Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice
A textbook for the required course on professional practice in all accredited degree programs in landscape architecture. Covers essential areas of professional practice from marketing to project management, legal issues and technical specifications. Guides readers through planning a successful career in this field.
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A helpful guidebook for landscape architecture students and young design professionals
As a Fellow of American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA), Bruce Sharky summarizes his many years of professional practice experience in "Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice."
"Landscape architects practicing their profession today would barely recognize the profession as practiced by their nineteenth century forebears. Changes have come in education and training, development of skills and expertise, nature of practice, clientele, and professional values and attitudes..." Bruce Sharky writes. He continues to cover other essential aspects of landscape architecture practice, like terms used in professional offices, marketing strategies, ethics, contracts, preparing for LARE, etc.
"Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice" includes 17 chapters: Introduction, Historic Perspective, Ethical Perspective and Professional Conduct, Forms of Professional Practice, Professional Continuun, Marketing Yourself, Professional Service, Organizational Perspectives, Starting a Small Design Firm, Business Marketing, Office Records, Life of a Project, Legal Issues, Professional Services Contracts, Technical Specifications, Contract Administration, Concluding Thoughts.
"Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice" has 280 pages. It is a required reading for many landscape architecture programs, and a helpful guidebook for landscape architecture students and young design professionals.
Ethical Perspectives and Professional Conduct
Forms of Professional Practice
Life of a Project
Professional Services Contracts