Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Overtime Laws Means Big Changes for Architects!

Looming changes to federal overtime rules could have a lasting impact on the architectural industry, particularly among firms that expect junior employees to work long hours for low salaries. Beginning December 1, salaried workers who earn up to $47,476 a year must be paid time-and-a-half if they work more than 40 hours during the week. […]

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FREE Local Tour on September 17th

Halprin Tours Lawrence Halprin’s Legacy: Greenwood Common September 17th at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Greenwood Common 1 Greenwood Common Berkeley, CA 94708 United States Guide: Waverly B. Lowell Lowell is an archivist and historian, and the curator of the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, she authored “Living Modern: […]

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Check Out These Articles!

August 30, 2016 • A twice-weekly news source exclusively for members of ASLA. _________ QUARTZ Italy needs better planning to handle earthquakes. _________   THE WASHINGTON POST The world’s newest—and largest—protected area is Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. _________   YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 The national parks have an underappreciated role in scientific research. _________   […]

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Mean Green Stormwater Managing Machine

Using green streets for stormwater management has become popular in many cities because they allow engineers, planners, and municipal officials to integrate water quality and regulatory compliance with pedestrian access, safety, traffic calming, multimodal transportation, enhanced community livability, urban greening, aesthetic improvements, and better air quality. The multifaceted benefits of Greet Streets are undeniable, but […]

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SF Street Parks Growing With Student Support

Newest of San Francisco’s more than 130 street parks, Ridge Lane has been reimagined—from a trash-strewn dirt path to a paved, lighted and landscaped public space for neighbors and visitors to enjoy. This metamorphosis has been guided by the vision and hard work of current and former students from the Academy’s School of Landscape Architecture. […]

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Now Hiring!

We are currently looking for students to recommend for this position to offer support to incoming Fall 2016 students as part of our Student Ambassador/Peer Mentorship Program. This is a work-study position that pays $15/hour. You need to be:   Eligible for financial aid Knowledgeable about ArtU Helpful, friendly, charismatic If you’re interested, please email […]

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Vacation in Chapala

Misa Canales, one of our BFA students, decided to share his summer adventure! This is what he had to say: While on summer vacation, my family and I went to Mexico.We had a short amount of time to visit family and see all the amazing places that it has to offer. We visited the small […]

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Low Maintenance Structures for Public Places

Walpole Outdoors has decades of experience working with cities and towns to create outdoor structures for the public to enjoy. From pergolas to fencing Walpole Outdoors provides structures that are not only aesthetically pleasing but low-maintenance and long-lasting so citizens can enjoy them for years and years to come. Sea Isle City, New Jersey Boardwalk […]

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What Would Be In YOUR Dream Landscape?

Dream Residential Landscape Features Revealed in PPN Survey Members of the Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) were recently surveyed on a number of topics, with the questions selected by PPN leadership. Responses were varied and included many insightful comments and suggestions, which will be shared and discussed with everyone here over the next few months, and […]

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Enzo Enea Talks Plants

Check out this interview with Enzo Enea, Swiss landscape designer, who opened the world’s only tree museum, in 2010, in Switzerland, and explains why he abandoned his first career for one that allows him to bring nature into everyday life. You can read the full interview here.

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