Getting to Know the Maine ASLA website
We see the new Maine ASLA website and the power of other social media platforms as a surefire way to get the clients, municipalities and the general public hyper-aware of the full breadth of what Landscape Architects can do. The website is supported by Maine ASLA members through their dues, so ASLA firm names, images, news posts and other events presently feature only ASLA members (you can join here). Our secondary but still highly important mission is to support and advocate for the practice of Landscape Architecture in Maine which also benefits non-ASLA members.
So as part of the new website launch (and buzz), we are going to take some space in our newsletters to talk about each page feature and how the website and other social media platforms (including your own websites, professional and personal Facebook pages) can expand your own professional outreach circle. The platforms also provide opportunities to connect with other Maine Landscape Architects on issues, events and announcements that we should be aware of.
Let’s start with the “Find a Landscape Architect” tab on the MaineASLA Homepage. Potential clients, officials, related professionals, researchers, teachers and students from elementary through higher education will have a place to find ASLA member firms in the state with direct links to their websites. This is a key listing that will get updated as new members join and, given our other active updates on the website, the desired search engine optimization.
If you are an ASLA member and not on the list, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to get your name and website up quickly. If you are not a member, please consider joining ASLA and let us know!
We will be rolling out more ideas to educate the public, promote and sustain our profession. In the meantime please feel free to contact us with your comments.