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? ? Could you become a landscape architect? Interested in the environment, science, and art? Enjoy being creative and solving complex problems? Landscape Architecture offers an exciting future and great earning potential — and it just might be the right career for you! ?

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Could you become a

landscape architect?

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Interested in the environment, science, and art?

Enjoy being creative and solving complex problems?

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Landscape Architecture

offers an exciting future

and great earning potential—

and it just might be the right career for you!

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What is landscape architecture?

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Landscape architecture is the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment.

What is landscape architecture?

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Landscape architects enhance the quality of our lives by adding beauty to the environment,

What is landscape architecture?

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but they are also problem solvers, analyzing the environmental impact of proposed development, planning for pedestrian and automobile traffic, and determining the best use of each site.

What is landscape architecture?

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What types of projects do landscape architects design?

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Parks

Playgrounds

Shopping Centers

Campuses

Zoos

Streetscapes

Gardens

Golf Courses

Residential Projects

Recreation Areas

Trails and Bike Paths

and much more!

What types of projects do landscape architects design?

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What do landscape architects do?

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Analyze the natural elements of a site.

  • Consider how the site will be used.
  • Assess existing buildings, roads, water features, and utilities.
  • Evaluate the project’s impact on the natural environment and local wildlife.

What do landscape architects do?

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Take into account laws and regulations that may affect the site.

  • Produce detailed site plans.
  • Develop a planting plan of trees, flowers, shrubs, and other plants and where they will go.
  • Often work closely with architects, engineers, and scientists.

What do landscape architects do?

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“As a landscape architect, the ability to work with spaces and to find a solution to a problem or challenge, while at the same time creating something aesthetically pleasing, is really inspirational. I love the landscape and I’m looking forward to a long career as a landscape architect.”

Eddie George, Associate ASLAProfessional Football Player and Firm Principal, The Edge Group

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How do you become a landscape architect?

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Obtain a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) or a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA).

  • You can also obtain a graduate degree, if you like.
  • Become licensed, if applicable in your state.

How do you become a landscape architect?

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Where do landscape architects work?

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Most work for private landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, or planning firms.

  • Many are self-employed with their own firms.
  • Institutions or private corporations, such as colleges or retail chains, often employ their own landscape architects.
  • Some work for federal, state, or local government agencies or teach at colleges and universities across the country.

Where do landscape architects work?

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What do landscape architects earn?

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Salaries vary depending on years of experience, location, and type of position.

In 2006, the average salary for entry-level landscape architects was $39,300.

The national average compensation (salary + benefits) for all landscape architects was $89,700.

What do landscape architects earn?

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There are about 30,000 landscape architects in the United States and many more are needed—it’s a profession that’s in demand!

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Did You Know…

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You can join ASLA as a Student Affiliate member!

Your membership includes a one-year subscription to Landscape Architecturemagazine and many other exciting opportunities to learn more about landscape architecture.

Visit www.asla.org to join today!

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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,500 members. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.

Learn more at www.asla.org.