American Society of Landscape Architects
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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects, with more than 15,000 members in 49 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world, plus 72 student chapters.
|Type||Landscape Architecture Society|
|Headquarters||636 Eye Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001-3736|
|Gregory A. Miller, FASLA|
The group was founded on January 4, 1899, to "establish landscape architecture as a recognized profession in North America", "develop educational studies in landscape architecture", and "provide a voice of authority in the 'New Profession'".
A green roof, which covers 3,000 square feet (280 m2) on the top of the ASLA headquarters, is to be[when?] honoured by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) in the "Institutional Intensive" category, which honours innovative green roof design in North America, including the countries of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.[clarification needed]
The American Society of Landscape Architecture gives various awards annually to professionals and students for design as well as constructed projects in many different categories. These categories range in size, scale and type from small residential areas to large multi-acre parks and waterfronts.