2016 Twin States Conference

Online registration is now available for the 2016 Twin States Conference in Starkville, Mississippi, which will be held April 7th-9th at the Mill at Mississippi State University. To register follow this link to the conference website. http://www.twinstatesconference.com/. We hope to see you there.

This years CSI Products Show will be on February 24th at the Clyde Muse Center located at Hinds Community College in Pearl.  The Product Show is free and lunch is served (free also).  Remember that this is the largest commercial products show in the state!  If you’re interested in the seminars, there’s a couple of good ones. Make plans now to attend. Flyer

2016 Twin States Conference

The Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of the ASLA will be holding their annual Twin States Conference April 7th – 9th, 2016, at the Mill at Mississippi State University.  This will be a great time to get together with colleagues and earn some needed CEU’s. Please make plans now to attend.  For more information visit the TSC Website.


2016 Professional Design Awards

The Mississippi Chapter of ASLA is sponsoring the 2016 Professional 
Design Awards.  Landscape Architects may submit one or more projects in 
one of the following categories – Public Design, Residential Design, 
Analysis & Planning, Research, Communications, and Community Service. 
The Award Program Jury will be composed of professionals who are ASLA 
members of another chapter.

Link to Files:


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 15, 2016, 5pm.

Winners will be announced during the Twin States Conference held in 
Starkville, MS April 7-9, 2016.

QUESTIONSIf you have questions about the Professional Design Awards Program or to 
request a Call for Entries packet (Call for Entries, submittal template, 
guidelines, judging criteria, and entry application), please email:

Matthew Copp, MS ASLA PR Chair – msaslapr@gmail.com
Brian Templeton, MS ASLA President – b.templeton@msstate.edu
Cory Gallo, MS ASLA Awards Chair – cgallo@lalc.msstate.edu

In this webinar you will learn about some of the environmental differences impacting trees in the lower South, and how to select plants that can best reflect regional character. Underutilized tree and understory species will be discussed as well as the selection of hardy species types for sustainable landscapes. Bob Brzuszek, ASLA, is an Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University, has written numerous publications on lower South trees and sustainable landscapes, and serves on a local tree board.
Proof of attendance provided for continuing education credit. Webinars can be viewed from any computer with Internet access. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required to receive information on how to access the webinar. To register, go to http://techoutreach.msucares.com/webinars and click on The Canopy: Tree Selection In The Lower South under Upcoming Webinars.
FOR MORE INFORMATION contact: Mississippi State University Forestry Extension – (662) 325-3150 or jg966@msstate.edu

Registration is now open for the 2015 Twin States Conference which will be held at Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama, April 9th-11th.  For more information go to http://www.twinstatesconference.com.

To register online go to http://www.alabamaasla.com/tsc8reg/

You can also download the registration form 2015 TSC REG FORM.

We hope to see you there.

Please consider joining design professionals, building owners, contractors, and material suppliers from Mississippi and over the south for the Mississippi Chapter CSI Product Show and Seminar to be held on February 11, 2015 at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, Mississippi.

You can see from the attached flyer Seminar_Flier_CSI_Show_2015 that our seminar is about What You Always Wanted to Know About Security but Were Afraid to Ask.  If it (security issues) hasn’t impacted every LA’s design – it will in the future. Our speakers are folks that deal with the holistic picture of security – including the site AND the building!  You can see from their bios that they have worked with many clients on many types of projects world – wide.  We believe this program will provide Owners, Designers, and Contractors a great over view of security requirements.  Hopefully, we will have a better understanding of what questions to ask each other; we’ll understand varying needs for security depending upon building/ facility types; and we will get a better understanding that communicating the security needs in contract documents  has to be coordinated between the Owner, Designer, and Contractor early in the project and continue through project completion.  Almost every design discipline and specialty contractor will “touch” the total security package before the project is completed.  MSCSI is an approved AIA provider of continuing education and 6 hours of HSW credit will be provided to attendees.

Also, Landscape Architects should be reminded that the CSI Product Show is the largest commercial products show in the state of Mississippi.  From here you can visit with real people – not just electronic screens – and learn firsthand about new products and correct applications for their products! Plus, if you attend the Seminar or just visit the Product Show, lunch is free.

Please see the attached flyer and register today!  Seating for the seminar is limited and there is a fee.  There is no admission fee for the Product Show.  Go to mississippi.csinet.org to register (and pay for the seminar) online.

Phillip L. McDade FCSI, CCS, FASLA
Vice President
Weatherford/ McDade, Ltd.
1662 Lelia Drive
Jackson, MS  39216