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As an emerging landscape architecture professional, you are tomorrow’s industry leader. Your profession you have chosen is diverse — broad in scope and scale. Your education prepared you not only as a designer, but a beautifier, a problem-solver and a translator between the allied professions. Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through the opportunities ASLA membership provides.  Contact the Emerging Professionals Committee Chair or Executive Director for more information on how you can get involved.


On Friday, September 20, 2019, Richmond, Virginia will be filled with many parklets. As part of a competition through Venture Richmond, various companies, groups, and artists will be partaking in this annual event to shed their creative outlets and transform an ordinary parking space.

VA ASLA is sponsoring a group of two artists, Carl Patow and Leila Ehtesham, who will be transforming the Scott’s Addition parking space into a beach-like park that’s less than ordinary.

Carl and Leila are hoping to get volunteers who could help set-up the space starting at 8:15 am and taking down the space starting at 3:30 pm. Availability to help man the space in the afternoon would also be beneficial. If you have any interest taking an hour or so out of your day to partake in a fun event. Please email, Carl Patow: carlpatow@carlpatow.com for your interest and availability. Also consider donating to the initiative's GoFundMe.

Make sure you also go out and see the other spaces participating throughout the city. Groups and Locations for all of the Richmond Parklets can be viewed here and on the map below:


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ASLA has an economical graduated dues program to encourage young professionals to get involved and stay involved. Professional networking, mentorships, L.A.R.E. exam resources, and continuing education opportunities are just some of the benefits of membership. Involvement in VA ASLA committees as an Associate member is also a great resume builder and excellent way to meet potential future employers and make lasting connections with experienced practitioners.  


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