Thursday, July 22, 2010

Student Show Announcement - Help Needed

We need 20 more people to scribe for the Student Show and 2-3 runners to help coordinate between the juror/scribes and show staff.

The Student Show Judging will occur on Friday, August 6th and we need a scribe for every judge. The role of the scribe is to record the comments of the jurors, which gives you great insight from the judges. The judging forms have been improved to make the job easier and those who have scribed previously rave about the opportunities and education they received.

Hope to see you there, networking with your fellow classmates, and getting to know possible job contacts. If you can serve as a scribe, please RSVP on the submittal link located under the upcoming events (and below) by filling in the second half of the form. Hope to see you there! Thanks!

Scribing Details:

The following is a quick summary of the details for the day of judging. If you have any questions, please e-mail Katrina at or call 310-374-2285.
  • Date / Time: Friday, August 6th @ 8:30AM - 1:00PM (Approximately)
  • Location: Meet in Room 314 of the 1010 Westwood building
  • Attire: Casual but not sloppy. Our jurors are professional practicing landscape architects
  • Food: A continental breakfast, coffee, juice and water will be available in the morning; Lunch with the jurors will be served around 12:00
  • We will provide you with pens, paper and clipboards, no need to bring anything for the actual scribing.
We could probably use about 3-5 additional scribes so if you know anyone, please forward this e-mail to them. They will need to confirm their participation on the Student Show submittal link.

That covers the judging day details, and thank you for volunteering as a scribe and we will see you there on Friday morning!!!
Submittal Link:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fundementals of Soil Workshop, June 26, 2010

Led by Dariush Bakhtar, Ph.D., CPSS. All admission donated to UCLA Extension, Student Chapter/ASLA to help support student body activities such as its annual Graduation Ceremony and Student Show.

Descanso Gardens adjusts its design for sustainability -

Our own Brian Sullivan, Director of Horticulture and Garden Operations, Descanso Gardens, and graduation year student, is featured in this story.

Descanso Gardens adjusts its design for sustainability -

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Don’t miss this special one-time-only presentation offered for only $75 (a quarter of the price of Dr. Bahktar’s regular Soil Workshop). All proceeds will benefit SCASLA’s financing of the 2010 UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Student Show, opening August 14, 2010.


Date: Saturday 6/26/2010, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Price: $75 cash or check

Instructor: Dariush Bakhtar, Ph.D., CPSS, Soil Scientist

Location: 1010 Westwood Boulevard, Room TBD

Please RSVP with your interest to SCASLA Vice President, Grace Gardner, at

In this 3-hour workshop and lab, soil scientist, Dariush Bakhtar, Ph.D., CPSS, will teach students and professionals alike the fundamentals of soil that every landscape professional must know.


  • Morphology, physical, and chemical properties of soil
  • Soil water movement, and utilization- soil moisture determination, and soil-water-plant relation management
  • Soil fertility and management - fertilizer requirements determination, best management practices
  • Soil reaction, soil salinity and sodicity
  • Soil subs & vendors

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


DON'T FORGET about the free first year benefitS that ASLA offers. Continuing your ASLA involvement will keep you in the loop and will be a great way to transition from student life to your professional career.

ASLA Mixer & Presentation of Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARCTIC)

JOIN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF THE ASLA for A Mixer and Presentation of (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm – Networking/Mixer
6:30 p.m. - Presentation

Location: J.T. Schmidt’s
2610 E Katella Ave, Anaheim (Across from The Honda Center)

Cost: $15 for ASLA Student Members

Join us for a Mixer and Presentation on the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). ARTIC will be a world class transportation center where people transfer between travel services to reach both regional and interregional activity and business centers.
ARTIC will combine a transportation gateway and mixed-use activity center on a 16-acre site owned by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the City of Anaheim. ARTIC will serve as a hub for Orange County and the region, a landmark where freeways, major arterials, bus routes and Orange County's backbone rail transit system converge. The network of transit choices will continue to grow in the coming years as the number of Metrolink and Amtrak trains serving Anaheim and local and express bus routes increase. ARTIC will accommodate these services as well as plans for future high- speed trains and rapid connection services. Come hear about the ARTIC of the most exciting and architecturally significant projects to be built in our state!


Call to Reserve:
Vicki Phillipy, Executive Director
Phone: (714) 838-3615 or Email:

Payments can be mailed to:
SCC/ASLA Chapter Office
1100 Irvine Blvd., #371
Tustin, CA 92780
Credit Cards Accepted
Educational Sponsor

Friday, March 12, 2010

You are invited to attend the Fire Summit 2010: Living with Widlfire and Planning for the Future presented by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The one day event will be held on June 2, 2010 in Diamond Bar, CA.The Fire Summit is a forum that brings together leaders, experts and organizations to improve coordination for community and natural resource protection for wildfire and other natural disasters.Government officials, planners, landscape architects, builders, FireSafe Council members, natural resource managers, firefighting professionals, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend this information rich event.Additional details will be available soon. For more information, contact the South Coast Resource Conservation& Development (RC&D) Council at: (951) 682-3956 or Also coming soon see

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Panel Discussion: A Sense of Community and its Identity Under SB 375...

Pasadena + Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Presents a Panel Discussion:A Sense of Community and Its Identity Under SB 375: Trends, Issues, Concerns + Opportunities Surrounding SB 375(New Land-Use, Housing, and Transportation Polices at the Community Level) Two (2) AIA CEUs for Health + Safety, One (1) AIA CEU for Sustainability When + Where + RegisterSaturday, March 6, 2010, in Sierra Madre, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Please See Program Schedule on Back) Location: Sierra Madre Congregational Church, 170 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024-2435 An Eight-Dollar ($8.00) donation for a Continental Breakfast, will be appreciatedSo we can accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, please register at: Or, please e-mail Scott Young at: Please Put into the Subject Line: SB 375 Panel
SB 375 (September 2008) has been referred to by a few as the “Anti-Sprawl Bill”, or by others as the, “Sustainable Communities Strategies Act”. Either name an individual decides upon, the objective behind SB 375 is to encourage communities to develop land-use, housing, and transportation strategies that work within their particular built environment objectives, while also reducing the amount of green house gas (GHG) emissions produced by cars and light trucks. A key component, within SB 375, for the public, community groups, architects, engineers, city planners, administrators, and local government officials to keep in mind, is that individual communities and sub-regions will be given specific GHG emission reduction targets – they will not be given directives on how to meet their specific target. In other words, individual communities or sub-regions have an opportunity to collaborate, and to participate in, the decision processes that relate to and ultimately determine their local or sub-regional land-use, housing, and transportation policies. Simply stated, under SB 375, a community has an opportunity to maintain its influence over its unique identity. Our Moderator: Julianna Delgado, M.Arch, PhD, AICP, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Cal Poly Pomona Our Panel Members: Martin Wachs, PhD, RAND Corporation, Director of Transportation, Space, and Technology Michael K. Woo, Dean of College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona. Member of the Air Resources Board Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing Huasha Liu, Director of Land Use and Environmental Planning for Southern California Association of Governments Our Program Schedule: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM: Open Networking - Coffee, breakfast breads, fruits, etcetera 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Introduction by Julianna Delgado, M.Arch, PhD, AICP Presentation by Martin Wachs, PhD Presentation by Michael Woo, Dean of College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM: Break - Coffee, bottled water, breakfast breads, fruits, etcetera 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM: Brief Presentation by Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of SCANPH Brief Presentation by Huasha Liu, Director of Land Use and Environmental Planning for SCAG Panel Discussion Question and Answer Session 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM: Close-Out Networking - Coffee, bottled water, breakfast breads, fruits, etcetera Our Sponsors are: Livingreen, Culver City – 310.838.8442 The Carpet Brothers, Marina Del Rey – 310-940-5560 or 310-940-5592 Build It Green – 510.845.0472 www.builditgreen,org

Sustainable Urban Landscape Conference

Join Us March 11 & 12, 2010
Sustainable Urban Landscape ConferencePerforming Arts Theatre @ Cuyamaca College900 Rancho San Diego ParkwayEl Cajon, CA 92019For more information check the website: or call 619-660-4023

· Hear progressive speakers from the sustainable landscape industry · Take advantage of the opportunity to tour 'green' facilities· One hour of continuing education credit for DPR (PCAs, QALs, QACs) has been approved.

Click here for:Conference Registration and Information

· Hear progressive speakers from the sustainable landscape industry · Take advantage of the opportunity to tour 'green' facilities· One hour of continuing education credit for DPR (PCAs, QALs, QACs) has been approved.

Click here for:Conference Registration and Information

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Welcome to the UCLA Ext Landscape Architecture Blog...

In an effort to streamline communication and to inform UCLA Landscape Architecture students of upcoming events...we have created this blog...please check in periodically for events, post your own thoughts and ideas and use this as a tool to stay connected with your contemporaries both during your studies while at UCLA and after you graduate...

I hope that you find this a useful forum...


Aeryn Donnelly
President 2009/2010 & 2008/2009

UCLA Ext Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


UCLA Extension Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).


Please enter your nominations for the offices listed below. You may nominate yourself, or another person if you secure their permission first. Election ballots will be distributed during the fist week of March 2010. Results will be announced the second week of March 2010.
The years indicated below for Class Representatives begin with the summer quarter, i.e. - students currently completing 1st year are nominating, and will be voting for, 2nd year Class Reps, etc.

PRESIDENT: The President presides over all SCASLA meetings; forms committees as needed; allocates duties and responsibilities to other elected officers beyond their stated duties; coordinates all SCASLA communication with outside agencies; represents the SCASLA as an ex-officio member to the Southern California Chapter of the ASLA (SCC/ASLA); and serves as student representative at UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program instructor meetings (one per quarter.)


VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President assumes the duties of the President in his/her absence; presides over committee chairpersons; assists the President in carrying out his/her duties; and serves as the student representative at UCLA Extension Guidance Committee Meetings (one per quarter).


SECRETARY: The Secretary records minutes at all meetings; records all voting results; coordinates SCASLA typing and printing requirements; and coordinates transmittal of SCASLA information to students through class representatives.


TREASURER: The Treasurer handles the finances of the SCASLA, including the collection of all fees, dues, charges, and other monies due SCASLA; developing budgets; maintaining accounts and records of all transactions; depositing and withdrawing funds; and giving financial reports if, and as, required at SCASLA meetings.


CLASS REPRESENTATIVES: Class Representatives attend meetings; serve on committees; and act as informational liaisons between classmates and SCASLA Executive Committee.

Nominees (Please nominate two for your year only):

First Year : ________________________ __________________________

Second Year: ________________________ __________________________

Third Year: _______________________ __________________________

Fourth Year: ________________________ ________________________

Monday, February 1, 2010

LABASH outLANDish conference March 28-30 Las Vegas, NV

Here is an exciting opportunity to meet other Landscape Architecture students from programs around the country...please consider taking a trip to Vegas this Spring to represent UCLA Extension's Landscape Architecture program and our SCASLA chapter...
In addition to networking, there will be a number of interesting speakers and of course - that which Vegas is known (and often forgotten) for...
aeryn donnelly

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Theodore Payne Foundation Citizen Scientists Needed

Citizen Scientists Needed! Barnsdall Art Exhibit! Late January/Early February Classes!

January 28, 2010

· TPF at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park!
· Oaks of Southern California, with Rebecca Latta
· Design Fundamentals: Wet-to-Dry Native Garden Design, with Cassy Aoyagi
· Native Plant Garden Maintenance, with Barbara Eisenstein
· Propagating Native Plants, with Louise Gonzalez & Brendan Galipeau
· NEW! Gardeners' Roundtable
· Chumash Healing with Native Plants, with Cecilia Garcia and James D. Adams

Friend of Theodore Payne,
At the University of California, Santa Barbara, Susan Mazer, PhD., and Brian Haggerty, M.S., have developed the Phenology Stewardship Program, and they need our help. Having designed a program to collect data on the occurrence of events and patterns in the natural world, they need citizen scientists to collect data from their local environments and enter it on this website: (U.S.A. National Phenology Network).

Phenology is the science that measures the timing of life cycle events in plants, animals, and microbes, and detects how the environment influences the timing of those events. In the case of flowering plants, these life cycle events, or phenophases, include leaf budburst, first flower, last flower, first ripe fruit, and leaf shedding, among others. Phenophases commonly observed in animals include molting, mating, egg-laying or birthing, fledging, emergence from hibernation, and migration (from Phenology Field Guide for Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve and the central California coast, by Brian P. Haggerty and Susan J. Mazer, U.C.S.B., 2008). Please visit the website to learn how to identify phenophases, and then enter whatever changes you observe in your garden or local area. Data about the phenophases of native plants is most helpful, but data about non-native plants is also useful.


TPF at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park!

The Theodore Payne Foundation is taking part in the exhibit, "Actions, Conversations & Intersections and Ideational Architectures" at Barnsdall Park, from January 28 to April 18, 2010. The event is billed as "an exhibition of participatory-based art with interactive components that change weekly... a dynamic and performative interchange blurring the boundaries between visitors, artists and cultural producers. " Stop by the Gallery and take part!

The Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and is located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027.


Sunday, January 3, 2010


University of California Los Angeles Extension, Student Chapter

The information provided here will be used by the Student Chapter/ASLA (SCASLA), aka Landscape Architecture Student Association (LASA), solely for the purpose of creating a Student Directory to facilitate communication within the student body of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program. Those items checked will not be published in the Student Directory, but will be available to the SCASLA elected officers solely for communication purposes regarding SCA business. If there is any information you do not want available to the SCASLA elected officers, do not include it on this form. However, you must include at least one E-mail address and one phone number. Please return this in the SASE provided. Please print clearly.
Check here if you do not want the item to appear in the Student Directory

Name: _______________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City: ________________________________________________________

State: ________________________________ Zip Code: ______________

Home Phone: _________________________________________________

Work Phone: __________________________________________________

Cell Phone: ___________________________________________________

Home E-Mail: _________________________________________________

Work E-Mail: _________________________________________________

I am interested in volunteering for the following: (check all that apply)
( ) Student Show
( ) Providing Graphics or Word Processing Services
( ) Fundraising
( ) Assisting With Organizing Events or Activities
( ) Providing Technical Assistance for Internet / Web Communications
( ) Writing Articles for, or Editing the HAPPENINGS Newsletter