LECTURE: Regenerating Landscapes

2015- Sergio Lima

Join The School of Landscape Architecture on Wednesday February 25th, 2015 @ 6:30pm for an exciting lecture by Sergio Lima about a series of projects he has worked on in Tulsa, Oklahoma between 2005 and 2012  with a focus on the Arkansas River Master Plan, Brady District Streetscape, 41st Street Plaza, Blair Property renovation, and Guthrie Green. Lima will discuss the importance of the design of the landscape in stimulating and regenerating synergies for an entire city.

When: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 – 6:30pm

Where: The Cannery, Suite 300


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LECTURE: Structures in the Landscape

Stroyan Class

Join instructor Stephanie Troyan’s class LAN 360: The Technical World 3: Construction Documents, today (February 19th, 2015) at  3:30 pm for a presentation by a representative of Ross Recreation Equipment regarding Playground structures and Landscape Furnishings as well as insight about how vendors work with Landscape Architects on both public and private projects.

When: February 19th, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Where: The Cannery, Room 300B

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Wright Yang and Alan Lewis Present: RIBBON PARK

20150219- Stormwater Design Creativity

Join Wright Yang, Senior Associate of Hargreaves Associates, and instructor of LAN 660 (Designing Public Spaces) and LAN 801 (Graduate Directed Study) of the School of Landscape Architecture at the Academy of Art University, and Alan Lewis, Associate Director Open Space Practice Leader of SOM San Francisco for the presentation of Ribbon Park in Tanguu, Tianjin, China.

When: Thursday, February 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94104.

Learn about one of the leading open space and stormwater design projects in China, and network with professionals in the field of Landscape Architecture.

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On February 11th, 2015 The School of Landscape Architecture celebrated a monumental moment. The grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of its new home at San Francisco’s historic and iconic Cannery!

Just over 4 years ago, our  first classes commenced with a handful of bright students, and today with over one hundred engaged and committed BFA and MFA students (online and onsite) enrolled, our school is excited to have a place to call a home of its own in one of San Francisco’s most history and design rich nodes.

The evening began with an impassioned and thoughtful speech by the Director of the School of Landscape Architecture, Heather Clendenin, continued by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in which all attendees, students, faculty, administration, and friends cut red ribbons to commence a new chapter for the department.

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Following the ceremony, students of various studios and classes presented the audience with ample information regarding the context, history, environment, programming, demographics, etc… of The Cannery and its environs that make the presence of The School of Landscape Architecture in this particular location ever more exciting and inspirational.

In addition to information, analysis, and facts, students Baryuth Moran and Eric Arneson offered design solutions for the surrounding neighborhood and the building, while students Anni Holma, Nadia De La Torre, Tianmiao Yang, Hsiao Shien Lin,and  Kai Chie Shuie  implemented a striking tape art installation that symbolizes growth and big ideas at the entry to our studio space.


As student Erick Munoz so eloquently stated: “[Being at] The Cannery  marks a new chapter for The School of Landscape Architecture which will have a major positive impact on all of our students.We are located in an area that is surrounded by different types of open space that we can study, analyze, learn from, and use as testing ground in order to create better designs.”

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day


There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at a party with friends!

Join the Academy of Art University at Jillian’s at the Metreon (175 4th Street) for free food, DJ, face painting, photo booth, pool tables,  prizes, and dancing.


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Emerging Proff

The Emerging Professionals program was launched in January 2010, by the Northern California Chapter of the ASLA, to engage newer members of the profession and help them develop in the field of landscape architecture. We seek to achieve this goal by creating opportunities for networking, training, design experience, and mentorship. Recent events include a panel discussion on starting your own firm, a volunteer day to identify and remove invasive plants from a restored wetland, and the development of a conceptual master plan for an elementary schoolyard in Oakland.

Hope you can join is for our monthly happy hour.
WHAT: ASLA NCC Emerging Professionals Monthly Happy Hour

WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 around 5:30

WHERE: ThirstyBear Brewing Company

661 Howard Street, San Francisco

WHO: ASLA NCC and affiliates.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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School of Landscape Architecture Presents: THE CANNERY RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY!

2015 - Cannery Ribbon Cutting

Join Students, Faculty, and the Administration of The School of Landscape Architecture in celebrating The Cannery as our new home!

Where: The Cannery, Suite 300
When: February 11th, 2015 from 6:30 – 9 pm

Event Details:
6:30 – 7:00 Socializing and Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15  Ribbon Cutting
7:15 – 9:00 Student Presentations

DISCOVER The Cannery and Environs Through Student Presentations About:

  • The history of The Cannery and the environs: particularly Aquatic Park, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square
  • A Collection of photo studies done in different scales to observe elements of material, aesthetic and movement in our new neighborhood and observations about what each has to offer
  • The history of shipping on this side of the City and the concept of being “shanghaied”
  • A catalog of public open spaces from the corner of Kearny and Embarcadero to the Aquatic Park Pier
  • Details of the local urban watershed…

…..and MUCH MUCH More! 


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Work & Play : The Eames Approach

Work and Play
Wednesday – February 4th         6:30 – 8pm      Eames & the Maker Tradition
Panel discussion with Karen Wilkinson, Mike Petrich, Skye Barnett, David Farish and Klaus Rappensperger – moderated by Llisa Demetrios

Saturday – February 7th 11am – 3pm      Family Day – Make a Valentine

Thursday – February 12th         6:30 – 8pm      Movie Night: Eames Short Films
with introduction by Llisa Demetrios

For more details about these events and more, please visit https://petalumaartscenter.org/events/
and here are some photos from the exhibit.

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Public Workshops with James Corner!








As the highway to the Golden Gate Bridge becomes a panoramic, tunnel-top landscape, amazing new opportunities to experience the Presidio will be created. Share your ideas and feedback at a series of monthly workshops held in the Presidio and other locations around San Francisco.

Check the Presidio Trust Website for more information

Presidio Parklands


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2015 mixer


Join Campus Life for the Club Mixer Saturday, January 31st 3:30pm – 5pm

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