The 21st century landscape architect is the person who can combine the scientific knowledge of botany and horticulture, with the aesthetic intuition of fine art. Forget the “gardener” images. True landscape architects fashion their clients environment to the envy of all who see it. Its not an easy field, but my goodness it’s a beautiful one if you can master the techniques.
"Landscape Architects connect place and people to develop the most sustainable communities possible. This profession mixes ecology, engineering, entrepreneurship, design, through the application of creative expertise in human and environmental health, beauty, and culture's discipline at the intersection of environmental science, art, and ecology. Landscape architects can make an extraordinary positive impact on the lives of people and their environment: your work can restore endangered wetlands, reduce hospital stays, create habitats for endangered species, grow food, organize creative play and even remove toxins from rainwater."
(Provided By: Cal Poly Pomona)
"Landscape architecture is a profession that involves the design, planning, preservation, and restoration of the landscape by applying art, science, and technology to achieve the best use of our land and water resources. Landscape architects design and plan parks, plazas, and recreation areas; residential, institutional and commercial developments; transportation facilities, waterfronts, new towns and campus landscapes; and green infrastructure."
(Provided By: University of Rhode Island)
"Landscape Architecture practitioners work at all scales-from that of the home landscape to commercial and corporate sites, parks, greenways, communities, national parks and forests- to plan, design, specify and build landscapes."
(Provided By: Colorado State University)
"The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University share a vision of inspiring the next generation of professionals to lead the transformation of natural and built environments; and creating places that are ecologically sound, socially equitable and resilient, while addressing the challenges of climate change."
(Provided By: Temple University)
"Everyone deserves quality places to live, work, and play. You can help make this happen. Join one of the most consequential design professions today. Landscape architects are committed to the design and planning of places that contribute to human and environmental health and well-being as they strive to address some of the most challenging issues of today."
(Provided By: Virginia Tech)
"Northeastern University offers a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Urban Landscape. This major reflects a growing public interest in making our cities more sustainable and in bringing the insights of landscape architects to join those of urban designers and architects. This hybrid field has deep roots in design, ecology, planning, and aesthetics."(Provided By: Northeastern University)
"Our landscape architecture curriculum prepares students to work in private practice, for government agencies and in academia. They design residences, subdivisions, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, college campuses, greenways, parks and any other project that requires design and planning of land. It is important that they know about soils, topography, water, plants, wildlife, and other natural phenomena."
(Provided By: North Carolina A&T University)
"Our professionally accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) at Ball State University is committed to preparing professionals and leaders with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to respond to significant environmental, social, and public health challenges. We are sustainability-focused; design-centered; landscape engineering-intensive; travel-inspired engaging with places, alumni, and other professionals."
(Provided By: Ball State University)