APA YPG and ASLA EPG K Street Walking Tour! March 15, 2011

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K Street Walking Tour

Join us March 30, 2011, for a FREE walking tour of the 700 and 800 blocks of K Street!

Over seven years ago the City hosted a design charrette to create a vision for J and L Street between 7th and 13th streets. The JKL Corridor visioning process recommended strategic attention be given to key development opportunity sites within the K Street corridor, including the idea of bringing a significant amount of retail, housing, and commercial uses to the 700 and 800 blocks of K Street.

Around three years ago the City’s Redevelopment Agency, in the spirit of acting as a catalyst for development, acquired all properties on the south of the 700 Block of K Street and several properties on the 800 block. Fast-forward to February 2010.  Four development teams submitted transformative mixed-use project concepts to the City in a competitive bid process for the opportunity to redevelop three sites along the 700 and 800 blocks of K and L streets.

APA Sac Valley Section YPG invites the Emerging Professional’s Group of the American Society of Landscape Architects Sierra Chapter (ASLA EPG) to come along as we tour K Street and find out who the City selected to develop the 700 and 800 blocks and what types of uses are planned within the projects! Are you curious about the “cars on K initiative”? As part of the tour, you’ll find out what’s up with that as well! And at the end of the tour, stick around and network with your colleagues at the new “mermaid” Dive Bar.

Event Date

  • Wednesday, March 30th

Program Schedule (5:30pm-7:30pm)

  • 5:30pm – Meet at 7th and K Street (St. Rose of Lima Park)
  • 5:45-6:45pm – Interactive walking tour of K Street
  • 6:45-7:30pm – No host networking mixer at Dive Bar (1022 K Street)

Tour Guides

  • Denise Malvetti, Sacramento Economic Development Department
  • Beth Tincher, Sacramento Economic Development Department
Let us know you’re coming-please RSVP to Tracey Ferguson, APA Sac Valley Section YPG Chair at

It’s a new year of EPG! November 10, 2010

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Get involved! This year we are planning some wonderful educational events, such as the Speakers Series -featuring quarterly, technical and design focused speaker lectures; social networking events such as our ‘Thirsty Third’ mixers; and many other great ways to get connected and celebrate Landscape Architecture and the greater industry! Check back in regularly to find out more!

-EPG team


Legacy Series Recap! April 26, 2010

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Thank you to all who joined us Thursday evening for EPG’s 1st Annual Legacy Series! Our guest panel was incredible and due to the nature of their diverse career paths within the field of landscape architecture, the conversation was unique, inspiring and insightful. We had a wonderful turnout of students, emerging professionals, professionals, as well as members from other ’emerging groups’ in the industry. A special thank you to Ross Recreation for sponsoring the event!


EPG presents: 1st Annual Legacy Series! April 2, 2010

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EPG Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

AIA/CV Office 1400 S Street, Sacramento

In Honor of National Landscape Architecture Month – Please join the Emerging Professionals Group for an evening with some of this region’s celebrated leaders in the field who will reflect on their journeys, the changing profession, and visions for the future. This event will include discussions about our guests’ most memorable projects, the challenges they faced along the way, as well as advice for emerging professionals in landscape architecture today.

Special Guest Speakers:

–         Peter Callander – Principal, Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc.

–         Mark Francis – Professor, UC Davis Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design

–         Robert Goss – Director, City of Folsom Parks & Recreation

–         Andrea Mayer – President, Andrea Mayer Consulting Planning + Design

Program Schedule:

5:30pm – 6pm

-Networking and Refreshments


-Opening Remarks and Introductions


-Guest Panel Discussion


-Question and Answer Session

RSVP on our facebook page! click here

Download the event flyer HERE


Natural Art Installation Brainstorm Meeting March 10, 2010

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Join the Emerging Professional’s Group at Hot Italian on Thursday, March 18th from 6-8pm to brainstorm the temporary, natural art piece we will be installing – inspired by last month’s Andy Goldsworthy documentary showing! The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the potential natural materials and location options for an art piece we will design and install. Get involved with this fun and creative activity!


Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy Film

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Our last event was a showing of the Andy Goldsworthy documentary ‘Rivers and Tides’ – complete with popcorn and wine! Thank you to all who joined us! After the showing, we had a wonderful discussion about how his work inspired us. Many were intrigued by his purposeful approach to change – each piece is seen as a ‘gift’ to nature and becomes something even more beautiful once nature ‘destroys’ it or changes it (emerging tides, sun casting a glow over the piece, etc.).

Our next step is to meet up on Thursday, March 18th at Hot Italian from 6-8pm to discuss the piece of temporary ‘land art’ we will design and install – inspired by Goldsworthy’s technique and approach. Join in the fun!


ASLA EPG Movie Night – February 25th February 2, 2010

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Thursday, February 25th 2010 (6-8:30pm)

AIA/ASLA Office (1400 S Steet, Sacramento)

join your fellow students and emerging professionals in landscape architecture to celebrate the art of Andy Goldsworthy- British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist know for creating site-specific and time-sensitive pieces of ‘land art’ situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment.

After viewing the film, we will meet up again in March to brainstorm a temporary piece of ‘land art’ we will design and install ourselves!