Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design

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John Wiley & Sons, May 20, 2010 - Architecture - 368 pages
Explore exciting options for a career in landscape architecture

Blending aesthetics and environmental consciousness, landscape architecture is one of the fastest growing fields, according to the US Department of Labor. Becoming a Landscape Architect gives you a comprehensive survey of the field as it is practiced today, and explains how to get started and how to succeed in this exciting, creative, and in-demand profession.

Featuring more than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape architects and more than 250 illustrations, the guide covers everything an aspiring landscape architect needs to know- from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job in residential, ecological, commercial, and parks design.

  • Complete guide to the profession of landscape architecture, one of today's fastest growing fields
  • More than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape designers and educators give you an idea of what it's really like to work as a landscape architect
  • Over 250 striking illustrations and a lively interior make the book visually appealing as well as informative
  • Explains different educational paths and their prerequisites and requirements
  • Author Kelleann Foster is Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University and Managing Partner, Visual Interactive Communications Group
 

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Contents

Protecting Restoring
46
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
59
Q Introduction to the Profession to Expansive Wildlife Preserves
65
Sustainability
84
Background on the Profession 10 End Users and Allied Professionals
113
Q Landscape Architectural Multimedia Written Visual and Oral Presentations
136
From How would you describe
148
Practice Opportunities
157
Nonprofit Organizations
213
Getting Work
233
QThe Future of Landscape
257
Design Education
281
The Importance of Internships
314
APPENDIX A Resources
333
Professionals
341
INDEX
349

INTERVIEWS
180
PROJECT PROFILE
194

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Kelleann Foster, RLA, ASLA, is Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. She is a registered landscape architect and managing partner of the Visual Interactive Communications Group.

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