What is a Landscape Architect?

Landscape architects plan and design places such as parks, residential developments, campuses, gardens, cemeteries, commercial centers, resorts, transportation corridors, corporate and institutional centers and waterfront developments.  They also design and plan the restoration of natural places disturbed by humans such as wetlands, stream corridors, mined areas and forested land.

By combining art and science, landscape architects create places that thrive within the increasingly complex relationships between the built and natural environments.

Their appreciation for historic landscapes and cultural resources enables landscape architects to undertake preservation planning projects for national, regional and local historic sites and areas.

Working with architects, city planners, civil engineers and other professionals, landscape architects play an important role in environmental protection by designing and implementing projects that respect both the needs of people and of our environment.

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Landscape Architecture in Vermont

Landscape architecture is a regulated profession in the State of Vermont.  If you need additional information or forms, please visit www.vtprofessionals.org or contact OPR at (802)-828-1505.

Landscape Architecture in the United States

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use the "ASLA" suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.