ABOUT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Landscape architects analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments. Landscape architects improve human and environmental health in all communities. They design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, and other projects that help define a community's identity.
According to 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24,500 employees work in the landscape architecture field in the United States. Florida represents the second largest state to employee Landscape Architects with 1,630 licensed LA's located in the state of Florida.
Landscape Architecture: Areas of Intertest
Focus on Sustainability in Design:
Sustainable landscapes are responsive to the environment, re-generative, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Sustainable landscapes sequester carbon, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and create value through significant economic, social and environmental benefits.
Landscape Architects improve your world through projects ranging from the large-scale sustainable master plans and housing communities to small-scale green streets, and parking lots.
Transportation is a significant part of our landscape. While it connects us to families and friends, jobs and businesses, education and recreation, it also comes at the cost. The Transportation Infrastructure that we depend on also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, degrades our habitats and pollutes our waterways. Landscape Architects work to provide innovative ways to lower emissions, increase active modes of transportation, and provide equitable and beautiful solutions.
Increasing Energy Efficiency:
Through integrated site design, a comprehensive approach to sustainable building and site design, sustainable landscape architecture practices can not only improve the environment, but also result in net-zero or even climate positive homes and businesses.
Landscape architects can help make a space more efficient by undertaking a comprehensive energy audit and then identify landscape-based solutions for generating renewable power or reducing energy waste.