Happy New Year! We have exciting news to share!
Over the last few months, Land8 has been working on a strategic partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) that will bring more features and better content for readers and provide opportunities for Land8 to grow in new ways.
Land8 was founded in 2008 by emerging professionals of ASLA as Land8 Lounge, the social network for landscape architects, and it has grown to become one of the top five resources for landscape architects online. And that’s not even mentioning the events and legendary parties.
So why partner with ASLA now?
First, ASLA can provide financial, technical and administrative support that will help grow Land8. Second, Land8 partnership can provide ASLA an expanded ability to raise awareness of the profession through Land8’s 20,000 international and domestic subscribers and nearly 1.5 million social media followers.
On the surface, not much will change. I’ll remain as the editor of Land8 and oversee the news, unique perspectives, and community. Land8 will remain an open and accessible space where landscape architecture-focused content is curated and exchanged between readers. Now, this partnership will mean more content, richer engagement, and lively communication to the broader landscape architecture community and interested supporters who share our values.
Land8 firmly believes, particularly with ASLA’s new vision, that working together will advance our shared missions of promoting the work of landscape architects to a global audience. If you have ideas or thoughts on how Land8 could build on this new partnership, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members, with 48 chapters in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Landscape Architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of healthy equitable, safe, and resilient environments. ASLA’s mission is to empower our members to design a sustainable and equitable world through landscape architecture. A leader in environmental sustainability, ASLA is headquartered in a state-of-the-art facility designed to achieve LEED Platinum and WELL Building Gold standards, located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Founded in 2008, Land8: Landscape Architects Network is the social network for landscape architects with 20,000 user profiles. Landscape architects use Land8 as a resource to read articles, ask questions to the community of users, find jobs, research, view design inspiration, network, and access resources. In 2019, Land8 began advising and providing administrative support to the LABash Conference, the annual student-led conference for landscape architecture students in North America that was started in 1970.