Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture 2018-06-19T13:48:11+00:00

Landscape architecture combines art, science, and technology.

It is a diverse profession that designs, plans, and manages our land. Landscape architecture has strong roots in the U.S., and early examples, such as Central Park in New York City, are still much admired. Landscape architects design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, and other projects that help improve communities. Some 24,700 employees work in the landscape architecture field in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor in 2016; the profession is expected to grow 6 percent over the next decade.



Discover a Career in Landscape Architecture
The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a Career Discovery web site to help young people explore the profession of landscape architecture. To help teachers steer young people towards the field, a resource center has also been created, filled with classroom activities.
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Virtual Reality Unveils the Design of Klyde Warren Park
ASLA has released a new, exciting VR video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, a project that bridges a highway and reunites a part of Dallas. The video is intended to entice viewers into taking a vivid journey through this park built over a highway. Created using GoPro Odyssey on Google Jump, this video demonstrates the latest VR cinematic technology.
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Launch of YOUR LAND Magazine Brings Landscape Architecture to Kids
Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), has launched YOUR LAND, a special print supplement for young readers. YOUR LAND is a one-time publication produced in response to a rising interest to introduce the profession of landscape architecture to students. 
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How to Teach Landscape Architecture to High School Students
"I wish I had this opportunity when I was your age to meet all these amazing designers," said Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, at the start of the High School Design Summit in Washington, D.C., where 200 D.C. public high school students got to learn from national design award winners from all disciplines.
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To Build a Green Economy, We Need a Green Workforce
If we want to make the shift to a green economy this century, then we need the workforce with the skills to get us there. If we want to address the crisis of climate change and accelerate our path to future sustainability and resilience, those working in green industries today and in the future continually need new knowledge and skills.
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Revitalizing Communities with Parks

Learn how communities without green space can thrive when provided with valuable space for social interaction.

Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water

Learn how green roofs, permeable pavements, and other green infrastructure techniques manage excess rain with sustainable design.

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly-accessible sustainable design resources.

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