When the opportunity arose to lend a hand – and some scheduling prowess – to the American Society of Landscape Architect’s (ASLA) Legacy Project, we jumped at the chance. This is our first year to attend the ASLA EXPO, and the Legacy Project offered us a way to collaborate with the host ASLA chapter and give a little back to the host community.
The project will upgrade the horticulture program greenhouse and build a courtyard garden at Metro Tech High School in Phoenix, AZ. The ASLA Arizona Chapter is working with ACE mentor students, and Metro Tech students and faculty to upgrade the facilities with paved spaces, raised planters, benches, and gardens. Metro Tech provides vocational training to students from 15 high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District, and this project is a coordinated effort with the schools’ Culinary and Drafting Departments.
AEC Software provided scheduling support and FastTrack Schedule 10 licenses to project managers and the team of ASLA and AEC Mentor Program volunteers. FastTrack Schedule was used to plan all elements of the project including details on initiating the project, contacting/assigning stakeholders, construction, and public relations efforts. The project kicked off in July and is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2013. Here’s a look at the project’s design charrette.
It’s been great connecting with architects, planners, and developers at chapter events and at the ASLA headquarters in DC this year. We’re looking forward to meeting more ASLA members at the EXPO next week and watching the progress of the ASLA/ACE Mentor Legacy Project over the coming months.