July 2014  

2014 INASLA Professional Design Awards: Call for Entries

Each year the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (INASLA) recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the State of Indiana. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture, and expand public awareness of the profession and ASLA. The award winners will be recognized at the INASLA Annual meeting which will be held in on Friday, October 17th at Butler University as well as have the projects spotlighted on the INASLA website.

Projects submitted may be located anywhere but must have had project involvement by a landscape architect who is or was located in the State of Indiana at the time the project was designed. An individual or organization must have completed the project within the past five years. Projects previously submitted which have not received an INASLA award are eligible for re-submission. Projects which have already received an INASLA award are ineligible for re-submission in the category in which the award was received. All entrants must meet at least one of the following classifications:

  • ASLA Fellow, Member, or Associate
  • Non-Member Indiana-Registered Landscape Architect
  • Graduate of Landscape Architecture Degree Program
  • Faculty Member of Landscape Architecture Degree Program


Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Design- Contructed Works
  • Design- Constructed Works- Residential
  • Design- Unbuilt Works
  • Planning and Analysis (NEW for 2014)
  • Communications (NEW for 2014)
  • Environmental Stewardship (New for 2014)


To submit your project please download the complete information packet and the requiredPowerPoint template All entries are due by Friday, August 1, 2014.

If you have any questions please contact

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Claire Bennett Legacy Award Nominations

In 2003, INASLA unveiled the initial "Claire Bennett Legacy Award" to recognize individual achievement, service and knowledge to the profession and the Indiana Chapter. The award honors long-time Indiana Chapter Member Claire Bennett, FASLA. Claire served as the president of the Indiana Chapter in 1978 and as the National President of ASLA in 1990-91. The legacy of service she has provided for the Indiana Chapter, as well as the leadership to ASLA on a national level inspired the creation of this award named in her honor to recognize those members who embody those same ideals.

Members are encouraged to nominate individuals, agencies, firms, or other groups for special recognition based on service to the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the landscape architecture profession, or stewardship to the environment. The INASLA Executive Committee will select the recipient(s) of this award. The award presentation will be held in conjunction with the 2014 INASLA Annual Meeting in October.

Nomination Criteria

ASLA members who have maintained full membership in the Society for the last ten years may be nominated for the Claire Bennett Legacy Award. The selected award recipient(s) are selected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession by excellence in administrative work in public agencies, in direct service to the Society and/or profession, in executed works of Landscape Architecture, or in professional school instruction or in professional writing.

To nominate a member please use the attached nomination form. All nominations are due by Friday, August 22.

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Indy Chamber: Monumental Awards

Design matters. Excellent design goes deeper than mere aesthetics. It has the power to elevate an entire region.

The Monumental Awards is an evening of recognition for individuals and businesses that contribute to excellence in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Real Estate Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, Engineering, Innovative Reuse, and Public Art throughout the Indy region.

We invite you to nominate projects for 2014.

All completed projects in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties between June 1, 2011, and June 1, 2014, are eligible to enter. Visit our website for full entry guidelines, judging criteria and category requirements, and a list of sanctioning organizations.

In order to be considered, entries for the Monumental Awards must be received electronically by the Indy Chamber no later than 5:00pm on Friday, July 25.

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We Are City [IMPORT] Reception

Tuesday, August 12 6-8pm

Artistry Apartments Gallery- 451 E. Market Street

Free and Open to the public

We Are City [IMPORT] is a residency program that connects people from [there] to [here] – and then watches what happens. This year’s resident is Matthew Skjonsberg, a multi-talented architect, urban designer, artist, author, and musician. He currently is a PhD researcher on the theme of Periodicity and Rural/Urban Dynamics. Please join us for an evening gallery reception showcasing his work and an opportunity to hang out with Matthew. You can visit his bio and website here. Light appetizers and beer will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

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Registration is open for the 2014 INASLA Annual Meeting

Friday, October 17, 2014 ;  7:30am to 6:30pm

Butler University, Atherton Union

704 W. Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208

A great line-up of state and national presenters headline this year's INASLA Annual Meeting with topics ranging from small business growth to public engagement strategies to urban forestry to national advocacy issues.  Whatever your interest, this year not only packs the continuing education credits, but promises to show the beauty of landscape architecture at every scale.

Registration fees for this year's INASLA Annual Meeting include parking, breakfast, all education/general sessions and Expo, lunch and the social networking event.  Beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Register online by visiting  More information regarding meeting schedule, speakers and CEU credits will be made available shortly.

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Continuing Educations Opportunities

Going Native: How Living Landscapes Support Human Health and Thriving Communities. Conversations with Dr. Douglas Tallamy & Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor

Central Library

Monday, August 18, 20147-9 pm

40 East St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN

Leading researchers Dr. Tallamy and Dr. Faber Taylor will present about the importance of planting natives in urbanized areas for the well-being of living things and biodiversity, followed by a question and answer session.

Click here to RSVP for the event.

OKI Conference

The Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Planning Conference (OKI) is in Lexington, KY this year.

October 1-3, 2014

Hyatt Regency Lexington Downtown, 401 West High Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

This biennial community planning conference will bring together professionals for three days to discuss how we can “Reimagine Communities.”

The 2014 Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (OKI) Regional Planning Conference provides planners and professionals from other related fields an opportunity to convene for a discussion of planning practices, issues, and successes in the region. The conference also provides professionals the opportunity to earn continuing education and certification maintenance credits, to network, and to explore planning in Lexington, Kentucky.

The conference theme of "Reimagining Communities" directs our attention to the role planners fill as they work in many communities across the region. Planners are charged with guiding communities to economic success and high quality of life. Our profession is constantly challenged by issues and policies from the national to local level. This requires planners to continue to "Reimagine Communities."

The call for presentations can be found here -

Land Up

Land Up is a one day marketing workshop aimed at principals, owners, partners and key decision makers at LA firms and draws the top LAs from the Midwest.  It sold out in 2013 and registrations for this year are going at a brisk pace.  

Come up on October 9 and join us for the river cruise boat tour led by Geoffrey Baer followed by a terrific dinner at Terzo Piano, located in the Art Institute adjacent to Millennium Park.  

Hosted by the AIA Chicago, Land Up kicks off the morning of October 10 with a networking breakfast followed by a day of learning how to market the firm, advance the profession, strengthen the chapter and the association.

Please see the attached flyer for more details and visit the Land Up web site at

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