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Should I major in landscape architecture?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Tracy May 13, 2013. 83 Replies

I've been taking CAD classes the last 4 years in high school gotten an A in every class and I'm the president of architecture club at my school.  Needless to say I have an interest in architecture,…Continue

 

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Michael Tracy replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Hello all, I've gotten some emails about post in this thread.  I'm sorry to inform you guys but I decided to not major in LA, I've decided to major in Interactive design & media.  I however do have a friend whom has just…"
May 13, 2013
Jordan Lockman replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"What  a great article. They had a similar discussion on public radio here locally about six months ago."
May 13, 2013
Lorip623 replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Michael -- Get some hard sciences under your belt if you wander into LARCH -- your designs will actually be viable versus strictly conceptual. It's a tough career, you have to have a passion for it.  "
May 10, 2013
Leslie B Wagle replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"I know, it's "Fox"  business etc. but if you can still read it, this wasn't what I was expecting it to say: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/04/30/how-to-avoid-career-choice-decision-trap/?link=mktw"
May 2, 2012
April Prey replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Michael: Been following this discussion, but did not feel compelled to add anything until I saw your most recent post.  Based on that, I would say: yes, go into LA.  Why? I am finishing year 2 of a BLA.  The few paid internships in…"
Apr 27, 2012
Deena replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"There is also great satisfaction that comes from seeing an idea in my head, putting it on paper, watching it get built, and then seeing people experience and enjoy the place that I helped create. That is why I'm a landscape…"
Apr 26, 2012
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Should I major in landscape architecture?

I've been taking CAD classes the last 4 years in high school gotten an A in every class and I'm the president of architecture club at my school.  Needless to say I have an interest in architecture, but I wanted to become a landscape architect because the beauty of the outdoors and maybe get out of the office every once in a while.  I would of planned to get a bachelors in architecture later on and then maybe become a teacher at a high school teaching CAD, LA, A.  Teaching was my first career…See More
Apr 23, 2012
Boilerplater replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"I initially became interested in LA through taking a critical view of the environment I found around me when I was growing up.  I looked at the strip malls, car dealerships, apartment complexes and so forth and decided that most of them were…"
Apr 21, 2012
Daniel Jackson replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"I'm a Landscape Designer. I'm not licensed. I've worked with two companies here on a broad range of projects across China, India, Vietnam and Hong Kong. I mainly worked on commercial and residential projects throughout China but…"
Apr 21, 2012
George McNair replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Are you a LA in Hong Kong?   What kind of projects are you doing in Hong Kong?"
Apr 20, 2012
Daniel Jackson replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Don't be turned off of Landscape Architecture because of all the negative comments associated with our profession during these times. If it's something you're passionate about pursuing, go for it. Just because people are not finding…"
Apr 18, 2012
Michael Tracy replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Thanks I wanted to work on learning some stuff over the summer before I go to college.  I've taken courses at my high school for Illustrator and Photoshop.  Like I've said I've taken 3 years of Autocad and I'm pretty…"
Apr 17, 2012
Andrew DeWitt replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"Agreed, architecture is hurting so much more than LA right now.  Plus, from the perspective of a student I know that even just 3 years ago my school got almost no visits or job postings sent it's way from LA firms.  Now though, firms…"
Apr 17, 2012
Mark L Miller replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"I notice you are from PA, which means you'll probably be going to school on the east coast and doing east coast LA. The thing about LA is that it is a broad field of study that will vary based on where you study it, and the practice will vary…"
Apr 16, 2012
Colin White replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
" Should I major in landscape architecture? ...Yes. I still haven't read a single response strong enough for you to alter your course. "
Apr 16, 2012
Heather Smith replied to Michael Tracy's discussion 'Should I major in landscape architecture?'
"..."its the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fiinnnneeeeee.""
Apr 16, 2012

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