2015 LCASLA Chapter Award Winners

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects continues to encourage and recognize excellence in the practice of Landscape Architecture and to inform the public of the broad scope of landscape architectural services.  Categories and Award winners are as follows:

RESIDENTIAL

  1. MERIT AWARD was presented to:

City Park Residence located in Alexandria, Louisiana
Landscape Architect:  Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects

  1. MERIT AWARD was presented to:

Penick Residence located in Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architect: Suzanne Turner Associates

  1.  MERIT AWARD was presented to:

Mid Century River House located in Lafayette, Louisiana
Landscape Architect:  Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects

  1.  HONOR AWARD was presented to:

Happy Place located in Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architect: Joey Furr Design Studio

PLANNING

  1.  MERIT AWARD was presented to:

Bayou Country Park located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Landscape Architect:  Joey Furr Design Studio

  1.  HONOR AWARD was presented to:

St. George Campus located in Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architect: Joey Furr Design Studio

 

SPECIAL PROCESS

  1.  HONOR AWARD was presented to:

Bicentennial Memorial Battlefield of New Orleans Located in Chalmette, LA
Landscape Architect:  Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects

THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

  1.  MERIT AWARD was presented to:

Place St. Charles Streetscape Located in New Orleans, Louisiana
Landscape Architect:  Mathes Brierre Architects 

  1.  MERIT AWARD was presented to:

Repentance Park Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Landscape Architect:  Reich Associates

HONOR AWARD and the PRESIDENTS AWARD was presented to:

AEX – Gateway, Roundabout, Terminal – A New Passenger Air Terminal for Central Louisiana Located in Alexandria, Louisiana
Landscape Architect:  Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects

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CEU Opportunity in NOLA in April!

Thanks to those who came out to Friday’s 2015 LCASLA Conference & Banquet.  Thank you to Dr. Odenwald for providing the information below about another upcoming CEU opportunity!

Landscape Architects and other professionals are invited to attend the 15th annual Tree School at City Park Court of Two Sisters Building in New Orleans onWednesday, April 15, 2015.  This one day conference, (A comprehensive one day workshop on the care and preservation of the tree canopy in the urban landscape) sponsored by The Friends of Jefferson The Beautiful, is funded by a grant and is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required.  Telephone number: 504-833-TREE.  Online registration:  www.friendsofjeffersonthebeautiful.org.

This years speakers include:  James Urban, FASLA from Maryland and noted authority on soils and planting design specifications, Dr. Kim Coder, Forestry Professor from University of Georgia, and John Norquist, former Mayor of Milwaukee and author of book on new Urbanism.  CEU credits are available for landscape architects and architects.

Neil odenwald is MC for the program and can answer inquiries about the event (225-343-8504).

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New Job Opening – Alexandria, LA

Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects is seeking candidates for Entry Level – 3 yrs. Experience position in Alexandria Office

Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects (JCLA) is searching for talented and motivated candidates seeking a small office environment for work that is both challenging and rewarding.  Energetic, motivated, self-starters who can contribute as part of a team are highly desirable.

Please see the link below to the job listing on our website:

http://jeffreycarbo.com/page.php?name=employment

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2015 LCASLA Annual Meeting registration is now open!

Registration for the 2015 LCASLA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet is now open! 

Come join your colleagues for a day of learning, networking, socializing and earn 8 potential CEU’s while you have a great time at the L’Auberge Casino Hotel on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Meeting and Banquet:

This year’s meeting and banquet will be at the L’Auberge Casino Hotel located at 777 L’Auberge Ave, off River Road south of LSU in Baton Rouge on Friday, February 27.  We have an incredible speaker lineup including the coastal sustainability studio, large-scale development planning, the living building challenge, an Allied Professionals Panel, and a field trip to recently completed Landscape Architectural works in Downtown Baton Rouge.  Please go to https://lcasla.wufoo.com/forms/zs9r2sz1bp21fv/  to register and pay online.  

If you are planning on coming to the annual meeting, but cannot make it to the banquet, please consider donating your ticket to a student by clicking the box on the registration form.  It is a great opportunity for students to meet professionals, learn about the local firms and see our best projects…or consider clicking the box to donate a student annual meeting registration for $25.

Hotel Rooms:

Don’t forget to grab a discounted hotel room at the L’Auberge Casino Hotel before they fill up!  We have reserved a block of rooms for LCASLA members.

The room rate is an incredible $135/night (plus taxes and hotel fees) for 1 king or 2 queen beds.  The cutoff date is January 27, 2015, so make sure to book before it’s too late!

To book your room, call 866-261-7777, and identify yourself as a ‘Louisiana Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects’ conference attendee.  If you must cancel, you must do so at least 48-hours prior to your reservation to avoid incurring any penalties. 

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.  If you have any questions or trouble with registration, please contact Justin Lemoine at justin@elslastudio.com.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Baton Rouge, LA

Reich Associates, LLC. , a Landscape Architectural design firm located in downtown Baton Rouge, is immediately seeking a landscape architect with 2-4 years’ experience. Candidates should be highly motivated, organized, outgoing and work well in a team/collaborative environment.

Position Overview/Qualifications:
-Working knowledge in the preparation of design and construction documents.
-Ability to work on a variety of design and planning project scales.
-Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, sketch up, Microsoft excel and word.
-Knowledge of native plant materials and sustainable design
-BLA or MLA from accredited school.

Reich Associates offers an opportunity to develop professionally, assume immediate project management and grow to become a leading member of our team.

Reich Associates offers full benefits with a salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to:

Bill Reich @ bill@reichassociates.net or Jenny Aucoin @jenny@reichassociates.net
225-336-5890 (w)

immediate job opportunity fall 2014

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Calcasieu Parish

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is seeking a full-time Planning Specialist. Below is a description of the position being filled.

PLANNING SPECIALIST

HOURLY
$19.31 – $27.03

ANNUALLY
$40,163 – $56,229

FLSA STATUS
Exempt

SUMMARY
This is the second level in the Planning Series. Incumbents administer, interpret and enforce land use ordinances. Responsibilities may include processing requests for zoning changes, variances and exceptions; making recommendations regarding zoning changes, subdivisions, variances and exceptions; providing information to the public on land use regulations and related planning matters; enforcing compliance with land use regulations; preparing maps; posting zoning signs; maintaining records; compiling data; and preparing presentations and reports.

ESSENTIAL CLASS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Other duties may be assigned.)
• Inspects job sites to ensure compliance with land use regulations; responds to inquiries regarding zoning changes, variances, exceptions, and related zoning issues; makes recommendations regarding zoning changes; may conduct and coordinate zoning studies.
• Provides interpretation of comprehensive plans, land use policies, practices, and regulations for the public and employees.
• Determines appropriate course of action for applicants in need of special approval.
• Creates documents, in printed or electronic format, for public distribution and review; prepares and reviews a variety of operational documents including maps, reports, letters, presentations, applications, logs, and/or related documents.
• Coordinates, facilitates, and leads planning meetings with appropriate stakeholders.
• Researches and prepares land use ordinances, which includes: reviewing regulations in other jurisdictions, drafting appropriate verbiage, reviewing legality with legal counsel, presenting proposed ordinance to Planning and Zoning Board and Police Jury, and assisting Parish Secretary with codification.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not require supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Urban Design, or closely related field.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
• Valid Driver’s License as per State law or requirement.
• Professional licensing in planning, landscape architecture, or a related field preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE
• Applicable Federal, State, and local codes, rules, laws, and/or regulations;
• Zoning enforcement principles and practices;
• Mapping principles;
• Recordkeeping principles;
• Public speaking practices;
• Mathematical concepts;
• Computers and related software applications.

SKILLS
• Applying applicable codes, rules, laws, and/or regulations;
• Preparing and facilitating presentations;
• Reviewing and producing maps;
• Speaking in public;
• Conducting studies and compiling data;
• Reviewing and approving zoning applications;
• Writing reports;
• Maintaining records;
• Using computers and related software applications;
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving
mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Prepared by the Department of Human Resources, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Date: (01/2012); Updated 1/2014

Go to http://www.cppj.net/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3414 to complete an application. Submit application and resume to hrreception@cppj.net by close of business on October 10, 2014.

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