Landscape Architecture Associations
A professional association's goal is advance the profession through the organizations' members. A professional association, also sometimes called a professional organization, also creates public awareness of the profession.
Below you will find a selection of associations relevant to the landscaping profession.
American Society of Landscape Architects (opens in new window)
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 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 the “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (opens in new window)
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization founded in 1989. Our mission is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals. APLD members adhere to a code of professional standards, encourage continuing education, and stay up to date about new developments and latest trends throughout the field. We offer members a certification program – the only one of its kind – that provides professional recognition to those designers who can pass a rigorous peer review program. We offer consumers trained professionals who can help them achieve the gardens they truly desire.
The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects (opens in new window)
The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects was established by legislation in 1969 to register professional landscape architects. The purpose of registration is the protection of public health, safety and welfare. To obtain a license to practice, the Board requires education, experience and successful completion of a national examination. In addition, each registrant must complete continuing education requirements prior to annual renewal of the license.