10 Reasons Why Landscape Architecture is Essential

From preventing soil erosion to encouraging groundwater recharge - discover 10 reasons why landscape architecture is essential.

10 Reasons Why Landscape Architecture is Essential
Landscape architecture is a profession that involves planning, designing, managing, and caring for built and natural environments. It provides essential infrastructure that does much more than just making the place look beautiful. From preventing soil erosion to encouraging groundwater recharge, there are many reasons why landscape architecture is essential. Here are 10 of them.

1. Revitalizing the Soil and Purifying the Air: Pollution and other environmental factors can cause significant damage, but landscape architecture can help rejuvenate the soil and clean the air by planting the right plants in these areas.

2. Enhancing Human and Environmental Health: With their specialized skills, landscape architects work to improve human and environmental health in all communities. They plan and design parks, campuses, urban landscapes, trails, squares, residences, and other projects that strengthen communities.

3. Constructing Safe and Sustainable Landscapes: Landscape architecture is about creating safe, sustainable, and resilient landscapes that evolve but endure over time.

4. Collaborating with Urban Planners: Landscape architects collaborate with urban planners, civil engineers, architects, construction managers, geoscientists, environmental scientists, hydrologists, surveyors, and others.

5. Designing Traditional Venues: Landscape architects plan and design traditional venues such as parks, residential developments, campuses, gardens, cemeteries, shopping malls, resorts, transportation facilities, corporate and institutional centers, and waterfront developments.

6. Educating in Community Colleges: Landscape architects are also found in the faculties of the departments of architecture, art, planning, and other related fields and teach in community colleges and continuing education programs.

7. Working with Private Corporations: Landscape architects can also work with other types of private corporations that have physical planning departments or offer products and services related to land planning and development.

8. Establishing Proper Organization to the Space: For the success of any landscape design, proper organization is key.

9. Passing a National Exam: Each state sets its own registration requirements for landscape architects but all require candidates to pass a national exam (the Landscape Architect Registration Exam or LARE).

10. Viewing Where Graduates Are Working: Visit the alumni section of this website to see where graduates of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture are working and to see their work.