West TN: Composite Decking Lunch & Learn
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

West TN: Composite Decking Lunch & Learn

            Yancey Hughes of Hughes & Associates will be on hand to update us on the recent advances in wood plastic composite products used for decking, cladding, and architectural trim. These products replicate the look of natural wood but offer superior color retention and life-cycle performance while requiring little to no maintenance. This learning unit will provide an overview of wood-plastic composite decking, with an emphasis on the sustainability benefits.

 

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West TN: UrbanArt Commission Lunch & Learn
May
24
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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Apr
17
11:30 AM11:30

West TNASLA: Jan Moyer Landscape Lighting Workshop

Janet Lennox Moyer will share how she visualizes an outdoor space to create a night environment. She will discuss issues from composition to important factors in lighting plant materials.

 The way LED produces light varies significantly from traditional light sources we knew so well, so, the way we use them differs. Using day and night and halogen to LED comparisons, she will share how the LED technology radically changed landscape lighting.

Jan will discuss how LED lighting has propelled landscape lighting forward, providing more flexibility to create a successful solution. She will also discuss the complications that LED introduce compared to traditional technology.

Learning Objectives:

A.   Difference in light production and the effect on lighting compositions;

B.   Advances LED Technology brings to Landscape Lighting;

C.   Cautionary issues to understand regarding LED technology 

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Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

West TN: U of M Design Collaborative

February’s ASLA Meeting will be held next Tuesday, February 20, with the University of Memphis Design Collaborative. UMDC Director Andy Kitsinger and Jessica Buttermore will give us a brief introduction to the Design Collaborative and some of their most recent efforts around the City, specifically the North District. It is our hope that the rest of the meeting turns into more of a dialog between professions as we look at how streetscapes, urban waterways, and brownfields within the North District have an impact on the area as a whole. This is a great opportunity to have the voice of Landscape Architecture heard and to begin a collaborative relationship between ASLA and the UMDC.

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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: 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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