Whether you're a homeowner inspired to undertake a major landscape project, a local official facing the problem of flooding roads, or a real estate developer with a brownfield to rehabilitate, the expertise of a professional landscape architect is only a click away. With the new online Landscape Architect Firm Finder, seekers can now access more than 10,000 landscape architects by geographic location, metropolitan service area, or firm name. The Firm Finder can be accessed from the ASLA Online homepage, www.asla.org, the website of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
"It's a great service for communities and property owners," said Nancy Somerville, ASLA Executive Vice President. "If stormwater is causing floods in Philadelphia's streets, the city traffic manager can easily locate several landscape architect firms that work in Pennsylvania."
"The Firm Finder lets potential clients do more research before they contact a landscape architect," said Dennis Carmichael, ASLA Vice President for Information. Carmichael is also a vice president with EDAW, a landscape architecture firm that recently posted an expanded profile on Firm Finder. "It puts more data within easy reach of visitors to the ASLA website. Lots of people visit ASLA Online to learn more about the kind of work landscape architects do. When they learn more about landscape architecture, many recognize projects that could benefit from this expertise. Now, these visitors can access information about local landscape architecture firms right away."
Visitors can search by firm names as well as location. "ASLA gets many contact requests from landscape architecture featured in the media," Somerville said. "Now when people see a landscape design or environmental solution that appeals to them, they can easily find prospective landscape architecture firms by visiting www.asla.org."
Contact information is listed for all member firms, and some firms have provided a hotlink to their website with access to project images; a listing of the firm's practice specialty areas, such as golf course design, campus planning, or therapeutic gardens; information about the landscape architects employed by the firm; and the scope and nature of the firm's practice.
The Firm Finder is a free service provided by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Founded in 1899, ASLA is the professional association representing landscape architects nationwide. Landscape architecture is the art and science of site analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land.