Freshkills Park Blog

Landscape architecture on the rise?

A recent history of relative marginalization by design and construction professions is being overturned, according to an article in Architectural Record, by landscape architecture’s ability to weave sustainability into the built environment.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of landscape architects is expected to increase 18% to 26% through 2014, faster than the average of all U.S. occupations, including architecture, urban planning and environmntal science, which should see comparatively small 9% to 15% upticks in growth through 2012.

(via Landscape+Urbanism)

August 13, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. This is good news for me! Currently looking at grad school for precisely this degree.

    Comment by Tyler Bradt | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. This is great news! Landscape architects have always been so crucial for parks and healthy environments to succeed. We, us here at Miracle Playsystems, have worked with many great landscape architects and we have so much for your profession. Its good to see you won’t be going anywhere in the future! Keep designing with the future in mind and keep those forward thinking, creative, fun filled concepts alive in your craft. You’re great!

    Comment by miracleplaysystems | March 23, 2010 | Reply

  3. Great news for us as well! Love hearing that our specialty is on the rise! Makes for a healthy increase in business!

    Check out some of our work at http://www.ovsla.com/

    Comment by oehmevansweden | August 9, 2010 | Reply


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