The Professionals Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 9, 1996 - Architecture - 422 pages
Written by the president of a successful landscape architecture firm, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture is a comprehensive and practical reference that combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards. Among the many topics covered are professional ethics, how to finance a private practice, office administration in detail, financial management and accounting, state regulation and the legal environment of professional practice, marketing and promotion, project management and record keeping, and requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam. In addition, this hands-on reference contains indispensable templates of contracts that professionals can refer to as examples. Readers also get an inside look at five actual landscape architecture businesses of varying sizes, including the Denver Parks Service Center of the National Parks Service. Each in-depth profile describes the role of the landscape architect in that firm, and provides a nuts-and-bolts profile of the firm's mission statement, business history, job descriptions, and salaries and benefits. Logically organized and easy to understand, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture presents information in a clear and concise manner, saving time for the professional. The text also guides the student through new professional practice concepts. Additionally, study assignments at the end of each chapter assist students in applying concepts and reinforcing their own understanding of this dynamic field.
 

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Contents

The Profession of Landscape Architecture and Professionalism
1
Clients and Projects
29
Case Studies
86
ProfessionalPractice Relationships
143
Finance
166
Accounting
188
Business Administration and Record Keeping
213
Marketing
250
Contracts
279
Project Management
337
or Off Schedule
348
Business and Personnel Law
373
Appendix Ace Landscape Architects Construction Services Manual
401
Index
417
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About the Author Walter Rogers has over 25 years experience as a professional landscape architect and is currently President and CFO of The Acacia Group, a landscape firm in Tucson, Arizona. His credentials include teaching positions at the State University of New York at Syracuse and the University of Arizona, where he taught design, history, and theory of landscape architecture. Mr. Rogers was a member of the National Landscape Architecture Exam Committee between 1984 and 1990, where he helped author the national registration exam. Mr. Rogers has earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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