Landscape architecture has been recognized as a distinct profession nowadays. It covers analyzing, planning, designing and managing the natural and built environment. Landscape architecture includes various types of projects like recreation, parks, streetscapes, gardens; academic campuses and so on.
American Society of landscape architects is a professional association of landscape architects. It has more than 17000 members from all the 50 States of America. Its main aim is to create awareness of landscape architecture and thereby to increase the appreciation for this profession. It takes active part in resolving various political issues in the local, state or national level related to this profession.
Another main objective of American society of landscape architects is to provide free summer internship programs to its members during the months of February, March and April. It mainly targets the students to get the benefits of summer internship. Therefore it sends email remainders to students of landscape architecture so as to inform them about the internship program.
American society of landscape architects provides numerous benefits to its members. It provides free subscription of landscape architecture magazine to its members. The professional practice library of ASLA provides technical information series, self study preparation materials etc to student members. The members can also obtain the benefits of Computer Aided Design library of ASLA so that they can get more technical knowledge and skill in their field.
American society of landscape architects provides huge discount on annual meeting for its members. It also provides opportunities to join professional practice network. There are 17 professional practice networks in ASLA which helps the members to get advanced knowledge base. The members can also share their common knowledge with other members. The staffs of American society of Landscape architecture can help pinpointing the potential landscape architecture in the respective areas of the members and thereby help the members stabilize their career.
ASLA members can submit their resume in its job link. Non members can also post their resume here. It provides various jobs listing to the members and enables them to do a simple search of various job opportunities available.
The professional members of American society of landscape architecture are entitled to receive the benefits of Free Finder. They can find a firm in any special areas like Botanical garden planning, golf course design, parks, recreations and public places, Therapeutic garden planning, streetscapes and so on.
ASLA members are allowed to enter the professional and students’ awards. ASLA professional awards honor the best landscape architecture design from all over the world. The awards are given for general design, residential design, and land mark design and so on. ASALA students’ awards help encouraging the students. For professional awards at least the first stage of the construction must be completed in order to get eligibility for the awards.
However, for students’ awards, it is not required to build. The juries would consider the quality and execution of the design. The design would be considered best if it has features for environmental sustainability and sensitivity.
The landscape architects can get the award entry form from the authorized website of American society of landscape architects.