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Our Mission

To lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

The American Society of Landscape Architects was organized in 1899 as the first professional organization for landscape architects. Today, almost 18,000 landscape architects in public, private and academic practice nationwide are members of the ASLA.

Illinois has one of the largest chapters of ASLA in the nation with almost 500 members

The profession of landscape architecture is a licensed profession in the State of Illinois. To achieve licensure and the privilege to use the title “Landscape Architect” most licensed landscape architects have completed a minimum of a four year professional degree program, which is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board in landscape architecture. Professional education is just one requirement of becoming a registered landscape architect. Most registered landscape architects have taken and passed the Landscape Architecture Review Examination (LARE). The LARE is a national test administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

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ILASLA PresidentJack PizzoPizzo & Associates, Ltd.
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ILASLA Past-PresidentAlan WatkinsClarence Davids & Company
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ILASLA President-ElectKeven GrahamTerra Engineering Ltd
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ILASLA TrusteeBradley McCauleySite Design Group, Ltd
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ILASLA TreasurerSteven HalbergPlanning Resources Inc.
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ILASLA SecretaryRenee TeVogtDaniel Weinbach & Partners
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ILASLA Executive Director & Sponsorship Coordinator Susan RagaishisIllinois ASLA
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ILASLA Advocacy ChairMark JirikSite Design Group, Ltd.
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ILASLA Awards ChairEric BraunChalet
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ILASLA Celebration Co-ChairEllen SchmidtSite Design Group, Ltd
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ILASLA Celebration Co-ChairSarah DreierGreenbergFarrow
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ILASLA Downstate Member RepresentativeKent MassieMassie Massie & Associates
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ILASLA Education ChairAmanda ArnoldPlanIt Landscape Perspectives
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ILASLA Emerging Professionals Co-ChairCamille ApplewhiteTerra Engineering Ltd
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ILASLA Emerging Professionals Co-ChairCassandra Rice
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ILASLA External Communications Co-ChairRob ReulandSite Design Group, Ltd.
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ILASLA, External Communications Co-ChairJim ForresterSmithGroup JJR
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ILASLA Internal Communications ChairLara RemitzWight & Company
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ILASLA Fellowship ChairDavid TraphagenAnova Furnishings
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ILASLA Fellows NominationsSusan JacobsonThe Morton Arboretum
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ILASLA Public Awareness ChairFaezeh AshtianiDesign Workshop
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Membership / Student Outreach CoordinatorAdam WhiteJacobs/Ryan Associates
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ILASLA Service Committee ChairMichael FinnGeneral Services Administration
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ILASLA SponsorshipAmy OlsonOlson Landscape Architecture
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ILASLA WebmasterDeborah SteinbergKnox College
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