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TAG: American Society of Landscape Architects

SITES certifies four new properties

August 12, 2014By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington, a mixed-use development in Northern California, a historic Civil War era preserve in New York and the headquarters of an architecture firm in Georgia. The four projects join 30 others certified by the SITES program. A collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects,... read more

Houzz adds affiliation badges for ASLA, APSP

June 25, 2014By

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Houzz, an online platform for residential designers and service providers, debuted an affiliation badge program. It enables professionals on Houzz to add badges to their profiles, showcasing their affiliation with trade associations. For the partner organizations, the badges provide a channel for educating consumers and raising awareness among the broader Houzz community. Launch partners for Houzz Affiliation... read more

ASLA survey: Work inquiries rise, design firms look to hire

May 22, 2014By

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released its first quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey, which provided a quarter-to-quarter surge in inquiries from potential clients for new work, and hiring plans grew slightly from the last quarter. Fully 80.2 percent reported stable to significantly higher inquiries for work, representing an increase from 74.9 percent last quarter. In addition, 72.2 percent of firm... read more

ASLA creates online education hubs for NLAM

April 8, 2014By

As part of its outreach for National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) launched two educational resources to help young people and teachers explore the landscape architecture profession. They are in the form of a newly redesigned Career Discovery website and Tools for Teachers. Career Discovery, aimed at students in middle school and high school,... read more

NLAM deemed a vehicle for ‘Career Discovery’

March 25, 2014By

National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM) will be celebrated in April with a 2014 theme of “Career Discovery.” The commemoration provides an opportunity to show students what landscape architects do, said to Mark Focht, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). In accordance with the outreach, a newly redesigned career discovery page for students and new education hub for... read more

ASLA survey: Lighting, native plants trending in 2014

February 26, 2014By

Consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing, according to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The survey also shows continuing popularity for sustainable and low-maintenance design. The survey asked residential landscape architecture professionals about the estimated popularity of various design elements... read more