So what's it like to work as landscape architect and how do you become one? This Career Discovery page answers those questions, and more. It contains stories about and interviews with landscape architects; videos, illustrations and text showcasing brilliant landscape architecture projects; links to Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the profession; results of ASLA’s annual graduating student surveys; information on educational programs and schools; plus introductory materials such as a PowerPoint presentation on the profession, a downloadable brochure, a graphic-novel-like telling of the landscape architecture story, and even a coloring book for the younger set.
One special place to start is with our Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes pages. They offer 30 case studies in easily understood terms that demonstrate how landscape architects beautify your world while also protecting and working with nature. You can also view animations that show sustainable landscape design in action. Here's an interview with a landscape architect about the profession plus a link to the profession's profile. And another public education site provides an interactive introduction to the profession.
Begin the journey!