Landscape Architecture

Professional Development + Associations
Career Development + Accreditation
Sample Employers and Opportunities

Involvement / Community Engagement + Competition

Additional Resources for Graduate Students

Professional Development + associations

  • American Society of Landscape Architects: ASLA is the national professional association representing landscape architects, promoting the profession and advancing its practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.

  • International Federation of Landscape Architects: IFLA promotes the landscape architecture profession within a collaborative partnership of the allied built-environment professions, providing leadership and networks supporting the development of the profession.

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI): ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. ULI a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving.

Career development + accreditation

  • Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB): ensures consistency in competency of landscape architects and others involved in making decisions affecting the development and conservation of land by establishing and promoting standards for professional competency and conduct, providing information and resources, and examining and certifying their competency.

  • Environmental Leadership Program (ELP): aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions.

  • Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF): supports the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. LAF invests in research and scholarship to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability.

  • Landscape Institute: The Landscape Institute is the Royal Chartered institute for landscape architects who works with government to improve the planning, design and management of urban and rural landscape and accredits university courses and promote professional development to ensure that landscape architects deliver the highest standards of practice.

Sample Employers and Opportunities

  • Pennsylvania Horticulture Society - Philadelphia based non-profit dedicated to horticulture.

  • AECOM - global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

  • City of Philadelphia - employs landscape architects, architects, planners and engineers through many City Departments.

  • HOK - includes not only architects, interior designers, planners and engineers, but also a variety of specialists and consultants in facility design and management.

  • O2 Planning + Design - Canada based firm of landscape architects, land use analysts, environmental designers and town planners.

  • OLIN - landscape architecture and urban design studio that is dedicated to creating timeless and robust landscapes of social purpose and environmental responsibility.

  • SWA Group - a world design leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design.

  • Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) - a national collaborative practice of city and regional planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and architects headquartered in Philadelphia.

  • Brooks Kolb LLC - landscape architect in Seattle, offering a wide range of services designed to transform, integrate and harmonize outdoor spaces.

  • U.S. National Park Service - manages the 401 parks of the National Park System.

community engagement + competitions

  • Community Design Collaborative: a Philadelphia community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations

  • Design Advocacy Group (DAG):  provides an independent and informed public voice for design quality in the architecture and physical planning of the Philadelphia region


  • Landezine Society for Promotion of Landscape Architecture: a platform for landscape architecture projects

  • Landscape Architecture Magazine: Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It is the magazine of record for the landscape architecture profession in North America, reaching more than 60,000 readers who plan and design projects valued at more than $140 billion each year.

  • World Landscape Architecture: a webzine providing landscape architects with news and information about the profession by the profession.

For Graduate Students in the School of Design

  • Career Services Digital Career Resources: Access online subscriptions to job/internship search sites, career resources, and other career development tools for free, including the Vault and Wetfeet career guides.

*Please note, while these are a sampling of our favorite resources for both career exploration and job hunting, inclusion does not represent an endorsement by Career Services.

Additional Links

Update January 2, 2019