Landscape Architecture Association

June 3, 2018
Of the Russian Landscape

laces-horizontal-2colorFriday, December 2, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch: RI Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise Room 300 at the DEM Offices in the Foundry 235 Promenade Street Providence, RI 02908 Join Staff of the Statewide Planning Program to learn about two projects that they have recently completed: Vulnerability of Local Transportation Assets to Sea Level Rise and Socioeconomic Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise. Both projects are geared toward municipal audiences and provide vital information for local decision-makers and planners on vulnerable populations and transportation assets in RI Coastal Communities.

Award: Honorable Mention
Historic Landscape: Wilcox Park
Location: Westerly, Rhode Island
Team: Elena M. Pascarella, RLA, ASLA with assistance from Richard Sheridan, RLA, ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Rhode Island; Alan Peck, Superintendent of Wilcox Park; and Students from the University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Program: Brynn Armstrong, Brian Bieszard, Emily Condon, Benjamin Congdon, Romeo D’Andrea, Gabriella D’Angelis, Zack Driver, Pabel Fernandez, Olivia Fow, Casey Harrington, Kelvin Huang, Brian Males, Katie Meegan, Kyle Savistano, Joseph Tricarico, and Emma Winkler.

olin-2Results of the 7th annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge were announced at the HALS Meeting of the New Orleans American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Sponsored by the National Park Service. This challenge resulted in the submission of 43 HALS short format historical reports, measured drawings and large format photographs to the HALS collection in The Library of Congress. Wilcox Park was one out of two of the entries represent the very first HALS documentation of any kind for their state.

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 as a federal program to document historic landscapes in the United States and its territories. Documentation is critical to preserving these significant sites for the benefit of future generations. HALS produces written and graphic records used by educators, land managers, and preservation planners as well as the general public.

September 22 Matthew Cunningham, Principal, MCLD LLC, Stoneham, MA
Title: “Gardens Evolve”

uri-students-working-on-hals-documentation-1October 6 Kona Gray, PLA, ASLA, Principal, EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title: Global Design – “The Future of Landscape Architecture”

October 27 Mark Johnson, FASLA, President, Civitas, Denver, Colorado
Title: “Landscape Architects on the Leading Edge of Urbanism”

November 17 Gina Ford, ASLA, Principal, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA
Title: “Landscape Humanism in Practice”

December 1 Lara Ajemian ’07, Leblanc Jones Landscape Architects and Ken McClure ‘08, Halvorson Design Group, Boston MA
Title: TBA

March 2, Kristina Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, University of California at Berkeley
Title: “Strategies for future shores: An honest assessment of the unthinkable”

March 23 Tara Vincenta, ASLA, Principal, Artemis, Bridgeport, CT
Title: TBA

2016-2017-lecture-series-final-8-5x14_1April 6 Cheri Ruane, ASLA, Spurr Design Group, Boston, MA
Title: TBA

April 20, Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Title: “Why Not Cultural Systems”

Lectures begin at 7:00 P.M. and will be held in the Chemistry Building BURP 105 on the Kingston Campus of URI. This series is co-sponsored by The College of Arts and Sciences, the Gaetano and Pasqualina Faella Memorial Endowment and the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Charles Birnbaum’s lecture is being cosponsored by Victor Stanley. All lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture halls are handicapped accessible. General questions about the series may be directed to 874-2983 or to

Come join us for an evening of camaraderie of Members old and new overlooking Narragansett Bay

DATE: September 29th
PLACE: Ocean Cliff Hotel and Resort 65 Ridge Road, Newport RI
TIME: 5-9pm

Dinner Newport Shore Plated Dinner
Choice of Lobster, Steak, Chicken or Vegetable
Clam Chowder
Soft Shell Maine Steamer Clams with Broth/Drawn Butter Corn on the Cob
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Corn Bread and Butter
Deep Dish Apple Pie
Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea/Lemonade
Cash Bar

ASLA Member $75.00 USD
Non ASLA Member $95.00 USD
ASLA Student $40.00 USD
Non ASLA Student $55.00 USD
Meal Choice

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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