2018 ASLA Diversity Summit Call for Letters of Interest

This year, ASLA will host the 2018 Diversity Summit from June 22-24 at the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. The six new professionals from the Diversity Super Summit have been invited back and ASLA is looking to invite six new participants to add valuable input to discussions and resource development. The goals of the 2018 Diversity Summit are to review benchmarks prioritized from the 2017 Diversity Super Summit and create opportunities for participants to research and workshop resources for ASLA’s career discovery […]

ASLA Officially Opens 2018 Call for Awards Entries

Outstanding juries named for Professional and Student Awards programs. 1/25/2018—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is now accepting entries for the 2018 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition. Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Entry payments and submissions must be submitted online—www.asla.org/2018cfe. Go to the “Begin Your Submission” […]

Enter now for the 2018 AZ Awards

AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2018 AZ Awards. Now in its 8th year, the AZ Awards competition celebrates the best in architecture and design from around the world. Entries are juried by a panel of architects and designers at the forefront of their professions. Each winner will receive the AZ Awards trophy, get international exposure through our media partners, and have their achievements recognized by AZURE in print, online and at the […]

Member Spotlight: Tyler Silvestro

Tyler Silvestro is a landscape architect working for W Architecture & Landscape Architecture in Brooklyn. Among other responsibilities, he has worked on various projects that focus on post-Sandy design and reconstruction, including a competition to reconsider ways in which vulnerable geographies can be more resilient through multi-disciplinary collaboration called Rebuild by Design. Tyler has written for numerous architectural publications and has co-taught design studios at Columbia University GSAPP and CUNY City College of New York in Manhattan. Tyler is the […]

Kate Orff Selected for 2017 MacArthur Fellow

On behalf of the ASLA-NY Chapter, I am excited to announce that Kate Orff has been selected to receive a 2017 MacArthur Fellowships Grant. This is the first time a Landscape Architect has been awarded this prestigious grant in the program’s 36 year history. We are so proud of Kate and are thrilled that she will be pushing the envelopes of landscape architecture and increasing awareness of our profession with the work this grant will provide the opportunity to do. The […]

NY Upstate ASLA Annual Awards Submission Due Oct 27

2017 Annual Awards Program Entries Due OCTOBER 27 The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, in an effort to encourage the participation by and recognition of landscape architects, and to better familiarize the public with their activities and projects, announces the Annual Awards Program for 2017. The program recognizes a full spectrum of innovative projects and efforts executed by individuals, firms, agencies, and academic institutions.  More information online. As a reminder, all awards will be announced and […]


Multidisciplinary panel to make policy recommendations around climate change mitigation and adaptation 9/13/2017 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, is convening a blue ribbon panel to make comprehensive public-policy recommendations for mitigating and adapting to climate change through resilient design. Composed of 11 experts from across various disciplines, the panel will make recommendations that will ultimately save lives and affordably protect cities from future natural disasters. ASLA urges responsible policy […]

ASLA to Host Security Design Panel on Facebook Live

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will host an Aug. 31 panel of landscape architects via Facebook Live to discuss the security design of public places. In view of recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Barcelona and London, the panel will examine the urgent need to ensure the public’s safety on public, government and institutional properties. Key design goals and challenges will also be addressed from various angles, with a special focus on how to provide an adequate balance between addressing threats […]

The Big Pre-Oscar Snub

From the Huffington Post, 8/23/2017 by Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Publicity still for Columbus showing male lead John Cho in the Miller Garden. Who got snubbed? That’s the question asked every year when the Oscar nominees are announced. Critics opine about the performances not recognized, and gossips wonder if those snubbed had meltdowns like the one comedic genius Catherine O’Hara’s character Marilyn Hack has in the brilliant satiric movie For Your Consideration (O’Hara, by the way, was snubbed for that performance. Sad!). Well, […]

Press Release: ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Karen Grajales American Society of Landscape Architects (202) 216-2371 ktgrajales@asla.org @landarchitects ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)   Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s executive order intended to streamline the environmental approval process for major infrastructure projects, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released the following statement: “ASLA is deeply concerned with the executive order’s roll […]