April is World Landscape Architecture Month! The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), in collaboration with the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), has selected the month of April as the month long celebration of landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces both locally and globally.
April was formerly National Landscape Architecture Month, however now with the global connection, participants will celebrate landscape architecture by reaching out within their communities while also connecting each of ASLA’s chapters to different member organizations of IFLA to spread the profession across the globe.
In addition, Landscape architects will join across the country during the month of April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically underrepresented minorities. They’ll hold public events showcasing just what can be done through hands-on work with the public, speaking engagements, and in-school presentations.
With the theme of Career Discovery with a focus on underrepresented minorities, National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM) will spur a countrywide movement, teaching children, young adults, and even teachers just how artfully landscape architects design their world. From community parks to residential design, there’s a field out there for any ambitious student, regardless of the color of their skin. For more information visit: WLAM and or ASLA.