B.S. Landscape Architecture

Connection to the land is one of the most fundamental relationships defining human life. Landscape architecture is the design, planning and management of the land. It works at all scales, from small gardens up through entire regions. It is intimately associated with natural systems and with human experience of the environment.

Landscape architects work in private practice, for government agencies and in academia. They design residences, subdivisions, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, college campuses, greenways, parks and any other project that requires design and planning of land. It is important that they know about soils, topography, water, plants, wildlife, and other natural phenomena. Just as critically, they need to understand how to create places that people enjoy and that help communities come together.

Landscape architects work with other professionals—architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, builders, contractors, developers, real estate brokers and marketers. They interact with elected and appointed public officials. They have to be able to understand the needs of all these groups and they have to be able to communicate in a variety of media.

Landscape architecture exists at the intersection of art and science. Good landscape architecture projects bring people together by creating places that are sustainable and beautiful. They provide recreation, solve environmental problems, increase property values, improve transportation alternatives and build communities.

Landscape architects design the settings in which people spend their lives every day. Their work is important because it determines the most basic elements of everyone’s experience of their world.

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Dr. Carter Crawford

Dr. T. Carter Crawford
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Phone (336) 285 4840
tccrawfo@ncat.edu