Since its founding in 1966 by Ian McHarg and leading landscape architects of the day, LAF has worked to strengthen the profession and collaborate with leaders in practice, academia, and industry to provide thought leadership in designing sustainable landscape solutions. We also support the development of emerging student leaders and young professionals.
Through this leadership, LAF continues to advance the body of knowledge and support innovative projects and initiatives needed not only for the landscape architecture profession, but for the many professionals and advocates who share our mission and are critical to its success.
Conversations with Leaders in Landscape
This initiative features established and emerging leaders offering their insights through text, audio, and video interviews.
This creative challenges brings young professionals from around the country to a host city for a intensive 2-day charrette to develop design solutions for local initiatives.
Landscape Futures Initiative
This series of seven in-depth symposia, held from 2002 to 2008, addressed the direction and future needs of the land design and planning professions.