Virtual Career Day Center: Your Path to Landscape Architecture Starts Here!

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Welcome to ASLA’s Virtual Career Day Center

Landscape architecture is a vibrant field comprised of design professionals making a difference in their communities and around the world. Featured video presentations will highlight a variety of career options within the profession. Just like live Career Day presentations, you'll hear from innovative landscape architects around the world who love their careers, have amazing hobbies, and love to travel. Presenters will talk about their journey to discover landscape architecture, their jobs, explorations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and careers in design.

The Boston Architectural College Team

In our newest Virtual Career Day feature, Scott Fulford, ASLA, Director of Special Projects and Faculty at Boston Architectural College, moderates a session with three recent graduates of the Masters in Landscape Architecture Program at BAC whose jobs demonstrate different scales and applications of professional practice. Check out their story.

Amanda Coen, ASLA

Oh the places she's seen, the places she's gone! Watch Amanda's video and see where landscape architecture has taken this designer with a passion for textiles and study abroad!   Amanda Coen

About Amanda Coen, ASLA 

Amanda is a landscape designer, researcher and writer. She has an undergraduate degree in International Studies with a focus in Anthropology and a minor in Studio Art from Macalester College and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. She worked as a designer at Snohetta for over three years and was the recipient of the 2019 Deborah J. Norden Fund from the Architectural League for her project that investigates the role cultural institutions could play in imagining rural futures. She is currently based in South America working on several projects with wHY and drawings with Fibershed from afar while also uncovering the local scene.

Patricia Algara, ASLA

Watch the i+create=parks: Patricia Algara video (6:57), then access her Career Day presentation and learn how she combines her love for landscape architecture with her love of bees.


About Patricia Algara, ASLA 

Patricia was born and raised in Mexico, she is a founding principal of BASE Landscape Architecture. A recognized leader in sustainable design and community involvement, Patricia creates landscapes that immerse people of all backgrounds and abilities in learning, exploration and play. Patricia’s community involvement and advocacy expand the boundaries of traditional landscape architecture. She founded an NGO "With Honey in The Heart"  that creates healthy habitats for pollinators and educates about the importance of bees. She has lectured at many universities and has won two national faculty ASLA awards. She received her MLA from UC Berkeley in 2007.

Ujijji Davis Williams, ASLA

CareerGirls.org invited ASLA member and Diversity Summit leader Ujijji Davis, ASLA, to speak about landscape architecture, working in a design office, academic requirements, and possible career tracks.  Watch Ujijji's CareerGirls interview (1:59).

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About Ujijji Davis Williams, ASLA

Davis’ work supports a growing movement within the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community to inspire girls’ futures and help them envision their place in the world. Based in Detroit, Ujijji Davis Williams is a practicing landscape architect and urban planner who focuses on landscape and urban design, master planning and strategic implementation. She is currently an Associate at SmithGroup, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Architecture. Burgeoning as a researcher, Ujijji explores the intersection between landscape, place and racial identity, and the responsibilities of landscape architecture for historic reconciliation through design. 

Become a Landscape Architect

Find out if landscape architecture is right for you!

  • What does a landscape architect do?
  • What skills do you need?
  • Why is their work so important?
  • How do I pick a school?
  • Where can I work?
  • Will I need a license?

Get your questions answered on ASLA's Become a Landscape Architect web page.

Learn more about ASLA's Career Discovery and Diversity resources and program efforts.

Educator resources are available on ASLA's Tools for Teachers web page.

Have questions, email Lisa J. Jennings, Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity at discover@asla.org.


ASLA General Inquiries:

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Space Inquiries: 
Janet W. Davis 

PR Inquiries:

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion
Lisa Jennings
Senior Manager, Career Discovery
and Diversity

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