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08-2014
There are plenty of opportunities to earn CEU's! Sites including Storm Water BMPs, Native Landscaping, and Wetland Restoration 2014 Raingarden Workshops Vegetated Roof Design and Construction INASLA Annual Meeting

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2015 INASLA Annual Meeting: Call For Presentations

Updated on April 27th 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Indiana Chapter of the ASLA is now accepting proposals for education sessions for the 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 2nd , in Indianapolis. If you are interested in presenting, participating in a panel, or hosting a workshop, please see click here.

Submittals should be sent to Bill Kincius, chair of the Annual Meeting Committee, at bill.kincius@indy.gov . Submissions have been extended to Friday, June 12th, by 5:00pm and should be no more than 3 pages in length. PDF or Word Documents are preferable.

2015 INASLA Golf Outing

Updated on May 20th 2015

Sign up for the golf outing before June 15th and receive a $10 discount! Also, there are discounts for any asla students interested in participating!

Click here to register!

INASLA Golf Outing

2015 INASLA Professional Award Submittals

Posted on May 16th 2015

Each year the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (INASLA) recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the State of Indiana. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture, and expand public awareness of the profession and ASLA. The award winners will be recognized at the INASLA Annual meeting which will be held at Indiana Landmarks on October 2, 2015, as well as have the projects spotlighted on the INASLA website.

Projects submitted may be located anywhere but must have had project involvement by a landscape architect who is or was located in the State of Indiana at the time the project was designed. An individual or organization must have completed the project within the past five years.

Award submittals are due Friday, August 7, 2015 by 4pm. Please see 2015 Design Awards Call for Entries for additional information and submission requirements.

Call For Entries

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ASLA Advocacy Day - April 23, 2015

Posted on May 16th 2015

Michael McCormick was the Purdue University student chapter member to travel to Washington D.C. with our Indiana Chapter for Advocacy Day. Michael had accepted a position at Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture in Burlington, Vermont. Please take a moment to read about his experience in Washington D.C.

"On April 23, I had the privilege to spend the day on Capitol Hill, advocating on behalf of the American Society of Landscape Architects. My day included meetings with legislative assistants from the offices of U.S. Senators Robert Casey and Pat Toomey, and a personal meeting with Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania's 18th legislative district. At Congressman Murphy's office, I first met with a staff member, and eventually the Congressman was able to join us. I was especially impressed with their interest in landscape architecture, and I shared as much as I could in our available 20 minutes.

I seize any chance I get to change the public perception of landscape architecture, and it's even better when that audience happens to be a member of Congress. Mark Focht, Adam Supplee and Lisa Kunst Vavro joined me for the meetings with staff from the offices of Senators Casey and Toomey. I especially enjoyed these meetings because we were presenting a diverse cross-section of the landscape architecture profession, with the four of us representing public, private, academic, and student interests, respectively.

I really enjoying increasing the awareness and visibility of landscape architecture among my elected officials, and overall, the staff and politicians themselves were receptive to our call for support of the Transportation Alternatives Program, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the National Park Service Centennial Challenge.

In each meeting, I made an effort to personalize the conversion, and this was made easier due to a road trip I completed last summer, including visits to several national parks. During that trip, I spoke with a park ranger in Yosemite National Park who mentioned that a lot of the access roads to camping sites are almost impassable for visitors. This is important, because some camping sites require payment upon arrival, and if visitors cannot access these sites, money isn't being spent in the parks.

In addition, while admittedly a bit surprised at first, I really enjoyed being called upon to share my thoughts and experiences about the day in front of the Advocacy Day group once everyone had returned to the Grand Hyatt for our de-briefing session.

Overall, Advocacy Day was an eye-opening experience, and I am thankful for what I learned and the lasting connections and friendships that were made. I think it's impressive that every advocate was able to attend a meeting with both senators and their representative, and I would like to believe this means our elected officials are interested in learning more about landscape architecture and what we support. You could say I was bitten by the "advocacy bug", because I cannot wait to do this again. Until then, I look forward to supporting the interests of landscape architects on a more local level, especially once I move to Vermont to start my first full-time job in the landscape architecture profession.

I would like to thank Jonathon Geels, David Gorden, and the entire Indiana ASLA Chapter for financially supporting my Advocacy Day trip as a Purdue University student, even though I ended up meeting with representatives from my home state of Pennsylvania. Advocacy Day is a powerful tool for awareness and change, and I'm honored to have participated."

Michael McCormick at ASLA Advocacy Day    2015 Michael McCormick ASLA Advocacy Day

2015 INASLA Student Award Submittals

Posted on May 3rd 2015

For any landscape architecture students that are members of INASLA interested in submitting a project for the INASLA student awards, please see the following information:

Call For Entries

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City of Fishers Proclamation

Posted on April 27th 2015

The City of Fishers has Proclaimed April 2015 as World Landscape Architecture Month! Congratulations and thank you to the many Landscape Architects whose contributions make the City of Fishers a vibrant community! Thank you to Rachel Johnson-Assistant Director of Planning and Eric Moeller, Fishers City Council, District Three for their support. Thanks also to Drew Braley with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf for accepting the proclamation on behalf of the Indiana Chapter of ASLA at the council meeting on April 20th.

City of Fishers Proclamation

City of Fishers Proclamation

Join Us For Earth Day!

Posted on April 23rd 2015

Earth Day Indiana Festival

Earth Day Design Your Own Space Packet

City of Fort Wayne Proclamation

Posted on April 23rd 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana Mayor Thomas C. Henry has Proclaimed April WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MONTH in the city! Congratulations to the many Landscape Architects of Fort Wayne on your efforts to achieve this honor!

Fort Wayne Proclamation

WLAM

Updated on April 23rd 2015

This April, National Landscape Architecture Month becomes World Landscape Architecture Month, as we connect the world through designed spaces. WLAM celebrates the profession and introduces it to the next generation of landscape architects across the globe.

World Landscape Architecture Month will use social media to connect each ASLA chapter with a sister organization in a foreign country to collaborate, share ideas, and reach new audiences with social media.   The Indiana Chapter has been paired with South Korea.  To learn more about the connections Landscape Architects in Indiana share with those in South Korea, please see the following images below or these pdfs: Miran Day, Kangwon Lee, Christine Johnson

 WLAM Christine Johnson

WLAM Miran Day

Additionally, each ASLA member is asked to take a wallet sized card with "Design By A Landscape Architect" on it to take pictures of it at designed spaces to share on social media. Use the hastags ‪#‎WLAM2015‬ and ‪#‎INASLA‬ to highlight our states efforts!

ASLA will showcase all of these efforts to create a national story about connecting students across the world collaborating ideas that promotes the landscape architecture profession.

Go to www.asla.org/wlam for more info.

Click here to download a #WLAM2015 card

#WLAM2015 #WLAM 2015

Want to get more involved in INASLA?

If you are interested in getting more involved in INASLA but don't know how, look no further! Below are a list of committees that are available for members to volunteer. Each committee offers a unique and viable way for our members to support the profession and ASLA. If you are interested in more information or want to volunteer under a committee, please email office@inasla.org .

Advocacy Committee
Annual Meeting Committee
Archives Committee
Audit committee
Awards committee
Constitution & Bylaws Committee
Fellows Committee
Nominating Committee
Tellers committee

INASLA In December Issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News Magazine

Check out page 44 of the Landscape Architect and Specifier News December 2014 Issue. Indiana is one of the 10 state chapters highlighted for the Year in Events with our own page! Congratulations Indiana Chapter for all of your efforts. Let's make 2015 just as impressive!

Feature Project - KIB's Green Roof

The 13,000 square foot green roof is a research project. It was installed by a contractor called Rooftop Greenworks, using an Omni Ecosystems comprehensive system. Rooftop Greenworks is collaborating with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to understand the impact of this green roof compared to standard sedum green roofs; and, also on our site, to the white membrane roof that is already designed to reduce cooling needs at KIB. We have three months of data demonstrating significant temperature reductions on the roof where it is vegetated. KIB will be tracking over the next 14 months utility use and bills to see if there are reduced needs for energy; and reduced energy costs, associated with the installation.

CHA Companies, a national engineering firm based in Albany, and with offices here in Indianapolis has modeled the impact of the green roof and stormwater runoff, which contributes to poor water quality. The data is showing a 33% gain in stormwater runoff mitigation at KIB’s sustainable site. In total, nearly 60% of stormwater that falls on KIB’s site is being kept out of the city’s combined sewer system, through a variety of strategies including pervious pavement, rain gardens, and a cistern.

The green roof today is covered with plants, thick only a few months after installation. The medium used for the planting is lightweight and high in nitrogen and organic material. The lightweight media likely enables more building owners to consider green roofs.

The green roof is providing sustenance to bees, butterflies and birds, contributing to places supporting biodiversity. KIB and Rooftop Greenworks have planted a mix that is 85% native, short stature prairie, supporting KIB’s mission of helping people and nature thrive in the city. This is an unusual rooftop planting; often roofs are planted with sedum, which is less beneficial to insects and birds.

2015 INASLA Golf Outing

July 17, 2015
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Purgatory Golf Course
12160 East 216th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sign up for the golf outing before June 15th and receive a $10 discount! Also, there are discounts for any asla students interested in participating!

Click here to check out other future events!

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