Education

Landscape Architects in Illinois must accrue 24 CE/PDH credit hours every two years to retain their licenses. View the Steps to Retaining Licensure document for more information.

ILASLA offers education vouchers for members! Each year, Illinois Chapter Members will be provided 2 vouchers to be used toward 6 eligible ILASLA LACES education sessions.

WEBINARS On Demand

View our Events page for upcoming webinars.

Missed our webinar series?  Use the links below to view the recordings.  Looking for CEUs?  Please email our Education Chair with any questions and for access to the quiz that accompanies the webinar for review and the certificate of completion.  Webinars will be available on-demand for a limited time.

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Rapid Evolution of Landscape Irrigation & Lighting Controls

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LA CES Quiz for the webinar

Program Description: Discover the innovative methods of irrigation and lighting controls and how it is changing the way we design and sell to our clients. See how the Internet of things (IoT) is revolutionizing the green industry and what you need to know! Join us to strengthen your understanding of the dynamics of an efficient landscape irrigation system and how to responsibly keep the landscape healthy and be mindful of budget.

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Public Art: Creating Wayfinding/Placemaking Elements in Your Design

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LA CES Quiz for the webinar

Teaching Objectives:

  • To understand the dynamics of art for the landscape to create placemaking elements
  • To develop skills to engage within the process as a landscape architect to successfully commission a public artwork
  • To discuss logistics, contracts, maintenance, legality, and budget of public art and how to successfully manage the project scope
  • To review examples of successful projects and the challenges and successes
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Utilizing Native Plants to Provide Crucial Ecosystem Services

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LA CES Quiz for the webinar

Presented by Heidi Natura

Teaching Objectives:

  • Understand the important role of native plants in supporting broader ecosystem health.
  • Acknowledge the role and responsibility landscape architects have to prioritize the use of native plants in their work.
  • Carefully consider plant morphology when expecting plants to perform an ecosystem service as part of a design solution.
  • Understand the limitations of plants and how to combine them with structural elements in high-pressure situations, such as lake shorelines with fluctuating water levels.
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Integrating the Edible Garden into the Landscape

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LA CES Quiz for the webinar

Presented by Jeanne Nolan
Recorded September 19, 2019

Teaching Objectives:

  • 5 keys to successful organic edible gardening
  • Design considerations when placing a garden in different environments such as residential, corporate, school campus, etc.
  • Common mistakes in designing and constructing an edible garden
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Mi Espacio: Design for the Latino Community

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LA CES Quiz for the webinar

Presented by José L. Magán
Recorded February 13, 2020

Teaching Objectives:

  • Learn the growing importance of the Latino community in the U.S. housing market.
  • Learn about the existing diversity in the cultural background of Latino immigrants in the U.S.
  • Acquire design tools that can be used when working with the Latino community.
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Practical Native Landscapes for the Corporate Campus: A Deeper Dive

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LA CES Quiz for the webinar

Presented by Mark O’Brien, Nursery Operations Manager, Cardno
Recorded April 9, 2020

Program Description: Join ILASLA and Mark O’Brien to discuss practical ways to use and be successful with native landscapes in the commercial environment. Learn techniques and have discussions about how to specify, design, manage, and create dynamic and successful native spaces.

Education Sessions

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