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RI Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

Friday, December 2, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch: RI Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise Room 300 at the DEM Offices in the Foundry 235 Promenade Street Providence, RI 02908 Join Staff of the Statewide Planning Program to learn about two projects that they have recently completed: Vulnerability of Local Transportation Assets to Sea Level Rise and Socioeconomic Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise.  Both projects are geared toward municipal audiences and provide vital information for local decision-makers and planners on vulnerable populations and transportation assets in RI Coastal Communities.

Wilcox Park awarded Honorable Mention in the 2016 Historic American Landscapes Survey Challenge Competition

uri-students-working-on-hals-documentation-1Award: Honorable Mention
Historic Landscape: Wilcox Park
Location: Westerly, Rhode Island
Team: Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA with assistance from Richard Sheridan, RLA, ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Rhode Island; Alan Peck, Superintendent of Wilcox Park; and Students from the University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Program: Brynn Armstrong, Brian Bieszard, Emily Condon, Benjamin Congdon, Romeo D’Andrea, Gabriella D’Angelis, Zack Driver, Pabel Fernandez, Olivia Fow, Casey Harrington, Kelvin Huang, Brian Males, Katie Meegan, Kyle Savistano, Joseph Tricarico, and Emma Winkler.

Results of the 7th annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge were announced at the HALS Meeting of the New Orleans American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Sponsored by the National Park Service. This challenge resulted in the submission of 43 HALS short format historical reports, measured drawings and large format photographs to the HALS collection in The Library of Congress. Wilcox Park was one out of two of the entries represent the very first HALS documentation of any kind for their state.

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 as a federal program to document historic landscapes in the United States and its territories. Documentation is critical to preserving these significant sites for the benefit of future generations. HALS produces written and graphic records used by educators, land managers, and preservation planners as well as the general public.

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

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 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.


March 5th RIASLA Event in Newport


A Program for Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers,
Landscape Contractors, and Anyone Interested in Preserving and Protecting Trees

– Managing the Effects of Climate Change and International Trade in the Landscape
– Urban Soils
– Suppression techniques Outdoor Arboriculture Tour of The
– Preservation Society of Newport

For more information: RIASLA Collaborating with Arborists Program

Register Online Below: