Our theme provokes ideas about landscape architecture’s relationship with art, history, and time. This theme sends an inspiring message to the next generation of professionals to take their work to the next level - putting passion and hard work into making every design “monumental”- no matter the scale or location. Let us leave a timeless and awe-inspiring mark on our world.

“Monumental” describes the nature of Washington D.C.’s urban fabric, where landscapes often serve as monuments in memoriam of historical people and events. Being so close to our nation’s capital, we hope to give attendees the opportunity to explore and learn about the unique urban landscape of Washington D.C.