Skip to main content

LAF 37th Annual Benefit

The illuminated clock tower, arches, and words "Port of San Francisco" along the roofline of the Ferry Building at dusk


Join the Landscape Architecture Foundation, top designers, and leaders from practice, academia, and industry for a lively evening at an iconic San Francisco landmark.

See friends old and new in the renovated San Francisco Ferry Building along the Embarcadero and waterfront. Once the second busiest transit terminal in the world, the Ferry Building Grand Hall features soaring ceilings, skylights, and historic architectural details.

The benefit will recognize the exceptional students named as 2022 LAF Olmsted Scholars and celebrate the transformative work of LAF's program participants and grant recipients.

Tickets include fine local food and an open bar with all proceeds supporting LAF research, scholarships, and leadership programs.


Friday, November 11, 2022
7:00 - 10:00 pm PST


San Francisco Ferry Building Grand Hall
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105

This event is held in conjunction with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture.


Early bird rate (through September 2): $195 
Advanced rate (September 3-October 28): $225
On-site rate (October 29-November 11): $265
Student rate: $75
Nonprofit/academic rate: $145

Purchase Tickets



See Annual Benefit FAQs below. If you have already purchased tickets and have questions regarding your registration, contact Justin at jwestley [at]

See Photos from Past LAF Annual Benefits

The LAF Annual Benefit is always a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new connections. Attendees include well-known designers, rising leaders, professors, suppliers, emerging professionals, and students. The short program allows plenty of time for introductions and interaction.

"The LAF Benefit is the must-attend party during the ASLA conference! I get to see so many amazing people all in one place."

The venue is specially chosen to be convenient for conference attendees and provide local flavor. Locations have ranged from art museums and planetariums to funky theatres and rooftops.

Click the links below to browse photos from past years on Flickr.

A group of 2017 LAF Annual Benefit attendees

Thank you to our Annual Benefit sponsors!

The support of our sponsors ensures that all proceeds from ticket sales go directly toward LAF research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives.

LAF is honored to have IRONSMITH and SiteOne Landscape Supply as the Annual Benefit’s Lead Sponsors.

IRONSMITH logo SiteOne Landscape Supply

LAF Annual Benefit Sponsors

Platinum and Gold Levels

  • Platinum Sponsor

  • Platinum Sponsor

  • Gold Sponsor

  • Gold Sponsor

  • Promotion Partner


View All Sponsors


Interested in sponsorship?

Sponsors of LAF's Annual Benefit receive high-quality brand association and opportunities to connect to key target audiences. For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Christina Sanders at csanders [at]


Annual Benefit FAQs

What about COVID and its emerging variants? While we are excited to gather in person, please know that protecting everyone’s health is our top priority. We encourage attendees to be vaccinated but will not require proof at this time. If the situation changes, LAF reserves the right to require proof of vaccination and/or a negative test.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No.

What is the attire for the event? Cocktail attire.

Is my registration tax-deductible? Yes, a portion of your purchase is tax-deductible (excluding tickets purchased at the student rate) and LAF will issue a separate emailed receipt to the ticket buyer.

Is my registration transferrable/can I update my registration information? Yes. If you can no longer attend and would like to send someone in your place, you can update your registration via the Eventbrite website through Friday, November 4. After that date, contact Justin at jwestley [at] with any modifications.

Who can I contact with additional questions? For questions regarding your registration, contact Justin at jwestley [at]

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.