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Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of human-made constructs. The scope of the profession includes architectural design, site planning, housing estate development, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, urban design, parks and recreation planning, regional planning, Landscape Urbanism, and historic preservation. A practitioner in the field of landscape architecture is called a landscape architect.

Landscape architecture is a multi-disciplinary field, which includes: geography, mathematics, science, engineering, art, horticulture, technology, social sciences, politics, history, philosophy and occasionally zoology. The activities of a landscape architect can range from the creation of public parks and parkways to site planning for corporate office buildings, from the design of residential estates to the design of civil infrastructure and the management of large wilderness areas or reclamation of degraded landscapes such as mines or landfills. Landscape architects work on all types of structures and external space - large or small, urban or rural, and with "hard"/"soft" materials, hydrology and ecological issues.


Landscape Architects
Wage: $58,960
10 Year Growth Rate: 16.4%
Self Employed: 18.5%
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Employed Part Time: 6.1%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree