helpful websites

Professional Organizations

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)


American Planning Association (APA)

Landscape Architecture Foundation

Congress for the New Urbanism

Landscape Architecture Firms

Regional Firms

Design Workshop


MGB&A: The Grassli Group

National Firms

SWA Group

Sasaki Associates

The Planning Center

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Data Collection


Birds of North America Online

The Codes Project - a searchable archive of the codes, laws and related documents that have created, or sought to create, particular urban forms

Google Scholar

Zotero - Free Firefox extension that helps with data management, citations, and information sharing

Ecology & Sustainability

Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

Utah Botanical Center

Job Search Resources

USA Jobs

Forest Service Jobs

ASLA Joblink



Land 8 Lounge


Supplies & Materials

Carpe Diem Store

Dick Blick

Cheap Joe's

USU Bookstore


Tree Browser - A USU Extension website that allows you to search a large catalog of trees by ornamental qualities, growth rate, and environmental tolerances

USDA Plant Database

USU Campus Tree Inventory

Utah Waterwise Plants

Utah Conservation Gardens

Intermountain Native Plant Growers Association

Graphic Resources, Plug-ins, & Tutorials

CAD Block Exchange Network - Free AutoCAD block downloads

Smustard - A companion website to SketchUp that provides plug-ins, some of which are free

Mayang Textures - Our texture library has over 4350 free to download, high-resolution textures

Texture Warehouse - Free high resolution textures for designers and 3D artists

CG Textures - Texture downloads

DesignM - Downloadable Photoshop texture brush packages

Issuu - Browse and post portfolios

Vectips - Illustrator tips, tricks, and tutorials

Photoshop Roadmap - Tutorials and downloads

Lost and Taken - Free high resolution textures

Dafont - Free fonts

Design Boom - Inspirational design resources in architecture, art, design, and technology

Be Loose - Mike Lin Graphic Workshop

AutoCAD Download Center - Free student software downloads of Autodesk products (including Mac)