As the University of Maryland Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Student ASLA), our mission is to lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. We are dedicated to promoting the study and practice of landscape architecture and providing opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals.
What is LABash?
LABash is an annual student-run Landscape Architecture conference hosted annually since 1970. This year’s LABash will be held at the University of Georgia from April 4th-6th, 2019. The three-day conference features lectures from professors and professionals, hands-on workshops, design charrettes, and ample networking opportunities. The specialized workshops allow students to expand their skill set and better prepare them for the professional world.
Last year, LABash was held at Penn State University. We interacted with hundreds of students and professionals from all over the nation, and many students walked away from the conference with internship offers, job contacts, and a priceless experience!
The 28 members of our group have personally committed almost $5,000 in registration costs, in addition to fundraising throughout previous semesters. Receiving only $1,250 from the Student Government Association, we fall over $5,000 short of the total cost needed to cover the trip. We turn to you to help us reach our goal. Donations will go toward ticket registration, transportation, and hotel accommodations.
Your donation can change students’ lives and kickstart their careers! Student ASLA members often walk away with internship offers and countless networking contacts but, most importantly, a renewed drive and spirit to succeed. Contributing to our project will help Student ASLA fulfill our mission of providing opportunities for self-development. Thank you for your time and donations!
Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.
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Every donation matters and helps us reach our goal!
This donation covers the cost of two members' registration! Donors of this level will have their names and/or organization logo recognized on the Student ASLA T-Shirt, and will be listed on our website, our monthly newsletter, and our Facebook wall.
This donation covers 5% of our entire goal! Donors of this level will have their names and/or organization logo recognized on our website, our monthly newsletter, our Facebook wall, and on our Student ASLA T-Shirt!