Of Special Interest
BSLA offers educational programming about landscape architecture design, materials, and practices throughout the year. Most of these programs offer LA CES for those members who need continuing education units for registrations in other states. Both the Western MA and Maine Sections also offer programming. All programs are open to all members.
BSLA’s Emerging Professional Committee creates a special set of programs, geared to the newer professional. Always popular are their Studio Speed Tours. All members are welcomed at these events.
BSLA also partners with other groups such as Boston Society of Architects, Grow New England, Ecological Landscape Association, The Arnold Arboretum to offer programs to members as a courtesy or at reduced rates.
And BSLA supports other groups such as neighboring ASLA Chapters, Friends of Fairsted, University of Rhode Island with grants and/or with cross promotion.
Social and Networking Events – Tours, Parties, Soirees!
In 2015 BSLA led tours to New York City Parks and to historic properties in the Berkshires. There were social events at ABX, with BSA, and special groups attending a Celtics and Red Sox game. There was even a Patriot’s Viewing Party at ASLA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago! This year, Soirees will be offered – special evening topics focused on a special topic.
The Open House (fall) and Holiday Party (December) are always well attended and provide much opportunity to catch up on colleagues (and news). The Holiday Party also features the Annual Gingerscape Competition. The Open House for Fall 2016 will be held at Fairsted as part of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of National Park Service.
Landscape Architecture Conference & Xpo
April 11 was the first Conference & Xpo to Boston. This full day of learning will featured three concurrent tracks of information, a special luncheon, and a dozen exhibitors. BSLA members who spoke at ASLA 2015 and ABX 2015 offeedr an ‘Encore’ lecture for those who were unable to attend those events. The Conference is in collaboration with Victor Stanley, Inc.