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ASLA Career Discovery and Diversity Extends Travel Award to 2019 Diversity Summit Participant, Patricia Algara

7/8/2019 ASLA Career Discovery and Diversity Extends Travel Award to 2019 Diversity Summit Participant, Patricia Algara, ASLA, Principal, BASE Landscape Architecture ASLA Career Discovery and Diversity is awarding 2019 Diversity Summit participant, Patricia Algara, with a travel award to support her participation in the 46th APIMONDIA International Apicultural Congress, [...]

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00July 10th, 2019|

Keeping Green During Drought by Carly Chin

A new study analyzes patterns of urban irrigation and vegetation health during extreme drought. Its findings could inform urban water conservation and water infrastructure development under climate pressures. The grass is not always greener if you water it, a new study finds. A recently published Stanford-led paper couples water-use [...]

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00June 20th, 2019|

Transforming Your Garden Into An Ecological Haven by Alicia Rennoll

When it comes to environmental health, yards and gardens are generally talked about negatively. With invasive species accounting partially for the decline in 42% of US endangered species, it makes sense. Invasive plants, like water hyacinths and cordgrasses, often spread from gardens, and there are other environmental concerns as [...]

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00June 20th, 2019|

Advocacy Day 2019

This year's Advocacy Day was another success. Past-President-Carolyne Orazi, Trustee-April Philips, and President-Elect Blake Rhinehart traveled to Washington DC to advocate for important issues that affect our profession. We met with each of our House Representatives: Nancy Pelosi, Jared Huffman, and Barbara Lee as well as our Senator's; Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00May 23rd, 2019|

UCB Landscape Architecture Students Recognized for Achievement

The ASLA student chapter awards are part of a national program that recognizes academic achievement. Students from accredited programs are nominated by their faculty, and a panel of professional members judge the work. The Northern California Chapter coordinates with UC Berkeley on this program. This year we are pleased [...]

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00May 16th, 2019|

Pre-Lecture Social in the Grove at Stanford University

This year was the 3rd annual Pre-Lecture Social in the Grove at Stanford University. Bay area landscape architects traveled from as far as San Jose and San Francisco to network and enjoy a drink under Stanford's historic oak trees. There was a special guest appearance by Mark Rios, from [...]

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00May 14th, 2019|

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

With wine glasses and hors d'oeuvres in hand, members and their guests, along with our sponsors, gathered at Nile Hall in Preservation Park in Oakland on April 25 to celebrate the outstanding work of landscape architects in the Northern California Chapter. This year, twenty seven projects from a strong [...]

2020-02-14T16:06:18-08:00May 10th, 2019|
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