Landscape Architects Launch Campaign to Grow Profession
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) encourages students and parents to “Discover Careers in Landscape Architecture” this April as part of National Landscape Architecture Month. The month encompasses Earth Day on April 22 and the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted on April 26, founder of the American landscape architecture profession.
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of jobs in landscape architecture to grow by over 16 percent during the next eight years. ASLA is working with Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL Pro-Bowl running back, and landscape architecture firm principal Eddie George, ASLA, to promote career opportunities to young people. ASLA chapters across the country will host activities throughout the month of April, highlighting what landscape architects do and the broad range of careers available in the field.
This year, the Indiana Chapter of ASLA is launching a variety of nationally recognized efforts to advocate for the profession of Landscape Architecture. Presentations, clean-ups, tree plantings, and many more events have been ongoing to engage members with their communities. As part of the public awareness effort, INASLA members built several benches which have been located in prominent landscapes in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend. Fort Wayne locations include: Buckner Park, Robert E. Meyers Park, Science Central rain garden, and Fort Wayne International Airport.
To learn more about landscape architecture and the importance of the bench locations, visit www.innlam.org.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 18,200 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture in Indiana online at www.inalsa.org.