Erosion Control and Management Conference

Davenport, Iowa – Online registration has opened for Great Connections 2014 at  This is a new conference and exhibition from the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Great Rivers and Great Lakes Chapters. The event will be held April 29 – May 1, 2014, at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in downtown Davenport, Iowa.   Great Connections 2014 is a new conference and workshop co-organized by the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). The 2014 … Continue reading

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Boston Lights Exposition 2014


Now in its third year, Boston Lights Exposition 2014 is a biennial event taking place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.  Guests have the opportunity to attend AIA accredited seminars – such as those by renowned lighting experts Keith Bradshaw and John Curran – conveniently scheduled throughout the day.   Admission to Boston Lights Exposition 2014 is free, however registration is required. Attendees may register online or day of show.  … Continue reading

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April is National Landscape Architecture Month

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. population is becoming much more diverse—and the landscape architecture profession needs to keep pace with changing demographics. That is why, as part of National Landscape Architecture Month 2014, landscape architects will join across the country during the month of April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically underrepresented minorities.  With a 2014 theme of “Career Discovery,” National Landscape Architecture Month provides a great opportunity to show students what landscape architects do, according to … Continue reading

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Listening: The Lost Art

There is an adage that says, “God gave us two eyes and two ears but only one mouth so we would look and listen twice as much as we talk.” Looking and listening are closely related and support each other, but I think listening should rank as number one on the charts of skills many of us can improve. I would categorize listening as a lost art, but one that many of us would benefit from if we could re-discover it. … Continue reading

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Luke Haas Joins R.A. Smith National

Brookfield, Wis. — Luke Haas has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – as a landscape architect.   Haas has completed landscape design and site planning projects for residential and commercial developments, lifestyle centers, courtyards/plazas and community parks. He has worked on projects throughout Wisconsin including Millennium Park Lifestyle Center in Bellevue; Coonen Neighborhood Park in Combined Locks; Falk Corporation Memorial in Milwaukee; Falls Distribution Center in Menomonee Falls; Prairie Lakes Development in Sun Prairie; and numerous … Continue reading

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