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 24,500 employees work in the landscape architecture field in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor in 2019; the median annual wage for a landscape architect is $69,360.
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Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water
Learn how green roofs, permeable pavements, and other green infrastructure techniques manage excess rain with sustainable design.
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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.