Foundation supporting the profession and practice of landscape architecture.
Supporting the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment.Research is a key part of the strategy laid out by the LAF Founders to increase the capacity of landscape architects to solve the environmental crisis. As a result, LAF sponsors and publicizes research needed to address the complex environmental problems facing the world today. Since 1986, LAF has invested $2.6 million in research initiatives.
Landscape performance can be defined as a measure of the effectiveness with which landscape solutions fulfill their intended purpose and contribute to sustainability. No matter how sustainability is defined – zero carbon, net zero water, biodiversity, quality of life – it cannot be achieved without considering landscape.