Recent News

  • April Is A Time for Historic Landscapes - by Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA of Landscape Elements LLC This April, RIASLA focuses on historic landscapes.  This is an appropriate time to present information on historic landscapes for a number of reasons. April 26th is the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted.  Olmsted is considered the “founding father” of our profession and the body of […]
  • What is HALS? - HALS IS NOT THE AI FROM 2001 SPACE ODYSSEY! by Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA of Landscape Elements LLC HALS documentation is one of three types of historic records maintained at the Library of Congress under the purview of the National Park Service. Other documentations include Historic American Building Surveys (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Records […]
  • ASLA National Advocacy Day April 26th - Jenn Judge, RI ASLA Trustee, and Melissa Bagga, RI ASLA President, will be attending the ASLA National Advocacy Day in Washington, DC April 26th, on behalf of the Rhode Island Chapter. This year, ASLA advocates will urge Congress to adopt legislation that encourages the use of green infrastructure and other natural systems to address coastal resiliency, […]
  • Preserving RI State House Landscape Character - by Brent Runyon, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society The landscape around the State House is one of the most character-defining in Rhode Island. City and State leaders at the latter half of the 19th century embraced certain ideas that made little sense at the time but have come to define how Providence re-engineered […]
  • Encuentro – a National Conference on Latino Heritage and Historic Preservation April 26-28, 2018 - by Sarah Zurier of the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Rhode Island Latino Arts, and Latinos in Heritage Conservation are proud to present Encuentro 2018, a conference on Latino heritage and historic preservation. Scheduled from April 26-28, 2018 with programs in Providence and the Blackstone Valley, this groundbreaking event brings together the […]
  • URI National Register Nomination - by Joanna M. Doherty, Principal Architectural Historian of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission The core of the University of Rhode Island’s campus in Kingston was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 9, 2017. In listing the University of Rhode Island Historic District, the National Park Service recognizes its significance to […]
  • Welcoming Spring at the Preservation Society of Newport County - by Kaity Ryan, Deputy Chief of Staff of The Preservation Society of Newport County. The Preservation Society of Newport County (“PSNC”) is most known for its collection of architectural landmarks known as the Newport Mansions. Of equal significance are the 88 acres of gardens, parkland, and an arboretum that comprise the organization’s landscape collection. Over […]
  • This is Landscape Architecture – Instagram Takeover #WLAM2018 - As part of World Landscape Architecture Month, the RIASLA is organizing a 2 week long “Instagram Takeover” to feature the work of our local firms! The takeover will be held from April 16-April 30, 2018. Members will have the opportunity to “take over” the RIASLA Instagram account for one day during this 2 week period, showcasing […]
  • Call for ExComm members for RIASLA - RIASLA Executive Committee Nominations Now Open Help strengthen our profession! Nominate a friend, colleague, or yourself today. The strength of RIASLA comes from the dedicated efforts of our member volunteers. Join the team and make a difference.   OPEN POSITIONS Five Executive Committee positions are up for election this year:  President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Chair, and Public Awareness […]
  • Anova Grant Competition - Calling all Rhode Island ASLA Emerging Professionals: Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to receive grant money to attend this years’ Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Anova Furnishings is asking emerging professionals to submit a short essay and a quick napkin sketch between April 13 and May 14, 2018 and are awarding $2,000 grants toward conference expenses […]