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Join ASLA in Celebrating LGBTQIA Pride Month

Stonewall National Monument, Christopher Park, New York City /, Warren Eisenberg

Join ASLA as we celebrate Pride Month! There are a few opportunities to gather with, learn from, and celebrate queer landscape architects throughout the month of June. As part of the celebration, follow ASLA’s social media accounts as we feature LGBTQIA landscape architects -- their work and their stories --  throughout the month.

Upcoming Webinars

Who Are We? Queer Voices in Landscape Architecture
Wednesday, June 16
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Image: Washington, D.C. Pride /  

Join ASLA as three landscape architects discuss the necessity of community, diversity, advocacy, mentorship, sponsorship, love, and humanity in landscape architecture. They will share how their individual queer journeys impact the way they practice landscape architecture and explore how we can individually and collectively create a future full of brave and kind designers.


  • Kelley Oklesson, ASLA, LEED AP, CBLP, CPH, Principal, Groundsmith Collective 
  • Laura Kendrick, Plant Healthcare Manager, Kevin Masters Arborist Services; Groundsmith Collective Consultant
  • Kelsey Moody, MLA Student, University of Maryland; Groundsmith Collective Intern


ASLA Pride Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 30
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Pride Happy Hour

Image: Mikiel Deguara, ASLA

Join fellow LGBTQIA landscape architects as we come together to close out Pride 2021. A few queer designers will share their stories of using their landscape architecture skills to create spaces that encourage community, individuality, freedom of expression, and even to organize in protest for justice and equality. Then they’ll turn it to the other participants. Come prepared to share your own unique ways you’ve utilized your landscape architecture skills beyond your 9-5. Don’t have a specific example? Come and learn how to engage your local community for a good cause. Bring a beverage, snack, and come ready to engage!


Please note: the above webinars do not offer LA CES-approved professional development hours. To explore all upcoming ASLA webinars and past presentations, please visit You may access nearly 200 on-demand webinars available for professional development via, including the Free PDH of the Month webinar, for ASLA members only. Through June 30, in celebration of Pride Month, we are featuring: Equity and Inclusion in Practice: How Do We Get There? - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW) as this month's Free PDH.

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