Member Spotlight: Tyler Silvestro

Tyler Silvestro is a landscape architect working for W Architecture & Landscape Architecture in Brooklyn. Among other responsibilities, he has worked on various projects that focus on post-Sandy design and reconstruction, including a competition to reconsider ways in which vulnerable geographies can be more resilient through multi-disciplinary collaboration called Rebuild by Design. Tyler has written for numerous architectural publications and has co-taught design studios at Columbia University GSAPP and CUNY City College of New York in Manhattan. Tyler is the […]

Kate Orff Selected for 2017 MacArthur Fellow

On behalf of the ASLA-NY Chapter, I am excited to announce that Kate Orff has been selected to receive a 2017 MacArthur Fellowships Grant. This is the first time a Landscape Architect has been awarded this prestigious grant in the program’s 36 year history. We are so proud of Kate and are thrilled that she will be pushing the envelopes of landscape architecture and increasing awareness of our profession with the work this grant will provide the opportunity to do. The […]

NY Upstate ASLA Annual Awards Submission Due Oct 27

2017 Annual Awards Program Entries Due OCTOBER 27 The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, in an effort to encourage the participation by and recognition of landscape architects, and to better familiarize the public with their activities and projects, announces the Annual Awards Program for 2017. The program recognizes a full spectrum of innovative projects and efforts executed by individuals, firms, agencies, and academic institutions.  More information online. As a reminder, all awards will be announced and […]

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS CONVENES BLUE RIBBON PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCE

Multidisciplinary panel to make policy recommendations around climate change mitigation and adaptation 9/13/2017 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, is convening a blue ribbon panel to make comprehensive public-policy recommendations for mitigating and adapting to climate change through resilient design. Composed of 11 experts from across various disciplines, the panel will make recommendations that will ultimately save lives and affordably protect cities from future natural disasters. ASLA urges responsible policy […]

ASLA to Host Security Design Panel on Facebook Live

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will host an Aug. 31 panel of landscape architects via Facebook Live to discuss the security design of public places. In view of recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Barcelona and London, the panel will examine the urgent need to ensure the public’s safety on public, government and institutional properties. Key design goals and challenges will also be addressed from various angles, with a special focus on how to provide an adequate balance between addressing threats […]

The Big Pre-Oscar Snub

From the Huffington Post, 8/23/2017 by Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Publicity still for Columbus showing male lead John Cho in the Miller Garden. Who got snubbed? That’s the question asked every year when the Oscar nominees are announced. Critics opine about the performances not recognized, and gossips wonder if those snubbed had meltdowns like the one comedic genius Catherine O’Hara’s character Marilyn Hack has in the brilliant satiric movie For Your Consideration (O’Hara, by the way, was snubbed for that performance. Sad!). Well, […]

Press Release: ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Karen Grajales American Society of Landscape Architects (202) 216-2371 ktgrajales@asla.org @landarchitects ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)   Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s executive order intended to streamline the environmental approval process for major infrastructure projects, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released the following statement: “ASLA is deeply concerned with the executive order’s roll […]

ASLA-NY Members Help Students Build a Rain Garden in Brooklyn

On June 27, members from ASLA-NY and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) joined students at JHS 218 in Brooklyn to talk about landscape architecture, planting and stewardship then added new plants to their rain garden. Students learned how to prepare the soil by adding air and breaking up compacted areas and landscape architects assisted them with plant selection, layout and planting. The Greenbelt Native Plant Center on Staten Island donated most of the plant material, all grown from locally […]

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York and The Trust for Public Land Announces New Student Stewardship Program

NEW YORK, NY— The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter (ASLA-NY) and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announce a unique partnership where we work directly with elementary and high school students to develop career discovery in landscape architecture and participate in garden stewardship projects at their schoolyard. Since 1996, The Trust for Public Land’s NYC Playgrounds Program has designed and/or built 189 school and community playgrounds across the five boroughs. Through an interactive, participatory design process, TPL […]

Call for Presentations for the Southeast NY Stormwater Management Conference

Southeast New York Stormwater Conference October 18, 2017 – Dutchess Manor – Beacon, NY Call for Presentations The 17th annual Southeast New York Stormwater Conference is set for Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The conference provides an opportunity for municipal officials and staff as well as stormwater professionals to learn about stormwater management and related subjects from experts working in southeast NY and beyond. The Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts is currently accepting proposals for presentations.  Topics should be generally related […]