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:

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.

B. Successful completion of  the ILI Professional Practice Examination


If you are a Member in good standing with an equivalent IFLA recognised Landscape organisation then the Viva Voce application may be appropriate:
C. Completion of the Viva Voce application form and attendance at an interview

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