Each April World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) celebrates all aspects of landscape architecture. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) asked its members and followers to share pictures of their favorite examples of landscape architecture on social media with #WLAM2017 and a card that reads, “This Is Landscape Architecture.” The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the profession and all it entails.
This year, approximately 1,700 people from 57 different countries posted nearly 7,000 times with #WLAM2017, reaching 2.9 million people. Each day during WLAM a different ASLA chapter took over our Instagram so we could show the breadth of the field.
For example, the Iowa Chapter decided to highlight off some of its public spaces.
The Louisiana Chapter stressed the importance of advocacy within the profession.
Our Southern California Chapter wanted to give our followers a glimpse into the future of landscape architecture with its four local student chapters.
The North Carolina Chapter reminded people some projects start from a hand-drawn rendering.
The California Sierra Chapter showed us the power of tactical urbanism.
Our Colorado Chapter gave us an example of what landscape architects can do with residential projects.
Finally, the New York Chapter showed us an iconic park.
The Instagram takeover will continue until May 19, so keep following to see the best of landscape architecture from our chapters.