Friday, November 19, 2010

Peavey Plaza winner!

Tom Olslund and Associates have been announced as the winners of the Peavey Plaza competition. Read all about it here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

ASLA-MNsc ride route for Sunday!

Below is an interactive map of our route for Sunday. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Come join us for an afternoon of biking, followed by a visit to The Local to wet our whistle after a hearty ride!
We will be leaving Rapson Hall at noon and visiting Gold Medal park, Minnehaha Creek, The Chain of Lakes, Walker Sculpture Garden and Nicollet Mall.

Please come join us if you are free!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Students for Design Activism PARK(ing) Day

The Students for Design Activism are taking to the streets, or rather, parking stall Friday Sept. 17th to demonstrate how plants help protect our watersheds. Check them out at:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Landscape Summer BBQ!

Come on by this June 24th; MASLAs.c. is hosting our first summer BBQ/fundraiser at the residence of Gina Bonsignore (ASLA Minnesota) in St. Paul to send our Landscape Architecture students to LABash 2011 at Purdue University.

This is a family-friendly event with a $20 suggested donation. We're firing up the grill at 5:30, but come on by whenever you're getting hungry to show some support and enjoy some good ole Midwestern backyard fare.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MLA 1: Lake Sarita Master Plans

Lake Sarita is a small wetland at the south end of the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus. Historically neglected, Most of the original Lake Sarita was filled in and "temporary" student housing was built following the G.I. Bill in the 1950s and 60s. The project presented to the MLA 1 students was to re-design the space to incorporate improved hydrological properties as well as social and economic improvements into the awkward and oft-neglected space.

Giving Unity Its Due: Restoring the Wholeness of Lake Sarita

Lake Sarita: Living Research

Bridging the Divide – Integrating Ecology, Education, and Community into a more Sustainable Sarita

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MASLA has opened a competition for MLA's at the College of Design to create their invite for the 2010 Awards Banquet. A pretty cool comp if you ask me. The submissions are due by Fri Feb 26th, so get crackin'. For more info on the event check out the MASLA website. For the comp, I've attached a PDF of the details. Ready....go!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Portfolio Review

Next Thursday at Rapson Hall, professionals assembled with the help of the MASLA will be on-hand to give advice about what makes a good portfolio for our industry, and give crit/feedback for your work.

As part of our mission, MASLAs.c. is always working to get our students exposed to, and ultimately into the professional world, and this is one good way to do it.

Bring your portfolio materials (incomplete portfolios are totally welcome), and business cards; this should be a really informative event.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Beyond Green: The Willow Reserve Design Charrette

MASLA s.c. is partnering with Greenlight (sustainable architecture student group), GreenBiz (sustainable business student group), and Engineers Without Borders for an interdisciplinary look at a property near the Willow Reserve in St. Paul owned by SPARC (, a local community support/development organization.

Info: Jan 29th, 6pm-8pm and Jan 30th, 9am-5pm. Participants are asked to attend both days' activities. To RSVP and see the event schedule, follow the Greenlight link on the right-side of our blog.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Communicating Landscapes: Student work in LA 5301

Instructor: John Koepke

Kevin Clark

Derek Schilling

Emily Lowery

Tiffani Navratil

Mary Matze

Brit Salmela

Anna Lawrence

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Greenlight Sustainable SPARC Charrette

Rapson Hall Courtyard
Friday, January 29 from 6-8pm, and Saturday, January 30, from 9am-4pm.

The MASLA student chapter is partnering with Greenlight, Engineers without Borders (Local Initiatives), and GreenBiz to host a charrette for SPARC, a Community Development Corporation in St. Paul. SPARC hopes to plan a development with full-fledged environmental, social, architectural, and economic sustainability for their site in the north end of St. Paul. All students and professionals who have an interest in leveraging their knowledge and expertise into a a legitimate site plan, should plan on attending (looks great on resumes!). Snacks are provided Friday night, coffee and lunch will be provided Saturday. If you have questions, contact MASLAsc 1st-year representative Barett Steenrod ( or Vice President Prescott Morrill (

MASLA Brown Bag Talks to Begin January 25th.

MASLA and the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota will jointly be holding a series of monthly one hour "Brown Bag" sessions throughout the spring 2010 semester. The first three sessions to start at noon in room 225 and will run approximately 1.5 hours.

Monday, January 25th
Bob Close
Close Landscape Architecture+

Monday, February 8th
Tom Olsund
Oslund and Associates

Monday, February 15th
Don Ganje
City of Saint Paul