The 21st century landscape architect is the person who can combine the scientific knowledge of botany and horticulture, with the aesthetic intuition of fine art. Forget the “gardener” images. True landscape architects fashion their clients environment to the envy of all who see it. Its not an easy field, but my goodness it’s a beautiful one if you can master the techniques.

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Contact Info The American Society of Landscape Architects 636 Eye Street, NW Washington , DC 20001 202-898-2444888-999-ASLAwww.asla.org ASLA Presents Awards to 2007 Professional, Student Award Winners; 37 professional and 22 student awards were presented at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Francisco. The awards ceremony and reception took place on October 8 at the Moscone Center and was sponsored by Landscape Forms. ASLA Awards Ceremony Senior landscape architecture students and Richmond Town Planner, Denise Stetson, take time out following their public presentation describing green visions for Wyoming village, University of Rhode Island ASLA Student Award winner Ron Tatasciore, Arizona State University, President, Arizona Chapter, ASLA a time for reflection... past, present and future ASLA student members pour over details for national competition ASLA Student Chapter Awards and Recognitions. Kansas State University : front row, left to right: Eric Bernard, Chapter Advisor; Katie Martin, Celine Andersen, Mike Verseman, Dennis Tonsor, Dan Beckerdite, Brad Hus. Second row: Andrea Arnoldi, Erin Hower, Stephanie Voss, Brian Pille. Back row: Jud Gladin, Jill Enz, Mike Rieger, John Payne, Brian Hochstein ASLA student scholarship winners Auburn Student ASLA Chapter Contributes to Green Roof Campaign Visit
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, US territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.   WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE?  Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Types of projects include: residential; parks and recreation; monuments; urban design; streetscapes and public spaces; transportation corridors and facilities; gardens and arboreta; security design; hospitality and resorts; institutional; academic campuses; therapeutic gardens; historic preservation and restoration; reclamation; conservation; corporate and commercial; landscape art and earth sculpture; interior landscapes; and more. Landscape architects have advanced education and professional training and are licensed in 49 states. Visit
636 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20001202-898-2444888-999-ASLAwww.asla.org Visit
Contact Info The American Society of Landscape Architects 636 Eye Street, NW Washington , DC 20001 202-898-2444888-999-ASLAwww.asla.org ASLA Presents Awards to 2007 Professional, Student Award Winners; 37 professional and 22 student awards were presented at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Francisco. The awards ceremony and reception took place on October 8 at the Moscone Center and was sponsored by Landscape Forms. ASLA Awards Ceremony Senior landscape architecture students and Richmond Town Planner, Denise Stetson, take time out following their public presentation describing green visions for Wyoming village, University of Rhode Island ASLA Student Award winner Ron Tatasciore, Arizona State University, President, Arizona Chapter, ASLA a time for reflection... past, present and future ASLA student members pour over details for national competition ASLA Student Chapter Awards and Recognitions. Kansas State University : front row, left to right: Eric Bernard, Chapter Advisor; Katie Martin, Celine Andersen, Mike Verseman, Dennis Tonsor, Dan Beckerdite, Brad Hus. Second row: Andrea Arnoldi, Erin Hower, Stephanie Voss, Brian Pille. Back row: Jud Gladin, Jill Enz, Mike Rieger, John Payne, Brian Hochstein ASLA student scholarship winners Auburn Student ASLA Chapter Contributes to Green Roof Campaign Visit
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