Landscape Performance Series
Focusing on measurable value, these initiatives provide tools to quantify benefits and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.
The mission of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment. Through its leadership and philanthropic activities, LAF advances the body of knowledge and supports innovative projects and initiatives needed not only for the landscape architecture discipline but for the many other individuals and organizations who share LAF’s mission and are critical to its success.
LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase the capacity of the landscape architecture discipline by:
Though thought leadership, signature programs, and strategic initiatives, LAF provides resources, knowledge sharing, and inspiration to help landscape architects make their vital contribution.
Our annual reports offer a snapshot of significant activities and accomplishments. In 2019, we expanded our programmatic offerings and added new resources with:
- $197,500 given out in support to students
- Release of our much-awaited landscape performance guidebook
- Launch of $25,000 LAF Research Grant in Honor of Deb Mitchell
- A survey of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the discipline
- 922 hours of free continuing education credits awarded
See the boxes below for more information about our ongoing programs.
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.