Definitions for landscape architecture

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

land′scape ar`chitecture(n.)

  1. the art or profession of arranging or modifying the features of a landscape, an urban area, etc., for aesthetic or practical reasons.

    Category: Architecture

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land′scape ar`chitect(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. landscape architecture(noun)

    the branch of architecture dealing with the arrangement of land and buildings for human use and enjoyment


  1. Landscape architecture

    Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions and processes in the landscape, and the design of interventions that will produce the desired outcome. The scope of the profession includes: urban design; site planning; stormwater management; town or urban planning; environmental restoration; parks and recreation planning; visual resource management; green infrastructure planning and provision; and private estate and residence landscape master planning and design; all at varying scales of design, planning and management. A practitioner in the profession of landscape architecture is called a landscape architect.


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