Is there an oppurtunity for any conservation and/or restoration work as a landscape architect?

4 Comments on “Is there an oppurtunity for any conservation and/or restoration work as a landscape architect?

  1. In the current United States economy a landscape architect’s opportunities are reduced nearly to the point of non-existence.

  2. Greg, I want so much to have restoration work areas as landscape work be adapted to the summer spaces where our families with kids go for entertaining. Get there real soon. And Thanks

  3. In theory, yes. In practice, no. I have worked as an ecological specialist on quite a few projects. Any time there was a landscape architect involved, we were on opposite sides. Get out, while you still can, before you get completely corrupted by the Dark Side.

  4. I see most answers are rather negative and in the sense of traditional landscaping probably near the mark. That being said there is an emerging field of combining landscaping with energy reduction relating to heating and cooling of structures. Green space in cities, usually dominated by concrete and asphalt, is helping to reduce summer ambient temperatures as well as assist in handling storm water that otherwise adds to water reclamation costs. Shade plantings, roof gardens, wind breaks and water features such as pools all assist in reducing energy consumption. If you have an interest or are an experienced landscape architect this could offer potential for the future.

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