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Landscape Architecture Career Information

In recent decades, the concern for a better natural and built environment has grown significantly. This national and global involvement has increased professional employment opportunities for the landscape architect. Landscape architects hold positions in private design firms and corporations, public agencies and on the faculties of universities and colleges. Types of work attracting graduating students include the following:

  • Design and planning for historic areas, residences, resort developments, health care facilities and academic campuses;
  • Design for urban parks, plazas and streetscapes; Landscape planning for waterways, coastal areas and the vegetation and wildlife they influence;
  • Feasibility studies and site planning for commercial and industrial centers and new communities;
  • Land planning, land management and master planning projects;
  • Ecological restoration;
  • Recreational and playground areas;
  • Reclamation of mined lands, landfill sites and abandoned properties.

Landscape Architecture Career Growth

You can find more information at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.



In recognition of the impact of the landscape architecture profession on public health, safety, and welfare, states regulate landscape architects through licensure.

Landscape architects often work with other licensed professionals including architects and civil/environmental engineers. 

For more information please check out ASLA Licensure.

Favorite LARC Job Search Websites

Professional Organizations to Join

Employers of UMDLARC Graduates

AB Consultants
American Society for Engineering Education
Angler Environmental
Ann P. Stokes Landscape Architects
Annapolis Landscape Architects
Appletree Landscape Architects
Arentz Landscape Architects
Ayers Saint Gross
Baltimore County Government, Office of Planning
Beechtree Landscape and Design
Ben Dyer Associates, Inc.
Benning & Associates
Board of the Baltimore County Commission for Environmental Quality
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Bozzuto Construction
BP Realty Investments, LLC.
Burgess & Niple Inc.
Business Engineering, Inc.
Campion Landscape Architecture
Capitol Development Design, Inc.
Cedar Ridge Community Church
Chapel Valley Landscaping
City of Sanford, North Carolina
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Clearwater Landscape & Nursery
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland
Coulter, Jewell, and Thames, PA
Daft, McCune, Walker, Inc.
Davis, Bowen, & Friedel Inc.
Department of Parks and Recreations, NYC
Design Collective, Inc.
Design Workshop
DHM Design
Earth Scape Design
Environmental Quality Resources, Inc.
Facchina Construction
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick Ward Associates
G.E. Fielder & Associates
Glenwood Gardens
Grace E. Fielder and Associates
Graham Landscape Architecture
Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc.
Gregory Lombardi Design
Gutschick, Little & Weber, P.A.
Heike Nolke Landscape Architect
Hill International
Historic London Town Gardens
HMH Landscape Architecture
Homestead Gardens
International HNTB Company
Johnson, Mirand, & Thompson
KCI Technologies
Land Care Group, Inc.
Land Design South
Landscape Architecture Firm
Landscape Design, Inc.
Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.
Lockwood Kessler & Bartlett, Inc.
Loiderman Soltesz Associates Inc.
Long & Foster, REALTORS
Lush Designs
Mahan Rykiel Associates
Maryland National Capital Planning Commission
Meridian Development
Montgomery County Public Schools
Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Neighborhood Design Center
Nelson, Byrd, Woltz
New York Restoration Project
Organic Approach
P.E.L.A. Design, Inc.
Parker Rodriguez Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Patton Harris Rust & Associates
Petro Design/Build Inc.
Pleasant Living
Resource Design
Robert Brown Associates
Rodgers Consulting
Sabra, Wang & Associates, Inc.
Salt Lake City Corporation
Scape Landscape Architecture
Scott Brinitzer Design Associates
Sebastian Landscape Design
Shaw Farm CSA
Shawmut Design and Construction
Simone Jaffe Collins, Landscape Architecture
Site Design Group, Inc.
Site Resources Inc.
Skye Design Studio, Ltd.
Slater Associates
South Fork Studio Landscape Architecture
STACK Coordination
State Highway Commission
State of Maryland
Stephen Einstein & Associates, P.C.
Strata Design Assoc., Inc.
STUDIO39 Landscape Architecture, PC
Sun Nurseries
The Edgecombe Group, Inc.
The Faux Group
The Laurel Group
The Low Impact Development Center
The Onyx Group
The Planning center|DC&E
The Sequoia Company
Toole Design Group
TSG Services
University of Maryland, Facilities Management
Urban Engineering & Associates
Urban, Ltd.
USDA Forest Service
Marcris, Hendricks & Glascow
Vika, Inc.
Vitrum Studios
William C. Smith Construction
William H. Gordon Associates Inc.

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