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Colorado Landscape Architect Designations

RLA - Registered Landscape Architect
LA – Landscape Architect
ASLA – Active member of ASLA
FASLA – Fellow American Society of Landscape Architects
MLA - Masters of Landscape Architecture

In order to call yourself a landscape architect in Colorado you have to be Licensed because of the practice act law that exists.

Licensure Compliance Materials

ASLA Colorado Letter (doc)
Colorado Landscape Architects (pdf)
DORA Letter (pdf)
Sample Ordinance (pdf)
Sample Memo (pdf)

State Government Affairs

ASLA Colorado invests time and resources to keep an eye on state regulatory, legislative, judicial and citizen actions and initiatives that affect the profession and our communities.

  • Monitor and take action on state legislation pertaining to licensed landscape architects
  • Represent landscape architects before the Department of Regulatory Agencies and other rulemaking organizations
  • Initiate interaction and dialogue between elected and appointed state officials and ASLA members at meetings and events
  • Coordinate and regularly communicate with allied groups and organizations on issues of mutual interest
  • Initiate state legislation and seek legislative support as needed on behalf of the landscape architecture profession
  • Work with the Governor's office to integrate landscape architecture into the state's future vision
  • Provide regular updates to members during Colorado's legislative session and interim hearings

Federal Government Affairs

ASLA Colorado works closely with ASLA National in Washington, D.C. to ensure Colorado's representatives and senators are kept up to date on issues important to the landscape architecture profession. Colorado's eight Members of Congress need to hear directly from their constituents for ASLA's federal advocacy program to work. ASLA Colorado is at the forefront of making sure that happens.

 

Lobby Days

Each year, members of ASLA Colorado spend a day lobbying for the landscape architecture profession with local politicians. For more information about participating in the event, please contact our chapter administrator at info@aslacolorado.org.

In conjunction with ASLA National's In-District Lobby Day in February, members of the ASLA Colorado executive committee spend a day in Washington, D.C. lobbying district politicians on relevant issues to the landscape architecture profession.