SCASLA also worked with Orofino High School students to come up with a design for landscaping and gathering space at the high school. This project was coordinated with teachers from Orofino High School, Reggear Tree Nursery, and U of I SCASLA students. Its purpose is to promote Landscape Architecture and the University of Idaho, expose the high school students to the technology available to them (sketch-up, Autocad, photoshop), give the students a sense of pride from contributing the their school environment, and provide positive mentorship to students in a rural community.
President Sarah Sundquist worked on a project that the student group continued to work on.
Sundquist and three other students, Jase Brooks, Staci Page, and Nick Pentico wrote and secured a grant for a native planting demonstration area near the Intermodal Transit Center in Moscow. They developed the planting design, had a planting day last spring with landscape architecture students and community members, and are working with U of I facilities on the maintenance of the site. SCASLA will be planting Camas and Rocky Mountain Iris bulbs at the garden.
SCASLA's current officers are -
Sarah Sundquist, President
Matt Ramich, Vice President
Kate Shrosbree, Secretary
Celeste Valle, Treasurer
The University of Idaho Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects conducted the first in a series of four workshops to inform, educate, and produce student portfolios. The workshops are open to all students in landscape architecture and architecture departments.
The first workshop was a presentation of portfolios from landscape architecture and architecture students and professionals. The focus was on demonstrating a wide variety of portfolio styles and themes to help students generate ideas for the next workshop.
A grant was recently approved by the University ofIdaho Sustainability Center for a Community Rainwater Harvest Demonstration Garden Art & Architecture Building on the UI Campus.
This interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Idaho graduate and undergraduate students, as well as local community members will demonstrate state of the art, sustainable irrigation system supplied with harvested rainwater.
Students from Landscape Architecture, the University of Idaho Landscape Architecture Club (UILA), Mechanical Engineering, and the Dept of Conservation Social Sciences will participate in this highly visible project.
The UILA has agreed to assist with upkeep and maintenance, especially during establishment (pulling weeds, additional plantings, etc.). Once established, the proposed plant palette will be mostly "self-sustaining." At that point, the club is committed to helping with maintenance (cleaning filters etc) of the catchments system. The UILA will play a crucial role in assuring that this project will continue to benefit and give back to UI students, the UI, and the UISC, with strong support from Dept Chair and other professors.