TAG: Nancy Somerville

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 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

ASLA Q4 survey says billable hours dip, hiring outlook good

February 12, 2014By

Business conditions remained stalled for the landscape architecture industry in the fourth quarter of 2013, but may be entering a turnaround, as shown by the latest American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey. Although billable hours and inquiries for new work dipped during the fourth quarter, about half of all firms indicated plans to hire in early 2014—a... read more

ASLA reinforces health benefits of nature with new online guide

September 11, 2013By

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) introduced a new online guide that restores the notion that nature is good for us, alluding to the long- and short-term mental and physical health benefits of spending time outside. “We created this guide to expand public awareness about the benefits of green spaces, as well as to urge people to get out... read more