What is a Landscape Architect or Landscape Architecture?
A Landscape Architect plans, designs, and oversees the construction of outdoor spaces.
~ Gregg A. Spadaro, C.L.A., L.L.A., R.L.A., A.S.L.A.
Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments.
~ American Society of Landscape Architects
Landscape architecture is the most modern of the environment professions and represents a synthesis of arts, science, and technical philosophies and practices that seek to care for the Earth’s landscapes in a truly holistic, creative and sustainable manner. It involves the investigation and designed response to the landscape. The scope of the profession includes master planning, site planning, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, urban design, parks and recreation planning; green infrastructure planning and provision, all at varying scales of design, planning and management.
A Landscape Architect is a person who develops land for human use and enjoyment through effective placement of structures, vehicular and pedestrian ways, and plantings.
The branch of architecture dealing with the arrangement of land and buildings for human use and enjoyment.
~ The Free Dictionary
The art and profession of designing and planning landscapes. Landscape Architects are concerned with improving the ways in which people interact with the landscape, as well as with reducing the negative impacts that human use has upon sensitive landscapes. Landscape Architects are involved in such diverse areas as landscape and urban design, community and regional planning, interior and exterior garden design, agricultural and rural land-use planning, parks and recreation, historic site and natural area preservation, landscape restoration and management, research and academic programs, energy and water conservation, and environmental planning.
~ McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Engineering
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