April is Landscape Architecture Month

Celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month with us by participating in one (or ALL) of these fun activities!

  • Wednesday, April 4: Chapter ExCom Mtg and Guerilla Sign Installation/ Magazine Drop, 4:30 pm, AIA Gallery
    Following the regularly scheduled ExCom meeting we will take to the streets to install lawn signs reading “Designed by a Landscape Architect”. We will also distribute the 50 free copies of Landscape Architecture Magazine at area doctor’s offices, salons, barber shops, coffee shops and school libraries.
    Where: Meet at 1400 S St at 6 PM to pick up your materials; bring a camera!
  • April 8: 30,000 Trees in One Year
    In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, the Sacramento Tree Foundation is teaming up with Greenwise Joint Venture to plant 30,000 trees across Sacramento’s six-county region. ASLA is heeding their call and encouraging our members to register any tree that you have on plans that will be planted between March 7, 2012 and March 7, 2013. Be sure to get them registered before the April 8th deadline and mention ASLA when you register! More info at www.30ktrees.com
  • Thursday, April 12: AIA/ASLA/SACMOD Film Night
    Join AIA CV, ASLA EPG, and SacMod for film night: ‘Contemporary Days: Robin and Lucienne Day Design the UK’ at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery. FREE event! Refreshments provided by Patcraft.
    Free Event, but please register at Brown Paper Tickets
    Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
    Location: 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, 95815
    Find out more details on the AIA website.
  • Thursday, April 19: Park(ing) Day Charette, 5:30pm, AIA Gallery
    National PARK(ing) Day is on Friday, September 21st, 2012. ASLA EPG is planning an installation this year and we need your help! PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Join the Sierra Chapter EPG on April 19th, 2012 for a PARK(ing) Day design charrette!
    The theme for NLAM is Public Health & Active Living, so bring your ideas to transform one space in Downtown Sacramento into a healthy and active PARK! Drafting supplies and light refreshments and snacks will be provided! FREE Event!
    Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
    Location: AIA Gallery, 1400 S Street
    RSVP to: epg@asla-sierra.org.
  • Saturday, April 21: Picnic Day
    UC Davis Landscape Architecture students will have a float in the Picnic Day parade this year. Please come out and support our student chapter!
  • Wednesday, April 25: Soul of the City – Urban Open Space, Marq Truscott and Peter Larimer
    What makes a good place to visit in the urban environment?  Where are the best places in our region?  Join us for this lively discussion about where it is and where to find it. This is the second of five planned dialogues this year which bring designers and community members together to try to identify ‘the Soul of Sacramento’. This event is run in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter, is FREE, and open to the public.
    Time: 5:45 – 7:30 PM
    Location: AIA CV Gallery, 1400 S St, Sacramento
  • Thursday, April 26: Olmsted’s Birthday!
    What do Central Park, cake and Frederick Law Olmsted have in common? Come find out and celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted’s Birthday with the ASLA UC Davis Student Chapter!
    They will be serving cake, handing out flyers, and showing how design happens.
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Davis Central Park
  • Thursday, April 26: Coordinated National Public Relations Event
    In celebration of the birthday of our profession’s founder, Frederick Law Olmsted, and National Landscape Architecture Month, California’s State Capitol grounds will host chapter members who will hand out informative pamphlets, sketch site plans and share examples of how our profession plays a vital role in providing safe, attractive environments for public health. Please come out and help support the profession!
    Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
    Location: 11th and L St in front of the State Capitol
    RSVP to: Dalton LaVoie
  • Thursday, April 26: Kimberley Garza Lecture – Designing for Multiscalar Resiliency
    The Chapter will host the co-founder of ATLAS Lab for a presentation on landscape ecology and infrastructure. The presentation will explore the recent work of ATLAS, including the winning design proposal for the Catalyst: Sacramento Capital Mall Competition ‘Capitol Canopy’ as a means of establishing a genre of work that promotes resiliency in the relationship between urbanization, infrastructure and the environment. The presentation will touch upon methods of design grounded in cartography and historical studies to articulate the analysis and design of complex and dynamic ecological systems. The event is FREE!
    Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
    Location: AIA CV Gallery, 1400 S St, Sacramento
    RSVP to Marq Truscott
  • Friday, April 27: UCD Student/ Professionals Dinner
    The UCD Student Chapter will host ASLA President Susan Hatchell, FASLA and chapter members for this year’s Student/Professionals dinner. Please come out to support the student chapter. You will have an opportunity to meet current students and our parent organization’s current President. Stay informed on www.asla-sierra.org for upcoming event flyer and RSVP information.
    Time: 5:45 – 10:00 PM
    Location: UC Davis Convention Center
    Price: Students $20/ Professionals $30

To see what other chapters are doing across the country, visit ASLA National’s NLAM Calendar