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News & Events


LAF 31st Annual Benefit

Fri, Oct 21, 7:00-10:30pm
Civic Theatre, New Orleans

Enjoy a festive evening while supporting LAF research and scholarship programs.

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Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future

Over 700 attended this historic event on June 10-11! Photos and video recordings of the 25 ten-minute Declarations are now posted.


LAF is Hiring: Program Manager

parkingday-staffSending Arianna (center) off with a bang on PARK(ing) day 2016

LAF is seeking a highly-organized, creatively-analytical, results-oriented Program Manager to coordinate our signature Case Study Investigation (CSI) program and support other Landscape Performance Series initiatives. The full-time, 40 hour/week position in Washington, DC offers a first-hand opportunity to guide transformative research and promote “next practices” in sustainable design. For more details, see the full job announcement on our Opportunities page.

Arianna Koudounas, who served as Program Manager since June 2014, is moving on to new opportunities in the urban planning field. Arianna received her Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning degree from Georgetown University last December and is excited to put her many skills to work in a planner role.

We will miss Arianna’s poise, pinch-hitting, and puns, but we are happy that she can  continue to champion sustainable landscape solutions and bring the landscape perspective to a key allied discipline. And we know that when we really need a fix of Arianna’s humor, we can catch her at one of the many performances she does with the Washington Improv Theater. Best wishes, Arianna!

Research and Practice: Your Input Needed


Landscape architecture is a practice of continual inquiry with investigation at its core. But how and why do we undertake research? How do we assess its legitimacy? Where does basic research fit in? And how might we better transform knowledge into practice?

On Friday, October 21 at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting, LAF will participate in a panel to consider these questions. Eric Kramer of Reed Hilderbrand, Kate Orff of SCAPE Landscape Architecture, and Heather Whitlow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation will discuss these issues in an interactive panel session that aims to probe and envision the next frontiers of landscape architecture research.

To prepare for the session, we want to know how practitioners are using and engaging in research. If you are a landscape architecture practitioner, please take a few moments to complete this short 6-question survey:

asla2016-120wWe appreciate your input, and look forward to sharing and discussing the results during #ASLA2016 in New Orleans. Mark your calendar:

Research and Practice: What Does It Mean? Why Do We Do It?
Fri, Oct 21, 10:30am-12:00pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 271

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