WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE?

Landscape Architecture is the design profession concerned with the design, planning, management and stewardship of the land.

The work of landscape architects is all around us. Their concern is the form and function of the land. The attractiveness and usefulness of our parks, highways, neighborhoods, urban plazas, gardens, zoos and institutions reflects the skill of landscape architects in design and planning to achieve the best use of land resources. Applying both art and science, landscape architects provide consulting services, prepare plans, and facilitate projects that create a balance between the needs and wants of people and the limitations of the environment. We also recommend if you've got young ones that want to learn about landscape architecture to check out "YOUR LAND" - a special Landscape Architecture Magazine for younger readers. 

What do Landscape Architects do in Alaska? 

According to the AELS Statues as of December 2016: 

12 AAC 36.069. STANDARDS FOR REGISTRATION AS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT. In accordance with AS 08.48.331(b), and except as exempted in AS 08.48.331(a), design or creative work involving any of the following constitutes the practice of an aspect of landscape architecture that affects the public health or safety and thus requires registration as a landscape architect:

(1) grading, clearing, or shaping of land;

(2) landscape irrigation;

(3) outdoor planting plans;

(4) outdoor play apparatus;

(5) outdoor structures.

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To explore the full Statues and Regulations for Architects, Engineers, Land surveyors, and Landscape Architects, click here.

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