2019 Chapter Report
Profile: Landscape architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of healthy, equitable, safe, and resilient environments. 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.
This year, leaders from top architecture and design organizations celebrated women in design at a panel event co-hosted by The American Society of Landscape Architects and The American Institute of Architects. The event was part of a series that explores the imperative of expanding diversity in the architecture profession. The "Women in Design" event acknowledged the contributions and accomplishments of women in the design field.
ASLA received an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to open up a new exhibition entitled, "Smart Policies for a Changing Climate. This exhibition showcases 20 diverse case studies that "illustrate the success these recommendations can have in harnessing natural systems, reducing carbon emissions, and improving communities' resilience to climate change." The exhibit, located at ASLA's Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C., is free and open to the public every weekday (except holidays) through May 1, 2020.
As seen in LASN magazine, December 2019.