This January, as part of Design & Construction Week® (DCW) in Orlando, FL, NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® (IBS) hosted their annual event that brought together more than 60,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers, flooring professionals, as well as product specifiers from 100 countries. Throughout the three-day event, attendees discovered an expansive universe of products and innovative concepts designed to enhance their businesses, design thinking, and living environments.
For the thirteenth year, ASLA was on hand to exhibit and advocate creating a stronger presence for landscape architecture professionals. Along with our exhibit booth, we had the opportunity to work with local ASLA chapter members in Florida for ASLA’s “Ask a Landscape Architect,” which has been a tradition at the show for many years.
“Ask a Landscape Architect”
Local chapter members took part in “Ask a Landscape Architect” at the ASLA exhibit booth throughout all three days. During this time, attendees were able to meet one-on-one with a landscape architecture professional and learn more about the value of working with landscape architects on all types of projects. Members also participated in promoting ASLA’s Firm Finder to assist participants in finding a landscape architect near their home or business. This was an excellent opportunity to network and increase awareness of the value of landscape architecture.
The International Builders’ Show® heads back to Orlando, FL in 2018. NAHB’s Request for Proposals will open in the spring, so be on the lookout if you are interested in taking part!
by Shawn Balon, ASLA, Professional Practice Manager at ASLA