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2023 ASLA Utah Conference on Landscape Architecture & Expo

Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Friday, May 19, 2023

Event Details

Join us for the Annual ASLA Utah Conference!

May 18 & 19, 2023

Utah Cultural Celebrations Center

1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT  84119

*Please register each attendee separately — Thank you!*

ASLA Utah Conference on Landscape Architecture 2023 Pricing:

  • ASLA Member $250

  • Allied Professional eg: AIA/UNLA/ACEC Member $250

  • Non-Member: $275

    • Want to save $50? JOIN ASLA NOW! The savings for this event covers Utah Chapter dues! Plus gains access to all ASLA Benefits!

    • Have questions about membership? Reach out to anyone on the Executive Committee!

  • Emerging Professional: $100

  • Student ASLA Member: $0 (only 20 spots available)

  • Non-LAEP Student: $100

  • ASLA UT SubCommittee Member: $100

  • Thursday Only Registration: $150

  • Friday Only Registration: $150

UNLA Members can attend of the ALSA Member Rate!

Please Register on the ASLA Utah Website


    Thursday, May 18th

  • 8:00am Check In  

    Lanyard Sponsor: Rain Bird

    8:00am Breakfast & Vendor Expo 

    Breakfast Sponsor: Belgard

    9:00am Conference Kick Off  Title Sponsor: BioGrass

    Keynote Speaker: Laura Hanson, State Planning Coordinator Professional collaboration opportunities: Working together to identify and solve state and regional issues beyond the projects we’re working on, long-term growth projections and planning, transportation planning, the integration of growth and transportation, the value of design professional alliances, advocacy and education, challenges and opportunities of working in Utah–environment, economy, and culture.

    Cory Shupe: Landscape Architect, Principal Blu Line Designs Highlighting a notable Utah project that includes all or most of the design disciplines, with the landscape architect as the prime consultant.

    Emily O’Mahoney: ASLA President ASLA Climate Action Plan In-Person Presentation

    Design Professional Panel Discussion: Landscape Architect, Architect, Civil Engineer, & Planner, Common issues faced as professional consultants, defending professional licensure and regulation, collective concerns, how are we growing our professions (student engagement, emerging professionals, professional growth advancements, collaboration methods, multi-disciplinary successes and challenges.

    6:00pm-8:00pm Conference Social
    Featuring: The Rob Harrington Band 
    All ASLA UT Members, allied professionals, conference attendees, vendors and guests are welcome to this complimentary social to mingle, listen to live music, and enjoy the wine, beer, and soda bar.

    Friday, May 19th

    9:00am-10:00am Site Tour

    Site Tour: Landscape Lab at the University of Utah’s Williams Building Presenters: Sarah Hinners, University of Utah & Mark Morris, Voda Landscape + Planning. Begin the day with a light breakfast snack and a tour of this amazing lab at the UofU.

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Utah Cultural Celebrations Center

    Breakout Session #1:

    • Living Building Certification – Kenner Kingston, Place Collaborative

    • ADA Accessibility and Landscape Architecture - Jared Presser, Universal Engineering Sciences

    • Landscape Construction Update - Perry Bratt, Stratton & Bratt

    Breakout Session #2:

    • Playground Surfaces and Fall Protection - Rhetta McIff, Lucky Dog Recreation

    • Ecology and Stormwater Management - Sarah Hinners, University of Utah

    • Landscape Architecture Forum -  LA Board Members: Scott Peters, Josh Sundloff, Jay Bollwinkle

    Breakout Session #3:

    • Utah Water Conditions Update - Candice Hasenyager & Stephanie Deer

    • Principal LA Role at Arch Firm - Abram Nielson, FFKR Architect