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Help Us Create the Next Generation LPS

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is currently developing a new website to house its Landscape Performance Series and related resources. The goal of the redesign is to enhance the user experience with improved organization, new resources, and more ways to browse and search the content.

startrek-lps-300wTo help us create the most dynamic website possible, we are seeking input from a variety of LPS users, from the one-timers to the diehards. We’ve developed the following short surveys for different user groups.The surveys focus on your use of the LPS, what you find most useful, and what additional functionality and resources you would like to see. Please take a moment to complete the appropriate survey and tell us what you think!

As a thanks for completing the survey, your name will be entered into a drawing to win LAF’s award-winning book, “Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle’s Urban Community Gardens.”

LAF is also conducting phone interviews and focus groups for those wishing to provide more detailed feedback or engage in an open conversation about the website. If you are interested, please contact us at: lps@lafoundation.org.

Thank you in advance for your time, input, and assistance in making the Landscape Performance Series the best resource it can be!

Join LAF at the LA Expo Leaders' Reception

The 2014 LA Expo, a two-day trade show and educational conference in Long Beach, California, will feature a special Leaders’ Reception with all proceeds supporting Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) research and scholarships.

parkers-lighthouseParker's Lighthouse overlooking the harbor

Join LAF on Thursday, February 13 at Parker’s Lighthouse, known for its spectacular views of Long Beach Harbor. The event starts at 6pm, and the $75 ticket includes food, live music, and a hosted bar for the first hour. The evening will include a panel discussion with leaders in landscape architecture Mia Lehrer, FASLA, Susan Goltsman, FASLA and Stephanie Landregan, FASLA. Event sponsors include: ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, IRONSMITH, Landscape Architect and Specifier News, Scofield, SWG Trees, Old Town Fiberglass, Rainbird, and USA Shade & Fabric Structures, Inc. Many thanks to the LA Expo for this opportunity.

Purchase tickets here.
View sponsorship opportunities here.

The LA Expo also features a “Complimentary Learning Lab” with LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA on Friday, Feb 8 from 10-11am. Barbara will present the Landscape Performance Series, an online set of resources to quantify benefits, show value, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.

The LA Expo is the largest western trade show and educational conference for landscape architects, specifers, and design/build professionals. The LA Expo is produced by Landscape Communications, Inc and provides a regional venue where over 1,200 design and development professionals can exchange ideas, explore new products and technologies, and establish business relationships.

What's Next for Landscape Architecture?

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What’s Next for Landscape Architecture? LAF asked this question to attendees at the ASLA Annual Meeting EXPO in Boston. From the serious to the silly to the provocative, we got a great mix of responses from the leading practitioners, faculty, students, and others in the field. See the full range of answers on LAF’s Flickr Photostream.

We hope that your 2014 is off to a wonderful start, whatever the future holds!

ASLA Council of Fellows Adds Third Award to Annual Scholarship

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows has increased the number of awards available through its annual scholarship. Up to three $4,000 awards will now be available each year to promising landscape architecture students. Each recipient also receives a one-year student ASLA membership, general registration fees for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, and a travel stipend to attend the meeting.

cof-networking2013 ASLA Council of Fellows scholarhip recipients enjoy networking at the ASLA Annual Meeting (Credit: Dennis E. Bryers, FASLA, PLA)

“The Council is pleased to expand this opportunity. In addition to the financial award, this scholarship provides the exceptional opportunity to interact with the profession and its leaders by attending the Annual Meeting as a guest of honor,” said Council of Fellows Chair Susan L.B. Jacobson, FASLA.

The ASLA Council of Fellows scholarship fund was established in 2004 to increase the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the study of landscape architecture, enriching the profession through a more diverse population. Upper-level undergraduate students enrolled in Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs are eligible. Full details and application information are available on the ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships page.

The awards are part of the Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Program managed by LAF, which now offers a total of $43,500 annually through 9 different scholarships and fellowships.