The ASLA Student Outreach Committee has had great success working with students in the past and wants to continue doing this work in our many communities with our membership. Thank you to Corvus Design for the unique opportunity to celebrate their firm anniversary with a fundraiser benefitting the Alaska Chapter Student Outreach Program efforts. The fundraiser was extremely successful and the money is being set aside for the specific use of furthering Student Outreach across the State.
This is a fantastic program where local landscape architects are volunteering time to work with students at all age levels on meaningful projects throughout our communities. The ultimate goal is to have the students design and build one of their designs; whether it is for their school grounds, at a nearby park, or in a public space. Please help us make that a reality!!
THANK YOU to Corvus Design for continuing to support the Alaska Chapter ASLA and to those companies that have made straight cash donations to the cause: Exerplay, Gametime, Northwest Playground Equipment, Northwest Landscape, and Alaska Enviroscape.
2013-2014 Alaska Chapter Executive Board
Thank you to our membership for casting their electronic ballots and thank you to the current and elected board for contributing your time and expertise to further the mission of the Alaska Chapter ASLA. The results are as follows:
President-Elect: Brent Hove
Treasurer: Ed Leonetti
Secretary: Melisa Babb
Vice President, Southeast: Michele Elfers
Vice President, Southcentral: Oona Martin
Vice President, Interior: John Rowe
Members-at-Large: Brianne Kiefer, Monique Anderson
Rounding out the Executive Committee are Jonny Hayes (President, entering 2nd year of 2-year term) and Tamas Deak (Trustee, entering 2nd year of 3-year term). Individuals who's names were submitted for the Vice President, Southcentral position during voting have been contacted and further information will be forthcoming.
2013 GreenBelt Awards
Rules and Regs for Landscape Architects
The State of Alaska requires registration to practice as a Professional Landscape Architect (PLA). The five areas that constitute the aspects of Landscape Architecture and require registration to protect the public health, safety and welfare include:
(1) Grading, Clearing or Shaping of Land,
(2) Landscape Irrigation,
(3) Outdoor Planting Plans,
(4) Outdoor Play Apparatus, and
(5) Outdoor Structures.
For information regarding licensure in the State please see the following links!
Individual Licensure: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/ael4398.pdf
Business License (LLC, LLP): http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/ael610.pdf
Approved List of Arctic Engineering Courses: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/baac.pdf
Continuing Education (CEU) Requirements: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/CE_Instructions_Engineers.pdf
Coucil of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards: www.clarb.org
Alaska Chapter Academic Scholarship
The ASLA Alaska Chapter is happy to announce that the Academic Scholarship fundraising effort has met its goal. Thanks to chapter membership and firms for their efforts and generosity.
2012 Changes to L.A.R.E.
ASLA & NPS-RTCA Partnership
The ASLA AK Chapter Board recently met with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program Alaska Region representative, Lisa Holzapfel, to discuss and reiterate support for the national partnership between the ASLA and NPS.
ASLA AK Chapter membership is invited to assist community leaders and NPS-RTCA to continue to advance projects in Alaska awarded assistance by NPS-RTCA. The projects include an opportunity for Landscape Architects to offer input and expertise in a variety of ways and anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Heather Rice at NPS-RTCA.
Summaries of the awarded projects for 2012 and a flier for recently completed projects can be found here.
2011-2012 Alaska Chapter Executive Board
The ASLA AK Chapter extends their warm welcome to each of the new board members and expresses their appreciation for all of the efforts from the outgoing board members.
A special note of thanks to the outgoing Vice President Southeast, Chris Mertl, who has been a member of the board for 15+ straight years.
Keep up to date on Alaska Chapter and local events with the updated calendar. A specific focus has been made to ensure our membership is aware of opportunities for Continuing Education Units and chapter gatherings.
The ASLA Alaska Chapter Website
We are the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (www.asla.org).
As a small organization, we rely upon the time and contributions of our membership and we are lucky that we are composed of a group of dedicated people. This website is a crucial next step for our chapter in making much of what we have done (and do) more readily available, and also making it easier and more efficient to move ahead with new initiatives. Please provide feedback using the 'contact' icon in the upper right corner.