Education

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

ILASLA is now offering education vouchers! Beginning April 1st, 2019, Illinois Chapter Members will be provided 2 vouchers to be used toward 6 eligible ILASLA LACES education sessions.

WEBINARS

View our Events page for upcoming webinars.

Missed our webinar series?  Use the links below to view the recordings.  Looking for CEUs?  Please email the 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.

Integrating the Edible Garden into the Landscape

Link to view 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
Public Art: Creating Wayfinding/Placemaking Elements in Your Design

Link to view 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 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
Utilizing Native Plants to Provide Crucial Ecosystem Services

Link to 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.

Education Sessions

See past presentations that are not eligible for CEUs on the ILASLA YouTube channel.

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