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Landscape architects combine artistic and creative perspectives with scientific and engineering knowledge to create, manage and conserve environments that are both functional and attractive. Their goal is to create harmony between natural environments, land features and architectural structures and improve the quality of life in urban and rural environments. (alis) They are employed by government environmental and development agencies, landscape consulting firms and by architectural and engineering firms, or they are self-employed (National Occupational Classification).
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- A Day in the Life of a Landscape Architect- The Princeton Review
- Landscape Architect - career profile from ECO Canada
- Sokanu: Landscape Architect - occupational info and videos
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- Department of Landscape Architecture - Faculty of Architecture
- Landscape Architecture Student Association (LASA)
- Architects Without Borders
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Information for foreign-trained Landscape Architects - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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- Landscape Architect Job Outlook & Salary in Canada - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Landscape Architect Job Outlook & Salary in USA - Bureau of Labour Statistics
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- Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA)
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
- Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
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