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The Texas Chapter of the American Society Landscape Architects was established to promote the practice of landscape architecture and advanced the profession through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.  In 1959 the Texas Chapter of ASLA was first established as a larger regional chapter known as the Southwest Chapter.  It was not until 1978 that the current Texas Chapter was created. 

Texas is such a large state that ASLA business is conducted on two levels: the chapter and the section. The chapter level deals with issues that govern the whole state, while the section level deals with local issues and events.  There are five sections in the Texas Chapter.

The Profession of Landscape Architecture...

Definition: Landscape Architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land.

Mission as a Profession: Landscape Architects seek to provide engaging active and passive outdoor spaces while keeping in mind the health, safety and welfare of all users. We play an important role to help with protection of the environment by designing and implementing projects that respect the land and the people's needs from the land.

Areas of Practice: Landscape Architects have unique skills, talents, interests and convictions about being stewards of the land. The following list of project types Landscape Architects plan a major design role and, in most projects, lead the team of allied professions to successful, sustainable solutions.

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RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

  • PLANTING DESIGN
  • HARDSCAPE-SPECIAL PAVEMENT DESIGN
  • SWIMMING POOL AND FOUNTAIN DESIGN
  • LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN  

SITE PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN

  • STREETSCAPES AND BOULEVARDS
  • PUBLIC PLAZAS AND CIVIC SQUARES
  • NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT
  • UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES
  • HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
  • TRANSIT FACILITIES
  • TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
  • HISTORIC PRESERVATION EVALUATIONS
  • CORPORATE CAMPUS
  • HOSPITALITY FACILITIES
  • URBAN POCKET PARKS
  • SPORTS FACILITIES
  • HISTORICAL CONTEXTUAL DESIGN
  • CULTURAL CONTEXTUAL DESIGN  

MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND DESIGN

  • TOWN CENTERS AND TOWN HALLS
  • TRAIL SYSTEM PLANNING AND DESIGN
  • COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
  • OPEN SPACE AND PARK PLANNING
  • RECREATION FACILITIES AND SPORTS FIELDS DESIGN
  • PARK RESTORATION AND RENOVATION
  • GOLF COURSE PLANNING
  • RIVER AND FLOODPLAIN ENHANCEMENT
  • HABITAT PLANNING AND ENHANCEMENT
  • LANDSCAPE MITIGATION PLANNING AND DESIGN
  • GRANT PREPARATION AND ASSISTANCE
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROCESS
  • LAKE DEVELOPMENT AND RESTORATION
  • WETLANDS DELINEATION AND MITIGATION  

 

LAND DEVELOPMENT

  • MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES
  • GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
  • MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
  • WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT
  • RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS
  • MILITARY BASE REDEVELOPMENT
  • RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES
  • RESORT-ORIENTED PLANNED COMMUNITIES
  • RETAIL / COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • INDUSTRIAL / BUSINESS PARKS
  • GROWTH MANAGEMENT STUDIES
  • DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION VISIONING / STRATEGIC ASSESSMENTS
  • ZONING ORDINANCES / DESIGN GUIDELINES  

And many, other areas... *WE WORK HERE