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Landscape Communications Inc., published the first issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News (LASN) in July 1985. This publication is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed, built or influenced by registered Landscape Architects worldwide.

LASN provides landscape architects timely information on sustainable design, parks, school and campus design, city planning, water management, hardscapes, custom residential and other topics pertinent to the profession. If you or your firm designed an innovative project, we'd love to showcase it in LASN. With the largest, most qualified reach and readership in the industry, LASN's national circulation is 32,100 with a total readership of over 90,000. Please click on the links below for detailed information on submitting editorial materials.

View and Download the LASN Editorial Calendar
"Call for Projects" Guidelines
Submit Material to LASN's Monthly Columns

Month Cover Theme Bonus Distribution Product Focus

January Sustainable Design
Sustainable design seeks to work with nature and negate environmental impacts, while reducing consumption of nonrenewable resources, minimizing waste and all the while creating healthy, productive environments. Water-efficient landscapes, "green infrastructure" and recycled materials are some of the phrases commonly associated with these designs.
  Sustainable Design

February Custom Residential
Approximately 70 percent of landscape architects do residential design work. LASN will showcase how landscape architects enhance residential properties with landscape design and outdoor-living elements.
  FenceTech Paving Materials

March Parks
By maximizing use of limited green space and providing play areas for children, landscape architects continue to foster Olmsted’s idea that “every community should have a park at its heart.”
  Landscape Perimeters: Fencing, Walls & Gates

April Lighting
How a landscape architecture design looks at night is not only about safety, but also aesthetics and energy savings. Use of decorative poles, shielded luminaries, uplighting, downlighting, spot, façade, path and step lighting fixtures and bollard lighting are just some of the options to enhance a site’s night environment.

May Annual Specifier's Guide
LASN's annual showcase of products in 10 categories is the reference landscape architects consult when specifying their latest projects.

June School & Campus Design
LASN will feature school landscape designs at all levels of education—elementary, middle school, high school and college and university, plus engaging landscapes of corporate campuses.
  Play Structures & Safety Surfacing

July Resort & Hotel Development
A recent industry report forecast that expenditures on U.S. commercial building construction, which includes resort and hotel development, will increase 4.3% annually through 2023.
  Fire & Decorative Water Features

August Downtown Development
Downtown streetscapes are focusing on multimodal and pedestrian-friendly designs, enhancing traffic flow and attracting people to downtown areas to foster economic growth. The designs of landscape architects and the use of site amenities are crucial to their success.
  TNLA Area/Street Lighting

September LASN’s Show Issue/Firms of Miami
This year our popular annual issue featuring the project work of regional landscape architecture firms focuses on those firms either based in or with offices in and around Miami.
  ASLA Show Open

October NRPA Show Issue: Playgrounds
LASN showcases the latest innovative playground designs for schools and parks. Accessible play for children of all abilities continues to grow, as does inventive, thematic design.
  Double Show Issue!!
Hardscape NA

November Hardscapes (Special Section: Advertiser Q&A)
Hardscape materials and designs can give a residence, a town plaza, a streetscape or a campus a special identity, as well as offer stormwater management.

December Yearbook / Forecast 2021
The Yearbook issue is dedicated to the issues, events and activities of the national and state landscape associations in 2020, including ASLA State Chapter reports. LASN also looks at the economic forecast as it relates to the industry. This is an indispensable issue and is perfect to kick off your 2021 promotional campaigns.
  Best of the Year

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