The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) offers webinars, presentations, and workshops to increase capacity and foster dialogue about landscape performance.

Below, you can learn about upcoming trainings or view one of our recorded presentations on-demand. All trainings are registered through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) so that attendees can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) after successful completion. If you would like to schedule a presentation or webinar, contact us at (email hidden; JavaScript is required).


There are no upcoming live webinars at this time. If you are interested in scheduling a webinar or education session for your firm, agency, university, or other group, please contact us at (email hidden; JavaScript is required). LAF offers two hour-long presentations that can be delivered in-person or via live webinar:

  • Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact (LP101)
  • Evaluating Perfomance and Approaches to Quantify Benefits (LP201)

Presentations and Workshops

Look for us at the following upcoming conferences and meetings:

CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact: Three D.C. Case Studies
November 2-3 | Washington, D.C.
Understanding the environmental, social and economic benefits of green roofs and other sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session explores landscape performance and presents findings from three high-profile, D.C.-based green roof case studies: the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, The Avenue, and Sidwell Friends Middle School.
Speakers: Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, Landscape Architecture Foundation; Christopher D. Ellis, PhD, PLA, University of Maryland; Victoria Chanse, PhD, University of Maryland

Webinar Archive

Below is a list of recordings from past webinars, which may be viewed at any time. These free distance learning opportunities allow attendees to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) after successful completion.

Practice Based Research: Operationalizing Landscape Performance
Recorded Mar, 20, 2014
Leading-edge design firms are incorporating landscape performance research into their everyday practice. From SmithGroupJJR’s WaterScore metric to Design Workshop’s measurement tools backpack to OLIN’s Knowledge Base, learn why, how, and what these firms are investing in to gather baseline data, set performance objectives, evaluate and disseminate performance of built projects.
Speakers: Allyson Mendenhall, PLA, Design Workshop; Deb Mitchell, FASLA, PLA, SmithGroupJJR; Skip Graffam, ASLA, PLA, OLIN
Professional Development Hours: 1.0 LA CES/HSW

Help build the LPS: Find out how to submit a case study and other ways to contribute.