World Landscape Architecture Month 2022 Instagram Contest Winners – THE DIRT

Image: Prairie landscape. Marcus Barnett Studio / Mimi Connolly

Throughout the month of April, landscape architects around the world celebrated World Landscape Architecture (WLAM) exploring: What is landscape architecture? What does landscape architecture mean to you?

Thousands of #WLAM2022 posts across all social platforms reflected the theme.

During Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday week, National ASLA shared the five most popular Instagram posts #WLAM2022, with Studio Marcus Barnett taking first place (see above).

The other four best messages included Ten Eyck landscape architects highlighting a fundamental of their practice: understanding native plant communities.

TBG partners offered a behind-the-scenes look at a landscape architect’s design process.

hochC Landschaftsarchitekten showed how landscape architects turn ideas into reality.

Hoerr Schaudt reflected on what landscape architecture means to them.

Some other #WLAM2022 highlights: At Ball State University, landscape architecture students explored the topic as part of a class assignment. Kansas State University outlined how to attend LABash 2022 at Louisiana State University has allowed their team to connect with landscape architecture professionals and students across the country.

Like Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA, some practitioners advocated for landscape architecture with presentations and hands-on demonstrations at local schools.

Several ASLA chapters have staged Instagram takeovers. Publications featuring awards and accomplishments showcased various talents and contributions to the profession.

Many celebrated 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmstedas the University of California at Davis Sheepmowersjoined by Olmsted’s great-granddaughter to grace the occasion.


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