2017 West TNASLA Holiday Party
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

2017 West TNASLA Holiday Party

After receiving positive feedback about last year’s event, we’ve decided to abide by the “if it ain’t broke” policy. This year’s Holiday Party will again be held on the covered and heated patio of Loflin Yard. Of course, food, drink, and probably entertainment will be provided.

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West TN: UrbanArt Commission Lunch & Learn
Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

West TN: UrbanArt Commission Lunch & Learn

Part 2 of our public art series will be held at the UrbanArt Commission’s new office! Executive Director Lauren Kennedy and her team will tell us about what they are doing to facilitate the creation of "meaningful public art that transforms spaces and environments across Memphis." This should be a great opportunity to learn how we, as place-makers, can collaborate with other organizations and artists to create a more vibrant community.

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West TN: Youngblood Studio Tour
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

West TN: Youngblood Studio Tour

Join us on a tour of the art studio that created some of Memphis' iconic public art pieces, including the Overton Bike Arch, Broad Avenue Water Tower, Raised River, and many others. Sculptor and artist Tylur French will lead the tour and take us through the process of creating public art pieces from initial concept to design development and all the way through final fabrication and installation.

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West TN Section: Poligon
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

West TN Section: Poligon

Brad Fritz with Porter Corp, parent company of Poligon, will be discussing “the benefits of working with a specialty manufacturer to design, engineer, and fabricate open air steel structures”. This 60 minute session is LACES certified and worth 1 CEU hour. Thanks in advance to David Jones of Mid-South Recreation for his help in setting up this learning opportunity.

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Mar
24
12:30 PM12:30

West TN Section: MHA Landscape Center & Brussel's Bonsai Tour

Friday, March 24

12:30, Michael Hatcher & Associates

MHA Landscape Center and Brussel’s Bonsai Tour

               

Join us on a tour of Michael Hatcher & Associates new 22-acre headquarters and landscape center. Mr. Hatcher will be on hand to update us on the trends that he is seeing from a Landscape Contractor’s point of view and offer some helpful insight into landscape topics that we as designers might not think about on a daily basis. We will also have the opportunity to visit MHA’s neighbor, Brussel’s Bonsai. 

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East TN Section: UTK Fab Lab
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

East TN Section: UTK Fab Lab

The university has invested in Knoxville’s urban renewal by renovating and furnishing a historic North Gay Street property for a new studio, gallery and fabrication lab. The 20,000-square-foot Fab Lab at 525 North Gay Street features a glass storefront that houses a new studio and gallery and two floors of industrial space as a fabrication laboratory.

Our state-of-the-art fabrication facility features 3D printers, water-jet cutter, laser cutters, an x-axis mill and robotics in addition to metal and woodworking equipment. The new technologies allow our students to work with 21st century tools, discovering both their limitations and the hidden potential of this equipment.

Join us on social media:  UT Fab Lab.

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West TN Section: Why Comprehensive Planning is Good for Business
Feb
1
11:30 AM11:30

West TN Section: Why Comprehensive Planning is Good for Business

Wednesday, February 1

11:30am – 1:30 pm, The Atrium at Overton Square

Why Comprehensive Planning is Good for Business

Join ULI Memphis and the Memphis Business Journal as we hear from three public officials who led their respective cities through pivotal comprehensive planning processes.

 Roxanne Qualls is the former mayor of Cincinnati and served as vice-mayor as they completed their award-winning plan.

Mitchell Silver, former city planner for Raleigh, NC, is the current parks commissioner for New York City.

Tim Keane guided Charleston, SC, through their plan as city planner and now leads the Atlanta department of city planning.

 

Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. Program begins promptly at 11:30.

The Atrium at Overton Square

$20 – ULI members

$30 – non-members

 

 

Note: This program offers 2 hours of continuing education credit from AIA, AICP, and TREC. 

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West TN Section: Dixon Gallery & Garden Spring Tour
Jan
25
11:00 AM11:00

West TN Section: Dixon Gallery & Garden Spring Tour

Thursday, April 13 (tentative)

12:00-1:00, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

ASLA Monthly Meeting: Spring Garden Tour

 

The Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture at The Dixon, will be leading a tour of the gardens in what we hope to become a quarterly/seasonal event that will follow the changes that the garden undergoes and the specific challenges that Dale and his team face in keeping the gardens in showcase form year-round. 

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Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

West TNASLA Holiday Party

This year’s West TNASLA Holiday Party will be held on the covered (and heated) patio of Loflin Yard on Thursday, December 15th. A huge “Thank You” goes out to Midwest Block & Brick who will be sponsoring the party for the third year in a row!

Delicious food and drink will be provided.

Please RSVP to Owen Harris by noon on Tuesday, December 13. Of course, spouses and dates are welcome. I also encourage you to invite any prospective ASLA members that you may know.

Thank you again to Barry Sowell and Midwest Block & Brick for their generosity in offering to sponsor this event again! TNASLA appreciates their ongoing support!

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