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Potomac Chapter ASLA Exhibition of Award-Winning Projects

July 1-August 30

District Architecture Center

Washington, DC

This exhibition highlights award-winning works of landscape architecture from the 2019 Professional Awards of the Potomac Chapter, ASLA. The range of projects encompasses residential, private and public practice, and a variety of project types that includes parks, courtyards, plazas, historic landscapes, and more.

The exhibition illustrates the range in scale and scope of the landscape architecture profession and highlights the high quality of work being produced in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The Chapter’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Alain C. deVergie, FASLA, is recognized in the exhibition, as are our two Edward B. Ballard Scholarship recipients.

The exhibition is usually open to the public as follows: Monday–Wednesday: 10am–7pm, Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm. To verify hours, call 202.347.9403.

Special thanks to our Exhibition Sponsor: ANOVA.


Annual Potomac Chapter ASLA Picnic

September 7, 12-3pm

Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria

Bring your family and join your friends and colleagues for BBQ and fun.  Please BYOB and a side dish (with your serving utensil).  The Chapter will provide barbeque (pulled pork, chicken, cole slaw, and BBQ beans) and water.  The picnic takes place rain or shine.  Lawn games are welcome!

While Fort Hunt isn’t metro accessible, you can bike along the Parkway trail.  If you’d like to try to arrange a ride with someone, go on our Facebook page to try to connect.

This event is open to current ASLA members and their family/guests, as well as our 2019 Potomac Chapter sponsors.

Registration is now open.  Watch your email for your invitation.  Because this event is only open to current Potomac Chapter ASLA members, 2019 sponsors, and their families and friends, you must register from the email invitation sent on August 7.  Contact us at if you are missing your emailed invitation.

Thanks to BV Associates for sponsoring this event!


DesignDC Conference

September 16-18

Washington, DC

DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges posed by working in Metropolitan Washington for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in the DC Metropolitan area. This three-day conference features two days of educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, and a third day full of opportunities to tour projects across DC, MD, and VA. Earn up to 31 LA CES credits at all three days of DesignDC!

Because of our Potomac Chapter ASLA partnership, members receive discounted registration. Register by the July 15 early-bird deadline to save the most money.

Details and registration here.


ULI Fall Meeting

September 18-21

Washington, DC

Details and registration here.


Tour of Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility

October 10, 3-4pm

Washington, DC

1.0 LA CES pending

Tour DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility, the largest such facility in the world. Participants will learn about the science and technology powering the plant, and learn about the renewable energy and other benefits derived from the process, most notably a high-performing soil amendment called Bloom. Participants will learn about the benefits of biosolids in landscaping, the composition of Bloom and the ways in which it can be used to meet common specifications in landscaping. Participants will witness the process of making Bloom from start to finish, and receive a voucher for a free sample of cured Bloom, a finished product produced for the garden and landscaping trade.

This program is complimentary and is only open to current Potomac ASLA members and landscape architecture students.  Because of the facility’s security policies, pre-registration is required.  Click here for details and registration.



Potomac ASLA Bowling Party

October 24, 6:30-8:30pm

Washington, DC


Join Potomac Chapter ASLA members and friends for a fun night of bowling.

Your ticket includes bowling, shoe rental, food, drinks (beer, wine, soda), and lots of fun!

Per Lucky Strike’s policies, only adults 21 years of age and older are permitted. Their dress code requires neat, casual, fitted attire.

You must bring your valid U.S. driver’s license or passport.

Click here to register by October 16!  Pre-registration is required.

Thanks to our sponsor, KOMPAN, for the idea and for helping to cover the costs.

The National Mall Tidal Basin, a cherished part of “America’s Front Yard,” links its historic assets to the American ideal they collectively represent: freedom, democracy, and international cooperation. This complex cultural landscape features memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as famous cherry trees that blossom each spring.

But this American icon is under threat.

Due to rising sea levels, the silt and water of the Potomac Flats make the Tidal Basin unstable; the conditions they create compromise both historic resources and visitors’ experiences. Each day at high tide, water floods the sidewalks surrounding the Tidal Basin, making them impassable and compromising the roots of the cherry trees.

Click here to learn more and sign the pledge.