What is Landscape Architecture? - Scope and Career Opportunities

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What is Landscape Architecture?
Landscape Architecture is a field of study which involves the designing, planning and managing of the public areas, landmarks and parks in our environment. It is one of the sub-branches of architecture.


These architects design traditional places such as parks, residential developments, campuses, gardens, cemeteries, commercial centers, resorts, transportation facilities, corporate and institutional centers and waterfront developments.

Landscape architects work at that interface between the physical environment and human culture.

Scope of Landscape Architecture:
Scope of Landscape Architecture would include urban planning, site planning, environment planning, real estate planning, green infrastructure planning and many more.

Landscape architects work both as lead professionals and as specialist site designers on a wide range of projects, including civic developments, urban design, commercial, industrial and tourism developments, and residential and lifestyle subdivisions.

What is Landscape Architecture?

Career Opportunities:
Landscape architecture plays an important role in designing and developing the projects, with respect to the environment.

There are two undergraduate professional degrees: a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA).

One can pursue MS/MA/Ph.D in Landscape Architecture in foreign countries. These professionals would get jobs in public, private and academic organisations across the globe.

What are the job roles:

  • Landscape Architect
  • Site Designer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Architect
  • Designer
  • Architect Manager
  • Landscape Consultant
  • Landscape Architect Supervisor

Who can apply for this:
Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination with mathematics as one of the subjects, are eligible for this course.

Candidates who have bachelor's degree in architecture / planning (B.Arch / B.Planning) are eligible to pursue this course.

Salary Range:
Rs 144,288 to Rs 860,493 per year. (Ref: http://www.payscale.com/research/IN/Job=Landscape_Architect/Salary)

Top Colleges in India offering Landscape Architecture Course:

Top Universities abroad offer Landscape Architecture course:

  • Mesa Community College, USA
  • Ball State University, USA
  • TAFE SA, Australia
  • University of Worcester, UK
  • Newcastle University, UK

Also Read: Top 10 Architectural Colleges in India

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