UGA Specific Information for Landscape Architecture

Georgia is one of the largest programs of landscape architecture in the United States, with the most diverse landscape architectural faculty anywhere. Small studio classes take advantage of the program’s considerable resources with personalized instruction and guidance. Georgia provides landscape architectural education that is distinctively broad and adaptable to today’s environmental concerns, the discipline of landscape architecture is both an art and a science, and includes the creation and management of environments that meet human needs and are ecologically sensitive. Whether practicing in urban settings or natural environments, the landscape architect’s tools blend horticultural, engineering, and artistic skills with an understanding of natural processes and a sense of stewardship.



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Landscape Architecture*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Landscape Architect Projects:

Landscape Architects are hired for a variety of projects from residential to commercial. Typically, Landscape Architects do not need a Masters Degree to obtain entry-level employment. Listed below are just a few of the projects that they can be involved in:

  • School and college campus
  • Corporate and commercial grounds
  • Public gardens and arboreta
  • Historic preservation and restoration
  • Hotels, resorts, and golf courses
  • Hospital and other facility sites
  • Interior landscape
  • Land planning
  • Landscape art and earth sculpture
  • Monument grounds
  • Parks and recreation
  • Land reclamation and rehabilitation
  • Residential sites
  • Security design
  • Streetscapes and public spaces
  • Therapeutic gardens
  • Transportation corridors and facilities
  • Urban and suburban design

Licensure

Landscape architects who work outside of the federal government need a license. As of 2010, all 50 states required landscape architects to be licensed. Licensing is based on the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.), which is sponsored by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards. Candidates can take the L.A.R.E. at different times of the year in two parts—three multiplechoice sections and two graphic response sections.

Applicants who want to take the exam usually need a degree from an accredited school and 1 to 4 years of work experience under the supervision of a licensed landscape architect, although standards vary by state. For those without an accredited landscape architecture degree, most states provide alternative paths to qualify to take the L.A.R.E., usually requiring more work experience.

Currently, 13 states require landscape architects to pass a state exam, in addition to the L.A.R.E., to satisfy registration requirements. State exams focus on laws, environmental regulations, plants, soils, climate, and other characteristics unique to the state.

Because requirements for licensure vary, landscape architects may find it difficult to transfer their registration from one state to another. Common requirements include graduating from an accredited program, serving 3 years of internship under the supervision of a registered landscape architect, and passing the L.A.R.E. By meeting national requirements, a landscape architect also can obtain certification from the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards. That certification can be useful in getting one state to accept a license from another state.

Landscape architects who work for the federal government do not have to be licensed. For federal government jobs, landscape architects should have a bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture.

*Taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Professional Associations/Resources


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Panhellenic Delegate Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
B , C studio Landscape Designer
Belle Firma Landscape Designer
Bennett Design & Landscape AutoCAD and SketchUp Designer
BrightU Landscape Architecture Entry Level Designer
Chatham Landscape Landscape Architect
College Pro Lawn Care and Landscaping Landscape Designer
CVL Consultants Landscape Designer
Dix.Hite , Partners Designer I, Landscape Architectural Designer
DTJ DESIGN, Inc. Landscape Designer
Eberly and Associates Civil Engineer Designer
EDSA, Inc. Intern
Environmental Design Studio Project Designer
Extra Special People, Inc. Planner/Designer
Front Field Farm Farm Hand
HGOR Landscape Designer
KAIZEN Collaborative, LLC Entry Level Landscape Architect
Kimley-Horn Landscape Architect Analyst
Land Plus Associates Design Associate
LandDesign Designer, Landscape Designer
Niles Bolton Associates Landscape Architect, Landscape Designer
Norris Design Entry Level Landscape Designer
Perry-Becker Design Landscape Architectural Designer
TBG Partners Landscape Designer
Thomas & Hutton Landscape Designer
University of Georgia Founders Memorial Garden House Employee
Wertimer , Cline Landscape Designer
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Landscape Architecture - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
Georgia Institute of Technology Urban Design (Architecture), MArch
* denotes no responses received.