Most people really do not understand the importance of a landscape architect. Landscape architecture is the design of everything you see outside of a building. As the ASLA states, it “encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments.” It takes more than planting a few shrubs and installing pavers to create the beautiful landscapes in a neighborhood, park or any other outdoor area used for public or private use. Landscape architecture incorporates wise planning, artful design and careful stewardship in creating outdoor spaces in our natural environment.
Lifescape Associates thinks it is important to educate the public and future design students on the importance of landscape architects to the Denver, Colorado area and the world at large. Former NFL Player, Eddie George, recently talked about how he was inspired to become a landscape architect and why mentoring students about this essential profession is so important.