Breaking News: DC Licensure Bill Becomes Law

Breaking News: DC Licensure Bill Becomes Law


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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the ASLA Potomac Chapter are pleased to announce that landscape architecture licensure is now the law in the District of Columbia. On April 7, Law Number L21-0249 passed the final step of U.S. Congressional review and is now in the process of being implemented.

“Licensure is a critical government function,” said Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. “A substantial body of evidence proves that landscape architectural services have a significant impact on public health, safety, and welfare. Landscape architects lead the way on initiatives such as designing to conserve water and protect water quality, managing stormwater runoff, planning cutting-edge transportation corridors, and designing parks and recreation projects that promote active lifestyles. Now all 50 states and the District of Columbia have licensure “

The legislation adds landscape architecture representatives to the newly renamed Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture.