ASLA Conducts Salary Survey

The average salary for landscape architecture professionals is $71,100, according to a new national survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The overall salary dropped from $74,500 in 2008, a reflection of severe economic conditions. The survey of 1,202 industry professionals was completed in May 2010.

The average salary for licensed landscape architects is $77,700, representing 73 percent of all respondents. The average salary of those without a license is $52,700.

The full salary data, which includes detailed demographics and firm information, is available for purchase. Learn more at www.asla.org/SalarySurvey.aspx?id=1068.

HRI Presents Scholarships

The Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of the American Nursery & Landscape Association, awarded the 2010 Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship to Amanda Lilly of Salem, Mass. Lilly, a second-year graduate student at City College of New York, received a $2,000 scholarship in support of her master’s degree in landscape architecture.

Amanda Lilly Lucy Wang

HRI also awarded the 2010 Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarships in the sum of $1,000 each to Lucy Wang and Julia Kriz. Wang, from Lutherville, Md., is a junior at the University of Maryland majoring in landscape architecture. Kriz, of Fairfax, Va., is a graduate student at George Washington University pursuing a master’s degree in landscape design.

ASIC Postpones Annual Conference Until 2012

Following numerous meetings, surveys and lengthy conversations with industry leaders, the American Society of Irrigation Consultants board of directors has decided to restructure its 2011 conference, slated for late April in Austin, Texas, into a series of regional meetings. The board plans to return to the national conference format in Austin for 2012. ASIC will offer economically priced regional meetings/mini-conferences, interactive webinars, other online specialty training and a new e-mail bulletin, Irrigation Hot Topics.

PERC Hosts Seminars

The Propane Education & Research Council hosted a series of manufacturer-led seminars on propane-powered mowers in the Propane Pavilion in its booth at GIE+EXPO. Representatives from Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, EnviroGard, Exmark, Ferris Industries, Husqvarna and Scag Power Equipment presented seminars, as well as the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute and Competitive Lawn Service. Equipment from Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, Schiller Grounds Care/BOB-CAT and Snapper Pro were displayed in the booth.