“Landscape architecture encompasses everything from giant ecological restorations to single family homes – balancing the built and natural environments in every step of the process. These events will encourage everyone to learn about the profession and how it creates sustainable communities during National Landscape Architecture Month,”ASLA President Jonathan Mueller, FASLA.
April is National Landscape Architecture Month! National Landscape Architecture Month encompasses Earth Day on April 22nd and Frederick Law Olmstead’s birthday on April 26th, the father of American landscape architecture. For more information about National Landscape Architecture Month activities, visit www.asla.org/lamonth.
From the American Society of Landscape Architects:
Designing Our Future
Look at your community. How did the parks, residential developments, college campuses, shopping centers, gardens, transportation facilities, and corporate and institutional campuses take shape? And how might they look in the future? Planning, designing, land-use management, and careful applications of sustainable design practices are the work of landscape architects, who, through the American Society of Landscape Architects, have been “Green Since 1899.” Interested in the environment and art? Landscape architecture is a profession that blends creativity and science. Interested in contributing to the greening of the planet? That goal lies at the core of all landscape architects do.
During April, National Landscape Architecture Month, members of the ASLA are even more visible in their communities across the country, working with their chapters to introduce students and the public to the profession. As a special centerpiece to this outreach, ASLA has launched “Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes,” an interactive resource on the ASLA website developed with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. These web pages, fact sheets, and animations present clear and concise case studies that vividly illustrate what landscape architects do and how we all benefit from their work. Visit them, share your comments, and refer the site to anyone who wants to know, “What do landscape architects do?”
You can also view a FREE COPY of Landscape Architecture Magazine here.