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Stephanie Landregan elected Vice President of CLARB

November 22, 2011 in Uncategorized by admin

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (UNITED STATES) – October 17, 2011 – Stephanie Landregan has been elected as Vice President of the 2011-2012 Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

Landregan has held various leadership positions with CLARB since 2006, serving as the CLARB Region V Director (2007-2009) and Region V Alternate Director (2006-2007) as well as the CLARB Communications Committee Chairperson (2007-2009). Landregan has also served as a CLARB exam grader (2010) and as a member of the CLARB Nominations Committee (2005) and the CLARB Reciprocity Committee (2003-2004).

Closer to home, Landregan has served on the California Landscape Architects Technical Committee as Board Chair (2005 and 2010); Vice Chair (2003 and 2004); Board Member (2001-Present); and as a member of the Sunset Review Committee (2006-Present). She has also served the ASLA Southern California Chapter as its President (2002-2003), Secretary (1999-2001), Trustee (2005-2008) and Liaison to Students (1997-1999). She has worked as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Glendale, California since 2009 (her term expires in 2013). She is a founding board member of the Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation. Since 2008 she has been the Secretary of Volunteers Organized in Concern for the Environment (VOICE). Since 2009, she has been the Chairperson of both the Glendale Historic Preservation Commission and the City of LA Low Impact Development Guidelines Joint AIA and ASLA Committee.

Landregan earned a Landscape Architecture Certificate from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Program in 1993. She also holds a BA in 3-Dimensional Art from the University of Kentucky and she completed the Masters Studies, Technical/Vocational Education program at the University of New Mexico. She is currently licensed in California.

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Watershape Design Event, November 12th, Anaheim

November 21, 2011 in Uncategorized by admin

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Upcoming Classes

October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized by admin

 

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Landscape Design Business – $20,000

August 21, 2011 in Uncategorized by admin

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Book Recommendation

May 16, 2011 in Uncategorized by admin

Elmer Avenue Landscape Architect Guy Stivers is passionate about sustainable design. While discussing the design of Elmer Avenue on the Alumni Connection’s tour of this site, Guy recommended those interested in sustainably to study Forestry, especially Urban Forestry. He recommended as a fundamental text, Up From Roots by James Urban.

 

I’ve bought the book and I’ve found it to be a marvelous combination of theory and practical instruction. I was told by a colleague that this is a text for the Arborist certification program.

http://amzn.com/B001F93W64

Happy Reading,

Blake

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Elmer Avenue Tour

May 15, 2011 in Uncategorized by admin

The Alumni Connection sponsored a tour of the breakthrough Elmer Avenue project in Sun Valley. This project solves sever flooding problems with infiltration, swales, native plantings and rain barrels. A presentation by alumni Blake Whittington and project Landscape Architect Guy Stivers was followed by a tour of the street led by Guy. about fifteen alumni and other interested community members met at the LEED Gold Sun Valley Library for this event. Edward Belden, project manager for the Watershed Council, was also on hand to answer questions.

 

Presentation at the Sun Valley Library Community Room

 

A redesigned front lawn showcases sustainable design.

 

A rain barrel capture water for future use and the overflow fees a swale.

 

Guy Stivers discussing infiltration design.
Redesigned front yard and driveway use permeable pavement and native plants to infiltrate water and reduce residential water use.