It's that time of year again! the call for the INASLA Executive Committee nominations is now open. Please nominate INASLA members to serve the chapter on the Executive Committee by submitting the attached form. The 2019-2020 term will begin in October, 2019 at the close of the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. This year we are also nominating our next Trustee! This position is a 3-year term. The nomination form is available here!
During his lifetime (1769-1859), Alexander von Humboldt was one the most famous people in the world. An explorer, geographer, naturalist, and man of many passions, he was one of the first to observe and document the impact of man on the environment. He was a major influence and inspiration to many notable historical and scientific figures including John Muir, Charles Darwin and Simon Bolivar. Except for the many towns, lakes, mountains, plants, and other things or places named for him, he has been mostly forgotten and overlooked. His fascinating life is chronicled in the most recent book by acclaimed writer Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature. Other bestselling books by Wulf include Chasing Venus, Founding Gardeners, and The Brother Gardeners.
Andrea Wulf will be speaking about Humboldt on May 5 at the 'Celebrating Nature' Spring Benefit Luncheon hosted by the Horticultural Society of Newfields. Event proceeds will be used to install native plantings in the gardens and grounds of Newfields.
Event registration information can be found at: https://discovernewfields.org/calendar/celebrating-nature-spring-benefit-luncheon
INASLA in partnership with the Historic Landscape Committee of Indiana Landmarks has completed a short video tribute to Claire Bennett, trailblazer landscape architect in Indiana. The video celebrates her landscape architecture legacy and contributions to ASLA, the profession and the community.
In 2003, INASLA inaugurated the "Claire Bennett Legacy Award" to recognize individuals in the chapter who embody Claire's ideals of service and leadership. The video is 13 minutes long and was produced by staff of WFYI, the Indianapolis public broadcasting station. It was "premiered" in December at a private reception with Claire and a small group of friends, family, and supporters of the project. Claire was truly moved by the tribute.
The video can be accessed at: https://vimeo.com/wfyiproductions/review/312737030/33a91c1919
Indiana Landmark's annual "Back to the Future" tour takes place on May 18, 2019 in Columbus. Five mid-century homes, dating from the 1950's and 1960's, will be visited. Included on the tour will be the Dan Kiley designed landscapes of North Christian Church and the Hamilton House.
Interpreters are needed at both locations to assist and inform visitors. Information will be provided. Landscape architects would be perfect to fill the positions. There will be two shifts - 1:00-3:30pm and 3:30-6:00pm. Volunteers will receive a complimentary tour ticket.
Please contact Chad Lethig with Indiana Landmarks if interested or for more information. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
After years in development, a rule that would ban the sale in Indiana of highly invasive plants (as identified by the Indiana Invasive Plant Advisory Committee and submitted to the Indiana Invasive Species Council) has been signed by the governor and will be in effect as of April 16, 2019.
During the arduous rule making process INASLA issued a statement of support for the rule and verbal testimony was given at a Department of Natural Resources public hearing by chapter Trustee David Gorden.
We are pleased to announce that the Indiana Chapter of the ASLA is now accepting education session proposals for the 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture. It will be held on Friday, September 27th at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel, Indiana. If you are interested in presenting, participating in a panel, or hosting a workshop, we encourage you to submit a proposal that meets the following criteria:
ASLA has made the recruitment of young people into the profession of landscape architecture a major priority and encourages its members to be a part of its efforts. As the demand for landscape architectural services increases, enrollment in landscape architecture programs is not keeping pace.
An exciting program all landscape architects can become involved in that takes on this challenge is the ACE Mentor Program.
AS A GROWING NUMBER of local businesses, community organizations, residents, architects and urban planners call on INDOT to rethink its plans to rebuild I-65/70 through downtown Indianapolis, it appears that INDOT is poised to move ahead rapidly, starting with reconstruction of the North Split.