EDUCATIONAL PATH FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
The following majors are a good start on your way to becoming a Landscape Architect:
Civil Engineer –
Civil engineers are responsible for the structures that form the transportation, resource distribution and environmental systems of contemporary society. Increasingly, civil engineers are called upon to safeguard the health of our environment by managing and improving air, land and water quality with air, water and waste treatment systems.
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry –
Horticulture majors study the ways that plants improve our everyday lives. Plants play many roles in human environments. In addition to beautifying indoor and outdoor areas, they control erosion, reduce energy and water consumption, and revegetate and restore destroyed landscapes.
Landscape Architecture –
The complex relationship between humans and our environment requires us to choose when and how to modify or conserve the land areas we use. Designated open spaces, parks and modern neighborhoods are all products of landscape architecture. UC Davis’ landscape architecture program, one of the foremost in the nation, stresses the vital role of the landscape architect in striking a balance between urban expansion and environmental preservation. The program is fully accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects, which is the only organization sanctioned to grant such accreditation in the United States. Landscape architecture majors learn to solve problems creatively and to visualize spaces and three-dimensional concepts effectively.