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 gina.bonsignore@comcast.net.

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.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today is Landscape Architecture Awareness day!

Come to Spring Lake today to see what a floating island can do to clean up a lake.

And also check out what is happening around the country today here.

Happy LA day!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 29

On The Ground: Light Imprint vs. Low Impact

with Tom Low, AIA, AICP, CNU and John Norquist, CNU

Tuesday, March 29

8:00 Coffee Reception
8:30 Lecture (FREE)
10:00—5:00 Workshop*

*Please RSVP to:NU.Minnesota@gmail.com to attend the workshop. A $50 donation to CNU is requested to attend the workshop. ($15 Student Rate)

Boxed lunches (cost = $10.00) may be ordered in advance or you may bring your own lunch to this event. Please indicate when you RSVP if you would like to order a box lunch (first come, first serve).

Jerome Hill Theater
180 5th St E Ste 160
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Click here for directions and parking / Click here for Google Maps / Click here for public transportation info


Although Low Impact Development is ingrained in many regulations to solve stormwater problems, it can lead to unintended consequences; deep setbacks, one-size-fits-all stormwater requirements, and expensive gold plated standards.

Light Imprint is a system for integrating green stormwater management infrastructure into compact, walkable places at an affordable cost. It is a system that considers context along the urban to rural transect. Debating the differences, and understanding the similarities, between Low Impact and Light Imprint can advance the overarching goal of creating an effective toolbox that benefits planning and development industry and the communities they serve.

After the free kickoff presentation by John Norquist, President of the Congress for the New Urbanism, this is a chance to work alongside project leaders as they learn about and apply the Light Imprint water management toolkit. The five projects chosen reflect urban transects at work in a range of locations: Lowertown (St Paul) - Westgate TOD(St Paul) - Ford Site (St Paul) - Kensington Park (Richfield) - Legacy at Woods Edge(Lino Lakes)

Tom Low, AIA, AICP CNU, is the director of town planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company in the Charlotte office. He is an expert on traditional neighborhood development and authored the Light Imprint Handbook: .www.lightimprint.org.

John Norquist, CNU, is the president and CEO of the Chicago-Based Congress for the New Urbanism and is the former mayor of Milwaukee.www.cnu.org.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Minneapolis Riverfront Design Winner!

TLS/KVA from MRDC on Vimeo.

TLS/KVA was announced the winner today in a press conference at Nicollet Island Pavillion.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


A great place to have conversations with fellow landscape architecture students as well as people in the field. Also a great resource for webinars, links and inspiration. Check it out!


The Next Generation of Parks- Minneapolis Riverfront

Four quite different visions of the Mississippi Riverfront.

Friday, January 21, 2011

ASLA sledding and socializing event

CANCELLED! (due to lack of snow.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011