2014 Summer Picnic Photos

July 27, 2014 in Events by Patricia Jennex

Photos from Alumni Connection 2014 Summer Picnic


2014 Annual Picnic and Membership Drive July 27

July 18, 2014 in Events by Patricia Jennex

The Landscape Architecture Alumni Connection at UCLA Extension invites you to join us for fun, food, and socializing at the 2nd Annual Alumni Connection Picnic
Sunday, July 27, 2014  from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Carlson Park — Braddock Dr and Motor Ave, Culver City

The picnic is open to everyone, but primarily serves as our annual membership drive. Alumni Connection dues are to be paid annually by July 31st. If you are unable to attend, but would like to renew, please do so via EventBrite (see below).

–Food by Tender Greens and Sorrento Italian Market
–Beverages, snacks and desert
–Silent Auction will include gift cards to local nurseries, books, several packs of tickets to CEU seminars at the annual Landscape Expo (value $150 each), as well as some surprises…

Hope to see you at the picnic!

RSVP, buy a ticket and/or renew/join at:

$5  Alumni Connection members (+ annual dues)*
$10  Non-Members by July 26 ($15 at the event)
$10  Member Guests

* Membership is open to all UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program graduates, instructors, current students, and friends/family of Full Members. Annual dues range from $10-$40 depending upon the member category. Membership questions? Contact:  jackiecurry@roadrunner.com

Please RSVP by July 26 so we have a good count for ordering food.

Hope to see you at the picnic!

picnic flier 2014


P.S.  Stay tuned for our exciting Pecha Kucha night on September 19!

ASLA So Cal Chapter Event – Building/Rebuilding Civic Space in Orange County ~ August 9, 2014

July 18, 2014 in Events by Patricia Jennex

Event Date and Times:

August 9 2014
1:00 – 3:00pm – Newport Beach Civic Center Park Tour
3:30 – 5:30pm – Building/Rebuilding Public Space in Orange County

Newport Beach Civic Center Park Tour

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

The tour will be led by Adam Greenspan, partner at PWP
Landscape Architecture and landscape contractor with Park
West Companies, Marty McPhee.
The new Civic Center and Park, centrally located on a 16-acre
site within Newport Beach and adjacent to the heavily visited
Central Library, are conceived as the new civic heart of the
community—spaces for governmental and social activities
that are both symbolic and functional.
Sustainable practices include on-site storm-water treatment
with extensive swales and retention basins integrated into
planting. The approach to planting design uses planted
systems specifically acclimated to the site to create meaningful
and exciting living settings for both human and nonhuman
visitors. A variety of scale garden landscapes were developed
with native plant communities as well as heritage plant
material and drought tolerant ornamental species. Additional
criteria of LEED and the Sustainable Sites Initiative, too.

Building/Rebuilding Public Space in Orange County

Muldoon’s Irish Pub, “The Celtic Bar”(private room)
202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(Light appetizers and Libations will be served)

An accomplished panel will discuss the complexities of building and rebuilding public space in Orange County and beyond. What is the role of the landscape architect in shaping public spaces today? How is landscape architecture morphing in response to cultural and socio-economic shifts? What are the current methods of conceiving public spaces – as product and process – from the public and private sector perspectives? And finally, is there a disconnect between the designer’s intention versus a user’s experience, and how might we recognize and negotiate it?


Click here for flier and more details: Rebuilding_OC_071214_r1