Joint Conference A Success!!
The joint conference held last month in Coeur d’Alene Idaho was attended by 175 professional from the parks and recreation and landscape architect fields and 23 sponsors and exhibitors. The theme “Re-create to Recreate” was certainly appropriate with the many varied and appropriate sessions being offered. There was a whole lot of networking and learning going on, but leave it to the landscape architects to make sure there was plenty of fun too (especially the comedic speaker at the end!!).
We had some great speakers on some very timely topics. Below are the ASLA classes presented at the 2013 Rendezvous. Attached are presentations for you review and downloading if you missed the class:
Thanks to all our presenters! Note – We are in the process of applying for LACES credit for these classes. We will keep you updated.
Also give a big thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors. You can thank them next time you see their reps in your office, or even better, next time your purchase their products and services! Without the sponsors and exhibitors the conference could not happen!!
Our awards luncheon saw the recognition of some fabulous projects throughout our two state region. We are preparing a wonderful display right now for the website and for our next Newsletter! Watch for it in the next few weeks.
Thanks To For Sponsoring Our Luncheon!!
Congratulations to our winners:
Congratulations to the new board of directors who will take office in December, 2013
President – John Roters, South Landscape Architecture
Idaho-Montana Chapter Mission Statement
The Idaho-Montana Chapter mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 16,200 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, US territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
What is landscape architecture?
Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Types of projects include: residential; parks and recreation; monuments; urban design; streetscapes and public spaces; transportation corridors and facilities; gardens and arboreta; security design; hospitality and resorts; institutional; academic campuses; therapeutic gardens; historic preservation and restoration; reclamation; conservation; corporate and commercial; landscape art and earth sculpture; interior landscapes; and more. Landscape architects have advanced education and professional training and are licensed in 47 states.
Public relations and advocacy
ASLA works to increase the public’s awareness of and appreciation for the profession of landscape architecture. ASLA is an active advocate for the profession at the local, state and national levels on public policy issues including licensure, livable communities, surface transportation, the environment, historic preservation, small business issues, and more.
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Rethinking Idaho Landscapes