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Granite State Landscape Architects

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.


What is Landscape Architecture?

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

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New Hampshire's Planner's
Association Conference

GSLA will be joining the New Hampshire Planner's Association this year for their 2014 Annual Conference. The two-day conference, “The Art of Placemaking,” will be held June 5 and 6 on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham. This year's conference will explore a diverse range of topics including complete streets, mill redevelopment, landscape architecture, the state's booming microbrewery industry, the challenges of permitting new development in historic districts, the rise of the citizen planner, and the association of walkable communities to social capital, among others. Participants will learn how the state's changing demographics are influencing its housing market and also pick up strategies to help avoid heartracing moments during public meetings.

GSLA's session will focus on Integrating Professional Landscape Architects into Planning Projects and our panelists will include Susanne Smith Meyer, GSLA President, John Sullivan, Principal of JSLA LLC, George Pellettieri, President at Pellettieri Associates Inc. and Jennifer DiNovo, Principal at Design Works Landscape Architecture & Construction. The session will focus on a few specific ways that landscape architecture can support professional planners, including environmental, aesthetic, and fiscal areas.




GSLA Volunteer Opportunity

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.    
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!