2015 VAASLA Fall Conference


Friday September 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM EDT
Saturday September 19, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT

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Virginia Tech Cowgill Hall
1325 Perry St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Virginia Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects

Our Fall Conference will focus on facilitating change in the designed environment by providing local educational field trips, a campus sketch crawl, and presentations on current campus and municipal planning strategies and therapeutic concepts for park and facility planning.  We will investigate how the preparation of a master plan can facilitate change over an extended period. 

The VA ASLA 2015 Professional and Student Awards Banquet will wrap up our conference Saturday night. All events will be held on the Virginia Tech campus.  Look for conference details soon.  We look forward to seeing you in Blacksburg September 18-19.  

Advance registration is required for all events. Click here to register online. Early Bird registration rates are available until August 22nd.

Events and Fees:

The Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech Student Portfolio Review : This event is for current Virginia Tech Students.

(1:00pm-4:00pm) - All Tours Meet at Collegiate Square Studio, 400 Turner Street NW, Suite 200 at 12:45
Friday Campus Crawling while Drawing with Richard Alomar (3 LACES contact hours):
This event is free to all, but registration is required. Campus Crawling with urban sketcher Richard Alomar and fellow sketching enthusiasts. Attendees have the option to purchase an 8.25” x 5” - Moleskine Japanese Album sketchbook for $20 onsite. 

$40 members, $60 non-members

  • “A Quintessential Appalachian Landscape: Exploring Glen Alton” with Dale Huff - (3 LACES contact hours)
  • “Where Town and Government Meet: Creative Partnerships for Downtown Placemaking” with Kinsey O’Shea (2 LACES contact hours)
  • “Tour of Sustainable Landscape Initiatives at Virginia Tech” with Matthew Gart (2 LACES contact hours)

Friday Evening Reception:  
This event is free to all, but registration is required. Sketchbooks from earlier in the day will be on display.

Friday Evening Lecture:
"And the Pursuit of Happiness:  Community + Craft + Nature" with Peter O'Shea, FASLA - (1 LACES contact hour)

Saturday Exhibit Hall: Visit throughout the day with key supporters of the Landscape Architect profession.

Saturday Education Sessions: Early Bird Rate: $105 members, $115 non-members, $25 students / Regular Rate: $125 members, $135 non-members, $45 students. Includes five education sessions, continental breakfast, beverage breaks, and lunch.

  • 8:50am -  10:05am: ”Trends in Campus Master Planning” with Buddy Hall
  • 10:25am - 11:40am: “Intentional Design of the Physical Campus” with Jason Soileau
  • 12:55pm - 2:10pm: “The Benefits of Nature – Are we becoming an indoor culture?” with Jack Carmen
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm: “Integrating Outdoor Recreation into Health Community Design” with Jennifer Wampler and Janit Llewellyn-Allen
  • 3:50pm - 5:05pm: “Managing Stormwater Through Environmental Site Design” with Scott Crafton and Dean Bork

(6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Saturday Virginia ASLA Awards Reception and Banquet:
$60 members, $75 non-members, $40 students. Includes admittance to pre-reception, awards program, and dinner. Join your colleagues for an evening celebrating great Virginia Landscape Architecture.

LACES CEUs have been approved for this conference.  Each of the Saturday Education sessions has been approved for one (1) LACES contact hour.  The Friday sessions are listed here:

  • Sketch Blacksburg:  3 Hours Approved
  • Exploring Glen Alton:  3 Hours Approved
  • Downtown Placemaking:  2 Hours Approved
  • Sustainable Landscape Initiatives:  2 Hours Approved
  • And the Pursuit of Happiness:  1 Hour Approved


Parking information and maps will be available soon.

Contact the VA-ASLA office at (804) 523-2901 or admin@vaasla.org

Click Here to Register for the Fall Conference 
*Conference Early Bird registration until August 22nd!