The growing demand for incorporating natural elements into man-made environments has led to increasing recognition of landscape architecture design by other members of the building industry. Society has also recognized the importance of restoring and preserving sensitive natural environments. As a result, landscape architecture is one of the fastest growing fields, experiencing a higher-than-average expansion rate as an industry.
If you're looking for a guide to making it in the landscape architecture profession, Becoming a Landscape Architect is your go-to book, introducing you to the individuals, tools, and trends that are shaping this field. Author Kelleann Foster provides an essential resource for anyone considering a career in the field and looks at the many areas of landscape architecture, covering everything from the education and training you'll need, practice opportunities to consider, and what it takes to become a successful landscape architect.
In addition to expert guidance, you'll find behind-the-scenes looks at groundbreaking projects and personal interviews with cutting-edge professionals that are included in each chapter. You'll read:
You'll also learn about specific exciting designs throughout the world, many award-winning, from a zoo to an urban waterfront park to a major land plan in China, including a project completed by university undergraduate students.
With over 250 striking illustrations and a wealth of information, Becoming a Landscape Architect is your portal to a dream career in landscape architecture.
Cover Photograph: The Park at Lakeshore East in Chicago, Illinois. Designed by The Office of James Burnett. Photograph © David B. Seide/www.DefinedSpace.com
Back Cover Photograph: Headwaters at Tryon Creek in Portland, Oregon. Designed by Greenworks, PC. Photograph courtesy of Stuart P. Echols and Eliza Pennypacker
Author Photograph: © Andrea Monzo