Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA)
The purpose of the American Society of Landscape Architects is the advancement of knowledge, education, and skill in the art and science of landscape architecture. UF’s Student Chapter of ASLA, known as SCASLA, brings students together through organized activities and events on and off campus.
UF SCASLA enhances understanding of the Society, the profession, and related disciplines with monthly meetings and student-run activities. Students improve skills and knowledge complementing the educational curriculum with hands-on workshops and other programs. UF student members gain real-world experience through field trips, firm visits, and guest lectures. These opportunities allow students to network with faculty, classmates, and professionals.
One of UF SCASLA’s main events each year is LABASH. Entirely run and planned by students, LABASH is a national Landscape Architecture Conference hosted by a different university each year. Past conferences have taken students from the bayous of Louisiana to snow-covered hills in Canada. LABASH offers networking opportunities for students to gain internships and full-time positions.
Membership in UF SCASLA is open to all undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture. Students are required to pay national dues of $50 per school year to ASLA in order to be considered an SCASLA Member. Dues include a one-year subscription to Landscape Architecture magazine. (http://www.asla.org/JoinRenew.aspx)
The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning’s (SLA&P) annual Fall Welcome gives incoming landscape architecture and urban and regional planning students an informal introduction to faculty and peers and lets current students catch up after the summer break. Students learn about programmatic opportunities available to them in each department and of upcoming events for the year.