LARE Review

The Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) is a four-part fully computerized examination designed to determine whether applicants for landscape architectural licensure possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to provide landscape architectural services without endangering the health, safety and welfare of the public. It is prepared and scored by CLARB in accordance with all current standards for fairness and quality of licensure exams.

A candidate for licensure must pass all of them in order to qualify to become licensed. The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) writes, administers, and grades the LARE.  For informational videos from CLARB, please click HERE.  This link is provided for information purposes only. Please refer to CLARB's website (above) for the latest information. If you have any questions regarding the LARE process or procedures, contact CLARB at info@clarb.org


ASLA Florida is here to guide you through the examination process and ultimately succeed in becoming a licensed landscape architect. Join us for a review session, ask questions and study, study, study!

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Mike Oliver Scholarship

Who is Mike Oliver? Click Here to watch the video.

Click HERE to Apply!

This scholarship award is available yearly for up to two (2) young professionals that are currently pursuing their licensure in the state of Florida and will cover the cost of the LARE review prep course.

Other requirements are as follows:

Active member of the ASLA Florida Chapter.

Planning on attending the entire LARE Review Seminar

In 300 words or less, provide a short essay in PDF or Microsoft Word format, describing your background, current educational pursuits, future plans, other personal interests or activities, brief statement of your financial needs, why you should be considered for this scholarship and how it will help carry on some of the areas that Mike Oliver extended himself to the advancement of his profession and service to the community.  The essay should be no more than two pages with margins of at least 1”, 12-point or larger font, and no images or graphics.

Deadline to apply is June 30, 2022

On-Demand Review Sessions are Available for the Following Sections (click the section number to purchase): 

SECTION 1

Project and Construction Management

Speakers:

Emily O'Mahoney

Principal, Landscape Architect

Emily O'Mahoney, FASLA, is a principal landscape architect and president elect of National ASLA. She has over 40 years of experience in landscape architecture, site planning with emphasis on conceptual and detailed design at all scales. In 1993 she started her own company and then joined with George Gentile and Troy Holloway to form the GHO partnership in 1998. Within the firm, Emily is responsible for project design, direction and management for a wide variety of projects ranging large scale master planning at the conceptual level, residential mid and high-rise towers, parks and public spaces along with many of the urban redevelopment projects. Emily is also a proponent of sustainable green design in every project.

Amy Morie

Amy is principal of Mulberry Hill Studio. Graduating from the University of Southern California, BLA, and University of Florida, MLA, Amy worked in Los Angeles and surrounding areas with firms such as Mia Leher and Associates, Amigos de Los Rios, and others developing knowledge of design, construction documentation and project management. A Florida native, she returned to Florida and worked for UF’s Extension Service before starting Mulberry Hill, a landscape architecture and education firm focused on regenerative solutions for land, water, and the life it supports.

Glenn Acomb

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Department of Landscape Architecture

University of Florida


Glenn Acomb, FASLA, split his career in professional practice and teaching at the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture.

At UF, he taught extensively in design and construction studios, and focused on sustainable site design and stormwater-based green infrastructure research.  In 2009, he co-authored the Florida Field Guide for Low Impact Development (IFAS, 2009), as well as advising the preparation of national green design standards for the National Association of Home Builders, the U. S. EPA’s WaterSense program, and the Florida Green Building Coalition.  In 2012 and 2013 his student teams won back-to-back national EPA competitions for green infrastructure, the “Campus RainWorks Challenge”.

Among his publications is LARE Review: Mastering Section C Site Design (PPI, 2007), the first book to aid in preparation for the LARE, and he has served as an instructor in FLASLA’s LARE Prep Courses for the past 20 years.

In 2007, he co-designed one of the first green roofs in Florida, UF’s 2,600 square foot, extensive green roof which served as research laboratory for his classes.  He also conducted cutting-edge research in the effects of hurricane wind uplift on green roof assemblies for FEMA and the Florida Building Commission.

He holds a BLA from Louisiana State University and an MLA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.


SECTION 2

Inventory and Analysis

Speakers:

Emily O'Mahoney

Principal, Landscape Architect

Emily O'Mahoney, FASLA, is a principal landscape architect and president elect of National ASLA. She has over 40 years of experience in landscape architecture, site planning with emphasis on conceptual and detailed design at all scales. In 1993 she started her own company and then joined with George Gentile and Troy Holloway to form the GHO partnership in 1998. Within the firm, Emily is responsible for project design, direction and management for a wide variety of projects ranging large scale master planning at the conceptual level, residential mid and high-rise towers, parks and public spaces along with many of the urban redevelopment projects. Emily is also a proponent of sustainable green design in every project.

Elizabeth Van Sickel, PLA, Associate ASLA

During Elizabeth’s freshman year at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, she was attracted to landscape architecture and the impact landscape architects can have on communities and the environment.  After completing a summer internship with the City of Palm Coast, Elizabeth knew she wanted to return to Florida after graduation.  She began her career in Fort Myers, Florida before moving back to Northeast Florida. She currently works for England-Thims and Miller, Inc. as an Assistant Project Manager / Landscape Architect.  Her design inspiration comes from walks around her neighborhood in historic Downtown St. Augustine and frequent travel both within the United States and internationally.  In addition to work and travel, Elizabeth enjoys running, practicing yoga, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family (husband Garrett and dog Madison).

SECTION 3 

Design

Speaker:

Madeline Steigerwald, PLA

Madeline is a former Akronite living in Orlando, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree with a French minor from The Ohio State University in 2010. After the recession, she found her way back to landscape architecture with a position at Nimrod Long & Associates in Birmingham, Alabama. She gained experience in both public and private work then obtained licensure in June 2017. Later that year, Madeline joined Dix.Hite + Partners where her current project focus includes urban infill, mixed use and multi-family

developments, streetscapes, parks, and multi-modal transportation/pedestrian facilities. Since gaining licensure she has been an active member of the ASLA LARE Prep Committee and FLASLA Education Committee.

SECTION 4

Grading, Drainage, Construction Documentation, Green Infrastructure

Speakers:

Glenn Acomb

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Department of Landscape Architecture

University of Florida


Glenn Acomb, FASLA, split his career in professional practice and teaching at the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture.

At UF, he taught extensively in design and construction studios, and focused on sustainable site design and stormwater-based green infrastructure research.  In 2009, he co-authored the Florida Field Guide for Low Impact Development (IFAS, 2009), as well as advising the preparation of national green design standards for the National Association of Home Builders, the U. S. EPA’s WaterSense program, and the Florida Green Building Coalition.  In 2012 and 2013 his student teams won back-to-back national EPA competitions for green infrastructure, the “Campus RainWorks Challenge”.

Among his publications is LARE Review: Mastering Section C Site Design (PPI, 2007), the first book to aid in preparation for the LARE, and he has served as an instructor in FLASLA’s LARE Prep Courses for the past 20 years.

In 2007, he co-designed one of the first green roofs in Florida, UF’s 2,600 square foot, extensive green roof which served as research laboratory for his classes.  He also conducted cutting-edge research in the effects of hurricane wind uplift on green roof assemblies for FEMA and the Florida Building Commission.

He holds a BLA from Louisiana State University and an MLA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

Emily O'Mahoney

Principal, Landscape Architect

Emily O'Mahoney, FASLA, is a principal landscape architect and president elect of National ASLA. She has over 40 years of experience in landscape architecture, site planning with emphasis on conceptual and detailed design at all scales. In 1993 she started her own company and then joined with George Gentile and Troy Holloway to form the GHO partnership in 1998. Within the firm, Emily is responsible for project design, direction and management for a wide variety of projects ranging large scale master planning at the conceptual level, residential mid and high-rise towers, parks and public spaces along with many of the urban redevelopment projects. Emily is also a proponent of sustainable green design in every project.

FLORIDA SECTION

Specific to licensure in Florida 

Speaker:

Mike Prevost

Michael Prevost is a CLARB certified registered landscape architect specializing in the design of landscape irrigation systems throughout the State of Florida.  He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, a certified irrigation designer, and a contributing author for the IA Advanced Irrigation Design for Water Conservation Workbook.   Michael has presented irrigation related courses for ASLA, GCSAA, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Saint Johns River Water Management District, and UF IFAS.

Updated Florida Section Study Notes Now Available! Click Here to purchase!

MISSION STATEMENT

Lead in promoting healthy and just communities through the design and stewardship of our natural and built environment.

CONTACT US

ASLA FLORIDA
P.O. Box 841
Pensacola, FL 32591
Office: 850.480.7332

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