Becoming a Landscape Architect A Guide to Careers in Design

ISBN-10: 0470338458
ISBN-13: 9780470338452
Edition: 2009
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Description: Becoming a Landscape Architect provides a comprehensive survey of landscape architecture, including complete coverage of residential design, ecological design, commercial design, and parks design. This visual guide has more than 250 illustrations  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Becoming a Landscape Architect provides a comprehensive survey of landscape architecture, including complete coverage of residential design, ecological design, commercial design, and parks design. This visual guide has more than 250 illustrations and covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. Featuring over thirty-five interviews with leading landscape architects, this book is a complete resource for anyone considering a career in landscape architecture.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Profession of Landscape Architecture
Overview of Landscape Architecture
The Many Definitions of Landscape Architecture
How do you define landscape architecture or a landscape architect?
How would you characterize the difference between landscape architecture and allied professions, such as architecture, planning, or engineering?
Background on the Profession
What does it take to become a successful landscape architect?
Landscape Architectural Design
Diverse Interests: From Creative Expression to Ecology to Construction Techniques
Interviews
Project Profiles
Design Variety: Living, Working, Playing, Learning, Healing, Protecting, Restoring
Interviews
Project Profiles
Nested Scales: From Intimate Spaces to Expansive Wildlife Preserves
Interviews
Project Profiles
Green Design: Sustainability, Biodiversity, and Recycled Materials
Interviews
Project Profiles
Systems Thinking: Natural, Social, Political, Infrastructural
Interviews
Project Profiles
The Human Factor: Society, End Users, and Allied Professionals
Interviews
Project Profiles
Communication: Sketching, Multimedia, Written, Visual, and Oral Presentations
Interviews
How would you describe the diversity of landscape architectural professional work as currently practiced?
What are the core values that guide your work?
Practice Opportunities
Private Practice Business
Interviews
Project Profile
Private Practice: Size and Configuration
Interviews
Project Profile
Public Agencies
Interviews
Project Profile
Nonprofit Organizations and Educational Institutions
Interviews
Project Profile
Marketing: Getting Work
How does your firm approach marketing?
Marketing Yourself: Finding a Job
What do you see as the greatest business challenge for landscape architecture firms?
Overview of the Profession: By the Numbers
Professional Associations
The Future of Landscape Architecture
Trends and Opportunities
Interviews
What do you see as the future for the landscape architecture profession?
Design Education
What advice would you give someone who is considering becoming a landscape architect?
College Preparation
Landscape Architecture Programs
Interviews
The Importance of Internships
What role did internships play in your educational experience?
Professional Licensure
Schools Offering Accredited (or Certificate) Programs
Resources
Selected References
Professionals and Students Interviewed for This Book
Chapter Notes
Index

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