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What is Landscape Architecture?
Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Types of projects include:

  • Academic campuses
  • Conservation
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Gardens and arboreta
  • Historic preservation and restoration
  • Hospitality and resorts
  • Institutional
  • Interior landscapes
  • Land planning
  • Landscape art and earth sculpture
  • Monuments
  • Parks and recreation
  • Reclamation
  • Residential
  • Security design
  • Streetscapes and public spaces
  • Therapeutic gardens
  • Transportation corridors and facilities
  • Urban design
  • Water resources.

Landscape architects have advanced education and professional training and are licensed in 49 states.

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,www.asla.org, 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; Sweets Landscape Architecture Directory, the official product guide of the ASLA; the Professional Practice Networks; LATIS, the Landscape Architects Technical Information Series; JobLink, an online employment site; the ASLA Awards Program; and many more.