Landscape Architecture is the art of planning the appropriate use of land and designing the built environment based on an understanding of natural and cultural site characteristics, human need, and sound artistic and technical competence.
The scope of landscape architecture includes site design, land use, and urban planning at all scales. The landscape architect normally is responsible for the organization and placement of buildings, recreational facilities, roads, grading, and planting design.
The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A re-accreditation visit is scheduled for 2016.
At Temple you will be taught to find the appropriate functional and ecological "fit," by using a design approach and techniques that work with and protect the natural environment.
Careers in public landscape architecture include positions with regional, county, and city planning commissions, and park, recreation, housing, and transportation agencies. Private practice includes the design of recreational, residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial projects, as well as the overall planning of new communities. Environmental protection, historical restoration, and land reclamation efforts could also be an important part of your role as a landscape architect.
Most states require practicing landscape architects to be licensed. The Temple program, accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, is designed to prepare you for entry into the profession and for successful completion of the licensing examination.