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American Society of Landscape Architects

WISCONSIN CHAPTER

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Registration now open for the Fall Field Session in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASLA is excited to announce our Fall Field Session for October 6, 2023. Join us in beautiful Milwaukee where we will explore various sites and their impact on the landscape architecture industry.

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Fall Field Session Schedule

See images below for the schedule of events at the Fall Field Session. The morning will begin at Wagner for a tour of their facility. In the afternoon, the group will visit Green Bay Playfield, Lakeshore State Park, Discovery World, and the Northwestern Mutual Community Park Playground. To end the day, the group will gather for a happy hour at Riverfront Pizzeria Bar and Grill. We hope to see you there! 

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Thanks to our Sponsors!

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2023 Park(ing) Day at UW-Madison Campus

Park(ing) Day was a blast! The WI ASLA Emerging Professionals hosted the event on the UW-Madison campus near Memorial Union. This years theme was "Pollinator Places" so the group spent the day educating the public about pollinator communities, their habitats and how to assist in creating thriving ecosystems for them through landscape architecture and our everyday lives. Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting this effort by providing materials and financial assistance to make the event a success! 

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Save these dates!!!

Save the date for our upcoming Spring Conference in Milwaukee at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union. 

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Recent Board of Directors News

Congratulations to our recently elected Board members. They will begin their new terms following the Conference on Landscape Architecture in Minneapolis this October. We thank them for their continued service to our Chapter. 

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President-Elect
Stephanie Wilson
City of Wauwatosa

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Secretary
Abbie Moilien
Saiki Design, Inc

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Member-at-Large
Tiara Wuethrich
Ayres Associates

Thank you to Jodi Refsland of Damon Farber for stepping into an open Member-at-Large position on our Board of Directors. Jodi will begin her service immediately and fulfill the rest of the term through fall of 2024. 

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Jodi Refsland
Damon Farber

Landscape Architect Student Scholarship

WI ASLA is pleased to announce a scholarship challenge for current UW-Madison Landscape Architecture sophomore and junior students (2nd and 3rd year students enrolled in the program).

"Sketch Your Future Challenge"

 

Use one of ASLA’s 6 mission areas (Green Infrastructure, Racial Equity, Climate Action, Transportation for All, Water & Stormwater, and Parks & Recreation) to guide you on an exploration of a site of your choice. See https://www.asla.org/ for additional information on these mission areas. Choose an existing location that is meaningful to you, and create one before image of the site. Include a narrative to explain why you chose this site. Using the same site, create one after image of the site. Write a narrative to explain what you chose to change on site and why.

Eligibility

Must be a sophomore or junior student (2nd and 3rd year in the program). One $2,000

scholarship will be awarded to a current student enrolled in the UW-Madison

Landscape Architecture program. All entries will be juried by members of WI ASLA.

Deadline

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, September 22, 2023

Questions

Questions regarding entries should be directed to - awards@wiasla.com

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Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet

Thank you to all applicants that submitted entries for the 2023 Professional Awards. Award winners were announced at the Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 24, 2023. It was great to come together for this awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. Thanks to the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) for their partnership in this event.

Professional Awards

Student Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 WI ASLA Student Award recipients! Each year, senior students from the landscape architecture department are nominated by their instructors to present about their academic careers to a jury of professionals from WI ASLA. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors. 

Honor Award- Lydia DeBauche

Merit Award- Alexis Paus

Finalist Award- Ashley Fritz

Finalist Award- Will Kegel

What is a Landscape Architect?

This video describes what a Landscape Architect does and highlights some of the projects created by Landscape Architects in Wisconsin. Created in February 2020 by WI ASLA and Adisi Imagery. 

EVENTS

2023 WI ASLA Spring Conference

Thanks to all who attended the Spring Conference at Union South in Madison! It was a fantastic event full of a diverse range of education sessions, a lively vendor expo, and great opportunities for networking with connections new and old. The event began with an inspiring keynote from TEN X TEN. Other education session highlights include inclusive park design, funding outdoor learning environments, measuring landscape performance, preventing plant disease problems, and design that supports mental health. For a full list of sessions, see the button below. We also enjoyed an after hours social, complete with bowling and camaraderie. Thanks to all our sponsors that help to make this a successful event every year!

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BOARD DINNER SPONSOR

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SOCIAL SPONSOR

Green Bay Field Session & Annual Meeting

Thanks to all who joined WI ASLA in Green Bay for our fall Field Session, Annual Meeting, and Recognition Awards celebration. It was fantastic to learn about sites around the region and network with fellow landscape architects. 

The day started out at Neenah Foundry where we learned about the manufacturing process and toured part of their facility. From there, the group made their way up to Green Bay for tours of Bay Beach and the Broadway District. Bay Beach is a city owned amusement park with a rich history and unique plans for beach restoration in the bay. In the Broadway District, we heard about plans for revitalization and strategies for redevelopment. We also discussed the Shipyard Redevelopment Project that is currently under construction in the area. The field session tour ended with a walk through the Titletown District. It was great to learn about the design and programming decisions that were made for this year round destination right outside Lambeau Field. 

The evening concluded with the WI ASLA Annual Meeting where we discussed Chapter business and accomplishments. We also took this opportunity to present recognition awards to members with exemplary achievements and service to the profession.

Thank you to our 2022 Field Session Sponsors

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

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GOLD SPONSOR

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HAPPY HOUR SPONSOR

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NEWSLETTER

Read the latest newsletter for more exciting updates from the Wisconsin Chapter! 

SPONSORSHIP

We greatly value your sponsorship-it is critical to our operations. Please reach out to let us know how we can provide value to you. We hope you decide to be a part of our sponsorship program.

Check out our new and improved sponsorship menu for more information, including new firm sponsorship opportunities! 

Thank you for your continued support of WI ASLA!

ASLA NATIONAL NEWS

Shawn Kelly Receives the ASLA Medal

Congratulations to Shawn Kelly, FASLA for being honored with the 2022 ASLA Medal. In the words of the American Society of Landscape Architects:

"The ASLA Medal is the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) can bestow upon a landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment."

Shawn continues to leave an incredible impact on the profession in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. Amongst an impressive resume of service and achievements, he has worked to protect licensure in our state and has mentored and inspired countless students as an instructor at UW-Madison. His dedication to landscape architecture and the next generation of practitioners makes him a well-deserving recipient of this prestigious honor.

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The ASLA Climate Action Plan was released with great excitement at the 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco. The document is a product of the hard work of the ASLA Climate Action Plan Task Force. Goals and initiatives provide a framework for climate action through 2040. A Climate Action Field Guild was also released for ASLA members. 

ASLA Launches Climate Action Plan

The 2022-2024 Strategic Plan was released at the 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville. The plan discusses the new mission statement for ASLA and select focus areas that will advance the profession. These areas include: Community, Connection, Innovation, Scale, and Voice. 

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ASLA Strategic Plan

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