The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) promotes, advocates, educates and advances the practice of Landscape Architecture. Through both professional and public platforms, members of ASLA are given invaluable opportunities to lead, participate and be enriched by new ideas and practices leading to new connections and advancement in the field.

As the national professional association for landscape architects, ASLA has more than 18,000 members from 48 chapters representing all 50 states, territories and 42 countries around the world. By joining ASLA, members are a part of the national organization as well as their local chapter, gaining access to the largest community of landscape architecture experts and affiliates anywhere.

The VALUE of ILASLA Membership

Professional Advancement

  • Only ASLA members can use the professional designation. This exclusive credential shows clients and peers a commitment to the highest level of professionalism, giving you an important competitive edge.
  • Reduced rates and members only invites to CEU programs, networking and social events and Celebration+
  • Be a part of the Hosting Chapter of the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO
  • Network and Collaborate with peers, mentors and experts in the field
  • Search for potential employers or employees through our job board, Firm Finder
  • Attend Celebration+, the ILASLA Annual Awards Program

Education & Enrichment

  • Receive the latest ILASLA chapter news and events through our weekly newsletter Stream, our monthly email newsletter, Dispatch and our annual awards book, folio.
  • Stay on top of the profession with the latest news, trends, resources, and developments in design, technology, planning, and ecology with a one year subscription to Landscape Architecture Magazine, the association's award-winning monthly magazine
  • RSS newsfeed The Dirt (ASLA and landscape architects in the news)

Advocacy & Public Awareness

  • Membership supports ASLA’s advocacy work for both local and national legislative issues 
  • Make Connections with Local Legislators
  • Leverage ASLA national  support to Speak Up For Public Interest and Advance local Agendas
  • Connect to the latest issues important to the landscape architecture profession and policymakers to get in touch with
  • Make a difference in your field!

Membership Types

There are eight different member types Full Member, Associate Member, Affiliate Member, Student Member, Student Affiliate Member, Free Associate Member, International Member, Corporate Member .

Current Illinois State Chapter dues are $100.00, $75 for Associates, plus National membership dues which range from $55 to $335.00 (Full Member 2015).  ASLA has payment plans; you can even pay monthly by direct deposit from your bank account! -

To become a member of the ASLA, visit National ASLA - Membership (select IL as your Chapter when joining).