Landscape architecture has been recognized as a distinct profession nowadays. It covers analyzing, planning, designing and managing the natural and built environment. Landscape architecture includes various types of projects like recreation, parks, streetscapes, gardens; academic campuses and so on.
American Society of landscape architects is a professional association of landscape architects. It has more than 17000 members from all the 50 States of America. Its main aim is to create awareness of landscape architecture and thereby to increase the appreciation for this profession. It takes active part in resolving various political issues in the local, state or national level related to this profession.
Another main objective of American society of landscape architects is to provide free summer internship programs to its members during the months of February, March and April. It mainly targets the students to get the benefits of summer internship. Therefore it sends email remainders to students of landscape architecture so as to inform them about the internship program.
American society of landscape architects provides numerous benefits to its members. It provides free subscription of landscape architecture magazine to its members. The professional practice library of ASLA provides technical information series, self study preparation materials etc to student members. The members can also obtain the benefits of Computer Aided Design library of ASLA so that they can get more technical knowledge and skill in their field.