Hello LAN Students,

The Rookie Awards submissions are open! 

As of March 7th, submissions are now open for the 2019 Rookie Awards. I would like to encourage you to submit your artwork, including your Spring Show projects to the Rookies. The category of Architectural Visualization  would be most  appropriate for landscape architecture, but you can apply to any category if you have work that fits.

Students have the chance to showcase their work before a prestigious panel comprised of over 60 influential industry experts and compete for prizes, scholarships, internships, and jobs.

Founded in 2009, the Rookies is an international annual awards and mentorship platform sponsored by the multinational software company, Autodesk. The Rookies has grown into one of the most recognized school rankings with almost 3,000 entrants worldwide last year.

The Academy of Art University had 14 students up for 20 individual awards in 2018, including Scholarship Finalists and Internship Finalists, from the Schools of Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Illustration, Game Development, and Visual Development, according to the Rookies website. A current Game Development student at the Academy of Art University, LiGang Zheng, also won the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award in the Digital Illustration bracket, topping 25 category finalists from other schools around the world. 

Moreover, the Academy of Art University topped the 2018 Rookies rankings in two categories:

• 1st in America and 2nd in the world for the Best Digital Illustration School

• 4th in the world for the Best 3D Motion Graphics School

Landscape Architecture should be represented. Let’s do this!

They are accepting submissions now through May 31, 2019.

Rookies website:

The Rookies | The Rookieswww.therookies.coThe Rookies is a platform to help digital artists get discovered without having to compete with professionals for attention. Learn More

Submission portal:

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Bee-ware of Theft!

A call for high-tech solutions has been issued by beekeepers in Southern California in an attempt to stop beehive theft. While beekeeping is a lucrative industry, it is expensive to tend to bees, and some people have resorted to thievery to turn a profit quickly. Read more about how tech is being used to track and prevent beehive theft here:

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Welcome Back to Spring 2019

Welcome back to the Academy of Art University, School of Landscape Architecture’s Spring 2019 Semester!!

Our onsite students will be experiencing some changes as we are joining our Architecture and Interior Architecture & Design brethren at 601 Brannan!!

Among the many benefits is the easy access to the fabrication facilities such as Wood Shop and Metal Shop.

Hope everyone has a great and successful Spring Semester!!!

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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley – Berkeley

Dan Kiley (1912-2004)

Jan 15, 2019- to Feb 09, 2019

University of California Berkeley


The University of California Berkeley is hosting an exhibition of the extensive and diverse work of Dan Kiley from Jan 15, 2019- to Feb 09, 2019. Spanning more than a half century, Kiley is an internationally recognized Modernist.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation: Dan Kiley Article

Online Exhibition

Agnes R. Katz Plaza, half-acre public plaza, opened in 1999 in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District.






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Internships!! It’s time to apply!!

It’s the New Year and we are attaching a link to Landscape Architecture Summer 2019 Internships. Most deadlines will be coming up at the end of this month so please do not hesitate to apply!

If you need assistance with the Cover Letter and Resume the Academy of Art has a Career Development program available for free, email for an appointment at

2019 internships at landscape architecture firms close soon

Every year (December-January and May-Jun) landscape architecture firms advertise internships for those who are studying or just graduated to work for a 2-4 month period in their offices. Below are some of the firm’s listings that WLA has collected from around the web. Please show us some thanks by …

See you Spring 2019!!

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Soul of an LA Firm- CASE STUDY

Do you have a desire to own your own business? Start your own firm? Join us Tuesday, November 13th at the Cannery where Philip Frankl will be speaking about doing just that!!


Watch for updates as this event will be streamed ONLINE!!!

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Drones, a tool for the modern Landscape Architect

Please join us!!

LAN alumnus Eric Arneson will be presenting a Drone workshop for landscape architects. He will be discussing how drones are used to create hi-res aerial photography of a site, mapping contours and vegetation, and how to create a 3-d model from the drone data. He will also be discussing how landscape architects use this data in their site planning and design work.

Watch Online:

Guest Speakers Videos Site:


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PARK(ing) Day!!! Friday, September 21

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Welcome Back!!! Fall 2018

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Get the help you need to succeed!

ARC Workshops and Labs start next week!

This is free help for your art and design classes. Visit to download a schedule.

There is also unique online support for students taking LAN courses. Visit Online Director Heather Clendenin’s online office for her Landscape Architecture workshops:
Any time between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, Pacific Standard Time.
  • Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

For more about online tutoring opportunities, visit


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