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 - 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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