Chasing the Computer Revolution
Are landscape architects missing the mark on using computers in
the design process?
By Lolly Tai, ASLA
Landscape architects have extraordinary digital tools within reach
but are not making the best use of them, the results of a recent
computer survey suggest. Firms are reluctant to invest in formal
training for their employees. Schools do not provide effective investments
in their students and faculty. Training for faculty, integration
of computers, and funding to sustain computers are several issues
facing institutions. Practitioners, educators, and software design
companies do not effectively communicate with one another toward
the common goal of improving software for the needs of landscape
architects. Are landscape architects lagging behind? What are the
barriers and what are the plans for the future of the profession?
Evaluation of the survey data generated broad as well as specific
findings that suggest answers to these questions.
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