American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Green Roof / ASLA
Welcome to the American Society of Landscape Architect (ASLA)'s Job Opportunities, where we post current openings available at our downtown Washington D.C. headquarters.
ASLA’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the land is reflected in the organizational culture and values and in the work environment. ASLA values are dedication, excellence, integrity, leadership, and stewardship. The ASLA culture is collaborative, member-focused, accountable, responsible, and volunteer-supported.
ASLA offers exciting career opportunities for individuals at all levels. Our current staff of 49 includes recent college graduates and skilled professionals.
ASLA offers an attractive, competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and life insurance; a 401(k) plan; a commuter program; and flexible schedules.
The work environment is a four-story building currently undergoing a major interior renovation scheduled for completion in 2016; the redesigned building will be LEED Platinum and WELL Building certified. The ASLA building is Energy Star certified and uses 100 percent renewable wind energy. The building is located one-and-a-half blocks from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station serving the Red, Yellow, and Green Lines. Learn more about ASLA's green headquarters.
Library and Archives Technical Administrator -- Part-Time (Approximately 20 hour week)
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. ASLA has 15,000 members and 49 chapters, representing all 50 states, the U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Types of projects include:
- parks and recreation
- urban design
- streetscapes and public spaces
- transportation corridors and facilities
- gardens and arboreta
- security design
- hospitality and resorts
- academic campuses
- therapeutic gardens
- historic preservation and restoration
- corporate and commercial
- landscape art and earth sculpture
- interior landscapes, and more
The majority of ASLA members, nearly 80 percent, work in private practice; 12 percent are in the public sector and 5 percent are full-time educators. The remaining members are employed by private developers or work in other specialized fields.