The Potomac Chapter of ASLA

Potomac ASLA is the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the national professional association representing landscape architects.  Potomac Chapter ASLA was founded to advocate for and serve members studying and practicing landscape architecture in the Greater Washington, DC region, including northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.

President – Matthew Sellers,Landscape Architect, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Executive Committee Page


 

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Mentorship Programs

The WAAC/
Potomac
ASLA Mentor
Chain

The WAAC/Potomac ASLA Mentor Chain is a mentoring program that provides student-to-student and professional-to-student learning and support from the beginning of a student’s academic career on into professional life. The program is open to all WAAC MLA students

In its first year (2017-2018), the program pilot covered 2 full mentor chains. 2 first-year students were paired with 2 second-year students. These same second-year students were paired with 2 third-year students. These same third year students were paired with 2 professional members of the Potomac Chapter of ASLA.

Awards

2024 Potomac Chapter Professional Awards

 

Each year, the Potomac Chapter ASLA honors the best in landscape architecture in the DC metropolitan area through a juried awards program.

As was the case last year, all members and applicants will be notified in advance of the names of the winning firms and projects (although not the level of the award).

All awards will be presented at our Awards Gala in May.

We will again plan a dynamic and celebratory atmosphere for the event and will share the recording widely afterwards.

Click here for details and apply by March 15

Founded in 1899, the mission of The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is to advocate, to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of cultural, natural and/or the built environments for human enjoyment.

The most important role ASLA takes on for you as a landscape architect or designer, is legal advocacy for the profession on the federal (National) and state (local Chapter) levels. ASLA is doing a lot of work behind the scenes, whether you know it or not, that directly affects you and your livelihood. Without ASLA’s persistent, timely and unwavering effort, landscape architecture as we know and practice it, would not be able to stand up to recurring state sunset laws and federal restrictions.

Michael Casey, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP
2018-2019 President

Our Partners

Strategic Planning
Retreat

Each year the Chapter holds a strategic planning retreat to set our annual goals and priorities. In 2020 we focused on membership benefits, strengthening the profession, and growing the Chapter. We are especially interested in increasing the engagement of Emerging Professionals, connecting with allied professionals, and educational outreach to increase the visibility of the profession. Click here for the full report.

CARLA ELLERN, RLA, ASLA, LEED® AP BD+C

“The biggest benefit of joining the ASLA is being part of the movement and learning how as a group we can work to improve lives through landscape.”