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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

WILA-MN Networking Lunch - October 4 (Wed. 4 Oct, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

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WILA-MN Networking Lunches
WILA-MN has been hosting informal networking lunches at Whole Foods Minneapolis throughout the year. The next lunch takes place on October 4 from October 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration is not required. Bring your lunch or purchase downstairs.

Whole Foods- Community Room
222 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401

About WILA-MN
Minnesota Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA-MN) is a professional networking and mentoring forum that supports Minnesota women in landscape architecture including long-time practitioners, young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and women considering the profession. To get involved or learn more about WILA-MN you can contact Joan Nelson-MacLeod at 612.332.7522 or jmacleod@damonfarber.com.

 

 

Friday, October 06, 2017

UMN School of Architecture Complexity: Dutch and American Housing Symposium (Fri. 6 Oct, 2017 12:00 am - Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 1:00 am)

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This fall, the School of Architecture is hosting the symposium “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing.” Based on the book, Complex Housing: Designing for Density by Professor Julia Robinson, the symposium is designed to expose a select American audience to the values and ideas inherent in Dutch Complex Housing—a highly successful model of housing development.

WHEN: Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017

WHERE: Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota, 89 Church Street SE (East Bank), Minneapolis, MN

RSVP: Registration for the symposium is now open. To register, visit z.umn.edu/complexitysymposium.

After a half-century of experimentation in social, mixed-use, and mixed-occupancy housing, America is still looking for a better model of housing development. Based on the book Complex Housing: Designing for Density by Professor Julia Robinson, FAIA, “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing” will explore the values inherent in Dutch Complex Housing and how to apply these values to American housing developments.

At the symposium 12 Dutch presenters, representing four projects, will showcase best housing practices governing the development of Dutch housing. In return, local politicians, designers, developers, and builders will host field trips to significant housing projects in the Twin Cities. By providing an opportunity for substantive exchange between housing professionals from the Netherlands and the United States, the symposium aims to help both groups develop new housing practices for each country.

An exhibition, “Complex Housing: Designing for Density,” will also run concurrently at the Goldstein Museum of Design from September 2, 2017 through January 9, 2018.

For more information, visit the event webpage: z.umn.edu/complexitysymposium.

Download press release

 

 

 

Saturday, October 07, 2017

UMN School of Architecture Complexity: Dutch and American Housing Symposium (Fri. 6 Oct, 2017 12:00 am - Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 1:00 am)

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This fall, the School of Architecture is hosting the symposium “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing.” Based on the book, Complex Housing: Designing for Density by Professor Julia Robinson, the symposium is designed to expose a select American audience to the values and ideas inherent in Dutch Complex Housing—a highly successful model of housing development.

WHEN: Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017

WHERE: Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota, 89 Church Street SE (East Bank), Minneapolis, MN

RSVP: Registration for the symposium is now open. To register, visit z.umn.edu/complexitysymposium.

After a half-century of experimentation in social, mixed-use, and mixed-occupancy housing, America is still looking for a better model of housing development. Based on the book Complex Housing: Designing for Density by Professor Julia Robinson, FAIA, “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing” will explore the values inherent in Dutch Complex Housing and how to apply these values to American housing developments.

At the symposium 12 Dutch presenters, representing four projects, will showcase best housing practices governing the development of Dutch housing. In return, local politicians, designers, developers, and builders will host field trips to significant housing projects in the Twin Cities. By providing an opportunity for substantive exchange between housing professionals from the Netherlands and the United States, the symposium aims to help both groups develop new housing practices for each country.

An exhibition, “Complex Housing: Designing for Density,” will also run concurrently at the Goldstein Museum of Design from September 2, 2017 through January 9, 2018.

For more information, visit the event webpage: z.umn.edu/complexitysymposium.

Download press release

 

 

 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

UMN School of Architecture Complexity: Dutch and American Housing Symposium (Fri. 6 Oct, 2017 12:00 am - Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 1:00 am)

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This fall, the School of Architecture is hosting the symposium “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing.” Based on the book, Complex Housing: Designing for Density by Professor Julia Robinson, the symposium is designed to expose a select American audience to the values and ideas inherent in Dutch Complex Housing—a highly successful model of housing development.

WHEN: Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017

WHERE: Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota, 89 Church Street SE (East Bank), Minneapolis, MN

RSVP: Registration for the symposium is now open. To register, visit z.umn.edu/complexitysymposium.

After a half-century of experimentation in social, mixed-use, and mixed-occupancy housing, America is still looking for a better model of housing development. Based on the book Complex Housing: Designing for Density by Professor Julia Robinson, FAIA, “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing” will explore the values inherent in Dutch Complex Housing and how to apply these values to American housing developments.

At the symposium 12 Dutch presenters, representing four projects, will showcase best housing practices governing the development of Dutch housing. In return, local politicians, designers, developers, and builders will host field trips to significant housing projects in the Twin Cities. By providing an opportunity for substantive exchange between housing professionals from the Netherlands and the United States, the symposium aims to help both groups develop new housing practices for each country.

An exhibition, “Complex Housing: Designing for Density,” will also run concurrently at the Goldstein Museum of Design from September 2, 2017 through January 9, 2018.

For more information, visit the event webpage: z.umn.edu/complexitysymposium.

Download press release

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rain Down the Drain? Not Today! The State of Rainwater Harvesting in Minnesota (Tue. 10 Oct, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

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Rain Down the Drain? Not Today! The State of Rainwater Harvesting in Minnesota.

Rainwater harvesting and water conservation is continuing to become more important, often challenging and increasingly vital for making our communities more sustainable for the long term. In 2016, the State of Minnesota made an amendment to the Minnesota Plumbing Code to allow for rainwater harvesting for indoor purposes like flushing toilets and other non-potable uses. This presentation will cover the recent State of Minnesota regulatory changes, opportunities for harvesting rainwater, the impacts on stormwater management and how this relates to LEED and SITES certification. For a case study, we will cover the project goals, stakeholders, challenges, lessons learned and implementation of the rainwater harvesting system at CHS Field, which has won several local, state and national awards for sustainable design and the innovative rainwater harvesting system. In addition, we will highlight other local rainwater harvesting projects that are under construction or in design. Finally, I will outline the opportunities for rainwater harvesting to help obtain LEED v4 and SITES v2 Credits.

This program qualifies for 1 GBCI LEED Specific, 1 GBCI SITES Specific, and 1 AIA LU/HSW Continuing Education Unit.

Presenters:
Mitchell Cookas, ASLA, LEED GA, Vice President & Director of Sustainability, Solution Blue.

Sponsor: Solution Blue

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DATE AND TIME
Tue, October 10, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
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LOCATION
WSB & Associates, Inc.
701 Xenia Avenue South
#300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Lunch will be provided.
$10 Members | $20 Non-members

Learn more and register.

 

 

Social Hour Sketch - UMN Knoll with David Pitt (Tue. 10 Oct, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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Social Hour Sketch: UMN Knoll with David Pitt
October 10, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a social hour sketch at the UMN Knoll.  David Pitt will be on hand to discuss the Knoll and sketching techniques. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WILA-MN Welcoming Party for Students and Professionals (Wed. 11 Oct, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Wednesday October 11, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Minneapolis (address to follow after registering)

Students $5 and Professionals $10

Click here to register (login required). Online registration will close at 3pm Oct. 11, but walk-ins are welcome! Send an e-mail to jmacleod@damonfarber.com for address information.

 

 

Minnesota Design Team Meeting (Wed. 11 Oct, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 11
6:00 pm
AIA Minnesota Boardroom, International Market Square Suite 54
Minneapolis, MN 55405

The University of MInnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality provides a wide range of community capacity building and community and economic development services, training and studies across the state. Many of these can help a community prepare for a Design Team visit, others are appropriate as follow-ups to a visit.

Join us Wednesday the 11th at 6:00 pm when Joyce Hoetling, Assistant Director, Extension Center for Community Vitality, will give us an overview of their community training and consulting programs and discuss how we can collaborate more closely.

Questions? E-mail Sheri Hansen.

Friday, October 20, 2017

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 8:00 am - Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO
October 20-23, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center

Save up to $150 by registering by June 30 for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Join the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession. Earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDH) over 120 education sessions, 16 field sessions, five workshops, and two general sessions. Network and celebrate at more than a dozen special events happening on the EXPO floor and at the JW Marriott LA Live Hotel, the ASLA headquarters hotel. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions all under one roof at ASLA EXPO, October 21-22.

Remember to book within the ASLA hotel block for an additional discount on registration! Visit ASLALA2017 for more info.

Learn more at www.aslameeting.com.

 

 

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 8:00 am - Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO
October 20-23, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center

Save up to $150 by registering by June 30 for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Join the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession. Earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDH) over 120 education sessions, 16 field sessions, five workshops, and two general sessions. Network and celebrate at more than a dozen special events happening on the EXPO floor and at the JW Marriott LA Live Hotel, the ASLA headquarters hotel. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions all under one roof at ASLA EXPO, October 21-22.

Remember to book within the ASLA hotel block for an additional discount on registration! Visit ASLALA2017 for more info.

Learn more at www.aslameeting.com.

 

 

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 8:00 am - Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO
October 20-23, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center

Save up to $150 by registering by June 30 for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Join the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession. Earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDH) over 120 education sessions, 16 field sessions, five workshops, and two general sessions. Network and celebrate at more than a dozen special events happening on the EXPO floor and at the JW Marriott LA Live Hotel, the ASLA headquarters hotel. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions all under one roof at ASLA EXPO, October 21-22.

Remember to book within the ASLA hotel block for an additional discount on registration! Visit ASLALA2017 for more info.

Learn more at www.aslameeting.com.

 

 

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 8:00 am - Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO
October 20-23, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center

Save up to $150 by registering by June 30 for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Join the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession. Earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDH) over 120 education sessions, 16 field sessions, five workshops, and two general sessions. Network and celebrate at more than a dozen special events happening on the EXPO floor and at the JW Marriott LA Live Hotel, the ASLA headquarters hotel. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions all under one roof at ASLA EXPO, October 21-22.

Remember to book within the ASLA hotel block for an additional discount on registration! Visit ASLALA2017 for more info.

Learn more at www.aslameeting.com.

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting (Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 8:00 am - Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO
October 20-23, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center

Save up to $150 by registering by June 30 for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Join the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession. Earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDH) over 120 education sessions, 16 field sessions, five workshops, and two general sessions. Network and celebrate at more than a dozen special events happening on the EXPO floor and at the JW Marriott LA Live Hotel, the ASLA headquarters hotel. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions all under one roof at ASLA EXPO, October 21-22.

Remember to book within the ASLA hotel block for an additional discount on registration! Visit ASLALA2017 for more info.

Learn more at www.aslameeting.com.

 

 

 

UMN College of Design Department of Landscape Architecture Welcome Reception for Dean Carol Strohecker (Tue. 24 Oct, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

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October 24, 2017
5:30p-7:30p
Ryan Companies
533 South 3rd St.
Minneapolis, MN
Please join the Department of Landscape Architecture to welcome Carol Strohecker, Ph.D., the new Dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design.

Dean Strohecker was the inaugural Director of the Center for Design Innovation at the University of North Carolina system, from 2006-2013 and, more recently, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design, from 2013-2016.

We look forward to introducing Dean Strohecker to the landscape architecture design community.
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Ryan CompaniesThe Department of Landscape Architecture would like to thank the Ryan Companies for graciously hosting this gathering at their new offices in the Millwright Building and for their support in welcoming and introducing Dean Strohecker to our alumni and professional community. Thanks also to Damon Farber, Joan MacLeod, Diane Norman, Richard Murphy and David Motzenbecker for organizing this event.
  RSVP | Download the Invitation

 

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

WILA/SDA/UFGA Hmong Farm Tour (Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

New volunteer opportunity to do a pro-bono design: Women working in landscape architecture or planning, and students are invited to join us for a light lunch, tour and first design info session. If you can come, or if you have questions, please email Leslie @ joh06725@umn.edu (and let Leslie know if you are bringing kids who will want to eat as well - so we can plan for food).

WILA/Hmong Farm Tour and Meeting in Hugo
October 28, 2017, 1:00 PM
Hugo (Directions will be sent to registrants)

This will give us a chance to hear about Xong Khang's vision for her property and collection of artifacts and to work with Xong to come up with a design process and rough timeline that works with everyone's busy schedules. Depending on the weather you may get wet and muddy (: If you can't make it but would like to be involved in some way, please also email Leslie @ joh06725@umn.edu.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Forecast Public Art - Art/Pub Party (Mon. 30 Oct, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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Monday, October 30, 6-9 PM
Surly Brewing Company
$10 Food and Beer (Free for ASLA and ULI Members)
TICKETS

Amazing projects can happen all the time. Join Forecast Public Art as we bring together artists and professionals in design, planning and public space to spark new ideas, innovations, and conversations. This can’t-miss party could place you at the center of tomorrow's most dynamic public art and placemaking projects. Your $10 ticket gets you access to Surly's award winning beer and their chef-inspired fare. Plus, you'll come face to face with a few of the Twin Cities' most renowned public artists--not to mention music by Champion Red Bull DJ Mike 2600.

ABOUT FORECAST: www.forecastpublicart.org
For 40 years, Forecast Public Art has been an internationally-recognized public art and placemaking organization with a mission to activate people, networks and proven practices to advance the transformational power of arts in public life.

SPONSORS:
4RM+ULA Architects
The Cornerstone Group
ASLA-MN (American Society of Landscape Architects Minnesota)
ULI-MN (Urban Land Institute Minnesota)