Landscape Architect

A landscape architect designs outdoor spaces that incorporate nature and serve the needs of people. New York’s Central Park is an early example of landscape architecture. It combines trees, gardens, rock formations, humanmade ponds, fountains, bike paths, sidewalks, and roadways, all in a way that seems natural. Landscape architects can work on massive projects such as city parks or small landscapes around private homes. Landscape architects must be knowledgeable of both science and design principles. Most states require landscape architects to be licensed in order to practice their craft or call themselves landscape architects. Jobs are available with private firms, government, and universities. Undergraduate and graduate programs are available in landscape architecture.

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