Careers in Landscape Architecture are extremely varied. There are so many different Landscape Architecture jobs and different things you can do. Not only this, many skills that are learned can lead to other jobs or ventures.
When you first begin your education or even after you go out into the workforce, you may not know exactly what area you would like to focus on.
When I was in school, my dream was to do planting designs for a firm. However, as time went on, I saw that I enjoyed other aspects of Landscape Architecture even more.
For me, I love seeing the big picture of a complete layout. Where should the swimming pool go for both function and looks? What shape and how large should the patio be? What would be a creative driveway for this property? And so on.
I also find manipulating the land with grading and/or retaining walls very rewarding. Talk about transformations! This is very far away from my original desire to do planting designs. I still enjoy the creativity of planting layouts and selection, but I just broadened my likes.
There are so many careers in Landscape Architecture and directions you can take. You might enjoy designing any of the following:
There are jobs available in different sectors, whether it be private, academic or governmental.
Some of the technology you learn can lead to interesting thngs. For example, knowing how to create 3D landscape design is an asset and the knowledge is not that widespread (yet) for residential design projects.
Careers in Landscape Architecture can allow you to create 3D designs and videos such as this.
Some other career choices might be in some of the following areas:
Once you have a Landscape Architect Degree, the sky is the limit. The hard part is choosing what you like best!
Here is a listing by State of landscape architecture schools.
"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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