2014 Annual Awards Dinner
You are invited to join your friends and colleagues to the New York Upstate Chapter ASLA annual awards dinner on January 23, 2015. Please join us and celebrate the Chapter’s distinguished professionals, distinguished students, and excellence in design.
The 2014 Awards Dinner will be hosted at the beautiful Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua (accommodations available). The event is shaping up to be very exciting. We will offer a continuing education session in the afternoon followed by a reception, served dinner, and presentation of the 2014 awards program.
The 2014 Chapter Awards Program received a total of 20 professional entries distributed among 5 categories. The entries were judged by a multi-disciplinary jury established by the Tennessee Chapter ASLA. The jury selected 12 projects to receive the Merit Award of Achievement, and 3 projects for the Honor Award of Excellence.
Please remember, new this year, we will be announcing the professional design awards at the event.
Full Program (Education Session 1CEU & Awards Dinner): (M) $125 / $150 / (S) $30
Awards Dinner Only: $100
Guest Dinner (non-professional): $70
Education Session Only (1CEU): (M) $25 / $50
(M) Member Rate / (S) Student Rate
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY JANUARY 15
3:00 Education Session(1CEU HSW)
Presenter: Thomas Herrera-Mishler, RLA, MLA, ASLA
Sustainable Public Landscapes: the Role of the Landscape Architect
Public landscapes have long been the purview of the landscape architect; planning, design, installation, restoration, and maintenance of important public landscapes has often been led by landscape architects. (When they are not, it is fairly obvious!) Public landscapes include parks, and botanical gardens, arboreta, but also streetscapes and cemeteries. But all too often a public landscape looks its best on the day it goes in and we design professions will rush out to photograph the project for our portfolios and then neglect to go back to visit because it is too depressing or embarrassing.
Obviously this is not a great outcome for our profession or our clients. In the case of the public landscape the visiting public, often the tax payer who “owns” the landscape will not enjoy the visitor experience you designed and intended.
The key question is how do we as landscape architects help to assure the sustainability of these public landscapes long after we are gone?
The sustainable restoration and management of historic/public landscapes has been the passion and practice of Thomas Herrera-Mishler for much of his adult life. He will discuss the role of landscape architects in leading the design, implementation, maintenance, and interpretation of sustainable public landscapes, assuring the intended visitor experience.
Join us in celebrating a wonderful 2014! During the reception please visit the Student Project Showcase and participate in the silent auction.
Served dinner, menu options to be posted soon
7:30 Award Presentation
We will recognize distinguished practitioners and students and announce the annual design awards. The 2014 awards were juried by the Tennessee Chapter ASLA. More information will be posted soon.
You will soon see announcements for our Annual Silent Auction, please consider contributing an auction item. All proceeds from the auction go towards the Student Scholarship Fund.
Student Project Showcase
Students from Cornell and SUNY ESF will participate in a poster session during the reception. Attendees will be asked to rank the projects during the reception and the highest ranking project will receive an award.
Rooms are blocked at the Inn on the Lake
Call: (585) 394-7800 / Code: NYUASLA
Standard Room $ 119
Lakefront Room/Standard 2 Room Suites $154
Jacuzzi Suites $204
Sponsorship Opportunities are still Available, contact Diane Chevron,