Washington, D.C., April 1, 2010 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced April as National Landscape Architecture Month, in conjunction with a new campaign entitled “Designing Our Future.” The campaign is designed to educate the public about sustainable landscapes and landscape architecture as a career choice – part of a new site at www.asla.org/sustainablelandscapes.
April encompasses Earth Day on April 22 and the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted on April 26, founder of the American landscape architecture profession. Landscape architects design and plan spaces ranging from public parks, campuses, streetscapes, resorts, all the way to single family homes.
“More than ever, we must recognize that the space between, on top of and around buildings is as important – if not more – in creating a sustainable world,” said ASLA President Gary Scott, FASLA. “This April I hope people will learn the role landscape architects play in ‘Designing Our Future’.”
In conjunction with April, additional National Landscape Architecture Month elements include:
For more information about National Landscape Architecture Month, visit www.asla.org/lamonth.