About Us

The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects, promoting the profession and advancing its practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.

The Washington Chapter (WASLA) was established in 1973 and today includes more than 400 members around the state. The chapter holds an annual Conference/Trade Show, annual university student award competitions, an annual Chapter Awards Banquet, Open Studio Socials, and professional development opportunities throughout the year. WASLA also helps fund student scholarships, participates on the the Architects & Engineers Legislative Council, and produces a monthly newsletter and website to keep members and others informed about issues and activities pertaining to ASLA and the profession. WASLA members often participate in meetings and events with allied professional groups such as the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, The Washington Recreation and Parks Association,  and the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.

Landscape architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land. The scope of the profession includes site planning, garden design, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, park and recreation planning, regional planning, and historic preservation. Practitioners share a commitment of achieving a balance between preservation, use and management of the country’s resources.

For more information, contact any of the individuals on our committee pages, or:

WASLA Office
120 State Ave NE #303
Olympia, WA 98501
[email protected]

The American Society of Landscape Architects
636 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 686-2752 Fax: (202) 686-1001

Read more about the history of WASLA.