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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2015 CallThe American Society of Landscape Architects is excited to announce the 2015 Call for Entries is officially open for the professional and student awards, the premier awards program for the profession. Award recipients will receive featured coverage in the October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media.

Both the ASLA Professional and Student awards feature five categories: General Design; Residential Design; Analysis and Planning; Communications; and Research. The Professional Awards also include The Landmark Award, while the Student Awards include the Student Community Service Award and Student Collaboration categories.

New this year! All entries must be submitted online by visiting

Entry payments and submissions must be received by:

  • Friday, March 27, 2014 for ASLA Professional Awards
  • Friday, May 22, 2014 for ASLA Student Awards.

Recipients will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 6-9, 2015, in Chicago.

In need of inspiration? View the ASLA 2014 professional and student award-winning projects.

For questions about entering the awards program, contact Carolyn Mitchell, ASLA Honors and Awards Coordinator, at 202-216-2331 or

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Professional Panel-Fall 2014!

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On Tuesday November 11th, 2014, the School of Landscape Architecture hosted an enthusiastic and memorable professional panel discussion on the topic of “Landscape Architecture on the International Spectrum”.

Panelists shared information and images about fascinating projects that they have each been a part of from all across the globe, and answered poignant questions by students both online and onsite.

You can view the full video of this professional panel here:

Happy Viewing!


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‘Tis the Season….


NOMADgardens invites you to join them for a night of S’mores and Stories! See their invitation below…

Come celebrate NOMADgardens’ blockbuster first year…. 
as San Francisco’s first movable community garden! Cozy up next to the fire with artisanal s’mores fixin’s, seasonal adult beverages and holiday jazz music. NOMADgarens’ founder Stephanie Goodson will tell the inspiring story of NOMAD’s founding in a fireside chat with Pei-Ru Ko, founder of Real Food Real Stories. RFRS facilitates authentic storytelling and curates intimate, long-term experiences to connect us deeply with food and our community. We are asking for a $10 suggested donation to cover costs.
Bring your friends, loved ones, and warm layers. We look forward to celebrating with you!!

Date: Friday December 12, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: @ the Garden – 1401 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide III: Saving Nature in a Humanized World


From The Cultural Landscape Foundation Website:

Thursday January 22, 2015 - Saturday January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23 | 9am to 4:30pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

The 80,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area contains some of the nation’s most significant natural and designed landscapes. Managing this expansive cultural landscape is complex and costly.  Among the greatest management challenges is addressing the park’s inherent natural, scenic and cultural assets, while also mediating the often-passionate constituencies that represent them. In this conference, landscape architects, ecologists, journalists, academics, managers of similarly diverse systems and other professionals will address sustainability, the agendas of different constituencies, diversity, the role of people, and public education.  This follows up on the sold out similarly themed conferences held in 2012 in conjunction with the Central Park Conservancy in New York City, and 2011 at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, New York.

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Prosecco and a Private Visit to Alcatraz Island and the new Ai Weiwei installation
Thursday, January 22 | 3:30 to 7:15pm
Departs Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33, 1398 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

The conference kicks off with a sunset ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and a private visit to the site-specific exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. Attendees will discover the island’s layered legacy, hear compelling stories about its history and residents, and learn about the architecture, wildlife, and landscape all while enjoying a glass of Prosecco and world-class views of the Golden Gate and City at sunset. Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism, has created an installation with seven large-scale sculpture, sound, and mixed-media site-specific artworks in four places on the island.

Post-Conference Reception
Friday, January 23 | 6 to 8pm
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

A post-conference reception will be held at the California Historical Society located in downtown San Francisco. The reception will include a private visit to the exhibition Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, held on the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant.  Rare photographs, art and artifacts share the tales and reveal the history of the Yosemite Valley. Ticket sales will benefit the educational programs of both the California Historical Society and TCLF.

Forums on Foot
Saturday, January 24 | Various times
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

More than a traditional tour, these mobile workshops will engage participants in a dialogue about the Presidio of San Francisco. In the course of both forums, participants will address issues of resource management – both cultural and natural – contemporary design in a National Historic Landmark District, community outreach, stewardship, and programming.

Explore the Presidio
Saturday, January 24 | 10am to 12pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

New to the Presidio? Discover its nearly 240-year history in an exclusive two-hour motorcoach tour that covers its Spanish settlement through two centuries as a military post to its present status as a national park. The Presidio is one of the world’s most beautiful and celebrated locations and a model for 21st century thinking about preservation and reuse. Participants could then join one of the afternoon tours.

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Happy hour

Join landscapeforms for HAPPY HOUR and EXHIBIT tonight!

When: Thursday 12/4/2014 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: 1401 16th Street, San Francisco, 94103

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The 2014 Presidents’ Holiday Gala

Tuesday, December 9th

Bancroft hotel

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with it a wholehearted cheer from ASLA NCC. Please join us for an evening of holiday celebration and to honor ASLA’s newest Chapter Fellows.


David W. Nelson, President, and Amy Cupples-Rubiano, Past President of the Northern California Chapter ASLA cordially invite you to the

President’s Holiday Gala

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way




 Members $35, student members $10,   

guests and at the door $50


by Friday, December 5th

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We have a Winner!


Your votes for the 2014 ASLA Student Affiliate Chapter T-Shirt Competition have been counted and the results are in!  Congratulations to BFA Student, Misa Canales for his dynamic t-shirt design.

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T-shirts will be printed and available for sale soon. Stay tuned!

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Looking for a fun volunteer event? Check out the One Tam Work Day Celebration. See details provided by Marin’s Park Stewardship Team, on behalf of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative:

“Join our inaugural One Tam work day celebration! On November 22, from 10 am-1 pm (2 pm for one of the projects), the One Tam initiative of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative will be hosting “Mt. Tam Day of Thanks,” a series of volunteer events to celebrate and give thanks for this beloved mountain:

For more information about these or other One Tam events, contact us at, call us at (415) 561-3044, or visit our brand-new website at “

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