Each year the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA) recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the State of Illinois. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture, and expand public awareness of the profession and ASLA. The award winners are recognized at celebration+, ILASLA’s premier annual awards event held each spring in Chicago, Illinois, be published in the widely distributed folio awards e-book, as well as have their projects spotlighted on the ILASLA website.
ILASLA held its 2016 celebration+ on Friday, April 29, 2016. It was a day of events celebrating 2015's most exceptional work in landscape architecture.
Come join us for an eventful trip observing sites of (3) previous year’s award winners. We will be walking the grounds while the lead designer takes us through the design process from start to finish. This is one of your best opportunities to observe the works of your colleagues and see how they tackled design constraints, client and city meetings, and the overall project management of an award winning design.
Field Sessions 3 LA CES credits
Presented By: Amy Coffman Phillips, Prairie Lab and Ecologist Scott Kuykendall
Have you ever sat in your home or office and wondered what your part of the world looked like before your community was there? What ecosystems and organisms sat where you do now and how did they adapt and thrive through the same challenges that we face today? Come join us for a look into the world of Biomimicry and its relationship within the Landscape Architecture world. We’ll take you through the overall basics of Biomimicry and lead you into the possible applications and thoughts that can help to create a more resilient, well-adapted Chicago.
Education Sessions 2 LA CES credits
Multiple Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host Geoffrey Baer is known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style, and contagious enthusiasm.
Geoffrey is most familiar to Chicago audiences for his popular feature-length TV specials about Chicago architecture and history, including “television tours” of the Chicago River, the Loop, the Lakefront, the neighborhoods by “L” train and the boulevards by bike, and six programs covering virtually all of Chicago’s suburban areas.
Nationally he hosted the PBS primetime special Ten Buildings that Changed America, which debuted in May of 2013 and hosts a follow-up PBS series airing in April 2016 about homes, parks and towns that changed America.
Other programs seen nationally on Public Television include documentaries about acclaimed international architects Robert A. M. Stern and Michael Graves and Saved from the Wrecking Ball, a documentary about the rescue of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.
For WTTW he wrote and hosted a quiz show about Chicago, explored the city’s history with the help of a time machine and ate his way through Chicago in the James Beard Award-nominated program The Foods of Chicago: A Delicious History.
Geoffrey appears weekly on WTTW’s flagship nightly news program Chicago Tonight, answering viewers’ questions about Chicago architecture and history in a segment called Ask Geoffrey.
In his 26 years at WTTW he has written and produced numerous other documentaries and cultural and entertainment specials for local and national television, and has served as the executive producer of the weekly cultural magazine series Artbeat Chicago, and of the weekly documentary series Chicago Stories.
He has been a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 1987, is a board member of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Architecture and Design Society, and an emeritus board member of Lookingglass Theatre Company.
In addition to his Emmy awards, Geoffrey has received the CPB Gold Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and awards/honors from the National Association of Broadcasters, the New York Festivals, the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Lewis University (honorary Ph.D.) and the Chicago Headline Club.
Geoffrey has a master’s degree in theatre from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
$180.00 Member Combination Ticket: Field Session, Education Session, Celebration+
$130.00 Earlybird rate before April 8
$45.00 Member Field Session
$40.00 Member Education Session
$95.00 Member Celebration Event and Awards
$75.00 Earlybird rate before April 8
$295.00 Guest Combination Ticket: Field Session, Education Session, Celebration+
$245.00 Earlybird rate before April 8
$90.00 Guest Field Session
$80.00 Guest Education Session
$110.00 Guest Celebration and Awards (No Early Bird Rate)
$75.00 Sponsor Additional Ticket - Member
$75.00 Sponsor Additional Ticket - Non Member
$75.00 Awardee Additional Ticket - Member
$75.00 Awardee Additional Ticket - Non-Member
$75.00 Student Ticket
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