Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to some 17,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 68 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice and sustainable design through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
About the American Society of Landscape Architects:
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About the Profession:
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About Becoming a Landscape Architect:
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Public Relations and Advocacy
ASLA works to increase the public’s awareness of and appreciation for the profession of landscape architecture. ASLA is an active advocate for the profession at the local, state and national levels on public policy issues including licensure, livable communities, sustainable design, surface transportation, the environment, historic preservation, small business issues, and more.
Information Resources and Services
Other key ASLA programs and services include: Landscape Architecture magazine; the ASLA web site, featuring information and services for the profession and the general public, such as Firm Finder, an online directory of landscape architects; LAND Online e-newsletter and The Dirt online blog; ASLA Annual Meeting and Exposition sites; the Professional Practice Networks; the Landscape Architects Technical Information Series (LATIS); JobLink, an online employment site; the ASLA Green Roof, and Green Roof Education sites; the ASLA Honors & Awards Program; and many more.
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