Spring has arrived, along with World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). WLAM is the international recognition of landscape architecture to remind us how it affects our daily lives.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) established WLAM in an effort to promote the landscape architecture profession, help in the collaboration of ideas, and connect ASLA members. This annual celebration is driven by social media to demonstrate landscape architect-designed public and private spaces around the world.
The American Society of Landscape Architects will celebrate WLAM 2020 with its “Life Grows Here” campaign. While things may be very different this year, there are still many ways to participate from home. Join this month-long event by showcasing your favorite landscape architect-designed space on social media using the tags #WLAM2020 and #LifeGrowsHere.
Andrew Pichette, RLA, ASLA, a Landscape Architect at BETA, currently holds the role of RIASLA Chapter President. He wrote a poignant letter to Chapter members addressing the importance of celebrating WLAM despite the unsettling times we are all currently experiencing. Click here to read Andrew’s letter and learn more about ways each one of us can celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month while also practicing social distancing.
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