LCASLA Annual Meeting

2014 LCASLA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet!

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated this year, we look forward to seeing you again next year!


When: Saturday, February 22, 2014 (Registration and Hotel Links Below)
Where: Royal Sonesta, New Orleans

Meeting and Banquet Schedule:
(Total of 8 CEU Credits available):

8:00-8:30 Registration and Coffee
8:30-8:50 Welcome and Open Meeting // Haley Blakeman, LCASLA President

8:50 – 9:15 Leading through Adversity // Susan Hatchell, PLA, FASLA 
9:15 – 9:40 Urban Water Strategies // David Waggonner 
9:40 – 10:30 Lower Mississippi River Diversions // Mark Wingate, PE

10:30 – 10:45 Break and Sponsor Exhibits

10:45 – 11:10 Designing Performance Based Playground Surfacing Specifications // Adam Alix, CPSI
11:10 – 12:25 Where’s the Water?: Splashpad Panel Discussion // 
- Ace Torre – City Park and Audubon Zoo Splash Pad Challenges
- John Williams– DHH Submittal Requirements for Splash Pads 
- Stephen de Boer- WaterPlay solutions – Splashpad Design Considerations and Specifications

12:25 – 1:25 Lunch 

1:25 – 1:50 Dredgefest and Findings // Richard Hindle and Justine Holzeman
1:50 – 2:15 Community Codes and Green Laws // Keith Villere 
2:15 – 3:05 Trust for Public Land In NOLA // Nette Compton (invited)

3:05 – 3:25 Break and Sponsor Exhibits

3:25 – 5:30 Reinventing the Crescent
5:30 Adjourn until Banquet
6:30-7:30 Awards Banquet Meet & Greet (Cash Bar)
7:30 2014 LCASLA Awards Banquet


The Louisiana Chapter ASLA Annual Meeting and Conference was February 22, 2014 at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans.



For 2014 Awards Entry Information, click:
Call for Entries
Entry Form

2013 LCASLA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

 March 2, 2013
Where: Hilton Capitol Center, Downtown Baton Rouge

Come join your colleagues for a day of learning, networking, socializing and earn 8 potential CEU’swhile you have a great time at the Hilton Capitol Center on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Meeting and Banquet
This year’s meeting and banquet will be at the Hilton Capitol Center in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, March 2.  We have an incredible speaker lineup including coastal protection and restoration, graphics workshop, barrier-free playground design, blogging about landscape architecture, professional advocacy, wetland mitigation,greenway and blueway trails, and meadow establishment and maintenance.  Please go to to register and pay online.  Register before February 5th for an early bird discount.  

 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 Hilton Capitol Center before they fill up!  The Hilton is offering us a reduced room rate of $149/night for Friday and Saturday.  Click on this link: to go directly to our room block at the Hilton Capitol Center for hotel reservations.  Please make your room reservations by February 18th to get the LCASLA discounted room rate. 

 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 Jenny Harbourt at

Meeting and Banquet Schedule:
8:00-8:30 Registration and Coffee
8:30-9:00 Welcome, Conference Overview, and Open Meeting // Haley Blakeman, LCASLA President

9:00-9:50 Advocacy // Tom Tavella and Chad Danos (1 credit) 
9:50-10:15 Barrier-free Playground Design // John McConkey (.5 credit) 

10:15-10:35 Break with Refreshments and Sponsor Exhibits

10:35-11:00 Vegetative Planting and Coastal Restoration // Kenneth Ballinger (.5 credit) 
11:05-11:55 Coastal Protection and Community Resiliency // Kerry St. Pe (1 credit)

12:00-1:00 Lunch (buffet – no speakers)

1:10-1:35 Rebecca Reed / Southern Living Magazine (Working w/the Media) (.5 credit) 
1:35-2:55 Economics of Greenways // Charles Flink 
-and- Baton Rouge Greenways and Blueways // Ted Jack (1.5 credits)

2:55-3:15 Break with Refreshments and Sponsor Exhibits

3:15-3:40 Meadow Establishment and Maintenance // Marc Pastorek (.5 credit)
3:40-4:05 Compensatory Mitigation in Coastal Louisiana // Kelley Templet (.5 credit) 
4:05 – 5:45 Drawing // James Richards (2 credits) 
5:45 Adjourn until Banquet
6:30 Awards Banquet Meet & Greet (Cash Bar)
-and- Book Signing by some of our Colleagues // Sponsor Room
7:30 2013 LCASLA Banquet and Awards Presentation

An overview of green infrastructure, and several case studies including the challenges of coordinating with city departments.