Becoming a Landscape Architect
Landscape Architecture requires both creative and technical skills. A landscape architect works on a wide range of projects involving the planning, design and management of the external environment. Landscape architects
- Research and advise on planning, design and stewardship of outdoor spaces within and beyond the built environment
- Implement and monitor methods for the conservation of national parks and recreation areas
- Undertake planning, design, restoration, and maintenance of cultural and/or historic landscapes
- Contribute to the aesthetic and functional design of infrastructure such as roads, energy and major development projects
- Contribute to the aesthetic layouts of streetscapes, plazas, sports grounds, zoos, botanic gardens, recreation areas and farms, burial grounds
- Inspect sites and analyze factors such as climate, soil, flora, fauna, surface and subsurface water and drainage
Becoming a landscape architect and a full member of the Irish Landscape Institute requires either:
A. A professional qualification from an accredited course.
- Ireland: Four-year Honours Level 8 BSc (Landscape Architecture) Degree Programme in UCD
- Europe: IFLA has accredited a number of universities across Europe which are recognized by the ILI. The full list of accredited universities can be found in the following IFLA page.