Narragansett Campus

THREE PART SERIES

This is a Sustainable SITES ™ continuing education series. Steve Benz, PE, LEED Fellow, Honorary ASLA of SITE Green Solutions, LLC will be leading these training series intended for information and educational purposes. These sessions will help you prepare for the SITES™ AP exam, however they are not intended as “test-prep” sessions. Steve first prepared and successfully delivered these to the OLIN LA office in 2016.

Steve is a member of the SITES ™ Technical Core Committee and was Partner-In-Charge of OLIN’s Washington Canal Park, a SITES™ 3-Star Pilot Project. Starting with an introductory session into SITES, these sessions are each 1.5 hours (1.5 LACES LU/HSW).

The series are intended to be interactive and attendees are encouraged to bring specific project issues and challenges for discussion.

PROGRAM DETAILS
Sign-in 8:30am.
Program 9:00am-12:30pm

PROGRAM COST
Individual ASLA Member $270
Non-Member $345
March 27th snow day
Additional late fee $20 after Jan 31st
No refunds. No partial registrations.

TO AVOID LATE FEES REGISTER BY JANUARY 31st. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.

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Contact rhodeislandasla@gmail.com with questions or if you would like more information.