Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary partnership led by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden
to transform land development and management practices through the
nation’s first voluntary guidelines and rating system for sustainable
landscapes, with or without buildings. The guidelines and rating system
represent years of work by dozens of the country’s leading
sustainability experts, scientists, and design professionals and
incorporate public input from hundreds of individuals and dozens of
organizations to create this essential missing link in green design.
Major funding for the Sustainable Sites Initiative is provided by the
Meadows Foundation and Landscape Structures.
Use JobLink to search for jobs and post landscape architecture job listings and resumes. Members received a discount.
Resource Center provides important information for the practicing
landscape architect. Among the items of interest are business tools,
resource guides on sustainable design, ASLA policies and ethics
information, and ASLA publications.
Professional Practice Networks
ASLA supports 18 specialized landscape architecture communities called Professional Practice Networks (PPNs). Information is provided on how to join these groups, which are available exclusively to ASLA members. PPNs include:
Campus Planning and Design
Sustainable Design Resources
Children's Outdoor Enviroments
Healthcare and Therapeutic Design
Housing and Community Design
Landscape Architecture and Transportation
Landscape-Land Use Planning
Parks and Recreation
Reclamation and Restoration
Residential Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Design and Development
Women in Landscape Architecture
Explore sustainable design resource guides, residential design guides, and the sustainability toolkit.
rfqs and opportunities
events, educational opportunities, including fellowships, business
opportunities, including RFPs, and new design competitions. More than 20
opportunities in the U.S. and abroad are submitted each week.
provides links to organizations, software resources, journals, federal
government resources, and other information relevant to landscape
Library & Research Services
There is extensive information about ASLA’s library collections, research services, on-line catalog, and other resources in the library and research services section.
ASLA's popular Firm Finder tool is available to the public to locate landscape architecture firms in their area. All ASLA members receive a basic listing in Firm Finder for free, and can enhance their listing for a modest fee.