• APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter

APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!


Two Conversations: APLDWA’s Annual Design Symposium

Two intriguing topics. Five fabulous speakers. Why choose? We couldn’t, so we gathered all of them together for a fun and informative day of discussion. Attend one or both sessions.

February 26, 2016
Friday, 8:30am-5pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
APLD, ASLA and WSNLA 2 CEUs for the first half of the day, 3 for the second half. 5 CEUs for the whole day.
Individual tracks: members: $75; non-members: $100;
Both tracks [Includes lunch]: members: $125; non-members: $150

Track 1: 9am-noon: focuses on the underlying patterns of behavior and form that shape our collective experience in the landscape.

Richard Hartlage will speak on Thin Places: Gardens That Move You. Thin Place is a term that is most surely Irish or Scottish; no derivation can be traced it is so old. Thin Places can be beautiful or austere, opulent or profane. These places transport us from the everyday to a profound sense of the magnitude of being in the present. Can gardens be Thin Places? Richard believes that with thoughtful collaboration and discipline they can. Not every project has this possibility, but those that do - offer the visitor a profound experience. Richard will talk about two significant projects that have changed his perceptions about making exceptional gardens with strong emotional impressions and what ingredients imbue a place with meaning.

Nature for Human Health and Wellness – the Sustainable and Sacred City is presented by Dr. Kathleen Wolf. This presentation will introduce the evolution of cities from strictly utilitarian to sustainable conditions. It will focus on an overview of the current evidence concerning the experiences of nearby nature and related human health and wellness, suggesting the emergence of a ‘civic sacred’ notion. Green space having certain design characteristics can offer temporary sanctuary, encourage reflection, provide solace, and engender peace and well being to counter the mental and physical fatigue of urban life. A practical expression of sacred in everyday life can help local planners and designers to build greater support for parks, gardens, and open spaces in their communities.

Track 2: 1-5pm: focuses on the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture, the symbiotic nature of these professions, and best practices for working together.

Paul Broadhurst, ASLA, will explore the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture with a focus on the concept of Genius Loci. The Ancient Greeks spoke of Genius Loci or the spirit of place. It defines the profound qualities which gives the perception of a place its character and identity. What makes a place memorable? What design elements create character and identity? By understanding the spirit of place, we learn how to enhance our environment. By applying this understanding to the connections that can occur between any building and nature, for it is at this margin, between built and un-built, where one has the best opportunity to shape peoples’ perception and pleasure in a place.

Regan McClellan, AIA, will speak to healing the division - the intersection between landscape and architecture. The focus of his discussion will be on the reciprocal relationship between the spatial qualities and order of architecture and its surrounding landscape. A recent residential project on Mercer Island will serve as a case study for this exploration of landscape and architecture and how the disciplines may best collaborate.

Susan Olmsted, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, will showcase approaches to place-making at the intersection of architecture, landscape, ecology, and culture. Her presentation will describe the philosophy and process of integrated design through the lens of several case study projects, from the ‘natural’ environment to the urban condition. These projects underscore the position that thoughtful relationships between landscape and architecture are not only a matter of design language, but also a requisite for living in a healthy, sustainable world.

Questions can be sent to Christie Coxley at ccoxley@comcast.net

Attend one or both sessions. Register here soon. We expect this to be a popular event; so don't delay in registering!

Registration

You will NOT be registered for this event unless you pay at PayPal AND register for the event.

This is a two-step process. To register for this event please make your payment via PayPal first, then you will be forwarded to our registration page.

Step One:

Track 1
Name of Attender
Richard Hartlage and Dr. Kathleen Wolf are featured speakers.
Track 2
Name of Attender
Regan McClellan, AIA; Susan Olmsted, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C and Paul Broadhurst, ASLA will be featured speakers.
Both Tracks - Includes Lunch
Name of Attender
All speakers and lunch.

Step Two:

After making payment you will be forwarded to our registration page. If the process is interrupted, after you complete you payment return to this page and click below.

Sponsor registration here.

Please note our refund policy as stated on http://www.apldwa.org/events-and-news: In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.


Dynascape and Vectorworks- A Two Vendor-Two Part Introduction and Training Bonanza!

Please join us March 9th for an introduction to two amazing landscape design software programs. Followed by an all-day training on March 10th to answer your more in-depth questions.

March 9th 6:00-9:00pm
March 10th 8:00am-6:00pm



  Dynascape


  Vectorworks

Location: Chan classroom- LHO Complex
(landscape horticulture office)
South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

APLD, WSNLA and ASLA CEUs pending.

March 9th introduction: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Drinks and light snacks served.)
$25 members, $50 non-members, student-members free
March 10th training: 8:00am-6:00pm (Continental breakfast and box lunch will be served.)
$125.00 members, non-members $175.00, student-members $100 (Same course is usually up to $250.00 elsewhere)
Attend both sessions and get a $25 discount!

A 30 day license of each software program will be provided for you to upload upon registration. Be sure to have it installed and working properly on your laptop before the session begins.

If you are a current user of either product and want to come and learn how to finesse aspects of the program in greater detail, please record your questions on the registration page so that we can forward them to the appropriate speaker.

Part One: Is an introduction to and comparison of Dynascape and Vectorworks.
Part Two: Is an all-day training on either product of your choice.

  • For those attending the Dynascape training:

      Instructor: Joe Salemi
    We will follow a workflow based format from how to setup a drawing with a paper space and scale to the final drawing. It will get the beginners going and help those that have used the software for many years see a new take on how a seasoned user utilizes the application on a daily basis. We will also address the questions collected ahead of time.

  • For those attending the Vectorworks training:

      Instructor: Eric Gilbey, PLA
    This class will focus on program fundamentals of the Vectorworks Landmark program’s specialized landscape design tools. The objective of the seminar is to give the participant a basic knowledge of the most important aspects of 2D and 3D drawing. To be included are: essential drawing techniques, principles of file organization for common drawing types, and creation of planting plans with automated plant lists. We will also address the questions collected ahead of time.

    Registration coming soon.

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    In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.

    From the Board

    Time to Renew your APLD Membership
    For the January to December cycle Click here to renew.

    Local Changes
    For the past couple of years our chapter has been able to provide additional benefits. Janine Anderson has been writing articles so we have fresh content on our website and monthly newsletters and two members have been sponsored to attend the International Design Conference. We need to tighten our financial belts so we not be sponsoring these in the coming year. Thank you Janine.

    As December draws to a close, so does my tenure as your board president. It has been my pleasure to serve in this important role and I will be continuing on the board as past-president and treasurer. Welcome to Christie Coxley as she steps into as board president.

    APLD Elevates the Profession of Landscape Design
    Get Ready for New Membership Categories in 2016
    Beginning with the 2016 renewal cycle, APLD is launching new membership categories. Read the brief descriptions to see what category best suits your level of education and experience in the field of landscape design. You will need to provide all the necessary documentations needed for your membership category.

    APLD Launches New Website
    As part of the initiative to create a more dynamic and relevant association for 21st century landscape design professionals, APLD has launched a new website that puts everything in one place in an updated and graphic format that is easy and intuitive to navigate. Check it out. And it’s super easy to add your CEUs. A list of 2015 events and CEUs they have earned will be posted here on our website soon.

    Visit us at Face Book to see photos of our events and what our active membership are up to.

    Other Events

    Cultivating Ownership Through Community-Based Design
    Seattle Pomegranate Center Training with Milenko Matanovic
    A 2-day introduction to the Pomegranate Approach for architects, planners and landscape design professionals. March 11-12, 2016, 9am-4pm
    Click here for more info.

    Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Oregon Chapter
    News & Events
    American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter
    Calendar
    Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
    Calendar
    Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
    Upcoming Events
    12,000 Rain Gardens
    Workshops


    Click here to notify us of an upcoming event, news, or member activity.


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    In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.

    From the Board

    Time to Renew your APLD Membership
    For the January to December cycle Click here to renew.

    Local Changes
    For the past couple of years our chapter has been able to provide additional benefits. Janine Anderson has been writing articles so we have fresh content on our website and monthly newsletters and two members have been sponsored to attend the International Design Conference. We need to tighten our financial belts so we not be sponsoring these in the coming year. Thank you Janine.

    As December draws to a close, so does my tenure as your board president. It has been my pleasure to serve in this important role and I will be continuing on the board as past-president and treasurer. Welcome to Christie Coxley as she steps into as board president.

    APLD Elevates the Profession of Landscape Design
    Get Ready for New Membership Categories in 2016
    Beginning with the 2016 renewal cycle, APLD is launching new membership categories. Read the brief descriptions to see what category best suits your level of education and experience in the field of landscape design. You will need to provide all the necessary documentations needed for your membership category.

    APLD Launches New Website
    As part of the initiative to create a more dynamic and relevant association for 21st century landscape design professionals, APLD has launched a new website that puts everything in one place in an updated and graphic format that is easy and intuitive to navigate. Check it out. And it’s super easy to add your CEUs. A list of 2015 events and CEUs they have earned will be posted here on our website soon.

    Visit us at Face Book to see photos of our events and what our active membership are up to.

    Other Events

    Cultivating Ownership Through Community-Based Design
    Seattle Pomegranate Center Training with Milenko Matanovic
    A 2-day introduction to the Pomegranate Approach for architects, planners and landscape design professionals. March 11-12, 2016, 9am-4pm
    Click here for more info.

    Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Oregon Chapter
    News & Events
    American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter
    Calendar
    Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
    Calendar
    Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
    Upcoming Events
    12,000 Rain Gardens
    Workshops


    Click here to notify us of an upcoming event, news, or member activity.