Landscape Architecture Resources

Landscape Architecture Careers

How to Make a Portfolio: 5 Tips for Telling your Story

Top Landscape Architecture Programs

Be a Landscape Architect - Landscape Institute created this microsite as a comprehesive resource for those thinking about entering the profession of landscape architecture. 

18 Online Portfolio Design Resources - A list of online portfolio design resources from 'how to write a project description' to '7 Ingenius Resume' examples.

Technology for Landscape Architects

Best Tablets for Landscape Architects 

Tech Beat: A look at Digital Tablets and Styluses for Designers 

10+ Resources to Enhance your SketchUp Skills

Creating Sustainable Sites Using CAD

Rendering Vegetation in SketchUp

DanielTal.com - SketchUp Tutorials by Author, Landscape Architect and SketchUp guru, Daniel Tal.

Construction Details

Land8 Webinar: Forgiving Landscape Details & Detailing for Ease of Construction

Design Library: 6 Books on Construction Details 

Grading & Drainage

French Drain Installation - a thorough french drain installation guide from french drain pipe sizing, cost, design, and installation. CSI Specs and dwg details are also available for download.

Landscape Architecture & Design Books 

Landscape Architecture Books

Children's Books for Future Landscape Architects

Six Books on Construction Details 

Online Resources for Landscape Architecture

  • IFLA - The International Federation of Landscape Architects is the leading international body promoting the landscape architecture profession and the creation of a globally sustainable and balanced living environment from a landscape architectural perspective.  
  • Landezine - Curated collection of best contemporary landscape architecture projects from around the world.
  • Playscapes - The ultimate resource for everything playground, featuring"All the best playgrounds..."
  • World Landscape Architects - World Landscape Architecture is a webzine  providing  landscape architects with news and information about the profession by the profession.
  • ArchDaily Landscape - Daily world news and inspiration about landscape architecture.
  • Landscaping Network - a solid resource for residential landscape designers looking for design ideas.
  • Therapeutic Landscape Network - The Therapeutic Landscapes Network is a knowledge base and gathering space about healing gardens, restorative landscapes, and other green spaces that promote health and well-being.
  • Houzz - An amazing source for collection inspiration photos and the latest residential trends. 
  • Landscape Architecture Daily - Daily updates and inside from the School of Landscape Architecture at the Academy of Art University.   
  • ASLA - The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional society that represents the landscape architecture profession in the U.S. and abroad. They offer a bounty of resources related to the professional including a searchable listing of firms, news, information on events and education. 
  • DesignPlace: Landscape Architecture & Design A compilation of unique landscape design ideas and photos that inspires and help decide in future investment.
  • Landscape Performance Series - An online set of resources to help designers, agencies, and advocates evaluate performance, show value, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.

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Construction Observation / Punch List

Does anybody have any suggestions for apps that could be used to create punch lists for contractors?  Some thing that would interact with a phones camera to take pictures and then be able to export to a printable document that could be sent to the…Continue

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Started by Clayton Munson in TECHNOLOGY 5 hours ago.

Construction Observation / Punch List

Does anybody have any suggestions for apps that could be used to create punch lists for contractors?  Some thing that would interact with a phones camera to take pictures and then be able to export to a printable document that could be sent to the…Continue

Tags: phone, apps

Started by Clayton Munson in TECHNOLOGY 5 hours ago.

Getting an education abroad? 6 Replies

I'm thinking about attending grad school for LA and I am looking for advice on being educated abroad? I really want to live in Europe again (Scandinavia ideally), but getting my master's there would mean not being a certified landscape architect in…Continue

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Started by Paige in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner yesterday.

Are You A Young - Small Size Landscape Architecture "Start-Up Firm? 21 Replies

To ALL young LA's who are in the process of creating your OWN LA "Start-Up" Firm....and have less than 5 years of professional design "experience".I am, J. Robert (Bob) Wainner....and have been practicing Landscape Architecture since…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner yesterday.

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