Question:

How to become licensed landscape architect?

4 August, 2021 Dennis Roberie 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: MICHAEL BYRON
    7 August, 2021

    To become a licensed landscape architect, you will need four years of professional experience in the field. You must also achieve at least 5 years of post-secondary education for licensure. The American Society of Landscape Architects offers a certification program for those with an undergraduate degree, and there are various tracks to choose from so that one can tailor their education to meet their career goals. A graduate degree may include such coursework as horticultural systems technology or solid waste management studies. In order to find out if you have the minimum requirements for licensure before completing your graduate work, check with your state licensing agency and ask.

  • AUTHOR: ALEXANDER GEDDES
    7 August, 2021

    Designation as a landscape architect is regulated at the provincial level in Canada. Any two-year university degree, often a professional science degree, can be sufficient for entry-level work in the profession. However, this is not mandatory. In most jurisdictions it is necessary to complete additional design courses and pass the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE) before being permitted to use the title "landscape architect." Usually it takes 6-8 years after college graduation for someone going on their own through formal programs of study. Before passing exams, some people may also need to undertake an internship or apprenticeship supervised by a licensed landscape architect or other tradespeople.

  • AUTHOR: BLYTHE STOVAL
    7 August, 2021

    Become an architect first, then take the additional coursework to become a landscape architect. You might be asking why you have to get separate degrees in order to become a landscape architect when that is what you were originally interested in. The answer is because architectural degree is more rigorous. Even if you don't plan on becoming an architect, it's worth it as it will give you more tools for designing buildings or public spaces- including spaces "inside" and "outside". It's also worth noting that most graduate programs in architecture offer either a master's thesis option or research assistantship as potential opportunities--both of which would count towards drafting experience. Many schools also offer specialized MA programs like MA Landscape Architecture as well.

  • AUTHOR: RICHARD GEDDES
    7 August, 2021

    There are some ways to become a licensed landscape architect, but the quickest way is to get your Bachelor's degree in horticulture from an accredited college of horticulture. Then you have two options for licensure (a) study landscape architecture at university level and obtain your bachelor’s degree in it or b) qualify as a professional member of the American Society of Landscape Architects by taking their Landscape Architect Registration Examination.

  • AUTHOR: GREGORY ROBERIE
    7 August, 2021

    Graduate from an accredited US school of landscape architecture. Then have the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam completed successfully. If you are a newer graduate, this will require five years to complete. Introductory ideas typically include: plan views, aerial views, site layouts matching or against local natural features such as streams or lakes, good plantings and design of walkways, equipment arrangement and specifications for layout, documentation pertaining to drainage considerations for a variety of soil types, support materials like paving stones or bricks that match structural fabricators.