OKASLA Mission Statement
The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national organization representing over 15,000 members in 48 Chapters throughout the United States and US territories. Founded in 1899 with eleven original members, the ASLA promotes the Landscape Architecture profession and advocates the practice of Landscape Architecture through advocacy, education, communication and fellowship.
The mission of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is to lead, to educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. ASLA seeks to improve the public understanding of the profession and advance the practice of Landscape Architecture. ASLA’s Government Affairs Department facilitates communication between members and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels and is an active advocate of the profession on issues including professional licensure, livable communities, transportation enhancements and small business issues. For more information on the American Society of Landscape Architects go to www.asla.org.
What is a Landscape Architect?
Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Types of projects include:
|Conservation||Parks and recreation|
|Corporate and commercial||Reclamation|
|Gardens and arboreta||Residential|
|Historic preservation and restoration||Security design|
|Hospitality and resorts||Streetscapes and public spaces|
|Interior landscapes||Transportation corridors and facilities|
|Land planning||Urban design|
|Landscape art and earth sculpture||Water resources|