Event honors landscape architecture
CHICAGO, Ill. – Each year the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA) recognizes outstanding projects in landscape architecture located in the state of Illinois. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence and awareness of the profession. This year, 19 outstanding Honor, Merit and Jensen Award winners will be recognized at celebration+, to be held on Friday, April 17 at Hotel Allegro in Chicago.
In addition to the evening awards program, this year's celebration+ event will include a full day of educational enrichment, with a Field Session from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and two Education Sessions from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. presented by leading ASLA members and green industry professionals. The Field Session will cover sustainable innovation in urban agriculture, with visits to The Plant Chicago, Lake Street Landscape Supply and award-winning project, Harvest Commons. Education Sessions will be held at Hotel Allegro covering two aspects of planting design: Groundbreaking Plants and Design Strategies for Midwest Landscapes, and Native Planting Design Through Seasonal Flowering and Succession. The evening festivities start at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m., with a contemporary dinner, afterparty and music.
Acting as emcee of celebration+ events will be Todd C. Jacobsen, head of horticulture at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill.
Event sponsors include: (Premier Platinum) Classic Garden Ornaments Longshadow Gardens, Unilock, Landscape Forms; (Day of Education) Bartlett Tree Experts; (Gold) Anova; (Silver) Pine Hall Brick, Whitacre Greer, Burke Play Environments, Lightscape, Inc; (Student) Hunter/FX Luminaire and Imagine Nation; (Bar) Rainbird and (Afterparty) Davey Resource Group.
Event details and registration information can found on the celebration+ event website: www.ilaslacelebration.squarespace.com