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Annual Reception and Awards Celebration | NY Upstate Chapter ASLA

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235 South Cayuga Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

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Join your friends and colleagues to the New York Upstate Chapter ASLA Annual Reception on February 9, 2018. to celebrate the Chapter’s Distinguished Professionals, Distinguished Students, and Excellence in Design.

The Reception will be hosted at Coltivare - and modern, rustic farm-to-table event venue in Ithaca (accommodations available). Join us for an continuing education session in the afternoon, followed by a reception, and presentation of the Professional Awards.

The Chapter Awards Program received a total of 31 professional entries distributed among 6 categories. The entries were judged by a multi-disciplinary jury established by the Minnesota Chapter ASLA.

Please remember, we will be announcing the Professional Design Awards at the event.

Tentative Schedule

3:00 - 3:30 Registration

3:30- 4:30 Continuing Education Session

Ecosystem Services and the SITES® Rating System
Presenter, Vaughn B. Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP

Ecosystem services are important components of landscape architecture design. This presentation will discuss what ecosystem services are and how they are used in the Sustainable Sites Initiative® (SITES®) rating system. The presentation will include an introduction to the components of the SITESv2 rating system, as well as the process for project certification and for obtaining a SITES AP credential.

Vaughn B. Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP
Vaughn Rinner is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has over 40 years of experience in private practice settings, and was a member of the first group of professionals to receive SITES AP accreditation.

5:00 - 7:00 Reception

Join us in celebrating a wonderful year! During the reception please take time to:

  • Visit Special Guest ASLA Past President Vaughn Rinner, FASLA
  • Review the Student Project Showcase
  • Submit your ballot for the Golden Gnome Award
  • Enjoy the Grazing Stations (menu to be posted soon)
  • Participate in the basket Raffle - In Honor of Maggie
  • Have fun reconnecting with your friends and colleagues

7:00 - 8:30 Awards Presentation
We will recognize Distinguished Practitioners and Students and announce the Annual Design Awards. The Awards were juried by the Minnesota Chapter ASLA.

8:30 - 10:00 Unveiling of Award Boards and Social Hour
We will unveil the presentation boards for the projects recognized in the 2017 Award Program, continue the social reception, and announces the raffle basket winners.


Various donations from each section will be available for raffle. The proceeds for the raffle will be donated in honor of Maggie Edelstein to a fund for her daughter Anabelle. Maggie passed in September 2017, among her many roles, Maggie was a Landscape Architect and active volunteer with the Chapter. She is greatly missed and we are proud to honor her with a donation for her daughter.

If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, please contact Liz Podowski King at ​elizabethking@altaplanning.com.

Student Project Showcase

Students from Cornell and SUNY ESF will participate in a poster session during the reception. Attendees will be asked to rank the projects during the reception and the highest ranking project will receive an Award.


Hotel Ithaca

222 South Cayuga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 272-1000

Rate: $159
Dbl Queen Executive OR King Executive
​Book By: DECEMBER 27
The Group ID: 2853

THANK YOU! Event Co-Sponsors

IRONSMITH, Inc. | Jetty 14 Design Group | Maglin | Stantec | The LA Group | Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP | Unilock, Inc. | Victor Stanley, Inc. | Parkitects | KOMPAN

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