American Society of Landscape Architects

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Formation 1899 (1899)
Type Landscape Architecture Society
Headquarters Washington, DC
Membership
15,428
Official language
English
President
Chad D. Danos, FASLA
Website http://www.asla.org

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects, with more than 15,000 members in 49 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world, plus 72 student chapters.[1]

History[edit]

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) plaque on headquarters building in Washington, DC. Organization founded 1899.

The group was founded on January 4, 1899, to "establish landscape architecture as a recognized profession in North America", "develop educational studies in landscape architecture", and "provide a voice of authority in the 'New Profession'".[citation needed]

A green roof, which covers 3,000 square feet (280 m2) on the top of the ASLA headquarters, is to be[when?] honoured by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) in the 'Institutional Intensive' category, which honours innovative green roof design in North America, including the countries of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.[clarification needed][citation needed]

Annual Awards[edit]

On an annual basis, The American Society of Landscape Architecture gives various awards to professionals and students that produce excellent design solutions as well as constructed projects in many different categories. These categories range in size, scale and type from small residential areas to large multi acre parks and waterfronts. Below are links to the professional and student awards.

ASLA Professional Awards

ASLA Student Awards

Founding members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]