Landscape architecture is a profession that combines art and science to design attractive, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces. Landscape architects work collaboratively with other professionals to plan, design and manage public spaces such as urban plazas, parks, conservation areas, residential developments, gardens, cemeteries, commercial centres, resorts, transportation corridors, golf courses, corporate and institutional centres and waterfront developments etc. They also design and plan the restoration of natural places disturbed by humans such as wetlands, stream corridors, mined areas and forested land. Landscape Architects balance human use and enjoyment with environmental health to conserve our outdoor spaces for generations to come.
University of Guelph's Landscape Architecture Mission Statement
To excel at comprehensive and evidence-based education, innovation and scholarship in the art and science of landscape architecture and to prepare graduates to lead professional practice into the future.