What A World Landscape Architecture Month!

The PR & Communications Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to the “This Is Landscape Architecture” social media campaign or attended an event as part of World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) 2016!

In support of World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), WASLA PR & Awareness Committee members celebrate landscape architecture at Seattle’s Gasworks Park, one of the “10 Parks That Changed America.” (Left to Right: Audrey Maloney, Don Benson, Tom Walker, Leslie Batten, Kyle Braun, Lucas Vannice, KC Christensen. Not pictured: Dean Koonts, Patrick Pirtle, Ann Dinthongsai)

The WLAM 2016 campaign organized by ASLA was hugely successful with 4,240,716 people reached through 5,665 posts creating 25,487,326 impressions!

To check out some photos of landscape architect-designed spaces from around the world, head over to Twitter and search “#WLAM2016”.

Because of its success, ASLA would like to continue this campaign beyond April as a way to convey the value of work by landscape architects and showcase the projects being completed by the profession. Keep those handy blue cards and continue to snap photos and post to social media with the hashtag #thisislandscapearchitecture. Want a blue card? Contact Lucas Vannice.  

Another great event that celebrated Landscape Architecture was the special showing of PBS’s 10 Parks that Changed America and Panel Discussion hosted by the University of Washington. Seattle is fortunate to have two of the 10 parks included in the special production, Gas Works Park and Freeway Park. Landscape Architects Rich Haag and Rachel Gleeson joined PBS host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Protess for a lively discussion about the importance of parks and how they shape the identity of their host cities. At 93, Rich Haag is still working to fulfill the full Gas Works Park Plan- proof that our profession is a lifetime achievement. Photos of the event may be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uwlarch/sets/72157666949255531/

Thank you!
WASLA PR & Awareness Committee

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