ASLA Landscape Architect Residential Practitioners together with AIA and ASID residential practitioners collaborated again for the Spring Home & Garden show in the “Ask the Experts” booth. The goal for our combined organizations group was to build public awareness, specifically addressing the residential consumer and how we can and do provide professional licensed services for the average homeowner. We continue to provide information about hiring a licensed professional and the multitude of benefits that can be provided by their services.
The three day event was exciting with a non-stop flow of consumers stopping by for information from us or from our AIA & ASID friends. The free 30 minute design consultations, reserved online through Brown Paper Tickets, were nearly all booked when we started the event but quickly got over-booked from walk-in people entering the booth with their questions. Though busy, we were able to accommodate everyone. We had Landscape Architects giving free consultations and professional advice. Typically we answered questions that ranged from drought tolerant plantings, city codes & requirements, retaining walls, details, lighting ideas, irrigation & drainage techniques to explaining the difference between a Landscape Architect and a Landscape Designer. We provided pamphlets with information that is available from our National ASLA organization and the State License Board.