What is Landscape Architecture?
Landscape Architecture is a profession which encompasses the
analysis, planning, design, management and stewardship of the
natural and built environments. Types of projects include:
residential sites; parks and recreation; monuments; urban design;
streetscapes and public spaces; transportation corridors and
facilities; gardens and arboreta; security design; hospitality and
resorts; institutional; academic campuses; therapeutic gardens;
historic preservation and restoration; reclamation; conservation;
corporate and commercial; landscape art and earth sculpture;
interior landscapes; and more. Landscape architects have advanced
education and professional training and are licensed in 49 states.
Landscape Architects protect public health, safety and welfare
through environmentally conscious planning and design. They create
designs which conform to state and national building codes. The work
of Landscape Architects protects and manages natural resources by
planning land uses which respect natural systems and accommodate the
needs of people.
Landscape Architects work in private offices, public agencies,
colleges and universities. Although the focus of these practices may
differ, the underlying processes of planning and design are used
throughout the profession.
Landscape Architects who have qualified through education,
experience and testing are licensed by the State of Connecticut to
ensure a mandated level of professional responsibility and service.
Why Hire A Landscape Architect?Landscape Architects understand a building's relationship to its
site; their designs will produce a comprehensive site development
Landscape Architects can resolve issues before they become problems.
Landscape Architects can assist you through the confusing web of
zoning laws, environmental regulations, building codes, design
options, contractors and permitting requirements.
Landscape Architects are the professionals who have the education,
training, experience and vision to guide you through the entire site
design and construction process, and their involvement is a
worthwhile investment early on in the project.
Landscape Architects can save you money.
Landscape Architectural services are a wise investment for the
money, not an added cost to your project.
Landscape Architects create value by making designs that work with
Landscape Architects can make your life easier by coordinating the
planning, environmental and engineering parts of the site design
Landscape Architects are naturally in tune with sustainable design
techniques which offer solutions for low impact, environment
Landscape Architects look out for your interests and find ways to
make the development process go smoothly.
Landscape Architects help you find a qualified and reputable
contractor. As construction progresses, they visit the construction
site to help verify that the project is being built according to the
plans and specifications.
Working with a Landscape ArchitectPeople frequently have questions on how to select a Landscape
Architect. Your decision should be based on your confidence in the
Landscape Architect's technical competence, professional service and
design ability. Resources available include the list of licensed
members that is published by the Connecticut Chapter of ASLA.
Here are some suggestions on how to proceed in the selection
Choose a Landscape Architect as early in the process as possible;
the design decisions that are made then can have the most impact on
whether or not the project is successful.
The more information that is shared between the client and the
professional, the more chance there is for a successful project.
Interview several firms unless you already have a good relationship
with a Landscape Architect.
Give each firm notification of your decision.
Begin negotiations with the selected firm on a fee. If you cannot
agree, you may want to begin negotiating with your second choice.
As you work with Landscape Architects, the more you let them into
the process the better they will be able to serve you. You may be
surprised at the breadth of their expertise.
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