TAG: ASLA

ASLA reveals 2018 residential landscape architecture trends

April 4, 2018By

Sustainability, space for outdoor fitness activities and the ability to charge mobile devices are key residential landscape trends, according to the 2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements in 2018. The survey was fielded Feb. 22... read more

ASLA Q2 2014 survey shows rise in billable hours

August 12, 2014By

The outlook remains positive for landscape architecture firms, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) second quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey. The survey, which was fielded July 9 to July 31 and had 184 respondents, revealed a marked rise in billable hours and inquiries for new work. Hiring plans rose slightly from the last quarter. Fully 84.7 percent of... 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

Project Portfolio: Flat-out beautiful

May 2, 2014By

When an unusually flat site threatened to consume the view of the yard, the homeowners let the design team take some risks—and were rewarded with an outdoor space that’s the envy of the neighborhood. Brian Cossari, ASLA, a landscape architect for Wilton, Conn.-based Hoffman Landscapes, and his team were faced with a daunting challenge: The owners of a stately colonial... read more

ECI onboards Bobby Markowitz as senior landscape architect

December 11, 2013By

Ecological Concerns (ECI) and Central Coast Wilds Nursery, in Santa Cruz, Calif., welcomed landscape architect Bobby Markowitz, ASLA. Since 1990, Markowitz ‘s firm Earthcraft Landscape Design has designed landscapes using water-wise design and rainwater catchment systems. Incorporating his skills and expertise, ECI expects to be better able to address design issues critical to the important topic of water conservation in... read more

SITES certifies three new projects

November 27, 2013By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has certified three new projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes. The newly certified projects are Shoemaker Green, a university green space in Philadelphia that received two stars; Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C., which received three stars; and Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, which... read more