CTASLA is proud to offer a variety of quality continuing education programs each year. The following links are brochures for past programs. Copies of presentations or slides are made available for a limited time following each program, and only those those individuals who registered.

In June of 2020, the chapter began offering continuing education through webinars. Information on past programs can be found below; no stand-alone brochure. Select programs have been recorded and can be viewed on our webinars page.

Information on programs hosted prior to 2016 is available upon request. Please contact for assistance.


If you would like to submit a module proposal for consideration for a future continuing education program, please see the guidelines and submission form.

Past Webinars
  • Site Furniture Selection & Placement
    Mar 18, 12:00 PM – Mar 25, 12:00 PM
    Furniture is just one component in the design of the public realm. Designers should take into consideration the function and goals of the site by focusing on how people will use the location.
  • LARE Review Session
    Mar 13, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Prepare for the LARE! This virtual review session will cover information and topics based on the requests of attendees.
  • Using Native Ecotypes for Habitat Restoration
    Feb 04, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Learn about the Ecotype Project and why you might need to rethink your native plant specifications.
  • 2021 Professional, Student, and Chapter Awards
    Jan 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Help celebrate our 2021 Professional & Student Award winners, confer several leadership awards, and acknowledge the positive developments that have emerged from a difficult year. A major focus of the evening will be raising funds for our chapter scholarships.
  • Exploring Uneven Geographies Through Disruptive Engagement
    Nov 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Join the UConn Program of Landscape Architecture and Dr. C.L. Bohannon of Virginia Tech for a program on community-engaged design research, design research methods, contemporary research topics in landscape architecture, and seeing, understanding & representing landscapes.
  • Grace Farm as a Model for Reimagining the Suburban Landscape
    Oct 01, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    This award-winning project in New Canaan, CT seamlessly joins architecture and landscape together for a cohesive visitor experience. A panel discussion will explore the design and what it takes to keep up with 80 acres of meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds.
  • 10 Trees to Avoid, 15 Natives You Need to Know
    Sep 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Are you specifying the wrong tree? Are your plant lists ready for climate resiliency?
  • Swimming Pool Enclosure Code Requirements Explained
    Sep 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    What should landscape architects know about swimming pool enclosure codes, barriers, and access requirements?
  • Using Reclaimed Materials in Hardscape Projects
    Sep 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Renovating historic places calls for authentic materials. How can designers find the right ones to achieve the aesthetic and sustainability goals for their project?
  • Wildlife as Formgiver in Lighting Design
    Aug 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    While lighting and design of modern buildings takes into account many human factors, the impact upon wildlife is rarely considered or understood. Stray light draws animals away from their migratory routes, impacts the flowering of plants, disrupts interspecies relationships, and much more.
  • Opportunities for Permeable Paving
    Jul 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Permeable paving isn't just concrete pavers with bigger joints. Learn how these engineered products can offer solutions for stormwater management, traffic loading, solar reflectivity, and more!
  • Best Practices for Managing Trees During Design & Construction
    Jul 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    How can landscape architects better protect a site's valuable assets during construction?
  • All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time
    Jul 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Universal design increases usability, safety, health and social participation. How can landscape architects incorporate these principles into the design of public spaces?
  • Security Lighting for People & Property
    Jul 09, 2020, 1:00 PM
    This course is designed to address security lighting in various commercial areas in the marketplace. This course will help identify when security is an issue and present an understanding of how our eyes adapt to light in dimly lit or dark areas.
  • Natural Stone, Thin Veneer: The Basics
    Jun 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Mixed up on mortar? Vexed by veneers? This program will demystify the vocabulary and techniques necessary for landscape architects to accurately specify thin stone products.
  • Tree Filter Systems and Planters for Stormwater Management
    Jun 18, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Engineered drainage systems and tree health don't have to be diametrically opposed to one another. This webinar will share examples of how to integrate landscape aesthetics with hydraulic performance.
  • Pedestrian & Pathway LED Lighting
    Jun 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Lighting design based on pedestrian activities at night requires very different requirements from vehicular roadway-centric lighting. Participants will learn the basics of LED technology and become familiar with concepts to help evaluate LED lighting for future projects.
  • Observing Construction: Techniques, Tips & Thoughts
    Mar 05, 2020, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    O&G Earth Products Showcase, 325 Hancock Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605, USA
    A Continuing Education Program for Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Contractors, and Green Industry Peers. Sponsored by O&G Earth Products Showcase.
2020 Programs
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Risk and Resiliency: Adapting to Connecticut's Changing Climate

February 19, 2020

Hartford, CT  

2019 Programs
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WATER: Conservation, Mitigation, Creation, and Restoration

October 30, 2019

Danbury, CT  

2018 Programs
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Getting Started, Growing, Transitioning, or Keeping It Going 

November 14, 2018

Danbury, CT  

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Lighting Fundamentals: Footcandles, Poles, and Pollution Prevention 

June 19, 2018

New Haven, CT  

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Wetlands, Greenways & Pavements: Connecting Land, Water & People   

February 22, 2018

Bridgeport, CT  

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Bituminous Clay Brick Pavers Installation   

September 26, 2018

Hartford, CT  

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All About Bulbs: Blends, Trends, and Old Friends 

May 4, 2018

Bridgeport, CT  

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Site Tour: Meriden Green 

August 8, 2018

Meriden, CT  

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The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand 

April 24, 2018

Hartford, CT  

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2017 Residential Design Expo

November 2, 2017

Danbury, CT  

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Olmsted Parks in Transition: Respecting the Past, Planning for the Future   

April 28-29, 2017

Hartford, CT  

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Designing Green Roofs & Plazas 

September 28, 2017

Hartford, CT  

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From Rooftops to Retaining Walls: Hardscapes Solutions for Designers 

February 23, 2017

Bridgeport, CT

2017 Programs
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Designing Trails & Greenways: Pathways For Success

November 10, 2016

Hartford, CT  

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Balancing Economic Development with Historic Preservation   

June 24, 2016

Portland, CT  

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Water, Water, Everywhere

September 15, 2016

Stamford, CT  

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From Concept to Porch Step: The Custom Stone Fabrication Process

May 12, 2016

Beacon Falls, CT

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Pavers, Porcelain, and Stone

February 25, 2016

Bridgeport, CT

2016 Programs

P.O. Box 209197, New Haven, CT 06520 

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