Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery Visit

By: Carl Vogt

Students visited the Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery on Friday, the 26th of September. The Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery specializes in native species, xeric species and fruit trees. Ross Shrigley gave the tour. Some of the topics covered were how to "spec" a tree for a planting plan, b&b (balled and burlapped) vs. container planted trees, plant propagation and the Nursery's Integrated Pest Management program.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

ASLA Fall Social at the Denver Botanic Gardens

A group of students from CSU were invited to the ASLA Fall Social at the Denver Botanic Gardens on September 11, 2014. Simultaneously there was an exquisite Chihuly glass sculpture exhibit throughout the gardens. It was a great night for networking, fabulous installations and incredible landscapes. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Design Workshop's Visit to CSU

The considerate and balanced approach of Design Workshop, Inc. was evident in the talk Aspen office colleagues Mike Tunte and Jay Courtney gave to landscape architecture students on September 12th at Colorado State University. Discussing projects as far away as China and as close as Denver, the team focused on urban design work. One important lesson: set a framework for things to take place in an urban environment. If you try to control every aspect of urban typologies, you’ll wipe out the life blood of the city.

Design Workshop’s framework for design balances the environment, economics, art, and the community, and the success of their framework resounds in places of true value. Students admired the ideas and graphics as the two went through the process of their projects. When collaborating with other firms or government agencies, Tunte offered some more advice: fight for your idea!

The Aspen office is offering a winter break internship – check out the Design Workshop website (www.designworkshop.com) to learn more.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Events for 2012 - 2013

September 21st: Park(ing) Day
November 8th: S.T.E.M. night at Shepardson Elementary
December 6th: Mined Landscape photography exhibit
April 9th: Laurie Olin (Laurie Olin Workshop at 9am)
April 10th: Christine Reed
April 11th: James Lord
April 12th: Walter Hood
April 18th/19th: Bradley Cantrell

Events For 2010 - 2011

15 October - Site visit, DBG Children's Garden with Robyn Bartling of Mundus Bishop
29 October - Office visit, Mundus Bishop
5 November - Office visit, R Design and Civitas
12 November - Office visit, Wenk Associates
19 November - Design and illustration workshop with Neil Emick of Wenk Associates
3 December - Office visit, DTJ Design
26 January - Portfolio review workshop with Kelly Spokus, 3:00-6:00
27 January - Design works by R Design, Ransom Beegles presenting
4 February - Open House, student work exhibition and gathering, 1-8PM
25 March - Daniel Tal, Sketchup Workshop, 9am - 4pm, NESB Visualization Lab.

Events for 2009 - 2010

January 29:Firm Visit, Norris Design
February 5: Guest Speaker, Scott Anderson (CSU Alum) of RNL. 12:00, B115 Natural and Environmental Sciences Builing.
February 18: Scott Streeb (CSU Alum) and Tim Kirby (CSU Alum) of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates presenting in Room B115 Natural and Environmental Sciences Building. The lecture will begin at 6:00.
February 22: T-Shirt Design Competition Deadline

February 26: Jana McKenzie, Principal & Vice President of Design + Planning at AECOM in Fort Collins, 1:00 in the NESB lecture room.
March 5: Design Concepts office visit.
March 12: Office tours, LandWorks and StudioInsite.
April 2: National Park Service Office Visit.
April 9: DTJ Design office visit.
April 23: Wenk Associates Office Visit

Friday, September 5, 2014

New SCASLA Blog!

This is the new blog for the Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects at Colorado State University. Stay tuned for news about SCASLA, upcoming events, and new happenings in the world of Landscape Architecture.