Professional Practice

Professional Development

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$–Available to Non-Members for a fee

For Professionals

ASLA Resources

Business Toolkit, M, $
JobLink, M, $
Member Benefits, M
Member Directory, M
Professional Awards
RFQs and Opportunities
Standard Form Contracts for Professional Services, M, $

Developing New Skills

Continuing Education
Conferences for Landscape Architects
Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES)
ASLA Online Learning, M, $
Research Reports (previously known as the Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS)), M, $
Professional Practice Networks (PPNs), M
Software, M
UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library Resources
UC Berkeley Professional Practice Resources

Professional Certifications

SITES® Accredited Professional (AP)
Certified Arborist Credentials, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program, Society for Ecological Restoration
Certified Education Facilities Professional (CEFP) and Educational Facilities Professional (EFP), Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®), International Facility Management Association
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program, Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
Certified Irrigation Designer, Irrigation Association
Certified Manager of Invasive Plants (CMIP) Program
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), National Recreation and Park Association
Certified Park Professional (CPP), World Parks Academy
Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control™ (CPESC®)
Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Certified Stormwater Inspector, National Stormwater Center
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certification Program
CNU-Accreditation program, Congress for the New Urbanism in partnership with the University of Miami School of Architecture
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designation (CPD), National Institute of Crime Prevention
Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), The Center for Health Design
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), GIS Certification Institute
Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training & Accreditation program, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)
Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program, Chicago Botanic Garden
LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with specialty
LEED Green Associate (GA)
Living Future Accreditation, International Living Future Institute
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)
Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP), Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)

Job Opportunities

Alliance for Biking & Walking Job Board
Archinect Jobs
Architect's Newspaper Jobs
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Jobs
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Jobs & RFPs
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Jobs
Dezeen Jobs
European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Jobs / Landscape architect jobs / Landscape architect jobs
JobLink, M, $
Land8 Jobs
Landscape Institute Jobs (UK)
Next City Jobs
Planetizen Jobs / Landscape architect jobs  

Federal Opportunities
EPA Grants
FedBizOpps (FBO)
FedConnect Public Opportunities
Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (HUD)
Brownfields Program (EPA)
BUILD Transportation Program (formerly the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program) (U.S. DOT)
Community Challenge Grants (HUD)
Community Development Block Grants (HUD)
Community Forest programs (USDA)
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program (U.S. DOT)
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (EPA)
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (EPA)
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EPA)
Federal Transit Administration Capital Investment Grants Program (U.S. DOT)
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (EPA)
Historic Preservation Fund Grants (NPS)
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town Grants
National Scenic Byways Program (U.S. DOT)
Recreational Trails Program (U.S. DOT)
Safe Routes to School (U.S. DOT)
Surface Transportation Block Grants (formerly Transportation Alternatives Program) (U.S. DOT)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs  

Grants and Fellowships

Fellowships and Scholarships
AARP Community Challenge grant program
Design Trust for Public Space Equitable Public Space Fellowship
Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship Opportunities
Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship
Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) National Fellowships
Graham Foundation Grants
Knight Foundation Grants and Public Spaces Fellowship
J.M. Kaplan Fund
Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Leadership Fellowship program
Patagonia Environmental Grants
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants
Rome Prize
Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) Summer Fellowships

Marketing and Communications

How to Market Design Consultancy Services: Finding, Winning, Keeping, and Developing Clients by Shan Preddy
Social Media in Action: Comprehensive Guide for Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting Firms by Amanda Walter and Holly Berkeley
When Your New Job Is to Find Your Next Job by Marjanne Pearson for ArchNewsNow, 2009
Writing for Design Professionals: A Guide to Writing Successful Proposals, Letters, Brochures, Portfolios, Reports, Presentations, and Job Applications by Stephen Kliment


Beautiful Evidence by Edward Tufte
Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte
TEDx Create + Prepare Slides
The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within by Edward Tufte

Portfolio Design

Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work by Sara Eisenman
Design Matters: Portfolio 01 by Maura Keller
Designing a Digital Portfolio by Cynthia Baron
Portfolio Design by Harold Linton
Portfolio Design Lecture and Workshop Series  


For Students

ASLA Resources

About ASLA Student Membership
ASLA Mentorship Program
ASLA Student Awards
Career Discovery
DesignIntelligence Landscape Architecture Program Rankings on The Dirt
Graduating Student Surveys
Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships and Fellowships
Landscape Architecture Programs
Landscape Architecture Schools

Competitions and Grants

Anova: ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture Grant and L.A.R.E. Grant
Campus RainWorks Challenge
Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA) Curriculum Challenge Award of Excellence Scholarship
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition
Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Career Guides

Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design by Kelleann Foster
Careers Building Communities - information on environmental science education and careers
Opportunities in Landscape Architecture, Botanical Gardens, and Arboreta by Blythe Camenson
Recreation and Parks: The Profession by Betty van der Smissen





Professional Practice: 

Library and
Research Services:
Ian Bucacink

RFQs & Opportunities:

Historic Landscapes (HALS):