Again this year, the Chapter is leasing the SIGAL Gallery at the District Architecture Center to display our 2019 award winners’ boards and information about our Chapter and the profession of landscape architecture from July 1-August 30.
This street-level gallery is open to the public every day except Sunday. Exhibiting boards of award-winning projects in their gallery with large windows on 7th Street has been an extremely successful way for us to increase the visibility of the profession, especially to architects and the public, since the gallery is also open to the public. In 2018 AIA DC logged more than 500 visitors to the gallery while our exhibition was up. In addition, they hosted nearly 40 programs there during that time. Mark your calendars now for the July 1 Opening Reception.
We’re also planning another case study panel of awardees, followed by a networking reception, in August. We will apply for 1.0 hours LA CES credit as soon as the panelists are confirmed.
One of our newest events is our Annual Chapter Celebration, honoring new members, leaders, and Fellows, which will be held in November/December. We expect the licensure application in DC will finally be operational and that we’ll be able to recognize new DC licensees, too.
One of the reasons we decided to invest in renting the SIGAL Gallery was to increase the visibility of our Chapter and our profession, which benefits all members. You may have noticed that we have also increased our online presence through our website and social media.
The Chapter has been working for several years (with the help of a lobbyist) to promote licensure for landscape architects in the District and is thrilled to announce that we have finally succeeded! The bill was approved by Congress. We are now contributing to the development of the specific regulations and procedures and expect that the online registration for landscape architecture licenses will be open very soon.
Partnerships and LA CES
We continue to seek out ways to partner with allied organizations for your benefit. The Potomac Chapter is again a partnering organization for DesignDC, a conference where you can earn LA CES credit. We are also a partner with a number of other organizations, giving you more opportunities to learn and earn LA CES credit. As part of these agreements, Chapter members frequently receive discounted registration fees.
Already a Potomac Chapter member? Join in and engage with your peers.
Not a Potomac Chapter member yet? Come and see what you’ve been missing! Non-members are welcome at most of our events.
To become a member of the Potomac Chapter, you must first join the American Society of Landscape Architects and specify that you wish to become a member of the Potomac Chapter.