From urban centers to national parks, from regional greenways to neighborhood playgrounds, landscape planning and design is one of the most effective, economical, and valuable methods of holistically addressing such topical issues as clean water, transportation patterns, open space protection, and community planning. In 2008, Landscape Architecture was voted as a member of US News & World Report’s Best Careers for 2009  list.

Landscape Architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. Typical projects include site design and planning, town and urban planning, regional planning, environmental impact plans, garden design, historic preservation, and parks design and planning. Landscape architects hold undergraduate or graduate degrees and are licensed in 46 of the 50 states.

Always an environmentally conscious profession, today landscape architects are at the forefront of a movement to create livable communities–practical, sustainable, and enjoyable developments that protect the natural world. In increasing numbers, landscape architects are called upon to design large-scale conservation plans, reclaim neglected inner-city brownfields, and restore damaged wetlands and forests. The profession has never been in so much demand. – www.LAprofession.org

Landscape Architecture prepares students for research and practice while focusing on the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment of tropical and subtropical landscapes. Our goal is to educate individuals who can serve and lead the community in the enhancement of the quality of life through the aesthetic, meaningful, and sustainable design of the physical environment.

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Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design
Florida International University | Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, PCA 277B| Miami, Florida 33199
Phone: 305.348.6914 | Email: carta@fiu.edu