The mission of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability and support the next generation of design leaders.
Founded over 50 years ago, LAF has been the nexus of inquiry and innovation for the landscape architecture profession. Today, the mission to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment has never been more resonant. As the world’s population becomes increasingly urban and demands on natural resources more acute, landscape architects play an essential role in solving the complex, interrelated environmental, economic, and social problems we face today.
Through its leadership and philanthropic activities, LAF continues to advance the body of knowledge and support innovative projects and initiatives needed not only for the landscape architecture profession, but for the many professionals and advocates who share LAF’s mission and are critical to its success.
• Research. Advancing landscape performance and applied research.
• Scholarships. Supporting outstanding students to sustain and diversify the profession.
• Leadership. Strengthening the discipline to meet the challenges of tomorrow.