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2019 CLARB Annual Meeting

Mr. Gunderson (shown at right) attended the CLARB Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, on September 26-28, 2019. In the above image, seated next to the CLARB parliamentarian, Bob – shown acting in his official capacity as secretary of the organization – counted ballots as part of a governance change intended to position the organization…
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Steppin’ Out, Bluegrass Style

SGA Group partner Graham Sones, shown at left above, recently performed on WCCO-TV’s Mid-Morning show on August 7th, as part of the Tony Rook Band. The band was performing to publicize the upcoming 2019 Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival, held at El Rancho Manana, August 8-11th, near Richmond, MN. The band, which plays original contemporary bluegrass…
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Design With Nature Now Conference

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the Design With Nature Now conference, held on 21-22 June 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. This international conference marked the 50th anniversary of Ian L. McHarg’s landmark book Design with Nature. Bob was a student of McHarg at UPenn and fondly (sometimes not) remembers his daily interactions…
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June 2019 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the June 2019 CLARB Board of Directors Meeting, held on 7-8 June, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Robert was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) in 2018, and will serve through the Annual Meeting in 2020. About CLARB:  Founded in 1970, CLARB…
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Engagement Training

Mr. Gunderson recently attended a symposium entitled ‘Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team.’ This was a program sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), held on May 16-17, 2019, at the La Costa Resort and Spa, located in Carlsbad, CA. Bob attended, as part of his duties of serving on the executive committee…
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6th Fabos Conference

Graham Sones (pictured center-brown coat) and Robert Gunderson attended and participated in the 6th Fabos Conference on Landscapes and Greenway Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and selected locations in metropolitan Boston, MA, on March 29-31, 2019. The title of the international conference was ‘Adapting to Expanding & Contracting Cities’. The conference is held…
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Guest Critics

Partners Graham Sones and Robert Gunderson were invited guest critics for a park planning studio at the Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst, on March 27, 2019. The 2nd year studio mid-term review focused on the influence of the Connecticut River Valley system, in determining growth patterns in western Massachusetts, in particular on…
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March 2019 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the March 2019 CLARB Board of Directors Meeting, held on 8-9 MAR, in San Antonio, TX.  Robert was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) in 2018, and will serve through the Annual Meeting in 2020. About CLARB:  Founded in 1970, CLARB…
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2019 Professional Practice Course Presentation

On February 21, 2019, Mr. Gunderson was asked back to give a presentation for the Professional Practice course, in the Dept. of Landscape Architecture, at the University of Minnesota.  His presentation covered:  an introduction to the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), and a introduction to the…
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December 2018 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the December CLARB Board of Directors Meeting, held on 7-8 DEC, in Reston, VA.  Robert was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) in 2018, and will serve through the Annual Meeting in 2020. About CLARB:  Founded in 1970, CLARB is an…
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