Friday, February 17, 2012

365/365 By Matthew Traucht

A new exhibit at Rapson Hall, UMN.  365/365 by Matthew Traucht.
Check it out-

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What IS the Next Generation of Parks?

What IS the Next Generation of Parks?
You, ASLA-MN member, surely have an opinion or two on the matter.
Building on the momentum of the Next Generation of Parks Lecture Series of the past two years, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Parks Foundation, and ASLA-MN are kicking off the new year in high gear.  We’re asking for your input to inspire and inform the future of the Minneapolis Park System this Thursday during the Third Thursday Urban Oasis event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Please join us in Studio 112 from 6:30-8:30 this Thursday, January 18th.
Who:  Engaged community members like youWhat:   Open House / Brainstorming Event on the Next Generation of ParksWhy:  Because landscape architects have so much to offer to this conversation!When:  January 18, 2011 6:30-8:30Where:  Minneapolis Institute of Arts Studio 112
More information about the Urban Oasis at MIA:
Pop-up stores, galleries, and even parks have begun to appear increasingly in public spaces since the start of the recent recession. The term "pop-up" suggests their temporary nature—here one day, gone the next. Pop-up shops have become a recognized part of the fashion industry, and seasonal retailers often use them as temporary sites for holiday goods, from Halloween costumes to Christmas trees. More recently, pop-up parks have begun to spring up, especially in urban spaces where they can offer a sense of respite for those looking to escape without leaving their environs.
During Minnesota's cold winter months, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will be host to a new pop-up park, which will transform the museum's cool, white lobby into a relaxing, tropical oasis with grass, palm trees, and other South Seas amenities.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Octoberfest October 5

The student chapter of the ASLA MN is inviting landscape architects and their families and friends to celebrate Oktoberfest with them in an effort to raise funds for next year's national ASLA conference! Please join us on October 5th to enjoy fine food and good friends and support the University of Minnesota's enthusiastic MLA candidates. We'll see you there!!

Please RSVP to Gina Bonsignore at 651.278.3071 or

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Student Competition List

  By competing in design contests student designers are given a chance to apply their knowledge and solve real-world design problems. We not only can sharpen these skills, but also prepare for a competitive workplace.  Here is a link to a list of competitions that are out there.