Speaker Event “Lighting Design Considering the Impacts of Light Pollution”

September 13, 2015 in Education, Events

Yvonne3Illumination Engineering Society of Orange County presents “Lighting Design Considering the Impacts of Light Pollution”

on Wednesday September 23rd

featured speaker Yvonne English (’08), PLA, ASLA, IES, LEED AP.

Mitigating the negative effects of excessive light in our environment is critical to human health and impacts on other species, sustainable energy and water quality. This presentation looks at how Landscape Architects, Landscape Designers and Lighting Designers can alter light pollution crises, creating a beneficially lit environment.

Yvonne English, UCLA Landscape Architecture Alumni, licensed Landscape Architect, Landscape Contractor, and LEED AP, is the founding principle of Legends Design Studio. Her multiple roles grant her hands on experience in all facets of landscape design project development, including preliminary design, site planning, planting, irrigation, lighting and water feature design, construction drawing specifications, construction support, and LEED sensitive design.

In 1995, Yvonne began training as a lighting designer with Bill Lochlin, the founder of Nightscaping. Her abilities expanded as she attended several workshops presented by Janet Moyer, the renowned expert of landscape lighting. Yvonne never forgot the knowledge gained from Janet’s wisdom and attended Janet’s 5-day professional Landscape Lighting Institute in New York. Her construction company, Legends in Landscape, has designed and installing lighting systems for the last 20 years.

AGENDA

6:00 to 6:30 pm Social Hour and Manufacturer Table Tops

6:30 to 8:30 pm Dinner Buffet Served

7:00 to 8:00 pm Speaker

8:00 to 8:30 pm Networking

lightEvent takes place Wednesday September 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at:

Dave and Busters

Irvine Spectrum Center

71 Spectrum Center Driver #960, Irvine, CA  92618

Cost: $25

Register at: http://iesorange.org/

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ASLA webinar for CLCA Members, May 15 noon to 1:00

May 14, 2014 in Events

Subject: Specifications

* Understand Specification organization and formats used

* Review of Specification technical sections and writing language

* Learn about Specification resources and references available

 

Lead by:

Jeff R Chamlee, PLA, ASLA 

Director of Production, Architerra Design Group

Mr. Chamlee has over thirty-five years of experience in a diverse array of commercial, public, and private development projects. He currently provides direction and quality control for the development and completion of all construction documents within the firm. He also is a part-time instructor at UCLA Extension, where he teaches various landscape construction sequence classes.

 

Cost:

Free for ASLA members, but must register here.

$10 for ASLA non-members, who may register here.

 

You may also RSVP by calling Vicki Phillipy at 714-838-3615 or by emailing her at

vphillipy@socal-asla.org. 

 

Participants will receive webinar information upon registration

Alumni in the News: July 18 2013

July 18, 2013 in Alumni in the News

Alumni Paul Comstock recognized as a 2013 ASLA Fellow

Class of ’89 Alumni Paul Comstock will be recognized as a 2013 ASLA Fellow at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, November 15-18 in Boston. He is the second UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program Alumni to become a FASLA.

From ASLA 2013 Fellow Profiles:

Paul K. Comstock received his nomination, for Knowledge, from the Southern California Chapter. Over three decades he has practiced with an emphasis on themed environments and residences, including a stint as a Disney Imagineer. His research and collaborative spirit have influenced nurseries and growers around the world to expand their plant palettes, giving landscape architects the opportunity to incorporate forgotten or overlooked materials into their designs. His work balances independent research, sharing information with peers, and mentoring landscape architecture graduates. His seed exchange efforts and research on local practices have taken him to 80 countries—research that allows him to create a global range of environments and has propagated millions of plants for use throughout the U.S. He received his Landscape Architecture certificate from UCLA.

Please join us in recognizing this amazing Alumni for all his accomplishments!

Visit Paul Comstock’s website and portfolio here.

Alumni in the News: July 12-14 2013

July 18, 2013 in Alumni in the News

July 12-14  National ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architecture) convened several national summits on important national issues affecting the profession of Landscape Architecture.  In their first Diversity Summit to discuss the obstacles to specifically Latino and African American’s in landscape architecture,12 emerging professionals from across the nation were chosen to attend.  From Southern California were two of UCLA Extension’s alumni, Tammy Martin and Jessica Centeno, (2012). A white paper and a strategic action plan will be developed to address increasing the awareness and the number of Latinos and African Americans in our profession.

ASLA also convened a Communication Summit where alumni  Martin Schwanauer ’07, was sent by the Southern California Chapter of ASLA to represent the Chapter. At the Communication Summit, ways to increase membership, diversity and awareness of the Landscape Architecture profession are shared and taught to representatives from all 54 chapter representatives.

And at the concurrent Advocacy Summit, Program Director Stephanie Landregan, an alumni  (’93) of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program , was the representative for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), where she is the President-Elect. The Advocacy Summit discusses current national, regional and local legislative threats and issues and provides information and strategic tactics to chapters for use in their Government Affairs efforts.