American Society of Landscape Architects

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American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Formation 1899 (1899)
Type Landscape Architecture Society
Headquarters Washington, DC
Official language
Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects, with 15,428 members in 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world, plus 68 student chapters. 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'"

ASLA’s 3,000 square feet (280 m2) green roof will be honoured by GRHC in the ‘Institutional Intensive’ category, which honours innovative green roof design in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Founding members[edit]

Leadership Handbook. Table of Contents.[edit]


Board of Trustees

- Board of Trustees 2014-2015

- Calendar

- Leadership Directory

- E-Express

- Meeting Agenda Books

- Past Presidents List

- Staff List

Constitution and Bylaws

- ASLA Constitution and Bylaws

- ASLA Fund Bylaws

- Chapter Model Constitution and Bylaws

- Student Chapter and Student Affiliate Chapter Model Bylaws

Councils, Committees, and Affiliations

- Committees, Councils, and Affiliations

- Council of Fellows

- ASLA HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey) Guidelines

- PPN (Professional Practice Network) Guidelines


- ASLA Code of Professional Ethics

- ASLA Code of Environmental Ethics

- Ethics LAND Article Archive

Objectives and Programs

- Strategic Objectives

- Annual Operating Plan


- ASLA National Policies

- ASLA Chapter Model Policies

- Public Policies


- Acronyms

- Parliamentary Fundamentals

- Motions Guide

Leadership & Governance. ASLA CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS[edit]


The profession of landscape architecture, so named in 1867, was built on the foundation of several principles—dedication to the public health, safety, and welfare and recognition and protection of the land and its resources. These principles form the foundation of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Code of Professional Ethics (the Code) as well. The Code applies to the professional activities of all ASLA professional members, i.e., Full Members, Associate Members, and International Members (hereinafter, referred, referred to simply as Members), and contains important principles relating to the duties of Members to clients, employers, and employees and to other Members of the Society. The Code is arranged so that each Canon contains Ethical Standards – essentially goals that Members should strive to meet. Some of the Ethical Standards contain objective Rules. Violation of Rules might subject an ASLA Member to a complaint, while violation of Ethical Standards will not. Therefore, the word “should” is used in the Ethical Standards and “shall” is used in the Rules. The policies established by the Board of Trustees relative to environmental stewardship, quality of life, and professional affairs are summarized in the ASLA Code of Environmental Ethics. Members should make every effort to enhance, respect, and restore the life-sustaining integrity of the landscape and seek environmentally positive, financially sound, and sustainable solutions to land use, development, and management opportunities.

Leadership & Governance. ASLA CODE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS[edit]


Members of the American Society of Landscape Architects should make every effort within our sphere of influence to enhance, respect, and restore the life-sustaining integrity of the landscape for all living things. Members should work with clients, review and approval agencies, and local, regional, national, and global governing authorities to educate about, encourage, and seek approval of environmentally positive, financially sound, and sustainable solutions to land-use, development, and management opportunities. The following tenets are the basis of the ASLA Code of Environmental Ethics: The health and well-being of biological systems and their integrity are essential to sustain human well-being. Future generations have a right to the same environmental assets and ecological aesthetics. Long-term economic survival has a dependence upon the natural environment. Environmental stewardship is essential to maintain a healthy environment and a quality of life for the earth.

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