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2020 Presidents Council Meeting Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Landscape Architecture Organizations Spend Two Days Exploring the State of the Profession Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 On January 9th and 10th, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina, representatives from seven landscape architecture organizations met to explore and champion the state of the profession. The representative organizations included: American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) […]

Call for Entries to the Design Competition for the 3rd BFU International Garden-making Festival 2020

THE GARDEN OF MYSTERY: Call for Entries to the Design Competition for the 3rd BFU International Garden-making Festival 2020 Bamboo owns its unique beauty with the tall and straight body lines, graceful branches and leaves, no wonder that numerous rich and thought-provoking spaces throughout the ages were created with bamboo. As early as in the […]

The CELA Announces Landscape Journal’s Ten Most-Cited Articles

For Immediate Release The CELA Announces Landscape Journal’s Ten Most-Cited Articles Raleigh, N.C. (October 25, 2019) – The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to recognize the ten articles most-cited from Landscape Journal since its creation in 1982. Listed in alphabetical order, the ten most-cited articles are: Prospects and Refuges Re-Visited by J. […]

Landscape Research invites applications for a small research grant of up to £2,000 to support the production of a peer-reviewed paper

The Commissioned Review: Landscape Research invites applications for a small research grant of up to £2,000 to support the production of a peer-reviewed paper that responds to the theme of ‘landscape futures’ and complies with the following criteria: • Provides a comprehensive review of the literature on landscape futures or the futures of landscape (or […]

CALL FOR POSTERS 99th TRB ANNUAL MEETING

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD STANDING COMMITTEE ON LANDSCAPE AND  ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (AFB40), CALL FOR POSTERS 99th TRB ANNUAL MEETING  January 12-16, 2020   Washington, D.C. (read more…) Print this form

CELA 2019 Strategic Planning Session

In February, The CELA Executive Committee (EC) was invited to attend a strategic planning training session held at IMI Association Executives in Raleigh, NC. The CELA Executive Committee is currently working on writing assignments generated from this training session in developing a comprehensive strategic map and updating all the documents of The CELA.  In the coming months, […]

CELA Full Papers due TODAY (Friday, January 25) by midnight

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Call for Entries to the Design Competition for the 2nd BFU International Garden-making Festival 2019

Call for Entries to the Design Competition for the 2nd BFU International Garden-making Festival 2019 Su Shi, a poet in the Song Dynasty, wrote in one of his poems: “I can have a meal without meat, but I can’t live without bamboo.” Because of its architectural characteristics, resource abundance, easiness of processing, aesthetic and natural […]

Excerpts from ASLA Leaders Express #450 Published on December 19, 2018

  Government Affairs ·     Nominations for the ASLA Advocacy Awards are open. Each year, ASLA recognizes the extraordinary advocacy efforts of individuals and chapters with three awards: the ASLA Chapter of the Year Advocacy Award, ASLA Rising Star Advocacy Award, and the ASLA Advocacy Leadership Award. Please click here for more details about each award category, […]

CELA’s Landscape Research Record (LRR) Vol. 7 is Available Now!

CELA’s Landscape Research Record (LRR) Vol. 7 is now available on our website. LRR is published annually, consists of papers on landscape architecture subject areas. Each issue is a collection of papers presented at the CELA annual conference of that year. All papers published in LRR have been reviewed and accepted for publication through the […]

LANDSCAPE CHANGE Climate Change Information for Landscape Architects

Climate Change Information for Landscape Architects Winner of the 2016 CLASS Fund Award  Researchers from the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida are pleased to announce the release of a new website that provides information about climate change for landscape architects, gardeners, and designers. The foundation […]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CLASS FUND RESEARCH AWARD, AY 2018 – 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The CLASS Fund Research Award is made each year to support a research project related to landscape architecture, horticulture or landscape contracting in the following areas: sustainability; water quality, conservation or use; air quality; climate adaptation or global warming; community capacity building or development; urban land use; sustainable or alternative transportation; urban […]

LANDSCAPE CHANGE

Climate Change Information for Landscape Architects Winner of the 2016 CLASS Fund Award Researchers from the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida are pleased to announce the release of a new website that provides information about climate change for landscape architects, gardeners, and designers. The foundation […]

CELA 2019 Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2019 CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship To support and encourage our next generation of landscape architects, CELA is announcing a new CELA Student Award. This award recognizes students’ outstanding performance in research or creative scholarship. The award includes two main categories: The Research Award and The Creative Scholarship Award. Students are encouraged […]

CELA 2019 Call for Faculty Award Nominations

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2019 Faculty Awards Program   The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the call for CELA 2019 Faculty Awards. Please consider submitting or nominating a deserving faculty member from a CELA-member institution in good standing for one of the following 11 award categories. Please see […]

Call for Nominations

CELA OFFICERS AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS The Executive Board of CELA is accepting nominations for its annual election of Officers and Regional Directors through Monday, December 3, 2018. The 2019 offices up for election are: First Vice President/President Elect (for a three-year term 2019-2022) Treasurer (two-year term 2019-2021) Student Director (2019-2021) Regional Director for Region 3 […]

Design with Nature at 50-Call for Papers/Special Issue/Socio-Ecological Practice Research

In 1969, Ian McHarg (1920-2001) published his landmark book Design with Nature. Through his advocacy of ecology as a basis for design and planning, the book fundamentally changed theory. He argued that ecological knowledge should guide how we shape the built environment. This theory spawned many practical applications from geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental […]

CELA SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

CELA is currently seeking a new Executive Director or Association Management Services. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Services provided by the Individual or Agency will include, but are not limited to: marketing, strategic planning, fundraising and communication; […]

ECLAS Conference 2018, Ghent (Belgium)

Call for reviewers – ECLAS Conference 2018 (September 9-12, 2018 – Ghent, Belgium) On September 9-12, 2018, the University College Ghent is honored to be hosting the annual ECLAS Conference, with this year’s theme ‘Landscapes of Conflict’: http://conference.eclas.org. From May 28, 2018 onwards we will be reviewing the papers for this conference (full papers and […]

2018 CELA Class of Fellows

CELA Announces the 2018 Class of Fellows Five outstanding individuals were elevated to Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Academy of Fellows in Blacksburg. Mark E. Boyer presented the high awards of distinction during the closing CELA Conference dinner and shared summaries of the recipients’ career accomplishments and contributions to Landscape Architecture. CELA proudly announces […]

2018 CELA Awards and Board Members Announced at Virginia Tech

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture congratulates the 2018 recipients of our Annual Awards of Recognition, and thanks them all for their vast contributions to education and the field of Landscape Architecture.  CELA Past President, Mark E. Boyer presented the Awards during the closing conference dinner at Virginia Tech in March.   2018 Awards […]

UC Davis Announces Spring 2018 Sustainability Courses

Spring 2018 Sustainability Courses from UC Davis Extension https://extension.ucdavis.edu/sustainability   Green Architecture April 17-18 and May 18: Tues.-Wed. and Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $650. Enroll in section 174SEG104. Special discount: Info Session Discount, Group Discount, BIA, SRBX and CAAA.   Sustainable Planning Environmental Site Design and Development May 4, 18 and June 8: Fri., 8 […]

Utah State University Seeking Candidates for its Doctor of Landscape Architecture Degree Program

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for its Doctor of Landscape Architecture degree program. The interdisciplinary Doctor of Landscape Architecture prepares leaders and future university faculty members in landscape architecture by engaging in creative intellectual work that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.  For highly qualified […]

2018 CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2018 CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship Introduction: To support and encourage our next generation of landscape architects, CELA is announcing a new CELA Student Award. This award recognizes students’ outstanding performance in research or creative scholarship. The award includes two main categories: The Research Award and The Creative Scholarship Award. Students are […]

2018 CELA Call for Faculty Award Nominations

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2018 Faculty Awards Program The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the call for CELA 2018 Faculty Awards. Please consider submitting or nominating a deserving faculty member from a CELA-member institution in good standing for one of the following 11 award categories. Please see award category in the […]

Two CELA Members Embark on Drone-deterring Research

Two Clemson professors and CELA members, Hala Nassar and Robert Hewitt, recently received part of a $750,000 NSF grant to help develop more economical drone-deterring solutions for public spaces.  Hala Nassar, a landscape architecture professor in Clemson’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, is the university’s principal investigator (PI). She and co-PI Robert Hewitt, an associate professor of landscape architecture, […]

CELA Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Abstracts

CELA is proud to announce it’s Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual Conference to be held in Blacksburg, Virginia beginning Wednesday, March 21st – Saturday, March 24th, 2018. Our host institution, Virginia Tech, is making plans for a great conference! We invite authors to submit research, scholarship and creative activity that highlight the conference […]

2017 Award: Outstanding Paper

Ole Sleipness Assistant Professor, Utah State University   Kathleen Ryan Clinical Assistant Professor, Washington State University   Robert Krikac Associate Professor, Washington State University   Susie Gomez Assistant Professor, Utah State University   2017 CELA Outstanding Paper Award   Each year, CELA awards the author(s) of the peer-reviewed paper that is judged (by CELA track […]

2017 Award: Excellence in Service Learning – Senior Level

Charlene LeBleu 2017 CELA Excellence in Service Learning – Senior Level   Charlene LeBleu is an Associate Professor and Interim Head of the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Her research focuses on coastal planning and design, and water quality issues and low impact development design. She is a member of […]

2017 Award: Excellence in Service Learning – Junior Level

Vaike Haas 2017 CELA Excellence in Service Learning – Junior Level   Vaike Haas is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at West Virginia University. Her current research and design interests include greenspace planning within Appalachia’s wooded and riparian areas. From 2014-2017 she worked on producing a master plan for WVU’s new 94-acre Falling Run […]

2017 Award: Excellence in Research and Creative Work – Senior Level

Mohammad Gharipour 2017 CELA Excellence in Research and Creative Work – Senior Level   Mohammad Gharipour is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. He is the recipient of several awards and accolades including Hamad Bin Khalifa Fellowship in Islamic Art, the Spiro Kostof Fellowship Award from the […]

2017 Award: Excellence in Research and Creative Work – Junior Level

Galen Newman 2017 CELA Excellence in Research and Creative Work – Junior Level   Galen Newman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University.  His research interests are in urban decline and regeneration, land use science, spatial modeling, and resilient community-scale design. His nominator wrote: “Galen’s […]

2017 Award: Outstanding Communication

Bruce Sharky 2017 CELA Outstanding Communication Award   Bruce Sharky is a Professor in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. He has led summer and semester-abroad programs to Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, and China. He was twice a Fulbright scholar in Mexico and Portugal. More recently he has lectured and […]

2017 Award: Excellence in Teaching – Junior Level

Jun-Hyun Kim 2017 CELA Excellence in Teaching – Junior Level   Jun-Hyun Kim is Associate Professor and Program Leader in the Landscape Architecture Program at Michigan State University. His teaching philosophy stands on two core aspects: High-impact based on learning by doing, and high-touch based on high-tech. His nominator wrote: “He has consistently excelled in […]

2017 Award: Excellence in Design Studio Teaching – Junior Level

Rennie Tang 2017 CELA Excellence in Design Studio Teaching – Junior Level   Rennie Tang is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Her research interests include intergenerational public space, playscapes and kinesthetic engagement. Projects are often fueled by transdisciplinary collaborations […]

2017 CELA CONFERENCE LARGEST IN ORGANIZATION’S HISTORY

Officials organizing the 2017 annual CELA conference were pleased to host the largest conference in CELA history. Total registrations reached 701 delegates, from eighteen countries including 513 Chinese registrations, 188 internationals, and 111 students reflecting CELA’s increasing focus on student scholarship. The conference was hosted by Tsinghua University, Beijing Forestry University and Peking University, all […]

CELA Adds Student Award

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture to Inaugurate a Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship. The CELA Student Award represents the highest level of recognition the organization can bestow on […]

LINDA ASHBY NAMED AS 2017 CELA PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNER

2017 CELA PRESIDENT’S AWARD Linda Ashby, CELA Region 1 Director (2014-2017), has been named as recipient of the 2017 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture President’s Award by CELA Past President Ming-Han Li. The President’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to a CELA President during his or her term in […]

2017 CELA Class of Fellows

CELA Announces the 2017 Class of Fellows Five outstanding individuals were elevated to Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Academy of Fellows in Beijing. Fellows Chair Dr. Joanne Westphal presented the high awards of distinction during the closing CELA Conference dinner and shared summaries of the recipients’ career accomplishments and contributions to Landscape Architecture. CELA […]

2017 CELA Awards and Board Members Announced in Beijing

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture congratulates the 2017 recipients of our Annual Awards of Recognition, and thanks them all for their vast contributions to education and the field of Landscape Architecture. Dr. Hala Nassar, CELA Second Vice President and Chair of the Standing Committee on Awards and Recognitions presented the Awards during the […]

CELA AND THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

CELA and The Cultural Landscape Foundation are pleased to bring exhibitions on the renown works of Dan Kiley and Oehme, van Sweden to CELA member institutions. CELA member universities with suitable exhibition space have the opportunity to host two traveling photographic exhibitions – The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, and The New American Garden: […]

Ground Transportation Information for 2017 CELA Conference

Ground Transportation Information for 207 CELA Conference The Chinese hosts for the 2017 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Conference in Beijing (May 26 through May 29) offer the following information about ground transportation for those arriving at Beijing Capitol International Airport (PEK.) The Subway Beijing’s subway system has 15 lines. The fare is […]

CELA Board of Director Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS CELA OFFICERS AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS The Executive Board of CELA is accepting nominations for its annual election of Officers and Regional Directors through Monday, December 12, 2016. The 2017 offices up for election are: First Vice President/President Elect  (three-year term 2017-2020) Treasurer  (two-year term 2017-2019) Regional Director for Region 1  (three-year term […]

Strict Photo Requirements for Chinese Visa Applications

 It is not too soon to prepare for attendance at the 2017 CELA Conference in Beijing. Please be aware of current requirements for Visa applications. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates are now strictly enforcing photo requirements for the passport-style photo affixed to the Chinese visa application. The photo must meet the following criteria: Photo must […]

CLASS FUND for 2015-2016

A CALL FOR PROPOSALS   Mission The mission of the CLASS Fund Annual Research Award is to advance the body of knowledge for the landscape industry. Overview CLASS Fund has a cooperative relationship with CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) involving the solicitation and review of research proposals related to the landscape industry. To […]

CELA ANNOUNCES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FIRST RECIPIENT TO BE ANNOUNCED AT 2016 CONFERENCE IN LOGAN UTAH The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) has announced establishment of its first Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual’s career-long dedication to the profession of landscape architecture. Recipients will be among the profession’s most accomplished and recognized practitioners and faculty, from North America […]

CBA Call For Proposal

ECLAS Conference 2013!

Conference Abstracts

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