Landscape Architecture as a Career

Landscape architects work in private practice, as well as in larger interdisciplinary consulting firms, and different levels of government (municipal, provincial, federal). Landscape architects have a range of practice expertise in technology and construction, plants, soil, irrigation, public space and street design, recreational amenities, climate change adaptation, low impact development, project management, habitat and park design, industrial landscape restoration and reclamation, urban design, and visual communication.

In practice, landscape architecture work closely with engineers, architects, and planners in both the private and public sector as well as directly with private clients who may be residential or commercial. Landscape Architects work professionally at local, national and international project scales. With increasing urban densification and regional land use intensification, the role of Landscape Architecture practitioners is focused on creating sustainable, high quality, social and ecological placemaking.

Professional planning education and practice offers a variety of career opportunities and specializations that will help create the cultural landscapes and design solutions needed in the future. The Landscape Architecture profession incorporates ethical codes of practice and social responsibility. 

For more information please see the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ website: https://www.csla-aapc.ca/csla-aapc