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Call for Nominations! 

Get on board, the WI ASLA Chapter Board! We have put out the call for nominations for five board positions. Whether you are a seasoned professional seeking a new adventure or an emerging professional looking to develop your skills and expand your network, please consider nominating yourself or nudging a fellow coworker or employee to do so. 

Positions on Ballot:

  • President-elect

  • Trustee

  • Treasurer

  • (2) Member-at-large positions 

Nomination Information: 

Please submit your nomination with the following information: 

 

  • Your name

  • Position for nomination 

  • Headshot photo

  • Short 200 word (maximum) biography and why you would like to run for the position

Email nominations to secretary@wiasla.com. Include "WI ASLA Nomination" in the email subject line. Submissions must be received by April 29th to be eligible. Please reach out to admin@wiasla.com with any questions. 

See detailed positions descriptions on the Board of Directors page. 

The WI ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture 2022 was a great success. It was wonderful to re(connect) with colleagues and sponsors from around the state and learn about new trends within the profession. Stay tuned for our upcoming events. We are planning for continuing Third Thursday events and another Field Session this fall.  

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ASLA 2022 National Election 

Make your voice heard and place your vote for ASLA President-Elect! Voting runs through Friday, June 3rd. Find out more about the candidates here. Look for your unique ballot in your email. 

ASLA 2023-2024 Federal & State Legislative Priorities Survey

Take the survey to help influence legislative agenda and advocacy efforts. Spread the word and participate in the survey by Sunday, June 5th. Check your email or follow the link below. 

Recognition Awards Nomination 

WI ASLA is calling for nominations for Recognition Awards. This year, we are pleased to announce that the Awards Ceremony will be hosted in conjunction with the WI ASLA Annual Meeting in Green Bay, WI on October 21, 2022.

Eligibility

 

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects establishes a collection of Recognition Awards to recognize persons and organizations who have displayed great commitment to the profession of landscape architecture. Below is a list of actions that may deem a nomination for one of the awards. This list is by no means exhaustive and is open to interpretation.

  • Enhanced the visibility of the profession of landscape architecture in Wisconsin.

  • Promoted excellence in land planning and landscape design.

  • Promoted professional ethics.

  • Fostered environmental stewardship and enhanced quality of life.

  • Promoted equity, diversity, inclusion and environmental justice.

  • Fostered education, outreach and mentorship.

Deadline

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, September 30, 2022

Questions

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

Recognition

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). Award winners will be announced at the WI ASLA Annual Meeting in Green Bay, WI on October 21, 2022.

 

"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). Two $1,000

scholarships will be awarded: one to a current sophomore student and one current junior

student enrolled in the UW-Landscape Architecture program.

Deadline

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, September 30, 2022

Questions

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

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April was World Landscape Architecture Month! The hashtag #WLAM2022 was used on social media to spread the word and share thoughts on these two questions: 

  • What is landscape architecture? 

  • What does landscape architecture mean to you? 

Call for Professional Awards! 

WI ASLA is calling for nominations for Professional Awards. The Awards Ceremony will once again be held in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) at the Jensen Longenecker Banquet in Madison, WI on April 14th. 

Deadline

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Eligibility

The Wisconsin Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (WI ASLA) invites ALL qualified individuals and firms to submit entries for landscape architecture projects located in or out of the State of Wisconsin. All applicants must have primary involvement in their entry and must clearly describe their role in the project. Additionally, projects entered must be submitted with the consent of the client or owner. Submitting more than one entry in any given category and/or across categories is encouraged as the jury has the ability to select multiple projects within each category to be recognized with an award.

Entry Categories

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General Design

Small Scale Design (formerly Residential Design)

Un-Built Works

Analysis and Planning

Research 

Communication

Entries may be awarded within the three levels listed below:

•   Award of Excellence – one possible award selected from all entries

•   Honor Award – one possible award per category

•   Merit Award – as many as the jury finds exemplary

The jury will be comprised of landscape architects from a partnering chapter of ASLA.

Questions

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

2023 Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Chapter Professional Awards Banquet

The WI ASLA Professional Awards will once again be announced at the Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA). The banquet will be on April 14th, 2023 at Memorial Union on the UW-Madison Campus. Plan to join us and celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. 

5:30 Cocktail Hour and Hors d'oeuvres

Gallery featuring senior capstone projects and WI ASLA professional awards

6:30 Dinner and Program

UW-Madison student awards and WI ASLA professional awards

8:15 Music and Mixing 

Tickets and Registration

Faculty, Alumni, WI ASLA Members & Guests - $50

Please consider sponsoring a student's meal for $35. The goal is to provide free attendance for all Landscape Architecture students. Thanks!  

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Call for Professional Awards! 

WI ASLA is calling for nominations for Professional Awards. The Awards Ceremony will once again be held in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) at the Jensen Longenecker Banquet in Madison, WI on April 14th. 

Deadline

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Eligibility

The Wisconsin Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects (WI ASLA) invites ALL qualified individuals and firms to submit entries for landscape architecture projects located in or out of the State of Wisconsin. All applicants must have primary involvement in their entry and must clearly describe their role in the project. Additionally, projects entered must be submitted with the consent of the client or owner. Submitting more than one entry in any given category and/or across categories is encouraged as the jury has the ability to select multiple projects within each category to be recognized with an award.

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Entry Categories

General Design

Small Scale Design (formerly Residential Design)

Un-Built Works

Analysis and Planning

Research 

Communication

Awards and Jury

Entries may be awarded within the three levels listed below:

•   Award of Excellence – one possible award selected from all entries

•   Honor Award – one possible award per category

•   Merit Award – as many as the jury finds exemplary

The jury will be comprised of landscape architects from a partnering chapter of ASLA.

Questions

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

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Dave Burch
Lifetime Achievement Award

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Jonathan Bronk
Chapter Service Award

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Rosheen Styczinski
Lifetime Achievement Award

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Sarah McDonald
Chapter Service Award

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Shawn Kelly
Lifetime Achievement Award

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Christa Schaefer
President's Award

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Paige Bernhardt
Chapter Service Award

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Rhonda James
Chapter Service Award

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Jennifer Current
Public Service Award

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Milwaukee Recreation
Visibility Award

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Ayres Associates
Visibility Award

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Thanks to our Sponsors!

WHAT IS PARK(ING) DAY?

Park(ing) Day was started 17 years ago to spread awareness about landscape architecture to the public. This year's theme is "Pollinator Places" and we will be working to educate the public about pollinator communities, their habitats, and how we can assist in creating thriving ecosystems for them, both in landscape architecture and in their everyday lives. We'd like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting this effort by providing materials and financial assistance to make this day a success!

Pollinator Parking - Madison, WI

Park(ing) Day 2023

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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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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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Call for Spring Conference Presentations

Consider sharing your knowledge at our upcoming Spring Conference in Milwaukee, April 11 and 12, 2024. We are seeking session proposals for continuing education presentations through November 30th. Please fill out the form and submit to admin@wiasla.com. Direct any further questions to that email as well. Thank you! 

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Holiday Happy Hour in Milwaukee

Calling all landscape architects in Milwaukee (and beyond)! A holiday happy hour is planned for Thursday, December 14th, at Enlightened Brewing Co. (address is 2020 S Allis St, Milwaukee, WI 53207). Let's spread some cheer and drink some beer! 

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Award Nominations Are Open!

Please consider nominating a colleague for a Recognition Award this year! We know there are deserving folks out there. Let's recognize them for their hard work. Nominations are open through January 12th at 5:00 PM. Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting / Mentorship Kickoff event on Friday, January 26th at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison.

Save the date for the Professional Award submittal deadline, March 8th at 5:00 PM. These awards will be presented at the Jensen Longenecker Banquet again this year in collaboration with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture.

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Calling all all UW-Madison Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Students and Local Landscape Architecture Professionals!

Exciting news! Our inaugural mentorship program is now accepting applications for mentees and mentors for the Spring 2024 semester! Applications are due 1/12/2024. 

 

We will be hosting a Mentorship Kickoff Gathering at the Edgewater Hotel on Friday, January 26th. See Annual Meeting Registration.

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Monona Terrace Seeking Volunteers to Serve as Terrace Town 2024 Mentors!

A volunteer opportunity awaits if you’re interested in educating youth about landscape architecture! Monona Terrace is seeking volunteers to serve as classroom mentors in the Terrace Town program. Terrace Town introduces community planning and landscape architecture to Dane County elementary students. It aims to teach how communities are planned, what makes a quality community, and how people participate in the improvement of their built environment.

 

We’re recruiting mentors to visit classrooms and share knowledge on a variety of topics. You will be supporting the students’ work in designing a “box city” model of a community or neighborhood. Your schedule must accommodate 3-4 visits during school hours January-early March 2024. Experience working with students is not necessary- training is provided. Please contact Heather Sabin at 608.261.4015 or hsabin@mononaterrace.com for more information.

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Join us for the Annual Meeting!
and Mentorship Kickoff Event

WHEN: Friday, January 26th

WHERE: Sky Bar at the Edgewater Hotel, Madison

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

5:00-6:00 PM - Mentorship Kickoff

6:00-6:30 PM - Annual Meeting Social*

6:30-7:30 PM - Buffet Style Dinner

7:30-8:00 PM - Recognition Awards

8:00-8:30 PM - Presentation 

*If not participating in the Mentorship Program, please arrive at 6 PM. Mentors / mentees are invited to stay for dinner (please register).

COST: Free for WI ASLA Members. Please register so we can provide the venue with an accurate guest count.

REGISTRATION: Register by Wednesday, January 17th**

**If requesting dietary accommodations, please register by January 11th so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!

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Call for Professional Awards!

WI ASLA is calling for nominations for Professional Awards. The Awards Ceremony will once again be held in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) at the Jensen Longenecker Banquet in Madison, WI on April 19th. 

Deadline

All entries must be received by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, March 8th, 2024.

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Volunteer for Terrace Town!

Help make our first year participating in the Terrace Town Open House a success! WI ASLA will be facilitating a hands-on activity to teach kids about landscape architecture. 

Over the last few months, professionals have been visiting Dane County elementary school classrooms to share their knowledge about planning and design concepts through the Monona Terrace Terrace Town Program. This year the theme is "Going Green." The model cities developed during the program will be showcased at this public open house event.

 

WHEN: Saturday, March 16th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

WHERE: Monona Terrace, Exhibition Hall, Madison 

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Attend the Spring Conference!

WHEN: Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th

WHERE: UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Milwaukee

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

 

DAY ONE: Thursday

6:30-8:00 AM - EXPO Set Up

7:00-8:00 AM - Registration / Light Breakfast

8:00-8:30 AM - Welcome / Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 AM - General Session A

9:30-11:00 AM - Break / EXPO

11:00-12:00 PM - Breakout Session 1

12:00-1:30 PM - Lunch / EXPO

1:30-4:50 PM - Breakout Session 2, 3, 4 

6:00-9:00 PM - 3rd St Market Hall Social

DAY TWO: Friday

7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:00-10:10 AM - General Session B, C

10:30-12:30 PM - Ethics Session

1:30-2:30 PM - Optional Tour

REGISTRATION: Closes April 10th

This is a license registration renewal year and we will be offering 2 ethics credits! You can check your current LA CES credits here. Remember to bring your ASLA number to get credit for courses at the spring conference.

EXIBITORS: Looking to be an exhibitor? Exhibiting at the Spring Conference is reserved for our esteemed sponsors. Click here to download a copy of our 2024 sponsorship package. Click here to join as a sponsor. Reach out to admin@wiasla.com with any questions. 

OPTIONAL TOUR -

TRANSFORMING CAMPUS LANDSCAPES THROUGH SELECTIVE CUSTOM DETAILING

Join us for an exclusive tour at UW Milwaukee's New Chemistry Building active construction site. Participants will be required to provide proper PPE (footwear, pants, hard hats, hi vis vest, safety glasses) and a signed waiver. We’ll convene at registration and proceed on foot to the site. Limited to 20 conference participants, secure your spot for this unique opportunity to witness campus development firsthand.

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Join us for the Jensen Longenecker and WI ASLA Chapter Awards Reception

The WI ASLA Professional Awards will once again be announced at the Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA). The banquet will be on April 19th, 2024 at the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge on the UW-Madison Campus. Plan to join us and celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. 

5:30 Cocktail Hour and Hors d'oeuvres

Gallery featuring senior capstone projects and WI ASLA professional awards

6:30 Dinner and Program

UW-Madison student awards and WI ASLA professional awards

Tickets and Registration

Register by April 9th

Faculty, Alumni, WI ASLA Members and Guests - $50

Sponsor a Student - $35

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.

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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

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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Damon Farber

Call for Board Nominations! 

Get on board, the WI ASLA Chapter Board! We have put out the call for nominations for three board positions. Whether you are a seasoned professional seeking a new adventure or an emerging professional looking to develop your skills and expand your network, please consider nominating yourself or nudging a fellow coworker or employee to do so. 

Positions on Ballot:

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  • Treasurer

  • (2) Member-at-large positions 

Nomination Information: 

Please submit your nomination with the following information: 

 

  • Your name

  • Position for nomination 

  • Headshot photo

  • Short 200 word (maximum) biography and why you would like to run for the position

Email nominations to admin@wiasla.com. Include "WI ASLA Nomination" in the email subject line. Submissions must be received by May 17th to be eligible. Please reach out to admin@wiasla.com with any questions. 

See detailed positions descriptions on the Board of Directors page. 

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Join us at the Mitchell Park Domes!

Meet up with fellow Landscape Architects for a tour of the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee on Thursday, June 6th. One continuing education credit will be provided. Please provide your ASLA number during registration to receive your LA CES credit. If you are a firm partner, you can email admin@wiasla.com to receive 25% off event registration. Hope to see you there!

WHEN: Thursday, June 6th

WHERE: Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee

SCHEDULE:

4:00 PM - Meet at Mitchell Park

5:00 PM - Tour of the Domes

6:00 PM - Happy Hour Social at City Lights Brewing

COST: $5 for WI ASLA members, $15 for non-members

REGISTRATION: Register by Wednesday, June 5th

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Make the trip to Spring Green and tour Taliesin!

Registration is now open for the WI ASLA Taliesin Tour on Friday, June 21st. Join us in Spring Green for a social at Homecoming and a private tour of the iconic home of Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Wright and how he viewed the landscape in his design process. This event is free for WI ASLA members. There is a small fee for non-members. We look forward to seeing you in Spring Green! 

 

WHEN: Friday, June 21st

WHERE: Taliesin, Spring Green

SCHEDULE:

4:30 - 5:45 PM - Social at Homecoming

6:00 - 7:30 PM - Tour of Taliesin

7:30 - 8:00 PM - Social at Taliesin 

COST: Free for WI ASLA members, $25 for non-members

REGISTRATION: Register by Thursday, June 20th

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