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Landscape architecture involves the design of outdoor spaces, such as parks and playgrounds. Landscape architects create designs that meet both functional and aesthetic requirements. To learn more about educational requirements and career options in this field, keep reading.

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Landscape architects design green spaces and other landscape features in parks, housing developments, resorts, wetlands, zoos and private residences, to name a few. Landscape architects shape the landscape for both artistic and practical purposes. They draw their designs, prepare miniature models, attend landscaping meetings and supervise construction.

Landscape architects must be licensed in all states. Although states differ on their education and experience requirements, most states require successful completion of the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE). Some states require landscape architects to pass a state licensure exam in addition to the LARE.

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