A sizeable challenge in advocating for landscape architecture is the generally limited knowledge about the profession in the public realm. ASLA St. Louis actively seeks and organizes opportunities to educate the St. Louis community:


ASLA St. Louis recognizes the importance of public policy to maintain the highest quality standards in the profession and within our communities through the following activities:

  • Promoting licensure to maintain a high level of competency and training for the protection of the profession, which includes lobbying and educating policy makers in the state.
  • Developing new laws and public policy to protect and maintain the environment.
  • Offering guidance to public and government professionals when reviewing new plans or policies that affect the environment, working in tandem with our sister Missouri chapter, Prairie Gateway


Beyond the promotion of the profession both to the public and government outlets, ASLA St. Louis aims to organize events and enable St. Louis-area Landscape Architects connect, network and share ideas. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Annual Winter Awards Banquet, held every February
  • Various get-togethers and other gatherings
  • Continuing Education Credit opportunities throughout the year
  • Publication of bi-weekly newsletter “Ex Terra Vita,” which shares stories, events and news of interest to chapter members.