The Work We Do In Louisiana

Landscape architects typically hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture, covering a broad spectrum of design, science, and technical know-how. Topics include site design, historic preservation, planning, grading and drainage, horticulture, and even subjects like psychology.
All 50 states require landscape architects to earn a license to practice. This not only involves earning a university degree, but usually several years of work experience, passing of a rigorous exam, and taking continuing education courses.

It’s easy to confuse landscape architects with other landscape professionals, but the difference is straightforward. Landscape architects design, often working with landscaping or other construction companies to install those designs. Think of the fashion designer imagining an outfit while a clothing manufacturer makes the apparel, or an artist designing a wall poster that’s printed by another company. Landscape architects and contractors are complementary but highly distinct professions.

Bridge Truss Courtyard Alexandria, Louisiana by Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects for Diamond B Construction Company

Here are just a few of the project types covered by landscape architecture:

School and college campuses

Corporate and commercial grounds

Public gardens and arboreta

Historic preservation and restoration

Hotels, resorts, golf courses

Coquille Park St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana by Joseph Furr Design Studio Landscape Architect for St. Tammany Recreation District #14 Steve Dwyer President Board of Directors

Hospital and other facility sites

Interior landscapes

Land planning

Landscape art and earth sculpture

Monument grounds

Parks and recreation

Land reclamation and rehabilitation

Residential sites

Security design

Episcopal High School Baton Rouge, Louisiana by BROWN + DANOS landdesign for Episcopal High School

Streetscapes and public spaces

Therapeutic gardens

Transportation corridors and facilities

Urban and suburban design

Water resources

For more information on award winning designs in and around Louisiana, view the PDF of the 2011 LCASLA Awards.