Black River Charrette
The ASLA South Carolina Chapter was invited by the National Park Service to participate in a design charrette for the new Black River Water Trail. The goal of the charrette was to provide master plans for two parks located along the water trail. Participants in the charrette worked on designs for the Hinds Canada Tract (near Kingstree, SC) and the Rocky Point Community Forest (Georgetown, SC). These sites will be part of the new Black River Water Trail and the design programming will include a new state park visitor center, lodging, camping, kayak launches, trails, and boardwalks.
A regional master plan for the water trail is underway by Earth Design. The charrette for these two parcels will be included in the work presented for the regional plan.
The corridor is also being studied by a Clemson University third-year landscape architecture studio taught by Lara Browning. The students participated in the charrette alongside professional volunteers.
Message from the President
Greetings ASLA South Carolina members,
Here is one last note from me as I pass the baton to new President-Elect, Andrew Hargett. Last month, I had the pleasure to see and connect with chapter members safely in person both at the Black River Design Charrette and our popular ‘Built, Fast‘ social event with the AIA Charleston Section. We look forward to seeing you at other upcoming events. There are three more Virtual Site Tours + Talks, including this month’s November ‘Harbour Town Clubhouse‘ with Wood+Partners design team member(s). The chapter continues with these virtual events for providing continuing education via LA CES Professional
Development Hours (PDH) to complement ASLA’s monthly free PDH in lieu of an in-person conference for 2021.
The chapter has begun planning for 2022 events and needs member volunteers for committee involvement. This is a wonderful opportunity to expand your leadership and planning skills while also having a good time with fellow members. Learn more about SC Chapter Committees to get involved and reach out with questions and interest please. No prior experience required. It truly is an enriching and rewarding professional experience, and I owe a great thanks to the support and service of each of the SCASLA Executive Committee members and volunteers I proudly consider part of my ASLA extended family.
Registration for the 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville is still open. I am looking forward to representing the SC Chapter during the pre-conference Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Meetings and attending conference presentations and events. Please reach out if you are planning to attend. Thank you for your membership* and participation with ASLA.
Kristina Harvey, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP
SCASLA Chapter President (2019-2021)
Chapter News and Updates
Two of our ASLA South Carolina Chapter members presented: Keith Bowers, FASLA, and JR Kramer, ASLA. The 2021 SCNPS Symposium is a FREE hybrid event with a combination of virtual lectures and in-person activities. This year’s theme is “Sustainability & Resilience.”
Virtual lectures on November 3rd, 4th, and 6th are free to attend and do not require registration. The in-person portion of this year’s Symposium will be held on November 6th and 7th in Charleston and requires registration. Learn more and register
THANK YOU to Black River Charrette Participants, Partners, and Sponsors!
The ASLA South Carolina Chapter was invited by the National Park Service to participate in a design charrette for the new Black River Water Trail, South Carolina's newest state park in 20 years! The charrette was held from October 22-23 in Georgetown, SC to provide master plans for two parks located along the water trail, including the Hinds Canada Tract near Kingstree, SC and the Rocky Point Community Forest in Georgetown, SC.
SCASLA would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all of the professionals, students, and professors that generated tons of great ideas at the charrette, and for the GENEROSITY of our project partners and sponsors that made it all happen! The event was a huge success!
Built, Fast! Well-Attended in Charleston
The 5th Annual Built, Fast! virtual session, hosted jointly by SCASLA and AIA Charleston, took place on October 26 at Munkle Brewery. About 50 people attended and enjoyed a happy hour and fast-paced presentations.
See the event's Facebook page for more photos!
Conference on Landscape Architecture Needs Portfolio Reviewers
The ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, to be held November 19-22 in Nashville, needs portfolio reviewers at the ASLA Emerging Professionals booth on November 20-21 between education sessions.
Sign up here if you're interested!
SCASLA Virtual Site Tours Continue
As a reminder, the chapter continues with virtual events for providing continuing education via LA CES Professional Development Hours (PDH) to complement ASLA’s monthly free PDH in lieu of an in-person conference for 2021. These are free for SCASLA members and $10 for non-members.