Question:

Should I become landscape architect?

4 August, 2021 Wayne Culton 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: DAVID WRONA
    23 August, 2021

    Yes. But first you may want to try some other things. As a profession, it is one that does require 4 years of formal education at the undergraduate level and another 3-6 years of professional training coupled with significant personal life experience in order to become an expert at your profession. You'll need creativity, detail-orientation, a perceptual sensitivity to color as well as texture and form, an intuitive sense for proportion and structure design, along with strong analytical skills in mathematics and technology - all factors which contribute to the success of both the landscape architect as well as the interior designer.

  • AUTHOR: TIMOTHY SCHEWE
    23 August, 2021

    Yes! Landscape architecture is an exciting field that combines art with engineering/architecture. It would be complemented nicely in your resume by materials science or design. The United States government projects a 14% growth in demand from 2014 through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.* Requirements vary and you should definitely research it carefully, but most programs require a BS degree of some sort in related engineering or design fields (usually 5-6 years). Have fun designing green spaces and public parks across the country!

  • AUTHOR: KENNETH MOTE
    23 August, 2021

    If you ask a lot of people what they think of when they hear the word "landscape architect", they'll say things like "nature" and "plants". These are both very accurate descriptors, as just about every landscape architect is required to study plant materials in great detail. However, between 75% and 98% of all landscape architects will also have an undergraduate degree in either architecture or design-related studies (might be interior design). That's because it takes a strong understanding of how buildings work to be able to work on them at a job site.

  • AUTHOR: CHRISTOPHER HASLETT
    23 August, 2021

    This is an excellent question, and it will depend on what you want to get out of this career. Do you want to help people? Do you like a great deal of variety in your workday? Or do you prefer working with computers more than physical materials? There is no perfect answer for everyone, but that doesn't mean there aren't answers that can make someone else's decision process easier
    If making the environment around people more pleasant so they can enjoy life and prosper better sounds appealing to you, then landscape architecture may be just right for your skillset.

  • AUTHOR: RUSSELL BURESH
    23 August, 2021

    Depends what you think is better for your profession. Landscape architects enjoy a tremendous amount of variety in their work, but an interior designer can be found as a consultant on most residential and commercial buildings. Landscape architecture is the profession of designing outdoor public areas and gardens within urban or rural settings. An interior designer may handle any project inside a building, from restaurants to private residences to office spaces or hotels---they will typically do 3D design models, color selections, furniture layout, space planning, and so on for every detail involved in the design of that particular room or section of the property.

  • AUTHOR: LYNDIA BURESH
    23 August, 2021

    There are many benefits to becoming a landscape architect such as designing your own scenery and for the public, being competitive in terms of job position and salary, being able to spend hours outside, having interesting work with lots of creativity. Landscape architecture is all about creating spaces that not only look good from afar but also are practical and functional--imagining what people will want from their surroundings.