Lunar New Year 2016 Party

We celebrated the arrival of the Lunar New Year with a winter walk down to the frozen Des Moines River, traditional games, and a feast by the fireplace.

Happy Lunar New Year 2016! The year of lucky monkey

Landscape architect Jeffrey L. Bruce spoke at College of Design about ” The Future of Green Infrastructure”

The lecture was presented on February 10th, as part of the ISU Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. The event was sponsored by (ab)Terris – Landscape architecture graduate student organization, and the Department of Landscape Architecture, the reception and lecture were free and open to the public.

About Jeffey L.Bruce:

Bruce is the owner of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC), a national landscape architectural firm providing specialized technical support toK leading architectural and landscape architecural firms. JBC project profiles include engineered soils, green roof technologies, urban agronomy, green infrastructure, water harvesting and irrigation engineering.

Over the past 25 years, Bruce has received more than 80 design and leadership awards. The firm has received numerous recent awards, including, in 2014, an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects Prairie Gateway Chapter for the University of Kansas Jayhawk Boulevard Schematic Design; a Merit Award from the ASLA Central States Chapter for Mapleton (Iowa) Sustainable Design and Disaster Recovery; and an Excellence in Irrigation Honor Award for the Gates Foundation Campus, Seattle, and Excellence in Irrigation Merit Award for the NOAA La Jolla (California) Southwest Fisheries Laboratory, both from the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC).

Bruce is president of ASIC and chair of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Irrigation Designer and an EPA WaterSense Certified Professional. He was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1996. He has been a guest speaker or visiting critic at more than 200 conferences and trade shows.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in architectural management from the University of Kansas. – Source: