Presentation on theme: "WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE? A comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ~ laprofession.org."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE? A comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ~ laprofession.org A profession committed to creating healthy, enjoyable and secure places for the future. Combines art and science. A profession that designs, plans and manages our land and its resources. ~www.asla.org Landscape architects shape and protect the physical environment in which we live, work and play. ~NCSU LAR Dept.
WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE? PROJECT TYPES: Arboretum and Zoos Parks and Public Areas Campus Planning Recreation and Event Spaces Community Planning Regional and Natural Areas Planning Corporate Facilities Residences, Estates and Ranches Cultural and Historic Sites Resource and Environmental Management Ecological Restoration and Reclamation Tourism Facilities Planning Golf Courses Transportation Planning Institutional Design and Planning Urban Planning and Design Memorials and Sculpture Gardens Waterfronts and Greenways
WHAT IS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE? ARTSCIENCE + = ECOLOGICAL DESIGN
WETLAND CREATION & RESTORATION Danehy Park Wetlands, plantings, and walkways have replaced what was once a city landfill. Danehy Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
WETLAND CREATION & RESTORATION Ohio Wetland Mitigation A new wetland has brought nature and beauty into a crowded suburban community. Wetland Conservation Area, New Albany, Ohio Thomas Evans, ASLA
WETLAND CREATION & RESTORATION Boulder Creek, The Farm The addition of native plants and boulder ledges help filter pollutants from a formerly degraded wetland and river. The Farm at Boulder Valley, Boulder, Colorado
WETLAND CREATION & RESTORATION Created Wetland A new wetland created to mitigate a power plant contains a bevy of native plants and wildlife. Wetland Creation for Saranac Power Plant, Plattsburgh, New York
Architects, city planners, engineers, scientists and other professionals, can play an important role in environmental protection through collaborative projects and discourse that respect both the needs of people and of our environment.