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1989-1990 Alaska ASLA Chapter Officers

President Ken Pendleton
Past President Don Vogan
President-Elect Bob Harding
Vice President Elise Huggins
Vice President Ken Morton
Secretary Rachel Rourke Sunnell
Treasurer Bob Droll
Trustee Dwayne Adams
Southeastern Alaska    Ron Wood

According to President Ken Pendleton, the “Big” news is the Alaska Chapter is going to be host to the ASLA Board of Trustees who will be in Anchorage for their mid-year meeting on May 12 – 14, 1990. The Chapter is already planning for this event.

Notes from Southeastern Alaska by Ron Wood

  • Design work is nearing completion on the Southeast Alaska Visitors Center located in Ketchikan. Michael Terzich, Landscape Architect on the Ketchikan Area (Tongass NF) is the project coordinator.
  • A contract was recently let for the final construction phase of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Site Development in Juneau. New facilities on the site will include parking areas, walks, observation shelter, restroom building, bus waiting shelter, visitor contact station, plant materials, signs, etc. Project Landscape Architect is Dom Monaco of the Chatham Areas, Tongass NF.
  • Work on the Analysis of the Management Situation for the Tongass Land Management Plan is underway. Deldre Buschmann is the Landscape Architect on the Tongass NF Team.
  • Scott Lamoreaux, Chugach Forest LA in Anchorage has transferred to the Tahoe NF in Arizona. The Chugach Forest will be looking for a replacement.

Mid Year Meeting/Planning Up-date
Planning for the mid year meeting is well underway. A basic program and itineraryfor the Trustees meeting has been proposed, and a special conference for Board of Trustee members on SustainingAlaska’s Natural Resources is being developed. The conference will have two discussion topics: (1) The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR); Dick LeFebre, ASLA will chair this activity. (2) The Tongass National Forest in South East Alaska; Ron Wood, ASLA will chair this event.



Arizona ASLA

1989 Arizona ASLA Chapter Officers

President Kim Vander Hoek
President-Elect Bill Scott
Treasurer Ted Cook
Secretary Wendell E. Oliphant
Chapter Trustee   Katherine Emery

1989 ASLA-Hunter Golf Tourney by Bill Scott
The inaugural eventwas held on April 27th at the Scottsdale Country Club with fortyseven golfers participating. The tournament, barbecue and prizes were all sponsored and provided by Hunter Industries, represented locally by Brandon Meadows and Kevin Colesworthy. In addition, Joe Silva representing Hunter Industries in San Diego, participated in the tournament. The tournament could not have happened without Hunter and the support of Ann Young of Southwest Tree Growers. The awards consisted of a perpetual trophy with the first place team members’ names inscribed and iindividual trophies to second and third place team members. In addition, merchandise was awarded to golfers who had the men’s longest drive, the women’s longest drive, the longest putt, and the closest to the ball hole.

Arizona Honor Award Projects: The Rogers Residence (top) and the Sunnyslope Transit Center (below)

Arizona Landscape Contractors Awards
SEDONA, ARIZONA – The Arizona Landscape Contractors Association will honor Arizona landscape professionals for design and construction excellence at its 13th annual landscape awards banquet held here on November 18 – 21. The awards are part of the contractors’ 26th annual convention.

The awards contest was open to landscape contractors and architects in 27 categories covering residential and commercial landscape construction, landscape maintenance, interiorscapes, model homes and public works.

A total of 49 awards were presented to Arizona landscape contractors and architects. A list of these winners, along with category sponsors, is available from R/K Communications Group.

“The awards program and the convention are always the high point of the year for ALCA,” said Dr. Ed Muirean, Awards Chairman and Marketing Director for Arid Zone Trees. “It gives us an opportunity to get together, relax and recognize the best work Ti’ our industry has to offer. Judging the competition this year was a real challenge. I cannot recall a more impressive group of entries,” Dr. Mullen said.

The Presidential Award for Arid Landscape was presented for Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert to Ron Landon and Associates of Phoenix.

The Presidential Award for Commercial Landscape was presented for Miramist at Ventana to Blooming Desert Landscape, of Tucson.

The Presidential Award for Residential Landscape was presented for the Jon Kohn Residence to Paul Serra, WLB Group of Tucson.

AMWUA Landscape Design Awards by Kim Vander Hoek
The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association sponsored their first Xeriscape Design Contest which was held to recognize professionals and amateurs who created residential landscapes that were both esthetic and water-efficient. Eleven designs in the landscape professionals category received awards of excellence at a ceremony on Thursday, June 29. Those ASLA members winning the professional categories are the following: Jim Wheat of Wheat’s Landscape Center for best use of water harvesting, Steve Martino of Steve Martino and Associates for best use of zoning techniques and native plant materials, and Kim Vander Hoek of the Tonto National Forest for best use of non-native plant materials.

Phoenix Metro Section Update by Linda Wood
At our June meeting, Andy Masich of the Arizona Historical Society presented the society’s informative audio-visual program, discussed with our group the effect of historical preservation ordinances on some sections of our city and updated ASLA on the upcoming development of the new Historical Museum in Papago Park. Following Andy’s presentation, our sponsors Tom Engel (Angel Marketing-Tempe) and Al Smith (president, Bowsmith Irrigation Projects, Inc. – Exeter, CA) gave an informative presentation and provided catalogs for Bowsmith Irrigation. June’s meeting was held at Westcourt in the Buttes, sponsored by Turf 2 Irrigation and Bowsmith.

July’s meeting will host Joy Wilson of Transamerica Financial Resources. Joy will present “Money Management for the 90’s.” This luncheon will be held at Oscar Taylor’s, sponsored by Turf Irrigation and NDS Drainage Products Rep Tom Engel, on July 19.

The Phoenix Metro ASLA and ANA are currently collecting plant slides and planning this year’s Plant Slide Show and Sale. Open to a variety of professionals, this program is designed to provide a forum for plant slides and information exchange. Landscape architects, nurserymen, landscape contractors, students, etc., will be invited and encouraged to participate. Program slides may be selectively ordered/purchased via this program to allow participants to build or expand their own plant slide libraries.



Executive Board Members – 1990

President Rex Friedman
President-Elect Karen Rollet
Vice President Mark Webre
Secretary Bruce Powers
Treasurer Judy Brittenum
Trustee Al Einert
Member-at-Large Brenda Troutman
Student Affairs Bob Callans
Government Affairs   Merl Seaman

* Election of Officers occurs in June every year. New terms begin on January 1 the following year.

** Trustee is elected for a two year term. Current term begins on January 1, 1990.

*** Member-at-Large is elected for a two year term. Current term began on January 1, 1989.

**** Student Affairs Coordinator and Government Affairs Coordinator are appointed by the Chapter President with Executive Board approval for 1 year terms. Current terms begin on January 1, 1990.


Great Plains

Great Plains 1989 ASLA Chapter Officers

President John Royster
Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Fiagle
Member-at-Large Ken Backman
Member-at-Large Dennis Scheer
Nebraska Section Chairman Gene Svenson
South Dakota Section Chairman   Tim Deckert

Great Plains 1990 ASLA Chapter Officers

President Mimi Askew
Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Fiagle
Member-at-Large Janet Griscom
Member-at-Large Eileen Bergt
Nebraska Section Chairman          Bill Kallmer

Associated Design Professions Committee (ADP)
With initiation in 1988, the Associated Design Professions Committee is made up of representatives of professional organizations including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The Committee meets periodically to keep interaction and communication between these organizations active and responsive.

Designing Economic Development Conference
“Designing Economic Development” was a conference co-sponsored by the ADP Committee, Nebraska Society of Architects, and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Architecture. The conference was a part of a year-long educational program set up under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hyde Chair of Excellence. The program concentrates on establishing the value, role and rationale of the design professions in economic development. This two-day regional conference was held in Lincoln, Nebraska last March. William J. Johnson was a guest speaker. Also featured was a panel of the National Presidents from all five professional organizations listed in the ADP.

Malcolm X Community Assistance Team Project
As a policy toward increasing our community’s awareness of our profession, GPC has formed Community Assistance Teams. A team is formed when requested by a group or neighborhood to aid on projects that will benefit a community that could not otherwise afford our professional skills.

Our current project is the Malcolm X Birth Site International Center. The site is the property of his original family home, which is in Omaha Nebraska. The effort to develop this center was originally started in 1972. The Great Plains Chapter became involved in 1988 and was charged with developing the master plan for a visitor and community center with an amphitheater, birth site memorial garden and affordable single-family housing ringing the outside of the site. The preliminary master plan has been completed. Current efforts are concentrated on land acquisition.

Urban Trees Conference
The GPC Annual Meeting held on October 13 was titled “Urban Trees Conference.” It was co-sponsored by the Iowa Chapter and opened to all members, allied professional members, foresters, and other professions related to the topic. The one-day seminar ‘’ featured James Urban, Urban & Associates, Annapolis, MD, and three speakers from Iowa State University Extension.

Urban spoke on the studies he has conducted on major urban landscape projects. He examined the conditions and misconceptions of urban trees as currently being used in landscape design. He addressed the problems of planting technique with revised methods and practices which would enhance the quality of urban trees.



Illinois ASLA 1989 Chapter Officers

President Susan Jacobson
President-Elect   Robert Zolomij
Treasurer Steve Halberg
Secretary Terri Warriner Ryan
Trustee Thomas Graceffa

A Look Into the Future by Susan Jacobson
Now is the time for the Illinois Chapter of ASLA to start planning for the ‘90’s. Typically, either coast is at the forefront of the design world, but there is no reason this has to come true.

The Midwest has a solid economic base and is ready for artistic innovation and awareness. If they so choose, landscape architects can lead the way.

Obtaining a title registration law for the state is just the first step of many to increase our credibility and educate the public. Chapter goals for the future include expanding our interaction with allied professionals, increasing the input of our expertise in state and local zoning ordinances and improving the visibility of our profession through public service.

1989 Illinois Chapter President Susan Jacobson

The Chapter is also requesting consideration from National to host the 1993 ASLA Annual Meeting. Hosting the meeting would provide us with a wonderful opportunity to show off the Midwestern landscape and highlight the urban and rural work of Illinois landscape architects.

Our committee system is continuing to involve a significant portion of our membership in the planning and development of our Chapter. Chapter membership has grown from 262 in 1985 to 365 members in 1988.

This reflects an overall increase in National’s membership and helps to emphasize the importance of belonging to a well-recognized professional organization.

Works of Illinois Architects by Thomas Graceffa & Associates, Inc.
Woodward Governor, Stevens Point, WI, shows the transformation of a flat sandy agricultural setting into a world-class manufacturing facility. Dedicated to excellence in products, service and treatment of employees, Woodward Governor required that the site work, and especially the landscape development, be an integral part of the work environment.

1990 Chapter President Robert Zolomij

Distinct visitor and employee entrances have been made with unifying design features, such as the central view of the lake and millhouse. The lake is a clay-lined structure with a native granite boulder edge. A pedestrian recreation path surrounds the lake, as well as the site, and future plans call for a full exercise station layout along the path. Stopping points along the path provide attractive views of product-related areas such as the millhouse.

Works of Illinois Architectsby Ives/Ryan Group Inc.
The Corporetum Office Campus is being developed on a 75-acre site in the Illinois Research and Development Corridor. The previous landowner, Morton Arboretum, has participated as an interested party by providing plant materials for use in the project’s landscaping.

The design objective was to provide a downtown quality in a suburban setting--a prestigious office campus environment to attract major corporations. The Corporetum landscape was designed to provide a suitable transition from the totally vegetated adjacent Morton Arboretum to one which blends man’s structures with nature’s materials.

One Financial Plaza o Illinois President's Award winner. Landscape Architects - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The large buildings and absence of mature vegetation dictated using large plant materials. Five- to 6-inch trees were used in key viewing and accent areas. The site’s linear nature revealed parking lots that required extensive screening. This was established by using “native groves,” which introduced a sense of forest remnants along the product’s frontage.



1990 Louisiana ASLA Chapter Officers

President Sadik C. Artune
Past President Peter Newton
Secretary Linn G. Green
Treasurer William C. Daly
Newsletter Editor Dennis Abbey
tudent Chapter President   Chad D. Danos

LSU Professors to Speak in Orlando
Four Landscape Architecture professors will be giving presentations at the 1989 Annual Meeting and Education Exhibit. The faculty members who will be speaking include Max Conrad, Dennis Fehler, Sheishiro Tomioka, and Charles Fryling.

Using an unconventional style of high tech teaching, Assistant Professor, Dennis Fehler, offers contemporary education in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Image Processing and Terrain Analysis. Sheishiro Tomioka, Associate Professor, has been involved with international business consultation to Japanese architects and engineers for the past three years. Professors Fehler and Tomioka are presenting “The Digital Still Camera: The Future of Image Processing.” The still video camera will allow Landscape Architects to capture images and combine them with other images for both graphic and analytical presentations.

Landscape Chapter Awards Program Logo

Professor Conrad’s presentation, “Digital Terrain Modeling: Application in Golf Course Design,” will show how the computer can be used in golf course design. Besides teaching plant materials and ecology, Associate Professor, Charles Fryling, has been and still is an active person in the cause of environmental concern.

Community Service Project
The ASLA/SC will be working on a Community Service Project at the Rec. Center Special Olympics Swimming Pool, across from the Vet. School. The project includes “hands-on-experience” in construction, planting design, retention pond building, grading and others. The master plan calls for an eighteen-hole miniature golf course and implementation of landscape and planting plans. In return for our efforts as an organization, Leisure Sports will allow ASLA to use the facilities rental free for a Spring Landscape Architecture Convocation.

Project Description
The School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University received a Merit Award for Research in 1989 from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their survey of Landscape Ordinances in Louisiana.

According to Professor Buck Abbey, ASLA, principal investigator for the study, environmental laws that pertain to the use of plant materials in urban and suburban areas are referred to as “green laws or green codes.” He explains that these laws deal with nature and promote the public health and welfare by organizing the landscape for safety and pleasant human use. Green laws, in the form of ordinances, regulations, standards and building requirements, have been enacted in many states and municipalities.

Green laws, commonly in the form of a landscape ordinance, are used to preserve existing vegetation and the natural landscape character. As part of this research, LSU has established a centralized green law file to enhance our ability to provide information to businesses, industry, the professions, public agencies and the interested public concerning the status of and potential for green laws in Louisiana. The long-term results will be to add to the beauty and environmental quality of Louisiana, while at the same time working to expand public interest in landscape and open space.

Baton Rouge
Fifteen Baton Rouge area landscape architects met recently with representatives of the planning consultant which is preparing the master plan for East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Baton Rouge. The purpose of the meeting was to begin as a group to study the plan and make recommendations concerning the landscape architecture features of the plan. The master plan, dubbed the” Horizon Plan,” is being prepared by the Planning Commission, along with the assistance of Wilber Smith& Associates of Houston, Evans Graves Engineers and Chenevert-Soderburgh Architects.



1989 Mississippi ASLA Chapter Officers

President Martha G. Hill
President-Elect Ron Hartley
Vice President Nell Wade
Secretary Susan Clopton
Treasurer Check Bingham
Member-at-Large   Jerry Sloan
Member-at-Large Jim Somers
Past President Chris Purser
Trustee Tom Eaves

Deep South Regional Conference “Landscape Architecture: Entering Another Decade, Another Century” April 27-29, 1989
This conference featured many speakers addressing issues that will and do affect the impact of our diminishing resources, such as water, vegetation and the environment as a whole. Leslie Sauer of Philadelphia, PA, identified the use of native plants in the landscape and solar orientation as vital design guidelines that all landscape architects should consider. Personal management skills were studied, as well as business management skills. David Bohardt, executive vice president of ASLA, shared the importance of ASLA and its benefits to members, as well as the impact this professional society of over 10,000 members can and should have on critical environmental issues. Exhibitors displaying their products in the Trade Show added much enthusiasm to the Conference. Tours and social events helped top off the meeting events.

Mississippi joint ASLA, AIA Vietnam Memorial Committee

ASLA Student Awardsby Brian Patton, Junior L.A.
ASLA Student Awards were presented at Mississippi State University. These competitive awards are given each year to top landscape architecture students. This year, the recipients were chosen by a three member panel consisting of Martha Hill, Ron Hartley and Dewight Weatherford. After presentation of the students' work and a brief interview, winners were chosen as follows:

Honor Award:   Othman Sulieman, Malaysia
Honor Award: Doug Travis, Birmingham, AL
Merit Award: Burtonsville, MD
Merit Award: Roni Lister, Gautier, MS
Merit Award: Brian Patton, Kosciusko, MS
Merit Award: Latip Sohan, Malaysia

Urban Planning in Pascagoulaby Rebecca Trevino, Senior L.A.
This fall, the senior level Urban Design class was asked to study the City of Pascagoula, MS. Pascaguola is on the Gulf of Mexico, but it is not known for its beaches. It centers around the shipbuilding industry, mainly Ingall’s Shipyard. It is a city of 30,000 people, most of whom work at Ingalls.

Mississippi Chapter President, Martha Hill, (left of drawing) with State FFA Officials

The primary objective of the class was to prepare an initial study to identify functional and visual assets and liabilities of the City of Pascaguola. In addition, the class developed various recommendations which, if implemented, would mitigate the impact of some deficiencies which were identified in the analysis process. These recommendations would be studied in greater detail by students in courses in the Department of Landscape Architecture. It is hoped that this project will bring students in other design disciplines into this project as needed.

(from left to right) Mississippi Chapter President Martha Hill, Deep South Conference Chair Leslie Sauer, and Trustee Tom Eaves.

Students were divided into teams to study specific areas. These areas of study: Demographics, Pascaguola’s History, Zoning Ordinances, Tree and Green Space Ordinances, Signage Ordinances, Recreation, and a Central Business District. Each team submitted a complete set of drawings as needed of their study areas, as well as written assets and liabilities, demographics, charts, graphs and recommendations.



Michigan ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President Chester Hill
Trustee Robert O’Boyle
Secretary Robert Grese
Treasurer Annamarie Beda
Member-at-Large Bonnie Heitsch
Associate-At-Large   Brian Doud
Newsletter Editor Carolyn Poissant

1989 Michigan ASLA Sponsored Events
Annual Meeting and Conference/February 24-25,1989/Grand Rapids, MI
Annual Awards Banquet Honorary Member Balthazar Korab Induction/February 25, 1989/Grand Rapids, MI
Reception for Jessie and Alice Bourquin/ March 16, 1989/Ann Arbor, MI
Annual Golf Outing/June 22, 1 989/Brighton, MI
Jon Coe Presentation/September 14, 1989/ Detroit, MI
Public Sculpture Exhibition/SeptemberNovember, 1989/Southfield, MI
Landscape Architecture as Art Exhibit/all year/various cities


New Jersey

New Jersey ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President Connie Webster
1st Vice President Leslie Peoples
2nd Vice President   Robert Knoff
Secretary Henry Arnold
Treasurer Gary Peterson
Trustee John Wesbster
Past President Roger Wells
Newsletter Editor Lynette Pinhey

NJ ASLA’s First Annual Auction a Big Success!!
On Sunday, October 8, over 85 landscape architects, manufacturers, representatives and friends gathered for the NJ ASLA’s First Annual Auction at the Valley Road Picnic Area in Mercer County. The afternoon’s program began with an exhibition of the 73 items that were up for bid. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh salad, beer and soda were provided by the accomplished chefs of Sigma Lambda Alpha and Student LA Club. Jim Besecker, the professional auctioneer, kept people laughing while the bids rose. Many people started their holiday shopping early as they bid on brick pavers, benches, planters, theater tickets, plant material, handmadecrafts, autographed sports equipment and vacations that had been donated by many of the members and generous manufacturers. Over $3,800 was raised from auction bids and ticket sales. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Continuing Education and a Student Scholarship Fund.

Attending the 1989 New ]ersey ASLA Annual Meeting are (from left to right, back row) B.J. Davies, Margann Kotlarich, ]ohn Webster, Connie Webster, Grady Clay, Stuart Appel. (front row) Brian Bosenberg, Bill Swain, Roy Dunn, and Brian Kubota.

NJ ASLA Profiles – Samse Promoted at CUH2A
Mark J. Samse has been promoted to Assistant Director of the Landscape Architecture and Site Planning Department of CUH2A, E, the Princeton-based architectural, engineering and planning firm. Since joining CUH2A in 1986, Samse has served as project landscape architect on a number of notable projects, including site feasibility studies for Rorer Group, Inc. and AT&T Bell Laboratories and the development of a site master plan for American Electronic Laboratories, Inc. in Montgomery Township, PA. He also served as project landscape architect on a 200,000 square foot expansion of research facilities for Pfizer Inc.’s Central Research Division in Groton, CT., which is currently under construction; and on the recently completed corporate headquarters of BMW of North America, Inc. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Professional Auctioneer Jim Besecker peddles donated wares at the 1st Annual NJ ASLA Scholarship Auction. The Event raised $3,800.00 for continuing education.

President’s Column – Wow What a Meeting! by Connie Webster
We, the members of NJ ASLA, can certainly be proud of our Chapter in this our 25th year. Our annual meeting was a tremendous success. We are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to have such a fine state meeting. David Bohardt, Executive Vice President of ASLA; Brian Kubota, FASLA, the National President; and Grady Clay, the former editor of Landscape Architecture, all expressed to me, many times over, how impressed they were with our Chapter’s success. Attendees from neighboring states, and some from as far away as Boston, were filled with questions about how to stage such an event for their Chapters.


Rhode Island

Rhode Island ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President Robert A. Weygand
Vice President Angelo Simeoni, Jr.
Treasurer Pamela Faulkner
President-Elect Michael J. Weremay
Associate Member   Karen DuPont
Member at Large Barbara Higgins

1989 Chronicle of Activities
The Rhode Island Chapter, ASLA, has enjoyed an eventful and exciting year under the Presidency of State Representative, Robert A. Weygand. Landscape architects and landscape architecture have made great steps forward in achieving parody with fellow professional architects and engineers, with Weygand’s guidance.

The Legislative Committee Chairman, Wilfrid L. Gates, Jr. has been working throughout the year on redrafting of the state’s model ordinance which, when adopted by all cities and towns in the State, will foster good planning, reduce soil erosion, and protect the area’s rivers and streams from sediment. As it has with all legislation effecting the environment, the RI/ASLA has sought recognition for landscape architects to prepare plans where they are qualified by education, training and certification.

Attending the 1989 New ]ersey ASLA Annual Meeting are (from left to right, back row) B.J. Davies, Margann Kotlarich, ]ohn Webster, Connie Webster, Grady Clay, Stuart Appel. (front row) Brian Bosenberg, Bill Swain, Roy Dunn, and Brian Kubota.

The RI/ASLA’s educational efforts have been promoted through participation in joint programs with the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island. Both schools have excellent undergraduate programs in landscape architecture. Rhode Island School of Design is accredited and is seeking to expand its program to a master’s degree program.

The highlight of the RI/ASLA’s student involvement was a portfolio preparation seminar, during which members of the Chapter indicated to the students the ways to make their portfolios most effective in presentation to potential employers.

Don Leighton and the Public Relations Committee have developed a new RI/ASLA newsletter which is distributed quarterly. The first issue was published in April. The newsletter is not only more informative, but is also profitable for our chapter.

Paul Pawlowski received the Merit Award for Planning and Analysis for his work at the Kuwait Waterfront.

Chapter Awards
The second Merit Award was given for Planning and Analysis to Paul Pawlowski for his work in the planning of the Kuwait Waterfront, a large scale waterfront project of international significance.

The second Honor Award in this category was awarded to Gates, Leighton & Associates, Inc. for the Connell Residence garden, an outstanding example of an in-city environment providing green space in a densely developed neighborhood.

In the area of Landscape Architecture and Design, Honor Awards were given to Lincoln Woods State Park by Albert Veri Associates, a project which established high design standards for public recreational facilities.

The highest award, a special presentation by the President of the Chapter, was given to Albert Veri Associates for their work at the Roger Williams Spring National Park in Providence. Chapter President, Robert A. Weygand, stated that his selection of the Roger Williams Spring National Park was based on the extraordinary revitalization of a downtown urban environment into a green open space, benefiting citizens from throughout the state.



1990 Oklahoma ASLA Chapter Officers

President Brian Dougherty
President-Elect Mark McFarland
Trustee Randy Nicholson
Secretary Starla Fussel
Treasurer Mike Peters
Member at Large   Georgia Ann Muenzler
Assoc. at Large Tim Presley
Past President Greg Warren

This past year the Oklahoma Chapter has been involved in a number of projects and activities. The chapter has initiated and funded a scholarship program which will be alternated yearly between the Landscape Architecture programs at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. The Chapter has also prepared a Landscape Ordinance for the city of Tulsa which is in the final draft stage now and being prepared for final adoption and implementation. The annual Sandy contest was once again sponsored by the Chapter in July and the annual awards banquet was held at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in October.

Recipients of Landscape Architecture Awards at the Annual Banquet:

The Benham Group – Oklahoma City
Keith Franklin: Landplan – Tulsa
Dan Alaback - Tulsa
Barnard-Dunkelburd – Tulsa

Oklahoma State University has also implemented a professional Advisory Group for the projects the Chapter has endorsed and participated on through several members.


San Diego

1990 San Diego ASLA Chapter Officers

President Nick DeLorenzo
First Vice President Pat Caughey
Second Vice President   Carrie Scarff
Secretary Laura Graul
Treasurer Jo Ellen Jacoby
Trustee Bill Burton
CA Chapter Director   Brad Lewis
Past President Keith Simon

Art in the Landscape
As a part of the 1989 “San Diego by Design Week,” the San Diego Chapter of ASLA put on an “ART in the Landscape” fair in Balboa Park, June 17-18. Information booths and project displays helped educate the public about Landscape Architecture. Janet Disraeli of the Art Collector displayed color slides and photographs of artwork of various artists. An outdoor sculpture garden complete with flowering trees and shrubs was created featuring the sculpture of Paul Cornett and Kenyon Lewis.

San Diego chapter member Brad Lewis explains tile glazing techniques during "Sand Diego by Design week."

Median Project on Highway 163
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of San Diego have been discussing a landscape median project on Highway 163 within Balboa Park. Possible actions include the removal of trees from the median, reducing the size of the median to accommodate wider shoulders and the incorporation of concrete traffic barriers.

The San Diego Chapter of ASLA, representing over 200 landscape architects in the region, has studied the Highway 163 traffic safety and landscape maintenance issues. As “stewards of the land” and spokesman for the aesthetics of our outdoor environment, the following position statement has been prepared to represent the profession’s consensus on the issue.

Professional Practice Management Conference
The San Diego Chapter of ASLA conducted a Professional Practice Management Conference on April 14-15 at the San Diego Princess Resort. The conference was part of a continuing National ASLA Institute for Professional Development series of seminars. Drawing With Confidence and Project Management were topics of study.

1989 San Diego ASLA Chapter President Keith Simon

Taught by Mike Lin, ASLA, a noted graphic artist and design educator, Drawing With Confidence will focus on graphics speed and efficiency skills, entourage and detail creation, speed methods for perspective drawings, and color concepts for various media. Charles Chief Boyd, AIA, an innovator and expert in systems for project management, conducted the course. Boyd presented a system designed to apply to all aspects of office project management. Use of microcomputers was also discussed.

1989 Kickoff Meeting
On January 18 San Diego ASLA held its kickoff meeting at The Art Collector in Old Town. The meeting was attended by 70-80 ASLA members and guests. Speakers included: Janet Disraeli, Robert Spaulding and Keith Simon. Disraeli gave a presentation on outdoor sculpture and monumental scale artwork. She discussed ways for landscape architects to effectively utilize the services of professional artists to enhance the quality of built projects.

1990 Chapter President Nick DeLorenzo

City of San Diego Planning Director Robert Spaulding gave an overview of his first year as planning director and the newly created position of City Architect filled by Mike Stepner. The Planning Director praised ASLA for its work on the new City of San Diego Landscape ordinance, especially the efforts of City Landscape Architect Tom Story. Spaulding also discussed the role landscape architects can play in the updating of local community plans currently underway.


South Carolina

South Carolina ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President James D. Martin, Jr.
Vice President Laura Gaynor Byington
Secretary/Treasurer   Scott E. Sonnenberg
Past President Gary R. Fankhauser
Trustee Gary R. Fankhauser

SC Annual Awards – Left to right: J.D. Martin, President; Harriet Wyche – Carolina Foothills Garden Club (Civic Award); SC Senator Verne Smith (Distinguished Professional Achievement Award);Tom Meeks – Greenville County Planning Comm. (Civic Award); Charles Perry – Committee Head SCALSA for Annual Meeting Planning.

Annual Meeting – Panel discussion, SCALSA Annual Meeting; Greenville, SC; Educational Session – Environmental Issues.

SCALSA Civic Award – Carolina Foothills Garden Club
The club was organized in 1938 as the Sara Krigler Garden Club. In 1952, it became an affiliate member of the prestigious Garden Club of America under the new name of Carolina Foothills Garden Club. In1967 it developed the Reedy River Historical Park on a 4 acre parcel. Renovation of the Falls Cottage was completed in 1975. The Reedy River Historical Park, which now includes 26 acres has received several national, state; and local awards over the years, including in 1975 the National Garden Club of America’s Founders Fund Award, which is the top honor of all member clubs in the country.

South Carolina ASLA Chapter President J.D. Martin (left) with award winners (from left to right) Harriett Wyche, Verne Smith, Tom Meeks, and SC/ASLA Annual Meeting Committee Chair, Charles Perry.

The Carolina Foothills Garden Club has been the driving force behind the land acquisition of the Reedy River Falls Park. The Club has worked diligently with the City and County of Greenville on land and funding commitments, as well as purchasing acreage outright from Furman University. Through the years, the Carolina Foothills Garden Club has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on land acquisitions, landscape architectural services, and landscape improvements on the Reedy River Falls Park and other local and regional projects.



Southern California ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President Randy Hlubik
President-Elect Donald Tomkins
Past-President Rick Hume
Vice President Special Programs   Patrice Regusa
Vice President Programs William Rabben
Secretary Leigh Ann Loeblein
Treasurer Gun Key Lee Scott

1989 SCC/ASLA President Randy Hlubik (right) addresses the Arrowhead Fall Conference with Emily Gabel and 1990 President Don Tompkins.

At the Fall Conference tabletop discussions led to this interesting drawing.

More than seventy members took part in a discussion of licensure at Peridian. In attendance were (left to right) Rae Price, Dick Radcliff, an unidentified SCC/ ASLA member, and Cort Paul.



Utah ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President John Ellsworth
President-Elect   Eric Lyman Bruce
Past President Jan Striefel
Secretary Eloise Sohistrom
Treasurer Bob Cushman
Trustee David Rackar

Celebrate the City
On April 29 – 30, 1989, Salt Lake City rededicated the old City and County Building on 400 South State Street. On April 29, Landscape Architects participated by helping install trees on site to celebrate Arbor Day. Teams of four persons brought 30 feet of garden hose, a wheelbarrow, shovels, brooms and gloves. The Utah ASLA Chapter donated $25 toward a plaque dedicating the trees to the Tree City U.S.A. program.

Happ Young Fund
Last year, the Executive Committee reinstituted the Happ Young Fund, which had been abandoned several years before. The fund has now grown to $4,000 and is on the way to becoming the endowment that was originally envisioned. The goal is to reach $10,000, invested safely, and the interest income distributed annually in the form of a grant, stipend, or gift.

The fund committee has met to discuss, and recommend to the Executive Committee, policies and procedures regarding how the fund is distributed and to whom. Utah’s recommendations:

  • The fund will be awarded to a student in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University and a member of the Utah Chapter of ASLA on alternate years. One year it will go a student, the next to a member.
  • The fund will be awarded based on proposals submitted by the applicants which describe a research project, special project, community service project, etc., that is of interest to landscape architects in the state and promotes a positive image of the profession in the State.
  • Recipients are required to prepare a formal presentation to ASLA at the annual meeting of the project, and to prepare a written document for distribution to members.

Division of Continuing Education Course
Each year, the Utah Chapter of ASLA, under the direction of James Bach, offers a Residential Landscape Design Course. The nine-week course is taught weekly during winter quarter and is a part of the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Utah. Participants learn about construction techniques, irrigation systems, plant materials, designing with plant materials, perennials, xeriscape and a variety of other subjects.



Vlrginia ASLA Chapter Officers

Trustee Barry Starke
President-Elect   Don Lederer
Secretary Mary Higgins
Treasurer Margaret Reynolds

Blue Ridge Section Chair James Klein
Richmond Section Chair Gene Whitesell
Western Section Chair Patrick Miller
N. Virginia Section Chair Gary Scottow
Hampton Roads Section Chair   Don Henry & Doug Dear

Porter Named Dean of Architecture School
On May i8, 1989, University of Virginia President Robert M. O’Neil named Harry W. Porter, Jr. dean of the School of Architecture. Porter, an ASLA Fellow and former president of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, served as interim dean of the Architecture School while officials searched for a replacement for eight year incumbent, Jaquelin T. Robertson.

Our lengthy search for a successor to Dean Robertson (revealed) that the ideal person is one of our own colleagues,” O’Neil said. The trust and confidence Harry Porter has earned this year as acting dean will serve him extremely well in his new role as permanent dean. Students, colleagues and countless others have benefited from his professional skill and creative abilities.”

Harry Porter, FASLA from the Virginia Chapter was named Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

Design Relieves Pedestrian/Vehicular Conflict
Two of three 1988 ASLAVA Honor Awards went to Higgins Associates of Richmond one of which was for a 3,000 foot walkway through the Mary Washington College campus in Fredericksburg. As stated in the project narrative, there existed a “significant conflict with vehicular and pedestrian traffic as a city street meandered through the central part of the campus.”

The solution was to remove the roadway and create an attractive, safe walkway that facilitated pedestrian movement and provided a “central design theme for the campus.” Expanding upon the walkway concept, Higgins Associates’ designers included plazas for informal gatherings in front of campus buildings. Among its more “unique qualities,” the design preserved the ambiance created by street planting done 50 years ago.

Chapter members Scott Leonard (left) and John Hannula joined forces in 1989.

Chapter to Participate in Building Virginia ‘89
More than a dozen design and construction industry groups have again worked together to bring Virginia its only interdisciplinary conference and exposition--Building Virginia 89. With more than 50 program offerings devoted to construction law, project management, new construction methods and environmental issues, this year’s event promised to be most informative for all who attended.

The official opening took place at the Richmond Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 12. David Snider, a noted futurist, spoke at a Joint Industry Dinner later that evening. He shared his extensive research experience of the construction industry in the U.S. and abroad. The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects recognized Kenneth R. Higgins, ASLA.



Washington ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President Jestena Boughton
President-Elect Bill Talley
Past President Val Batey
Trustee Terry Gerrard
Secretary Jori Adkins
Treasurer Tom Pulford
Member at Large (E. WA) Taylor Bressler
Member at Large (W. WA)   Chuck Warsinske
Associate at Large Phyllis Woods

WASLA Activitles In 1989
March – The chapter held its annual fundraising auction on the University of Washington Campus. The auction raised nearly $12,000, the majority of which goes to the WASLA Scholarship Fund. The scholarships for landscape architecture students at Washington State University andthe University of Washington will be awarded for the first time in 1990.

April – The chapter participated in ArborFest ‘89: Seattle’s Celebration of Trees, sponsored by the City of Seattle and the University of Washington’s Centerfor Urban Horticulture. Theweeklongeventincludedtours of Seattle’s Olsted-Designed Parks and Historic Trees, a community forum on “Trees, Views and Public Policy”, and a talk by Andy 8 Katy Lipkis, urban forest activists and founders of TreePeople, Inc. of Los Angeles.

July – The chapter held its first “Annual Gathering~, a family picnic and informal event intended to take advantage of our great northwest outdoors. The picnic was held at the Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale. The park is the 1903 homestead of a Swedish architect, Holan Hovander who built a fine, carpenter Gothic, gabled woodframe home for his family.

November – The chapter held its Professional Awards Program, the ceremony included a review of the chapter’s history in honor of our 25th anniversary and the centennial of Washington. This year’s winners


West Virginia

West Virginia ASLA Chapter Officers 1989

President George McEldonwney
President-Elect   Charles Yuill
Secretary Beth Honecker
Treasurer Wes Holliday

The West Virginia Chapter congratulates the Environmental Design Group in Charleston, West Virginia. They were recognized with an ASLA Merit Award for their skillful transformation of mine-ravaged property at Chief Logan State Park.

Brooks Wigginton FASLA, Dean of West Virginia Landscape Architecture, has completed written responses to a series of questions developed by the chapter under the guidance of Beth Honecker, ASLA. The purpose was to document Wigginton’s background, career and design views. The inspiration for this exercise was the oral histories collected in the Firefox series books. The editor of that series happens to be Wigginton’s son, Eliot.

Last spring, the chapter enjoyed a “behind the scenes” tour of the N.P.S. Harpers Ferry Center led by the Center’s Director, Dave Wright, FASLA.


From all of us at LASN
Happy Holidays and Best of Fortunes in 1990!

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