Our goal is to raise public awareness of what the landscape architecture profession is, and highlight its contributions to the environment, sense of place and sustainability of the built environment.




The Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA) is the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. We were established in 1988 as a non-profit, professional organization primarily comprised of Landscape Architects, affiliate professionals and students dedicated to the Advancement of Landscape Architecture in New Hampshire.





Landscape architecture is the art of, planning, design, preservation and rehabilitation of the natural and built environments. The profession covers a wide range of practices including site planning, residential development, corporate and commercial developments, parks and athletic fields, town or urban planning, streetscapes and public spaces, transportation corridors and facilities, garden design, hospitality and resorts, institutional development, academic campuses, therapeutic gardens, historic preservation and restoration, reclamation, conservation, and more.

Historically landscape architects have helped shape the built environment in New Hampshire and across the United States. Through their education, training and design skills they are able to create safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces.

As evidenced by our schools, institutions, parks, historic places and residential neighborhoods, these spaces help make New Hampshire unique and memorable.

As professionals, the completed designs of a Landscape Architect have been known to reduce liability to homeowners, businesses and municipalities. Their services also preserve historic places or natural features and increase real estate values.




Get Involved

The GSLA is looking for volunteers who are interested in contributing written material, photos, suggestions, etc. as part of an effort to bring the GSLA website up to date.   Written materials also count towards Continuing Education Credits help yourself out and the GSLA in the process.

If you are interested in participating in this effort, please email us.  An Executive Board member will be in touch with to provide more details on how you can help.  Thanks!  





The GSLA is looking for new members to support us in our pursuit to educate the public on what landscape architects due, the value we add and the need to maintain licensure and expand the profession. Those interested should follow the link below for more information.




Executive Board

Randy Knowles PLA, ASLA              
Matthew R. Routhier, PLA, ASLA     
Karen Fitzgerald, PLA, ASLA            
Robert Pollock, PLA, ASLA               
Susanne Smith Meyer, PLA, ASLA   


New Mailing

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6112
Manchester, NH 03109




2017 Calendar of Events

November 8, 2017
Wednesday @ 5 PM in Concord, NH, 1.5 CEU's
Presentation and Dinner
Transitioning from Grey to Green Infrastructure - Presented by Steve Whitman

The Red Blazer
72 Manchester Street
Concord, NH 03301

Please Register Here:



Links and Members

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

NH Joint Board of Licensure and Certification

New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute
of Architects (NH AIA)

New Hampshire Landscape Association

Plan NH

CLARB (Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards)


In July 2006, a concerted effort by the GSLA resulted in the unprecedented passage of a practice bill within the State of New Hampshire.   The GSLA actively supports licensure of all landscape architects within NH.  The following links are provided regarding licensure:

Licensure/Examination as a Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect Statues

Administrative Rules


Licensee Lookup

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)




2017 Website Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2017 webpage sponsors for their continued support of our Organization.

Please follow the Links below and support them.





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