Monday, April 14, 2008

My Definition of Landscape Architecture

Second year reviews arrived, and the age old question of how do you define Landscape Architecture was asked. Here is my response:

First of all I need to define architecture with a little "a".

Architecture is the purposeful manipulation of space. It is the organization of information, function and systems with regard to aesthetic qualities and social affects.

If Architecture would have been named Building Architecture there would be no confusion about Landscape Architecture. The difference between the two is information, functions and type of systems. The principles are similar.

Just a few weeks left till schools out. I'm counting the days.