Message from the President
Greetings ASLA South Carolina members,
Thank you for your membership* and participation with ASLA. We hope you find these monthly updates helpful and choose to participate in upcoming events, both professionals and student members. There are four more Virtual Site Tours + Talks, including this month’s September 'Spring Lake Pool & Pavilion at Hilton Head Plantation' with Wood+Partners design team member(s). 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 state conference for 2021. See below to register through Eventbrite. Registration is now open for the two-day Black River Design Charrette in the
Georgetown area, which will also have a pre-event webinar Oct 6th. The postponed ‘Built, Fast’ event with AIA Charleston has also been rescheduled with the Call for Entries now open. Please note as we add in-person events to the schedule, the chapter will be following SCDHEC recommendations and local guidelines for the health and safety of all participants and presenters and will notify registered attendees of any necessary changes.
Chapter elections are in full swing with ballot information approved by the executive committee and emailed to all eligible members for voting via SurveyMonkey. Voting is open for 30 days with reminders scheduled to be sent at one week and day of closing. Thank you to all who submitted nominations and especially to these candidates willing and ready to volunteer and serve this coming year.
Registration for the 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville is open with the Advanced Pricing deadline Oct 14th. I am looking forward to representing the SC Chapter during the pre-conference Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Meetings and attending conference presentations and events, especially the Council of Fellows Investiture Dinner to celebrate the elevation of Tom Schurch and this year’s class. Please reach out if you are planning to attend.
Kristina Harvey, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP
SCASLA Chapter President (2019-2021)
It's Time to Vote
SCASLA Annual Elections are on!
The annual elections are open from August 24, 2021 through September 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EST USA. All Full members in good professional standing are eligible to vote on the South Carolina leadership positions and proposed Chapter Constitution amendments, and all Associate and International members in good professional standing are eligible to vote on the leadership positions. Eligible members have received an email ballot through Survey Monkey to participate.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your participation in this important process!
Kristina Granlund, ASLA
SCASLA Secretary (2020-2022)
Let’s Talk About the Future!
Chapter News and Updates
Be a Part of the Black River Water Trail 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, South Carolina's newest state park in 20 years!
The goal of the charrette is to provide master plans for two parks located along the water trail, which stretches from Kingstree to Georgetown. Volunteer participants in the charrette will work on designs for the Hinds Canada Tract (near Kingstree, SC) and the Rocky Point Community Forest (Georgetown, SC).
There will also be a pre-charrette webinar with CEUs to learn more about the history of this exciting project and the regional plan, currently underway by Earth Design Inc.
The charrette will be held from October 22-23, 2021 in Georgetown, SC, and the event will follow the latest COVID protocols. Spaces are limited and a waitlist will be available. Sign up today!
Pre-K-12 Summit to be Held September 23-24
Later this month, ASLA will be hosting its Pre-K-12 Summit, which is a great way to get students excited about the landscape architecture profession and learn how they can make a positive impact on our world as designers!
Thanks to ASLA’s dedicated members and proud sponsors, ASLA's first PreK-12 Summit, Dream Big with Design, A Showcase of Landscape Architecture, will be offered at no cost! Sign up for more details at bit.ly/3vLAHWJ.
Help spread the word to your PreK-12 educator networks! Simply copy the short message above, add our logo, email or post on social media, and tag @NationalASLA #ASLACareerDiscovery. Please direct questions to Lisa J. Jennings, Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity at email@example.com.
Call for Entries Opened for Built, Fast!
Back by popular demand for Fall 2021, registration and the call for entries is now open for the 5th Annual Built, Fast! virtual session, hosted jointly by SCASLA and AIA Charleston. The event will take place on October 26, and open with an on-screen happy hour followed by presentations.
Entries are due September 30 and slides are due by October 22 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.