Vision Statement re Written & Future Role of Landscape Architect

Picture1Read your initial vision statement that you submitted in the class and –after engaging in multiple readings, documentaries, debates discussions, lectures, landscape architecture foundation, and group work– try to re-write your own visions statement now. It is important to be articulate and precise. Then in 4-5 lines, and in light of challenges discussed in class, describe the anticipated future role of the landscape architect and how this role can influence other disciplines that closely work with the landscape architect.

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10 thoughts on “Vision Statement re Written & Future Role of Landscape Architect

  1. Vision Statement:
    As a landscape architect, I envision our roles to be intertwined between the realms of the environment, the people, and policy. We should act as designers, advocates, educators, and citizens of the community reaching many scales in our daily work with forward-thinking goals and ideas. Overall, we have the opportunity to bond people and nature in a meaningful way, fostering stewardship, social interaction, and ecological thinking.

    The future of landscape architecture:
    The future of landscape architecture will require working and thinking from site scale to geographic scales, intermingling with the unexpected. Landscape architects will need to work with engineers, interdisciplinary designers, political officials, climatologists, non-profit organizations and many more. The problems that need to be fixed within the world are much larger than the field of landscape architecture itself. Collaboration and communication is key to beginning anything successful. Landscape architects need to be the ‘glue’ that holds everyone together combining our broad knowledge of politics, social justice, and the environment with experts within these fields.

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  2. Mission Statement

    As a future landscape architect, I plan to respectfully uplift cultures by fostering dignity within designs that perfectly match their place. I pledge to continuously assimilate new knowledge into practice by diversifying my thinking and seeking alternative solutions to age-old problems.

    Role of the Landscape Architect

    The fundamental job of a landscape architect is to fully understand a place and create a design that responds to several outside factors. Landscape architects take inventory of their sites, analyze the findings, weigh the options and create a design with a rich background of information. Their designs should take the past history of the site into account as well as possible future dangers. Basically, landscape architects are expected to design comprehensively, being able to communicate across many disciplines and assimilate different types of work into their practice.

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  3. Mission Statement
    As a Landscape Architect I believe we need to carefully consider the environment and the people we are designing for in order to connect them. We need to continue to become more knowledgeable and increase awareness to influence other people to become educated on environmental issues, so they can help make a change.

    Future of Landscape Architecture
    A Landscape Architect promotes social equity and provides opportunities for all people to experience outdoor spaces. They create meaningful designs that connect people to the environment and influence sustainable practices. Landscape architects have knowledge on many different topics that allow us to make educated decisions when developing the environment. We can share this knowledge and use it motivate other disciplines to be cautious and make smart decisions.

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  4. Vision statement
    As a landscape architect, I envision bringing forward innovative design thinking and problem solving techniques, which respond to the place, the people, the times and the future of the public realm. I plan on striving towards environmental conservation, socio-ecological resilience, and cultural sensibility in my designs, and make efforts to extend awareness of the field across scales and borders.

    Future of landscape architecture
    Urbanization is increasing at a rapid pace and public open spaces are diminishing. I believe that landscape architecture has great potential at this time, and in the future, in creating meaningful public open spaces that respond to the context, ecology and the needs of the people. It is also integral in communicating the value of socio-ecological interactions and conserving environmental resources. I see the field at the forefront of advocating for sustainability and resilience, and in tackling multi-scale problems such as climate change, habitat loss, social inequity in public spaces, and diminishing natural resources.

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  5. Vision Statement:
    As a future Landscape Architect, I envision our work as a whole, to change. With climate change and population growth becoming a greater deal, we as designers will have to efficiently design cities that are able to grow effectively and be environmentally savvy. As a landscape architect, my hope is that we can create the same opportunities for all types of people. I believe that you should be able to create designs for all, even those who may have disabilities. Lastly, I believe that it is important to partner with professionals who have similar but different backgrounds to efficiently mix ideas and create new opportunities through the design of the world.

    Future of Landscape Architecture:
    As the cities populations continue to grow, I believe that it is important to collaborate with designers coming from other fields and majors to efficiently use space found in our new cities. I also believe that it is important to protect natural and environmental resources that seem to be disappearing. If we continue to let these resources disappear, where will our food and water resources come from? Also, with climate change at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it is important that we protect and take measures to insure that what is left of environment will stay in tact.

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  6. As landscape architects, we recognize that first and foremost we are designing places for people with diverse users groups needs in mind. Our professional scope includes site analysis, inventory, land planning, planting design, grading solutions, stormwater management, sustainable design initiatives, and construction specification. Our range of potential impact allows intimate interaction with specialists in each of these and even more specialized fields like marine biologists, coastal restoration, and the preservation of endangered species. This unique set of skills and background at the core of our profession is why we have such an innate ability to design inclusive spaces across the globe. We are the artisans of the natural landscapes that are historically significant, proprietors of open space, and preservation of enjoyment and whimsical wanderlust.

    I foresee the future role of the landscape architect as the dedicated project leads and orchestrator across the spectrum of design scales. We will be the mediators better-conflicting opinions and guiding progressive design solutions with the environmental condition holding highest priority. Throughout the growth of the profession, it has strategically positioned itself to be consciously aware of the global impact. I envision the future landscape architects role influencing other disciplines by introducing them to the greater site conditions and how being in the place can be as much a part of the design as other more conceptual narratives.

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  7. As a landscape architect, my vision statement is to create space that promotes, enhances, and sustains outdoor space that unites the natural and built environment. I design with Olmsted’s and John Muir’s vision in mind— I prioritize social equity with the preservation of the natural environment. The growth and changing population of people
    The future of landscape architecture will involve greater interaction with buildings as rapid urbanization and population growth jeopardizes city centers. It will influence architecture an engineerings, as those professions will have to take greater account of incorporating precious moments and exposure to the outside realm. As gentrification becomes a greater risk to vulnerable communities, landscape architecture will have to work harder to preserve the integrity and lifestyles of these areas through planning, transportation and accessibility. We will have to take greater care to protect the natural environment as we grow, and play a crucial role on the path to healthy coexistence.

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  8. As a future landscape architect, our duty is to design for people in a way that is inclusive for all while being thoughtful of the surrounding context. As time goes forward, we have to adapt to the changes that occur. Currently we are in a situation of designing for rapid climate change and we have to be sensitive to that while designing for the client. We need to keep pushing for the integration of disciplines, advocate, educate the public about landscape architecture and the role we have in society.

    The future of landscape architecture requires the integration of disciplines. When multiple disciplines work together it creates a better relationship between them all and creates a cohesive design. The integration will also change the way we perceive the other disciplines and create respect. Landscape architects can not tackle the large problems alone, but we can continue to lead others into the fire and be the ones that people look up to.

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  9. Mission Statement: Work on public projects with large scale impacts on communities, that promote physical, mental and environmental health.

    The Role of the Landscape Architect: Landscape Architects have a wide range of skills that allows them to work with a diverse group of professionals. It is important that they use this skill set to take the lead one projects because they can ensure that the project is well rounded. Landscape architects should also be advocates for change, and use their knowledge to educate people through design. It is also important that landscape architects get community members involved during the design process because the people who live in a place know the most about it and they are also the ones who are going to have to live there once the project is completed. Landscape Architects can use their skills to help build healthy cities through a variety of ways.

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  10. As a landscape architect, I want to give my service where it is needed to uphold equity, sustainability and education in all of our communities. Providing the right environment and education to people who need them can open the gateways needed to a better life and a better world to pursue that life.

    I see landscape architecture as a crucial link between many disciplines that can influence how we move into the future. We have the tools and knowledge to bring vital information and experiences to people around the world. I want our discipline to be known as those who enhance communities and improve the environment, rather than those who cater to the privileged and the rich. Our services are needed across the world and we should be ready to apply them to the best of our abilities. Not only should we be addressing the issues of the world, we should also contribute to the education of others so that more people are aware of the issues at hand and have the ability to combat them.

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