April is World Landscape Architecture Month (
What is landscape architecture?
Landscape Architecture is a profession that is unknown or misunderstood as gardening by many. Its value to society is greater than many can imagine and should be celebrated by the population of every town, city, and country.
The question what is landscape architecture raises varying opinions on what it is and isn’t, the profession is so broad and encompassing that there
Landscape architecture is the study and practice of designing environments (outdoors & indoors) of varying scale that encompasses elements of art, environment, architecture, engineering, and sociology.
Landscape architects are involved in the designing of spaces that “creates and enables life between the buildings”. The involvement of landscape architects can be seen in streets, roads, shared paths, housing estates, apartment compounds, shopping malls, squares, plazas, gardens, pocket parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, memorials, museums, schools, universities, transport networks, regional parks, national parks, forests, waterways and across towns, cities and countries. Landscape architects often go beyond design creating frameworks and policies for
There are many landscape architects from the past, current, (and future) who have designed everlasting landscapes that will stand the test of time for decades to come that create calm, joy and inspiration for so many and as a profession, landscape architects should be proud as there are few professions that can stake claim to creating places that impact and benefit so many people.
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Article Written by Damian Holmes is the Founder and Editor of WLA.
He is also a registered Landscape Architect with extensive experience in Australia, Canada, and China.