Destination Downtown will be held on September 9-11, 2020 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS. This year’s conference theme is the “Power of Place.”

Destination Downtown, a partnership between the Mississippi Main Street Association, Main Street Arkansas, and Louisiana Main Street, is the South’s premier downtown revitalization conference with Main Street executive directors, board members, city officials, merchants, property owners and others gathering to share ideas on building sustainable downtown communities. This conference has been held annually for more than 15 years and rotates states and Main Street communities where it is hosted each year.


Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Twin States Conference in Tupelo, Mississippi. This years theme is “Technology and the Future of the Profession”. Speakers including Shawn Kelly, the ASLA Past President, will be speaking on a wide range of topics centered around technology and future trends for our profession.  Be sure not to miss it!

Our social event this year will be dinner at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Grounds.

Please go to the Conference Website for more information and to download the paper registration form.  Online registration will be available soon.

Click here to register online.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Scholarship Season Is Here!

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) are among many organizations that offer a variety of scholarships, awards, competitions, fellowships, and other funding options for students pursuing degrees and careers in landscape architecture. Take a moment to bookmark the ASLA Scholarships webpage and LAF Awards webpage, then set aside time to review the full list of available funding opportunities (most with an application deadline of February 1 or 15).

Landscape Architecture Graduate


  • Provide site analysis and research including code requirements.
  • Prepare conceptual designs
  • Prepare detailed hardscape and landscape construction documents
  • Prepare estimated job cost

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.
  • 2+years professional office experience desired.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Civil 3D Land FX, Adobe Creative Suites (PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Sketchup), GIS/ArcView, Vectorworks, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) required.
  • Strong knowledge of grading, drainage, plant material and planting design.
  • Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills.
  • Creative design skills for complex project solutions.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Organized and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Self-motivated to produce high quality work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Please send resumes to office@outdoorsolutionsms.com or fax 601-706-4316.

Call 601-937-0358 for questions.

814 North College Street, Suite B

Brandon MS 39042


Thanks for your generous support of Landscape Architecture!

April 4-6, Huntsville, Alabama

http://www.twinstatesconference.com – @2019Tsc





WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2019) –The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has long advocated for permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). For over fifty years, LWCF has protected lands in every state and congressional district in the nation and provided funds for over 41,000 state and local park projects.

And today, thanks to the relentless efforts of ASLA and our members, the president signed a permanent authorization of LWCF into law.

“From Black Rock Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, to North Tangipahoa Parish Park in Louisiana, to Crescent Harbor Playground in Alaska, LWCF gives landscape architects the ability to plan and design parks and recreational facilities that are resilient, beneficial, and beautiful outdoor spaces,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects. “The permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is an incredible victory for ASLA, our members, and our partners. This critical program will help lead our nation to a healthier, more sustainable future that is accessible for all.”

LWCF is one of the only federal programs that provides dedicated funds for local and community parks and recreational facilities. This gives communities access to green spaces while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The permanent authorization of LWCF ensures landscape architects and other design and planning professionals have the funds needed to complete safe and accessible community plans.

The LWCF provision is part of a bipartisan comprehensive public lands bill renamed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, which will protect millions of acres of public lands, provide countless recreation opportunities for the nation, while also creating tourism and economic development benefits.

In addition to authorizing LWCF, the law, signed today by the president includes another ASLA priority—the Every Kid in a Park program. Every Kid in a Park introduces our youth to the beauty and benefits of the natural world by giving fourth graders and their families passes to our national parks and public lands.

Charlene LeBleu

Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, AICP, is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). For 14 years, her primary areas of interest and research have been focused on water quality issues, especially issues related to green infrastructure and low impact development design. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA), a member of the ASLA Education and Practice PPN, ,and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

For more information go to http://www.twinstatesconference.com

The Early Bird Deadline ends soon.  Register Today!

Judd Langham

Judd Langham, is a Campus Planner at Auburn University where he assists with long-range planning and master plan initiatives, coordinates development design review, and provides urban design and landscape architecture expertise by way of analyses, designs, program management and the promotion of sustainable criteria. Judd is a registered Landscape Architect and LEED accredited professional. He previously worked for a variety of firms and organizations including OLIN, a landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at OLIN, his work included campus projects at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For more information go to http://www.twinstatesconference.com

Wendy Miller

Wendy Miller, FASLA, has spent over 30 years as a registered landscape architect focusing on urban design and transportation. Miller’s career started in the public sector working in local government developing environmental ordinances and promoting aesthetic improvements through design, project development, and public awareness. Her transition to transportation planning and policy with the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization opened a new avenue of work and commitment to creating humane transportation infrastructure. Miller believes having landscape architects involved in shaping transportation corridors – our most ubiquitous public space – is critical.

For more information and to register for the conference visit http://www.twinstatesconference.com or call Jana Hoops, Conference Coordinator at 601-624-8740 or jhoops3@comcast.net


The time of year is here again for the annual Mississippi Chapter CSI Product Show.  It is still the largest and longest running COMMERCIAL product show in Mississippi!  As you can see on the attached, the seminars promise to be outstanding, and I think both may interest landscape architects.  One deals with ceramic tile and the other deals with custom woodwork.  Also, I’m excited to say that our own Martha Hill, representing Earthscape, will be part of the show!  Sooooo, anyone wanting to check out current construction products and get a free meal, I hope that’s an offer they can’t refuse.  There are costs associated with the seminars, but each has CEU credits.  Just click on the links in the invitation and seminar forms to register for the seminars and the product show.

Phillip L. McDade FCSI, CCS, FASLA

2019 Mississippi CSI Show Invitation (1)