Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   BSLA eBulletin  
BSLA - Welcome!

BSLA100The Boston Society of Landscape Architects is the oldest chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, founded in 1913. BSLA is one of the largest chapters in the nation with members throughout Massachusetts and Maine.

Governance is by an elected Executive Committee and Committee Chairs and hundreds of volunteers actively serve on committees and task forces. BSLA advocates on behalf of the profession and provides networking, professional development, and social events for members and allied professionals. BSLA supports the student chapters in three colleges and annually awards up to three scholarships. Check out our Calendar of Events for more details.

Join your fellow landscape architects in New England and throughout the world by becoming a member of BSLA today!

BSLA Members Win National Awards

BSLA Members Win ASLA Awards


Residential Design Category

Honor Award 
Le Petit Chalet, Southwest Harbor, Maine 
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

(Also won 2012 BSLA Merit Award in Residential and Garden Landscape Design)

Analysis & Planning Category

Award of Excellence
Midtown Detroit Techtown District, Detroit 
Sasaki Associates Inc. for Midtown Detroit

(Also won 2013 BSLA Merit Award in Landscape Analysis and Planning)

Honor Award

Devastation to Resilience: The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston 
Design Workshop Inc., Aspen, and  Reed/Hilderbrand for the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

(Also won 2014 BSLA Award of Excellence)


Communications Category

Honor Award
Monk's Garden: A Visual Record of Design Thinking and Landscape Making 

by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Research Category

Honor Awards
Exhuming the Modern: The Lost Bench of James C. Rose 
by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc.


The Landmark Award  

(Recognizes:a distinguished landscape architecture project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located.) 

Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square, Boston 
by Halvorson Design Partnership Inc. for the Friends of Post Office Square Inc.

New Executive Committee Term

At the conclusion of the ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver, new officers assumed their positions on the BSLA Executive Committee.  Cheri Ruane, ASLA will take office as President-Elect of the chapter.  Tim Nickerson, ASLA will be completing his two year term as President.

Relected to their positions and continuing their service to BSLA on the Executive Committee for the next two years are Jef Fasser, ASLA as Treasurer and Kevin Horgan, ASLA as Member-at-Large.

Steve Ribble, ASLA remains as Maine Section Chair, and Mark Lindhult, FASLA as Western Massachusetts Section Chair.  They are joined by a strong team of committee chairs and volunteers to maintain the momentum BSLA has developed over this past year. 

BSLA Fieldbook - Fall 2014 Now Mailed to Members.



Background Photo Credits