The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The American Society of Landscape Architects was organized in 1899 as the first professional organization for landscape architects. Today, over 15,000 landscape architects in public, private and academic practice nationwide are members of the ASLA. Illinois has one of the largest chapters of ASLA in the nation with nearly 500 members.

The profession of landscape architecture is a licensed profession in the State of Illinois. To achieve licensure and the privilege to use the title "Landscape Architect" most licensed landscape architects have completed a minimum of a four year professional degree program, which is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board in landscape architecture.


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Centennial Activities

Friday, September 18, 2009 9:00am to Monday, September 21, 2009 5:00pm

ASLA National Conference

American Society of Landscape Architects - Illinois Chapter

ASLA Illinois is serving as the local host to the 2009 ASLA annual meeting that will bring more than 5,000 participants to Chicago.  This year's conference is titled "Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People." The meeting will feature more than 125 education sessions, field sessions and tours spanning the four day conference.

The Chicago Hilton and Towers will serve as the hotel headquarters.  The conference itself will be held at McCormick Place. [MORE]

Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:00am to 5:00pm

Burnham 100 x 100 Visioning Charrette

American Society of Landscape Architects - Illinois Chapter

The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee invite you to celebrate the 2009 Centennial of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago, joining Chicago and the Midwest Region’s leading Landscape Architects at the Burnham 100 x 100 Visioning Charrette, to be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, Thursday, July 16th, 2009. [MORE]

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie: Requests for Prairie Learning Center Designs

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Burnham Centennial provides the context and a timely opportunity to seek out new and innovative ideas for making the tremendous resources of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie available to the diverse Chicago community in ways that enhance both our natural environment and the region’s quality of life. Chicago professionals have the opportunity to design a Burnham Plan Centennial at Midewin in southwestern Will County. The project consists of two separate but integrated open-air, visitor/education areas. [MORE]

American Society of Landscape Architects - Illinois Chapter


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