Mission and Vision
The Society's mission is to lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. The Alaska Chapter advances this mission by supporting the knowledge and practice of landscape architecture as a means to protect and enhance our natural and built environments in Alaska. The Chapter promotes the landscape architectural profession through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
The vision of the American Society of Landscape Architects is a world where the built and natural environments coexist in a sustainable balance and where all peoples can express their diverse heritage and their desire to grow and thrive. We view our role as professionals that can substantially contribute to sustainable development, conservation of resources, protecting public welfare, and improving the quality of life.
Alaska Chapter Annual General ReportsThe 2012 and 2013 Annual General Reports for the Alaska Chapter ASLA have been published and are available at the following links. A special thanks to the Editor, Melisa Babb for her efforts and to each contributor for their perspectives and updates.
2012 Annual General Report (5486 KB)
2013 Annual General Report (3189 KB)
Landscape Architecture in Alaska
As the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, we are the professional body for a wide variety of people in a wide variety of jobs throughout Alaska. Our membership includes professionals in the private and public practice, working on projects ranging from residential design through large-scale planning.
On August 17th, 2011, Anchorage and Juneau area landscape architects participated in The Understory, a national landscape architecture awareness campaign. The participants discussed with passers-by what the profession entails and displayed to the public examples of projects that landscape architects were involved in. A big thank you to the participants who braved the Alaskan weather and to the folks who took a minute or two from their day to listen.
ASLA Membership Qualifications Summary
Thanks to the Alaska Chapter membership for providing a wealth of input related to membership qualifications that was relayed to National by Tamas Deak, our BOT representative, as part of the larger discussion.