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Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design

Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design
Author: Kelleann Foster
ISBN 13: 9780470338452
ISBN 10: 470338458
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $39.95

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:

  • How Gerdo Aquino, Managing Principal of the SWA Group, uses CAD, GIS, and visual simulation to transform hand drawings into state-of-the-art computer drawings
  • How the Tilson Group designs and builds million-dollar properties
  • What Emmanuel Thingue, senior landscape architect of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, looks for when hiring landscape architects
  • How Cindy Tyler, principal of Terra Designs, collaborates with horticulturists, water feature designers, sculptors, artists, architects, and engineers
  • How Edward Blake of The Landscape Studio uses GPS technology in the design process

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