Join APA for Planning Trivia Night!
6:00 PM18:00

Join APA for Planning Trivia Night!


What to expect:

Enjoy a planning-oriented trivia night and happy hour hosted by APA LA Metro New Orleans Section. 

In the spirit of the giving season, Metro APA will donate a canned good to Second Harvest Food Bank for every participant in this event!

When:   Monday, November 13th. 6:00 to 8:00PM
Where: Bayou Beer Garden
             326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
             New Orleans, LA

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NOAF 2nd Annual Fall Home Tour
10:00 AM10:00

NOAF 2nd Annual Fall Home Tour

Please join New Orleans Architecture Foundation on Saturday, October 21st for a self-guided tour of eight stunning Uptown / University area homes, where you will learn about the history and architectural significance of each. 

Ticket price provides entrance to 8 private homes and can be purchased in advance at or the day of the tour at Café Luna at 802 Nashville Avenue.

Friends of NOAF: $20 each
In Advance: $25 each
On the Day of the Tour: $30 each

Tickets will be available soon!

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Urban Sketchers Symposium - Chicago
to Jul 29

Urban Sketchers Symposium - Chicago

The International Urban Sketchers Symposium is dedicated to fostering and celebrating the practice of on-location sketching in the host city. The event offers valuable field-sketching instruction and opportunities for participants to network and socialize. Following our spirit of “sharing the world, one drawing at a time,” we aim to bring the Symposium to new cities and countries every year.

***This is not an ASLA or LCASLA sponsored event. It does not count towards CEU credits. It is simply an event we believe members might be interested in.***

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17th Annual Tree School
8:00 AM08:00

17th Annual Tree School

Please Join Us For the 17th Annual Tree School

A free, comprehensive, accredited one day seminar on all aspects of urban arboriculture.

Distinguished Speakers: 

James Urban: Urban Trees + Soils, Annapolis, Maryland

Kim Coder, Ph.D.: Professor of Tree Biology and Health Care / Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources / University of Georgia

Skip Kincaid: Director of Urban Forestry for Hansen’s Tree / Service & Environmental Wood Resources, O’Fallon, Missouri

Accredited • Lunch Provided • Free & Open to the Public

Attendance is limited - Sign up Today! Registration is required, please register by April 19th.

CEUs for Licensed Arborists, Landscape Architects, Residential Contractors and Architects

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What's Out There Weekend
to Apr 2

What's Out There Weekend

The Cultural Landscape Foundation will be hosting their What’s Out There Weekend New Orleans April 01-02, 2017 with tours of the city’s most significant landscapes. The TCLF interactive guide can be accessed at the link below.

New Orleans’ cityscape includes parks, historic districts, university campuses, planned communities, and greenways- spanning the colonial era all the way up to the Postmodernist, and making it one of the nation's most popular destinations. Building upon the documentation gathered for the New Orleans Guidebook and Cultural Landscapes Guide, this What's Out There Weekend will take place during the first weekend of April and provide an opportunity for free tours of the city's most significant landscapes. Tours will include the Vieux Carré Historic District, Washington Square Park, City Park, Longue Vue Gardens, and Piazza d'Italia, among many others, and are led by experts in the landscape architecture and history fields.  

For much more information about the landscape legacy of New Orleans, check out TCLF's interactive, online What's Out There New Orleans Guide, which includes historical narratives, landscape descriptions, and important biographies. 

If you are interested in volunteering for the weekend, please contact Justin Lemoine at for more information.

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William Bartram's Louisiana Trail Conference
to Mar 26

William Bartram's Louisiana Trail Conference

Hosted by Friends of Hilltop Arboretum. In partnership with the Bartram Trail Conference/

In celebration of the City of Baton Rouge’s Bicentennial Anniversary, the William Bartram’s Louisiana Trail Conference will take us back to 18th Century Louisiana where we’ll learn about the history and natural world of West Florida as well as Bartram’s contributions to art and literature.

Register and Pay:

Click here to register (Deadline MARCH 8, 2017)

Questions call 225-767-6916 or email

Attendance Options:

  • All events: includes Friday Reception, Saturday Conference & Banquet, Sunday Stroll/Brunch & Tours – $175.00 (USD)
  • Friday Reception, Saturday Conference & Banquet (excludes Sunday events) – $135.00 (USD)
  • Friday Reception & Saturday Conference only – $100.00 (USD)
  • Sunday Tree Stroll/Brunch & New Roads Tour only – $45.00 (USD)
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2017 Annual Awards Banquet
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Annual Awards Banquet


It is that time of the year again to mark your calendars and plan to attend the LCASLA 2017 Awards Banquet and Social.

The event will begin with a pre-banquet social from 5:30-6:30pm with wine, beer, and light Hors d’oeuvres, with dinner beginning at 6:30pm. The presentation of awards will follow dinner.  

This year we will not be notifying award winners prior to the banquet in order to build excitement and anticipation for the event.

The chapter would like to graciously thank Hilltop Arboretum for allowing us to hold our banquet at their facility for the second year! The cost for the evening will be $30 per person. Please click below to register for the event. We hope to see you there!

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ASCE T&DI UNO Sustainable Infrastructure Seminar
5:00 PM17:00

ASCE T&DI UNO Sustainable Infrastructure Seminar

ASCE T&DI UNO Sustainable Infrastructure Seminar

Rating Systems for Public Improvement Projects - Envision


Nov. 16, 2016; 5:00-8:00 PM
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UNO Engineering Building #12
Founders Avenue
Room EN-101 Lecture Hall

See map with Registration Form
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ASCE T&DI has scheduled this last-of-the-year seminar just before the busy Holiday Season.  So this is a second reminder to please join T&DI at the UNO Engineering Building #12 Auditorium/Lecture Hall for an informative seminar on Sustainable Rating Systems for Public Improvement Projects. The Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) collaborated with the Harvard School of Design to develop the Envision system, which provides guidance on sustainable best practices. Through this seminar, we will differentiate the leading rating systems (e.g., STARS, Greenroads, INVEST, LEED ND, and Envision).  We will present the basics of Envision and will use Envision on a real project.

Our two speakers for this important presentation are:

Derek Chisholm, AICP, ENV SP, LEED GA; AECOM, New Orleans; and,

Malay Ghose Hajra, Ph.D., P.E. UNO Assistant Professor

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Register Now!

Click here for mail in Registration Form

If you have any questions contact us below.


Dan Aucutt

ASCE T&DI La. Chapter


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"Garden Design for Living" Symposium
9:00 AM09:00

"Garden Design for Living" Symposium


"Garden Design for Living" Symposium
Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103)

The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is hosting a symposium, "Garden Design for Living," held in conjunction with The Cultural Landscape Foundation's traveling exhibition, The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden, on display in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery through December 9, 2016.

Symposium events include a keynote address from Eric Groft, principal of Oehme, van Sweden, followed by alumni practitioner presentations and a tour of The New American Garden exhibition. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

The symposium and exhibition are free and open to the public. Attendees of the conference may claim six hours of continuing education credits for landscape architects.

RSVP to Catherine Allin at or 225-578-1434.

Click here for more information about the symposium.

Click here for more information about the exhibition.

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to Oct 24

2016 ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

The 2016 Annual ASLA Meeting and EXPO will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana!

We are very excited to be the host chapter and can't wait to bring you the best event in years (in probably ever if we're being completely honest)! 

Check out the full weekend schedule.

Letter from our President, Chad Danos:


As landscape architects, we create spaces that have soul. We intuitively understand the unique characteristics that reflect the cultural heritage and natural features that define a site within its context.

Landscape architects also take those characteristics and synthesize what is distinctive to underscore and amplify what makes a place special. Our designs are influenced by place, and place is influenced by design.

Rich in history as a “melting pot” of French, Spanish, Creole, African, Irish, German, and Italian heritage, New Orleans embodies a culture like no other. Known for its laissez-faire attitude (French for “Let (people) do (as they choose),” New Orleans is well known for its hospitality, food, and revelry.

This distinctive way of life takes place in a dynamic ecological zone at the intersection of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, offering an exceptional marriage of culture and place.

Be sure to be part of this extraordinary event. Take advantage of 120 education sessions, 15 field sessions, four workshops, and two general sessions. Explore the profession’s largest EXPO, showcasing innovation, beautiful design, and environmental responsibility. Share ideas, best practices, and some fun with your fellow professionals.

And celebrate the place and the people that are New Orleans.

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The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden
to Dec 9

The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden

The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden, a photographic landscape architecture exhibition that chronicles the careers and influence of Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden, October 19–December 9, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

includes 52 contemporary and newly commissioned photographs of important residential, civic, and commercial projects.

Oehme & van Sweden revolutionized the field of landscape architecture with their New American Garden typology, one centered on the use of broad and lush sweeps of grasses and perennials and rich contrasts of textures rather than the neatly clipped lawn-based landscapes that characterized postwar American design.

Significant public examples in Washington, D.C., include their breakthrough project, the Federal Reserve Board Garden, along with the National World War II Memorial, U.S. National Arboretum, the German-American Friendship Garden, Reagan National Airport, the Department of State International Chancery Center, the planting design for Pershing Park (the park is designed by M. Paul Friedberg), a complex of Capitol Hill town homes, and others.

Visit for more information about the traveling exhibition. Visit for LSU Student Union Art Gallery hours and directions.

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to Apr 15

Central States ASLA Annual Convention

ASLA Central States Conference in Little Rock, AR scheduled for April 13-15.  

Currently the conference contains up to 14 Continuing Education hours available that are LA CES approved for Health, Safety, Welfare credits.

The Early Bird Registration ends next week on February 21st and has a significant savings.

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6:30 PM18:30

Viewing Party @ LPB

The Louisiana Chapter is hosting a Viewing Party! Whaaa! 

Join us at LPB Studios to watch 10 Parks That Changed America! After the show we're going to lead a lively discussion about the places that have changed the way we live, work, an play! Landscape Architecture has a huge impact on how we view the world.

AND! There will be refreshments and door prizes! It's a free event, but space in the studio will be limited. Please rsvp by calling (225) 767-4276 or email

We can't wait to see you there!

Get even more details on the Facebook Event's Page and Invite your friends!

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to Apr 30

National Landscape Architecture Month


Follow the conversation over on our facebook page, instagram, and twitter, to see whats happening in your area!

Download your new "This is Landscape Architecture" Card by clicking here, or clicking the image below! We are especially interested in your favorite LA designed places around New Orleans, in anticipation of the annual meeting! Let's get to tagging!

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