Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:30am,
There will be a film screening of The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The viewing is free with a Dixon Membership or regular admission price to the Dixon.
The filmmaker, who is a landscape architect and 6 time Emmy Award winner, Karyl Evans will be there that day as well. She will be giving remarks before and after the screening and will be available to ask questions and sign copies of her DVD. Here is another link for more information about this documentary.
First Light Technologies will host a webinar on solar lighting technology and application. To RSVP, please CLICK HERE, enter your information, and Kees (Case) Schaddelee with First Light will send you the webinar login information.
For the next TN ASLA East Section gathering, we will be partnering with the Chattanooga ASLA section for a plant tour of Del Conca, in Loudon (see map attached). Del Conca is a local tile manufacturer with an exterior product line. Lunch will be provided at 11am on February 1st, 2019.
See link to their website: http://www.delconcausa.com/
Please RSVP if interested. For our next chapter gathering, we will be partnering with the Chattanooga ASLA section for a plant tour of Del Conca, in Loudon (see map attached). Del Conca is a local tile manufacturer with an exterior product line. Lunch will be provided at 11am on February 1st, 2019.
The West TN ASLA Holiday Part will be on Thursday, December 13th at 6pm at Hog & Hominy. The event is sponsored by Barry Sowell with Midwest Block & Brick. We need to have a good headcount so we know how much food to provide. Please click on the ‘Click to RSVP’ button below to RSVP.
The headcount needs to be finalized by 12/4 at 5pm, so please RSVP by then.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wayne Norman of Ameristar will be presenting "Perimeter Security Planning - Products & Procedures". This AIA accredited presentation outlines the role of passive and active perimeter security barriers in an effective holistic approach to physical site security.
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.
Cumberland River Compact Spring Clean Event
Location and time TBD
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.