Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability launched the Low Impact Development Design Competition in April 2014. This was an opportunity for design firms to showcase their skills with Low Impact Development and the winning teams received $21,000 in awards.
Gena Wirth is the Design Principal at SCAPE. Trained in landscape architecture, urban planning, and horticulture, Gena draws from her interdisciplinary training to create ecologically rich and culturally relevant landscapes from the infrastructural scale to the site level. Gena managed SCAPE's winning Rebuild By Design proposal, Living Breakwaters, a climate change resiliency strategy for the South Shore of Staten Island. Developed in tandem with an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, marine biologists, and educators, the project was selected for 60M of implementation funding by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the spring of 2014.
Gena holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Delaware.
The 2015 TNASLA Annual State Conference will be held on October 15th and 16th in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference will offer the opportunity to earn up to 9 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Make sure to register before September 4th to save $50! Click on the heading above to register online.
Congratulations David Baker and Isobel Ritch RLA, LEED AP, BD+C! They have been presented The Outstanding Planning Award by the Tennessee chapter of the American Planning Association for their work on the the Loosahatchie Greenway Trail Master Plan.
As Nashville’s urban core becomes denser, commercial real estate developers, landscape architects, architects and urban planners will need to work together to come up with solutions that carefully utilize space while paying attention to paving surfaces, streetscapes, planting, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and stormwater design.
Please join the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability & partners for the
Memphis-Shelby County Low Impact Development Design Competition Final Jury & Awards Ceremony
There will be light refreshments and a reception where the work of the 11 Low Impact Development (LID) teams will be on display. The jury panel and guests will hear a “lightening presentation” pecha kucha style from the top three LID teams. The evening will close with a presentation of $15,000 to the winning team, $5,000 to the second, and $1,000 to the third. Finalists are:
Sam Rogers, RLA, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is one of the 32 outstanding Landscape Architects to be elevated to the Council of Fellows.
The TNASLA Chapter is proud to announce that Sam Rogers was selected as a Fellow of ASLA for 2014. “Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service.” – ASLA The TNASLA Executive Committee nominated Sam for his Service, over the past four decades, through education, practice, and advocacy/volunteer initiatives. “Through his 30 years at UT Knoxville, he has established an accredited professional landscape architecture program, a shared effort that resulted in full LAAB recognition in 2012. Throughout his career he has been a practitioner and educator who softened the lines between academia, practice, and pro bono service. Sam’s BS in Agronomy and Soil Science is from the University of Tennessee and MLA from University of Georgia, Athens.” Sam along with the other 31 class of new fellows for 2014 will be recognized at the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, November 21-24 in Denver. Congratulations Sam Rogers!
To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.are
Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability launched their LID Competition during a two-day LID Conference March 6-7, 2014. Teams will focus on one site: a new development for senior living on property owned by United Housing Inc., a 501(c)3. Registration closes April 11, submittals are due July 18,and the final event is September 5. The winning team receives $15,000. For more information visit: http://www.sustainableshelby.com/LID