2016 Michigan ASLA Chapter Awards Criteria Now Available!

Our prestigious Chapter Awards have been a great way to increase the visibility of high quality projects in the state of Michigan.  Both professionals and students are eligible to submit projects.

We have five outstanding award categories, including Landscape Architectural Design, Landscape Planning & Analysis, Landscape Architectural Research & Communication, Landscape Architectural Sustainability and Legacy.

NEW THIS YEAR!  All professional entries are asked to provide a 24×24″ poster (as PDF) that highlights your project.  MiASLA will print and mount the poster.  Posters will be on display at libraries around the state, starting in Ann Arbor in September.

Entry Deadline: July 29, 2016 at 5 pm

2016 MiASLA Chapter Awards Criteria (pdf)

2016 MiASLA Chapter Awards Entry Form (pdf)

2016 MiASLA PowerPoint Template (ppt)

29th Annual MiASLA/Contractors/Suppliers Golf Classic

Mark Your Calendars and Sign Up Today
for our 29th Annual Golf Classic

Michigan American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors and Landscape Material Suppliers present the 29th Annual Golf Classic!
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Where: Coyote Preserve Golf Club
9218 Preserve Drive Fenton, MI 48430

-   8:00 am Registration
-   9:00 am Shotgun Start
-   Lunch at the turn
-   A lot of games and prizes!
-   Dinner at 2:30 pm (including dessert)
 Click here to download a printable copy of the registration form (pdf)
Click here for Online Registration!

2016 MiASLA Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids, MI
More exciting information to come!

2015 Michigan ASLA Chapter Award Winners

Congratulations to the nine project submissions that received the highest honors from Michigan ASLA’s 30th Annual Chapter Awards!  Graphic representation coming soon.
Landscape Architectural Design:


e-Title, Troy, MI

Michael J. Dul & Associates, Inc.


Munger Graduate Residences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Beckett & Raeder, Inc.


Miami University M.E.T. Quad, Oxford, OH



Landscape Planning & Analysis:


Ann Arbor Downtown Street Design Manual, Ann Arbor, MI




META Expo: A Grassroots Advocacy Project, Detroit, MI

Hagenbuch Weikal Landscape Architecture


Riverfront Master Plan, Perrysburg, OH

Harley Ellis Devereaux


Landscape Architectural Sustainability:


Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, MI

Progressive AE


The Preserve at All Saints, Waterford, MI

Land Planning and Design Associates


Landscape Architectural Legacy:


Crosswinds Marsh, New Boston, MI


2016 MiSITES Advertising Opportunities

2016 MiSITES Media Kit can be downloaded here!  To reach approx. 600 recipients with printed quarterly publications and an additional 700 via e-mail for digital copies of the publication, sign up today!


LARE Study Groups

MiASLA would like to assist in organizing informal study groups for the L.A.R.E. sessions in April 2016 and August 2016.  MiASLA will gather contact information for individuals studying for the L.A.R.E. in different regions of the state and help coordinate the formation of study groups.  We are also anticipating hosting a L.A.R.E. review session in October 2016.

If you are currently studying for the L.A.R.E and would like to participate in a study group, please email associate@michiganasla.org with your contact information including your name, phone number, and the preferred region of the state, as well as the sections and date of the exam that you are studying for.

Regions: Upper Peninsula, Northern, Western, Central, Southeastern

Find your Michigan Senator/Representative

Do you need a reminder of who your State Senator or Representative is?  Do you know who your Federal Senators and Representative are?  CLICK HERE for a link to the Secretary of State to look this information up!

MiASLA Legislative Talking Points

Posted 27 February 2013

The Arguments Against De-Regulation of Landscape Architects


Landscape architecture is a profession that blends creativity and science. Every day, landscape architects work to improve our communities and the environment, using their talents in planning, design and land‐use management. Projects that landscape architects design and contribute to include parks, urban design, residential developments, campuses, shopping centers, gardens, transportation facilities, corporate and institutional facilities and more. The profession became licensed in 2008 with Public Act 490.

The following are reasons to keep the landscape architect license in place here in Michigan:
  • If licensure is revoked, Michigan will be the only state that does not regulate landscape architecture.
  • Without a license to practice, every Michigan-based landscape architect will immediately be placed at a competitive disadvantage with a lack of reciprocity and inability to bring projects and work out of state back here to Michigan.
  • Landscape architects compete and collaborate with other design professions, such as architects and civil engineers. Without licensure, we simply cannot compete and our businesses cannot function. Licensure levels the playing field for Michigan landscape architects by eliminating this competitive disadvantage on a regional and national basis, even within our own profession.

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2016 Promotional Bundle Supporters

MiASLA thanks our generous Promotional Bundle Supporters!

To find out how you can support Michigan ASLA with a Promotional Bundle, Download the 2016 Form.  (pdf)


Victor Stanley, Inc.



Landscape Forms




Miracle Midwest


Playworld Midstates




Join MiASLA Today!


Membership in MiASLA provides Landscape Architects with resources unavailable elsewhere, including a quarterly newsletter, admittance to all monthly meetings, opportunities to take part in activities throughout the year (such as educational programs, the annual golf outing, and the annual conference), and, most importantly, a voice in the shaping of our profession within the state of Michigan.