Scope of Work

Landscape Architects integrate and apply knowledge of ecology, socio-cultural factors, economics and aesthetics to create environments that are functional, innovative appropriate and attractive. The skill of Landscape Architects is visible all around us in the beauty and usefulness of our parks, natural areas, gardens, urban plazas, streets, neighborhoods and communities.

Throughout the world, in our urban, suburban, rural and natural areas, Landscape Architects play a unique role in shaping the land. Often sought after to join multidisciplinary consulting teams, Landscape Architects work for private firms, municipalities, government agencies, land developers, post-secondary institutes and non-profit organizations.

The scope of work for a Landscape Architect can vary dramatically. Many landscape architects are involved with master planning, site planning, landscape design, project management and implementation across a diverse, wide range of projects. Landscape Architects are involved with:

  • Commercial Enhancement
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Green Roofs
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Historic Preservation/ Education
  • Industrial Reclamation
  • Institutional Site Design
  • Interpretive Programming
  • Local Government
  • Naturalization
  • Neighborhood Parks
  • Placemaking
  • Policy Development
  • Public Engagement
  • Regional Recreation
  • Residential Design
  • Streetscapes
  • Sustainable Site Water Management
  • Therapeutic Gardens
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Plazas
  • Wayfinding
Project: Edmonton Valley Zoo Entry and Wander
Location: Edmonton, AB
Completed: 2014
Firm: Dialog (Carlyle & Associates) and Studio Hanson Roberts

The Valley Zoo Entry and Wander anchors the Zoo’s revitalization and connects visitors to various Zoo facilities, water features, habitats, and interpretive features.

Photo credit: Tom Arban Photography Inc.
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